and developing innovative ideas for future
growth and advancement of the SCC.
The new treasurer is
Liz Streland. She is currently the key account
manager for Croda, Inc.
She has been a member
since 1995 and has maintained a large presence
within the SCC community, having served (twice)
as California Chapter
treasurer, Chapter chair, Area I director
and her most recent position of Area III
director. Streland also held a seat on the
national constitution and bylaws committee, national NextGen mentor committee,
national future scientist initiative subcommittee, Area councilor, and COCA. Her
goals for the SCC include furthering the
growth of the Society and increasing the
value of membership by including more
benefits and offering group member-ships/discounts to companies in order to
encourage their support. She also seeks
to offer a training program for incoming
chapter treasurers to include financial
software and non-profit requirements,
increasing chapter rebate increments to
reward membership growth and allowing
all those interested and eligible to run for
National Office to do so—eliminating the
two candidates per office ballot limit.
The new Area II director, Yulia Park,
is currently the manager of toxicology group for Amway. Her participation
within the SCC includes being one of
the founding members of the Michigan
Chapter. Park has also been involved
with the SCC as a COCA member, Area
II councilor, and COSA
member. Park’s goals
for the SCC are to help
chapters with delivery
of quality content that
would benefit current
members and attract
new ones, maximizing
by communicating the
benefits of SCC membership through
various channels and reaching out to
populations not yet familiar with SCC.
The new Area III director is Karen
Chun, who is currently
the West Coast sales director for Symrise, Inc.
Chun served as Area III
councilor, and held seats
on the COSA committee,
national by-laws committee and nomination
committee. As Area III
director, her goals are
to be a liaison between
chapters within Area III and the board
of directors to ensure continuous communication and encourage expression of
ideas and suggestions. She also seeks to
support Area III chapters in planning educational meetings by gaining access to
speakers and topics from other chapters
and organizations that may not be otherwise easily accessible.
The new Area IV director, Dennis
Abeduto, is currently a senior applications
chemist at Colonial Chemical, Inc. He has
been on the COCA committee and since
becoming a member, he
has served as chapter
chair and secretary for
the Midwest Chapter. As
Area IV director, Abeduto
seeks to facilitate communication between
Area IV chapters and the
national office by being
actively involved in those
chapters, strengthen the
collaborative capabilities between Areas
and increase membership and member
involvement throughout Area IV.
• The Society of Cosmetic Chemists
has a series of monographs that include
relevant technical information and can be
ordered online. The topics covered are:
• Silicones in Hair Care: The use of sili-
cone materials in hair care and skin care
has been known in the art for over 50
years. Skin care formulations incorporat-
ing dimethicone polymers premiered in
the marketplace slightly earlier than did
hair care products.
• Surfactants: This monograph is intended to introduce practicing cosmetic
chemists to some of the principles of surfactant use. For this reason, only those
theoretical aspects of surface chemistry
are discussed which are believed to be important to cosmetic formulators.
• Permanent Hair Dye: Although hair
dyeing has been used as a cosmetic treatment throughout history, the process as
we know it today stems from the discoveries in the 19th Century that hydrogen
peroxide both bleaches the natural color
of hair and oxidizes chemicals such as aromatic amines on hair to give dark colors.
• Antiperspirants and Deodorants: The
intent of this monograph is two fold.
First, to provide the reader not familiar
with antiperspirants and deodorants with
basic information and secondly, to provide readers experienced in the field with
specific detailed information relevant to
many aspects of antiperspirant and deodorant technology.
• Nail Lacquer Technology: In spite of
the long history and relative ubiquity of
nail products, the formulation of nail lacquers traditionally has been a highly specialized discipline within cosmetic science.
• Skin, Hair and Nail Structure and
Function and Associated Diseases: The skin
is the body’s largest organ in the average
adult; yet, in most places it is less than
2mm thick. Although we are all aware of
our skin and its state of health, few of us
appreciate the complexity of its structure
and the diversity of its functions.
• Lipstick Technology: The use of colorants to enhance the appearance of the
lips dates back to antiquity. Paintings and
archaeological excavations from early
Egyptian, Babylonian and Sumerian civilizations confirm that women in these early
societies painted their lips with mixtures
of hematite and red ochre in vegetable oil
or animal fat.
• Colorants Used in the Cosmetic
Industry: The purpose of this monograph is
to give the reader a general idea and overview of the basic concepts and principles
of color usage in the cosmetics industry.