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 April 30, 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



Registration will open soon …

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.