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Patent Picks— Electromagnetic Radiation, Omentum, Plant Extracts, Growth Factors, Gingerone and More
By: Rachel L. Grabenhofer
Posted: October 10, 2012
Chosen biweekly for their relevance to personal care, Patent Picks are taken from publicly available sources. This edition features patents related to active ingredients for skin and hair benefits.
Active telomerase, growth factor and peptide skin care compositions
US Patent 8283314
Publication date: Oct. 9, 2012
Assignee: Jan Marini Skin Research, Inc.
Topical dermatological and cosmetic compositions and methods are provided in this patent to reduce the appearance of biological and/or environmentally-caused aging. Aspects of the present invention are compositions including: a reverse transcriptase component of telomerase; one or more growth factors; at least two acylated peptides; and optionally, at least one skin benefit agent selected from the group consisting of antioxidants, humectants and moisturizing agents. Specifically, the compositions may include an epidermal growth factor, a keratinocyte growth factor, a transforming growth factor-β1, and at least one myristoylated peptide in a cosmetically suitable vehicle.
Topical skin care formulations comprising plant extracts
WIPO Patent Application WO/2012/135337
Publication date: Oct. 4, 2012
Assignee: Mary Kay Inc., T. Florence, D. Gan and M. Hines
This invention relates to topical skin compositions and corresponding methods for their use that include plant extracts. One such composition can include a TNF-α inhibitor, wherein said inhibitor is an aqueous extract from the whole plant of Polygonum multiflorum; an antioxidant and tyrosinase inhibitor from the whole plant of Lonicera japonica; and a dermatologically acceptable carrier, wherein the composition can include at least 50% w/w water.
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