SCC Ontario Chapter
______________________________ Ontario Chapter Officers Chair Dorothy Maraprossians Unipex Solutions Canada Inc 235 Advance Blvd Brampton, ON L6T4J2 Ph: 905-453-7131 Fax: 905-453-0199 Chair Elect Shahin Kalantari d'Avicenna Inc 80 Cornerbrook drive, Toronto, ON. M3A 1H7 Ph: 416-567-6572 Secretary Monika Melao Charles Tennant & Company 34 Clayson Rd. Toronto, ON M9M 2G8 Ph: (416) 741-9264 Fax: (416) 741-6642 Treasurer Robert Castillo Univar Canada Ph: (416) 740-5300 Fax: (416) 740-2227 Directors Area II Bart Maxon Ph: 989-496-3035 Fax: 989-496-5508 Perry Romanowski Brains Publishing Ph: 708-207-7642 Past Chair Andrea Boylan Andicor Specialty Chemicals Corp. 590 Abilene Drive Mississauga, ON  L5T2T4 Ph: (905) 795-0911 Fax: (905) 795-0912
New SCC Ontario Survey The SCC Ontario board is happy to announce the launch of our new survey! As a member of the SCC Ontario chapter or someone who is interested in our chapter and attends the occasional meeting and/or function we are looking for your feedback.   Please take a moment to complete our brief survey and let us know what you like, and don't like as well as how we may improve on what we are doing.    Our objective as a society is the advancement of cosmetic science, which of course we all have a vested interest in! So why not do it in a way that educates as well as entertains!  Click Here to participate in the survey !
Holiday Dinner/Dance On November 27th , 2015 the SCC Ontario Chapter will be holding its Nineteenth Annual Holiday Dinner Dance at The Venetian Banquet & Hospitality Centre, 219 Romina Drive, City of Vaughan, ON, L4K 4V3 (tel: 905-264-9960) Start the evening at 6:30 p.m. by enjoying the specialties from the antipasto table. Dinner will follow at 7:30 p.m. SHARP. The dance floor will be open until 1:00 a.m. and you can enjoy a sweets table at 11:00 p.m. Our “Toy Mountain” toy drive is back this year after a HUGE success last year. See details here. Also back by popular demand the Music and Entertainment of “Matt Dean Productions”!!! The price is $100 per person. Corporate tables of 8 at $800 or10 at $1000 are also available. Single table of eight minimum. Please RSVP to Dorothy Maraprossians by email here            or call 905-601- 8766 by November 18th. Our Holiday Dinner Dance is always a huge success as it gives us all the opportunity to gather together for an informal evening. Mark your calendars now and RSVP soon. More Details Here …
Ratan K Chaudhuri, Ph.D. Abstract Water homeostasis in the epidermis is the determinant factor for skin appearance, mechanical properties, barrier function, and metabolism. Human skin contains about 70% water. Shouldn’t this be the first target for all skin care products?  As we get older and expose our skin to sun longer result in dryer skin because of up- and down regulation of key genes/proteins responsible for hydration. Therefore, the first focus of this presentation will be on the modulation of endogenous hydration network to achieve long- lasting and controlled hydration. Then the focus will be shifted on preventive and restorative anti-aging pathways in order to obtain true anti- aging benefits.  Selection of ingredient(s) will be discussed that involves in modulating genes, proteins, enzymes involved in preventive and restorative anti-aging pathways.  Preventive anti-aging targets will include (i) broad-spectrum antioxidant protection to limit direct oxidative damage of biomolecules and organelles (ii) modulating inflammation by inhibiting pro-inflammatory genes and enzymes to minimize inflammation induced skin damage,  (iii) inhibiting matrix metalloprotease activities to protect extracellular matrix proteins and (iv) reducing glycation in order to maintain elasticity and changes in the dermis associated with the aging process. Restorative anti -aging targets will include modulation of key genes/proteins, like collagen, elastin, adhesion proteins (such as, Cadherin) etc.   Take home message of this presentation will be what to select and why in order to maintain homeostatic balance and to provide anti-aging benefits.
Seneca College is developing a full time, one year, day time post graduate certificate in Cosmetic Science.  We are currently seeking industry experts in the areas of raw materials, formulation and cosmetic regulations to develop curriculum and/or provide instruction.  Ideal candidates will have excellent English skills and current expertise in the cosmetic industry.  If you are interested, please forward your resume and contact information here :  
Northern Highlights: October 2015 Edition
MEMBERSHIP For those who would like to become members, yearly fees are $140 US. Applications are available from your Executive Committee or on-line at  Please return the completed form at your convenience and reap the benefits of the SCC.  For renewal memberships, please send payments directly to the SCC National Office.  For your convenience, National will accept payment by VISA, Mastercard or AMEX.  Please contact National for details.
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Presenters Welcome ! The SCC Ontario Chapter Board is currently accepting submissions for presentations !  Interested parties can submit a presentation abstract and a biography.  Your talk may be accepted for either a Chapter Meeting or Education Day.  Please send all enquiries to Andy Halasz (speaker coordinator).  Email Here !
PRE-REGISTER TO SAVE MONEY If you prefer you can reserve a spot by email or fax. Send us a note that you will be there. We will confirm receipt of your reservation. You can then either bring the payment with you or put it in the mail. Please make your reservation prior to NOV.2nd, 2015. Please note: Should you register and not attend you will be invoiced the meeting fee. Students must have their payment in by Monday prior to the meeting. To make your reservation today contact Rob at: or fax at (416) 740-2227 OR on-line here Register Online Location: The Venetian Banquet & Hospitality Centre 219 Romina Drive, City of Vaughan, ON, L4K 4V3 (tel: 905-264-9960) Time: 5:00 p.m. Cocktails 6:00 p.m. Dinner 7:00 p.m. Presentation 8:00 p.m. Adjournment Fees: $45 pre-paid SCC member $55 pre-paid non-member $10 pre-paid student $60 at the door  
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“Dr Joe” Schwarcz Visits SCC Ontario at Seneca College! On Thursday October 15th the SCC Ontario Chapter in association with Seneca College (York Campus) was extremely pleased to present an evening with “Dr Joe” Schwarcz! Dr Schwarcz’s presentation “Mirror Mirror on the Wall…” was an informative and entertaining look at the many aspects of science and chemistry that bombard us on a daily basis and the misinformation that can be spread by less than trustworthy sources. Dr. Joe is the Director of McGill University’s “Office for Science & Society” and is well known for his lectures on topics ranging from the chemistry of love to the science of aging. The event brought out many students who had a chance to meet and speak with SCC Ontario members about the cosmetics industry and was a great opportunity to spread awareness of the new Cosmetic Science Certificate Program that will be launched in the spring of 2016 at Seneca!  A special thanks go out to the organizers of the event: Sherrill Archer of Seneca, Dennis Zuccolin, Andy Halasz and the SCC Ontario board.  
Job Search Here Colors in Cosmetics Pigment Quality Control and the Importance of Dispersion by KELLY DOBOS on 10/09/2015 Read More Here 2016 SCC Ontario Chapter Board Elections Information Here Advertise With us: Information Here !