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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

Simultaneous Determination of Nine Sunscreen Agents by HPLC and Chemometric Analysis

Application of sunscreens is one of the most efficient ways of protection; however, their efficiency and safety have remained a challenging issue. So, it seems necessary to consider the potential side effects for limiting the use and amount of sunscreens. In this study, an high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) system equipped with a UV–visible detector has been used.

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Society of Cosmetic Chemists Elects Executive Officers and Area Directors for 2020

The Society of Cosmetic Chemists (SCC) announced the election results for the organization’s 2020 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 more than 5,400 individual cosmetics and personal care industry members globally.

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Direct Analysis of Dimethicone in Aqueous Emulsions by Infrared Spectroscopy

Quantitative analysis of dimethicone is often required to support quality assurance testing of finished products. We report a new, rapid analytical method based on Fourier transform infrared spectrometry, using a special attenuated total reflectance cell to determine concentrations of dimethicone directly in aqueous emulsions present in personal care products. This rapid, simplified method eliminates sample preparation to remove water, while providing reliable results across a wide range of dimethicone concentrations.

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Member Spotlight on Marisa Plescia

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. Get to know Marisa Plescia.

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Optimization of the Surface Activity of Biosurfactant–Surfactant Mixtures

The impact that rhamnolipid (RL) and sophorolipid (SL) biosurfactants has on solution surface activity when used in conjunction with the commercially important zwitterionic surfactant cocamidopropyl betaine (CAPB) is highlighted for the first time through surface tension and surface rheology measurements on binary and ternary mixtures of these surfactants.

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