Facial Moisturizer Patents (Class 514/847)
  • Patent number: 8758784
    Abstract: Novel methods and compositions for treating aged and environmentally damaged skin are disclosed which provide improvements in the skin's visual appearance, function and clinical/biophysical properties by activating at least one proteolytic enzyme in the skin's stratum corneum. The disclosed treatment methods involve topical application of a novel cosmetic composition containing a combination of a cationic surfactant such as N,N-dimethyldodecyl amine oxide (DMDAO), an anionic surfactant such as sodium dodecyl sulfate (SDS), or monoalkyl phosphate (MAP) and a chelating agent such as ethylene diamine tetraacetate (EDTA) to stimulate a chronic increase in the replacement rate of the skin's stratum corneum by means of corneum protease activation. This chronic, low level stimulation is effective to induce repair and replacement of the stratum corneum, epidermis, and dermis of the skin and improvements in the appearance, function, and anti-aging properties of the skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Mary Kay Inc.
    Inventor: John R. Schiltz
  • Patent number: 8690843
    Abstract: A face mask that has tab parts at opposing positions approximately on an upper side of the face shape, and a ridge-folded part and a valley-folded part are alternately folded in a lateral direction of the face and further folded perpendicularly to these folding lines, where the tab parts are folded in a manner projecting outward, so that the face mask having such fold structures can easily be spread out.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Inventors: Kenji Nakamura, Koji Nakamura
  • Patent number: 8636993
    Abstract: Water-in-oil emulsions, compositions, and methods that include a vinyl polymer having a pKa of less than 4 that includes anionic group-containing side chains and alkyl-Y-containing side chains, wherein Y is O or NR, wherein R is hydrogen or methyl, and wherein the alkyl group of the alkyl-Y-containing side chain has at least 4 carbon atoms on average in a cyclic, branched-, or straight-chain configuration and optionally including one or more heteroatoms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Matthew T. Scholz, Gilbert L. Eian, Ling Lu
  • Patent number: 8529970
    Abstract: Materials with high levels of unsaponifiable matter, such as extracts from plants, produce hydrolysates with unique properties. Properties that are sought in traditional saponification of natural oils are a result of low levels of unsaponifiables. These properties include high levels of aqueous surfactant activity, water-solubility or ready water-dispersability, activity as foaming agents, and the like. An objective of traditional saponification processes is to increase the water-solubility and surfactant activity of naturally occurring materials. It has been found that the application of a hydrolysis process to materials, particularly materials with a high level of unsaponifiables (e.g., at least 6 weight percent of the material), produces a product with properties significantly different from those products resulting from the conventional saponification of materials with less than 6 weight percent of unsaponifiables.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: International Flora Technologies, Ltd.
    Inventors: James H. Brown, Lee Roy Copeland, Robert Kleiman, Melanie K. Cummings, Sambasivarao Koritala
  • Patent number: 8313755
    Abstract: Provided is a clear aqueous ceramide composition comprising 1.0 to 5.0% by weight, based on the total composition, of a ceramide represented by formula (I): wherein R1 represents a hydrocarbon group having 9 to 17 carbon atoms; and R2 represents an acyl group having 2 to 30 carbon atoms which can contain a hydroxyl group, a long-chain fatty acid having 12 to 24 carbon atoms, a nonionic surface active agent, and water. The clear aqueous composition is useful as cosmetics, bath agents, hair-care products, external preparations for the skin, skin protective preparations, particularly medical external preparations for the treatment or protection of the skin, or a component making up these preparations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Takasago International Corporation
    Inventors: Kenichiro Shiroyama, Kenya Ishida, Hideaki Ohta, Toshimitsu Hagiwara
  • Patent number: 8287846
    Abstract: The present invention relates to odour improved dermatological or cosmetic preparations comprising N-acetylcysteine and a polyol system containing one or more polyols as masking odour agents. The emulsions of the present invention are useful in the treatment of dermatological disorders or cosmetic skin conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: ZAMBON S.p.A.
