Beiersdorf Skin Research

“Expertise, courage, perseverance, and creativity are all characteristics that describe a good researcher,” says Dr. Horst Wenck, head of Beiersdorf Front End Innovation, and continues, looking back on Beiersdorf research’s long history: “If we consider that knowledge in the field of natural sciences increases by at least double every eight years, then we now know more than 5,000 times more than people 100 years ago. This is reflected at Beiersdorf in the enormous growth of knowledge pertaining to the skin’s biology and the basic biological, chemical, and physical principles of optimal skin treatment, and ultimately in the increase in product and ingredient innovations, which skyrocketed beginning in the mid-nineties.”

The basis for progress and innovation at Beiersdorf is the continual search for new biological opportunities to target the specific skin-related needs of different skin types and age groups. In this context, a multidisciplinary team of human, cell, and molecular biologists, immunologists, and biochemists at the Hamburg research center conduct their work according to the motto “Learning from the skin, for the skin.” The goal of their research is to find new active principles that support the skin in its metabolic processes – as naturally as possible. In order to achieve this goal, the team utilizes the latest biochemical, molecular biological, and physical methods of analysis and cooperates with a global network of academic, institutional, and industrial partners from the worlds of research and science. In addition, the research center offers PhD students a program with exciting research topics, excellent training, and support from scientists from Beiersdorf AG, as well as its partner universities.

“Beiersdorf has repeatedly set new global standards with its innovations, which were the result of generations of hard work. We publicize the outcomes in countless accredited scientific journals, as well as at congresses and symposia,” explains Dr. Wenck. And he emphasizes, “Incorporating the individual needs of our global consumers into the research and development of new skin care products as well as scientific advancement both in and outside of Beiersdorf guarantee an exciting future for the field of skin research. We will produce new generations of even more powerful products.”

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Our researchers use state-of-the-art techniques to examine the human skin, study its metabolism, and uncover the secrets of skin aging. They seek innovative ingredients that support the skin's own processes.

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Today, Beiersdorf can look back on over 130 years of skin care expertise. Over the years, the company repeatedly set new standards with its innovative products and will continue to do so in the future.

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