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Bridging the gap between young and established professionals

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CEP Courses for 2019

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Society News

New Aspects of the Structure of Human Scalp Hair-II: Tubular Structure and Material Flow Property of the Medulla

Journal of Cosmetic Science | Vol. 69 No. 1 Authored by Asao Yamauchi and Kiyoshi Yamauchi


Asian scalp hair fibers were made thin by treatment with papain or sliced along the longitudinal axis or randomly cut by mechanical means. Optical microscopic observations of the resulting specimens indicated that (i) the medulla (M) consisted of two types of the M-surrounding cells which were linearly linked... Read more

How To Maximize The Bioactive Efficacy Of Your Formula

Written by Mindy Goldstein   Bio-actives in your formula drive the claims that you will be able to make in your advertising copy. In order to build a successful product that gives your customer the desired results, your goal is to make sure you are delivering the highest efficacy from your formulations. A highly effective skincare product results from a combination of a high-quality... Read more

Annual Meeting Sponsorship

Add your company name to our prestigious list of Sponsors of the 72nd Annual Scientific Meeting & Technology Showcase #SCC72 On December 11-12, 2018, the Society will convene an event where the world connects for cosmetic science education. It is the BIGGEST and MOST INFLUENTIAL cosmetic science education event of the year, but not without your generous contributions. Scheduled in a new location, The Sheraton New York Times... Read more

Colors in Cosmetics – The Importance of Dispersion

Written by Kelly Dobos   Colors in Cosmetics – Color Measurement and The Importance of Pigment Dispersion The incorporation of color in cosmetic and personal care products is part art and part science. What seems like a simple and fun exercise in pigment blending is reliant on a complex set of decisions. Factors such as the regulatory environment, cost, and stability as well as physical... Read more

Structural Analysis of Macrofibrils in a Human Permanent Waved Hair by Scanning Microbeam Small-Angle X-ray Scattering Measurements

Journal of Cosmetic Science | Vol. 69 No. 2 Authored by Maki Fukuda, Yuki Marubashi, Teppei Nawa and Reina Ikuyama


It has been experimentally shown that hair subjected to permanent wave treatment quickly changes into uncurled hair during daily hair-care activities. However, the mechanism of curl fallout has not been clarified. In previous studies, the relationship between permanent wave treatment and disulfide bonds in... Read more