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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.

Existing SCC Members

Current SCC Members can easily renew online. Please take the time to renew your membership today to avoid reinstatement fees and any interruption in benefits.


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

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