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Patent Pick: Meet the New Anti-aging Dynamic Duo, Açaí and Pomegranate

Contact Author Rachel Grabenhofer
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As cosmetic chemists know, aging, exposure to adverse environments, fatigue and the like change the visual appearance, properties or functions of skin in undesired ways. These may include reduced elasticity and firmness, increased sagging, the development of lines, wrinkles, pits, nodules, age spots, etc.

According to Mary Kay inventors, current product offerings do not provide a sufficient treatment option, or they require a multitude of different compositions to treat this array of physiological changes. However, a unique combination of natural skin actives, including açaí palm and pomegranate, was identified that can treat these symptoms simultaneously.

In addition to the actives, moisturizers, sunscreens and a cationic surfactant were combined and found to protect and hydrate the skin, revitalize and rebuild the supportive dermal matrix, reduce uneven pigmentation and more. All of which can be achieved in a single topical skin care composition.

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Topical açaí palm and pomegranate anti-aging
U.S. Patent Application 20160303019
Publication date: Oct. 20, 2016
Assignee: Mary Kay Inc.

Specifically disclosed in this patent application is a topical skin care composition and method for its use. It contains 55% to 65% w/w water; a 15% to 20% w/w combination of: 3,3,5-trimethylcyclohexyl 2-hydroxybenzoate (homosalate), 1-(4-methoxyphenyl)-3-(4-tert-butylphenyl)propane-1,3 -dione (avobenzone), 2-ethylhexyl 2-hydroxybenzoate (octisalate), and 2-ethylhexyl 2-cyano-3,3-diphenyl-2-propenoate (octocrylene); 3% to 4% w/w of distearlydimonium chloride; and 1% to 3% w/w of a combination of Euterpe oleracea (Açaí palm) fruit extract, Punica granatum (pomegranate) sterols, caprooyl tetrapeptide-3, tocopherol or tocopherol acetate and niacinamide. The final composition has an SPF from about 15 to 20.

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