Recent in Patents (page 1 of 32)

Patent Pick: 'Shocking' Skin Delivery News

This Estée Lauder Companies patent describes a system to deliver skin care agents into the skin via a patch or mask that generates microcurrent.

Patent Pick: Give Greasy Skin the Slip

Satureja montana is more than an attractive border plant for culinary herb gardens—L'Oréal has found it can give greasy skin the slip, as this patent application shows.

Patent Pick: Mega Mint Condition

Most consumers want to "get fresh" with their choice of oral care products but price is a big factor in just how far they'll go. Enter Givaudan, with a new invention that maximizes mint perception while keeping costs down.

Patent Pick: Shower Yourself with Water-actived Fragrance

Naked, sexy women on TV are not the only ones enjoying steamy, hot showers. P&G inventors know we all enjoy this luxury, and developed a water-activated fragrance and surfactant system to enhance our experience, as this patent explains.

Patent Pick: Death-defying Skin Care

Melandrium firmum rohrbach extract may be the latest miracle-worker, with death-defying health benefits—cell death-defying, that is. This South Korean patent application explores its role for cosmetics and more.

Patent Pick: Clear as Blue UV Protection

What do you get when you cross a mylar film with given compounds, polymers and UV light? The answer, in this patent application, isn't clear—it's blue. And it indicates when a sunscreen has run its protective course.

Patent Pick: Not So Fast, Fragrance

Dear fragrance: What's the big rush? You're quick to drift into the ether, leaving barely a trace of you behind. We'd love for you to stick around, as this patent from Firmenich suggests you could. Consider this traditional cosmetic emollient.

Patent Pick: Fairness in Skin Lightening

Fairness in cosmetics is about more than being pale; it's about sharing color evenly across skin. This patent from Avon takes this judicious approach to skin whitening by weighing all the paths to reach it, and spreading the wealth across them.

Patent Pick: Rosacea Redness Gets the Flush

Rosy cheeks, they say, are a sign of good health but in the case of rosacea, they are a hyper-reactive reality. Thus, in this patent application, Allergan has developed an α1-adrenoceptor that flushes out the truth.

Patent Pick: Delivery Plan Falls Apart, As Planned

Falling apart literally is what this invention from Tel Aviv University is intended to do. Here, the inventors describe a micelle system that is activated by enzymes to deliver flavor, cosmetic, textile and other ingredients.

Patent Pick: Easter Bunny Diet Holds Anti-aging Secret

The Easter Bunny is hiding more than eggs. His coumestrol-rich diet of alfalfa sprouts, red clover, soybeans, peas, mung bean and more holds the key to skin elasticity and wrinkle prevention, according to this AmorePacific patent.

Patent Pick: Anti-dandruff Probiotic— Not the Contradiction it Seems

Do the words probiotic and anti-dandruff seem contradictory? Maybe on the surface, but on a micro level in the scalp, L'Oréal and Nestec have found they harmonize to restore balance.

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