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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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Twin Cities Holistic Symposium

March 12-13, 2019

The 9th Biennial Holistic Cosmetic Symposium is an event where all topics related to Natural and Green Science will be presented. Scheduled March 12-13, 2019 in Minneapolis, this event is currently open for registration.

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NY Suppliers Day is Coming Soon!

May 7-8, 2019 - Jacob Javits Center

The biggest cosmetics and personal care trade show in North America returns! The event attracts thousands of the leading players in the market and has become the showcase for the latest innovations, on top of being an excellent networking opportunity.

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SCC Photo Gallery

Photos of past events

The event may be over, but you can relive the moments of awe, excitement and camaraderie through these selected images.

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Florida Chapter Sunscreen Symposium

Integrating Beauty through Sun care, Anti-Aging, and Skin Cancer Protection

Historically this event draws hundreds of Cosmetic Industry professionals to the Disney Yacht & Beach Club Resorts. The symposium will highlight the latest scientific developments, current regulations and more!

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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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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.

Support the SCC every time you shop on Amazon!

You can now support the Society of Cosmetic Chemists every time you shop on Amazon! It’s a simple and easy way to...

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CEP Courses

CEP Courses for 2019

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

72nd Annual Scientific Meeting & Technology Showcase is OPEN for registration

Registration is open! The Society is excited to announce that professionals in the cosmetics and personal care community can now reserve their seat at the most influential cosmetic science education event of the year. We have seen tremendous growth in the past few years and we were certainly reminded of that at SCC71. With the help of your comments, suggestions, and reviews,... Read more

EARLY BIRD RATE EXTENDED: Teamworks CEP Courses

Secure the lowest possible rate for the below CEP courses - Early Bird rate extended to Friday, March 30, 2018. On April 11th, 2018, the SCC's Midwest Chapter will host TEAMWORKS 2018, the premier exhibition for formulators among the specialty chemical allied trades. The event will take place at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois—conveniently located near O'Hare International... Read more

Member Spotlight

The Society thinks it’s time to acknowledge more members more often, so we’ve decided to place a spotlight on members whose dedication to the SCC has not gone unnoticed. KENNETH E KYTE Senior Scientist, Shave Care Procter & Gamble Member Since: 1992 Chapter Ohio Valley
What advice would you give your younger self who is just starting out in the industry? Follow your passions.  It doesn’t matter if you... Read more

The Rheological and Skin Sensory Properties of Cosmetic Emulsions: Influence of Thickening Agents

Journal of Cosmetic Science Article | Vol. 69 No. 1 Authored by Yanan Li, Zhaoqing Zhou, Xiaomin Zhao, Hua Zhao, and Xin Qu

SYNOPSIS

Hydrophilic polymers are widely used in the cosmetics industry as thickening agents\/rheology modifiers. These thickening agents have different chemical structures which affect the rheological properties, as well as the sensory attributes of the formula. Systematic study is important to... Read more

Formulation of chitosan patch incorporating Artocarpus altilis heartwood extract for improving hyperpigmentation

Journal of Cosmetic Science Article | Vol. 68 No. 4 Authored by Jutatip Kwankaew, Preeyawass Phimnuan, Sombat Wanauppathamkul and Jarupa Viyoch

SYNOPSIS

Artocarpus altilis heartwood extract contains the bioactive compound artocarpin which exhibits melanogenesis inhibitory activity. However, the extract has poor solubility which affects the skin permeability of the compound. A chitosan hydrogel patch incorporating A. altilis heartwood extract was formulated to enhance the delivery of... Read more