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By: Katie Anderson (Schaefer), Cosmetics & Toiletries magazine
Posted: August 31, 2011
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Hair cosmetic composition
US Patent 8007773
Publication Date: Aug 30, 2011
Assignee: Kao Corp.
A leave-on hair cosmetic composition is disclosed that contains an organic C2-8 dicarboxylic acid or salt thereof and at least one or more of an organic solvent selected from the group consisting of aromatic alcohols, N-alkylpyrrolidones, alkylene carbonates, polypropylene glycols, lactones and cyclic ketones. The organic solvent has a ClogP of from −2 to 3. In addition, the cosmetic composition has a pH of from 2 to 5 at 25°C when diluted to 20 times its weight with water and has a buffering capacity of 0.001 gram equivalent/L or greater but less than 0.2 gram equivalent/L.
This hair cosmetic composition provides benefits such as enhancement of luster, manageability, pliability and elasticity of dry hair to which it is applied, such as hair dehydrated and damaged by coloring, permanent waving, or repetitive excessive blow drying.
Topical skin care formulation
US Patent Application 20110206793
Publication Date: Aug 25, 2011
Assignee: Mary Kay Inc.
Disclosed is a multi-beneficial topical skin care composition, and methods for its use, that can hydrate skin, increase the firmness of skin, reduce the appearance of fine lines or wrinkles on skin and reduce the appearance of age spots on skin. The composition can include: a combination of skin active ingredients comprising Euterpe oleracea fruit extract, Punica granatum sterols, caprooyl tetrapeptide-3, tocopherol or tocopherol acetate and niacinamide; a combination of skin moisturizing agents comprising glycerin and Butyrospermum parkii; a photo stable combination of sunscreen agents providing the composition with a SPF of at least about 15; and a dermatologically acceptable vehicle which imparts a non-greasy feel when applied to skin.