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Patent Picks—Chia Seed Extract, Bayberry Extract; Retinoids, Adapalene, Coumarin and More for Skin Lightening
By: Katie Anderson (Schaefer), Cosmetics & Toiletries magazine
Posted: September 14, 2011
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Disclosed herein is a cosmetic composition for treating and/or caring for the skin, which comprises, in a physiologically acceptable medium, at least one cosmetic active agent and at least one colored particle comprising at least one inorganic pigment arranged inside a matrix, wherein the composition has an opacity of less than or equal to 35%. Also disclosed herein is a cosmetic treatment process comprising applying this composition to keratin materials. Further disclosed herein is a method for lightening and/or unifying the complexion of the skin and/or for correcting the appearance of skin marks and dyschromias comprising applying a composition of the present disclosure to the skin.
Compositions and methods for modulating skin pigmentation
US Patent Application 20110206625
Publication Date: Aug. 25, 2011
Assignee: SM Singh and DJ Tobin
The present invention relates to compositions and methods useful in studying or modulating melanin pigmentation in the skin. Particularly, the invention relates to compositions comprising a substance capable of modulating the activity or expression of ALK6 (SEQ ID 2) or Cdc42 which in turn are capable of modulation of the transfer of melanin from melanocytes to keratinocytes and potentially from keratinocytes to keratinocytes. The invention also relates to assays for identifying such compositions, and methods of modulating skin pigmentation.
Cosmetic composition for lightening or unifying the complexion
European Patent Application EP23599
Publication Date: Aug. 24, 2011
The present invention relates to a composition comprising, in a physiologically acceptable medium, concave or annular particles, especially in the form of hollow sphere portions, the said particles comprising a matrix that is colored in the bulk. The present invention relates to a composition for topical application, intended, especially in the case of skin displaying dyschromia of the type caused by pigmentation marks, red blotches or shadows under the eyes, for lightening or unifying the complexion.