Dedicated to the advancement of cosmetic science, the Society of Cosmetic Chemists strives to increase and disseminate scientific information through meetings and publications. By promoting research in cosmetic science and industry, and by setting high ethical, professional and educational standards, we reach our goal of improving the qualifications of cosmetic scientists. Our mission is to further the interests and recognition of cosmetic scientists while maintaining the confidence of the public in the cosmetic and toiletries industry.
The New England Chapter was the 4th Chapter of the Society, formed in 1960. Four New England Chapter members have served as President of the Society-Jesse Starkman in 1968, Gail Bucher in 1984 and Karl Popp in 1999. Many, many more New England members have served on the National Board of Directors and national committees as well as recipients of many national awards.