Forum Cosmeticum 2020

Forum Cosmeticum 2020, 28 – 29 October – We Go Virtual – the 1st Forum Cosmeticum Virtual Event!

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


Estrel Hotel Berlin
Sonnenallee 225, 12057 Berlin, Germany

Tel.: +49 30 6831-0


Wednesday, 28 October 2020

09:00 – 09:15Opening Address
Hartmut Schmidt-Lewerkühne
President of the DGK
Session 1: Microbiome: I spy with my little eye
09:15 – 10:00Keynote Address
Markus Egert
Furtwangen University
10:00 – 10:30Rebalancing microbiota for a healthy skin
Benjamin MAREC
Codif Technologie Naturelle
10:30 – 11:00Coffee break
11:00 – 11:30Skin barrier function and microbiota equilibrium, a way to favor comfort of reactive skins
Bettina Barlog
Seppic GmbH
11:30 – 12:00Understand scalp microbiota to tackle scalp conditions
Torsten Clarius
12:00 – 12:15Coffee break
Session 2: Microbiological Quality Management: “Safety first”
12:15 – 12:45Microbiological product safety – a successful new view
Ulrich Eigener
12:45 – 13:15Risk management under optimal cost aspects thanks MQM
Joelle Nussbaum
BAV Institut
13:15 – 14:30Lunch break
14:30 – 15:00Integrated preservation concepts for microbiological safety
Bernd Heinken
Session 3: Light, UV and the Environment – New waves for future
15:00 – 15:30EcoSun Pass: A tool to evaluate the ecofriendliness of UV filters used in sunscreen products
Sascha Pawlowski
15:30 – 16:00Sun Protection – New SPF-methods make UV-protection visible, wavelength by wavelength
Uli Osterwalder
Sun Protection
16:00 – 16:30Stress detection on skin – EPR investigations of cutaneous redox status
Silke Lohan
Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin
16:30 – 17:30General assembly DGK


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 – 10:00Water bonding in the Stratum Corneum in untreated/treated skin using in vivo confocal Raman microscopy
Maxim Darvin
Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin
10:00 – 10:30In Vivo Confocal Raman Spectroscopy can Detect Signs of Aging and Photoaging in the Human Dermis
Stephan Bielfeldt
10:30 – 10:45Coffee break
10:45 – 11:15Application of an easy-to-perform high-energy (HEV) and low-end visible (LEV) light transmittance method
Nicole Braun
11:15 – 11:45Skin care research and claim substantiation: from rational design to performance imaging and facial color mapping
Remo Campiche
11:45 – 12:00Coffee break
12:00 – 12:30Senolytics – clearing aging skin of “zombie cells”
Franziska Wandrey
12:30 – 13:00Closing 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:*125.– €
Non-Member ticket:175.– €
Retirees:50.– €

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 is open.