Join/Renew Membership for SCC

Become part of our community of dedicated professional and student members today — join now.

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.

Our mission: To advance cosmetic science

The Society strives to increase and disseminate scientific information through meetings and publications. By promoting research in cosmetic science and industry, and by setting high ethical, professional and educational standards, we improve the qualifications and caliber of cosmetic scientists. 

The Society is governed by a 13-member Board of Directors and operates within the framework established by the adopted Bylaws, Policies & Procedures, and Code of Ethics.  Our professional Staff is dedicated to fulfilling our mission providing exceptional member service.

The SCC is a proud to be one of the eight (8) founding members of the International Federation of Societies of Cosmetic Chemists (IFSCC).


history of our society

Building a community and expanding knowledge for 75 years.


founding_father_SCCComprised of nearly 6,000 members, the Society of Cosmetic Chemists was founded in 1945 to promote high standards of practice in the cosmetic sciences. We serve as a focus and provide the proper forums for the exchange of ideas and new developments in cosmetic research and technology. Our leadership includes a long list of past SCC Presidents who have served the organization well over the years.


Since 1948 Chapters have been the lifeblood of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists. We now have 19 Chapters throughout the United States and Canada, which conduct monthly meetings, educational seminars, suppliers’ days and publish monthly newsletters. These Chapters are run by dedicated volunteers who lend their time and expertise to the smooth and efficient operation of each Chapter.


At the turn of the century, our Society launched their first website with a mission to reach a larger audience while extending enhanced services to our membership. By digitizing our historic journals, we have an inventory of our evolutionary progress in developing new products based on sound standards.

SCC Awards

SCC honors outstanding achievements in cosmetic sciences and raises awareness of the contributions that our members make to society. Members of SCC join a long line of accomplished professionals who are recognized by their contemporaries for the outstanding work accomplished within the field of Cosmetic Sciences.

[more details and past recipients]

  • Maison G. de Navarre Medal Award

  • Merit Award

  • Robert A. Kramer Lifetime Service Award

  • Shaw Mudge Award Sponsored 

  • Hans Schaeffer Award Sponsored by Lonza Personal Care

  • Allan & Jeanette Black Award Sponsored by Presperse Corporation

  • Joseph P. Ciaudelli Award Sponsored by Croda, Inc.

  • Des Goddard Award

  • SCC Award Sponsored by HallStar

  • Frontier of Science Award Lecture Sponsored by Cosmetic & Toiletries Magazine

  • Henry Maso Keynote Award Lecture

  • Young Scientist Award Sponsored by Surfatech

  • Green Star Award Sponsored by Colonial Chemical

  • Florence Wall Women in Cosmetic Chemistry Award Sponsored by Rodan + Fields.

  • Society of Cosmetic Chemists Student Poster Award Sponsored by DD-Chemco, Inc.

  • Chapter Awards

  • Chapter Merit Award

  • Chapter Best Speaker Award