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Patent Pick: Milk Protein to Increase Skin Sensation

Contact Author Rachel Grabenhofer, Cosmetics & Toiletries
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Patent Picks are chosen by the editors from publicly available sources. Today's highlight is a milk-derived protein to improve skin sensation.

Milk-derived protein fraction for increased skin sensitivity
U.S. Patent Application 20150374797
Publication date: Dec. 31, 2015
Assignee: Megmilk Snow Brand Co., Ltd.

According to these inventors, the object of this work was to safely increase skin sensitivity, which deteriorates especially with age, by improving the deterioration of peripheral sensations.

The inventors found that a basic protein fraction derived from milk, or a fraction obtained by degrading the original fraction using a protease, improves skin sensitivity. The same effect can be obtained by adding the agent to food, drink, feed or the like, i.e., cosmetics, when orally taken or applied to the skin, respectively.

Patent application accessed on Jan. 4, 2016

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