    Inventors: Luca Rampoldi, Alberto Moretto, Alessandro Grassano
  • Patent number: 8231882
    Abstract: The present invention provides a moisturizer comprising, as an active ingredient, a saccharide having 3-O-?-D-glucopyranosyl-D-glucose as a structural unit. The moisturizer of the present invention improves the water retention capacity of the stratum corneum, and is useful for prevention and improvement of rough skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignee: House Wellness Foods Corporation
    Inventors: Koutarou Muroyama, Tatsuya Ohara, Yoshitaka Hirose, Norio Yamamoto, Shinji Murosaki, Yoshihiro Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 8211454
    Abstract: A paper product having an antimicrobial composition dispersed with the substrate is provided. In particular, a paper towel such as those found in public washrooms or institutions comprises an antimicrobial composition. The substrate can also be a facial tissue, kitchen towel, serviette or any type of personal hygiene product. The antimicrobial composition preferably comprises a phenol-derived antimicrobial agent. The paper products of the present invention appear dry to the touch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: Kruger Products L.P.
    Inventor: Philip Buder
  • Patent number: 8128950
    Abstract: A paper product having an antimicrobial composition dispersed with the substrate is provided. In particular, a paper towel such as those found in public washrooms or institutions comprises an antimicrobial composition. The substrate can also be a facial tissue, kitchen towel, serviette or any type of personal hygeine product. The antimicrobial composition preferably comprises a phenol-derived antimicrobial agent. The paper products of the present invention appear dry to the touch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Assignee: Kruger Products L.P.
    Inventor: Philip Buder
  • Patent number: 8017138
    Abstract: A method for the topical treatment of skin aging and acne and the improvement of skin appearance is disclosed. Compositions for use in this method and a kit containing such compositions are also disclosed. In some of the embodiments of the invention, either one, or both, of the acid composition and neutralizing composition useful in the method for the topical treatment of skin aging and acne and the improvement of skin appearance are of low viscosity. The compositions and methods are effective but gentle enough to be suitable for daily home use by the consumer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Inventor: Dennis Gross
  • Patent number: 7964201
    Abstract: A concentrate including, by weight (a) 10% to 60%, preferably 25% to 35%, of a saturated fatty acid selected from stearic or palmitic acid, or mixtures thereof, in an adduct of an amidopropyldimethyl-2-hydroxyethyl ammonium halide, with substantially no free acid present, and (b) 40% to 90%, preferably 65% to 75%, of a low molecular weight alcohol or saturated fatty alcohol or alcohols, for use in personal care products, including hair care and skin care compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2011
    Assignee: ISP Investments Inc.
    Inventors: Steven H. Bertz, Ilya Makarovsky
  • Patent number: 7772214
    Abstract: The present invention relates to pigmented emulsion cosmetic compositions containing emulsifying silicone elastomers that provide a natural appearance to the skin upon application. In particular, these cosmetic compositions are formulated such that agglomeration of the pigment upon application to the skin is minimized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2010
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Michael Lee Vatter, Jorge Max Sunkel, Curtis Bobby Motley
  • Patent number: 7655250
    Abstract: Methods of using absorption enhancer as a component of skin care compositions for moisturizing and protecting the skin. Antimicrobial skin care compositions for cleansing and moisturizing the skin, comprising an absorption enhancer, an antimicrobial function enhancer and bound lipid removals, humectants, emollients and extracts of botanical herbs. Methods for preparing skin care compositions comprising an absorption enhancer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2010
    Assignee: Laboratory Skin Care, Inc.
