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This is a very special year for the Society of Cosmetic Chemists (SCC) as the organization continues to celebrate its Diamond Jubilee. Founded in 1945, the SCC is the oldest and largest membership organization focused exclusively on cosmetic science education.

After 75 years, the Society boasts one of the biggest footprints in the cosmetics and personal care industry. With our international, national and local events, we are proud to represent the industry and the greater scientific community as a well-respected organization that has never strayed from its mission: to advance cosmetic science.

This past year, the SCC acquired a record 5,700+ members globally – with some of those memberships spanning as many as five decades – which speaks directly to the value of SCC membership.  The last 75 years have featured seventy-four annual scientific meetings, two US-hosted international congresses with the International Federation of Societies of Cosmetic Chemists (IFSCC), two co-hosted intercontinental conferences with the Italian SCC, multiple industry partnership collaborations, and hundreds of education events presented domestically.

To commemorate the anniversary, we've put together a short video that documents the Society's history - from just 14 founding fathers to nearly 6,000 industry professionals worldwide! The video was unveiled on the last day of SCC Education Week. We invite you to take a stroll down memory lane as we highlight the contributions of the people, chapters, and events that helped to shape what the SCC is today. Click here for video.


If you want more SCC history, hear directly from past/present members about their experiences in SCC, read about our chapter's history and more by clicking the links to the right. Enjoy!

Tell Me A Story with...

In this ‘podcast style’ interview, listen to past event attendees share their experience and recall the moment captured in a particular photo.

SCC Blog

The Society of Cosmetic Chemists’ blog is where we aim to provide you with valuable scientific information and insights into the industry. 

SCC 75th Annual Scientific Meeting

Our 75th Annual Scientific Meeting & Showcase was our first in-person event since the start of COVID-19. Join us for what will be an unforgettable event. In honor of our anniversary and 75th meeting, we'll hold a stylish, 'New York Chic' Gala event (City Chic Dress Code).