The Society of Cosmetic Chemists (SCC) is a nonprofit membership organization covering the full spectrum of cosmetic science. Our 5,700 global membership is comprised of industry professionals and academics working in all fields of cosmetic science. By joining the Society, members broaden their knowledge and take advantage of myriad opportunities, both on the national level and at Chapter meetings and events, to network and exchange ideas.
Membership with the SCC is for one calendar year
(beginning January 1 – December 31).
MEMBER BENEFITS INCLUDE:
1) Complimentary digital subscription to the Journal of Cosmetic Science, our flagship publication, published six times per year and the IFSCC Magazine (please note: new applications are typically approved in 72 hours)
2) Full online access to the searchable digital library of every issue of the Journal and access to 85,000 scientific abstracts on IFSCC Kosmet
3) Discounts on Continuing Education courses, which further improve the qualifications of cosmetic scientists by setting high ethical, professional and educational standards
4) Discounted registration to the SCC Annual Meeting
5) Opportunities to participate in a range of professional and social events at 19 affiliated Chapters
6) Complimentary membership to the International Federation of Societies of Cosmetic Chemists (IFSCC) and discounts to their international events.
SCC PERKS INCLUDE:
1) Personalized access to Genworth’s dedicated team of Long Term Care specialists to assist with the financial challenges of aging.
2) Discounts on entertainment tickets, sporting events, and merchandise with Ticket Monster Perks
3) Discount for subscription to WWD (global business intelligence on Fashion, Retail, Luxury & Beauty)
Join the oldest and largest association focused on cosmetic science education – – – for types of membership, see below!
To join the Society, click the button on the left to complete our online. Should you need a printed version of the member application, please email Colleen Daddino, our Manager, Member and Chapter Relations at firstname.lastname@example.org. New applications typically take 2-3 weeks for approval.
If you have submitted an application and plan to register for an SCC event, please contact Colleen as she will work to expedite the process and allow you to register at the member rate.
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. If you have difficulty renewing, please contact Colleen Daddino.
To renew, the following dues are required by December 31st: General Members & National Affiliates ($155 USD), Student Members ($38.75 USD), Junior Members ($77.50 USD), Retired Members ($77.50 USD).
Types of Membership & Initial Application Fee
(NEW MEMBERS ONLY)
General Membership is available to persons engaged in scientific or technical work in the cosmetics and toiletries industry or in related governmental or academic areas, who have earned a Bachelor’s Degree in the chemical, physical, medical, pharmaceutical, biological or related sciences and technology. | See below for application fees
Available to persons interested in the objectives of the Society, but not qualified for General Membership. National Affiliates are entitled to all membership privileges, except that they may not vote or hold elected office within the Society or its Chapters. (Please note: after seven consecutive years in good standing, all National Affiliates are automatically upgraded to General Members.) | See below for application fees
Available to persons who hold an appropriate undergraduate degree in science and who are pursuing a post-graduate degree. Junior Members are entitled to all membership privileges, except that they may not vote or hold elected office within the Society or its Chapters. Junior Members pay half of the General Member dues.
Available to fully matriculated undergraduate students in a scientific program at recognized colleges and universities. Student members are entitled to all membership privileges, except that they may not vote or hold elected office within the Society or its Chapters. Student Members may receive their first year of membership for free courtesy of the Program! Learn more about NextGen here.
MEMBERSHIP CHANGES – UPON APPROVAL
Any member who has reached the age of 65 years and who has been a dues-paying member in good standing for 25 consecutive years may request to be nominated for transfer to Emeritus Membership status. Upon approval by the Board of Directors, such members shall be entitled to all privileges of a General Member for life, with exemption from payment of dues, except that they are not eligible for election as an Officer or Director within the Society.
Any member who has retired from the cosmetic industry and is over 55 years of age, and has been a dues-paying member in good standing for 15 years, may apply for Retired Membership status. Upon acceptance, Retired members are entitled to all privileges of a General Member, except that they may not hold elected office within the Society or its Chapters.
General members who have achieved full maturity in the profession, as evidenced by a record of outstanding achievement and leadership may be elected a Fellow of the Society by the Board of Directors upon recommendation by the Fellow Certification Committee.
Granted by the Board of Directors to individuals for distinguished service to the Industry.
APPLICATION FEES FOR GENERAL MEMBERSHIP & NATIONAL AFFILIATE:
Join date: Jan. 1st – Jun. 30th = application fee $155
(membership valid through December 31st of CURRENT YEAR)
Join date: Jul. 1st – Sept. 30th = application fee $77.50
(membership valid through December 31st of CURRENT YEAR)
Join date: Oct. 1st – Dec. 31st = application fee $155
(membership valid through December 31st of the FOLLOWING YEAR)
Please note: Membership dues must be renewed yearly and all sales are final (dues renewals are non-refundable!)
Annual membership dues are payable to the Society of Cosmetic Chemists Headquarters in US Dollars only. Upon approval of your application, you will be assigned a “home” chapter based on your geographic location. Your SCC membership gives you member discount access to events and classes at all 19 chapters throughout the United States and Canada. There is not an option to join a local chapter only, as your membership is with the SCC association as a whole.
Please contact us with questions
Membership status varies depending on the current status and career path of each individual. Please contact a member of the Society staff if you have any questions on the above categories of membership.