    Inventor: Zahra Mansouri
  • Patent number: 7465460
    Abstract: A method for the topical treatment of skin aging and acne and the improvement of skin appearance is disclosed. Compositions for use in this method and a kit containing such compositions are also disclosed. In some of the embodiments of the invention, either one, or both, of the acid composition and neutralizing composition useful in the method for the topical treatment of skin aging and acne and the improvement of skin appearance are of low viscosity. The compositions and methods are effective but gentle enough suitable for daily home use by the consumer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2008
    Inventor: Dennis Gross
  • Patent number: 7462730
    Abstract: A branched ester composition obtainable by the reaction of a carboxylic acid with a branched alcohol composition under esterification reaction conditions wherein the branched alcohol composition has from about 8 to about 36 carbon atoms and an average number of branches per molecule of from about 0.7 to about 3.0, said branching comprising methyl and ethyl branches. The present invention further relates to personal care compositions for topical application to the skin or hair comprising said branched ester composition. The branched ester composition of the invention provides improved formulation flexibility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2008
    Assignee: Shell Oil Company
    Inventors: Kirk Herbert Raney, Arie Van Zon, Marijke De Boer-Wildschut
  • Patent number: 7449494
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a series of new cationic polymeric materials and a process for their use as moisturizing agents on skin. The polymers of the invention are made by the reaction of dimethyl ethanolamine, and tetra 2-hydroxyalkyl ethylene diamne with di-chloro glycerin in water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2008
    Assignee: SurfaTech Corporation
    Inventor: Anthony J. O'Lenick, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7361362
    Abstract: The present invention is an emulsified composition comprising (a) 0.01-5 wt % polysiloxane-polyoxyalkylene copolymer, (b) 0.05-1 wt % nonionic surfactant, (c) 10-30 wt % humectant, and (d) 1-50 wt % urea. The present invention provides an emulsified formulation of a urea-containing emulsified composition that has a superior emulsifying ability even with a lowered blend ratio of the surfactant, suppresses tingling due to urea, and is good feeling of use without stickiness even with a high blend ratio of the humectant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2008
    Assignee: Shiseido Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Takaaki Bamba
  • Patent number: 7241871
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for the production of marine invertebrate type V telopeptide containing collagen preparations from marine invertebrates, compositions containing preparations, and methods of using these preparations. The collagen preparation includes telopeptide containing and optionally invertebrate atelopeptide containing, type V fibrillar collagen. The present collagen preparations may be employed in a variety of products including for example, cosmetic, pharmacological, dental, and cell culture products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2007
    Assignee: BioScience Consultants, LLC
    Inventor: Lloyd Wolfinbarger, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7199101
    Abstract: A gelling agent for an oil, which contains at least one compound (A) and at least one compound (B), and a gel composition containing the gelling agent and an oil: wherein R1 is a straight chain or branched chain, saturated or unsaturated hydrocarbon group having 7 to 17 carbon atoms, R2 is a straight chain or branched chain, saturated or unsaturated hydrocarbon group having 1 to 26 carbon atoms, R3 and R4 are each independently a straight chain or branched chain, saturated or unsaturated hydrocarbon group having 1 to 26 carbon atoms, and R5 is a straight chain or branched chain, saturated or unsaturated hydrocarbon group having 7 to 17 carbon atoms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2007
    Assignee: Ajinomoto Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Toshihiko Hatajima, Naoya Yamato, Tatsuya Hattori
  • Patent number: 7189406
    Abstract: A two-step method for the topical treatment of skin aging and acne and the improvement of skin appearance is disclosed. Compositions for use in this method and a kit containing such compositions are also disclosed. The compositions and methods are effective but gentle enough suitable for daily home use by the consumer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2007
    Inventor: Dennis Gross
  • Patent number: 7175836
    Abstract: A cosmetic water-in-oil composition is provided which includes a water-in-oil emulsifying silicone surfactant, crosslinked silicone elastomer and conjugated linoleic acid. The conjugated linoleic acid functions to improve radiance on facial surfaces to which the composition is topically applied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2007
    Assignee: Conopco, Inc.
    Inventors: Kelly Denise Hart, Marcina Siciliano, Jeffrey William Rosevear, Brian John Dobkowski
  • Patent number: 7175835
    Abstract: A cosmetic water-in-oil composition is provided which includes a water-in-oil emulsifying silicone surfactant, an ultrafine titanium dioxide and conjugated linoleic acid. The presence of conjugated linoleic acid stabilizes the composition against color degradation and also maintains an approximately steady viscosity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2007
    Assignee: Conopco, Inc.
