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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.

SCC Latest News

Non-comedogenic and non-acnegenic claim substantiation

Journal of Cosmetic Science Article | Vol. 68 No. 4 Authored by Craig Weiss and Michael Caswell


There are currently two methods to evaluate comedogenecity. One is the inexpensive human model developed by Mills and Kligman and modified by others. The second is the more costly human clinical trial, which is the gold standard for comedogenesis and to...
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Member Spotlight

The Society thinks it’s time to acknowledge more members more often, so we’ve decided to place a spotlight on members whose dedication to the SCC has not gone unnoticed. CARYN WEISS Senior Research Scientist Amway Member Since 2011 Chapter: Michigan
What advice would you give your younger self who is just starting out in the industry? First, find a mentor outside your...
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Cosmetics: Science for Beauty and Lifestyle

This year, all eyes are on the German Society of Cosmetic Chemists (DGK) for their rendition of the IFSCC Congress scheduled for September 18-21, 2018 in Munich, Germany. IFSCC2018 is where industry professionals will explore what modern society wants in terms of beauty and lifestyle. The location will provide the perfect setting for gaining new...
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Color profiles and stability of acylated and nonacylated anthocyanins as novel pigment sources in a lipstick model: A viable alternative to synthetic colorants

Journal of Cosmetic Science Article | Vol. 68 No. 3 Authored by Alexandra Westfall and M. Mónica Giusti


Cosmetics, such as lipstick, can affect an individual’s perception of attractiveness and morale. Consumer concern with the safety of synthetic colorants has made the need for alternative natural color sources increasingly urgent. Our goal was to evaluate the...
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NYSD2018: The Art & Science of Formulation

Suppliers’ Day – NYC’s registration is now open! Don’t wait a minute longer to make plans to spend the week of May 14th in the beauty capital of the world so you can take advantage of an expo floor chock full of innovative ingredients, raw materials and unmatched solutions coupled with a line-up of programs...
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Assessment of bacterial contamination of lipstick using pyrosequencing

Journal of Cosmetic Science Article | Vol. 68 No. 4 Authored by So Y. Lee, and Si Y. Lee


As soon as they are exposed to the environment, cosmetics become contaminated with microorganisms, and this contamination accumulates with increased use. In this study, we employed pyrosequencing to investigate the diversity of bacteria found on lipstick. Bacterial...
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Your 2018 Board of Directors


Last year during the 71st Annual Scientific Meeting, held at The Westin New York at Times Square, the 2018 Board of Directors of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists was officially installed. Your board for the current year now consist of Perry Romanowski (Element 44 Inc.) as...
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Development of a preclinical surfactant skin penetration assay to reflect exposure times typical of consumer use

Journal of Cosmetic Science Article | Vol. 68 No. 3 Authored by Nicole McCardy, Ryan Thompson, Matthew Miller, Peter Styczynski, Stephanie Ventura, Robert Glenn, and Gerald B. Kasting


Mixed surfactant and surfactant–polymer compositions have been reported to decrease surfactant deposition onto and penetration into the skin relative to single surfactant compositions, potentially improving the mildness of...
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Our New Executive Director – Erica O’Grady

For more than 70 years, the SCC has enjoyed a rich history and an outstanding reputation in the industry.  Thanks to the curiosity and passion of our founder, Maison G. de Navarre (affectionately known to his friends as “Ed”), the organization has continued its mission to advance the cosmetic science profession. I am excited at the...
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