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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

IFSCC Congress 2020 | Online

The IFSCC 2020 Virtual Yokohama Congress will be a ten day event from Wednesday, October 21 – Friday October 30. (Originally 3 days, Tuesday 20 October through Friday 23 October). Registrants can watch the podium presentation videos and visit the poster PDFs as many times as they like, 24/7, during the 10 days of the Congress. 

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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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In Memoriam – Joel Zatz

Metuchen resident Dr. Joel Leon Zatz died on Tuesday, July 14, 2020. Born in 1935 to Abraham and Gussie Zatz, Dr. Zatz was an SCC Member since 1980.

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SCC Announces Creation of the Madam C.J. Walker Scholarship Generously Sponsored by Mary Kay Inc.

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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SCC Announces Initiatives Supporting Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in the Cosmetic and Personal Care Industry

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.

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Journey to Cosmetic Chemistry

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!

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In Memoriam – Gary Agism

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.

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