Membership includes subscription to the Journal of Cosmetic Science, the Official Journal of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists. The Journal contains technical papers on topics of interest to cosmetic scientists and is distributed six times per year. The Society of Cosmetic Chemists also publishes SCC Monographs that include technical information relevant to their titles and can be ordered online or by contacting SCC headquarters. SCC Continuing Education courses are sponsored by SCC to improve the qualifications of cosmetic scientists by setting high ethical, professional and educational standards. SCC also hosts a Directory of Consultants to the Cosmetic Industry, listing their areas of expertise and information on their services.
Society of Cosmetic Chemists publish Monographs that include technical information relevent to their titles and can be ordered online or by contacting SCC headquarters.
SILICONES IN HAIR CARE
The use of silicone materials in hair care and skin care has been known in the art for over fifty years. Skin care formulations incorporating dimethicone polymers premiered in the marketplace slightly earlier than did hair care products.
This monograph is intended to introduce practicing cosmetic chemists to some of the principles of surfactant use. For this reason, only those theoretical aspects of surface chemistry are discussed which are believed to be important to cosmetic formulators.
PERMANENT HAIR DYES
Although hair dyeing has been used as a cosmetic treatment throughout history, the process as we know it today stems from the discoveries in the Nineteenth Century that hydrogen peroxide both bleaches the natural color of hair and oxidizes chemicals such as aromatic amines on hair to give dark colors.
ANTIPERSPIRANTS AND DEODORANTS
The intent of this monograph is two fold. First to provide the reader not familiar with antiperspirants and deodorants with basic information and secondly to provide readers experienced in the field with specific detailed information relevant to many aspects of antiperspirant and deodorant technology.
IN VIVO TESTING METHODS FOR ASSESSING THE EFFECTS OF CLEANSING SYSTEMS ON THE SKIN
In the last 15 years, bioengineering and sensory methods have been developed to assess non-visible surfactant effects on the skin. These approaches give more insight on the skin’s responses than is obtained from clinical signs of irritation alone.
NAIL LACQUER TECHNOLOGY
Nail lacquers and relate products represent a significant dollar value to the cosmetics industry. In spite of the relative ubiquity of nail products, the formulation of nail lacquers traditionally has been a highly specialized discipline within cosmetic science.
SKIN, HAIR AND NAIL STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION AND ASSOCIATED DISEASES
The skin is the body’s largest organ covering about 2 square meters in the average adult yet in most places it is less than 2mm thick (1). Although we are all aware of our skin and its state of health, few of us appreciate the complexity of its structure and the diversity of its functions
The use of colorants to enhance the appearance of the lips dates back to antiquity. Paintings and archaeological excavations from early Egyptian, Babylonian and Sumerian civilizations confirm that women in these early societies painted their lips with mixtures of hematite and red ochre in vegetable oil or animal fat.
COLORANTS USED IN THE COSMETIC INDUSTRY
The purpose of this work is to give the reader a general idea and overview of the basic concepts and principles of color usage in the cosmetics industry.