Upcoming OVSCC Meetings

The Ohio Valley Chapter of the Society of Cosmetics Chemists (OVSCC) offers ample opportunities to network with industry contacts while having fun. Check back often as we add new event dates for 2023.

Sustainable & Responsible Sourcing

From Farmers to Consumers

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From Farmers to Consumers: Producing Sustainable and Socially Responsible Sourced Ingredients

Beauty is a global interest that arose thousands of years ago and will continue to last a long time. However, our lifestyle has evolved, and we must not forget that our day-to-day choices could potentially impact the future of our planet. Taking up the trends of modern consumers demand, and their growing environmental consciousness, has prompted the cosmetic industry to develop more sustainable solutions while keeping the same high level of in vitro demonstrated biological efficacy and clinical performance. Capitalizing on our experience acquired with a previous Argan program, we identified a plant and built a new specific sustainable supply chain in cooperation with a long-standing local partner in Vietnam. The plant identified is Rambutan, also called Nephelium lappaceum, a well-known fruit tree in Asia. Consequently, we selected three extracts based on three different by-products of fruit production based on their high biological performance for both skin and scalp benefits.

Please join us for our next quarterly meeting in the heart of downtown Cincinnati. Enjoy a wonderful talk from Philip Ludwig from BASF.

Venue: Moerlein Lager House 115 Joe Nuxhall Way Cincinnati, OH 45202

Date and Time: Tuesday, August 15 · 4.30 - 8.30pm EDT

Students $20 | Members $55 | Non-members $65


OVSCC Quarterly Meeting

Dermal Absorption

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OVSCC Quarterly Meeting at MadTree

Please join the OVSCC at our first quarterly meeting of the year at MadTree brewing - one of Cincinnati's most popular breweries located in the Oakley neighborhood.

Presentation by Dr. Jerry Kasting from the University of Cincinnati on the “What's New in Dermal Absorption?"

Dr. Jerry Kasting brings us an exciting conversation on the skin barrier and how a healthy skin barrier truly helps with dermal absorption

Venue: MadTree brewing, 3301 Madison Road Cincinnati, OH 45209

Date and Time: March 21st, 5.30 pm EDT

Students $20 | Members $65 | Non-members $75


Midwest SCC- Lunch and Learn


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The Midwest SCC will be in Indianapolis! Join Indianapolis area R&D professionals from personal care manufacturers for an extraordinary and exclusive lunch and learn! This is an event you don’t want to miss.

Presentation by Kirt Hill from Nielsen IQ on the “State of Beauty”

Venue: The Center 6320 Intech Way, Indianapolis, IN 46278

Date and Time: March 7th, 11am-2 pm

Students $20 | Members $25 | Non-members $30

*MEMBERS ONLY* Virtual Technical Presentation for Midwest, Ohio Valley, and Lake Erie members $5



Sponsored by Univar Solutions

November 09, 2022 - Tech Meet at Newport Aquarium

Final Technical Meeting of the Year - Carson Wagner, Mintel

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Final Technical Meeting of the Year

Please join us for our last technical meeting with Mintel's Carson Wagner. Her topic will spotlight key consumer trends, share competitive strategies, and offer recommendations around ingredients within the personal care segments. Highlighting consumer’s perceptions and attitude on ingredients, competitive strategies on how the marketplace is shifting to accommodate consumer mindset and focus on “what’s next” in ingredient trends. Don’t miss out on dinner, happy hour, and social networking opportunities.

Not only will you be able to tour the Aquarium, but you’ll be able to experience your very own exotic animal encounter.

Venue: Newport Aquarium, 1 Levee Way, Newport, KY 41071

Date and Time: 

Students & Junior Memberships $25 | Members $75 | Non-members $85



Sponsored by CoastSouthwest, Inc.


Additional dates we are planning events for in 2022 include:

  • August - In-Person (Tentative)
  • October - Golf Event
  • November - In-Person (Tentative)