Career Development Day

Increase your professional appeal by attending the first SCC Career Development Day

Significant stakeholders of the Cosmetics & Personal Care industry will come together sharing information and networking on what the industry needs from it's future workforce.


2019 Annual Scientific Meeting & Technology Showcase

December 17-18, 2019- New York City

The Society of Cosmetic Chemists’ 73rd Annual Scientific Meeting & Technology Showcase is where the world connects for the best cosmetic science education.


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.


Advancing Cosmetic Science since 1945

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.


New Affinity Partner - Genworth

Genworth is excited to work with SCC in helping members address the financial challenges of aging.

With a dedicated team of specialists and diverse options to suit almost any need, Genworth is the largest LTC insurer in the US with more than 1 million policyholders.


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.

Support the SCC every time you shop on Amazon!

You can now support the Society of Cosmetic Chemists every time you shop on Amazon! It’s a simple and easy way to...


2019 Education Courses

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



Welcome to the Society of Cosmetic Chemists' blog where we aim to provide you with valuabl...


Journal of Cosmetic Science

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


Society News

Member Spotlight on Kaitlyn Rosploch

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.

Natural Antimicrobials and Their Effect on the Microbial Population of the Skin Microbiome

In this study, a more conventional approach was used to analyze the effects of the population of species in the skin microbiome. The effect of the microbial population present on the skin with the application of three antimicrobial peptides [Leuconostoc radish root ferment filtrate, Lactobacillus ferment, and Lactobacillus & Cocos nucifera (coconut) fruit extract] was compared with a negative control (water) and a positive
control (triclosan). The microbiome population was determined by DNA extraction, 16S ribosomal RNA (rRNA) polymerase chain reaction (PCR) amplification, and sequencing.

WEBINAR: Understanding ISO 16128 Natural & Organic Cosmetics Guideline

As an active professional in the cosmetic and personal care industry, you need to keep up-to-date on the guidelines on technical definitions and criteria for natural & organic cosmetic ingredients and products. We understand that navigating definitions and product content criteria for natural & organic can be very challenging in a growing cosmetics sector.

REGISTER TODAY for a webinar providing this vital information.

Society of Cosmetic Chemists Announces Annual Award Winners

SCC is proud to highlight the outstanding work, cutting-edge research and advancements that our members achieve in the cosmetic sciences.

This year, we’ll be awarding scientists with the following awards: Merit, Green Star, Joseph P. Ciaudelli, Young Scientist, Shaw Mudge and more!

These winners join a prestigious list of accomplished professionals who have been recognized by their peers for their outstanding contributions to our industry

Disparate SPF Testing Methodologies Generate Similar SPFs. II. Analysis of P2 Standard Control SPF Data

In the original scientific publication evaluating sunscreen methodologies, Garzarella and Caswell showed there to be no clinically significant or statistically significant difference in the average Sun Protection Factor (SPF) of a sunscreen formulation between any of three methodologies, Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Final Monograph, Australia\/New Zealand, and European Cosmetics Association (COLIPA) International, suggesting that any differences in methodology were insignificant in the resulting SPF determined.