The California Chapter of SCC is a nonprofit membership organization with a focus on furthering the interests and recognition of cosmetic scientists while maintaining the confidence of the public in the cosmetic and toiletries industry. By joining the Society, members can take advantage of many opportunities to learn, educate, and network with their peers. There are different levels of membership (see below for descriptions). We encourage you to find the one that is right for you. Membership is handled through the National Society of Cosmetic Chemists for all chapters. Join today!
Benefits of Becoming a Member
- Discounted rates to all California and National SCC functions
- California Chapter newsletter (Cosmegram) e-mailed and emailed, published 8 times per year
- Subscription to the Journal of Cosmetic Science, the National Society publication, published 6 times per year
- Updates on the newest technology
- Scientific Seminars
- Suppliers Day
- Members are automatically part of the IFSCC at no cost. They have publications that are FREE for members.
- Member discounts to IFSCC Conferences and Congresses
How to Become an SCC Member?
- Apply Online at www.scconline.org
Types of Memberships
GENERAL MEMBERSHIP: Dues $155
General Membership is 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.
NATIONAL AFFILIATION: Dues $155
Available to persons interested in the objectives of the Society, but not qualified for General Membership. National Affiliates are entitled to all membership privileges, except that they may not vote or hold elected office within the Society or its Chapters. (Please note: after seven consecutive years in good standing, all National Affiliates are automatically upgraded to General Members.)
JUNIOR MEMBERSHIP: Free for the first year, renewing for the second year is $77.50
Available to persons who hold an appropriate undergraduate degree in science and who are pursuing a post-graduate degree. Junior Members are entitled to all membership privileges, except that they may not vote or hold elected office within the Society or its Chapters. Junior Members may receive their first year of membership for free courtesy of the Program! Learn more about NextGen here.
STUDENT MEMBERSHIP: Free for the first year, renewing for the second year is $38.75
Available to fully matriculated undergraduate students in a scientific program at recognized colleges and universities. Student members are entitled to all membership privileges, except that they may not vote or hold elected office within the Society or its Chapters. Student Members may receive their first year of membership for free courtesy of the Program! Learn more about NextGen here.
Any member who has reached the age of 65 years and who has been a dues-paying member in good standing for 25 consecutive years may request to be nominated for transfer to Emeritus Membership status. Upon approval by the Board of Directors, such members shall be entitled to all privileges of a General Member for life, with exemption from payment of dues, except that they are not eligible for election as an Officer or Director within the Society.
RETIRED MEMBERSHIP: Dues $77.50
Any member who has retired from the cosmetic industry and is over 55 years of age, and has been a dues-paying member in good standing for 15 years, may apply for Retired Membership status. Upon acceptance, Retired members are entitled to all privileges of a General Member, except that they may not hold elected office within the Society or its Chapters.
General members who have achieved full maturity in the profession, as evidenced by a record of outstanding achievement and leadership may be elected a Fellow of the Society by the Board of Directors upon recommendation by the Fellow Certification Committee.
Granted by the Board of Directors to individuals for distinguished service to the Industry.