Biography: Karl Lintner, PhD

Karl Lintner, PhD, holds a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering and a doctorate in biochemistry from Vienna University. After 10 years at the Nuclear Research Center, he joined Henkel’s sanitation department laboratory. Lintner then joined Sederma in 1990, where he spent 20 years as technical director and later became managing director (CEO) before founding his cosmetic consultancy, KAL’IDÉES S.A.S.

Lintner was recently appointed associate professor at the University of Versailles to teach cosmetic chemistry. He has a number of patents and has published articles and book chapters on cosmetic ingredients. He is an active member of the SCC and SFC; is editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Cosmetic Science; was the recipient of the Maison G. de Navarre Medal in 2012; and won the In-Cosmetics Lifetime Achievement Award in 2013.