Patent Pick: Bougainvillea Encapsulation

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Patent Picks are chosen by the editors from publicly available sources. Today's highlight describes the use of Bougainvillea plant cells to encapsulate active ingredients.

Use of Bougainvillea plant cells for encapsulating active ingredients
WIPO Patent Application WO/2015/162052
Publication date: Oct. 29, 2015
Assignee: Société De Recherche Cosmétique S.À.R.L.

Disclosed herein is the use of dedifferentiated plant cells obtained from Bougainvillea to encapsulate active ingredients, in particular for cosmetics.

Also disclosed is a method for preparing cosmetic compositions including such cells and a non-therapeutic skin treatment for improving the firmness of the skin by promoting the regeneration of the skin dermis and epidermis.

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