The Society of Cosmetic Chemists (SCC) is pleased to announce the creation of the Madam C.J. Walker Scholarship in support of under-represented minority students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in chemical, physical, medical, pharmaceutical, biological or related sciences and technology. The scholarship creation is part of the SCC’s initiatives to support diversity, equity and inclusion in the cosmetic and personal care industry and is funded by the generous support of Mary Kay Inc.
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Inclusion, equity and diversity are at the core of who we are as an organization. We are strengthened by the varied identities, experiences, cultures and perspectives of our leadership, employees and members. We encourage all of our members, and the global industry as a whole, to join us in ensuring that the voices of the oppressed are heard and to actively support efforts to end systemic racism and injustices around the world.
Meet Tonya Lane, a cosmetic chemist, specializing in natural hair care. She teaches women and men how to get results with their hair care regimens from a science perspective and understand ingredient labels based on their hair needs so they can save time and money!
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.
Sulfate-based surfactants have been the back-bone of most shampoos and liquid skin cleansing products for decades. Recently, however, they have had some bad press and launches of sulfate-free products have rocketed. This presentation will examine, from the perspective of a neutral observer, the arguments for and against moving to sulfate-free products.
The SCC regrets to announce the passing of Gary R. Agisim (72), on Friday, May 15th from complications related to COVID-19.
Gary, a proud graduate of Grinell College, was a member of the Society for more than 40 years, most recently of the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the SCC. He was employed by Pfizer Consumer Healthcare since 1984 holding multiple patents and also served his country in the US Navy from 1969-1973. Gary was a devoted mentor, educator and friend to the society. He always had a smile and was often known for delivering the last presentation at SCC National Meeting on Friday afternoon drawing a full house, where he would not only present top quality science, but would sing and recite the classics.
The aim of this study was to investigate the inhibitory efficacy of ALACELL synthesized by combining 5-ALA with Y-G-G-F-L peptide against Staphylococcus aureus, Bacillus cereus, Escherichia coli, and Yersinia enterocolitica, as well as Cutibacterium acnes.
The SCC New York Chapter announces the launch of a “NYSCC At Home Live”, a series featuring current topics and trends in cosmetic chemistry and formulation. The FREE educational programs are offered several times a week for 4 weeks and will cover topics that are relevant and timely to chemists and product development teams in the beauty and personal care industry.
Striae distensae (SD) are linear dermal scars that arise from progressive stretching or tearing of the dermal layer. This study tests the safety and efficacy of a topical formulation of silicone-based scar cream containing selective synthetic recombinant human growth factors, hyaluronic acid, and vitamin C to improve overall appearance and texture of SD.
The aim of the study was to investigate the potential of a fucoxanthin concentrate prepared from Phaeodactylum tricornutum as a wrinkle care cosmetic agent.