Membership Benefits

The International Federation of Societies of Cosmetic Chemists has 49 national Societies of Cosmetic Chemists as Members. Individuals cannot be Members of the IFSCC – only national Societies can. However, anyone who belongs to a Society of Cosmetic Chemists (or Scientists) which is a member of the IFSCC can enjoy the membership benefits for individual benefits listed below.

Membership Benefits – Individuals

  • Access to cutting-edge advancements in cosmetic science via the Members’ Zone of ifscc.org (registration required*)
    • IFSCC magazine: published online 4 times a year
    • Papers and presentations delivered at IFSCC events
    • Virtual Library of textbooks and reference materials, searchable by topic
    • Videos from IFSCC events, and webinars aimed at beginning chemists (many with verbatim english transcripts)
    • IFSCC Monographs – deep-dives into specific areas of cosmetic science
  • KOSMET: the only online database of scientific articles which deals with cosmetic science
  • IFSCC e-newsletters, produced approx 6 times a year
  • Discounted registration fees to our Congress (even years) and Conference (odd years) – the only global events dedicated solely to the science of cosmetics
  • Access to an international network of 49 Societies representing 75 countries
  • Opportunities to win scientific awards and prizes
  • Access to world renowned scientists at IFSCC-sponsored local society events
  • List the IFSCC on their resume, and to include the IFSCC logo on social media postings

Membership Benefits – Member Societies

  • The opportunity to host an International Speakers Programme (once every 4 years)
  • Have your local events publicised through the IFSCC e-newsletter
  • For Societies in lesser developed countries, the opportunity to
    • Host a 2-day education seminar featuring globally-recognised experts in cosmetic science (Ecaterina Merica Cosmetic Education Programme)
    • Compete to win a multi-year grant to help fund your Society’s education initiatives (Lester Conrad Education Prize)
  • The opportunity to have a Representative (or Proxy) from your Society participate in the annual IFSCC Council meeting, allowing your Society to have a voice in policy making at the IFSCC
  • For larger Societies, to compete to host an IFSCC Congress or Conference.

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