Recent in Patents (page 1 of 28)

Patent Pick: How Low Can pH Go?

The best solution for formulating isn't always best for the skin; take low pH, for example. However, if P&G inventors are right, low pH and skin benefits may be compatible after all—and formulators may no longer be in limbo.

Patent Pick: Thermal Anti-aging Takes the Heat Off of Skin

Chanel inventors aim to take the heat off of skin in a new patent application for a cosmetic powder that exhibits low thermal conductivity to protect skin against thermally induced aging—whether too hot or too cold.

Patent Pick: Natural Oils Exude Transdermal Delivery Potential

It takes some clever formulating to outsmart the skin barrier into allowing allied actives to enter the body. Could an optimized blend of natural oils be convincing enough? Read on to find out.

Patent Pick: Magnolia's Budding with Skin Care Benefits

Mary Kay inventors picked a natural winner for making skin as smooth and beautiful as fresh flower blossoms. Magnolia extract was identified for its ability to influence blood flow in skin, as this patent explains.

Patent Pick: Cellulose Particles Balance the Cleansing Equation

Being overly productive is not always a good thing; at least not when it's oil in skin. And while removing it is easy, selectively doing so to leave skin hydrated isn't. That's where J&J inventors focused recent efforts, as this patent application explains.

Patent Pick: Microbiome Makeover

"Love your bugs" is the bottom line to this patent application, rather than attacking the skin's microbiome with antibacterial agents. By doing so, this inventor aims to decrease mortality among the aging population.

Patent Pick: Achieving an Elegant Occlusion Conclusion

Sealing moisture into skin is one way to keep it hydrated, but this leaves little room to breathe—and plenty of room for improvement. In a new patent application from Glaxosmithkline, cosmetic elegance meets moisture lock-down.

Patent Pick: Biophotonic Skin Therapy, Illuminated

Photon-based therapies have crossed from the dark side in this new patent application highlighting thermosetting block polymers for skin rejuvenation and more.

Patent Pick: Soft Brilliance in Layers

Hiding wrinkles is one thing; doing it so it appears natural is something entirely different. This patent application out of Korea, however, might strike the perfect balance.

Patent Pick: A Facial Device to Melt Your Heart—and Sebum

In this patent application, tech company Philips is putting the heat on sebum, literally, via a facial cleansing device with new capabilities.

Patent Pick: Shiseido Sets Sights on Sun

Whitening may be a preference for skin care actives, especially in the East, but when it comes to sun protection, it's all about transparency. That's where this Shiseido invention is 'clearly' focused.

Patent Pick: Straighten Up, Smooth It Out

Hair care is getting bossy. In this patent application, Unilever explores a sericin-based treatment that straightens and smooths hair, reducing volume to make it behave.

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