Cosmetic Science Conference (CSC)

Starting in 2021, the Cosmetic Science Conference will in future run alongside the SEPAWA® CONGRESS. The CSC is the key event for all those interested in the latest trends in the cosmetic industry as well as in cutting edge cosmetic science –formulators and researchers alike.


The fourth Cosmetic Science Conference (CSC) – organized by the German Society for Scientific and Applied Cosmetics (DGK e.V.) – will take place on October 16, 2024, simultaneously with SEPAWA® CONGRESS 2024. The CSC presents the latest research from the cosmetic sciences.

This year, the theme of the conference is:

“Reliable Cosmetics for the Future.”

The aim of this conference is to present the development of cosmetic sciences with impressive background information.


Wednesday, 25 October 2023

Thursday, 26 October 2023

At this time, we are in the process of establishing the program.

The full program will be online in May/June.

You want to contribute to our qualified scientific program?

With pleasure! Submit your paper for a lecture until 29 March 2023 latest.

Poster Exhibition

In conjunction with the SEPAWA® CONGRESS, the CSC organizes a scientific poster session.

When & Where?
Wednesday to Friday, 26.–28. October 2022


Submit Abstract (closed)


Call for Papers 

The call for papers opens on 09. February 2022 until 30. April 2022.

Any questions?


Email to us


Guidelines for poster submission 

  • English and German language titel: 15 words each
  • English and German language abstract with some 300 words. No references. No graphics)
  • Format: DOCX (no PDFs)


Ticket 235 € for member
285 € for non-member
Retirees 50 €
Press & Students 0 € only on presentation of a valid press or student pass

Prices plus VAT where applicable.

Register now



Who is DGK – German Society for Scientific and Applied Cosmetics e.V.?

The German Society for Applied and Scientific Cosmetics stands for science, education and cosmetics research.

Cosmetics research has long since ceased to be based solely on empirical knowledge. The cosmetics sector needs knowledge exchange and expertise. Since 1957 we are an independent association, a network of experts in the sector,. We have set ourselves the goal of advancing scientific research and education as well as technical development in the field of cosmetics. We would like to share our knowledge with our members, our network and the general public. We are your competent contact for all matters concerning current cosmetic research.

In addition to cosmetologists, our target groups also include young professionals in cosmetic research as well as scientists.

DGK Continuing Education: We share our knowledge

We make our knowledge and research results available for everyone. The cosmetics sector is a dynamic constantly evolving environment. Ongoing training is therefore indispensable. Our training concept to become a recognised DGK cosmetic expert includes important basics as well as more specialised in-depth knowledge. For more information on our educational system, please visit the DGK website.

We also offer additional training to become a qualified DGK safety assessor. Since the demands and requirements in this area are also constantly rising we cooperate with the German Cosmetic, Toiletry, Perfumery and Detergent Association (IKW) ) and thus guarantee high-quality education. For more information, please also visit the DGK website.