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

Encouraging education and research in cosmetic and related sciences The benefits of becoming a member SCS Formulate - 11-12 November 2014, Ricoh Arena, Coventry Careers in the Cosmetics industry

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

RDG Wales & West - Tuesday 16 September 2014

'The Body Shop Placement Experience'
'Maillard reaction and cosmetics'

Thursday 9 October 2014

London Panel Debate - 'What drives trends in cosmetic claims: consumer dreams or scientific reality?'

Are you an SCS Member?


SCS Membership has many benefits, some of which are listed here: 



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