Check out 200+ scientific presentation recordings in the SCC Media Library


Advantages of Membership

Membership with the Society of Cosmetic Chemists (SCC) connects you with professionals who undoubtedly understand the challenges and opportunities of the industry. Our benefits can be categorized into three major reasons why professionals in the cosmetic and personal care industry make the decision to join the SCC.




  • Free and/or discounted access to content on the SCC Media Library and Resource Center, the go-to digital platform for journal issues, webinars, annual meeting content, and other resources.
  • Complimentary digital subscription to the Journal of Cosmetic Science, our flagship technical publication. The Journal aims to provide readers with high quality, peer-reviewed technical articles covering basic and applied research in cosmetic science, as well as advances in technology and product innovation for cosmetics and personal care. 
  • Discounted and/or free registration for Continuing Education in various formats such as live webinars, classroom lectures, hands-on lab instruction, and more.


  • Exclusive access to the online Membership Directory, the up-to-date guide of nearly 6,000 contacts - the who’s who in the Society. 
  • Opportunities to participate in a wide range of education and networking events at 19 Affiliated Chapters across Greater North America.


  • Discounted registration to the Annual Scientific Meeting & Showcase, the Society’s hallmark event. Drawing more than 1,200 cosmetic and personal care community members and partners each December, highlights include: two full days of education on the latest industry innovations and research; a Showcase featuring more than 100 exhibitors and scientific posters; and multiple opportunities to expand your professional network and connect with cosmetic chemistry experts.  
  • Complimentary Membership in the International Federation of the Societies of Cosmetic Chemists (IFSCC) - a worldwide federation dedicated to international cooperation in cosmetic science. As a member of IFSCC, you will enjoy discounts to international events and receive access to both the IFSCC Magazine and KOSMET (housing over 84,000 international abstracts).


SCC Perks

  • Tickets at Work: Amazing discounts on movies, theme park tickets, car rentals, hotel stays and more!
  • Women's Wear Daily (WWD): Subscription discount to Women's Wear Daily, is a fashion-industry trade journal.