Workshop 1:
Optical Non-invasive in-vivo Measurements in the Cosmetic Research

Date Tuesday, 18 September 2018
Time 10:00 – 14:30
Location INFINITY Hotel (Congress Hotel)
Room: Multifunktionsraum 1-2
Price 350,00 €


Optical non-invasive in-vivo measurements are promising methods for the development of cosmetic products. They are excellently suitable for the analysis of different parameters of the human skin, as well as other organs. They are also an important basis for advertising massages.

The cellular structure and the thickness of skin layers can be analysed by laser scanning microscopy while optical coherence tomography produces vertical sections of the skin, comparable to invasive histological sections. Raman microscopic measurements describe the penetration of topically applied substances and their kinetics. Electron-spin-resonance-spectrometry allows the analysis of the interaction of antioxidants and free radicals in the skin, important for development of antiaging products.


10:00 – 10:40 Optical Coherence Tomography
Prof. Julia Welzel
(Klinikum Augsburg, Germany)
10:45 – 11:25 Electronen Spin Resonance Spectroscopy to Evaluate Oxidative Stress and Drug Delivery
Prof. Martina Meinke
(Charité, Germany)
11:30 – 12:10 Application of the Laserscan Microscopy in Cosmetic Research
Dr. Susanne Lange-Asschenfeldt
(Klagenfurt, Austria)
12:10 – 13:00 Lunch
13:00 – 13:40 Perspectives of Raman and Two-photon Microscopies in Cosmetology
Dr. Dr. Maxim Darvin
(Charité, Germany)
13:45 – 14:25 Cosmetic Research Applications of Line-field Confocal Optical Coherence Tomography
Maxime Cazalas
(Damae Medical, France)

Workshop 2:
Skin Models in Cosmetics

Date Tuesday, 18 September 2018
Time 10:00 – 13:45
Location INFINITY Hotel (Congress Hotel)
Room: Multifunktionsraum 3
Price 350,00 €


By law, cosmetic products cannot be tested any more in different parts of the world on animals. In the phase of development, the cosmetic products are tested on skin models. Different human skin models are on the market, provided by companies and institutions. The skin models have different properties and consist of different skin layers. Some models represent the normal human skin, others represent the aged and inflammatory skin. The present workshop gives a survey on different models related to different applications interesting for cosmetic research.


10:00 – 10:40 Impedance Spectroscopy and Novel in vitro Skin Models as New Tools in Dermatological Research
Dr. Florian Groeber-Becker
(Fraunhofer-Institut für Silicatforschung ISC; Translationszentrum Regenerative Therapien; TLZ-RT Gruppenleitung Standardisierte Testsysteme Uni Würzburg, Germany)
10:45 – 11:25 In vitro Skin Models for Basic and Preclinical Research
Dipl.-Ing. Anna Löwa
(FU Berlin, Germany)
11:30 – 12:10 Efficacy Testing of Biological Tanners Using 3-D Skin Models
Prof. Jörg von Hagen
(Merck, Germany)
12:10 – 13:00 Lunch
13:00 – 13:40 Artificial Skin in Cosmetic Research
Dr. Helena Kandarova
(MatTek Corporation, USA)

Workshop 3:
Preservation of Cosmetics

Date Tuesday, 18 September 2018
Time 10:00 – 14:30
Location INFINITY Hotel (Congress Hotel)
Room: Multifunktionsraum 4
Price 350,00 €


How important is preservation in the microbiological safety of cosmetics?

In this workshop, both basic and modern, know-how about the preservation of cosmetics is transmitted. The main focus is on the microbiological safety, providing regulatory aspects, but also a lot of practical insights.

  • What is meant by a Microbiological Quality Management (MQM)?
  • What has to be considered for the testing of microbiological stability (challenge test)?
  • How to achieve sufficient preservation for modern cosmetic formulations?

The workshop is intended for people starting to work in the development of new recipes, but also as an update for more experienced people in charge of development or quality and safety control of cosmetics.

Please do not hesitate to ask any questions. The speakers will be happy to answer them during the workshop.


10:00 – 10:20 Introduction
Dr. Rainer Simmering
(Henkel AG & Co. KGaA, Germany)
10:20 – 10:40 Regulatory Aspects
Dr. Rainer Simmering
(Henkel AG & Co. KGaA, Germany)
10:45 – 11:15 Testing the Microbiological Stability of Cosmetics
Dipl.-Ing. Joelle Nussbaum
(BAV Institut, Germany)
11:20 – 11:50 Meaning of a Holistic MQM System
Bernd Heinken
(Schülke & Mayr GmbH, Germany)
11:50 – 13:00 Lunch
13:00 – 14:00 How to Achieve Sufficient Preservation for Modern Cosmetic Formulation?
Dr. David Melchior
(BASF PCN GmbH, Germany)
14:05 – 14:25 Questions & Answers,

Workshop 4:
Development and Application of Formulations Containing Caffeine
for Hair Growth and Beauty

Date Tuesday, 18 September 2018
Time 10:00 – 13:30
Location INFINITY Hotel (Congress Hotel)
Room: Multifunktionsraum 5
Price 150,00 €


The development of hair growth and hair beauty products is a main focus of the development at the Dr. Kurt Wolff GmbH & Co. KG.

At the present workshop, it will be demonstrated that the topical application of caffeine in different formulations and concentrations is an excellent compound for cosmetic products. Among several biological effects, caffeine works as a stimulant and protective factor of the hair roots.

In-vitro experiments show that caffeine protects the hair roots from damage caused by environmental impact. Under the condition of androgenetic alopecia, caffeine unveils preventive effects against negative hormonal influence. Ex-vivo and in-vivo studies confirm the benefits. Finally, the physiological availability of caffeine can be shown in in-vivo penetration studies.


10:00 – 10:30 The Influence of the Hair Follicles on the Absorption of Topically Applied Caffeine
PD Dr. Alexa Patzelt
(Charité, Germany)
10:35 – 11:05 Caffeine in Hair Physiology, Gene Expressions and Probable Pathways
Dr. Tamas Biro
(University Debrecen, Hungary)
11:10 – 11:40 Caffeine in Hair Physiology, Review of more than 10 Years of Caffeine Research
Prof. Dr. med. habil. Tobias Fischer
(Kepler Universitätsklinikum, Linz, Austria)
11:45 – 12:15 Caffeine, a Suitable Alternative to Prevent Androgenetic Baldness. Outcomes of an Non-inferiority Study with a 5% Minoxidil Solution
Dr. Rachita Dhurat
(Lokmanya Tilak Municipal General Hospital, Mumbai, India)
12:15 – 13:00 Lunch
13:00 – 13:30 Caffeine, a Protective Principle Against Environmental Impact
Dr. rer. nat. Marta Bertolini
(Monasterium Laboratory, Skin & Hair Research Solutions GmbH, Münster, Germany)