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Membership Benefits

The International Federation of Societies of Cosmetic Chemists has 51 national Societies of Cosmetic Chemists as Members covering 81 countries. 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 (to download a flyer listing Individual Membership Benefits, click here for an A4 size flyer; click here for a US-letter size flyer).

Membership Benefits – Individuals

  • Access to cutting-edge advancements in cosmetic science via the Publication section of (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 annual Congress – the only global cosmetic conference dedicated solely to the science of cosmetics
  • Access to an international network of 51 Societies representing 81 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 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 and
  • 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
  • Compete to host an IFSCC Congress.