The Society of Cosmetic Chemists (SCC) is pleased to announce the creation of the Madam C.J. Walker Scholarship in support of under-represented minority students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in chemical, physical, medical, pharmaceutical, biological or related sciences and technology. The scholarship creation is part of the SCC’s initiatives to support diversity, equity and inclusion in the cosmetic and personal care industry and is funded by the generous support of Mary Kay Inc.
Inclusion, equity and diversity are at the core of who we are as an organization. We are strengthened by the varied identities, experiences, cultures and perspectives of our leadership, employees and members. We encourage all of our members, and the global industry as a whole, to join us in ensuring that the voices of the oppressed are heard and to actively support efforts to end systemic racism and injustices around the world.
Meet Tonya Lane, a cosmetic chemist, specializing in natural hair care. She teaches women and men how to get results with their hair care regimens from a science perspective and understand ingredient labels based on their hair needs so they can save time and money!
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.
Sulfate-based surfactants have been the back-bone of most shampoos and liquid skin cleansing products for decades. Recently, however, they have had some bad press and launches of sulfate-free products have rocketed. This presentation will examine, from the perspective of a neutral observer, the arguments for and against moving to sulfate-free products.