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 Scrub up on Science - Practical Chemistry for secondary students CONSIDER THE COSMETIC 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

Tuesday 17 February 2015

'Beauty from within....' and 'Coping with your R&D Challenges....'

Thursday 12 February 2015

Joint SCS & British Society of Perfumers Lecture

Thursday 12 March 2015 - Medal Lecture


Scrub up on Science


The new SCS Education Scrub upwebsite is now live 

It includes the Teachers Area, Competition launching in January 2015 and Careers case studies.  Chemistry resources for 11-16 year-olds

SCS Membership

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



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