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January's Skin Care Patent Picks
By: Bud Brewster, Cosmetics & Toiletries magazine
Posted: January 6, 2009
Ericacea extracts for combating skin aging
A major object of the present invention is the provision of bioaffecting active agents which elicit an inhibitory effect on collagenases and, to the extent possible, no appreciable side effects. The inventors disclose that extracts of plants of the Ericacea family can be administered to individuals to combat the signs of aging of the skin, e.g., wrinkles and fine lines, for example by inhibiting the expression of metalloproteases, by inhibiting collagen degradation, or by inhibiting UV-induced skin degradation.
Unilever Home & Personal Care USA, division of Conopco, Inc.
Resorcinol derivatives for skin
Disclosed are 4-substituted cyclo-alkyl methyl resorcinol derivatives as actives in methods and cosmetic compositions for skin lightening.
Cosmetic product containing mineral water for remineralizing and rejuvenating the skin
Disclosed is a cosmetic composition that can be used to remineralize human skin and to counteract the effects of aging of skin. The composition contains 0.5–3% water of volcanic origin containing Fe, K, Na, Mg, Ca, Si, P, Se, and Zn in the following amounts: 0.01–0.05; 100–300; 1,000–2,000; 80–200; 50–150; 50–150; 0.01 –0.1; 0.001–0.005 and 0.01–0.03 mg/L, respectively. In addition; the composition optionally contains 0.2–0.8% of an extract from samphire Crithmum maritimum, 0.3–0.9% of the peptide palmitoyl-gly-his-lys and 0.8–1.25% hydrolyzed soy protein.
Integrated Botanical Technologies LLC
Bioactive botanical cosmetic compositions and processes for their production
The bioactive botanical cosmetic compositions described here are derived from membrane and cell serum fractions of plant cell juice. Methods are described for preparing these compositions for use in various cosmetic formulations and as topical skin cosmetic applications.