Recent in Patents (page 1 of 22)

Patent Pick: Corona-core Microgels Go with Skin's Flow

Emulsions are troublemakers. Surfactants can be used to keep their oil and water attitudes in check but they irritate some people. Pickering emulsions work, too, but are less effective and sticky wickets. Enter Shiseido's patented answer: corona-core microgels, which stabilize the situation and go with skin's flow.

Patent Pick: Unilever Takes Charge of Cleansing, Literally

There's a battle ensuing between microbes and anti-microbes that transcends the physical skin barrier to a larger, regulatory one. Regardless, Unilever inventors are charging ahead utilizing electrons to enhance the power of oligodynamic metals.

Patent Pick: 'Grow Your Own' UVB Protection

The plants we grow for food are facing new climatic challenges. Therefore, researchers of the Max-Planck Society sought to improve their chances of survival against UV; and in the meantime, they improved ours.

Patent Pick: Move Over, Oxidizers, Titanium Salts are the New Hair Dye Heroes

Oxidizers have met their match, if you believe these L'Orél inventors. In this patent application, titanium salts are offered as the basis for natural and powerful hair dyes, without the need for oxidizing agents.

Patent Pick: Aryl-activated Acne and Skin Care

If you're wishing this season for a better way to fight acne, the inventors on this patent application will make you merry. They've identified a way, via the aryl-hydrocarbon pathway, to treat acne, rosacea, cellulite and more.

Patent Pick: Syncing Up with Consumers

P&G inventors are feelin' it—circadian rhythm. That's why they're investigating methods to find cosmetic actives to go with consumers' flow.

Patent Pick: A New Delivery Trick Up the Sleeve

Henkel inventors have a new trick up their sleeves, as this new patent for controlling the stability and release of deodorant actives explains.

Patent Pick: Vanishing Act to Heal Scars and Wrinkles

Has your teen ever tried to put concealer over his/her zit cream? Or a raw wound? This inventor, from Beauty Blend, has a new trick to make unsightly wrinkles and scars heal as they disappear.

Patent Pick: Lessons in Layers for Skin Benefits

It's December now, and half the world is about to enter the winter season. The experts teach us it's best to dress in layers—not unlike a new patent application from P&G, which describes layering ingredients for skin benefits.

Patent Pick: Bad Breath? Bite Your Tongue

Surely you've encountered them: the office mate or great aunt with bad breath. While you bite your tongue, and secretly hope it's not you, Colgate-Palmolive inventors have devised a new defense to diminish their offense.

Patent Pick: Topical Cranberry Tackles Intimate Cleansing, Microflora Balance

Intimate personal care has a new hero in the fight against infections: topical cranberry. Inventors with Hestia Investments have developed a composition utilizing cranberries that can address intimate care issues without antibiotics or Lactobacillae, which upset the microflora balance.

Patent Pick: Placating Intolerant Skin

Sensitive skin is irritating to the wearer, and in some cases the formulator, but Beiersdorf inventors have discovered an ingredient that placates irritated skin: alkylamidothiazoles.

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