Recent in Patents (page 4 of 22)
May 5, 2016
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.
Apr 18, 2016
This Estée Lauder Companies patent describes a system to deliver skin care agents into the skin via a patch or mask that generates microcurrent.
Apr 14, 2016
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.
Apr 13, 2016
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.
Apr 10, 2016
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.
Apr 7, 2016
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.
Apr 6, 2016
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.
Apr 5, 2016
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.
Mar 28, 2016
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.
Mar 28, 2016
Falling apart literally is what this invention from Tel Aviv University is intended to do. Here, the inventors describe a micelle system that is activated by enzymes to deliver flavor, cosmetic, textile and other ingredients.
Mar 28, 2016
Rosy cheeks, they say, are a sign of good health but in the case of rosacea, they are a hyper-reactive reality. Thus, in this patent application, Allergan has developed an α1-adrenoceptor that flushes out the truth.
Mar 23, 2016
Do the words probiotic and anti-dandruff seem contradictory? Maybe on the surface, but on a micro level in the scalp, L'Oréal and Nestec have found they harmonize to restore balance.