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Download Member ApplicationNew SCC Members may register online or download a writable .PDF membership application and email to Colleen Daddino at All major credit cards are accepted. Please use this form to type all your information. Once complete, please save the file on your computer, then email Colleen Daddino at or fax it to (212) 668-1504. The Society prefers typed applications over handwritten for ease of processing. Incomplete applications will delay the processing of your membership.

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Call for Papers 2015


In conjunction with the Annual Scientific Meeting

All abstracts must be submitted online: CLICK HERE

2013 Meeting 447Authors are invited to submit titles and abstracts of no more than 150 words for original papers to be presented in podium format. All topics related to cosmetic science will be considered for presentation. Topics of particular interest for submission of abstracts are:

  • Preservation (Efficacy, Current Trends, Legislation)
  • Beauty Microbiome (The Gut-Skin Axis, Methods, Immune Health)
  • Global Formulation for Local Markets
  • Sun Protection (UV Effects, New Technology, Measurement)
  • Hair (Innovative Treatments, Methods, Scalp Care)
  • Environmental Influences (Pollution, Detoxification, Free Radical Mechanisms)
  • Color Cosmetics (Formulation Basics, Cosmetic Actives, Imaging/Image Analysis Techniques)
  • China Regulatory Updates

After acceptance of abstracts by the Committee, all presenters will be required to submit preprints 12 weeks prior to presentation (minimum of 600 words, maximum of 2 pages, including figures). All presenters will be eligible for the Shaw Mudge Award sponsored by BASF Corporation, which is given for the Best Paper presented at the Society’s Annual Meeting. The honorarium for this award is $2,500. Presenters are required to register for the Meeting.

MeetingThe Technology Showcase Runs for Two Days

The “Technology Showcase” was begun to provide a forum for the chemists and scientists of suppliers and contract laboratories serving the personal care industry to present their most recent developments in a poster format. The “Showcase” combines the details of a scientific poster session with the pragmatic directness of a commercial exhibit (trade names, demonstration prototypes, and supportive literature presented). This venue as a part of the Society’s Annual Scientific Meeting enables it to be an effective information medium for cosmetic scientists. In 2014, there were 1,000 participants at the Annual Meeting.

Participants are invited to present their information in a poster format (4′ x 8′) to include experimental data, graphs, illustrations/photos, and prototypes on the technical attributes of the featured product or technology. Complete trade names as well as the INCI nomenclature is requested for ingredients.

Companies wishing to participate are to submit an abstract of approximately 150-200 words of their intended presentation to the Committee on Scientific Affairs (COSA) on or before September 30, 2015. Abstract Cover Sheets can be printed from our website The abstract and cover sheet should be emailed to Abstracts must be in a Word Document format only. Abstracts will be reviewed on a “first come-first served” basis as the “Technology Showcase” is limited to the number of posters allowed. There is a flat fee of $1,200.00 per poster. The fee does not include any Meeting Registrations per poster. Notification of acceptance will be made by October 20, 2015 and payment must be made in full by November 26, 2015. Entrance to the Technology Showcase is free but pre-registration will be required for anyone not registering for the Annual Meeting.

For questions or for more information, please call 212-668-1500 or email

WHO should attend…

Cosmetic scientists at any level of experience, including academic, industry and government practitioners, as well as Sales, Marketing, and Regulatory Professionals will benefit from this comprehensive Meeting. Professionals on both the finished-goods side as well as the Supplier side will greatly benefit from this year’s expanded course offering. Suppliers and Finished Goods Houses will want to take advantage of the opportunity to have a poster at the Technology Showcase.