Recent in Research (page 8 of 40)

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."

Patent Pick: Zapping Actives

Iontophoresis is not a new concept but industry giant L’Oréal is giving it a second look. The company has designed a device that manages the depths to which actives are "zapped" into skin.

Patent Pick: Aerogels Advance Sunscreens

While white, zinc oxide-nosed lifeguards in the movies made some young hearts skip a beat, today's consumers don't go for that look. L’Oréal's new aerogel particle composition may solve this pasty dilemma.

Patent Pick: Carbonated Hair Care

Bubbling up a new approach to hair styling, L'Oréal has developed a carbonated way to resolve the issue of tacky, sticky residues in hair styling products.

Patent Pick: Muted Approach to Aging

Temporary paralysis is the goal of Botulinum toxin and its alternatives, to stave off age-related wrinkles. However, the inventors on this patent take a more "muted" approach: by inhibiting the release of neurotransmitters signaling muscle contraction.

Patent Pick: Lay it on Thick—or Thin

Whether you lay them on thick or thin, the adhesive films described in this patent are designed to deliver active ingredients to the desired skin site, for a unique dosage form with moisture-triggered release.

Patent Pick: Cryogenic Skin Repair

Spinning brushes for exfoliation rolled over from dermatology into the mainstream cosmetics market. Could cryogenic microprobing be the next invention to "insert" itself? While certainly more invasive than cosmetics, this chilling procedure is worth a second look.

Patent Pick: DIY Particle Dispersion

Are you "back at the grind," milling metal oxides for color cosmetics or sunscreens? These inventors are enabling the work do itself, with a self-dispersing particle coating.

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