IFSCC Webinar Series

Join our free webinar series featuring experts from around the globe. Keep checking this page for new offerings. Registration required; free for our 16,000+ individual Members. The next webinar is shown first – past webinars are shown at the bottom. All webinars are recorded and posted in our Videos and Webinar page of this website’s Publication section, and on the IFSCC’s YouTube Channel.


No live webinars will be broadcast during the IFSCC 2020 Yokohama Congress. Register at www.ifscc2020.com: less than $300 or EUR 300 for IFSCC Members.



“Tips on Improving Emulsion Stability”, Dr.Kazutami Sakamoto of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists of Japan, originally delivered 1 October 2020.

In honor of the IFSCC 2020 Yokohama Congress, enjoy a replay of this webinar, produced by the New York State Suppliers Day.

Dr. Sakamoto has presented several overseas educational events for the IFSCC which received rave reviews. He is a a distinguished scientist with a long list of appointments and accolades: Guest Professor, Tokyo University of Science Department of Pure and Applied Chemistry, Faculty of Science and Technology Institute for Colloid and Interface Science, and he is a Fellow of the Chemical Society of Japan.

Soon Dr. Sakamoto will become Co-Editor of the IFSCC Magazine, yet another career milestone.

Like all our webinars, this webinar will be recorded and posted for viewing on IFSCC.org and on our YouTube Channel.


PAST WEBINARS – All recorded and posted to this website and our YouTube Channel (links below)

Art Georgalas (USA-Canadian Society) and Judi Beerling (UK Society), Wednesday 16 September

“Ask the Formulator” (click here to watch recorded webinar)

Experienced Formulators answer questions from IFSCC Members around the world.


“The Rheology Guys”, Neil Cunningham and Joey Hodges of the Centre for Industrial Rheology, Wednesday 2 September

“Getting Started with Cosmetic Rheology” (click here to watch recorded webinar), a not-overly serious webinar


  • Foundations of rheology: Non-Newtonian behavior, yield stress, elasticity, thixotropy and modulus in the real world.
  • Cosmetic applications of rheology:  Handling, stability and sensory. Characterizing physical behaviors and the rheology that defines them.
  • Bringing it all together:  Getting the most from your data. Communicating ideas, and informing your peers.

Satoshi Yamaki, Shiseido Americas Corp. (The Society of Cosmetic Chemists of Japan), Wednesday, 19 August

“Advances in Water-Resistant Sunscreens” (click here to watch recorded webinar)


  • The importance of coating film uniformity
  • Existing water-resistant technology
  • Interactions between coating films and water/perspiration
  • New water-resistant technology: producing a uniform film upon exposure to water

Panel Discussion:  “My Unlikely Path to Cosmetic Science”, 3 IFSCC Praesidium Members on how they achieved success in our industry, 5 August 2020

None of these accomplished professionals envisioned a career in cosmetic science. So how did they reach such success? Listen to this panel discussion to find out (click here to view the recorded webinar).

  • Prof. Dr. Vania Leite, President of Associação Brasileira de Cosmetologia (Universidade Federal de São Paulo)
  • Katsunori Yoshida, The Society of Cosmetic Chemists of Japan (Shiseido)
  • Emanuele Piras, IFSCC President / Società Italiana di Chimica e Scienze Cosmetologice (Merck Group)


Maite San Miguel López (Chilean y USA-Canada Societies; Miyoshi America), Wednesday 22 julio desde Nueva York, USA

“Adaptándose al Nuevo Escenario Mundial en Torno a la Industria Cosmética” (click aqui por webinar grabado).

Webinar en español (english version to be broadcast this fall)

¡El mundo ha cambiado bastante con el coronavirus! Maite San Miguel López comenta la nueva realidad de la industria cosmética, demanda de consumidores, entre otros.


Perry Romanowski (USA-Canada Society, IFSCC Education Chair), Wednesday, 8 July from Chicago, USA

Introduction to Cosmetic Formulation (click here to watch recorded webinar).  Click here for PDF of presentation.

An introduction to the cosmetics industry, raw materials, and formulation.


Edith Filaire (French Society; Greentech), Wednesday, 24 June from France

The Exposome’s Impact on Hair, Skin, and the Aging Process (click here to watch recorded webinar).  Click here for PDF of presentation.

Explaining the impact of the exposome (solar radiation, polution…) on human skin and hair, and its contribution to the skin aging process.


  • Definition of exposome & how it relates to cosmetics
  • Deleterious effects on skin and hair including: senescence, reactive skin, microbiota dysbiosis, alopecia, hair graying
  • Natural solutions from the marine, plant and microorganisms to protect the skin and hair from these effects



Mr. John Staton, Wednesday, 10 June, from Australia

Changes to ISO Sunscreen Standards (click here to watch recorded webinar)  Click here for PDF of presentation.

  • Overview:
    • Why update the ISO Sunscreen Standards?
    • What the New Standard Means to You.
    • Compatibility of ISO and FDA tests.

Dr. Nava Dayan, Wednesday 27 May, from the USA

The Skin Barrier, Viral and Bacterial Infections (click here to watch recorded webinar).

  • Overview:
    • Physical barrier of the skin
    • Non-physical barrier of the skin
    • Compromised barrier
    • Microbial pathogenicity
    • Insights into skin viral infections
    • Summary


Dr. Karl Lintner, Wednesday 13 May, from France

Peptides in Cosmetics (click here to watch recorded webinar).

  • Overview:
    • Peptide Basics
    • Biological Function
    • Use in Cosmetics
    • Skin Penetration
    • Safety and Regulatory aspects


Tony O’Lenick, Wednesday 29 April, from the USA

Minimally Disruptive Formulation for Skin Care (click here to watch recorded webinar)

  • Overview
    • Small “tweeks” can yield big changes
    • What’s Minimally Disruptive Formulation (MDF)?
    • Why MDF?
    • Factors to consider
    • Examples of MDF



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