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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.


Welcome to the Society of Cosmetic Chemist’s new blog where we aim to provide you with valuable scientific information and insights into the industry. The material published by the SCC Blog has been contributed by highly recognized professionals within the cosmetics and personal care industry.

The topics are of interest to a wide audience and will range from technical information on In Vivo Testing Methods, Nail Structure and Dermatological research to Techniques/Hints and Tips on Product Formulation, the Latest Trends in Haircare and various ‘How to’ Articles.

If you are interested in contributing to this page, please submit your unique blog post to for consideration.

Colors in Cosmetics – The Importance of Dispersion

The incorporation of color in cosmetic and personal care products is part art and part science. What seems like a simple and fun exercise in pigment blending is reliant on a complex set of decisions. Factors such as the regulatory environment, cost, and stability as well as physical and chemical properties of each colorant all play an essential role in determining success in product development. Dispersion is one most important processes in utilizing pigments to create color cosmetics.

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