The Society of Cosmetic Chemists Achieves 5,000 Membership Milestone


NEW YORK, N.Y. - December 21, 2017
The Society of Cosmetic Chemists (SCC), the only organization serving the unique education and networking needs of cosmetic science professionals in North America, announced that its membership has exceeded 5,000 individuals for the first time since its founding in 1945. SCC is recognized as the premier organization for cosmetic scientists and raw material suppliers engaged in the cosmetic and toiletries industry.

SCC provides world-class education and resources to its members via the headquarters office and through 19 vibrant chapters across North America, promoting industry best practices, continuing education programs, information sharing, and cutting-edge technology to its members.

"Now more than 5,000 members strong, SCC continues to significantly impact our industry," said Peter Tsolis, 2017 President of SCC and Executive Director, Skincare R&D at The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. "Our membership growth speaks to the value that they receive from their affiliation with and connections made through our organization. We appreciate the continued support of our volunteers, sponsors, and industry partners in our efforts to deliver exceptional member value through our product and service offerings."

"By focusing on delivering timely, relevant education and creating an unparalleled network of resources and peer connections, members recognize the value of what we have to offer," said Executive Director Erica O’Grady, CAE. "The caliber of the Journal of Cosmetic Science, our continuing education, annual meeting speakers, and specialized content provide a one-stop-shop for members – from students to seasoned professionals – to get the industry information they need."

About SCC
SCC, founded in 1945 and headquartered in New York, NY, is an individual membership organization and the only association dedicated to the advancement of cosmetic science.  By promoting research and education in cosmetic sciences and the industry, we set high ethical, professional and educational standards, improving the qualifications of cosmetic scientists. Our mission is to further the interests and recognition of cosmetic scientists while maintaining the confidence of the public in the cosmetic and toiletries industry.  SCC serves more than 5,000 members in 19 chapters located throughout North America.

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