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New Members

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.

NextGen Initiative


Launched in 2015 by the Society of Cosmetic Chemists, the NextGen Initiative was created to help young professionals and students further their education to attain successful and rewarding careers. Bridging the gap between young professionals and established professionals is at the heart of this critical initiative. Brought about by a need to align education and training with workforce needs, our mission is to attract, educate and provide for the advancement of our members. 
View the official NextGen Flyer for more information!

Upcoming Introductory Courses

1) Cosmetic Chemists Guide to Product Development 
September 20, 2017 (9:00 am – 5:00 pm) at the SCC National Office (NYC)
Instructed by Perry Romanowski – Vice President of Brains Publishing
Covering the the basic process of generating ideas for new cosmetics, developing them into functional products and scaling them up to be sold commercially; this class would be useful for cosmetic formulators, quality control scientists, regulatory scientists, marketing and product development professionals and others who are interested in the process of taking an idea from a brainstorm session to a store shelf. This class will cover Technology Transfer, Market & Consumer Research, learn how to start formulas, create prototypes and understand the process for engineering and scale up, production batching and Regulatory issues. Attend the Cosmetic Chemists Guide to Product Development >>>>> REGISTER HERE

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR: Perry Romanowski is the Vice President of Brains Publishing specializing in the creation of information products including websites, traditional books, eBooks, audio and video focusing on science and its application to the real world.  He has numerous publications to his credit including “Beginning Cosmetic Chemistry”.  He has a Master’s degree in Biochemistry from DePaul University and is an active member of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists.


2) Beginning Cosmetic Chemistry 
October 24, 2017 (9:00 am – 5:00 pm PACIFIC TIME) at the Long Beach Convention Center during Suppliers’ Day
Instructed by Perry Romanowski – Vice President of Brains Publishing
This course is designed specifically with beginning cosmetic chemists in mind, but information presented will also be useful for QA chemists and seasoned veteran scientists who want to learn about other areas of formulations. By attending this course, attendees will receive an introduction to the industry, basic physiology of skin and hair, obtain formulation techniques, learn a few tools of the trade and be able to conduct Claims substantiation testing, among many other education tools. Expand your knowledge of cosmetic science >>>>> REGISTER HERE


Upcoming Networking Opportunities


SCC Related Projects


NextGen Membership

Below are the universities currently enrolled in the NextGen Initiative and who’s students are receiving FREE SCC Membership for their first year. Students outside of these universities may join the SCC with dues of $37.50. If you would like your university added to the list and receive free membership for your first year, please follow the instructions detailed here


Before a career in this industry you’ll need the right formal training. If you are interested in learning the technical information of cosmetic science but not sure where to begin, click here for a list of schools offering Cosmetic Science programs and online courses.