    Inventors: Sofia Simoulidis, Jeffrey William Rosevear, Brian John Dobkowski
  • Patent number: 7175837
    Abstract: Novel methods and compositions for treating aged and environmentally damaged skin are disclosed which provide improvements in the skin's visual appearance, function and clinical/biophysical properties by activating at least one proteolytic enzyme in the skin's stratum corneum. The disclosed treatment methods involve topical application of a novel cosmetic composition containing a combination of a cationic surfactant such as N,N,-dimethyldodecyl amine oxide (DMDAO), an anionic surfactant such as sodium dodecyl sulfate (SDS), or monoalkyl phosphate (MAP) and a chelating agent such as ethylene diamine tetraacetate (EDTA) to stimulate a chronic increase in the replacement rate of the skin's stratum corneum by means of corneum protease activation. This chronic, low level stimulation is effective to induce repair and replacement of the stratum corneum, epidermis, and dermis of the skin and improvements in the appearance, function, and anti-aging properties of the skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2007
    Assignee: Mary Kay Inc.
    Inventor: John R. Schiltz
  • Patent number: 7172754
    Abstract: A cosmetic water-in-oil composition is provided which includes a water-in-oil emulsifying silicone surfactant, organic sunscreen agent and conjugated linoleic acid. The conjugated linoleic acid functions to moderate shine on facial surfaces to which the organic sunscreen agent formulated composition is topically applied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2007
    Assignee: Conopco, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey William Rosevear, Marcina Siciliano, Brian John Dobkowski, Bivash Ranjan Dasgupta, Lei Huang
  • Patent number: 7144919
    Abstract: The present invention relates to polyoxyethylene-polyoxypropylene (POE-POP) vitamin E, which is prepared from vitamin E by polyethoxylation and polypropoxylation, and a method for preparing the same. The POE-POP vitamin E has a high surface activity and an excellent safety for the skin, so that the POE-POP vitamin E can be advantageously used in the cosmetic industry, the food industry and the medical industry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2006
    Inventors: Youngdae Kim, Keunja Park, Jungsoo Kim, Jisoo Kim
  • Patent number: 6989152
    Abstract: A compound for reducing the incidence of pseudofolliculitis combines a mild skin astringent, an oil based epidermal softener, and a hair stiffener. One embodiment of the compound combines refined powdered oatmeal and emollient of the compound combines refined powdered oatmeal and emollient oil, such as mink oil and liquid vitamin A in a petroleum jelly base. The mixture is applied by being massaged into the skin prior to lathering and then again immediately after the rinsing of the face after shaving. Continual usage significantly reduces the eruption of pseudofolliculitis. The compound would also include Borage Oil and Evening Primrose Oil rich in Gamma Linolenic Acid (GLA).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2006
    Inventors: John Campbell, Charles Fox
  • Patent number: 6979459
    Abstract: Polyenylphosphatidylcholine is topically applied to treat skin damage, such as contact dermatitis (particularly diaper area dermatitis), atopic dermatitis, xerosis, eczema (including severe hand and foot eczema), rosacea, seborrhea, psoriasis, thermal and radiation burns, other types of skin inflammation, and aging. Typical compositions contain from about 0.25% to about 10% of a polyenylphosphatidylcholine preparation obtained form natural sources such as soybean oil which contains at least about 25% by weight, preferably about 40% or more, dilinoeoylphosphatidylcholine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2005
    Inventor: Nicholas V. Perricone
  • Patent number: 6951642
    Abstract: Water-in-oil emulsions, compositions, and methods that include a vinyl polymer having a pKa of less than 4 that includes anionic group-containing side chains and alkyl-Y-containing side chains, wherein Y is O or NR, wherein R is hydrogen or methyl, and wherein the alkyl group of the alkyl-Y-containing side chain has at least 4 carbon atoms on average in a cyclic, branched-, or straight-chain configuration and optionally including one or more heteroatoms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2005
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Matthew T. Scholz, Gilbert L. Eian, Ling Lu
  • Patent number: 6932963
    Abstract: Polyenylphosphatidylcholine in combination with an alkanolamine are topically applied to treat skin wounds, promote healing, and minmize scar formation. Typical compositions contain from about 0.25% to about 12% of a polyenylphosphatidylcholine preparation obtained from natural sources such as soybean oil which contains at least about 25% by weight, preferably about 40% or more, dilinoeoylphosphatidylcholine, and from about 0.1% to about 10% by weight of an alkanolamine such as ethylaminoethanol, methylaminoethanol, dimethylaminoethanol, isopropanolamine, triethanolamine, isopropanoldimethylamine, ethylethanolamine, 2-butanolamine, choline, serine, or mixtures thereof. Dimethylaminoethanol is a particularly preferred alkanolamine. Tyrosine is an adjunct ingredient in many embodiments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2005
    Inventor: Nicholas V. Perricone
  • Patent number: 6916910
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for the production of marine invertebrate type V telopeptide containing collagen preparations from marine invertebrates, compositions containing preparations, and methods of using these preparations. The collagen preparation includes telopeptide containing and optionally invertebrate atelopeptide containing, type V fibrillar collagen. The present collagen preparations may be employed in a variety of products including for example, cosmetic, pharmacological, dental, and cell culture products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2005
    Assignee: Bioscience Consultants
    Inventor: Lloyd Wolfinbarger, Jr.
