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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.

Patent Pick: Lashing Out

For those of us who've ever peeled and picked off waterproof mascara, this gel-based invention from L'Oréal brings hope by "lashing out" against such waxy, shellacked residues.

Patent Pick: Hold it Right There

In this patent application, inventors at Henkel have whipped up a novel composition to temporarily shape and hold hair styles.

Patent Pick: Relax Already

The inventors on this patent application aim to bring hair down a notch with a composition to relax curls and reduce volume.

Patent Pick: Just-gelling Antiperspirant

Gel-gel? Is there an echo in here? Perhaps, and this patent application for a gel-based antiperspirant composition from L'Oréal is certainly "phased" by it.

Endpoint. ‘Skin’teresting Developments

By 2021, skin care is expected to reach U.S. $154 billion. Futurists making this market prediction must have factored innovation into the equation. So, where will it come from?

Facial Fat as a Key Anti-aging Target

Facial morphology is associated with subcutaneous adipose tissue (sFAT), dermal elasticity and the dermal layer structure. Thus, a fibroblast/adipocyte co-culture was developed to examine the interactions between these entities. Once their mechanisms were identified, a tiencha, or sweet tea, extract was tested for its effects on adipocytes and potential to improve facial morphology.

Patent Pick: Stop Color Fade

Ever dyed your hair red? Even if you haven't, it's well-known that red fades the fastest. Of course, they all do eventually. Thankfully Henkel is putting the minds of the experimental hair color community at ease with an approach to reduce color fading.

Patent Pick: Scent that Sticks

Fragrances with extended effects have long been sought. This water-proof/sweat-proof scented cosmetic invention by Coty may prove to be something that "sticks."

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