Table 1. Selected recent US Patents (P) and Patent applications (PA) for anticellulite ingredients

Company Year US Patent (P) or Patent Application (PA) Ingredient on which the patent is based
Avon 2008

 P 7410658

Alisma orientale
Beiersdorf 2006 PA 20060002885  Bioquinones and isoflavones
Bioderm Research  2004 PA 20040185069 Hydroxycitric acid derivatives
Bioderm Research  2004  PA 20040146539 Nutraceutical composition
Cognis  2004 PA 20040234480 Oligomeric proanthrocyanidens
L'Oreal  2008  PA 20080242645 Xanthine base
L'Oreal 2006 PA 20060134234 Xanthine base
L'Oreal 2005  P 6878367 Sapogenin and xanthine
Lab Expanscience 2006  PA 20060122246 Oxazoline
Lipo 2007  P 7306809 Optically activated particles
 Lipo 2005 P 6946147 Optically activated particles
Lipo 2004 P 6808722 Optically activated particles
Lipo 2004 PA 0052742 Optically activated particles
Lipo 2003 P 6613359 Optically activated particles
Lipo 2003 P 6586013 Optically activated particles
Lipo 2003  PA 20030170189 Optically activated particles
Lipo 2003 PA 20030152537 Optically activated particles
Lipo 2003 PA 20030147821 Optically activated particles
Lipo  2003 PA 20030104022 Optically activated particles
 Lipo 2002 PA 20020192260 Optically activated particles
Lipo 2002 PA 20020192248 Optically activated particles
Parfums Christian Dior 2002 P 6447782 Skeletonema algae
Pentapharm 2005 P 6953583 Conjugated linoleic acid
Pierre Fabre  2007  P 7192613 Allium sativum bulb absolutes
Pierre Fabre 2005 P 6852343 Garlic bulb extracts
 Pierre Fabre 2004 PA 20040258777 Allium sativum bulb absolutes
Sederma  2007 PA 20070043109 Diterpene
Seppic 2008 PA 20080200534 Lauryl proline, ester of anhydrohexitol and of aliphatic carboxylic acid
Vincience 2008 PA 20080227725 Peptides
Vincience 2006 PA 20060013794 Peptides with sequences Arg-Gly-Ser