Recent in Patents (page 1 of 22)
Jan 10, 2017
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.
Dec 25, 2016
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.
Dec 23, 2016
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.
Dec 22, 2016
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.
Dec 20, 2016
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.
Dec 16, 2016
P&G inventors are feelin' it—circadian rhythm. That's why they're investigating methods to find cosmetic actives to go with consumers' flow.
Dec 14, 2016
Henkel inventors have a new trick up their sleeves, as this new patent for controlling the stability and release of deodorant actives explains.
Dec 6, 2016
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.
Dec 2, 2016
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.
Nov 29, 2016
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.
Nov 22, 2016
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.
Nov 10, 2016
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.