Southeast Chapter of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists
The Southeast Chapter of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists was formed in 1978 and is one of 19 Chapters within the National Society. We regularly conduct chapter meetings throughout the Southeast area featuring industry speakers presenting the latest innovations and topics within the cosmetic industry.

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Understanding the Influence of UV Irradiation on the Skin Microbiome

Margaret Dwyer

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In this presentation, we will delve into the relationship between UV irradiation and the skin microbiome, offering novel insights into their connection. Through a series of exploratory clinical investigations, we examined the effects of sunscreen application on bacterial diversity, with a particular focus on the role of Lactobacillus crispatus in UV-irradiated skin microbiomes. Our in vitro experiments explored the protective properties of specific UV filters on beneficial skin bacteria and their impact on the proliferation of opportunistic pathogens like Cutibacterium acnes. These findings demonstrated the potential implications of UV protection by UV filters on skin defense mechanisms. Additionally, we will discuss the development of skin-strengthening claims and ongoing efforts to certify select UV filters and sunscreen formulations as "microbiome-friendly," emphasizing our commitment to advancing skin health.


Sponsor Suppliers Day

Eventide Brewing

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We are seeking sponsors, members and guests who would like to join us for our 2024 Suppliers’ Social event at Eventide Brewing Company, in Atlanta, GA. We will be sharing dinner, and have an opportunity to tour this craft brewery founded by a group of friends who met at Georgia Southern University and bonded on a shared love of good beer. Nathan, Haley, and Geoffrey all met at Georgia Southern, and later on began to experiment with homemade pickles, mustard, cheese, and beer. Nathan and Geoffrey’s first batch of beer was brewed on a “Mr. Beer” kit. Shortly after realizing they needed to upgrade, Nathan fabricated a three kettle brew system, which is still used to create our test brews today. Mathew joined the team a few years later after being introduced to the group through one of Haley’s close friends. The combination of everyone’s background and talents has allowed us to build this company from the ground up, become closer friends, and craft award winning beer. We are very happy to call Atlanta home and to provide this great city with offerings that will really show what “Craft” can be. To us, great doesn’t have to be complicated.


Chatting with the Chair

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Greetings Members, Sponsors, and Affiliates of the Southeast Chapter. I am honored and grateful to serve as your 2024 Chair, and I am looking forward to a successful year. First and foremost, I would like to acknowledge the previous leadership of the Southeast Chapter for paving the way for us to continue the legacy that was originally formed in 1978. Next, I would like to recognize the 2024 Officers of the Southeast Chapter: Chair Elect: Thomas O’Lenick, Secretary: Cynthia Thomas, Treasurer: Jenina Williams-Thomas, and Treasurer Elect: Dexter Williams. They are primary driving force and heart of the chapter’s operations. With their innovative mindsets and determination we will help evolve our chapter’s legacy into greater heights.


New Job Listing!

Personal Care Sales Representative, Atlanta GA

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Description

We are a specialty distributor of Personal Care and HI&I ingredients. We are seeking a highly motivated and results-driven Sales Representative to join our dynamic sales team. As a Sales Representative, you will be responsible for driving sales and achieving revenue targets by identifying and developing new business opportunities. In this role, you will be the face of our company, building and maintaining strong relationships with clients to ensure customer satisfaction.



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Upcoming Chapter Events

  • March 21st - Chattanooga

"Claim Substantiation" by Martha Tate

  • May 16th - Johnson City, Tennessee

"Understanding the Influence of UV Irradiation on the Skin Microbiome" - Margaret Dwyer
Carnegie Hotel, Johnson City, TN
  • June 20th - Suppliers Day

Eventide Brewing, 1014 Grant Street SE, Atlanta, GA 30315

  • September 19th - Memphis, Tennessee

"Details coming SOON"



We regularly conduct chapter meetings throughout the Southeast area featuring industry speakers presenting the latest innovations and topics within the cosmetic industry. In addition, the Chapter hosts an annual Supplier's Social Event, providing an enjoyable social and cultural outing for members and supporters.

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Thanks to our Full-Page Southeast SCC Chapter Sponsors

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