Announcing SCC Education Week –  A Guide to Cosmetic Product Development: from Lab to Launch

Announcing SCC Education Week – A Guide to Cosmetic Product Development: from Lab to Launch

The Society of Cosmetic Chemists is excited to announce a new virtual event, SCC Education Week, June 21-25, 2021.  Titled, “Cosmetic Product Development: Lab to Launch,” this week-long event will convene a global network of cosmetic and personal care stakeholders for education from thought leaders across industry sectors exploring the process of product creation from concept through market release. 

The event is a series of online Continuing Education courses categorized in NextGen and Advanced levels over four days: 

  • Cosmetic Raw Materials – Mark Chandler(ACT Solutions Corp.) will provide attendees with basic knowledge of raw materials, from the chemistry and basic function of these ingredients through basic formulation steps. (NextGen)
  • Cosmetic Product Prototypes: Development and Testing – Perry Romanowski(Element 44, Inc.) will explore how to convert ideas into working product prototypes along with the testing needed to demonstrate their safety and effectiveness. (NextGen)
  • Formulating for the Delivery of Cosmetic Actives –Ricardo Diez, PhD(Rutgers University) will offer a comprehensive view of fundamental aspects in effective delivery of actives, practical aspects of selecting an appropriate product, and specifics of the formulation process. (Advanced)
  • Scale Up and Processing Cosmetic Formulations – David Yacko(retired, formerly of Estée Lauder) will cover the scale up process of taking new cosmetics products from the bench to manufacturing as quickly as possible. (Advanced)

On the fifth and final day, the event will culminate with a moderated panel-style seminar on Cosmetic Claim Substantiation, a collaboration with the Independent Beauty Association, and will wrap up with a networking event you won’t want to miss – including trivia and prizes! 

For more information, please visit the SCC event website at


The Society of Cosmetic Chemists (SCC)

Latasha Archer; Manager, Marketing 
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