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February's Color Patents
By: Bud Brewster, Cosmetics & Toiletries magazine
Posted: February 2, 2009
Cosmetic composition comprising at least one hydrophilic organopolysiloxane, at least one hydrocarbon oil and at least one short hydrocarbon ester
The cosmetic composition of this patent combines at least one organopolysiloxane possessing at least one hydrophilic radical with at least one hydrocarbon oil that is not compatible with the said organopolysiloxane. Furthermore, the composition contains, as compatibilizing agent, an effective quantity of at least one hydrocarbon ester comprising less than 40 carbon atoms. These compositions are intended especially for powders, eye shadows, foundations, concealers, lipsticks, makeup products for the body, mascaras, eyeliners or care compositions for the skin.
Color Access, Inc.
Gel-based cosmetic composition
The invention relates to cosmetic compositions comprising an elastic, non-rigid, porous support in which a low-viscosity, gellant-containing, single-phase otherwise unstable cosmetic formulation has been incorporated, and a method of making same.
Merck Patent GmbH
The invention relates to chiral compounds whose formula is specified in the patent. The invention also relates to liquid crystal mixtures comprising at least one of the specified chiral compounds, to chiral linear or cross-linked liquid crystal polymers obtainable by polymerizing a polymerizable mixture comprising at least one of the specified chiral compounds. The invention also relates to the use of one of the specified chiral compounds and mixtures and polymers obtained thereof in cosmetic and pharmaceutical compositions, in liquid crystal pigments, and in numerous applications in varied industries.
R.B.T. (Rakuto Bio Technologies) Ltd.
Methods of producing lignin peroxidase and its use in skin and hair lightening
This invention relates to methods of producing lignin peroxidase and its use in skin and hair lightening. Methods of producing lignin peroxidase are provided. Also provided are methods and cosmetic compositions suitable for skin and hair lightening. Kits are also provided. Also provided is an article-of-manufacturing comprising packaging material and a cosmetic composition identified for lightening a skin region or hair of a subject being contained within the packaging material; the cosmetic composition includes, as an active ingredient, a lignin-modifying enzyme and a cosmetically acceptable carrier.