Patent Picks by Bud Brewster

Patents and intellectual property are vital to building and growing businesses but during the creative formulating process it is nearly impossible to research every patent that is issued; however, Cosmetics & Toiletries magazine introduces a new Web feature to assist in your search.

Biweekly, beginning this week , Cosmetics & will feature collections of recently issued patents for your consideration. Chosen by our technical editor, Bud Brewster, for their relevance to personal care, these "Patent Picks" are taken from publicly available sources, collected and presented here for your convenience.


June 7, 2007
Cosmetic composition having a unique cushiony texture
A method of making up a keratinous substrate comprising contacting the keratinous substrate with a cosmetic composition containing: a) at least one polyorganosiloxane-containing polymer having at least one moiety containing from 1 to about 1000 organosiloxane units and at least two groups capable of establishing hydrogen interactions; b) an oil phase containing at least one oil component; and c) at least one cured silicone powder coated with microfine particles.

Sun Care
June 5, 2007
N.V. Perricone LLC
Topical use of microfine calcined alumina
Dispersions containing from about 0.5% to about 30% by weight dispersed microfine calcined alumina, stainless steel, or gold particles typically having particle size of less than about 5 mu, more narrowly 1 mu or less, suspended in a cosmetically acceptable carrier are useful as sunscreens for skin and hair while simultaneously providing treatments that render skin and hair smoother, more uniform, lustrous, visually appealing and healthier-looking.

June 5, 2007
Aquea Scientific Corp.
Sunscreen compositions and methods of use
The invention encompasses additives for addition to a bodywash, where the additives contain one or more sunscreens, and where a bodywash that contains the additive imparts to the skin an SPF of at least about 2, in some cases at least about 5, or 10, or 15. Also described are methods of making and using the additives.

June 5, 2007
Aquea Scientific Corp.
Bodywashes containing additives
The invention encompasses bodywashes containing an additive. The additive may contain a sunscreen. The additive may contain two, three, or more than 3 sunscreens. Optionally, one or more of the sunscreens may be encapsulated. The invention further encompasses methods of making and using bodywashes containing an additive, e.g., an additive containing a sunscreen.

June 5, 2007
Topical compositions with an oily outer phase and process for their preparation
A topical composition containing one oily outer phase and two aqueous inner phases, one of which is a gel, and a process for its preparation is described. In a preferred embodiment, the topical composition is a sunscreen emulsion containing one or more sunscreen filter substances.

Hair care
June 5, 2007
Kendra, LLC
Method and system for treating hair
The present invention includes a hair-clarifying composition for removing residue from hair. The composition includes an acid component and an amphoteric surfactant. The present invention further includes a method for using the hair clarifying composition to remove residue from the hair.

June 21, 2007
J Chang (Not assigned)
Composite of foamed substance and soap substance
A composite of foamed substance and soap substance includes a foamed substance formed according to a selected shape and encased by a soap substance. When the soap substance is almost totally consumed, it can still attach to the foamed substance so that it can be fully used. After the soap substance is exhausted, the foamed substance can still be used continuously. The foamed substance has a fiber structure which can be rubbed to easily generate a greater amount of fine foams to save consumption of the soap substance and achieve a cleaning effect. The foamed substance is formed by interweaving of foamed substance fibers that have a surface covered by a resin layer. The resin layer is elastic and can enhance the extensibility of the foamed substance, and can also be permeated with a water-base pigment to enhance the aesthetic and visual appealing of the entire product.

Skin Care
June 21, 2007
Aqueous dispersion of colloidal particles of mineral filler and fibres
The invention relates to a composition containing an aqueous dispersion of colloidal particles of at least one mineral filler and fibers. The invention also relates to a process for treating the skin, especially wrinkled skin, via the application of the described composition to the skin.

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