Henry Maso Award for Young Cosmetic Scientists

The Henry Maso Award is presented at IFSCC Congresses to the Author of the best paper by a young scientist in an issue of the IFSCC Magazine published in the 2 years preceeding the Congress. The author must be 40 years old or younger when the article in published. The winner is awarded a trip to the next IFSCC Congress to accept the Award, with the cost of travel, accommodations and registration fees up to 5000 Swiss Francs being paid by the IFSCC.

For the 2018 Henry Maso Award all applicants must

  • be a member of an IFSCC-affiliated Society
  • be no more than 40 years old when their paper is published in the IFSCC Magazine
  • not have submitted a paper for the 2017 IFSCC Conference
  • not have submitted an essay for the 2017 Maison G de Navarre Young Scientist Prize

The applicant enters the competition by submitting a full scientific paper in English on cosmetic or cosmetic related disciplines for publication by the IFSCC Magazine, indicating that they wish to be considered for the Henry Maso Award. The paper and Entry Form should be sent electronically to the IFSCC Secretary General at  Note that there is no firm deadline for submission. However, it is suggested that papers and Entry Forms be submitted by 30 August 2017 to allow sufficient time for publication consideration.

Applicants must be members of good standing in their Society, which in turn must be current in its Federation Dues. Applicants must submit proof of age and proof that they are actively employed in a technical capacity in the Cosmetic Industry or related Academia.

Previous winners

The winner for 2016 was John Jimenez of Bogotá, Colombia. John's winning paper was the Application of Eye-Tracking Methodology for Fragrance Evaluation. He was presented with his illuminated scroll at the IFSCC 29th Congress held in Orlando, Florida (USA) in October 2016. As the 2016 Henry Maso Award winner, his trip to Orlando and registration fees for the Congress was covered by the IFSCC.

Shuting Hu from the Hong Kong Society won the 2013 Henry Maso Award for her paper Activity and mechanism of natural resorcinol type phenolics from the twigs of Cudrina trieuspidata as skin whitening agents.

The first Henry Maso Award winner (2011) was Ms Theeraya Krisaphong from Thailand for her paper Antimicrobial activity of Garcinia mangostana extract for anti-acne.

2016 Henry Maso winning paper – John Jimenez.pdf

Henry Maso Award presentation

2011 winner Theeraya Krisdaphong (right) with 2011/12 IFSCC President Krisdaphong Panvipa