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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.


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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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Support the SCC every time you shop on Amazon!

You can now support the Society of Cosmetic Chemists every time you shop on Amazon! It’s a simple and easy way to...


CEP Courses

CEP Courses for 2019

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


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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Society News

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. CHRISTOPHER HEISIG Senior Agrochemical Formulations Chemist Monsanto Member Since: 1996 St. Louis Chapter
What advice would you give your younger self who is just starting out in the industry? Ha! You don’t have all of the answers, and once you... Read more

Evaluation on an Optical Scanning Device for Skin Profile Measurement

Journal of Cosmetic Science Article | Vol. 69 No. 1 Authored by Jiuai Sun


This paper describes experimental evaluations of an optical scanning device for skin surface recovery using multiple light source photometric stereo method. The portable optical device based on the principle of six-light photometric stereo was developed and subjected to evaluation and advancement through clinical trials for the purpose of... Read more

Principles of Emulsion Aesthetic Design

Getting the aesthetics of a skin care emulsion correct can be as important to the success of a product as clinical performance. Adding or swapping a single ingredient often is not the answer to tailoring a formulation to a specific market and application. The formulator must lay out a plan, knowing how to change the variable most important to adapting the aesthetics... Read more

A Prototype Lip Balm: Summary of Three Dermatological Studies Demonstrating Safety and Acceptability for Sensitive Skin

Journal of Cosmetic Science Article | Vol. 69 No. 1 Authored by Stephanie Nisbet


Data were generated from three studies to assess the tolerability and acceptability of a prototype cosmetic lip balm. Dermatological assessments of topical compatibility (primary and cumulative irritability and sensitization), photoirritant and topical photosensitizer potential, and acceptability for safe use of a prototype cosmetic lip balm on sensitive skin are... Read more

NY Suppliers’ Day 2018 CEP Courses

On May 15-16, 2018, the NYSCC will host Suppliers' Day 2018, one of the most important events on the industry calendar in North America. The event will take place at the Javits Center in New York City. Admission into Suppliers' Day is FREE, but attendees can expand their knowledge of cosmetic science the day before the event, on May 14th,... Read more