Recent in Patents (page 3 of 22)

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.

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.

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