Join/Renew Membership for SCC

Become part of our community of dedicated professional and student members today — join now.

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.

NextGen Initiative


Launched in 2015 by the Society of Cosmetic Chemists, the NextGen Initiative was created to help young professionals and students further their education to attain successful and rewarding careers. Bridging the gap between young professionals and established professionals is at the heart of this critical initiative. Brought about by a need to align education and training with workforce needs, our mission is to attract, educate and provide for the advancement of our members. 
View the official NextGen Flyer for more information!

Upcoming Introductory Courses


1) Fundamentals of Using Colorants in
Cosmetics and Personal Care Products 
May 14, 2018 (9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Eastern Time)
Held in conjunction with the New York Chapter’s Suppliers’ Day

Instructed by Kelly Dobos; Sun Chemical Corporation, this course will explain how the incorporation of color in cosmetic and personal care products is part art and part science. What seems like a simple and fun exercise in pigment blending is reliant on a complex set of decisions. Factors such as the regulatory environment, cost, and stability as well as physical and chemical properties of each colorant all play an essential role in determining success in product development. This course will cover numerous topics including color theory, the regulatory environment and color quality control. This course is designed for the novice cosmetic chemists working with pigments and dyes but also skin care chemists as the lines between color cosmetics and skin care continue blur

CLICK HERE to register for Colorants in Cosmetics and Personal Care.

2) Speaking the Language – Basics in Scientific Terminology for the Cosmetics Industry NextGen 
May 14, 2018 (9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Eastern Time)
Held in conjunction with the New York Chapter’s Suppliers’ Day

Instructed by Nava Dayan, Ph.D.; Dr. Nava Dayan LLC, this CEP course is aimed at providing key fundamental knowledge in layman language to scientific terms used in our industry. Such can be related to skin biochemistry; chemistry and physics. It will cover: definition of key words, skin structure and function, major cells and components, structure of genes, meaning of expression, definition and role of cytokines, enzymes and receptors. A special focus will be provided to skin aging as well as utilization of “omics” technologies (such as genomics, proteomics, lipidomics) and to the skin microbiome. All professionals in the cosmetic and personal care industry: Marketing/Sales, Beginners in the industry, Advanced chemists who wish to refresh their memory, Production/ QC/QA/ Regulatory, Supply chain, Professionals with a background in Physics and Chemistry who wish to strengthen their knowledge in biology and Formulation chemists. 

CLICK HERE to register for Basics in Scientific Terminology.


  SCC Member Non-Member SCC Student Member
Early Bird:   $360 $490 $210
Normal Rate:   $410 $540 $235


Upcoming Networking Opportunities

 None currently scheduled


SCC Related Projects

  • CALL FOR STUDENT POSTERS for the 72nd Annual Scientific Meeting (Coming Soon!)


NextGen Membership

Below are the universities currently enrolled in the NextGen Initiative and who’s students are receiving FREE SCC Membership for their first year. Students outside of these universities may join the SCC with dues of $37.50. If you would like your university added to the list and receive free membership for your first year, please follow the instructions detailed here


Before a career in this industry you’ll need the right formal training. If you are interested in learning the technical information of cosmetic science but not sure where to begin, click here for a list of schools offering Cosmetic Science programs and online courses.