Maison G de Navarre Young Scientist Prize

This prize is awarded during a Conference year to enable a young cosmetic scientist to attend an IFSCC Conference. The 2019 prize will be an invitation to attend the 2019 IFSCC Conference in Milan, Italy (30 September – 2 October) with the cost of travel, accommodation and registration fees up to, but not exceeding, 5000 Swiss Francs, being reimbursed by the IFSCC. Any member of a member society of the IFSCC, no more than 35 years of age when they submit their essay, may apply.

Applicants should submit an essay of between 500 and 3,000 words on one of five topics chosen by the Past President of the IFSCC. The winner is determined by Committee, which receives blinded copies of all submitted essays.

Essay topics for 2019 were:

  • The importance of eco-sustainability in cosmetics
  • Positive contributions of the cosmetic industry to our world
  • Biggest challenges to the cosmetic industry in the next decade
  • Ten most important recent innovations in the cosmetic field
  • The next big disruptor/advancement in cosmetics OR The future direction of cosmetics

The applicant enters the competition by sending electronically a copy of the essay to the IFSCC Secretariat – – with the information requested on the entry form (copies of which are available from the link below or from local Societies). The essay must be submitted in English accompanied by the details requested on the official entry form (to be posted below in early 2020). A copy of the essay must also be sent to the office of the Member Society to which the applicant belongs.

Applicants must be members of good standing in their Society, which in turn must be current in its Federation subscription. Applicants must submit proof that they are actively employed in a technical capacity in the cosmetic industry or related academia and that they meet the relevant requirements.

Please note that the Award winner must attend the Conference and accept the Prize in person.

The winner of the 2019 IFSCC Maison G de Navarre Young Scientist Prize is Yan Liu of China (Shanghai Pechoin Daily Chemical Co Ltd). He was presented with his award at the 2019 IFSCC Conference in Milan.

Essay topics will be posted in early 2020 for the 2021 IFSCC Maison G de Navarre Young Scientist Prize.

Here are the most recent winning essays:

2019 Maison G de Navarre Winning Essay – Yan Liu

2017 Maison G de Navarre Winning Essay – Franziska Wandry

2015 Maison G de Navarre Winning Essay – C. Amata

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