Recent in Research (page 4 of 40)

Patent Pick: Clear as Blue UV Protection

What do you get when you cross a mylar film with given compounds, polymers and UV light? The answer, in this patent application, isn't clear—it's blue. And it indicates when a sunscreen has run its protective course.

Patent Pick: Not So Fast, Fragrance

Dear fragrance: What's the big rush? You're quick to drift into the ether, leaving barely a trace of you behind. We'd love for you to stick around, as this patent from Firmenich suggests you could. Consider this traditional cosmetic emollient.

Patent Pick: Fairness in Skin Lightening

Fairness in cosmetics is about more than being pale; it's about sharing color evenly across skin. This patent from Avon takes this judicious approach to skin whitening by weighing all the paths to reach it, and spreading the wealth across them.

Patent Pick: Rosacea Redness Gets the Flush

Rosy cheeks, they say, are a sign of good health but in the case of rosacea, they are a hyper-reactive reality. Thus, in this patent application, Allergan has developed an α1-adrenoceptor that flushes out the truth.

Patent Pick: Delivery Plan Falls Apart, As Planned

Falling apart literally is what this invention from Tel Aviv University is intended to do. Here, the inventors describe a micelle system that is activated by enzymes to deliver flavor, cosmetic, textile and other ingredients.

Scientists Find Mitochondrial Complex II Declines with Age

A new study found the activity of mitochondrial complex II, which is a key metabolic enzyme found in human skin cells, declines as humans age, .

Patent Pick: Easter Bunny Diet Holds Anti-aging Secret

The Easter Bunny is hiding more than eggs. His coumestrol-rich diet of alfalfa sprouts, red clover, soybeans, peas, mung bean and more holds the key to skin elasticity and wrinkle prevention, according to this AmorePacific patent.

Patent Pick: Anti-dandruff Probiotic— Not the Contradiction it Seems

Do the words probiotic and anti-dandruff seem contradictory? Maybe on the surface, but on a micro level in the scalp, L'Oréal and Nestec have found they harmonize to restore balance.

Patent Pick: A Soft Spot for Dandruff Care

In anti-dandruff hair care, sensory cues often are second to deposition/performance. Apparently, however, P&G inventors have a soft spot for both, as this patent for improving the feel of anti-dandruff conditioners demonstrates.

Patent Pick: Oral Care Dye Double Agents

Oral care colorants have a new mission: as antibacterial agents. As this patent application from Colgate-Palmolive explains, colorants typically used in oral care have been found to possess strong antibacterial activity when activated with visible light.

Patent Pick: What the 'Gel'?

If you follow our Patent Picks column, you might be thinking "What the gel?" At least that's what I though when yet another gel-based patent application, this time UV protection from L'Oréal, came up in my search.

Patent Pick: Aluminum-free Antiperspirant

Following our industry's history, if it isn't already, "aluminum-free" will be the next hot marketing claim for antiperspirants--and this patent application from Henkel might just lead the way, with a natural alternative to aluminum salts.

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