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Patent Pick: Low Zinc/Pyrithione Content for Skin Health

September 11, 2015 | Contact Author | By: Cosmetics & Toiletries editors
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Keywords: skin health | zinc | pyrithione | microbe

Abstract: Patent Picks are chosen by the editors from publicly available sources. Today's invention describes a zinc and/or pyrithione composition to improve skin health.

Low levels of zinc, pyrithione for skin health
WIPO Patent Application WO/2015/134646
Publication date: Sept. 11, 2015
Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Co.

Skin health is impacted by microbes such as germs, bacteria, fungi, yeasts, molds, viruses, etc., and to reduce their invasion, consumers frequently wash with personal care compositions. In relation, the inventors propose improving skin health by applying compositions including low levels of zinc-containing materials and/or pyrithione.

Specifically, one personal care composition is described containing 0.003% w/w to 0.02% w/w of a zinc-containing material and a pyrithione material. In addition to such low levels, the compositions are substantially surfactant-free.