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 to postpone the Forum Cosmeticum to 28.-29. October 2020.

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. Now the Forum Cosmeticum will take place in the Estrel Congress Center in Berlin, alongside the SEPAWA Congress. Thus, our delegates not only can enjoy excellent scientific presentations, but also visit over 300 suppliers of the SEPAWA Exhibition.

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

Registration will open on July 1, 2020. Mark your calendar!

Keep informed and visit our website for updates!

Warm regards,

Dr. Hartmut Schmidt-Lewerkühne
President of the DGK




Estrel Hotel Berlin
Sonnenallee 225, 12057 Berlin, Germany

Tel.: +49 30 6831-0


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
Pierre-Yves Morvan
Codif Technologie Naturelle
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 Estrel Berlin’s convenient location and ideal transportation connections mean that we are easy to reach both by car and when using public transport. The nearest slip road to the highway is only 1.5 kilometres away, and we’re only 13 kilometres from Berlin’s Schönefeld Airport (SXF) and from the upcoming Berlin Brandenburg Airport (BER) set to open in the near future. The Sonnenallee S-Bahn commuter train station can be reached on foot in only three minutes, and a bus stop and taxi rank are located right in front of the hotel.

For further information, please visit: Estrel Website / Location & Directions


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.

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