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Patent Picks—Ellagic Acid, Marine Botanicals, Stem Cells, Cyclodextrin Acetals and More for Anti-aging
By: Katie Anderson (Schaefer), Cosmetics & Toiletries magazine
Posted: February 15, 2012
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Compositions of marine botanicals to provide nutrition to aging and environmentally damaged skin
US Patent 8114413
Publication Date: Feb. 14, 2012
Assignee: Mary Kay Inc.
The present invention relates to methods and compositions comprising marine botanicals for treating aged, mature, nutritionally-compromised or environmentally-damaged skin. These methods and compositions provide improvements in the skin's visual appearance, physiological functions, clinical properties and biophysical properties. The present invention relates generally to treatment methods and compositions for improving the skin's visual appearance. In particular, the present invention is directed towards compositions and methods for their use comprising a combination of marine botanicals that can improve the skin's visual appearance by providing improvements in, for example, skin moisture, dryness, surface fine lines, wrinkles, firmness, and/or softness.
In one aspect of this invention, the composition comprises at least one of the following: algae extract, sea fennel or Codium tomentosum extract. The composition can be formulated as a cosmetic compound. The composition can also be comprised in a cosmetic vehicle. The cosmetic vehicle can include an emulsion, a cream, a lotion, a solution, an anhydrous base, a gel or an ointment. The emulsion can be an o/w emulsion or a w/o emulsion. The solution can be an aqueous solution or hydro-alcoholic solution. The anhydrous base can be a lipstick or a powder. The composition can be comprised in an anti-aging product or a moisturizing product. The composition can also be adapted for application one to five times a day during use. In another aspect, the composition can be chemically compatible.
Topical skin care compositions and methods
WIPO Patent Application WO/2012/018865
Publication Date: Feb. 9, 2012
Assignee: Lifeline Skin Care Inc., A Semechkin, NA Turovets, LS Agapova, RA Semechkin and JD Janus
Disclosed are topical compositions containing lysate of human parthenogenetic stem cells (hpSCs), preferably within a liposomal dispersion, that reduce the visible signs of skin aging and/or cellulite. The present invention relates to compositions and methods for reducing the signs of aging of the skin, including facial fine lines, wrinkles, furrows, skin laxity and decreased skin hydration. The present invention also relates to compositions and methods for reducing the appearance of cellulite. The methods of the present invention relate to topical compositions that include lysate of human parthenogenetic stem cells (hpSCs) that are cultivated with or without feeder cells in a culture medium that, in preferred embodiments, is free of xenoreagents.