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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

Natural vs. High-Tech Skincare Products

We understand that the consumer decision to purchase, repurchase, and tell everyone (online) how thrilled they are with the product is both emotional and rational.  If we would like to reconcile competing forces of natural and high-tech in order to control the narrative of the consumer decision, we must go back to first principles of formulating.

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Natural Antimicrobials and Their Effect on the Microbial Population of the Skin Microbiome

In this study, a more conventional approach was used to analyze the effects of the population of species in the skin microbiome. The effect of the microbial population present on the skin with the application of three antimicrobial peptides [Leuconostoc radish root ferment filtrate, Lactobacillus ferment, and Lactobacillus & Cocos nucifera (coconut) fruit extract] was compared with a negative control (water) and a positive
control (triclosan). The microbiome population was determined by DNA extraction, 16S ribosomal RNA (rRNA) polymerase chain reaction (PCR) amplification, and sequencing.

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WEBINAR: Understanding ISO 16128 Natural & Organic Cosmetics Guideline

As an active professional in the cosmetic and personal care industry, you need to keep up-to-date on the guidelines on technical definitions and criteria for natural & organic cosmetic ingredients and products. We understand that navigating definitions and product content criteria for natural & organic can be very challenging in a growing cosmetics sector.

REGISTER TODAY for a webinar providing this vital information.

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Society of Cosmetic Chemists Announces Annual Award Winners

SCC is proud to highlight the outstanding work, cutting-edge research and advancements that our members achieve in the cosmetic sciences.

This year, we’ll be awarding scientists with the following awards: Merit, Green Star, Joseph P. Ciaudelli, Young Scientist, Shaw Mudge and more!

These winners join a prestigious list of accomplished professionals who have been recognized by their peers for their outstanding contributions to our industry

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Disparate SPF Testing Methodologies Generate Similar SPFs. II. Analysis of P2 Standard Control SPF Data

In the original scientific publication evaluating sunscreen methodologies, Garzarella and Caswell showed there to be no clinically significant or statistically significant difference in the average Sun Protection Factor (SPF) of a sunscreen formulation between any of three methodologies, Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Final Monograph, Australia\/New Zealand, and European Cosmetics Association (COLIPA) International, suggesting that any differences in methodology were insignificant in the resulting SPF determined.

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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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