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Basic Research Award

The IFSCC Basic Research Award is awarded at an IFSCC Congress to the presenter of the best podium presentation pertaining to basic cosmetic research. The winners receive 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 Basic Research category. Papers must be original.The paper must be presented in person by one of the authors of the paper.

Obligation of the recipient of the IFSCC Basic Research Award

By accepting the IFSCC Basic 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.

In 2023 this award was presented at the 33rd IFSCC Congress in Barcelona, Spain to:

Author Aline Robert-Hazotte

Company Shiseido Group Europe Innovation Center, France

Paper Deep dive in emotional communication in humans: study of the transmission of positive emotions through body odors

In 2022 this award was presented at the 32nd IFSCC Congress in London, UK to:

Author Elias Bou Samra

Company L’Oréal, France

Paper Decoding epidermis reconstruction through time-course multi-omics data

The 2020 award from the IFSCC Virtual Yokohama Congress was awarded at the IFSCC 2022 London Congress to:

Author Dr. Tomonobu Ezure

Company Shiseido

Paper New horizon in skincare targeting the facial-morphology-retaining dermal “dynamic belt” – Revolution in skin analysis: “4D-digital skin” technology

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

Author Dr. Ezure Tomonobu

Company Shiseido

Paper  New skincare paradigm targeting the skin anti-aging system, the dermal cell network – “Digital-3D Skin” technology opens up a new frontier of internal skin structure analysis

In 2016 this award was presented at the 29th IFSCC Congress in Orlando, FL, USA to:

Author Damien Velleman

Company L’Oréal

Paper Translating the human hair surface state into sound

This award for 2014 was presented in Paris to:

Authors H. Goto*, H. Ohshima

Company Pola Chemical Industries Inc

Paper Antimicrobial peptide human beta defensin-3 [hBD-3] as a key factor for acne flare-up during the premenstrual stage