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New England Society of Cosmetic Chemists

Dedicated to the Advancement of Cosmetic Science

Announcement: November 17 Meeting

***Registration is now full. Thank you to all who registered, looking forward to seeing you soon!

When: November 17, 2022 at 5pm

Where: Volturno Pizza (72 Shrewsbury Street Worcester, MA 01604)

What/Why: Officer Installation and Pasta Making Class with Dinner

Cost: $50 for members / $55 for non-members

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*Pasta Making Class is limited to 35 people. Register and prepay to reserve your spot!

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Thank you to all who attended our 8th Annual New England Society of Cosmetic Chemists Golf Outing

Once the rain went away, we could not have asked for more perfect day! As always, we had the best group of participants, sponsors and staff and on behalf of the New England SCC, we would like to thank all of you for your support in making this years’ golf outing a success. Here is to the fun times shared, relationships formed, and to a relaxing day out of the office. Thank you again and we already can’t wait until next year, hope to see you there!

Shout out to our 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place teams, sponsors/donators, and the amazing board members of the NESCC Chapter!

Sponsors/Donations: Barentz, Bradford Soap Works, Brenntag, Colonial Chemical, Inc., Commonwealth Soap and Toiletries, DeWolf Chem, The Estée Lauder Companies Inc., Koster Keunen, Living Proof, Inc., Olaplex Inc. (Nasdaq: OLPX), Southern Chemical & Textiles, Tata Harper Skincare, Webco Chemical Corp

Top right: 1st place team

Bottom left: 2nd place team

Bottom right: 3rd place team

🚨 Announcement:

New England Society of Cosmetic Chemist Meeting September 22nd

More Details Below

When: Thursday, September 22nd

  • Registration 5:00-5:30pm
  • Speaker 5:30-6:15pm
  • Dinner to follow speaker

Where: O’Conner’s Restaurant & Bar 1160 West Boylston Street Worcester, MA 01606

Topic: What is the mindset of an Indie Founder?

Speaker: Luciana Coutinho, Founder and CPO at luluble, Inc.

Cost: $50 for members / $55 for non-members

Where to Pay:

What is the mindset of an Indie Founder?

Luciana Coutinho, Founder and Chief Product Officer at luluble, will provide an update on the State of Indie 2022 and share her point of view about different types of Indie Founders – their dreams, desires, and goals when it comes to Product Development. She will also point out what is going right and/or wrong for Indie and highlight challenges related to supply chain and operations of raw ingredients and manufacturers. She would like to open a discussion panel with attendees on ways that these areas could be improved to better assist these Founders.

Introducing Our Speaker, Luciana Coutinho!

Above: Biography of Luciana Coutinho, Founder and Chief Product Officer of luluble, Inc.

For more information about this NESCC meeting, please contact Joy Welsh at

5/26 Healthy Scalp Care for Healthy Hair Event

Healthy Scalp Care for Healthy Hair Event

Zoom Link


Pascal Yvon, PharmD, MBAHead of Botanicals, Personal Care  Croda Inc. BioPascal Yvon, PharmD, MBA, has over 25 years of global experience in the life sciences industries. He has worked for global corporations as well as start-ups in sales, marketing, and general management positions. He has authored many cosmetic trade journal articles and regularly speaks at leading industry events and conferences.Dr. Yvon holds a doctorate in pharmacy from the Pharmacy University, Paris, and an Executive MBA from Rutgers university, NJ. He is a member of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists, NY Chapter.
 AbstractHealthy scalp for healthy hairAfter a rapid review of the scalp biology and potential scalp skin conditions, the presentation will address formulation strategies to maintain a healthy scalp.For many people, the scalp is hidden under the hair where no one can see it, and so it does not cause much daily concern. Rarely are consumers complimented for a beautiful scalp. However, attention should be paid to it. The scalp is the soft tissue envelope of the cranium. It is the anatomical area bordered by the face at the front and by the neck at the sides and back. There are five layers to the scalp; the first and outermost one being the skin. This unique part of the body is both an extension of the face and a concentrated area for hair growth. In fact, the proximate structural arrangement of the scalp and hair leads to an interdependent relationship between the two. Thus, maintaining a healthy scalp is important for healthy hair, as well as a healthy hair-free head. 

For more information, contact us at

March 19th Meeting! Emerging Trends in the Natural Personal Care and Natural Home Care Categories

Brief Overview: A very current look at all the sociocultural, technical and regulatory influences impacting the Natural Personal Care and Natural Home Care sectors.


When: March 19th 2020

Where: Romaine’s Restaurant
299 W. Main Street
Northborough, MA 01532

Registration: 5:00 – 5:30pm

Speaker: 5:30 – 6:30pm

Dinner & Dessert: 6:30 – 7:30pm


Member ($50):

Non-member ($55):

Students are free!  Please email Beth McGowan to sign-up.


