73rd Annual Scientific Meeting & Technology Showcase

All scientists, academicians, policy makers and other stakeholders in the cosmetic & personal care community are invited to submit an abstract of original work, lab demonstration or case study for consideration to present as a podium lecturer. Visit the link below to see the topics of interest.


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.


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.


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.


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!


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.


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.


Join/Renew Membership for SCC

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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 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.

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CEP Courses for 2019

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Society News

Skin Measurement Workshop

Skin care continues to be a vibrant and fast-growing sector in the cosmetics industry.  Strong consumer demand is driving cosmetic scientists to develop ever more sophisticated test methods for product testing and claim substantiation. To stay ahead of the curve, we encourage you to add the Skin Measurement Workshop to your New York Suppliers’ Day registration. 

Cosmetic Use in Nigeria May Be Safe: A Human Health Risk Assessment of Metals and Metalloids in Some Common Brands

Journal of Cosmetic Science | Vol. 69 No. 6

Authored by Godwin Chukwuebuka Ajaezi, Cecilia Nwadiuto Amadi, Osazuwa Clinton Ekhator, Sorbari Igbiri and Orish Ebere Orisakwe 
Twenty different brands of cosmetic products were purchased from supermarkets in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria, with the aims to determine the levels of metals and assess the health risk to humans through long-term usage….

Cosmetic Chemists Guide to Product Development (NextGen)

This course will cover the entire process of how a new product gets created in the cosmetic industry. Instructed by Perry Romanowski (author of the Chemists Corner), we are confident that after taking this course you will know details of the three main phases of product development from idea creation, prototype development and commercialization. To gain a better understanding of a products life cycle, we encourage you to add the Cosmetic Chemists Guide to Product Development education course to your New York Suppliers’ Day registration….

Bridging the “Dead Hair”—“Live Follicle” Divide in Applied Hair Research

Journal of Cosmetic Science | Vol. 69 No. 5
Authored by Marta Bertolini, Natalia Botchkareva, Gill Westgate, Chris Ward, Paul Cornwell and Ralf Paus

For many decades, applied hair research has been hampered by an unproductive intellectual and conceptual divide between researchers who are primarily interested in the hair shaft (HS), its structural properties, visual appearance and cosmetic manipulation, and those investigators who are mainly interested in the fascinating miniorgan that cyclically regenerates the HS, the hair follicle (HF)….

Member Spotlight on Suzanne Dawis

Senior Principal Scientist, Hair Color/Care
Combe Inc.
Member Since: 1996
New York Chapter

Learn and train in the different departments within your organization. It makes you appreciate how it truly is a concerted effort of all departments and helps you understand the big picture….