Forum Cosmeticum 2020

Forum Cosmeticum 2020, 28 – 29 October – new date

In view of the current situation in connection with the Corona Virus, DGK e.V. has decided not only to postpone the Forum Cosmeticum to 28.-29. October 2020 but also go as virtual event.

It was not an easy decision yet considering the responsibility towards the health of our visitors and speakers and the restrictions in travelling, we had to act. As we already announced now the Forum Cosmeticum will take place in the Estrel Congress Centre in Berlin, alongside the SEPAWA® CONGRESS. Thus, our delegates not only can enjoy excellent scientific presentations, but also visit the numerous suppliers of the SEPAWA® Exhibition.

Additionally, the registration fees have been reduced and adjusted to the entrance fees of SEPAWA® e.V..

Registration is open now
I hope we will meet either virtually!

Best regards,

Dr. Hartmut Schmidt-Lewerkühne
President of the DGK


Wednesday, 28 October 2020

09:00 – 09:15 Opening Address
Hartmut Schmidt-Lewerkühne
President of the DGK
Session 1: Microbiome: I spy with my little eye
09:15 – 10:00 Keynote Address
Markus Egert
Furtwangen University
10:00 – 10:30 Rebalancing microbiota for a healthy skin
Benjamin MAREC
Codif Technologie Naturelle
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee break
11:00 – 11:30 Skin barrier function and microbiota equilibrium, a way to favor comfort of reactive skins
Bettina Barlog
Seppic GmbH
11:30 – 12:00 Understand scalp microbiota to tackle scalp conditions
Torsten Clarius
12:00 – 12:15 Coffee break
Session 2: Microbiological Quality Management: “Safety first”
12:15 – 12:45 Microbiological product safety – a successful new view
Ulrich Eigener
12:45 – 13:15 Risk management under optimal cost aspects thanks MQM
Joelle Nussbaum
BAV Institut
13:15 – 14:30 Lunch break
14:30 – 15:00 Integrated preservation concepts for microbiological safety
Bernd Heinken
Session 3: Light, UV and the Environment – New waves for future
15:00 – 15:30 EcoSun Pass: A tool to evaluate the ecofriendliness of UV filters used in sunscreen products
Sascha Pawlowski
15:30 – 16:00 Sun Protection – New SPF-methods make UV-protection visible, wavelength by wavelength
Uli Osterwalder
Sun Protection
16:00 – 16:30 Stress detection on skin – EPR investigations of cutaneous redox status
Silke Lohan
Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin


Thursday, 29 October 2020

Session 4: New Detection Methods – Seeing is believing
09:00 – 09:30 “Seeing is believing” – what about feeling? A sensory-driven formulation concept
Petra Huber
ZHAW Zürcher Hochschule
09:30 – 10:00 Water bonding in the Stratum Corneum in untreated/treated skin using in vivo confocal Raman microscopy
Maxim Darvin
Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin
10:00 – 10:30 In Vivo Confocal Raman Spectroscopy can Detect Signs of Aging and Photoaging in the Human Dermis
Stephan Bielfeldt
10:30 – 10:45 Coffee break
10:45 – 11:15 Application of an easy-to-perform high-energy (HEV) and low-end visible (LEV) light transmittance method
Nicole Braun
11:15 – 11:45 Skin care research and claim substantiation: from rational design to performance imaging and facial color mapping
Remo Campiche
11:45 – 12:00 Coffee break
12:00 – 12:30 Senolytics – clearing aging skin of “zombie cells”
Franziska Wandrey



Member ticket:* 225.– € (incl. Get-together)
Non-Member ticket: 275.– € (incl. Get-together)
Retirees: 50.– € (incl. Get-together)
Students: free

All ticket prices are tax-free services according to §4 Nr. 22a UStG.

*The member ticket is valid for members of the Sepawa and DGK e.V.“

Registration will open on July 1, 2020.