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 SCS Symposium: face the Future - 30 April-1May 2014, Crowne Plaza Hotel, Oxford

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

Wed/Thur 30 April / 1 May - SCS Symposium 2014

Crowne Plaza Hotel, Heythrop Park, Oxfordshire

Thursday 8 May 2014 - RDG Ireland

Venue: The Science Gallery, The Naughton Institute, Pearse Street, Trinity College, Dublin 2 / nearby Pearse Station

Thursday 22 May 2014 - ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Members only - commencing 18.30 hours with light refreshments from 18.00 hours

SCS Symposium 2014


30 APRIL - 1 MAY 2014 - Crowne Plaza Heythrop Park, Oxford

SCS President, Dr Barbara Brockway (above) - Symposium Programme and registration form

One of the speakers is Professor Wayne Hayes (University of Reading)

'Recent developments in organic materials - healable polymers and functional hydrogels'

Modern developments in organic-based materials have been inspired by nature’s way of employing numerous weak non-covalent interactions between relatively small compounds via a process called ‘self-assembly’ to afford highly stable and functional materials. Materials generated by self-assembly possess attractive chemical and physical characteristics including the capability to be healed post exposure to mechanical stresses or changes in environmental conditions. This talk will review the topic of self-assembled organic-based materials and will highlight notable advances in the field such as healable polymers and hydrogels that have potential applications in cosmetics.'

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