In 2015 it is exactly 20 years ago that the last IFSCC conference was held in Switzerland. It took place in Montreux at the Lake Léman with a beautiful view to the Alps. We looked back to that conference. Its title FACTS AND ILLUSIONS IN COSMETICS gave us the inspiration for the new scheme in 2015. Time has changed and facts have gained importance with changing legislation for cosmetic products and their ingredients (REACH) and many new developments in the area of analytics and product testing whether in vitro, ex vivo or in vivo.