Contactless Cosmetics: Shaping the Future of Personal Care Sciences

Intercontinental Personal Care Excellence

Dear Visitor,
the echo of the extraordinary success of the 25th IFSCC Conference organized in October in Milan has not yet gone away, which we are called to repeat in a new International event: the 4th IPCE Conference.

Due to the emergency situation created by the COV19, the original plan to hold the Conference on June 11-13, then tentatively postponed to the first week of September, had to be reviewed; despite our commitment to maintain the 4th IPCE live, the evolution of the pandemic does not allow us to guarantee for the next months the viability of the locations and the full possibility of travel for authors and participants.

However, it is our intention to give continuity to this event, so that, as established in the constitutive objectives, the authors of the best Posters at the last IFSCC Event can give their lecture to a competent audience, even if in a virtual way

Therefore we plan to keep the original scientific program as “on-demand videoconference”; the lecturers will register their presentation in a suitable high definition format and all the presentations will constitute the 2days/4sessions Conference as originally scheduled: whoever is registered will be authorised to download the lectures and look at them at their best convenience for 1 month from the launch of the Conference that is now scheduled for the first week in Sept.

This conference promises to be the most important scientific event of the year in the cosmetic sector to be held in Italy; the Conference format will reflect that of the first IPCE Editions, so cleverly conceived by the Italian-Japanese-American steering committee: a Scientific Conference that gives relevance to the most deserving Posters presented above all by young researchers at the last IFSCC Event

This year’s theme “Contactless Cosmetics: Shaping the future of Personal Care Sciences” will deal with the biological processes, the effectiveness of formulations, and the evaluation methodologies by focusing them on the skin surface and its external boundaries, delegating functions (both positive and any adverse) to the biosensors and receptors located on the SC and Epidermis

Unfortunately, with this format, the socio-cultural initiatives will be missing, but we will provide an overview of what we are planning for next year; you can taste in advance what expect all of us at the 5th IPCE edition that, we promise, will be really unforgettable to properly celebrate the … new life.

The participants to this year videoconference, will recover the amount paid on next year registration fee.

Stay tuned on this website to be informed on the scientific program and the timing for registration!


The idea of organizing an event of high scientific value, mainly engaged in strategic areas of personal care has emerged on late 2016 between members of the Italian and USA Executive Boards.

SICC, the Italian Society of Cosmetology, has always been in favor of a synergistic integration between research models in the most advanced Nations in cosmetic science. It is also one of the most important strategic objectives of the World Federation (IFSCC)  to promote intercontinental dissemination and training in cosmetic science to students and Junior cosmetologists.

Leveraging then the appeal of “Made in Italy”, it was decided by mutual agreement to hold the event in Italian touristic resorts with high cultural surroundings. 

The major players of the Cosmetic industry will be asked to present their cutting edge scientific results in order to claim the relevance of their Personal Care products for the wellness of human beings and to defeat the common believe that Cosmetic Science is a by-discipline of the pharmaceutical science.

Besides USA and Japan, that have been actively participating to the first 2 editions and that continue to endorse the 3rd edition, we involved for the 2019 edition the Hong Kong and the new borne China Societies of Cosmetic Chemists!

Scientific Secretariat

Società Italiana di Chimica e Scienze Cosmetologiche

Via G. Mameli, 4 – 20129 Milano – Tel. +39 02 5457556

Organizing Secretariat


+39 010 5702228