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 2021 prize will be an invitation to attend the 2022 IFSCC Congress in London, England, 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 below. The winner is determined by Committee, which receives blinded copies of all submitted essays.

Essay topics for the 2021 prize are:

  • Are natural cosmetics really natural?
  • Sunscreens and their impact on oceans:  fact or fiction?
  • How will the EU “free from claim” impact our industry worldwide?
  • Did the “lipstick effect” pop up during the 2020 coronavirus situation?
  • Is anti-aging still a claim? Could mindfulness and “better aging” be the new trend ?

The applicant enters the competition by emailing a copy of the essay (in english only) and the entry form by Tuesday 1 June 2021 to the IFSCC Secretariat – (subject line:  MGdN 2021 submission)– cc’ing 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.

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.

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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