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Patent Pick: What the 'Gel'?

March 16, 2016 | Contact Author | By: Rachel Grabenhofer, Cosmetics & Toiletries
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Keywords: gel | UV | L'Oréal | cellulose | hydrophilic | melting point | silicone | polyamides

Abstract: If you follow our Patent Picks column, you might be thinking "What the gel?" At least that's what I though when yet another gel-based patent application, this time UV protection from L'Oréal, came up in my search.

If you follow our Patent Picks column, you might be thinking "What the gel?" At least that's what I thought when yet another gel-based patent application, this time UV protection from L'Oréal, came up in my search.

Gel composition comprising a UV filter
WIPO Patent Application WO/2016/030839
Publication date: March 3, 2016
Assignee: L'Oréal

This invention relates to makeup and skin care compositions comprising: at least one aqueous phase gelled by one or more non-starch hydrophilic gelling agents; at least one oil phase gelled by one or more non-cellulose lipophilic gelling agents, which are not polar hydrocarbon waxes having melting points greater than 75.0°C; and silicone polyamides.

These phases form a homogeneous macroscopic mixture. The embodiment provided further comprised at least one UV filter.