Society of Cosmetic Chemists preps for annual meeting

By Deanna Utroske contact

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© Getty Images \ (KatarzynaBialasiewicz)
© Getty Images \ (KatarzynaBialasiewicz)
The 2019 SCC technology showcase and meeting event site is live. And it lists out an agenda full of cutting-edge topics, spanning microbiome beauty; sustainable formulations; clean beauty; and textured hair; as well as all things CBD, hemp, and cannabis. And of course, the site features links to register to attend, to sponsor, and to exhibit.

Every year the Society of Cosmetic Chemists, a professional organization dedicated to advancing cosmetic science and sustaining consumer confidence in the beauty industry, holds its annual meeting and tech showcase in New York City. It’s a venue where the organization’s membership of some 5,000+ working chemists from an array of beauty and personal care industry suppliers and manufacturers can come together and share insights and research and take a step back from their day jobs to broaden their perspective on the industry and to broaden the industry’s perspective on the science behind it all.

The time and place, and space to learn

This year’s SCC Annual Meeting event will take place December 17 and 18 at The Sheraton New York Times Square.

To fill out the program, the SCC is accepting poster presentation applications from now until August 2nd. Interested applicants need only complete an online form​. According to the organization’s site, poster presentations at “the Tech Showcase [provide] researchers and companies with an opportunity to engage with meeting attendees in a refreshing and relaxed environment. In addition, the Society has positioned the Suppliers’ Cocktail Reception in the same space as the Technology Showcase – providing exhibitors with additional time for networking and showcasing.”

The educational program

The online schedule for this year’s SCC annual meeting shows 2 full days of programming.

Day one begins with several interesting talks on hair care, from experts including Farahdia Edouard, research and technology manager at Croda; Coralie Alonso, global R&D manager of hair care at Ashland Industries; and Sarah Jindal, senior innovation and insights analyst in charge of beauty and personal care at Mintel.

Over the course of the event, talks on CBD, hemp, and cannabis will be given by Martha Tate of Tate Science LLC; Vic Mencarelli, director of regulatory affairs at The Hain Celestial Group; Sanam Fazilova, technical marketing at Active Concepts LLC; and Anna Langerveld, president and CEO of Genemarkers LLC; among others.

Microbiome beauty is on the agenda too. Anne Young, technical service specialist at BASF Corporation, will give a talk titled, ‘Quorum Quenching: the new way to keep microbiome under control’; Andrea Maltagliati, market manager for personal care at Roelmi HPC, is speaking about balancing skin microbiota; and Greg Hillebrand, senior principal research scientist at Amway, will be presenting data from a 2-year study of facial skin microbiome of health adults.

Visit this year’s SCC meeting and tech showcase site​ to learn more.



Deanna Utroske, Editor, covers beauty business news in the Americas region and publishes the weekly Indie Beauty Profile column, showcasing the inspiring work of entrepreneurs and innovative brands.

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