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Patent Picks by Bud Brewster
Posted: April 17, 2008
Avon Products, Inc.
Compositions and methods of their use for improving the condition and appearance of skin
Disclosed are compositions and methods preferably aimed at treating, preventing, ameliorating, reducing and/or eliminating fine lines and/or wrinkles of skin. The compositions include active agents that increase expression levels of genes associated with the dermatological signs of aging. The active agent is S-methyl-L-cysteine and S-phenyl-L-cysteine. This agent ameliorates, reduces, or treats progressive degradation of the dermal-epidermal junction and/or degradation of the cell-cell cohesion in skin.
Wellgen, Inc.; The Regents of the University of Minnesota; and Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey
Bioactive compounds and methods of uses thereof
The present invention relates to depside and diterpenoid compounds and methods for the prevention or treatment of, for example, a proliferative disorder, e.g., cancer, or symptom thereof. Pharmaceutical, nutraceutical and cosmetic compositions comprising depside and/or diterpenoid compounds are also encompassed. In this patent, these compounds are obtained from Rabdosia rubescens, a Chinese medicinal herb.
Unilever Home & Personal Care USA, division of Conopco Inc.
Silky feel cosmetic emulsion chassis
Disclosed is a cosmetic composition that includes a high level of glycerin, a copolymer which is preferably a C10-C18 acrylates crosspolymer, and a crystalline gel structurant comprising a surfactant and cosurfactant. The structurant will have an enthalpy in the range of approximately 2 to 15 Joule per gram. The composition has a normal force in the range of +5 to +50 grams, thereby achieving a silky sensory feel on skin. The glycerin:copolymer is present in a weight ratio ranging from about 350:1 to about 10:1. Advantageously, the composition has a SkiCon Value ranging from about 10 to about 80.
Composition having a healthy appearance effect
Disclosed are compositions containing at least one encapsulated pigment and at least one skin coloring agent chosen from self-tanning agents, melanogenesis activators and their mixtures. These compositions give an immediate healthy appearance effect that lasts over time.