Biography of our Speaker, Jack Corley

Jack Corley is Chief Sales Officer of Custom Essence Inc. and serves as President of Custom Essence Inc.’s Natural Fragrances Division. He is also a member of the Custom Essence, Inc. Board of Advisors. Mr. Corley has 39 years’ experience in the Fragrance and Flavor Industry. Prior to joining Custom Essence in July 2014, Mr. Corley was Vice-President and Director of Sales and Marketing for Symrise, managing the PureScent (formerly Trilogy Fragrances) division and brand. Mr. Corley also spent 21 years with International Flavors and Fragrances in a number of Executive positions.

 He has written numerous articles related to personal care subjects over the years and is a featured speaker at Fragrance and Personal Care events and seminars as well. In addition, he was a founding member of the Natural Product Association Personal Care and Home Care Standards Committees; a Charter Member and Joint Committee member of the NSF-305 task force; and a Board Member of the Natural and Organic Health and beauty Alliance (NOHBA).

Additionally, Mr. Corley is as an Adjunct Professor of Business at Monmouth University, in West Long Branch, NJ for the past 15 years.

 Mr. Corley holds both a BBA and an MBA from Baruch College, is a former Associate Professor of Business at St. John’s University, New York

Growth of Flexible Packaging in Cosmetics

When:  Thursday, November 21st, 2019

Where:  Pleasant Valley Country Club

95 Armsby Road

Sutton, MA 01590

Registration: 5:00 – 5:30pm 

Speaker: 5:30 – 6:30pm

Dinner & Dessert: 6:30 – 7:30pm

Member ($50)

Non-member ($55)

Students – free.  Please email Beth McGowan to sign-up.

The New England Chapter of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists is pleased to host Tom Carroll. Tom is a Packaging Solutions Specialist for Industrial Packaging, one of the oldest privately held packaging distributors in the Northeast. He has been associated with Industrial Packaging for 30 years — 10 years as a supplier and 20 years as a packaging salesman. Tom has been in the packaging business for 35 years, holding regional sales management positions in the Northeast with Reynolds Metals Company and Sealed Air, formerly W.R. Grace Cryovac Division, working with distributors to help grow their product lines. He currently lives in North Hampton, NH.

We hope you’ll join us at Pleasant Valley Country Club for our installation of new officers as well as Tom’s presentation, titled “Growth of Flexible Packaging in Cosmetics.”

Educational Seminar

When: Thursday, October 17th, 2019

Where: Assumption College

500 Salisbury Street

Worcester, MA 01609

Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Topic:  Scale-Up and Processing of Cosmetics

Assumption College Students (free) – email Beth McGowan to register

New England SCC Members (free) – email Beth McGowan to register

Non-members or Members of other chapters ($75) –

Tabletop Sponsor ($200) –

Course Summary

In the cosmetic industry it is imperative that new products get from the bench to manufacturing as quickly as possible. This is the job of the Process Development Engineer and the process is called scale up.  The talk will discuss the different aspects of scale up: heat transfer, addition rates and energy input as it pertains to batch size and different equipment.

Who Should Attend

This course is for anyone involved in:

  • Developing products on the bench.
  • Scaling up cosmetic products.
  • First production batches.
  • Regular production of batches.
  • Suppliers of raw materials to the cosmetic industry.
  • Students

Course Outline

  1. Scale Up Introduction      
  2. Cosmetic Processing Equipment
    1. Vessels
    2. Mixers
    3. High Shear Mixers
      1. Batch
      2. Inline
    4. Pumps
  3. Scale Up Parameters and Variables
    1. Liquids-Emulsions-Emulsions/Solids
      1. Batch
      2. Heating/Cooling
      3. Mass Transfer
      4. Controlling Shear
    2. Continuous
      1. Heating/Cooling
      2. Mass Transfer
      3. Controlling Shear
    3. Emulsions/Solids
      1. Shade Matching
  4. Procedure Requirements
    1. Terms
    2. Equipment Lists/Details/Controls
    3. Filling Concerns/Requirements

About the Instructor

DAVID YACKO was Vice President Research & Development at Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. — one of the world’s leading cosmetic developers and manufacturers — for 15 years. He had been with Estee Lauder over 25 years before retiring in 2016. His department was responsible for worldwide scale-up for Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. He earned his BS degree in Chemical Engineering from Tri State University in Angola, Indiana. David has worked in the cosmetic industry for 40 years, including 17 years with Chesebrough-Ponds in both Research & Development (13 years) and Manufacturing (4 years). He currently lives in Walterboro, SC.