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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.

SCC Latest News

Member Spotlight on Krupa Koestline

This Honorary Alumnus at Adelphi University has been influenced by Ayurveda her whole life and now loves to create new concepts in the natural beauty space where she can introduce people to the benefits of using clean, healthy skincare products. Learn more about Krupa Koestline.

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U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) BioPreferred® Program

The goal of the USDA’s BioPreferred® Program is to increase the use and purchase of Biobased products. Webinar speakers Kate Lewis, a senior analyst for the USDA’s BioPreferred® Program and Florencia Goren, the Vice President for Corporate Development and Strategy for Beta Analytic Testing Laboratory will give an overview of the BioPreferred® Program. Kate and Florencia will discuss what the BioPreferred® program offers the industry and consumers, and how the audience can navigate the process to have their ingredients or marketed formulations become USDA Certified Biobased Products.

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Member Spotlight on Emmanuel Quartey

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. Learn how one way in a lab working on various cosmetic products, changed Emmanuel Quartey’s life forever!

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Evaluating the Moisturizing Abilities and Sun Protection Factor of New Lip Balm Formulations

This report explores dry-skin models to assess the potential of a new lip balm formulation to hydrate dry skin or lips, and presents sun protection factor (SPF) values for five new lip balm formulations. Evaporimeter [for transepidermal water loss (TEWL)], Skicon®, and Corneometer® were used to measure hydrating effects of lip balm formulations in a dry-skin leg model, and TEWL, DermaLab® Moisture Meter, Corneometer®, and visual assessments were used with a dry-lip model.

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In Memoriam – Chimpiramma Potini

Chimpiramma Potini, 67, of Bloomington, passed away at 11:09 p.m., Sunday, April 14, 2019 at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, GA. Chim was a member of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists for 37 years (joining in 1982).

Chim immigrated to the United States in the 1970s where he worked on advanced degrees in Chemistry at New Mexico State University and Texas A&M University- Commerce. He initially worked as a formulations Chemist for companies like Colgate-Palmolive Co. and Bausch & Lomb Inc, inventing several commonly used consumer items.

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How much do you really know about Fats and Oils?

Fats and oils are ubiquitous in personal care and cosmetic formulations. Here we’ll go through a brief overview of how the molecular structure of triglycerides, and the fatty acids that comprise them, determine the interdependent properties of oxidative stability, melt profile, and compatibility of different oils and fats.  Knowing how these properties determine the unique characteristics of particular oils and fats can help us to make better choices for different product applications

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