AIMS AND CONSTITUTION
The main object of the Society is to advance the science of cosmetics. It endeavours to do this by attracting to its membership men and women with high scientific qualifications and with experience both academically and industrially in cosmetics or related sciences; and by its activities, ie. its publications, educational programmes and scientific meetings, which are outlined in this web site.
The Aims of the Society are shown below:
- 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 the Society activities and encourage participation throughout the profession.
The Society consists of individuals and does not admit corporate membership. It was first formed on 7 October 1948 and has grown steadily from that date. It is one of the original members of the International Federation of Societies of Cosmetic Chemists (IFSCC) formed in 1959 which now numbers 47 societies.
The management of the Society is vested in the Council, which consists of the President, the Immediate Past President, the Vice-President, the Honorary Secretary, the Honorary Treasurer, and at least nine ordinary members. The policies formed by the Council are supported by active committees: General Purposes, Scientific Programmes, Education, Membership, International Journal, Publicity and Recruitment, Social and the Regional Development Groups.