Society of Cosmetic Chemists

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The Society of Cosmetic Chemists (SCC) is a learned society (professional association) based in the United States that supports scientific inquiry in the field of cosmetic science.


The primary source of income of the SCC is from membership dues. The SCC is a member of the International Federation of Societies of Cosmetic Chemists.


Founded in 1945 in New York, the SCC currently has over 3,800 members nationwide at all degree-levels. They have 18 Chapters throughout the United States and Canada which each conduct monthly meetings, hold educational seminars, and publish monthly newsletters

Educational and professional Activities[edit]

The SCC holds a national meeting once a year in New York City, and a national scientific meeting once a year in various cities around the country. It publishes a scholarly journal, the Journal of Cosmetic Science: The Official Journal of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists, as well as various monographs about cosmetic testing and cosmetic ingredient technology.[1]


  1. ^ "Journal of Cosmetic Science". Society of Cosmetic Chemists. Retrieved 21 October 2015.