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By: Rachel L. Grabenhofer
Posted: June 20, 2012
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Described in this patent are compositions and methods for imparting a sunless tan with functionalized adjuvants and a tanning agent like dihydroxyacetone. The functionalized adjuvants are pyrrole and/or indole derivatives functionalized with a substituent comprising a carbonyl group. This invention relates to increasing interest to develop compositions and methods for imparting a sunless tan, especially compositions that yield a fast and natural-looking tan. The composition, when applied, unexpectedly penetrates the skin well, resulting in a longer-lasting brownish tan coloration achieved within a consumer-acceptable time.
Mirror for showing a change of skin appearance
US Patent 8192201
Publication date: June 5, 2012
Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
A tinted mirror has been developed that is treated in such as way as to reflect a modified image of the user's skin to view its potential change in color, which would follow from the application of a cosmetic product such as self-tanner. The invention may be used in a beauty salon or supermarket aisle to help subjects visualize the potential effect of the product on their skin.
Compositions comprising skin-lightening resorcinol and skin-darkening sugar amines, walnut, mugwort, soy, etc.
US Patent Application
Publication date: May 24, 2012
Inventors: S Cochran, MG Kizoulis, M Southall and M Tyerech
The disclosed composition in this patent comprises a skin-lightening resorcinol and a skin darkening agent for topical application to skin, for example, to treat the signs of aging. To enhance the effect of the self-tanning agent, compositions of the present invention may include one or more darkening enhancement ingredients to assist the self-tanning agent in developing either more rapidly or more intensely. As such, the composition may include, for example: sugar amines or various natural extracts, e.g., walnut tree extract, mugwort extract and certain pre-germinated soy seed extracts. The amount of the one or more darkening enhancement ingredients in the compositions of the invention, if included, range from approx. 0.01–10%; preferably about 0.1–5%; more preferably about 0.5–2% w/w.