Patent Picks by Bud Brewster

Sep 27, 2007 | Contact Author | By: Katie Schaefer
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Patents and intellectual property are vital to building and growing a business but during the creative formulating process it is nearly impossible to research every patent that is issued. In response, Cosmetics & Toiletries.com now features collections of recently issued patents for your consideration. Chosen by our technical editor, Bud Brewster, for their relevance to personal care, these "Patent Picks" are taken from publicly available sources, collected and presented here for your convenience.

Hair Care
20070184002
S Vrignaud and C Bebot (inventors)
Non-washing cosmetic composition comprising at least one ionic fixing polymer and at least one ester of polyethylene glycol and of fatty acid, and method for fixing a hairstyle
A non-washing cosmetic composition comparises, in a cosmetically acceptable medium chosen from aqueous/alcoholic and alcoholic mediums, at least one ionic fixing polymer, at least one ester of polyethylene glycol and of fatty acid, and at least one thickening agent. Also disclosed is a process for the shaping and/or the form retention of a hair style in which this cosmetic composition is applied to the hair.

20070184001
S Vrignaud and C Bebot (inventors)
Cosmetic composition comprising a nonionic fixing polymer and a specific ester of polyethylene glycol and of fatty acid, and a method for fixing the hairstyle
The present disclosure relates to a cosmetic composition comprising, in a cosmetically acceptable medium, at least one nonionic fixing polymer other than poly(vinylpyrrolidone/vinyl acetate) and at least one ester of polyethylene glycol and of fatty acid of a specified structure.

Skin Care
20070183996
BASF Catalyst LLC
Para-coumaric acid or para-hydroxycinnamic acid derivatives and their use in cosmetic or dermatological compositions
The invention relates to the use of para-coumaric acid or para-hydroxycinnamic acid derivatives in cosmetic or dermatological compositions, specifically to the use of at least one compound derived from para-coumaric acid having a general formula specified in the application as an active principle with depigmenting, free-radical-scavenging and/or antiinflammatory activity. The invention also relates to the use of the specified compounds for cosmetic care or for the preparation of a pharmaceutical composition, especially for depigmenting an area of skin, having antiradical and/or antiinflammatory activity.

20070183995
Unilever Intellectual Property Group
Compounds useful as agonists of A2A adenosine receptors, cosmetic compositions with A2A agonists and a method for using the same
Compounds useful as agonists of A2A adenosine receptors are described. Also described is a cosmetically acceptable composition having an agonist of A2A adenosine receptors where the composition is suitable to apply to human skin to reduce the effects of melanin, resulting in skin whitening.

Cosmetic
20070183992
L’Oreal
Cosmetic composition comprising porous particles incorporating optically active substances
An object of the invention is to offer an optical additive capable of adequately activating the effects of incorporated optically active substances, providing the base with such optical effects, having a suitable sensation and level of safety, and having exceptional cosmetic properties. A cosmetic composition comprising in a physiologically acceptable medium (a) silicium-based porous particles having an aspect ratio of at least 2 and (b) an optically active substance incorporated into said porous particles is offered. The incorporated optically active substances are selected from among UV screening substances, fluorescent substances and photochromic substances.

20070183998
L’Oreal
Cosmetic composition
The present invention relates a cosmetic composition consisting of at least one pigment comprising an elongated core, a red organic colorant coating at least partially the core, and at least one binder between the core and the organic colorant.

Miscellaneous
20070183997
C Lebre and Bertrand Lion (inventors)
Composition comprising particles of at least one polymer dispersed in at least one fatty phase and at least one apolar oil
The present disclosure relates to a cosmetic composition comprising particles of at least one polymer dispersed in a fatty phase, the at least one fatty phase is free of volatile oil or comprises less than 50% by weight of volatile oil relative to the weight of the at least one fatty phase, and the liquid fatty phase comprising at least 5% by weight of at least one sparingly polar or apolar oil. The apolar or sparingly polar oil may be, for example, a non-volatile hydrocarbon-based apolar oil.

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