Become a Member

The Society of Cosmetic Chemists (SCC) is a nonprofit membership organization covering the full spectrum of cosmetic science. The Society seeks to advance scientific knowledge with a host of membership benefits. Our 4,000+ global membership is comprised of industry professionals and academics working in all fields of cosmetic science.

By joining the Society, members broaden their knowledge and take advantage of myriad opportunities, both on the national level and at Chapter meetings and events, to network and exchange ideas.

Representing the spectrum of cosmetic sciences, Society of Cosmetic Chemists is the backbone of a large network of individuals looking to advance their understanding of science and industry. SCC supports these members with professional services, exclusive access and discounted education.

Membership Benefits

  • SCC Journal

    Subscription to the Journal of Cosmetic Science, our flagship publication, published six times per year

  • Continuing Education Programs

    Discounts on Continuing Education courses,  which further improve the qualifications of cosmetic scientists by setting high ethical, professional and educational standards

  • International Affiliation with IFSCC

    Member discounts to International Federation of Societies of Cosmetic Chemists conferences and congresses

  • SCC Annual Meetings

    Discounted registration to the SCC Annual Meeting

  • Chapter Participation

    Opportunities to participate in a range of professional and social events at 19 affiliated Chapters

  • Digital Library Access

    Full online access to the searchable digital library of every issue of the Journal

  • Ready to become a member?

    New SCC Members may register online or download a writable PDF membership application and email to Colleen Daddino. 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 it to Colleen Daddino at or fax it to (212) 668-1504.



We prefer typed applications over handwritten for ease of processing. Incomplete applications will delay the processing of your membership.

Annual Dues


$ 35
per year
  • Available to fully matriculated undergraduate students
  • Must be enrolled in a scientific program at recognized colleges and universities


$ 70
per year
  • Must hold appropriate degrees in science
  • Must be pursuing a post graduate degree
  • Entitled to all membership privileges, except that they may not vote or hold elected office within the Society or its Chapters


$ 140
per year
  • Available to persons engaged in scientific or technical work in the cosmetics and toiletries industry or in related governmental or academic areas, who have earned a Bachelor′s Degree in the chemical, physical, medical, pharmaceutical, biological or related sciences and technology
  • Also available to those working in a technical capacity within the industry for at least five years, who have completed two years in a recognized related academic program are eligible, as those who may lack sufficient academic background, but who have worked in a technical capacity in the cosmetic science industry for at least ten years

National Affiliate

$ 140
per year
  • Available to persons interested in the objectives of the Society, but not qualified for General Membership
  • Entitled to all membership privileges, except that they may not vote or hold elected office within the Society or its Chapters

Other Membership Types

Emeritus Membership

Retired Membership

Fellow Membership

Honorary Membership