SCC member benefits include a subscription to the Journal of Cosmetic Science; discounts on continuing education courses that further improve the qualifications of cosmetic scientists by setting high ethical, professional and educational standards; discounted registration to the SCC Annual Meeting; opportunities to participate in a range of professional and social events at 19 affiliated Chapters; full online access to the searchable digital library of every issue of the Journal; and member discounts to IFSCC Conferences and Congresses.
There are several types of membership ranging from general to emeritus to student.
General membership ($140) is available to persons engaged in scientific or technical work in the cosmetics and toiletries industry or in related governmental or academic areas, who have earned a Bachelor’s Degree in the chemical, physical, medical, pharmaceutical, biological or related sciences and technology. National affiliation ($140) is available to persons interested in the objectives of the Society, but not qualified for general membership. National affiliates are entitled to all membership privileges, except that they may not vote or hold elected office within the Society or its chapters. Junior membership ($70) is available to persons who hold an appropriate undergraduate degree in science and who are pursuing a post graduate degree. Junior members are entitled to all membership privileges, except that they may not vote or hold elected office within the Society or its chapters. Student membership ($35) is open to fully matriculated undergraduate students in a scientific program at recognized colleges and universities. Student members are entitled to all membership privileges, except that they may not vote or hold elected office within the Society or its chapters.
Emeritus, retired membership and fellow membership levels are also available and can be applied for by submitting to the Society, based on various statuses.
Lastly, honorary membership can be granted by the board of directors to individuals for distinguished service to the industry.
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