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

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The Society Framework





The Society is administered by the SCS Secretariat - Gem Bektas (Secretary General), Mel Cheekoory (SCS Administrator), Ursula Lavis (Education Administrator) and Bernice Ridley (Education Programme Coordinator)






The Society is made up of over 1,000 individual Members. Networking is a vital activity and a huge benefit for SCS Members



Meeting council



A full SCS member can join the SCS Council for a maximum term of 3 years (see AGM below).  Council holds between six-seven meetings each year.  A full SCS member can also be nominated for officer roles - Vice President, Honorary Secretary and Honorary Treasurer although it is preferred that experience of SCS organisation is obtained fist by joining SCS Council or a committee.


 Meeting 2




There are six committees within the SCS and two regional groups. The committees meet regularly and report their activities to the SCS Council. As a Full, Associate, Affiliate or Student member of the Society, you can join a committee of your choice by contacting the secretariat  You name will then be passed onto the chair of your chosen committee.

Meeting council




SCS Council then report back to the membership via the SCS newsletter, emails, SCS website or one of its social media platforms





Meeting 1


Full members of the SCS can join the SCS Council at the Annual General Meeting by completing and forwarding a nomination form to the SCS Secretariat.  Nomination papers are sent out in April each year.  The AGM takes place annually in May




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