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.

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CALL FOR PAPERS

73rd Annual Scientific Meeting & Technology Showcase

All scientists, academicians, policy makers and other stakeholders in the cosmetic & personal care community are invited to submit an abstract of original work, lab demonstration or case study for consideration to present as a podium lecturer. Visit the link below to see the topics of interest.

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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, an honorarium and complimentary SCC membership for One Full Year!

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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.

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NY Suppliers Day is Coming Soon!

May 7-8, 2019 - Jacob Javits Center

The biggest cosmetics and personal care trade show in North America returns! The event attracts thousands of the leading players in the market and has become the showcase for the latest innovations, on top of being an excellent networking opportunity.

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SCC Photo Gallery

Photos of past events

The event may be over, but you can relive the moments of awe, excitement and camaraderie through these selected images.

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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.

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Florida Chapter Sunscreen Symposium

Integrating Beauty through Sun care, Anti-Aging, and Skin Cancer Protection

Historically this event draws hundreds of Cosmetic Industry professionals to the Disney Yacht & Beach Club Resorts. The symposium will highlight the latest scientific developments, current regulations and more!

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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.

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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 cdaddino@scconline.org. 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 cdaddino@scconline.org 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...

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CEP Courses for 2019

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

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Blog

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

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Journal of Cosmetic Science

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

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Society News

How much do you really know about Fats and Oils?

Fats and oils are ubiquitous in personal care and cosmetic formulations. Here we’ll go through a brief overview of how the molecular structure of triglycerides, and the fatty acids that comprise them, determine the interdependent properties of oxidative stability, melt profile, and compatibility of different oils and fats.  Knowing how these properties determine the unique characteristics of particular oils and fats can help us to make better choices for different product applications

Member Spotlight on Amanda Rountree

This research and development chemist has been intrigued by Cosmetic Science ever since she did a laboratory ester experiment where she synthesized isoamyl acetate, a notable fruity, banana aroma.

Confessions at the Beauty Counter

Despite our best efforts to “educate” consumers, they will use the wrong products. In this month’s blog post, read how one consumer’s skincare routine is a BIG no-no!

In Memoriam – Joseph Pavlichko

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Joseph Pavlichko. Joe was a member for 41 years in the New York Chapter. He was a fun loving guy with a big laugh. He was the owner of 7 U.S. Patents, published 30 Technical Articles and gave 50 Technical Presentations.

Joseph became a member of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists (SCC) in 1978 and has worked for 30 years as a chemist at Amerchol Corporation in Edison, then was Vice President of Marketing for Croda, Inc, also in Edison, for several years before retiring in 2014. He is the holder of many patents for his work at both companies, and highly respected in his field. While at Amerchol, he served as the 55th President of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists in 2000. While at Croda, he was the 46th President of the International Federation of Societies of Cosmetic Chemists in 2004.