The Laura Marshall Memorial Award for Innovation

In recent years entries have tended to focus mainly on formulation formats but remember; innovation in our industry can encompass all aspects from the latest formulation formats to new test methods, innovative packaging format, electronic advances and beyond.  So, get those creative juices flowing!


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.


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


The entries will be judged on a range of aspects covering ‘Does the product live up to the innovation claimed’ – such as the science and the novelty, ‘The Impact of the Innovation’- could this deliver a step-change for the industry? and ‘Is the Innovation clear to the consumer?’ – would the person on the street understand and appreciate it?

The Laura Marshall Memorial Award was created in honour of our dear departed friend and colleague, who gave a lot of her time and experience to SCS Formulate and chaired the Scientific Programme Committee before she unexpectedly passed away in 2014.
The SCS decided to honour Laura’s contribution by creating a new award recognising innovation within the Personal Care and Cosmetic industry.

WINNER 2023:

Shortlisted for 2023…