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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

AOCS Call for participation: Determination of free monochloropropanediols and glycidol in glycerol

AOCS is recruiting laboratories to help assess the utility of a new method for determination of free monochloropropanediols and free glycidol in glycerol. Can you join us? 
3-monochloropropane diol (3-MCPD), 3-MCPD esters and glycidyl esters are process-induced contaminants considered to be of concern to public health. The European Commission is setting increasingly stringent limits in foods, and these contaminants are...

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Society of Cosmetic Chemists Elects Executive Officers and Area Directors for 2021

The Society of Cosmetic Chemists (SCC) announced the election results for the organization’s 2021 executive officers and area directors. Together with the Board of Directors, they are the governing body focused on the mission, strategy and goals of the Society and are responsible for representing the interests of nearly 6,000 individual cosmetics and personal care industry members globally.

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Mentoring Matters: Strategies to get Most out of a Mentor-Mentee Relationship.

There is also an influx of people with young creative minds and influencers who have tasted fame on social media and have become overnight entrepreneurs. However, even with the wealth of information available, there is still a need for the true guidance of young cosmetic scientists. Cosmetic scientists that are young-in-age or young-at-heart, regardless of their age.

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Bring Cosmetic Science Content to Your Home

The SCC Media Library and Resource Center has recently unlocked all 2019 Annual Meeting lectures – now accessible FREE for SCC Members (bringing the total to over 70 free presentations). New cosmetic content has also been added to the platform including 13 recent webinars (all from 2020).

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Announcing SCC Education Week

Announcing the SCC Education Week Event! Join the Society of Cosmetic Chemists for a full week of cosmetic science education. On June 21-25, 2021, the SCC presents a series of online CEP courses concentrating on 4 key areas in the development of a cosmetic product.

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In Memoriam – Thomas Polefka

Thomas G. Polefka, Ph.D. died at home in Weehawken, NJ on June 16 after a brave 5-year battle with lung cancer. Dr. Polefka received his B.S. in biology and chemistry from Upsala College and his Ph.D. in biochemistry from the College of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (now known as Rutgers Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences). He was a post-graduate fellow at Boston Biomedical Research Institute, where he met his wife. Tom’s professional career began at Colgate-Palmolive in Piscataway in the Oral Care division. He retired from Colgate-Palmolive as a Technology Director after 26 years. Tom was a long-time member of the American Chemical Society, American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Society of Cosmetic Chemists.

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In Memoriam – Allan Melby

Mr. Allan L. Melby, 82, of Clover, SC, passed away Monday, June 14, 2021 at Piedmont Medical Center, Rock Hill, SC following a short illness. He was a member of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists, joining in 1980. He had a successful career as a cosmetic chemist holding several patents.  During his career he worked for General Mills Corporation, LaMaur Inc, Paula Payne, Merck, and Calgon Corporation (a division of Nalco). 

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In Memoriam – Lisa Sloan

Lisa Mary Sloan, passed away on Saturday, May 8th after sustaining debilitating injuries in a car accident 4 years prior. Lisa served the Southeast Chapter Secretary, Treasurer-Elect and Treasurer, and as House Chair for several years, always selecting great venues for our meetings and events. She has been greatly missed by the chapter since her accident.

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In Memoriam – Charles Moses

Charles E. Moses, 65, of Stamford, CT passed away peacefully on March 29th, 2021. He received his BS degree in Chemistry from Fairfield University in Connecticut and started his career as a chemist with Clairol 1978. He continued to work in the beauty care industry until his retirement in 2020. Charles was known for his amazing athletic abilities and competitive nature. His greatest joy was passing on his love for basketball to his daughters and watching them play during their school years.

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