Society of Cosmetic Chemists announces Draelos Winner of Inaugural Florence Wall Women in Cosmetic Chemistry Award

Published: 3-Sep-2019

The Society of Cosmetic Chemists (SCC) is pleased to announce Zoe Diana Draelos, MD, as the recipient of the inaugural Florence Wall Women in Cosmetic Chemistry Award, the Society’s first-ever award honoring women’s scientific and leadership contributions to the cosmetics and personal care industry.

“Dr. Draelos is recognized as a pioneer is cosmetic dermatology, having written the first medical book on the topic in 1991, Cosmetics in Dermatology,” said Erica O’Grady, CAE, Executive Director/CEO of the Society.

“Zoe is a well-respected, inspirational leader in the personal care industry and a distinguished contributor to the fields of both cosmetic science and dermatology.”

She has authored 14 books, contributed chapters to 38 textbooks, written 78 posters and 541 published papers, served as principal investigator on 621 studies, delivered 350+ oral presentations, and served on or contributed to 38 editorial boards.

Zoe is a past member of the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Dermatology and the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery and has been honored by numerous industry organizations for her contributions to dermatology and for her research contributions to advance the specialty.

“Much like the namesake of this award, Dr. Draelos has made significant technical contributions in the cosmetic science field,” said Kelly Dobos, SCC President and Cosmetics Technical Manager for Americas, Sun Chemical Corporation.

“I am excited to present this inaugural award to her during the Society’s 73 rd Annual Scientific Meeting on December 17, 2019 at the Sheraton NY Times Square,” she added.

This award is generously supported through Concept to Commerce by Rodan + Fields – an open innovation portal where beauty start-ups, inventors, universities, and biotech companies can submit ideas for new products and technologies to develop in partnership with the brand.

Rodan + Fields is a prestige, dermatology-inspired skincare brand founded by Stanford-trained dermatologists, Dr. Katie Rodan and Dr. Kathy Fields.

This open innovation portal follows their legacy to support the successful careers of women in both the business and science sectors.

Be there when Dr. Draelos accepts her award – register for the SCC Annual Meeting online at

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