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Patent Picks—Antimicrobials, Cleansers, Fragrance/Malodor and Delivery
By: Rachel L. Grabenhofer
Posted: December 8, 2010
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This invention covers an exfoliating body cleansing scrub having, as the exfoliant, solid salt suspended in saturated brine. The salt may comprise sodium chloride, potassium chloride and/or magnesium chloride. The scrub additionally contains sufficient surfactant to form, with said brine, a structured, solid suspending system and optionally an oil dispersed in said brine. According to the inventors, it has now been found, contrary prior art, that stable exfoliant compositions can be obtained by suspending particulate, solid salt in saturated brine containing sufficient surfactant.
Foaming alcohol compositions with selected dimethicone surfactants
US Patent 7842725
Publication date: Nov. 30, 2010
Assignee: Ecolab USA, Inc. (Saint Paul, MN, USA)
This patent discloses foaming alcohol compositions with selected dimethicone surfactants. The dimethicone surfactants are PEG-8 to PEG-12 linear dimethicone surfactants and, in particular, PEG-10 linear dimethicone surfactant. The compositions are reportedly useful as antimicrobial agents, in particular in hand care or skin care products.
Antibacterial composition comprising Salvia extracts
US Patent Application 20100292318
Publication date: Nov. 18, 2010
Inventors: Zhong, Zhong (Beijing, China)
The present invention relates to a selectively purified tanshinone compounds-containing extract from the root of a Salvia spp comprising cryptotanshinone, cihydrotanshinone, tanshinone I and tanshinone IIA. It comprises at least 15%, by weight of the said identified tanshinone compounds and at least 4% by weight, of cryptotanshinone. The extract and formulations thereof have been found to exhibit excellent antimicrobial properties against MRSA in particular.