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An essential part of the IFSCC’s mission is to support research in the field of cosmetic science.

Every year the IFSCC holds a Congress (even years) or Conference (odd years) at which podium presentations are given and posters presented. Awards, each with a cash prize, are given at both events. Other Awards and Prizes are given to individual Scientists and Societies.

Note that with the change to All Congresses starting in 2023, there will be a slight change in the awards given.

Below is a chart showing all the awards and prizes. For details on each, scroll down for links.


Basic Research Award – best podium on basic research

Applied Research Award – best podium on applied research

Johann Wiechers Poster Award – best poster


Henry Maso Award – Best paper published in the IFSCC Magazine by a young scientist

Maison G de Navarre Young Scientist Prize – Best essay written by a young scientist

Lester Conrad Educational Prize – Awarded to an IFSCC Member Society to assist in developing their educational programmes

IFSCC Fellow – honoring mature scientists who have been a significant contribution to the IFSCC