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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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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.

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

Cosmetics: Science for Beauty and Lifestyle

30th IFSCC Congress in Munich, September 18.-21.2018 It is the absolute highlight in the world of cosmetic science this year! In Munich at the IFSCC Congress attendants will meet peers from all over the world – from China to USA, from South Africa to South America, from Europe to South East Asia – to exchange thoughts, gain knowledge and discuss business. A panel... Read more

Scale Up and Processing Cosmetic Formulations

Monday, May 14, 2018 - 9:00AM - 5:00PM (EDT) Jacob Javits Center - New York, NY In Conjunction with NYSCC Suppliers' Day 2018 David Yacko , Formerly Vice President Research and Development at Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. In the cosmetic industry, it is imperative that new products get from the bench to manufacturing as quickly as possible. This is the... Read more

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