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Chosen biweekly for their relevance to personal care, Patent Picks are taken from publicly available sources. This edition, chosen by Katie Anderson (Schaefer), associate editor of Cosmetics & Toiletries, features patents related to aging skin treatments.
Cosmetic skin care complex with anti-aging effect
US Patent 7968129
Publication date: June 28, 2011
Assignee: Coty Prestige Lancaster Group GmbH
This invention relates to a cosmetic preparation formulated with a skin care complex that has an anti-aging effect. The complex consists of liposomes comprising a mixture of cosmetic oil, extract of Plukenetia volubilis seeds, extract of Cynara scolymus leaves and hydrogenated retinol. The liposomes are homogeneously dispersed in a gel network consisting of water and a gel-forming agent.
Aromatase activator for estrogen biosynethsis
US Patent Application 20110151036
Publication date: June 23, 2011
Assignee: Kao Corp.
The current patent discloses a method of increasing expression of the aromatase gene by treating a cell population with an effective amount of an aromatase activator containing an extract of Iris florentina, where the effective amount ranges from 0.0001% to 1% w/w based on the total weight of the aromatase activator on a dry basis.