Recent in Patents (page 2 of 29)

Patent Pick: Sticking it to Dermal Delivery

The folks at Fujifilm have been poking around at ways to improve transdermal absorption sheets for the microneedle delivery of actives. A new patent application explains.

Patent Pick: Evergreen and Kunzea Sebum Control

Mary Kay inventors have tapped into two natural solutions to unclog pores and treat acne, according to a new patent: the evergreen Psidium guajava and Kunzea ericoides (kunaka).

Patent Pick: Polymer/Surfactant Duo Ends Suspension Suspense

Ingredient fallout at the bottom of a bottle is not typically a benefit outlined in Marketing's product brief. As such, PZ Cussons inventors have made structurally sound moves to leverage polymer/surfactant interactions and put an end to the suspense of suspension.

Patent Pick: Green Tea Stem Cells Steeped in Skin Benefits

Timing is everything, which has proven to be the case in a new patent application from Unilever. Here, inventors have found that dedifferentiated stem cells from green tea provide unique skin protective benefits.

Patent Pick: Chanel Bets on Biology with Sestrin Activators

Chanel inventors have their eyes on Sestrins as a new target to impart skin benefits. In this patent application, their biological efficacy and a method to screen them are explored.

Patent Pick: In the Heat of Pleasurable Cosmetic Delivery

According to Estée Lauder inventors, personal care manufacturers are heating up the competition for consumer dollars by using heat in cosmetics and personal care experiences. But one particularly chilling roadblock to their development is the need for a portable energy source; as is described here.

Patent Pick: Making Cosmetics More 'Taste'ful

Most formulators (and hopefully consumers) know cosmetics aren't for eating. And if you've ever grazed your lips with lotion, you know the bitter twinge that ensues. But LVMH inventors aim to improve this encounter by taking the bite out of it.

Patent Pick: Saggy Skin? Kelp Can Help

None of us is getting younger although as they say: it's better than the alternative. While aging bears badges of honor including skin sagging and wrinkling, Lauder inventors have found that kelp, combined with Narcissus and a peptide, can extend youth a little longer.

Patent Pick: Flavanone Brings Anti-aging Order to Collagen Bundles

Collagen fiber bundles support the structure of skin, and their disorder and collapse can lead to wrinkling—or worse. That's why POLA inventors drafted a plan to reconstruct them via the flavanone derivative farrerol.

Patent Pick: Solving Aggregation Aggravation for Sun Care

Dear Consumer: Message received—you want more sun protection. As such, Kao inventors have developed an o/w formula that effectively overwrites stability issues of the past. A new patent explains.

Patent Pick: How Low Can pH Go?

The best solution for formulating isn't always best for the skin; take low pH, for example. However, if P&G inventors are right, low pH and skin benefits may be compatible after all—and formulators may no longer be in limbo.

Patent Pick: Thermal Anti-aging Takes the Heat Off of Skin

Chanel inventors aim to take the heat off of skin in a new patent application for a cosmetic powder that exhibits low thermal conductivity to protect skin against thermally induced aging—whether too hot or too cold.

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