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February's Color Patents
By: Bud Brewster, Cosmetics & Toiletries magazine
Posted: February 2, 2009
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Avon Products Inc.
Two-part cosmetic product
Provided are two-part cosmetic products and methods for imparting a filling and swelling effect to skin, lips, hair, eyelashes, and/or eyebrows. The two-part cosmetic product has an anhydrous liquid or semi-solid first part composition with a water absorbent polymer, and a water-based second part composition with a water-soluble or water-dispersible film former. Optionally, the anhydrous first part composition has an oil-absorbent polymer. Preferably, the product is wax-free, and is incorporated into a lip line filler, a volumizing mascara, and/or an antiwrinkle skin care composition.
Cosmetic Laboratories of America, A Division of St. Ives Laboratories
Pigmented cosmetic compositions and methods related thereto
A pigmented cosmetic composition comprising a water-in-oil (w/o) emulsion is disclosed. The composition includes a continuous oil phase, an aqueous phase, pigment, emulsifier, and a separation inhibitor comprising a silicone elastomer. The silicone elastomer optionally can be included in a carrier. Also disclosed are a method of inhibiting separation of a pigmented cosmetic composition comprising a w/o emulsion, and a method of preparing a pigmented cosmetic composition.
Shiseido Company, Ltd.
Silicone-treated powder, process of production thereof and composition containing the same
The object of this invention is to provide a silicone-treated powder of good quality and free from generation of hydrogen. The inventors disclose a powder whose surface is coated with a silicone compound in such a way that the amount of hydrogen generated by Si--H groups remaining on the surface of the silicone-treated powder is not more than 0.2 mL/g of treated powder and a contact angle of water with the treated powder is at least 100°.