Applied Research Award

The IFSCC Applied Research Award is awarded to the presenter of the most meritorious podium presentation pertaining to applied cosmetic research at and IFSCC Congress. There may also be an Honorary Mention, under specific conditions, for the second best paper. The award amount is 7,500 Swiss Francs and 2,000 Swiss Francs, respectively

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.

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




Rainer Voegeli (DSM Nutritional Products) accepts the 2016 Applied Research Award in Orlando.

Rainer decided to donate the full amount of his award (CHF 7500) for travel grants for students or young scientists (<35 years old) to attend future IFSCC Conference and Congresses, resulting in the creation of the IFSCC Travel Grant.