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By: Bud Brewster, Cosmetics & Toiletries magazine
Posted: March 6, 2009
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Multifunction "crown complexes" from amino acids and peptides for skin and hair restoration
This invention relates to Schiff's bases derived from amino acids and hydroxyaryl alkyl ketones, or a plant extract containing the same, having general chemical structure given in the patent and intended for topical application. This invention also relates to certain metal complex of said Schiff's bases, which have a crown-like appearance in their three-dimensional chemical structure. The Schiff's bases and their metal complexes of the this invention are useful for modulating metal-activated enzymes and metalloenzymes, such as phenylalanine hydroxylase, tyrosine transaminase, phenylalanine transaminase, tyrosinase, various matrix metalloproteases (MMP), superoxide dismutase, 5-alpha reductase, and citrate lyase. These are further suitable for multifunctional topical methods for skin whitening, skin wrinkles reduction, skin antiaging, collagen synthesis, acne control, hair loss prevention, hair graying control, and facial oil control.
Diana Ingredients S.A.
Phloridzin-rich phenolic fraction and use thereof as a cosmetic, dietary or nutraceutical agent
A phenolic fraction of fruit obtained from the Rosaceae family and also to the process for the specific extraction of this fraction. The phenolic fraction is rich in dihydrochalcones (phloridzin and phloretin) and may be used as a cosmetic, dietary, or nutraceutical preparation.
Polymeric thickeners for oil-containing compositions
Thickeners for oil-containing compositions, particularly cosmetic and personal care compositions, are side chain crystalline polymers that are uniformly dispersed as a crystallized solid in the oil.
Use of unsaponifiable components of vegetable oils for preparing a cosmetic and related treatments
The invention relates to the use of at least one unsaponifiable component of vegetable oil, in particular of avocado, soybean and/or lupin oils, for the preparation of a medicament intended to stimulate the expression of transforming growth factor beta (TGF-β) or the expression of the plasminogen activator inhibitor PAI-1.The invention also relates to a method of cosmetic treatment comprising the application of at least one unsaponifiable component of vegetable oil as well as the use of the latter as additive in a food for human beings and/or for animals.