Recent in Patents (page 4 of 33)

Patent Pick: Lay it on Thick—or Thin

Whether you lay them on thick or thin, the adhesive films described in this patent are designed to deliver active ingredients to the desired skin site, for a unique dosage form with moisture-triggered release.

Patent Pick: Cryogenic Skin Repair

Spinning brushes for exfoliation rolled over from dermatology into the mainstream cosmetics market. Could cryogenic microprobing be the next invention to "insert" itself? While certainly more invasive than cosmetics, this chilling procedure is worth a second look.

Patent Pick: DIY Particle Dispersion

Are you "back at the grind," milling metal oxides for color cosmetics or sunscreens? These inventors are enabling the work do itself, with a self-dispersing particle coating.

Patent Pick: No Way. Whey?

The list goes on as far as skin and food allergies prevalent in today's society. So when this invention claimed anti-aging benefits based on a natural protein, I was "itching" to dig deeper.

Patent Pick: Settling Settling

Let's "settle" this once and for all: no one likes products that separate in the jar. Why do you think we shake salad dressing? That's why inventors like this are working on ways to keep personal care products from separating over time.

Patent Pick: Caught Red-handed

There's no way these inventors will escape, they've been caught "red-handed"— with a new, high-coloring phosphor pigment.

Patent Pick: Smooth it Over

Smooth jazz and balanced emulsions have at least one thing in common: they elicit a relaxed feeling during use. (At least for some of us). In this patent application, Shiseido inventors take emulsion excellence to the next level.

Patent Pick: Washable Water Resistance

Washable and water resistance seem like opposing forces but according to these Shiseido inventors, it's more than just a hat trick. This oily cosmetic exhibits both properties.

Patent Pick: Amino Acid Integration

Are your formulas gelling? Unstable? The inventors on this patent aim to adapt your formulas so they are skin-compatible by integrating an amino acid derivative.

Patent Pick: White(ning) on Rice

According to the saying, these inventors are all over skin whitening "like white on rice." Upland rice, in particular, is named in this patent application for various active components and anti-aging benefits.

Patent Pick: Fragrance Unlocks Anti-aging Trifecta

Fragrance? As an anti-aging ingredient? According to this patent application from Beiersdorf—yes. Alkylamidothiazoles paired with certain fragrances have been found to lighten pigmented spots and under-eye circles, as well as reduce inflammation.

Patent Pick: This Stuff is Scent-ense

Cyclohexanol keeps popping up in patents as an area of innovation for companies developing materials to improve fragrance intensity. Just ask today's patent-holder, Takasago International.

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