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Patent Picks— Natural and Sensory-Enhanced Hair Straightening, Skin Actives, Device-guided Regimens and More
By: Rachel L. Grabenhofer
Posted: October 2, 2012
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Cosmetically treating caspase-14 deficiency
WIPO Patent Application WO/2012/122091
Publication date: Sept. 13, 2012
Assignees: ELC Management LLC, H.A. Corstjens, L. Declercq, G. Eyckmans and L.F.J. Van Overloop
The present invention involves activating capsase-14 in skin deficient in its expression by applying, on at least one skin zone, an effective amount of a plant extract selected from the group consisting of: litchi, glasswort, peach, soja seed, sweet basil, cucumber, chanterelle, leek, kiwi fruit, rhubarb, grapefruit, wheat, raspberry, plum, and mixtures thereof for cosmetic purposes. According to the inventors, Asian, and particularly Japanese skin, has been found to generally have decreased levels of caspase-14 activity, compared with Caucasian skin. Caspase-14 controls maturation of the epidermis.
Imaging to recommend products based on skin color
European Patent EP2131697
Publication date: Sept. 12, 2012
Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
Embodiments of the present invention utilize a computer-implemented method for recommending a product based on skin color estimated from an image. A skin color estimate is generated from an image that is compared with a classification color. A correlation between the classification color and at least one product is accessed, then at least one of the products correlated with the classification color is recommended.
Neutralizing and coloring hair
US Patent 8256436
Publication date: Sept. 4, 2012
Assignee: Strength of Nature, LLC
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