The Laura Marshall Memorial Award for Innovation

‘The SCS’ Laura Marshall Memorial Award for Innovation recognises innovation within the Personal Care and Cosmetics Industry.  Entries are now open so make sure you submit your innovation before the deadline.

Criteria for Judging

  • How does the product live up to the innovation claimed? i.e. the texture, the appearance, the feel, the science, the principle etc., in written claim.
  • Impact of Innovation
  • Is the Innovation clear to the consumer


The Innovation encompasses all aspects of the industry from the latest formulation to new test methods, an innovative packaging format, electronic advances and beyond.

The Judges

Each entry will be located a unique number and company names will not be seen by the judges. The judges of the Laura Marshall awards will be formed of an independent panel including an end consumer, academic, industry body, product developer and the SCS President.


Voting takes the form of a token to be placed in your chosen finalist's display in the award zone in the exhibition hall. At the end of the first day the votes will be counted and the award presented at the SCS Annual Dinner.

Download the entry form here: Entry Form 2017

Complete and return your form to:, alternatively complete the online form below: