Cosmetic Claim Substantiation (BONUS SEMINAR)

Speakers: Multiple
Format: Individual Presentations followed by Panel Q&A
Date/Time: Friday, June 25, 2021 (11:00am - 2:15pm EDT)

This bonus seminar is included with all registrations. Attendees have three registration options to choose from based on their specified interests: 

  • NextGen Track - access to all courses labeled NextGen Monday - Thursday. Also includes a bonus seminar & networking event on Friday
  • Advanced Track - access to all courses labeled Advanced Monday - Thursday. Also includes a bonus seminar & networking event on Friday
  • Full SCC Education Week - access to courses in both the Advanced and NextGen Track. Also includes a bonus seminar & networking event on Friday. 

Note: because courses are running concurrently Monday-Thursday, those purchasing Full SCC Education Week access will utilize the on-demand recorded playbacks (available for 30 days after live event) to view any courses they are not able to attend live. 

Recorded playbacks of SCC Education Week will be available through July 29, 2021. Anyone purchasing a registration after the live event week will need to utilize the on-demand recorded playbacks for all content viewing, and they will only be able to access the recorded playbacks through July 29th. [Registration Deadline: July 22, 2021]

Seminar Overview      

One-day online seminar (June 25, 2021) with multiple speakers. On the last day of the event, the Society is bringing all attendees together for a very special bonus seminar on cosmetic claims substantiation. A collaboration with the Independent Beauty Association, this seminar will feature a series of individual presentations followed by a moderated, panel-style Q&A session.

Seminar Agenda 

11:00am-11:05am EDT - Moderator's Welcome and Introduction - Craig Weiss (Technical Regulatory Committee, Independent Beauty Association; Committee on Scientific Affairs, Society of Cosmetic Chemists)

11:05am-11:35am EDTThe Regulatory Sphere of Influence (And Where Claims Fit In) - Karen Yarussi-King (Global Regulatory Associates, Inc.).

This talk will provide a high-level overview of how cosmetic products are regulated in the US, Canada, and Europe. This will followed by a discussion of the crucial role that Regulatory Affairs plays in all stages of a product's development, including product claims and their substantiation.

11:35am-12:35pm EDTProduct Evaluation and Claim TypesSidney Hornby (Sidney Hornby Consulting, LLC.) & Martha Tate (Tate Science, LLC.).

In these presentations, we will provide a basic overview of product claims, how to create them, and what makes for good claims. There will be a review of major claim types such as puffery, establishment, and OTC drug claims. Common testing and study methodologies will be also reviewed.

12:35pm-1:05pm EDT Break

1:05pm-1:35pm EDT Claim Substantiation – Case Examples from Advertising Self-Regulation (NAD) - Annie Ugurlayan (National Advertising Division, BBB National Programs). 

Told from a self-regulatory perspective, this presentation will review common mistakes made regarding product claims, including the overstatement of a product's capabilities and a review of different test methodologies. Several case studies will be reviewed, including cases related to current hot topics such as CBD, Clean Beauty, and COVID-19.

1:35pm-2:15pm EDT - Panel Style Q&A with Speakers and Moderator. 

About the Speakers & Moderator

 Karen Yarussi-King is a regulatory professional with more than 25 years of experience managing regulatory affairs for some of the industry’s major brands.  After obtaining her bachelor’s degree in political science in 1988 from Albertus Magnus College and completing her Master’s course work at the University of Pittsburgh’s Graduate School of Public and International Affairs in 1992, Ms. Yarussi-King worked for the US Department of Commerce’s International Trade Association and the National Environmental Technology Applications Corporation (NETAC).  She joined Schenectady International in 1993, where she navigated chemical regulations in different roles.  In 1998, she joined Avon, initially as a regulatory affairs associate, then a senior associate and eventually as program leader of regulatory affairs.  She went on to serve in regulatory management roles for Honeywell’s Consumer Products Division (Prestone, Autolite and Fram), Limited Brands, Burt’s Bees and StriVectin before starting her own regulatory consultancy firm, Global Regulatory Associates, Inc. (GRA), in October 2013.

