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.


Advancing Cosmetic Science for over 70 Years

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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.


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.


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.


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!


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.


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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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.

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CEP Courses for 2019

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Society News

In Memoriam – Dr. Robert E. Saute

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Dr. Robert E. Saute, who passed away on March 2, 2019 in Granada Hills, California, after a valiant battle with Alzheimer’s disease.

Lipids in Personal Care

This will be a fairly technical course, best-suited for professionals with at least some basic knowledge of lipid chemistry and personal care/cosmetic formulation. However, in addition to formulators, quality control chemists, regulatory scientists, and product development professionals will find many new insights within the course materials. As well, any sales and marketing professionals who have a scientific background should find the course beneficial to their current positions.

Member Spotlight on Kayla Ivey

After graduating with my bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Kent State University, I was offered a temporary opportunity at GOJO Industries, Inc working in the analytical quality control lab. From day one I was so interested in learning more about the products we made so when a permanent opportunity to move to R&D formulation arose, I went for it. I love the formulation side of the personal care industry so much that I decided to pursue the Cosmetic Science Graduate Certificate from the University of Cincinnati. So now I work full time in formulation and I am working on the grad certificate part time….

A Comparison of Physicochemical Properties of an Emulsion Containing Chemically Interesterified Fat for Demanding Skin with Commercial Formulations for Atopic Skin

Journal of Cosmetic Science | Vol. 69 No. 6

The aim of the work was to evaluate and analyze the functional properties of a new emulsion product made according to our recipe containing interesterified fat with the properties of selected popular preparations used in the care of atopic skin. Also, the composition of all tested preparations was analyzed for active substances contained in these preparations….

Tension at the Interface

I’ve been working with surfactants for *mumble* years now and have spent many hours studying the interfacial tension between water and surfaces. But today I’m going to opine for a bit about a different interfacial tension, one that we all are likely to experience; the interfacial tension between a formulation chemist and a salesperson. When navigated successfully, this relationship can benefit everyone involved. When unsuccessful, disaster awaits. I’ve had enough hits and misses on both sides now that I would hope that I can offer some useful information here….