Recent in Patents (page 2 of 22)

Patent Pick: Holding Out on Hydration

Kimberly-Clark inventors have been holding out; holding out hydration, that is. In this patent application, emulsions are described that form a film to prevent excessive hydration and, in turn, occupational dermatitis.

Patent Pick: Nano-bio-vesicles Break the Skin Barrier

Faced with vesicles, 'somes and nano-carriers, the skin has put up a good fight in attempt to keep unwanted entities from entering the body. Have the inventors on this patent application, for hyalurosomes, finally broken the skin barrier? Read on.

Patent Pick: Side-stepping Surfactants for Fragrance Delivery

Surfactants are like club bouncers, keeping the peace between paying patrons, and removing less-than-desirable characters from the scene. But sometimes they can be too aggressive; for example, when night club owners want a nice fragrance to stick around. These inventors patented a way to side-step them.

Patent Pick: Space-filling 'Magic' Cosmetics

A refractive index is this nifty little way to describe how light passes through a medium. It's also the basis for a new Avon invention, which applies optical illusion to impart cosmetic benefits. So, it's magic.

Patent Pick: HA Double-crosser Binds Water, Actives to Skin

The inventors on this patent literally lay it on thick with cross-linked HA that binds high levels of water and forms a film to deliver water and actives to the skin.

Patent Pick: Stem Cell Derivative to Take the Lead in K-beauty

Korean beauty or "K-beauty" has been all the rage on stage in the cosmetics market; and this stem cell-derived beauty could play a lead role.

Patent Pick: Data Now Drives Yin/Yang Skin Balancing Act

Ancient Chinese fortune tellers may never have guessed the secrets of balancing the skin could be driven by modern statistical models. Read more from this Estée Lauder patent to become "enlightened."

Patent Pick: Bad Cell Signal? Bacteria Can Reconnect Anti-aging Messages

Like an obsolete cell phone network, your biological cells lose communication capabilities with age. This leads to wrinkles, dryness and more. But according to this patent application from Lubrizol, one bacteria provides hope to unscramble the signals.

Patent Pick: Sensory Effects as Easy as Pudding

The "wow" factor in product effects isn't exactly as easy as pie. It's as easy as pudding—at least, that what the inventors on this Shiseido patent application believe.

Patent Pick: Water and Sweat to Boost SPF?

Water and sweat are typical antagonists in the life of a sunscreen formula. Inventors from Shiseido have found a way for them to play key supporting roles, in this patent application. The plot thickens.

Not to Burst Your Liposome Bubble

Liposomes have been around for a while. Designed to deliver a payload into layers of the skin, they were the front runners of their time. However, research from the University of Southern Denmark suggests they are better permeability enhancers.

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.

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