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Welcome to the Twin Cities Chapter of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists.  We are one of 19 Chapters within a National Society that is comprised of over 5,000 members.  The Twin Cities Chapter was formed in 1972, and holds virtual and in-person meetings in and around Minneapolis and St. Paul featuring presentations and discussions on scientific topics relevant to the cosmetic industry. In addition, the Chapter also provides opportunities for professional networking and outreach to students interested in technical careers in the cosmetics industry.

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Posted February 13, 2022

TCC SCC Announces 2022 Calendar of Events

All are invited to join us in 2022 as we return to in-person events! Our first event of the year is February 22 for networking, dinner and a panel discussion that will dive into the effects of the pandemic. In March, head to Chicago for our neighboring SCC chapter's main event Teamworks! May we will have a poster session and social activity, June we'll return to Bunker Hills for our Annual Golf Outing, and this fall we'll return to Top Golf with another poster session. November will be our final meeting of the year with an exciting new event in the works, plus 2023 officer installation. This year, the Annual Scientific Meeting of the SCC will be held for the first time in Los Angeles!

Posted Oct 1, 2021

TCC SCC Announces first in-person event of 2021!

All are invited to join us as we gather once again for education and networking, and golf! Tuesday October 26th at Top Golf Brooklyn Park, MN. Limited sponsorships and Posters available! Register today!

Posted Mar 13, 2021

TCC SCC Launches NEW Format for 2021 Spring Meetings!

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We've made it easier than ever to access great educational content through the TCC SCC! Watch or listen to the pre-recorded TCC SCCast presentation, then join us for our virtual monthly Zoom meeting where you'll be able to see the friendly faces of our chapter members and engage in a Q&A / discussion with the presenter live!

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Posted Jan 23, 2021


If you are a current SCC Member, please be sure to activate your account, or sign in as a member if your account is already active. Once logged in you will have access to valuable content including the Journal of Cosmetic Science, Annual Meeting and Webinars archives. The national website is, or CLICK HERE to go to member sign in page.

Posted November 14, 2019


The Twin Cities Chapter of the Society of Cosmetic Chemist is seeking sponsors to support our Quarterly Newsletter for 2020.  The publication is issued quarterly to over 100 chapter members and 100's more industry colleagues. Find past editions on the newsletter tab. Limited opportunities exist for newsletter sponsorship, so reserve your space early! Thank you for your support of the TCC SCC!

Posted September 23, 2019


A long-standing tradition in the Twin Cities, our annual poster session has for many years been held on a boat cruise down the Mississippi River, and most recently at local micro breweries. This year's event took us to another new venue -the new Top Golf location in Minneapolis! Thanks to our sponsors and poster presenters, we had a very successful event with nearly 50 in attendance!

Posted March 15, 2019


Thank you to everyone who attended the Holistic Cosmetic Symposium in Minneapolis on March 12 & 13! Special thanks to Dr. Robert Lochhead for presenting his course on Polymers in Cosmetics and Personal Care on March 12, and to all of our presenters in the Speaker Session and Exhibitors in Supplier Expo on March 13!


For those of you who expressed interest, Dr. Lochhead, Mindy Green and David Steinberg have each made their presentations available -please go to the Holistic Symposium Speaker page and click on their picture to view their decks in PDF format.

This event would not be possible without our Sponsors, as well as the support of National Society of Cosmetic Chemists. Thank you for your support of the TCC SCC!

Updated February 6, 2019


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