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Patent Picks—Natural Cationic Emulsifiers, Repeat Sequence Proteins, Amides for Color Uniformity and More
By: Rachel L. Grabenhofer
Posted: November 13, 2012
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Use of repeat sequence protein polymers in personal care compositions
US Patent Application 20120276021
Publication date: Nov. 11, 2012
Assignee: Danisco U.S., Inc.
According to this patent, there remains a need in the art for personal care compositions that have desired characteristics without chemical modification of the proteins, and for methods to deliver a protein from a personal care composition in a useable form. Thus, disclosed herein is a personal care composition that includes an effective amount of a repeat sequence protein polymer for use in hair, skin and nail care compositions, cosmetic compositions or over-the-counter pharmaceutical compositions.
In one embodiment, the hair care composition is in a form selected from the group consisting of shampoo, conditioner, anti-dandruff treatments, styling aids, styling conditioner, hair repair or treatment serum, lotion, cream, pomade and chemical treatments. In another embodiment, the styling aids are selected from the group consisting of spray, mousse, rinse, gel, foam and a combination thereof. In another embodiment, the chemical treatments are selected from the group consisting of permanent waves, relaxers, and permanent, semi-permanent and temporary color treatments and combinations thereof.
Hair conditioning composition comprising silicone polymers containing quaternary groups
European Patent Application EP2517695
Publication date: Oct. 31, 2012
Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
This invention describes a hair conditioning composition incorporating silicone polymer-containing quaternary groups and a gel matrix. The composition can provide improved conditioning benefits such as smooth feel and reduced friction to both damaged hair and non-damaged hair, while providing other benefits such as slippery and slick feel on wet hair.
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