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Patent Pick: Cosmetic Cleanser/Prebiotic

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Patent Picks are chosen by the editors from publicly available sources. Today's feature relates to spray-dried yogurt cosmetic cleansing compositions and their use as a prebiotic.

Cosmetic cleaning compositions as prebiotics
WIPO Patent Application WO/2015/189049
Publication date: Dec. 17, 2015
Assignee: Henkel AG

This invention relates to the cosmetic, non-therapeutic use of a composition containing spray-dried yogurt powder and at least one anionic surfactant and/or fatty acid soap. This composition is used as a prebiotic for either inhibiting the growth and/or physiological activity of undesired skin bacteria, or obtaining desired skin bacteria.

The composition contains: a) at least one fatty acid soap, most preferably at 45% to 60% w/w; and b) spray-dried yogurt powder, most preferably at 0.05% and 3.0% w/w.

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