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Monday, June 24, 2013

L’Oréal’s Women of Science

Women love their makeup and the art of self-decoration goes back thousands of years: from the ancients Egyptians using soot to paint their faces, through the 6th century when women bled themselves with the aim to make their faces paler, to the 19th century when rouge was popular. The development of makeup has advanced significantly in the last century, though, with the use of a wide range of chemicals and technology. Many products take years and a team of scientists to create. For these developments to continue the scientists that work on them are key, and who better to work on them than the women that use the products every day?

L'Oréal has recognised the importance of the women in all areas of science and the benefits they could bring, not only to the development of their own makeup products, but science as a whole. Each year L'Oréal,  together with UNESCO, honour five outstanding women scientists for the contribution of their research, the strength of their commitments, and their impact on society.

This year's winners include women who have made advancements in the technology of electron microscopes, the cooling of molecules, the manufacturing of drugs, the understanding of natural phenomena, and the understanding of climate change. Information about the five laureates can be found here.

These women are pushing boundaries, and it is fitting that the company recognising their achievement is one that brings science into the everyday of women all over the world.

-Emma Hatherall
Junior Girl
Girl Museum Inc.

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