“When you reflect back on our history it is evident that education, innovation and collaboration are very important to the SCC,” says Mindy Goldstein, the 74th SCC president and an independent cosmetics consultant at Mindy S. Goldstein, PhD Consulting, in her remarks to the press.
Maison G. deNavarre, a pharmacist, cosmetic chemist, and author, founded the professional membership organization (along with 11 other men) in 1945 after years of working to rally support for such a group: “as early as 1935, Ed had attempted to interest the technical men in the cosmetic industry to form a scientific society,” explains a bio of deNavarre on the SCC site.
And as the SCC’s current president, Goldstein is “sure that our founder, Maison G. deNavarre, would be very proud of all his predecessors’ accomplishments in pursuit of realizing his vision for the Society.”
75 years of cosmetic science education
The SCC is dedicated to cosmetic science education and works in concert with International Federation of Societies of Cosmetic Chemists and nearly 20 local chapters throughout North America to build a professional network of beauty scientists and host educational programming that showcases and elucidates the latest ingredient technologies and product formulation strategies.
According to the society’s 75th anniversary press release the SCC has hosted some 73 annual scientific meetings, been a key part of several international events in partnership with both the IFSCC and the Italian SCC, and local chapters have hosted “hundreds of educational events.”
Now, “After 75 years, the Society boasts one of the biggest footprints in the cosmetics and personal care industry,” says Erica O’Grady, CAE, executive director and CEO of the SCC.
“With our international, national and local events,” she says, “we are proud to represent the industry and the greater scientific community as a well-respected organization that has never strayed from its mission: to advance cosmetic science.”
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