The Society of Cosmetic Scientists promotes education, research and collaboration to advance the science of cosmetics

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About us

We have 1000+  members and are affiliated to the International Federation of Societies of Cosmetic Chemists (IFSCC).

The main object of the Society is to advance the science of cosmetics. It does this by attracting membership among highly qualified individuals with both academic and industrial experience in the field of cosmetics and related sciences, as well as through its activities including publications, educational programmes and scientific meetings.

The Aims of the Society are:

  • To advance the science of cosmetics and toiletries
  • To provide the means for the dissemination and interchange of knowledge pertinent to cosmetic and related sciences
  • To promote high ethical standards in cosmetic science
  • To improve the professional status of members
  • To encourage education and research in cosmetic and related sciences
  • To ensure the long-term viability of the Society
  • To maximise the accessibility of Society activities and encourage participation throughout the profession

Events and lectures RSS

Scrub Up On Science competition stages exciting finale at London's Science Museum

Team from Laurence Jackson School in Guisborough wins with a sparkling bath bomb.
Full story and video highlights of the day here.

Naturals in Cosmetic Science - 1 & 2 July 2015

A comprehensive programme featuring key experts from leading consumer goods companies, raw material suppliers, research organisations along with horticultural specialists to speak on their areas of expertise and provide a forum for debate

• Creating natural & cosmetic products • New technology for natural cosmetic ingredient production • Skin, anti-ageing & efficacy • Botanicals & surfactants
For full programme & registration visit

 Conference taking place now......



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