Recent in Patents (page 2 of 29)

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.

Patent Pick: Clover Polyphenol Antioxidant Trio

As luck would have it, Boots inventors found that red clover polyphenols, along with those from a wide selection of other plants, impart antioxidant benefits to protect skin—especially in combination. A recent patent application explains.

Patent Pick: Harvard Innovates with Films and Flakes

Structural coloration based on asymmetric absorption. Translation: surprising optical effects. Harvard inventors are sparkling with vivid excitement; dig deeper into the layers of this new patent application.

Patent Pick: What L'Oréal is Hiding

L'Oréal has a lot to hide—a lot of skin imperfections, that is. In a recent patent application, the company describes a cosmetic that camouflages wrinkles without compromising a natural look and feel.

Patent Pick: Liposomes to Deliver Next-gen Cell Regeneration

Perhaps the best way to repair damaged and aged skin is to replace it. Sound impossible? Researchers on a new patent application out of Seoul may have the inside—literally.

Patent Pick: A 'Swell' Sunscreen Stabilizer

Sunscreens are always in the hot seat; whether it's proving they give the claimed SPF, or balancing feel with stability and performance. In this patent, P&G inventors have come up with a "swell" idea: superabsorbent polymers for sunscreens and other skin care applications.

Patent Pick: Compact Powders Ready for Impact

Cosmetic powders are pressing contradiction: one benefit can be optimized but at the expense of another. That's where LVMH inventors come in, with a new formula to survive its own impact on the marketplace.

Patent Pick: Spying Secret (Anti)agents

Chanel is on to you, 007, and your silencing effects on miRNA. And in a new patent, the company describes a method to locate agents like you, for your anti-aging skin care benefits. This message will self-destruct in 3, 2, 1. . .

Patent Pick: Smooth Moves to Attack Tacky Cosmetics

Icky or elegant? Beauty consumers are mindful of the sensory experiences you create for them. That's why L'Oréal inventors imparted tact into a new, non-tacky cosmetic emulsion.

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