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Chosen biweekly for their relevance to personal care by Rachel Grabenhofer, editor of Cosmetics & Toiletries magazine, Patent Picks are taken from publicly available sources. This edition features patents related to color cosmetics and makeup technologies.
Fine hollow powder; thin, flaky titanium oxide powder obtained by pulverizing the powder; and processes for producing the same
US Patent 7943114
Publication date: May 17, 2011
Assignee: Ishihara Sangyo Kaisha Ltd.
This invention describes fine, hollow powder with a titanium oxide shell obtained by spray-drying an exfoliated titania sol; a thin, flaky titanium oxide powder obtained by pulverizing the powder; and processes for producing the powder. These powders are said to have distinguished dispersibility and are useful for additives to cosmetics, pigments, paints, etc. In addition, the hollow powder is said to have distinguished flowability and is useful for seed particles for flow measurements.
Extended moisturization cosmetic compositions
US Patent Application 20110111063
Publication date: May 12, 2011
Inventors: A Yokozeki
According to the inventor of this patent, it is desirable to provide a cosmetic powder, such as in the form of a foundation, that continually conditions the skin. Thus, the current patent discloses a cosmetic composition providing skin moisturization for extended periods of time. It achieves these results by incorporating, into a powder composition, a sufficient amount of an extract of an epiphyte, sometimes called “air plant,” to speed moisturization to the skin in combination with a cosmetically or dermatologically acceptable carrier. Also described is a method for providing the extended skin moisturizing effect.