Ms. Yarussi-King, as President of GRA, has worked with several of the industry’s up-and-coming brands and IBA members.  In her role, she has provided a wide variety of regulatory support and helped to take these brands into international markets.  In addition to working with small and medium-sized companies, she is also a contributing writer to Cosmetics and Toiletries, Global Cosmetics Industry and Euro Cosmetics magazines.

Sidney Hornby, MS is a consultant and president of Sidney Hornby Consulting, LLC. and is recognized for her ability to develop creative clinical or in-vitro product testing strategies to support consumer compelling efficacy claims to drive business results.

Sidney Hornby earned her BS and MS in Chemistry from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ. There she also completed PhD course work in Chemical Engineering.  Sidney Hornby has been an adjunct member of the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) and has authored numerous publications and scientific posters presented to the AAD and the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology, specializing in anti-aging, skin barrier, hair, nails and dry skin.  She has also served as President and Treasurer of the California chapter of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists.

Martha Tate, PhD is a consultant for Tate Science, LLC.  and has 30 years of experience in cosmetics claims, and skin and hair research.  Martha represented the US Society of Cosmetic Chemists (SCC) on the Executive Committee of the Praesidium of the International Federation of Societies of Cosmetic Chemists.  During Martha’s two terms on the SCC’s Committee on Scientific Affairs, she served as Chair of that committee.  She also served as Associate Editor of the Journal of Cosmetic Science.  She is active on the Board of Directors of the International Society of Biophysics and Skin Imaging (ISBS).  

At Kimberly-Clark Corporation, Martha’s research supported claims for a wide variety of products (infant diapered skin, adult care, elder skin, feminine care, work wear, facial and bath tissue). She was Manager of Claims Substantiation for skin and hair care products at L’Oréal.  She is known for hair research done while a scientist at TRI/Princeton.  Her education includes a Ph.D. in Textile Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, M.S. from the University of Georgia, and B.S. from Mercer University.  She had a postdoctoral fellowship in ethnic hair at Textile Research Institute at Princeton University.

Annie Ugurlayan is an Assistant Director at the National Advertising Division (NAD) and Deputy Director at the National Advertising Review Board (NARB) of the BBB National Programs.  She joined NAD in 2003 and handles a wide variety of cases.  She has also successfully argued appeals before the National Advertising Review Board.  Annie oversees case management, NAD’s monitoring cases, and advises first-time participants on the NAD Procedures and process.  She is NAD’s liaison to the local Better Business Bureaus.  Annie is also a frequent lecturer at conferences nationwide and abroad, particularly on cosmetics advertising on which has developed an expertise.  She became Deputy Director at the NARB in 2019.  Annie oversees NARB’s administrative matters and drafts NARB compliance decision on behalf of NAD.

Prior to joining NAD, Annie was an associate at O’Hare Parnagian LLP where she focused on real estate transactions and general litigation.  She is also a published author and is actively involved in various bar associations, including Co-Chair of the Advertising Disputes and Litigation Committee of the ABA’s Section of Antitrust Law. Annie is the Treasurer of the New York Women’s Bar Association Foundation and is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. Annie is fluent in French and Armenian and proficient in Romanian.  She is a graduate of Hamilton College (B.A., magna cum laude) and the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University.

Craig Weiss received a B.S. in Biology for Monmouth College. Prior to arriving at Consumer Product Testing Co. Craig held technical positions at Del Laboratories, Norwich Eaton Pharmaceuticals (Proctor and Gamble) and Roxane Laboratories. 

Craig began his career with Consumer Product Testing Co., Inc. as the Vice President of the Product Technology Analysis and Control Division (PTAC), which was comprised of the Microbiology and Analytical Chemistry departments. PTAC, now known as the Analytical Service Division, offers such varied services as water system validations, cleaning validation, production environmental monitoring and routines analysis. 

in 1993 Craig became a Corporate Vice President and in 1999 he became the President of Consumer Product Testing Co., Inc. Craig is active in many trade organizations and is the Chairman of the IBA's Technical, Regulatory Committee. Craig is also a member of the SCC and PCPC serving on its Scientific Advisory Committee. Additionally, Craig sits on numerous international expert panels.

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