The California Chapter of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists is one of 19 Chapters within a National Society that is comprised of over 4,000 members.
The Society of Cosmetic Chemists was founded in 1945 to promote high standards of practice in cosmetic sciences. We serve as a focus and provide the proper forums for the exchange of ideas and new developments in cosmetic research and technology. By promoting research in cosmetic science and industry, and by setting high ethical, professional and educational standards, we reach our goal of 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.
The California Chapter has over 600 active members. We conduct eight monthly meetings in and around Los Angeles, each featuring industry speakers presenting the latest innovations and topics within the cosmetic industry. In addition, the Chapter also runs a biennial 1-day scientific seminar on the latest technology, a biennial Suppliers' Day, and UCLA Extension Courses.
Did you know the California Chapter of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists has their own bylaws that help provide structure and organization in conducting chapter business? They were amended in 2018 and are now posted online under under the "Resources" tab so you can understand the guidelines that governs our chapter. You can also read them here.