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By: Rachel Grabenhofer
Posted: July 28, 2010
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Thus, when a dermal sample is placed into contact with the colorant, the color change may simply be observed to determine whether the infection is caused by Candida. If the color change occurs to a certain extent (e.g., from yellow to bright red), it may be determined that the test sample contains Candida. Likewise, if a color change occurs to a lesser extent (e.g., from yellow to faint orange) or not at all, it may be determined that the dermal sample contains other microorganisms (e.g., S. aureus or E. coli), no infection is present, or that the infection is simply due to other causes. Regardless, it will become readily apparent whether or not treatment for Candida is needed.
Topical Turmeric Skin Care Products
US Patent 7763289
Publication Date: July 27, 2010
Assignee: JoAl's Products, LLC (Saginaw, MI, USA)
In the described invention, a topical skin care product is disclosed that contains therapeutic concentrations of turmeric and other constituents that are colorless upon application to the skin. The product can be used for cosmetic, protective, and healing purposes without staining skin or clothing yellow. Specifically, the invention contains approximately 0.05–10% extracted turmeric components. The ratio of turmeric extract to neutralizing agent is about 1:1–1:20 (turmeric: neutralizing agent) and in some cases can be as much as 1:40. The pH value of the neutral composition is about 2–5. The present invention also provides a skin care product of from 1–40% neutral composition in a lotion having a pH of about 1.5–7.0.
The neutralizing agent of the present invention comprises at least one extract referred to as a berry extract and it can be made from any suitable plant such as: blueberries, coffee berries, coffee beans, green tea, pomegranates, bilberries, raspberries, black raspberries, cherries, saskatoons, serviceberries, strawberries, chokecherries, huckleberries, buffaloberries, grapes, blue/purple grapes of many varieties, goose berries, bearberries, moonseed berries, mountain currant (Ribes novadense), teas, spinach, asparagus, uva ursi, or mixtures thereof. The neutralizing agent optionally further comprises an acidic solution wherein the pH value of the acidic solution is below 6.0.
W/O Type Emulsified Cosmetic
US Patent Application 20100166684
July 1, 2010
Assignee: Kokyu Alcohol Kogyo Co., Ltd. (Narita, Japan)