For the competent assessment of the safety of cosmetic products interdisciplinary knowledge is required, in particular in the fields of chemistry, toxicology, dermatology, manufacturing processes and cosmetics law so that the corresponding person must engage in specific continuing education in these fields. DGK developed, together with IKW and university experts, continuing education courses for safety assessors for the first time in 1998. The lecturers for these courses are highly qualified experts from the respective disciplines from universities, public authorities and industry, including, for instance, several members of the Cosmetics Commission of the Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR).
DGK – German Society for Scientific and Applied Cosmetics
IKW – German Cosmetic, Toiletry, Perfumery and Detergent Association