2018 Annual Scientific Meeting & Technology Showcase

December 11-12, 2018 - New York City

The Society of Cosmetic Chemists’ 72nd Annual Scientific Meeting & Technology Showcase is where the world connects for the best cosmetic science education.

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Advancing Cosmetic Science for over 70 Years

Find out how you can participate in our circle of professionals

Membership includes access to cutting-edge continuing education events and a subscription to the Journal of Cosmetic Science, the Official Journal of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists.

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NextGen Initiative

Bridging the gap between young and established professionals

Launched in 2015 to help young professionals and students further their education to attain successful and rewarding careers, SCC NextGen has a mission to provide the necessary skills for career advancement.

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Call for Journal Manuscripts

We invite the submission of papers for the Journal of Cosmetic Science

For authors interested in submitting a manuscript for the Journal of Cosmetic Science, please refer to this guide for submission details and instructions.

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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 cdaddino@scconline.org. 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 cdaddino@scconline.org 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.

The SCC National Office has MOVED!

Effective Monday, Oct. 1, 2018, our new address is:

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CEP Courses

CEP Courses for 2018

From courses scheduled in conjunction with chapters' Suppliers’ Days to free webinars, the SCC has something for ...

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Journal of Cosmetic Science

See for yourself why the Journal is the global leader in publishing fundamental papers dealing with Cosmetic Scienc...

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Renew Your SCC Membership Today!

The easiest and fastest way to renew your SCC Membership is by clicking on the 'MEMBER LOGIN' (loc...

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Society News

Color profiles and stability of acylated and nonacylated anthocyanins as novel pigment sources in a lipstick model: A viable alternative to synthetic colorants

Journal of Cosmetic Science Article | Vol. 68 No. 3 Authored by Alexandra Westfall and M. Mónica Giusti

SYNOPSIS

Cosmetics, such as lipstick, can affect an individual’s perception of attractiveness and morale. Consumer concern with the safety of synthetic colorants has made the need for alternative natural color sources increasingly urgent. Our goal was to evaluate the feasibility of anthocyanin (ACN) extracts as colorants... Read more

Comparing the Influence of Five Patch Types on the Result of a 12-Day Cumulative Irritancy Patch Test

Journal of Cosmetic Science | Vol. 69 No. 1 Authored by Xi Wang, Xiaohong Shu, Lin Zou, Zhaoxia Li and Li Li

Synopsis

A 12-day cumulative irritancy patch test is available for predicting skin irritation potential. This study is important to determine the ideal patch type to be used in the irritancy patch test. This study was conducted to determine the cumulative skin irritation potential... Read more

NYSD2018: The Art & Science of Formulation

Suppliers’ Day – NYC’s registration is now open! Don’t wait a minute longer to make plans to spend the week of May 14th in the beauty capital of the world so you can take advantage of an expo floor chock full of innovative ingredients, raw materials and unmatched solutions coupled with a line-up of programs and events which have created “Beauty Week... Read more

Assessment of bacterial contamination of lipstick using pyrosequencing

Journal of Cosmetic Science Article | Vol. 68 No. 4 Authored by So Y. Lee, and Si Y. Lee

SYNOPSIS

As soon as they are exposed to the environment, cosmetics become contaminated with microorganisms, and this contamination accumulates with increased use. In this study, we employed pyrosequencing to investigate the diversity of bacteria found on lipstick. Bacterial DNA was extracted from 20 lipstick samples... Read more