2018 Annual Scientific Meeting & Technology Showcase

December 11-12, 2018 - New York City

The Society of Cosmetic Chemists’ 72nd Annual Scientific Meeting & Technology Showcase is where the world connects for the best cosmetic science education.


Advancing Cosmetic Science for over 70 Years

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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.


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.


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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 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.

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CEP Courses

CEP Courses for 2018

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Journal of Cosmetic Science

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Society News

Preformulation, Characterization, and In Vitro Release Studies of Caffeine-Loaded Solid Lipid Nanoparticles

Journal of Cosmetic Science | Vol. 69 No. 3 Authored by Derya Algul, Gulengul Duman, Samet Ozdemir, Ebru Turkoz Acar, and Gulgun Yener


Encapsulation of active agents in solid lipid nanoparticles (SLNs) is an alternative to other controlled release systems for topical delivery. In this study, caffeine was encapsulated in SLNs to produce a delivery system with controlled release. Caffeine-loaded SLNs (Caf-SLNs) were prepared... Read more

Understanding Solar Skin Elastosis–Cause and Treatment

Journal of Cosmetic Science | Vol. 69 No. 3 Authored by Sabine Pain, Nicolas Berthélémy, Corinne Naudin, Véronique Degrave, and Valérie André-Frei


Photoageing, also called actinic ageing, is the main cause of prematurely aged skin. Our expertise in elastic fibers has led us to discover a process triggered in response to ultraviolet (UV) light and which upsets the balance of elastin fibers: there is... Read more

Health Knowledge, Cosmetic Interests, Attitude, and the Need for Health Education Regarding the Use of Topical Bleaching Agents Among Women in West Saudi Arabia: A Cross-Sectional Study

Journal of Cosmetic Science | Vol. 69 No. 2 Authored by Mariam Eid Alanzi, Riyadh A. Alghamdi, Osama Mohammed Alsharif, Khaled S. Alghamdi and Salah Mohammed El Sayed


We aimed at investigating the cosmetic interests, public confidence in cosmetic industry, health knowledge, practice, and need for health education regarding using topical bleaching agents (TPAs) among a relatively big sample size in Al-Madinah (west Saudi... Read more

Member Spotlight

The Society thinks it’s time to acknowledge more members more often, so we’ve decided to place a spotlight on members whose dedication to the SCC has not gone unnoticed.

This article spotlights the accomplishments of Jolene Kaufusi, not Sarah Snow as mentioned in the newsletter.

JOLENE KAUFUSI Scientist of Personal Care Formulation Young Living Essential Oils Member Since: 2003 Intermountain West Chapter
What advice would you give your younger... Read more

Sustainability and the USDA BioPreferred® Program

Written by Liz Streland   We are all voyagers.  What you carry with you and what you leave behind define who you are.” - Lavati Lauaki Afifimailagi, Samoa Voyaging Society The annual West Coast gray whale migration has ended.  Every year, these marvelous animals swim from Alaska to the warm waters of Mexico to have their young.  Together, they head back to Alaska to the... Read more