First Announcement:

I am looking forward to welcoming delegates from all over the world to the 32nd Congress in 2022. We are preparing a ground breaking event that will showcase leading research, talk about future trends and highlight the constant innovation that drives our industry.

The podium presentations, exhibition stands and hundreds of posters will come together to form three days of the best in international cosmetic science and technology.  Science has been very much at the fore in recent months. At a time when health, our mental and physical well-being, and that of our planet, is more important than ever, the cosmetic industry helps people to look and feel great – as well as helping to keep us all safe. Science is driving our knowledge about how to do this in a sustainable way – which as a chemist with a keen interest in the environment is music to my ears!

IFSCC Congresses & Conferences are held every year and are organised and funded by the qualifying national societies who host them worldwide. For the UK and Ireland the national society is the Society of Cosmetic Scientists (SCS) – that was formed in 1948. The SCS went on to be one of the founding members of the International Federation of Societies of Cosmetic Chemists (IFSCC) back in 1959 .

It will be twenty years since the UK last hosted an IFSCC Congress in 2002. I was proud to be part of that organising committee in charge of the (if I say so myself!) amazing Social events in Edinburgh. We must always remember that networking and the informal discussions it offers with peers is an important part of knowledge sharing. Learning happens throughout the event, not just in the scientific sessions and the social events will have an important part to play. The Congress will be a great opportunity to come and experience some of the iconic sights and sounds of our great capital city of London.  It didn’t get called “Swinging London” in the Sixties for nothing! 

The 2022 Congress will be a truly global event that brings our industry together; it is a place for our growing international community of cosmetic scientists to share their latest findings. There is nowhere else that this happens on this scale and I hope friends old and new from our industry will come together to participate, whether as a sponsor, a presenter or a delegate at the IFSCC 2022 Congress in London – Where Beauty, Science and Innovation Meet.

Widely believed to be the culture capital of the world London certainly has a lot to offer. Take advantage of the IFSCC 2022 Congress to experience some of London’s most historic sites from our base, just a few steps from Westminster Bridge and The Houses of Parliament. You will enjoy stunning views of the River Thames and feel the buzz of this vibrant and most international of cities.  There are over 300 languages spoken in London – more than any other in the world!

London has four UNESCO world heritage sites: Tower of London, Maritime Greenwich, Westminster Palace and Kew’s Royal Botanic Gardens and three of the top ten museums and galleries in the world are here. There are 857 art galleries in total.

Whether your interest is science, history, fashion, horticulture or art – you’ll find plenty to inspire you in London.

We will explore what modern society wants in terms of beauty and lifestyle.

The location will provide the perfect setting for gaining new insights in the field of cosmetics as well as networking with other potential business partners from within the industry.

Energise your company presentation at this event with sponsorship opportunities at the conference and social events. See brochure for details.

Got time to explore?  Want to be close to the venue?

The convenient central location is close to public transport and a wide variety of accommodation as well as iconic London landmarks.

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