Aims, Values and Mission


The main objective of the Society is to advance the science of cosmetics and personal care. 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 personal care
  • To encourage education and research in cosmetic and related sciences
  • To maximise the accessibility of the Society activities to encourage equitable participation throughout the profession
  • To provide the means for dissemination and interchange of knowledge pertinent to cosmetic and related science
  • To support the continuing professional development of its members
  • To ensure the long-term viability of the Society




The Society consists of individuals and does not admit corporate membership.   The Society was 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 51 societies.

SCS Constitution

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: Executive Committee, Scientific Programme, Education, Membership, International Journal, Marketing & Communications, Social and the Regional Development Groups.


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