The International Link to the World of Beauty and Spa Therapy


Founded in 1946 in Brussels with our Head Office in Zurich, Switzerland, Comité International d’Esthétique et de Cosmétologie – CIDESCO is the World Standard for Beauty and Spa Therapy.

Our membership is open to the leading schools, colleges and beauty centres of the world and students looking to achieve a superior level of training and the CIDESCO Diploma qualification which is recognised worldwide.

Our main aims are to:


Establish and uphold the highest standards of Beauty and Spa therapy throughout the world.


Promote Aesthetics on an international basis.


Promote the exchange of professional knowledge, new developments and information through regular marketing activities, networking events and at our annual international Congress.


Create recognised training centres that lead to the CIDESCO Examination and CIDESCO Diploma.

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The International Link to the World of Beauty and Spa Therapy

CIDESCO Membership

    testimonialDesmond FernandesJohnnette du Rand
  • Thank you for this wonderful opportunity to deliver a presentation. Congratulations to the Committee Members in organising this event which is of a very high standard. Keep up the good work, as continued training & education is vital.
    Andrew Best
    Lecturer at the CIDESCO Congress, 2015
  • It is a privilege to be invited to speak to the members of CIDESCO. My aim is to uplift the status of skin care therapists.  I believe skin needling will help in this.
    Des Fernandes
    Lecturer at the CIDESCO Congress, 2015
  • Thank you so much for prompting me to apply to Congress. I have so enjoyed being here! I'll be back next year for more training. It was wonderful seeing you and being here.
    Johnette du Rand
    Lecturer at the CIDESCO Congress, 2015