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

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Message from the President

picture of Laura KirkbrideLAURA KIRKBRIDE – PRESIDENT 2021-2022  

It is an immense honour and privilege to have been given the opportunity to serve as President of Society Of Cosmetic Scientists. Cosmetics and toiletries have been my passion since 7 years of age and my beloved career for the last 20 years. To be invested as your President truly is a dream come true. 

As a Society we have some incredibly challenging stretch targets to deliver, but I have no doubt that we will. This is our Society, built on our values of progression, collaboration and responsibility. I have every confidence in the continued unwavering support of our membership volunteering their time, knowledge and expertise to deliver for the benefit of all. If you are a member, or thinking of becoming a member, please get in touch if you would like to get more involved. We have many exciting and fulfilling projects on the go giving rise to opportunities for all members to be a part of the journey.

The commitment and dedication of our volunteer membership is to be commended. In particular the work led by Mary Lord, continued by Stewart Long and contributed to by so many has given the Society a platform from which to grow and evolve. Thank you to everyone who participated in this great piece of work. We have a strategic vision, a mission to inspire, to inform, to connect and a 5 year roadmap of how to get there. The impact of this I believe will be long lasting, keeping us responsible, relevant and impactful as we step forward into the next 72 years of the Society.

The projects for this year and beyond in summary are:

  1. Execute the strategic vision and roadmap
  2. Delivery of the IFSCC 2022 London Congress
  3. Launch of the Introduction to Cosmetic Science (ICS) Course
  4. Website development for the main SCS site www.scs.org.uk and www.cosmeticlearning.com

I look forward to an exciting year ahead and hope that we can safely transition out of lockdown and get back to meeting each other in person once again.


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