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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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The Society holds its Annual Scientific Meeting each December. The Annual Meeting provides a forum for the exchange of current findings and technology on topics of global interest in cosmetic science. Additionally, SCC has ongoing Continuing Education courses (CEP Courses) available to both members and non-members. For course outlines please click on the links below. You may also use the Writable Registration PDF. To register for a National CEP Course, please complete the Registration Form and submit to the SCC National Office via email. There are also details of upcoming Chapter events below; registration for these events is handled by each Chapter.

SPECIAL NOTE: The SCC can bring On-Site Training Courses directly to your entire development team at your location, offering convenience, team building with an in-depth focus of the course of your choice. For further information, please contact Doreen Scelso at 212-668-1500 or email



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This course will give students a basic understanding of scale-up and process variables so the first production batches can be manufactured more easily and with meaningful input on the part of the compounder. In the cosmetic industry it is imperative that new products get from the bench to manufacturing as quickly as possible. This is the job of the Process Development Engineer and the process is called scaleup. The talk will discuss the different aspects of scaleup: heat transfer, addition rates and energy input as it pertains to batch size and different equipment.

I. Scale Up Introduction

II. Cosmetic Processing Equipment
* Vessels; Mixers; High Shear Mixers (Batch, Inline); Pumps

III. Scale Up Parameters and Variables
* Liquids-Emulsions-Emulsions/Solids
--Heating/Cooling; Mass Transfer; Controlling Shear

--Heating/Cooling; Mass Transfer; Controlling Shear

--Shade Matching

IV. Procedure Requirements
* Terms; Equipment List/Details/Controls; Filling Concerns/Requirements

About The Instructor

DAVID YACKO is Vice President Research and Development at Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. which is one of the world’s leading cosmetic developers and manufacturers. He has been with Estee Lauder over 23 years. His department is responsible for worldwide scaleup for Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. He earned his BS degree in Chemical Engineering from Tri State University in Angola, Indiana. David has worked in the cosmetic industry for 40 years. He spent 17 years with Chesebrough-Ponds in both Research and Development (13 years) and Manufacturing (4 years).

Early Registration Fees
*SCC Member: $350.00
*SCC Student Member: $200.00
*Non-Member: $475.00

Late Registration Fees (After October 24, 2014):
*SCC Member: $400.00
*SCC Student Member: $225.00
*Non-Member: $525.00
When: Fri November 7 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Where: SCC National Office -- New York, NY

Quebec Chapter: Suppliers' Day

Door opening for visitors at 11:00 AM. Free entrance.

Door Will close at 5:00 PM. A conference Will Follow (more details can be found here:

Suppliers can install Their booth starting at 9:30 AM.
25 booths at CAD $ 525 each.
When: Tue November 11 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Where: Novotel Montreal Airport.

SCC National CEP Course (New Course): Molecular, Gene Expression For The Cosmetic Chemist


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This course is designed for the cosmetic chemist to help them understand the very basic principles behind molecular biology, specifically selected biological markers, gene expression and relevance to cosmetic science.

I. Introduction, the relevance of molecular biology/gene expression for the formulating chemists: does the data provide all the answers?

II. The very basic principles of molecular biology/gene expression

III. How do genes relate to the skin’s appearance?

IV. The language of molecular biology

V. Epigenetics and the relevance to cosmetics

VI. Discussion of relevant scientific papers, very basic level

VII. General discussion on the topic “New scientific information and the relevance to old FDA Regulations i.e. Title 21 CFR the Food Drug and Cosmetic Act” and global regulations around the world.

About The Instructor

Howard Epstein, Ph.D. is Director of Technical Services for EMD Chemicals, Philadelphia, P.A., an affiliate of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany. He was a scholar in residence at the University of Cincinnati department of dermatology and received his Ph.D. in Pharmacognasy from the Union Institute & University in Cincinnati, Ohio during that time. He has been in the cosmetic industry for many years since he began his career formulating cosmetics for Estee Lauder, Maybelline, Max Factor, Bausch & Lomb and Kao Brands. In addition to his interest in botanicals Howard recently served as Editor of the Journal of the Society of Cosmetic Science and is a member of the International Academy of Dermatology. He is on the editorial board of the dermatological journals Clinics in Dermatology and SKINmed representing the cosmetics industry to dermatologists. Howard has authored chapters in various cosmetic technology textbooks, holds eight patents and two patent applications.

Early Registration Fees
*SCC Member: $350.00
*SCC Student Member: $200.00
*Non-Member: $475.00

Late Registration Fees (After October 10, 2014):
*SCC Member: $400.00
*SCC Student Member: $225.00
*Non-Member: $525.00

When: Thu November 13 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Where: SCC National Office -- New York, NY

SCC Michigan Chapter: Skepticism and the Cosmetic Chemist - How to Distill Beauty Science from Beauty Bogus

Speaker: Perry Romanowski - Brains Publishing
When: Thu November 13 3:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Where: Grand Rapids, MI

SCC National CEP Course Fragrance As A Science


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This course will cover the anatomy of a fragrance formula, the sense of smell, the history of perfume, fragrance creation and duplication, aroma chemicals and reactions, fragrance applications in personal care and household products, fragrance regulations, aromatherapy, natural fragrances and DfE, aromatherapy and aroma science. At the conclusion the fragrance formula will be analyzed for IFRA compliance and allergen labeling.

*Chemoreception, the stereochemical theory of odor, the vibrational theory of odor, the olfactory gene family, and signal transduction: how an odor molecule in the air is transformed into an emotion in the brain

*The history of fragrance, particularly since the introduction of synthetic materials, the creation of fragrance, fragrance families, fragrance duplication, aroma chemicals, reaction between fragrance chemicals with each other and between aroma chemicals and the environment

*Fragrance in personal care, solubility of individual aroma chemicals, partitioning in emulsion and surfactant systems, stability and viscosity issues, aesthetic translation into diverse media.

*Fragrance in household products, interaction of fragrance with substrates, stability in hostile environments, air fresheners and candles, malodor counteractants

*Fragrance safety and regulations, the role of RIFM and IFRA

*Natural fragrances, DfE, fragrance and the mind, aromatherapy, aroma science-the influence of odors on mental and physical performance

*A fragrance formula will be analyzed and the process of conforming to IFRA guidelines and providing EU allergen labeling will be explained in detail.


SCC Member: $350.00
Non Member: $450.00

When: Wed December 10 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Where: New York Hilton -- New York, NY

SCC CEP Course: Regulatory Update


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The Regulations of Personal Care Products in the United States 2014

Introduction: This course is intended for formulators, marketers of cosmetics and people involved in the regulations of products. The following topics will be covered:

Who Regulates these Products?

States: California, Minnesota, Washington, Illinois

Is it a Drug or a Cosmetic or Both?
* Registrations; Labeling; Claims

Recent Developments
* Microbeads; Advertising Claims; Prop. 65 Issues

About The Instructor

DAVID STEINBERG founded Steinberg & Associates, Inc. in 1995 as a consulting firm for the cosmetic industry. He has taught Cosmetic Chemistry at Fairleigh Dickinson University, the Center for Professional Advancement and the SCC. He is a Fellow member and Past President of the SCC. He is the author of these books: Preservatives for Cosmetics, Primary Ingredients, A guide to European Cosmetic Regulations; and FDA/OTC Label Requirements Guidelines Handbook.


*SCC Member: $350.00
*Non-Member: $450.00

When: Wed December 10 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Where: New York Hilton -- New York, NY