Forum Cosmeticum 2020

Welcome to the Forum Cosmeticum 2020

Since 1984 the Forum Cosmeticum has been taking place every 2 years alternating between Switzerland, Austria and Germany – organized by the respective national societies SwissSCC, GÖCh and DGK e.V.

In 2020 DGK e.V. will be the organizer of the Forum Cosmeticum under the motto:

“Uncover the Invisible”

16 high class papers shed light on the motto from the standpoint of different cosmetic disciplines.

Please find further details at:

Program Registration

Dr. Hartmut Schmidt-Lewerkühne
President of the DGK




Hotel Aquino
Tagungszentrum Katholische Akademie
Hannoversche Straße 5b
10115 Berlin
Tel.: +49 30 28486-0


Our hotel recommendations, with special price arrangements, close to the Aquino venue:

H+ Hotel Berlin Mitte
Chausseestraße 118, 10115 Berlin
(350 m distance)

Prices (incl. breakfast):
Single room:   119.– € / day
Double room: 129.– € / day

For your reservation, please use the keyword “Forum Cosmeticum 2020”.

This offer is valid until March 30, 2020.


Adina Apartment Hotel
Platz vor dem neuen Tor 6, 10115 Berlin
(550 m distance)

Prices (incl. breakfast):
Single room:   146.– € / day
Double room: 158.– € / day

For your reservation, please use the keyword “Forum Cosmeticum 2020”.

This offer is valid until March 06, 2020.


Tuesday, 12 May 2020

09:00 – 10:00Registration
10:00 – 10:15Opening Address
Hartmut Schmidt-Lewerkühne
President of the DGK
Session 1: Microbiome: I spy with my little eye
10:15 – 11:00Keynote Address
Markus Egert
Furtwangen University
11:00 – 11:30Rebalancing microbiota for a healthy skin
Laury Blambert
Codif International
11:30 – 12:00Skin barrier function and microbiota equilibrium, a way to favor comfort of reactive skins
Bettina Barlog
Seppic GmbH
12:00 – 12:30Understand scalp microbiota to tackle scalp conditions
Torsten Clarius
12:30 – 14:00Lunch break
Session 2: Microbiological Quality Management: “Safety first”
14:00 – 14:30Microbiological product safety – a successful new view
Ulrich Eigener
14:30 – 15:00Risk management under optimal cost aspects thanks MQM
Joelle Nussbaum
BAV Institut
15:00 – 15:30Integrated preservation concepts for microbiological safety
Bernd Heinken
15:30 – 16:00Coffee break
16:00 – 17:30General assembly DGK
17:30 – 23:00Get together


Wednesday, 13 May 2020

Session 3: Light, UV and the Environment – New waves for future
09:00 – 09:30EcoSun Pass: A tool to evaluate the ecofriendliness of UV filters used in sunscreen products
Sascha Pawlowski
09:30 – 10:00Sun Protection – New SPF-methods make UV-protection visible, wavelength by wavelength
Uli Osterwalder
Sun Protection
10:00 – 10:30Stress detection on skin – EPR investigations of cutaneous redox status
Martina Meinke
Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin
10:30 – 10:45Award Ceremony
10:45 – 11:15Coffee break
Session 4: New Detection Methods – Seeing is believing
11:15 – 11:45“Seeing is believing” – what about feeling? A sensory-driven formulation concept
Petra Huber
ZHAW Züricher Hochschule
11:45 – 12:15Water bonding in the Stratum Corneum in untreated/treated skin using in vivo confocal Raman microscopy
Maxim Darvin
Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin
12:15 – 12:45In Vivo Confocal Raman Spectroscopy can Detect Signs of Aging and Photoaging in the Human Dermis
Kathrin Friedrichsen
12:45 – 14:30Lunch break
14:30 – 15:00Application of an easy-to-perform high-energy (HEV) and low-end visible (LEV) light transmittance method
Nicole Braun
15:00 – 15:30Skin care research and claim substantiation: from rational design to performance imaging and facial color mapping
Remo Campiche
15:30 – 16:00Senolytics – clearing aging skin of “zombie cells”
Franziska Wandrey
16:00 – 16:15Closing remarks
Hartmut Schmidt-Lewerkühne
President of the DGK



The Hotel Aquino Conference Centre – getting there by public transport:

  • Bus: 142 – “Philippstrasse” bus stop
  • U-Bahn: U6 – Oranienburger Tor station (located on Friedrichstrasse)
  • Tram: M1, M6 and M12 – Oranienburger Tor stop (located on Friedrichstrasse)
  • S-Bahn: Friedrichstrasse Station, then take the U6 or tram to Oranienburger Tor
  • For further information, please visit: Hotel Aquino Website / Our Location



Member ticket:*700.– € (incl. Get-together)
Non-Member ticket:750.– € (incl. Get-together)
Pensioner (member):*150.– € (incl. Get-together)
Pensioner (non-member):200.– € (incl. Get-together)

All prices plus 19 % VAT.

If you would like to register please click here: Registration

*The member ticket is valid for members of the DGK e.V, GÖCH and SWISS SCC.