Green Star Award

The Society of Cosmetic Chemists’ presents the Green Star Award, sponsored by Colonial Chemical

Presented to the formulator who has done the most to accomplish green formulations during the past 12-month period. The winner will receive a scroll, a $2,000 honorarium and complimentary SCC membership for One Full Year!



72 Annual Scientific Meeting & Technology Showcase

Authors are invited to submit abstracts of original work for consideration of Podium and Poster Presenations. Visit the link below to see some of the topics of particular interest.


Advancing Cosmetic Science for over 70 Years

Find out how you can participate in our circle of professionals

Membership includes access to cutting-edge continuing education events and a subscription to the Journal of Cosmetic Science, the Official Journal of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists.


NY Suppliers Day is Coming Soon!

May 15-16, 2018 - Jacob Javits Center

Attracting thousands of the leading players in the market, NYSCC Suppliers’ Day serves as one of the most important events on the industry calendar and THE showcase for the latest innovations!


2nd Intercontinental Personal Care Excellence Conference

Opening a wide window on the Cosmetic Science and Technology World!

Registration Now Open! Summer 2018, the Italian & US/Canadian Societies of Cosmetic Chemists with an endorsement from the Japanese Society will host the second...


Midwest Chapter Teamworks 2018

April 11, 2018

New colleagues are waiting, new concepts abound and innovations are within reach — discover them in Chicago at the Midwest Chapter's Teamworks; the premier exhibition for formulators among the specialty chemical allied trades.


NextGen Initiative

Bridging the gap between young and established professionals

Launched in 2015 to help young professionals and students further their education to attain successful and rewarding careers, SCC NextGen has a mission to provide the necessary skills for career advancement.


Call for Journal Manuscripts

We invite the submission of papers for the Journal of Cosmetic Science

For authors interested in submitting a manuscript for the Journal of Cosmetic Science, please refer to this guide for submission details and instructions.


Join/Renew Membership for SCC

Become part of our community of dedicated professional and student members today — join now.

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.

2nd IPCE Conference in Italy

On behalf of the Organizing Committee, it would be our pleasure to welcome you to Sestri Levante (Genoa), Italy for...


Journal of Cosmetic Science

See for yourself why the Journal is the global leader in publishing fundamental papers dealing with Cosmetic Scienc...


Renew Your SCC Membership Today!

The easiest and fastest way to renew your SCC Membership is by clicking on the 'MEMBER LOGIN' (loc...


CEP Courses

CEP Courses for 2018

From courses scheduled in conjunction with chapters' Suppliers’ Days to free webinars, the SCC has something for ...


Society News

Get to know Annual Meeting Speaker Jennifer Marsh, Ph.D.

Dr. Jennifer Marsh

Research Fellow, Beauty Technology Division Dr. Marsh has been working with P&G for 21 years in a variety of roles including consumer research, product development and technology development. The majority of her early career was spent working as a technologist in hair color during which time she developed new damage technologies for their Clairol Nice N Easy Brand and a new oxidant... Read more

Effect of SIRT6 knockdown on NF-κB induction and on residual DNA damage in cultured human skin fibroblasts

Journal of Cosmetic Science Article Vol. 68 No. 1 Authored by Earl. C. Goyarts, K. Dong, Edward Pelle, and N. Pernodet


SIRT6 is a member of the sirtuin family, which is involved in multiple cellular pathways related to aging, inflammation, epigenetics, and a variety of other cellular functions, including DNA repair (1). Multiple pathways involving different cellular functions are impacted by the deacetylase... Read more

Member Spotlight

The Society thinks it's time to acknowledge more members more often, so we've decided to place a spotlight on members whose dedication to the SCC has not gone unnoticed. JOY WELSH Director of Product Development Commonwealth Soap & Toiletries Member Since 1989 Chapter: New England
What advice would you give your younger self who is just starting out in the industry?  I would tell myself to definitely join the... Read more

Investigation of water-soluble elastin as a multifunctional cosmetic material: Moisturizing and whitening effects

Journal of Cosmetic Science Article Vol. 68 No. 1 Authored by Asako Inoue, Tomohiro Hikima, Suguru Taniguchi, Takeru Nose, Iori Maeda


Elastin and collagen are extracellular matrix proteins that are widely distributed in the body. Although elastin essentially functions as a skin moisturizer, there have been few reports on its other fundamental chemical and biological functions. In this study, we investigated the moisturizing... Read more