Present in the Technology Showcase

Poster and/or Tabletop

The Technology Showcase provides a forum for those companies serving the personal care industry to present their most recent scientific and technological developments in a poster format.

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2019 Annual Scientific Meeting & Technology Showcase

December 17-18, 2019- New York City

The Society of Cosmetic Chemists’ 73rd Annual Scientific Meeting & Technology Showcase is where the world connects for the best cosmetic science education.

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Green Star Award

The Society of Cosmetic Chemists’ presents the Green Star Award, sponsored by Colonial Chemical

Presented to the formulator who has done the most to accomplish green formulations during the past 12-month period. The winner will receive a scroll, an honorarium and complimentary SCC membership for One Full Year!

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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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New Affinity Partner - Genworth

Genworth is excited to work with SCC in helping members address the financial challenges of aging.

With a dedicated team of specialists and diverse options to suit almost any need, Genworth is the largest LTC insurer in the US with more than 1 million policyholders.

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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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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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Join/Renew Membership for SCC

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 for 2019

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

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Blog

Welcome to the Society of Cosmetic Chemists' blog where we aim to provide you with valuabl...

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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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Society News

In Memoriam – Chimpiramma Potini

Chimpiramma Potini, 67, of Bloomington, passed away at 11:09 p.m., Sunday, April 14, 2019 at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, GA. Chim was a member of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists for 37 years (joining in 1982).

Chim immigrated to the United States in the 1970s where he worked on advanced degrees in Chemistry at New Mexico State University and Texas A&M University- Commerce. He initially worked as a formulations Chemist for companies like Colgate-Palmolive Co. and Bausch & Lomb Inc, inventing several commonly used consumer items.

How much do you really know about Fats and Oils?

Fats and oils are ubiquitous in personal care and cosmetic formulations. Here we’ll go through a brief overview of how the molecular structure of triglycerides, and the fatty acids that comprise them, determine the interdependent properties of oxidative stability, melt profile, and compatibility of different oils and fats.  Knowing how these properties determine the unique characteristics of particular oils and fats can help us to make better choices for different product applications

Member Spotlight on Amanda Rountree

This research and development chemist has been intrigued by Cosmetic Science ever since she did a laboratory ester experiment where she synthesized isoamyl acetate, a notable fruity, banana aroma.

Confessions at the Beauty Counter

Despite our best efforts to “educate” consumers, they will use the wrong products. In this month’s blog post, read how one consumer’s skincare routine is a BIG no-no!