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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.


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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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.

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2020 Education Courses

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Society News

ICMAD -Technical/Regulatory Forum

Join ICMAD on February 18-19, 2020 at the Westdrift Autograph Collection Hotel, in Manhattan Beach California for their 2-day Technical/Regulatory Forum Presentations – focused on emerging legal, technical, legislative, and regulatory issues.

Carolina Chapter’s Naturally Kiawah

On September 30 – October 2, join attendees in this 3-day discussion on all things natural in the cosmetic industry; Green/Natural Packaging, Sustainable Sourcing and Manufacturing, Fair Trade Opportunities in Personal Care, Effect of Natural/Green Products on Skin Biology and more are explored by experts in the field.

Society of Cosmetic Chemists Celebrates 75 Years

This is a very special year for the Society of Cosmetic Chemists (SCC) as the organization celebrates its Diamond Jubilee. Founded in 1945, the SCC is the oldest and largest membership organization focused exclusively on cosmetic science education.

Utilization of Coffee Silverskin By-Product from Coffee Roasting Industry through Extraction Process for the Development of Antioxidant Skin Gel

Coffee roasting industries generate a by- product called coffee silverskin that is usually disposed of as waste. The valorization of this abundant waste is necessary because of the antioxidant compounds in coffee silverskin. In this study, coffee silverskin was extracted in different extraction conditions to obtain an extract with high antioxidant activity and to use it as an additive for antioxidant skin gel.