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Patent Pick: Give Greasy Skin the Slip

Contact Author Rachel Grabenhofer, Cosmetics & Toiletries
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Satureja montana is more than an attractive border plant for culinary herb gardens—L'Oréal has found it can give greasy skin the slip, as this patent application shows.

High-geraniol Satureja montana for greasy skin and related aesthetic defects
U.S. Patent Application 20160095812
Publication date: April 7, 2016
Assignee: L'Oréal

This invention relates to the use of a Satureja montana essential oil—in particular, Satureja montana L. ssp. variegatacontaining 60% w/w or more of geraniol, and 5% w/w or more of trans-β-caryophyllene. 

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According to the inventors, this extract can be used to treat and/or prevent greasy or greasy-prone skin and its associated aesthetic skin defects. The invention also relates to a composition including the oil; to a non-therapeutic treatment process for greasy skin; and also to said essential oil as a dermatological agent.



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