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Patent Picks by Bud Brewster
Posted: December 13, 2007
Extract of a plant belonging to the genus Plukenetia volubilis and its cosmetic use
The invention relates to a preparation containing an extract of a plant of the family Euphorbiaceae genus plukenetia and cosmetic and pharmaceutical preparations containing the extract. The extract contains proteins that when applied to the skin can provide an anti-inflammatory effect, a skin-tightening effect, an antiaging effect and a substantivity effect. The preparations can also contain an oil of the plant. The preferred plant is Plukenetia volubilis.
T Ho (inventor)
Skin lightening method
A skin lightening composition for lightening the natural skin color of a user, and for treating disorders of hyperpigmentation. The active ingredient is methyl sulfonyl methane (MSM), present at 1–20% by weight in a topical composition. Orally ingestible preparations for skin lightening are also disclosed.
N Mougin et al (inventors)
Cosmetic and/or pharmaceutical composition comprising at least one copolymer comprising at least one ionizable group, and cosmetic treatment process
The subject compositions comprise, in a physiologically acceptable medium, at least one (co)polymer comprising a polymer backbone and at least one junction group linked to the polymer backbone and capable of establishing H bonds with at least one partner junction group, each pairing of a junction group involving at least 3 H bonds, wherein the at least one (co)polymer comprises at least one ionizable group. Also disclosed is a cosmetic treatment process comprising applying the composition to keratin materials.
The Procter & Gamble Company
Method of enhancing penetration of water-soluble actives
A method of enhancing the delivery of water-soluble skin care actives into keratinous tissue, comprising the step of applying to the keratinous tissue a w/o emulsion comprising an aqueous phase and a nonaqueous phase, wherein the aqueous phase comprises a water-soluble skin care active, and where upon application of shear stress to the composition, the aqueous phase is visibly separated from the nonaqueous phase.