The Society of Cosmetic Chemists (SCC) is a nonprofit membership organization covering the full spectrum of cosmetic science. The Society seeks to advance scientific knowledge with a host of membership benefits. Our 4,000+ global membership is comprised of industry professionals and academics working in all fields of cosmetic science.
By joining the Society, members broaden their knowledge and take advantage of myriad opportunities, both on the national level and at Chapter meetings and events, to network and exchange ideas.
Membership with the SCC is for one calendar year
(beginning January 1 – December 31).
Member benefits include:
- Subscription to the Journal of Cosmetic Science, our flagship publication, published six times per year
- Discounts on Continuing Education courses, which further improve the qualifications of cosmetic scientists by setting high ethical, professional and educational standards
- Discounted registration to the SCC Annual Meeting
- Opportunities to participate in a range of professional and social events at 19 affiliated Chapters
- Full online access to the searchable digital library of every issue of the Journal
- Member discounts to IFSCC Conferences and Congresses
Become part of our community of dedicated professional and student members today — join now.
New SCC Members may register online or download a writable .PDF membership application and email to Colleen Daddino at firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com 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.
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.
Our SCC office staff are available to discuss your questions or talk about the great opportunities being provided by the organization. Please call us during normal business hours at (212) 668-1500.
Types of Membership
GENERAL MEMBERSHIP: Dues $140
General Membership is available to persons engaged in scientific or technical work in the cosmetics and toiletries industry or in related governmental or academic areas, who have earned a Bachelor’s Degree in the chemical, physical, medical, pharmaceutical, biological or related sciences and technology. In addition, those working in a technical capacity within the industry for at least five years, who have completed two years in a recognized related academic program are eligible, as those who may lack sufficient academic background, but who have worked in a technical capacity in the cosmetic science industry for at least ten years.
NATIONAL AFFILIATION: Dues $140
Available to persons interested in the objectives of the Society, but not qualified for General Membership. National Affiliates are entitled to all membership privileges, except that they may not vote or hold elected office within the Society or its Chapters.
JUNIOR MEMBERSHIP: Dues $70
Available to persons who hold an appropriate undergraduate degree in science and who are pursuing a post graduate degree. Junior Members are entitled to all membership privileges, except that they may not vote or hold elected office within the Society or its Chapters.
STUDENT MEMBERSHIP: Dues $35
Available to fully matriculated undergraduate students in a scientific program at recognized colleges and universities. Student members are entitled to all membership privileges, except that they may not vote or hold elected office within the Society or its Chapters. Student Members from a participating university may receive their first year of membership – Free! For more details, click here.
Any member who has reached the age of 65 years and who has been a dues paying member in good standing for 25 consecutive years may request to be nominated for transfer to Emeritus Membership status. Upon approval by the Board of Directors, such members shall be entitled to all privileges of a General Member for life, with exemption from payment of dues, except that they are not eligible for election as an Officer or Director within the Society.
RETIRED MEMBERSHIP: Dues $70
Any member who has retired from the cosmetic industry and is over 55 years of age, and has been a dues paying member in good standing for 15 years, may apply for Retired Membership status. Upon acceptance, Retired members are entitled to all privileges of a General Member, except that they may not hold elected office within the Society or its Chapters.
General members who have achieved full maturity in the profession, as evidenced by a record of outstanding achievement and leadership may be elected a Fellow of the Society by the Board of Directors upon recommendation by the Fellow Certification Committee.
Granted by the Board of Directors to individuals for distinguished service to the Industry.
Please note: Membership dues must be renewed yearly and all sales are final.
Dues renewals are non-refundable!
Please contact us with questions
Membership status varies depending on the current status and career path of each individual. Please contact a member of the Society staff if you have any questions on the above categories of membership.