  • Patent number: 6881416
    Abstract: Organopolysiloxane gel products having a variety of physical forms and which produce a silky feel when applied to the skin are prepared by reacting an unsaturated organopolysiloxane resin, an Si—H functional organosiloxane crosslinker bearing pendant hydrido functionality, a C4 or higher unsaturated hydrocarbon, and optionally, an unsaturated hydrophile component. Products ranging from viscous liquids, creamy gels, pastes, and soft powders may be obtained. The products are highly useful in formulating cosmetic and pharmaceutical products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2005
    Assignee: Wacker Chemical Corporation
    Inventor: Bryan E. Fry
  • Patent number: 6869977
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a series of quaternary nitrogen compounds in which the four groups surrounding nitrogen are (a) one glyceryl portion, (b) two methyl groups and (c) a hydroxy ethyl group. The compound of the present invention is an outstanding moisturizer when applied to skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2005
    Assignee: Colonial Chemical Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony J. O'Lenick, Jr., Dean A. Smith
  • Patent number: 6808716
    Abstract: Compositions comprising N-acetylamino acids and/or related N-acetyl compounds are useful to alleviate or improve various cosmetic conditions and dermatological disorders, including changes or damage to skin, nail and hair associated with intrinsic aging and/or extrinsic aging, as well as changes or damage caused by extrinsic factors. The N-acetylamino acid and/or related N-acetyl compound composition may further comprise a cosmetic, pharmaceutical or other topical agent to enhance or create synergetic effects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2004
    Inventors: Ruey J. Yu, Eugene J. Van Scott
  • Patent number: 6800293
    Abstract: A composition containing an emulsifier component having: (a) a hydroxycarboxylic acid alkyl and/or alkenyl oligoglycoside ester; and (b) a fatty alcohol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2004
    Assignee: Cognis Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Bernd Farby, Josef Koester, Hermann Hensen, Karl Heinz Schmid
  • Patent number: 6790867
    Abstract: Novel formulations combining a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) such as flunixin, with a fluorinated chloramphenicol or thiamphenicol derivative antibiotic such as florfenicol are disclosed. Methods for using such formulations in the treatment and prevention of infectious diseases of bovines and swine, including bovine respiratory disease and swine respiratory disease, are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2004
    Assignee: Schering-Plough Animal Health Corporation
    Inventors: Raul E. Kohan, Kanwal J. Varma, Robert D. Simmons, Abu Huq, Keith A. Freehauf
  • Patent number: 6733772
    Abstract: The invention concerns a composition for a softening lotion which is liquid at a temperature of at least 5° C. and which is meant to be used in treating an absorbent paper product. In the invention, this composition comprises: (a) from 1 to 10% by wt. of a component essentially containing a quaternary ammonium compound; (b) from 5 to 99% by wt. of an aqueous emollient component which contains, as active substances: (i) one or more saturated linear fatty alcohols having at least 16 carbon atoms, (ii) one or more waxy esters having a total of at least 24 carbon atoms and, where called for, (iii) one or more nonionic and/or amphoteric emulsifiers; and (c) a balance to 100% by wt. of the required amount of a solvent of the type polyol, mineral oil or their mixtures. The invention relates to the manufacture of absorbent paper products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2004
    Assignee: Georgia-Pacific France
    Inventors: Bruno Bret, Jean-Francois Leboeuf
  • Patent number: 6730308
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of treating psoriasis and/or photo damage in humans with tazarotene in a topical composition from 0.01 to 15% by weight tazarotene, and an alpha or beta-hydroxy acid in a topical composition comprising from 1 to 25% by weight alpha or beta-hydroxy acid. Furthermore, the present invention relates to treating or preventing psoriasis and/or photo damage by topically applying to the skin of a human, tazarotene, such as a gel comprising 0.01% to 0.1%, tazarotene by weight, and an alpha hydroxy acid, such as a cream, comprising 5% to 20% alpha hydroxy acid, e.g. glycolic acid, by weight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2004
    Assignee: Allergan, Inc.
