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Patent Picks—Melatonin Antioxidants, Flax for Barrier Function, Quinoa and More for Skin Care, Moisturization
By: Katie Anderson
Posted: September 4, 2012
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Disclosed in this patent is a composition comprising an extract of a deep sea fish; an extract of Rooibos aspalathus linearis; and optionally, an extract of Arctostaphylos uva-ursi (bearberry) as active components; and optionally one or more fillers or ancillary agents conventionally used in the formulation of compositions. Upon administration, the composition has beneficial effects in relation to the cosmetic treatment of age-related dermatological symptoms, such as wrinkled and/or aged skin, as well as hair loss.
Use of an active from flax in a composition to protect and reinforce the barrier function of skin
US Patent 8257753
Publication date: Sept. 4, 2012
Assignee: ISP Investments Inc.
The present invention concerns the use, in a cosmetic composition, of an active originating from Linum i.e., flax, to reinforce the barrier function of the skin and to protect the skin and appendages against external aggressions. The active is derived through the hydrolysis of flax proteins and contains principally polypeptides or peptides. The invention also relates to the use, in a cosmetic composition, of a peptidic hydrolysate of flax as the active principle capable of activating HMG-CoA reductase and activating transglutaminase. The active principle can likewise be used to prepare pharmaceutical compositions to prevent or combat the pathologies linked to alterations in the barrier function, such as hypersensitivies, irritations of the skin and reactive skin, or atopic dermatitis.
Method to treat propolis
US Patent 8257747
Publication date: Sept. 4, 2012
Assignee: Ballot-Flurin Apiculteurs
Disclosed in this patent is a method to treat propolis that includes conducting at least one first extraction of raw propolis with a first pure solvent to obtain a first extract having first properties. A second extraction may be performed with a second different pure solvent on the filtration residues obtained after the first extraction, so as to collect and make usable the entirety of the components of propolis using organic solvents only; and finally the method may include a third extraction performed on the filtration residues obtained after this second extraction, using a third pure solvent different from the two others; the first solvent then being water, the second being alcohol, and the third being oil. The method applies to the production of extracts of propolis for use in the manufacture of hygiene, care, cosmetic products, food products and food supplements.
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