About Us

History

The IFSCC was an idea that first crystallized in Paris in 1956 following over a decade of the already established individual societies in a few European countries and culminated in the birth of the federation in Brussels, Belgium on September 8, 1959.

The founding Societies are SCC (USA), SCS (UK), SFC (France), SEQC (Spain), DGK (Germany), SBCC (Belgium), DKKS (Denmark), SSCC (Switzerland).

Chronology

  • The birth of IFSCC: Brussels, Belgium on September 9, 1959.
  • First Congress: Munich, Germany with 350 delegates from 16 countries in 1960.
  • First Conference: Basel, Switzerland in 1979.
  • KOSMET created 1986 on initiative of Dr. G Aubin (1982-83 president)
  • KOSMET accessible to users January 1989
  • Maison G deNavarre Young scientist prize created: 1987–winner Brien Parker SCS (Ireland)
  • Monographs started in 1987
  • IFSCC Magazine created: 1998, first issue at 20th IFSCC congress in Cannes, France
  • Ecaterina Merica Cosmetic Education Programme started 2009.

Past Presidents

SURNAME FIRST NAME COUNTRY YEAR
AUDERSET PHILIPPE SWITZERLAND 2015
WILLEMIN CLAUDIE FRANCE 2014
NUNES JADIR BRAZIL 2013
GARDINER ROY SOUTH AFRICA 2012
KRISDAPHONG PANVIPA THAILAND 2011
MARTIN ALBERTO  ARGENTINA 2010 
GREENOAK GAVIN AUSTRALIA 2009
ROMEU XAVIER SPAIN 2008
WIECHERS JOHANN NETHERLANDS 2007
KUMANO YOSHIMARU JAPAN 2006
SECCHI GIANFRANCO ITALY 2005
PAVLICHKO JOE USA 2004
KIM CHANG KEW KOREA 2003
JANOUSEK ANGELA UK 2002
LAI JENG-SHAOW TAIWAN 2001
WITTERN KLAUS-PETER GERMANY 2000
OZAWA TATSUYA JAPAN 1999
GRIZZO SERGE FRANCE 1998
GREENBERG STEPHEN USA 1997
OPPENHEIM ALAN AUSTRALIA 1996
SCHNEIDER PETER SWITZERLAND 1995
MIGNINI ELIO ITALY 1994
PELEJERO CARLES SPAIN 1993
MITSUI TAKEO JAPAN 1992
VARJOVAARA MARJA-LIISA FINLAND 1991
BUCHER GAIL USA 1990
VAN CROONENBORGH ROB NETHERLANDS 1989
ROTHWELL PHILIP UK 1988
MOTITSCHKE LOTHAR GERMANY 1987
PUIG MARTIN JORGE SPAIN 1986
OHTA SABURO JAPAN 1985
RUBIN JAIME ARGENTINA 1984
MASO HENRY USA 1983
AUBIN GUY FRANCE 1982
LINDER-HERNELL GUNILLA SWEDEN 1981
COCCHINI ALDO ITALY 1980
AVALLE NADIA SWITZERLAND 1979
STRASSER PETER AUSTRALIA 1978
FUKUHARA NOBUKAZU (NICK) JAPAN 1977
LANGE WINTHROP USA 1976
LODI VERA ITALY 1975
CLARK RONALD UK 1974
HOLMBERG JOHN SCANDINAVIA 1973
GERSHON SOL USA 1972
NEUGEBAUER HERBERT GERMANY 1971
SERRA COLL FRANCISCO SPAIN 1970
ZVIAK CHARLES FRANCE 1969
KOYAMA TSUNEMASA JAPAN 1968
CONRAD LESTER USA 1967
WITJENS PIET NETHERLANDS 1966
DESPERROIS EGMONT FRANCE 1965
WILKINSON JOHN UK 1964
STRIANSE SABBAT USA 1963
ARTIGAS JOSE SPAIN 1962
MASCH LUDWIG GERMANY 1961
MARRIOTT ROBERT UK 1960
DE NAVARRE MAISON G USA 1959
IFSCC-Council-MeetingCouncil Meeting in 1964
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