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Patent Picks by Bud Brewster
Posted: August 28, 2007
Patents and intellectual property are vital to building and growing a business but during the creative formulating process it is nearly impossible to research every patent that is issued. Cosmetics & Toiletries.com now features collections of recently issued patents for your consideration and convenience. Chosen by our technical editor, Bud Brewster, for their relevance to personal care, these "Patent Picks" are taken from publicly available sources, collected and presented here for your convenience.
July 31, 2007
Cosmetic, personal care, cleaning agent, and nutritional supplement compositions and methods of making and using same
The present invention involves new cosmetic, personal care, cleaning agent, biocidal agent, functional food and nutritional supplement compositions. These new compositions incorporate bioactive glass into cosmetics, personal care items, cleaning agents, biocidal agents, functional foods, and nutritional supplements. The present invention also involves methods of making and methods of using such compositions.
Compositions comprising at least one ester of at least one hydroxylated aliphatic compound
Compositions comprising at least one ester which comprises at least one aromatic group, which is liquid at room temperature and which is derived from esterification with: (i) at least one aromatic acid of (ii) at least one hydroxyl group of at least one hydroxylated aliphatic compound chosen from hydroxylated aliphatic acids and esters of hydroxylated aliphatic acids, wherein said at least one hydroxyl group is chosen from pendant hydroxyl groups and terminal hydroxyl groups. The inventive compositions may be used for, for example, making up the face, body or superficial body growths of human beings and may constitute, for example, a lipstick, a lip gloss, a tattooing product, an eye shadow, a mascara, a product for caring for the hair or a nail varnish.
August 2, 2007
Compositions having improved soft focus effect properties
The invention relates to a composition, especially a cosmetic composition, containing at least one silicone elastomer and at least one encapsulated pigment, wherein the refractive index of the pigment is greater than the refractive index of the encapsulating material.