29th Congress of the IFSCC

October 30 - November 2, 2016

The SCC is delighted to officially announce the 29th Congress of the IFSCC to be held in October 2016 in Orlando. The 2016 Congress promises to be a wonderful experience for all attendees. The scientific program will provide the latest breakthroughs in Cosmetic Science as we go “Beyond Dreams into New Frontiers.”

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2015 Scientific Meeting & Technology Showcase

December 10-11, 2015 - New York City

The Society of Cosmetic Chemists’ 70th Annual Scientific Meeting & Technology Showcase will feature a faculty composed of the leading practitioners in the cosmetics industry.


Advancing Cosmetic Science for 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.


29th IFSCC Congress

We invite the submission of papers for the 29th IFSCC Congress.

Please visit the Congress website to learn more about the topics, deadline and submission process. We look forward to abstracts describing original work of the highest caliber.


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Download Member ApplicationNew SCC Members may register online or download a writable .PDF membership application and email to Colleen Daddino at cdaddino@scconline.org. All major credit cards are accepted. Please use this form to type all your information. Once complete, please save the file on your computer, then email Colleen Daddino at cdaddino@scconline.org or fax it to (212) 668-1504. The Society prefers typed applications over handwritten for ease of processing. Incomplete applications will delay the processing of your membership.

Existing SCC Members

Current SCC Members can easily renew online. Please take the time to renew your membership today to avoid reinstatement fees and any interruption in benefits.


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29th IFSCC Congress Sponsorship

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Society News

IFSCC Headquarters Moves to New York

The headquarters of the IIFSCC_Zurichnternational Federation of Societies of Cosmetic Chemists (IFSCC) is moving to New York and will operate in downtown Manhattan at the same location as the SCC, after more than thirty years in the UK. The IFSCC is currently working to fill the vacancy following the retirement of its Secretary General,... Read more

Helen Fisher, Ph.D. to Speak at 2015 Annual Meeting

The Neuroscience of Innovation -- Frontiers of Science Award Lecture (Sponsored by Cosmetics & Toiletries) Helen Fisher, Ph.D. Rutgers University ©Casey KelbaughNeuroscientist, biological anthropologist, and author Dr. Helen Fisher is a leading expert on the biology of human personality and a pioneer in examining the neurochemistry of leadership and innovation. Her groundbreaking research in the field of... Read more

Important Updates on the 29th IFSCC Congress

Please make note of these two very important updates regarding the 29th IFSCC Congress, scheduled for October 2016 in Orlando, Florida. First, the dates of our Congress are moving by one week. The new dates for the 29th IFSCC Congress will be October 30, 2016 – November 2, 2016 (instead of the original dates of October 23, 2016 – October 26, 2016). Of... Read more