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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.

2021 Education Courses

From courses scheduled in conjunction with chapters’ Suppliers’ Days to free webinars, the SCC has something for members at all levels in their careers: seasoned professionals, young professionals, students and those in need of a refresher on certain topics. CEP instructors provide attendees with critical knowledge enabling them to advance their professional development.

While we encourage you to register for any course that interests you, as a guide please note that courses marked  NextGen  are primarily geared toward young professionals, students and those who are new or looking for a refresher on certain topics. You can learn more about NextGen here.

Please view course agendas below to further guide your registration.


SCC Education Week          

*Full Week of Online Courses/Seminar*

June 21-25, 2021 

During the week of June 21-25, 2021, the SCC presented a series of online CEP courses concentrating on four key areas in the development of a cosmetic product: raw materials, formulating for the delivery of active ingredients, prototype development and testing, and scale up and manufacturing. This exciting week of education concluded with a panel seminar on Friday focused on claims substantiation of finished cosmetic products.

Fundamentals of Surfactants, Emulsions, and Polymers in Cosmetic Formulation.       

*Online CEP Course*

A collaboration with the AOCS.

Instructed by Samiul Amin, PhD; Manhattan College, this two-day online CEP course covers the fundamental surfactant, emulsion, and polymer science required for direct practical applications in formulation design. The course develops the fundamental understanding of the physico-chemical properties of surfactants, emulsions, and polymers that can impact the performance criteria (e.g. stability, foaming, cleansing, rheology etc.) of cosmetic and consumer products. 

This course was held on April 20 & 21, 2021.

More 2021 CEP courses will be announced soon. If you have any questions or requests, please email us at


SCC Webinar Archives:

The SCC Media Library & Resource Center now houses 20+ archived SCC Webinars, which are free for SCC members to watch. Members simply need to sign in with their regular SCC Portal login. If you have any issues signing in, please contact us at


WEBINAR: Sulfate-Free – What’s Wrong with Sulfates and Are the Alternatives Any Better?
June 3, 2020 (1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Eastern Time)

Sulfate-based surfactants have been the back-bone of most shampoos and liquid skin cleansing products for decades. Recently, however, they have had some bad press and launches of sulfate-free products have rocketed. This presentation will examine, from the perspective of a neutral observer, the arguments for and against moving to sulfate-free products.

Access archived webinar here.

[ONLINE CEP] Essential Cosmetic Raw Materials
Day 1: September 28, 2020 (11:00 AM – 2:30 PM ET)
Day 2: September 29, 2020 (11:00 AM – 2:30 PM ET)
Part of NYSCC Suppliers’ Day At Home Live Week of Beauty

Instructed by Perry Romanowski; Element 44 Inc., this two-day online CEP course provides an extensive review of the ingredients used to produce all types of cosmetic formulas. 

WEBINAR: Microbiological Quality in Cosmetics: Theory and Practical Experience
OCTOBER 22, 2020 (12:00 PM – 1:00 PM ET)

The Society of Cosmetic Chemists is excited to team up with the Independent Beauty Association for an open access webinar dealing with the important, and timely, subject of microbiological quality in cosmetics. Featuring moderators from both the SCC and IBA, plus two fantastic speakers from Cosmetics Consultants Europe, this presentation will provide an overview of a microbiological safety assessment, which is required in the European Union, as well as other regulatory zones, before placing cosmetic products on the market. 

This webinar was presented in conjunction with the Independent Beauty Association.

Access archived webinar here.

WEBINAR: 1,4 Dioxane in Cleansing (or Rinse-Off) Products: A Survival Guide
NOVEMBER 11, 2020 (1:00 PM – 2:00 PM ET)

This webinar reviews the unique chemistry of ether sulfates, which has made them such valuable, utilitarian, and difficult-to-replace materials. It also includes a discussion of rinse-off formulations that comply with the new NY State  limit of a 1 ppm 1,4 D max.

Speaker: Ricardo Diez, PhD; Rutgers University

Access archived webinar here.