IFSCC Awards Transfer Resistance, Gentle Touch, Psychological Anti-aging and More

The best poster award for, 'A Novel Technology for Cosmetic Transfer Prevention,' went to Tomomi Suga of L’Oréal (Japan).
The best poster award for, "A Novel Technology for Cosmetic Transfer Prevention," went to Tomomi Suga of L’Oréal (Japan).

The International Federation of the Societies of Cosmetic Chemists (IFSCC) welcomed delegates from more than 40 countries during the Oct. 18-28, 2021, virtual conference hosted by the Mexican society.

In addition to scientific talks, the event kicked off with an opening ceremony featuring two distinguish speakers: Julieta Fierro Gossman, Ph. D., of the Institute of Astronomy, National Autonomous University of Mexico; and Andrea Liceaga, Ph.D., of the Food Science Department at Purdue University. Also highlighted were workshops, a commercial exhibition and an awards ceremony honoring the best posters, presentations, papers and more. Winners are outlined below.

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Winning Presenters and Papers

2021 IFSCC Best Poster Award: Tomomi Suga from L’Oréal (Japan) for the poster, "A Novel Technology for Cosmetic Transfer Prevention;"

2021 IFSCC Johann Wiechers Award for Best Podium Presentation: Moe Tsutsumi from Shiseido (Japan) for the paper, "Skin Beauty with Gentle-touch-receptor Merkel Cells Restore Your Sense with Pleasant Scent;"

2021 IFSCC Host Society Award for Best Paper by the Host Society: Luis Serrano from UNAM (México) for the paper, "Development and Characterization of a Co-processed Cosmetic Excipient Based on Solid Lipid Nanoparticles and Talc for Makeup Preparations;"

2021 IFSCC Maison G. de Navarre Award for Best Essay by a Young Author (non-conference award): Hin Hui Zuo from Pechoin (China) for the essay, "New Anti-aging Strategy of Cosmetics, from Skin Physiology to Skin 'Psychology;'" and

2021 IFSCC Lester Conrad Educational Prize: This three year grant for educational programs (non-conference award) was awarded to the Asociación Centroamericana de Ciencias Cosméticas president, Ana Regina Cruz Serré.

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Top 10 Posters

The top 10 posters, in alphabetical order by title, included:

  1. (As mentioned above), "A novel technology for cosmetic transfer prevention," by Tomomi Suga of L’Oréal (Japan);
  2. "A sustainable porous spherical particle with improved texture and high oil absorptivity," by Keiko Kobayashi of DAICEL Corp. (Japan);
  3. "Development and characterization of a co-processed cosmetic excipient based on solid lipid nanoparticles and talc for makeup preparations," by Luis Serrano UNAM (México);
  4. "Effect of blue light on ex vivo human skin model. Evaluation of the activity of L-carnosine," by Michele Massironi of Symrise Srl (Italy);
  5. "Effective components of a new variety of sakura [flowering cherry tree] on blue light filtration, whitening and repair," by Hsiao Tzu-Chih of Juwenlee Cosmetics (China);
  6. "Identification of novel markers for skin senescence associated with 1st aging peaks of life span," by Soyoun Lee of New Life Cosmetics (Korea);
  7. "Inhibitory effect of the nano-capsule configured with hydrolyzed egg shell membrane and VCP-IS-2Na against melanogenesis," by Shota Suzuki of Toyo Beauty Co., Ltd. (Japan);
  8. "Study of a G-quadruplex aptamer inhibiting MMP-9 on human keratinocytes and on 3D reconstructed human skin model," by Robin Kurfürst of LVMH Recherche (France);
  9. "To overcome insufficient sleep–Screening of plant extracts that reinforce the effect of growth hormone in dermal fibroblasts," by Hiroyasu Iwahashi of Maruzen Pharmaceuticals Co. (Japan); and
  10. "Visible facial pores: New insights for their assessment and tightening treatment," by Lionel Valenti of Exsymol (Monaco).

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Congratulations to the winners and finalists. The next IFSCC conference is planned to be face-to-face and held in London from Sept. 19-22, 2022.

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