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.

OVSCC Quarterly Meeting at Montgomery Inn - Boathouse

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Please join the OVSCC at our first quarterly meeting of the year at Montgomery Inn - one of Cincinnati's most popular restaurants on the Ohio River in the Central Business District.

Happy hour starts at 5 PM and concludes at 6, followed by a TBD presentation during dinner. Full details on dinner will be disclosed closer to the event. Specifically at Montgomery Inn, we will be in a private room, upon entry there will be signs guiding us to the space.

Speaker: Carson Kitzmiller

Title: Highlighting TikTok trends and how it's impacting the industry market.

Venue: Montgomery Inn, 925 Riverside Dr. Cincinnati, OH 45202

Date and Time: Tuesday, March 12th, 5 - 9 PM 

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


Exploring Cosmetic Science: Books to Beauty

OVSCC Symposium

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OVSCC Symposium - Celebrating 50 Years of Cosmetic Science Education at the University of Cincinnati and Looking into the Future of The Industry

The event will kick off with a welcome by Dean Surratt of the Winkle College of Pharmacy and a presentation on the history of the world-renowned cosmetic science program by none other than the esteemed, Dr. R. Randall Wickett.

Venue 1: 1-5 PM (Presentations start at 1:30), Kowalewski Hall,3255 Eden Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45219  (James L Winkle College, University of Cincinnati)

Venue 2: 5- 9 PM (Dinner and More Technical Presentations), The Graduate Hotel - Just steps away from Kowalewski Hall, 151 Goodman Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45219

Date and Time: Wednesday, NOV 15 · 1 - 9 pm EST

Students $25 | Members $75 | Non-members $85


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



Additional dates we are planning events for in 2022 include:

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