Dr. Karl Lintner obtained a Degree in Chemical Engineering and a PhD in Biochemistry from Vienna University in Austria. After 10 years of research on biological peptides at the Nuclear Research Centre in Saclay, France (including more than 30 published papers in biochemistry and biophysics), he became Laboratory Manager, then Marketing Manager (product development and worldwide technical support) with the Henkel Company, Düsseldorf, Germany.
Dr. Lintner joined Sederma in 1990 as Technical Director and then headed the company from 1997 to 2007 as Managing Director and CEO. He was responsible for and won a number of awards in the development of innovative active cosmetic ingredients. From 2007 to 2010 he acted as Technical Advisor to Enterprise Technology at Croda.
Dr. Lintner was an Associate Professor at Versailles/St. Quentin University from 2011 to 2013. Currently, he teaches cosmetic chemistry and skin biology at the ISIPCA school of Perfumery, Cosmetics and Aroma in Versailles.
Dr. Lintner is the inventor on several dozens of patents and has published numerous articles and book chapters on cosmetic ingredients. He introduced the peptide concept to cosmetic applications including the well known “Matrixyl®”.
Dr. Lintner is an active member of SCC (chaired COSA in 2011) and SFC (France) and Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Cosmetic Science. He was awarded the prestigious Maison de Navarre Medal of the SCC in 2012 and won the In-Cosmetics Lifetime Achievement Award in 2013.
- SFC (Société Française de Cosmétologie)
- COSA (Committee of Scientific Affairs of SCC)
- SCC (Society of Cosmetic Chemists)
- SEDERMA is the world’s leading company in developing innovative active cosmetic ingredients