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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.

CEP Courses for 2018

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. Courses scheduled in the National Office are held in a “board-room style” setting, providing an incredible instructor-to-student ratio and opportunities for increased interaction.

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.

Upcoming SCC National CEP Courses & Webinars:

WEBINAR: Using Decision Tree Reasoning to Establish the Safety of Aroma Chemicals 
May 03, 2018 (starting at 3:00 PM Eastern Time)
Free & Offered Exclusively to SCC Members

Instructed by Steve Herman – Fragrance safety is a critical priority for the personal care industry, and the cutting edge scientific approach used by the fragrance industry has application for any exploration of chemical safety.

Safety testing at RIFM (Research Institute for Fragrance Materials) has continuously evolved in response to advances in basic applied science. Starting in 2000 a series of guidance documents established the science behind different aspects of RIFM’s safety assessment program. In 2015 a new criteria document provided a unified decision tree structure for all RIFM evaluations, incorporating read-across techniques, in silico tools, the addition of TCC (Threshold of Toxicological Concern) and clearly defined end points for different concerns (skin, environmental, respiratory). This webinar will review the work leading up to the new criteria and will explain in detail the current decision tree process.

Fundamentals of Using Colorants in
Cosmetics and Personal Care Products 
May 14, 2018 (9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Eastern Time)
Held in conjunction with the New York Chapter’s Suppliers’ Day

Instructed by Kelly Dobos; Sun Chemical Corporation, this course will explain how 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. This course will cover numerous topics including color theory, the regulatory environment and color quality control. This course is designed for the novice cosmetic chemists working with pigments and dyes but also skin care chemists as the lines between color cosmetics and skin care continue blurCLICK HERE to register.

Speaking the Language – Basics in Scientific Terminology for the Cosmetics Industry NextGen 
May 14, 2018 (9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Eastern Time)
Held in conjunction with the New York Chapter’s Suppliers’ Day

Instructed by Nava Dayan, Ph.D.; Dr. Nava Dayan LLC, this CEP course is aimed at providing key fundamental knowledge in layman language to scientific terms used in our industry. Such can be related to skin biochemistry; chemistry and physics. It will cover: definition of key words, skin structure and function, major cells and components, structure of genes, meaning of expression, definition and role of cytokines, enzymes and receptors. A special focus will be provided to skin aging as well as utilization of “omics” technologies (such as genomics, proteomics, lipidomics) and to the skin microbiome. All professionals in the cosmetic and personal care industry: Marketing/Sales, Beginners in the industry, Advanced chemists who wish to refresh their memory, Production/ QC/QA/ Regulatory, Supply chain, Professionals with a background in Physics and Chemistry who wish to strengthen their knowledge in biology and Formulation chemists. CLICK HERE to register.

Scale Up and Processing Cosmetic Formulations 
May 14, 2018 (9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Eastern Time)
Held in conjunction with the New York Chapter’s Suppliers’ Day

Instructed by David Yacko; formerly Vice President of Research and Development at the Estee Lauder Companies, Inc., this CEP course is a popular course among our membership.  In the cosmetic industry, it is imperative that new products get from the bench to manufacturing as quickly as possible. This is the job of the Process Development Engineer and the process is called scale up.  The talk will discuss the different aspects of scale up: heat transfer, addition rates and energy input as it pertains to batch size and different equipment. This course is for anyone involved in: Developing products on the bench, Scaling up cosmetic products, First production batches, Regular production of batches and Suppliers of raw materials to the cosmetic industry. CLICK HERE to register.

  SCC Member Non-Member SCC Student Member
Early Bird  $360 $490 $210
After 04/30/2018 $410 $540 $235


WEBINAR: Principles of Emulsion Aesthetic Design 
May 23, 2018 (starting at 3:00 PM Eastern Time)
Free & Offered Exclusively to SCC Members

Instructed by Mark Chandler – Getting the aesthetics of a skin care emulsion correct can be as important to the success of a product as clinical performance. Adding or swapping a single ingredient often is not the answer to tailoring a formulation to a specific market and application. The formulator must lay out a plan, knowing how to change the variable most important to adapting the aesthetics for a particular audience.


Chapter Courses

Will be added shortly




Aerosol Technology 101 NextGen 
April 10, 2018 (9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Central Time)
Held in conjunction with the Midwest Chapter’s TEAMWORKS

Instructed by Colleen Rocafort; BASF, this is a ‘Back to Basics’ course in aerosol technology. Attendees will learn how an aerosol system works, basic componentry utilized, State and Federal regulations that directly affect aerosol products; and general formulation considerations to be addressed when developing, formulating, and testing prototype aerosols for use in the Personal Care market. Professionals who wish to develop an understanding of aerosol technology as well as those who are actively involved in the development, filling and testing of Personal Care aerosol products would be interested in this course.

International Regulatory Update 
April 10, 2018 (9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Central Time)
Held in conjunction with the Midwest Chapter’s TEAMWORKS

Instructed by David Steinberg & Mo Lovelace; Steinberg & Associates, this course will focus on the changes of the regulations of cosmetics in Canada, the European Union, Japan, and China. Amongst the topics under Europe will be an overview of the recent changes to the EU Regulations and opinions which may lead to more changes, and a review of REACH and its impact on both raw material suppliers and cosmetic manufacturers as of May 30, 2018. The topics covered about Japan include the definitions of cosmetics and quasi-drugs and how they are regulated, and updates of these regulations. China regulations will be about proposed changes, additional approved ingredients, and animal testing. Canada will cover changes to their Hot List, and proposed changes to how sunscreens pilot program is doing and Sel-Care Framework. EVERYONE should attend this course as these changes reflect critical issues for ingredient suppliers, formulators, and marketers of cosmetics