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.
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Upcoming Introductory Courses
Cosmetic Formulations with Lab Day (2-Day Course)
1st day classroom / 2nd day lab
October 22 – 23, 2018
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM Central Time (Monday) / 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM (Tuesday)
Held at the University of Toledo in Toledo, Ohio
Instructed by Art Georgalas and Mark Chandler, this course will be of value to those unfamiliar with cosmetic product formulation, and also of use to those who have been in the industry for a while and would like to add breadth and depth to their formulation knowledge. The course will begin with a scan of cosmetic raw materials, then off to studying one of the more challenging but eminently relevant topics – emulsions. Such subjects as how emulsions break, what to do to fix them, effective formulation strategies (including overcoming those challenging situations), and manufacturing of emulsions. This will be followed by a discussion of such specific topics as sunscreens, color cosmetics, and toiletries.
There will be instruction on the formulation of all sorts of cleansing products as well as hair care formulation basics. Interesting discussions on preservation and enhancing efficacy of formulations will also take place. A new feature of this course will be the opportunity of the participants to put this newfound knowledge into practice in the lab at the fantastic University of Toledo facility.
To register for the ‘Cosmetics Formulations’ CEP Course, please CLICK HERE
Organic Chemistry for Cosmetic Chemists
November 14, 2018 (9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Eastern Time)
Held at Newark Liberty International Airport Marriott
Instructed by Tony O’Lenick, this course offers a review of the concepts of organic chemistry applied to raw materials the formulator uses every day. Understanding the chemistry makes understanding the application in formulation easier.
All too often I am asked – Organic Chemistry Who needs it?- Because for many of us, organic chemistry is a subject from long ago and far away. For others, it is a topic we have learned on the job, having come from other academic fields into our industry. Regardless of which of the two describes your particular situation, the answer to the question “Who needs it?” is we all do. Organic chemistry employs a language that allows us to clearly and precisely define our products, raw materials and processes used to make them. – Tony O’Lenick
To register for the ‘Organic Chemistry for Cosmetic Chemists’ CEP Course, please CLICK HERE
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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.
- Fairleigh Dickinson
- Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT)
- Seneca College
- University of Cincinnati
- University of Toledo
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.