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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 10,000 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 2023 Applied Research Award was presented in Barcelona at the 33rd IFSCC Congress to:

Author Ryushi Fukuhara

Company Shiseido, Japan

Paper Novel Design Strategy for Mineral Sunscreens: Dynamic Homogenization of Inorganic UV Filters on the Skin for Enhanced UV Protection and Visual Transparency

The 2022 Applied Research Award was presented in London at the 32nd IFSCC Congress to:

Author Christopher Berkey

Company Stanford University, USA

Paper Exploiting ingredient interactions to deliver optimal performance of skin-care formulations

The 2020 award was announced at the IFSCC Virtual Yokohama Congress and was presented at the IFSCC 2022 London Congress 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