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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

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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Member Spotlight on Amanda Rountree

This research and development chemist has been intrigued by Cosmetic Science ever since she did a laboratory ester experiment where she synthesized isoamyl acetate, a notable fruity, banana aroma.

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Confessions at the Beauty Counter

Despite our best efforts to “educate” consumers, they will use the wrong products. In this month’s blog post, read how one consumer’s skincare routine is a BIG no-no!

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In Memoriam – Joseph Pavlichko

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Joseph Pavlichko. Joe was a member for 41 years in the New York Chapter. He was a fun loving guy with a big laugh. He was the owner of 7 U.S. Patents, published 30 Technical Articles and gave 50 Technical Presentations.

Joseph became a member of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists (SCC) in 1978 and has worked for 30 years as a chemist at Amerchol Corporation in Edison, then was Vice President of Marketing for Croda, Inc, also in Edison, for several years before retiring in 2014. He is the holder of many patents for his work at both companies, and highly respected in his field. While at Amerchol, he served as the 55th President of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists in 2000. While at Croda, he was the 46th President of the International Federation of Societies of Cosmetic Chemists in 2004.

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Role of Internal Lipids in Hair Health

The objective of this work was to understand the mechanisms of how these lipids are lost on exposure to external stressors, such as chemical treatments, washing, and UV exposure and to understand how their loss impacts hair strength.

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SCC Member Discount on SCS Distance Learning Diploma Course

As an additional benefit to SCC members, the SCS UK & Ireland would like to offer members of the SCC the opportunity to apply for the course which is starting in September 2019, by giving a 10% discount on the net fee, currently £3,558.  This is a one-year course but can be deferred for a further year for a further small £50 fee.   Enrolment is now open and available to applicants who have the specific pre-requisites and are approved by the SCS Education Committee. There is a cap on the numbers that can be accepted due to the limited spaces available.  This offer is only available to the end of June.

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In Memoriam – Dr. Robert E. Saute

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Dr. Robert E. Saute, who passed away on March 2, 2019 in Granada Hills, California, after a valiant battle with Alzheimer’s disease.

Robert joined the Society of Cosmetic Chemists in 1953 and has been a member ever since. In that time, he has won the SCC Merit Award in 1996; serviced on numerous Committees; Constitution & Bylaws (1986), Publications Committee-Chair (1989), Publications Committee (1990), Strategic Long Range Planning Committee (1997), Constitution & Bylaws (2002), Merit Award-Chair (2012); held a number of Officer Positions; California Chapter Chair (1986), Director, Area III (1988-1990, 1995) and so much more.

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Lipids in Personal Care

This will be a fairly technical course, best-suited for professionals with at least some basic knowledge of lipid chemistry and personal care/cosmetic formulation. However, in addition to formulators, quality control chemists, regulatory scientists, and product development professionals will find many new insights within the course materials. As well, any sales and marketing professionals who have a scientific background should find the course beneficial to their current positions.

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Member Spotlight on Kayla Ivey

After graduating with my bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Kent State University, I was offered a temporary opportunity at GOJO Industries, Inc working in the analytical quality control lab. From day one I was so interested in learning more about the products we made so when a permanent opportunity to move to R&D formulation arose, I went for it. I love the formulation side of the personal care industry so much that I decided to pursue the Cosmetic Science Graduate Certificate from the University of Cincinnati. So now I work full time in formulation and I am working on the grad certificate part time….

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