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Patent Picks—Reactivating Sunscreens; Etched UV Protection; Jaboticaba/Cashew Skin Care; Water-soluble Sunscreens
By: Rachel L. Grabenhofer, Cosmetics & Toiletries
Posted: September 4, 2013
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The formulations described surprisingly avoid the problems associated with the pigmentation and crystallization of palm oil products while at the same time, providing and enhancing all the nutritional benefits of palm oil. Accordingly, the resulting formulation is a golden-colored cream that is rich in carotenoids, tocopherols and tocotrienols. The cosmeceutical formulation is reportedly unnoticeable upon application, is readily absorbed in the skin, and has a pleasing homogeneous consistency throughout its shelf-life.
Biomarker genes for evaluating the efficacy of protection from long UVA rays
WIPO Patent Application WO/2013/121029
Publication Date: 08/22/2013
This invention relates to the use of biomarker genes for the exposure of the skin to long UVA rays for measuring the efficacy of protection from sunscreen products, and for screening for photoprotective compounds.
Topical jaboticaba and cashew fruit for anti-aging, anti-inflammation
US Patent Application 20130216636
Publication date: Aug. 22, 2013
Assignee: Mary Kay Inc.
Disclosed here are compositions and methods of use that include jaboticaba fruit pulp and/or cashew fruit pulp or extracts thereof. In one aspect, a topical skin care composition is described comprising the extracts to increase hyaluronic acid synthesis and inhibit COX-1 and TNF-α synthesis in skin during use. In addition, the specified dermatologically acceptable carriers in the formulations are unique in their excellent tactile properties, safe use on skin, and the environment they provide to allow the jaboticaba and/or cashew fruit extracts to remain stable and effective while also enabling their efficient distribution to the skin once topically applied. Therefore, minimal amounts of these extracts are needed in the composition to bring about the desired results.