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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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Disclosed in this patent is a method for simultaneously neutralizing and coloring relaxed hair. The method involves contacting the relaxed hair with one or more applications of a neutralizer colorant mousse composition comprising: a) a mousse concentrate incorporating water, an acid and a surfactant; b) a colorant; and c) one or more propellants, wherein the hair is not massaged or kneaded while the composition is in contact with the relaxed hair. A substantially durable color is imparted to the hair from the composition, and the hair exhibits at least about 20% fewer broken hair fibers compared to hair that has been neutralized with a shampoo neutralizer product. The final step involves rinsing the composition from the relaxed hair.
Natural straightening, breakage-free hair formulation
US Patent Application 20120219518
Publication date: Aug. 30, 2012
Inventors: G. Serra
This invention comprises several all natural hair and skin products based on shea butter. The formulas further include a blend of essential oils, olive and castor oils and other natural ingredients including tea tree oil, rosemary oil, wild chamomile, clary sage, ylang-ylang, oleoresin of frankincense, myrrh, mandarin, geranium, peppermint, rosemary, cedarwood, castile soap, vegetable glycerin and sugar cane. Benefiting all ethnic hair types, the products for natural African hair, i.e., not chemically altered with relaxer or texturizer, are applied with heat through a series of treatments so hair can be worn straight like relaxed hair but without breakage, scalp burns or allergic scalp reactions. The health and integrity of the hair is supported by the synergy between ingredients, which allows hair growth and regeneration of broken hairlines.
Topical hyperpigmentation treatment
US Patent 8247395
Publication date: Aug. 21, 2012
Assignee: Galderma S.A.
Disclosed in this patent is a cream base for the topical application of skin care therapeutics and a process for making the cream base. In one embodiment, the therapeutic is tretinoin, hydroquinone and fluocinolone acetonide for the treatment of hyperpigmented skin conditions, such as melasma.
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