Abstract: This invention relates to improved hair waving and straightening compositions of matter. The novel compositions of matter of this invention comprise a sulfite and/or bisulfite reducing system, urea, a cationic polyquaternary resin of such a nature that in combination with the urea in the reducing system a hair waving and/or straightening effect equivalent to conventional thioglycolate systems is effectuated without the attendant unpleasant odors associated with the thioglycolate systems. In addition, the reducing system of this invention is less damaging to the hair and skin than the thioglycolate systems. The system of course may be used either with or without heat such as heat from hair dryers. In order to achieve the above-mentioned objective, the compositions of this invention are at a pH in the range of above 5.5 to about 8.5, preferably 6.5. Such hair waving and straightening compositions may contain any conventional additives employed in the known sulfite and/or bisulfite (e.g.
Abstract: A mascara applicator is described comprising a container for the mascara containing a silicone elastomer wiper gland in the opening of the container which allows for ingress and egress of an applicator brush and its attached stem. The applicator also comprises a cap for the opening of the container to which is attached to the stem and brush for the applicator.
Abstract: A mascara applicator is described which comprises a reservoir for mascara containing dual side-by-side openings for the mascara and a handle integrally connected to two substantially straight application brushes which are adapted to be placed in the openings to receive mascara on the brushes, the handle having means to sealingly engage the reservoir.
Abstract: A composition suitable for topical application to mammalian skin or hair for inducing, maintaining or increasing hair growth comprises:(i) a first chemical inhibitor chosen from proteoglycanase inhibitors, glycosaminoglycanase inhibitors, glycosaminoglycan chain cellular uptake inhibitors or mixtures thereof; and(ii) a cosmetically acceptable vehicle for the chemical inhibitor;provided that when the first chemical inhibitor is a weak inhibitor, such that a 1 mM aqueous solution of the inhibitor reduces proteoglycanase activity, glycosaminoglycanase activity or cellular uptake of glycosaminoglycan chains, by from 5 to 50%, in accordance with at least one of the assay tests as herein described, then there is also present in the composition a second chemical inhibitor and/or an activity enhancer. When minoxidil is the sole chemical inhibitor, then the activity enhancer is a penetration enhancer chosen from a limited number of materials, including certain esters and cationic polymers.
Abstract: A water rinsable petroleum jelly formulation, which is a water-in-oil preferably translucent emulsion, is described which comprises an aqueous phase containing a humectant, as a preferable component, and a surface active detergent effective to confer rinsable characteristics on the emulsion, an oil phase comprising a petroleum jelly component, and a water-in-oil emulsifying agent.
October 5, 1988
Date of Patent:
December 25, 1990
Chesebrough-Pond's USA Co., division of CONOPCO, INC.
Mohan Vishnupad, Jose E. Ramirez, Thomas M. Deppert
Abstract: The invention is a liquid applicator having an integral brush means connected to a container for the liquid by a variable flow resistance liquid flow passage. The applicator has a movable sleeve which surrounds the brush and engages the cap to seal the brush in the environment of the liquid.