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.


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.


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!


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!


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.


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.


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.


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

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 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

In Memoriam – Joseph Pavlichko

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Joseph Pavlichko. Joe was a member for 41 years in the New York Chapter. He was a fun loving guy with a big laugh. He was the owner of 7 U.S. Patents, published 30 Technical Articles and gave 50 Technical Presentations.

Joseph became a member of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists (SCC) in 1978 and has worked for 30 years as a chemist at Amerchol Corporation in Edison, then was Vice President of Marketing for Croda, Inc, also in Edison, for several years before retiring in 2014. He is the holder of many patents for his work at both companies, and highly respected in his field. While at Amerchol, he served as the 55th President of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists in 2000. While at Croda, he was the 46th President of the International Federation of Societies of Cosmetic Chemists in 2004.

Role of Internal Lipids in Hair Health

The objective of this work was to understand the mechanisms of how these lipids are lost on exposure to external stressors, such as chemical treatments, washing, and UV exposure and to understand how their loss impacts hair strength.

SCC Member Discount on SCS Distance Learning Diploma Course

As an additional benefit to SCC members, the SCS UK & Ireland would like to offer members of the SCC the opportunity to apply for the course which is starting in September 2019, by giving a 10% discount on the net fee, currently £3,558.  This is a one-year course but can be deferred for a further year for a further small £50 fee.   Enrolment is now open and available to applicants who have the specific pre-requisites and are approved by the SCS Education Committee. There is a cap on the numbers that can be accepted due to the limited spaces available.  This offer is only available to the end of June.

In Memoriam – Dr. Robert E. Saute

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Dr. Robert E. Saute, who passed away on March 2, 2019 in Granada Hills, California, after a valiant battle with Alzheimer’s disease.

Robert joined the Society of Cosmetic Chemists in 1953 and has been a member ever since. In that time, he has won the SCC Merit Award in 1996; serviced on numerous Committees; Constitution & Bylaws (1986), Publications Committee-Chair (1989), Publications Committee (1990), Strategic Long Range Planning Committee (1997), Constitution & Bylaws (2002), Merit Award-Chair (2012); held a number of Officer Positions; California Chapter Chair (1986), Director, Area III (1988-1990, 1995) and so much more.

Lipids in Personal Care

This will be a fairly technical course, best-suited for professionals with at least some basic knowledge of lipid chemistry and personal care/cosmetic formulation. However, in addition to formulators, quality control chemists, regulatory scientists, and product development professionals will find many new insights within the course materials. As well, any sales and marketing professionals who have a scientific background should find the course beneficial to their current positions.