Applied Research Award

The IFSCC Applied Research Award is awarded at an IFSCC Congress to the presenter of the best podium presentation pertaining to applied cosmetic research. The award amount is 7,500 Swiss Francs.


In order to compete for this Award, applicants must submit their full text in English and indicate on their abstract submission form that they want to enter their work for the Applied Research award. Papers must be original. Failure to adhere to the time scales for submission of manuscripts set by the organising committee will result in exclusion from the competition. The paper must be presented in person by one of the authors of the paper.

Obligation of the recipient of the IFSCC Applied Research Award

By accepting the IFSCC Applied Research Award the recipient agrees to submit their paper to both the IFSCC Magazine and the journal of their local Society for publication in the first issue following the Congress.


The 2020 award was announced at the IFSCC Virtual Yokohama Congress and will be presented at the IFSCC 2021 Cancun Conference to:

Author Dr. Sacha Salameh

Company L’Oréal France

Paper A perfusable vascularized full-thickness skin model for topical and systemic applications


This award for 2018 was presented at the 30th IFSCC Congress in Munich, Germany to:

Authors Torsten Ertongur-Fauth

Company Brain AG

Paper  Towards Novel Bioactive Antiperspirants for Cosmetic Applications


This award for 2016 was presented at the 29th IFSCC Congress in Orlando, Florida, USA to:

Authors Rainer Voegeli

Company DSM Nutritional Products Ltd

Paper The presence of essential and non-essential stratum corneum proteases: the vital need for protease inhibitors


This award for 2014 was presented in Paris, France at the 29th IFSCC Congress to:

Authors A. Léopoldès de Vendômois*, J. Paris, A. Cabin-Flaman, J. Seigneuret, J. Etienne

Company Alban Muller International

Paper New strategy for the protection of consumers: a functional film limiting exposition to fragrance allergens

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