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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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NY Suppliers Day is Coming Soon!

May 15-16, 2018 - Jacob Javits Center

Attracting thousands of the leading players in the market, NYSCC Suppliers’ Day serves as one of the most important events on the industry calendar and THE showcase for the latest innovations!

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Midwest Chapter Teamworks 2018

April 11, 2018

New colleagues are waiting, new concepts abound and innovations are within reach — discover them in Chicago at the Midwest Chapter's Teamworks; the premier exhibition for formulators among the specialty chemical allied trades.

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2nd Intercontinental Personal Care Excellence Conference

Opening a wide window on the Cosmetic Science and Technology World!

Registration Now Open! Summer 2018, the Italian & US/Canadian Societies of Cosmetic Chemists with an endorsement from the Japanese Society will host the second...

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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.

2nd IPCE Conference in Italy

On behalf of the Organizing Committee, it would be our pleasure to welcome you to Sestri Levante (Genova), Italy fo...

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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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CEP Courses

CEP Courses Coming Soon!

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

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Society News

Cosmetics: Science for Beauty and Lifestyle

This year, all eyes are on the German Society of Cosmetic Chemists (DGK) for their rendition of the IFSCC Congress scheduled for September 18-21, 2018 in Munich, Germany. IFSCC2018 is where industry professionals will explore what modern society wants in terms of beauty and lifestyle. The location will provide the perfect setting for gaining new insights in the field of cosmetics as... 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

NYSD2018: The Art & Science of Formulation

Suppliers’ Day – NYC’s registration is now open! Don’t wait a minute longer to make plans to spend the week of May 14th in the beauty capital of the world so you can take advantage of an expo floor chock full of innovative ingredients, raw materials and unmatched solutions coupled with a line-up of programs and events which have created “Beauty Week... Read more

Assessment of bacterial contamination of lipstick using pyrosequencing

Journal of Cosmetic Science Article | Vol. 68 No. 4 Authored by So Y. Lee, and Si Y. Lee

SYNOPSIS

As soon as they are exposed to the environment, cosmetics become contaminated with microorganisms, and this contamination accumulates with increased use. In this study, we employed pyrosequencing to investigate the diversity of bacteria found on lipstick. Bacterial DNA was extracted from 20 lipstick samples... Read more

Your 2018 Board of Directors

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Last year during the 71st Annual Scientific Meeting, held at The Westin New York at Times Square, the 2018 Board of Directors of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists was officially installed. Your board for the current year now consist of Perry Romanowski (Element 44 Inc.) as President, Kelly Dobos (Sun Chemical) serving as... Read more