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Society of Cosmetic Chemists offers unparalleled education and networking opportunities for the cosmetics and personal care industry


Erica L. O’Grady

Cosmetic science is a fascinating intersection of the disciplines of chemistry, physics, biology, physiology, and psychology. By integrating these fundamental areas, cosmetic science is able to advance our basic understanding of personal care and beauty, and the application of cosmetic science continually drives innovation across a wide range of markets and product categories.

The Society of Cosmetic Chemists (SCC) is a vibrant community of nearly 6,000 individual members actively working in finished goods houses, raw material suppliers, academic institutions, government, contract manufacturing, consulting companies, and many other industry specialty areas.


Our History

Founded in 1945 with only twelve members, the SCC is now the oldest and largest individual membership organization serving the cosmetics and personal care industry.  Dedicated to the advancement of cosmetic science, SCC headquarters provides unparalleled education and networking for its members globally and via a network of 19 affiliated chapters across North America.

Before World War II, few manufacturers of cosmetics actually maintained laboratorie ...

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