The Society of Cosmetic Scientists promotes education, research and collaboration to advance the science of cosmetics

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How to Join the Society

apply online or manually

online application

To apply for membership of the Society of Cosmetic Scientists all you need to do is to complete the online application form which requires sponsorship by one referee who must be a current full member of the Society/member of a Society affiliated to the IFSCC OR a professional contact of the applicant. When completing your application PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOU INSERT YOUR EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT DETAILS OTHERWISE YOUR APPLICATION MAY BE DELAYED.

Options for payment of your annual membership will be provided when you apply. Alternatively you can use the Credit Card proforma and scan it across to 

When you press submit, the application form will be emailed to both the referee for confirmation and the SCS Administrator, Mel Cheekoory.

manual application

If you prefer, you can complete a paper application form which you need to print out, manually complete and then either scan it to or send it via post to the SCS office in Luton (see contact details below)

New Membership Application Form: Includes Full Member, Associate, Affiliate and Student Grades.

manual only - fellowship application

New Fellowship Application Form : The application form for Fellow Grade will require to be printed out and completed manually and then either scanned and emailed to or posted to the SCS Secretariat address in Luton.

All Membership Application forms, however provided to the Society, MUST be accompanied with an appropriate subscription payment, for example, cheque, credit card instruction, paypal payment, BACS payment.  Payment will only be processed once membership has been approved by the SCS Council at their next meeting. However, failure to attach payment to your application will mean a delay in your application form being processed and will only be presented to SCS Council once an acceptable accompanying subscription fee is received.


Our contact details

Society of Cosmetic Scientists
Suite 109, Christchurch House
40 Upper George Street
Bedfordshire LU1 2RS

Tel: +44(0)1582 726661






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