The SCC is one of 47 Societies within the International Federation of Societies of Cosmetic Chemists (IFSCC), a worldwide federation dedicated to international cooperation in cosmetic science and technology.
Interest in the formation of such an organisation crystallized in Paris in 1956 and culminated in the birth of the federation in Brussels, Belgium on September 8, 1959. At that time there were only 8 countries entering the Federation.
Today, 47 Societies representing 57 countries have met the high standards of scientific and educational qualifications of the IFSCC and, as members, support the organization’s aims and programs. The number of individual members in the Federation now exceeds 15,000 and are still growing.
The IFSCC continues to grow as the cosmetic industry expands worldwide. As new Societies develop in Eastern Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America, they will be welcomed into the Federation as they qualify for membership.