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CEP Courses

CEP Courses for 2019

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Journal of Cosmetic Science

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Society News

2019 Board of Directors


Last year during the 72nd Annual Scientific Meeting, held at The Sheraton NY Times Square, the 2019 Board of Directors of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists was officially installed. Your board for the current year now consist of Kelly Dobos (Sun Chemical) as President, Mindy Goldstein, Ph.D. (Mindy Goldstein, Ph.D. Consulting) serving as Vice President, Liz... Read more

Member Spotlight

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. KIMI YAMADA Formulation Chemist Innospec Performance Chemicals Member Since: 2015 Carolina Chapter
What advice would you give your younger self who is just starting out in the industry? Since I’m relatively new to the industry myself, I don’t have much... Read more

Determination of Fluorescent Whitening Agents in Cosmetics and Liquid Detergent by High-Performance Liquid Chromatography with Diode Array Detector in Tandem with Fluorescence Detector

Journal of Cosmetic Science | Vol. 69 No. 4 Authored by Yu-Xiang Gu, Jin-Qin Yang, Si-Yi Pan, Lei Wang, and Ze-Lin Zhou


Five distyryl-type fluorescent whitening agents (FWA85, 210, 220, 351, and 353) were determined in cosmetics and liquid detergent by high-performance liquid chromatography with diode array detector in tandem with fluorescence detector. The samples were extracted with ultrasound in 33% acetonitrile for 10... Read more

Skin Tolerance of Three Types of Dead Sea Mud on Healthy Skin: A Short-Term Study

Journal of Cosmetic Science | Vol. 69 No. 4 Authored by Saja Hamed and Abdel-Majeed Almalty


Dead Sea mud (DSM) is commonly used by patients with various skin conditions because of its contents of healing elements. No study was published to show whether DSM application weakens or strengthens skin barrier function. In this study, we investigated the impact of 30-minute single application of various... Read more

Follow the Yellow Brick Road: Introducing the QSAR Paradigm to the Cosmetic Sector (Part 1)

Written by Stanley R. Milstein, Ph.D.   This blog (posted in a 3 part series) is in no way intended to be a formal scholarly treatise on the subject of “quantitative structure-activity relationships (QSAR)” and their evolution to a battery of “in-silico” methods within the overarching “umbrella” that has come to be known as “integrated strategies” of Tox 21. Rather, it is simply a curious... Read more