Arriving September 2021

75th Annual Scientific Meeting & Showcase


SCC Headquarters has begun planning for the 75th Annual Scientific Meeting & Showcase (SCC75), convening December 13-15, 2021 in NYC at the Sheraton New York Times Square. Stay up-to-date on the latest event developments.

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Society News

Announcing SCC Education Week

Announcing the SCC Education Week Event! Join the Society of Cosmetic Chemists for a full week of cosmetic science education. On June 21-25, 2021, the SCC presents a series of online CEP courses concentrating on 4 key areas in the development of a cosmetic product.

In Memoriam – Thomas Polefka

Thomas G. Polefka, Ph.D. died at home in Weehawken, NJ on June 16 after a brave 5-year battle with lung cancer. Dr. Polefka received his B.S. in biology and chemistry from Upsala College and his Ph.D. in biochemistry from the College of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (now known as Rutgers Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences). He was a post-graduate fellow at Boston Biomedical Research Institute, where he met his wife. Tom’s professional career began at Colgate-Palmolive in Piscataway in the Oral Care division. He retired from Colgate-Palmolive as a Technology Director after 26 years. Tom was a long-time member of the American Chemical Society, American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Society of Cosmetic Chemists.

In Memoriam – Allan Melby

Mr. Allan L. Melby, 82, of Clover, SC, passed away Monday, June 14, 2021 at Piedmont Medical Center, Rock Hill, SC following a short illness. He was a member of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists, joining in 1980. He had a successful career as a cosmetic chemist holding several patents.  During his career he worked for General Mills Corporation, LaMaur Inc, Paula Payne, Merck, and Calgon Corporation (a division of Nalco). 

In Memoriam – Lisa Sloan

Lisa Mary Sloan, passed away on Saturday, May 8th after sustaining debilitating injuries in a car accident 4 years prior. Lisa served the Southeast Chapter Secretary, Treasurer-Elect and Treasurer, and as House Chair for several years, always selecting great venues for our meetings and events. She has been greatly missed by the chapter since her accident.

In Memoriam – Charles Moses

Charles E. Moses, 65, of Stamford, CT passed away peacefully on March 29th, 2021. He received his BS degree in Chemistry from Fairfield University in Connecticut and started his career as a chemist with Clairol 1978. He continued to work in the beauty care industry until his retirement in 2020. Charles was known for his amazing athletic abilities and competitive nature. His greatest joy was passing on his love for basketball to his daughters and watching them play during their school years.