    Inventor: John Sefton
  • Patent number: 6716440
    Abstract: The invention provides wet skin treatment compositions for use during bathing. The compositions are activated by water and retained efficiently on skin. The compositions impart desirable benefits to skin, are perceived to absorb quickly on wet skin, and leave the skin feeling clean, but non-greasy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2004
    Assignee: Unilever Home & Personal Care USA, division of Conopco, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Paul Aronson, Liang Sheng Tsaur
  • Patent number: 6703031
    Abstract: Objects of the present invention are to provide an oxidative stress inhibitor which is capable of suppressing the expression of a cytotoxic protein and the activation of a gene transcriptional regulatory factor taking part such expression of a cytotoxic protein and exhibits good feeling upon use and safety; to provide a method for preventing, retarding, alleviating or treating a skin change due to aging or an undesirable aesthetic skin change, both caused or promoted by an oxidative stress; and to provide a cosmetic composition or dermatologic preparation for external use comprising the oxidative stress inhibitor as an effective ingredient, and for those purposes are employed an oxidative stress inhibiting agent which comprises, as an effective ingredient, at least one selected from cysteine or cystine derivatives and the salts thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2004
    Assignee: Ajinomoto Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Keiji Iwasaki, Manabu Kitazawa, Eiji Shiojiri, Kazutami Sakamoto
  • Patent number: 6660277
    Abstract: A cosmetic composition comprising a lipophilic clay gel and a hydrophilic clay gel. The two gels are combined or formed in situ to create a gel matrix. This matrix functions like an emulsion to deliver water and oil to the skin or other surface, but can be substantially free of surfactants, emulsifiers and waxes. A method for the preparation of a clay gel matrix is also revealed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 1998
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2003
    Assignee: Avon Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Leona Giat Fleissman
  • Patent number: 6656487
    Abstract: The invention relates to a composition containing fibers and a copolymer comprising carboxylate groups and polydimethylsiloxane groups. The composition according to the invention may especially constitute a care or make-up composition for keratin materials such as the skin, including the scalp, the lips of the face and integuments, for instance the eyelashes, the eyebrows, the nails and the hair. The invention also relates to the use of a copolymer comprising carboxylate groups and polydimethylsiloxane groups in a composition containing fibers to ensure a homogeneous dispersion of the fibers in the composition and to stabilize the composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2003
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventors: Isabelle Afriat, Florence Tournilhac
  • Patent number: 6649151
    Abstract: The present invention includes a cosmetic formulation. The cosmetic formulation comprises a plurality of spheres having a first desiccated volume and having a second hydrated volume. The hydrated volume is greater than the desiccated volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2003
    Assignee: Coty Inc.
    Inventors: Salvatore Barone, Antonietta Corrigan, Mita Mody, Melizza Bautista, Ralph Macchio, Louis Veltry
  • Patent number: 6649178
    Abstract: A cosmetic composition is provided effective against stresses of climate extremes. The composition includes hot, cold and dry climate treatment portions. The hot climate treatment portion has a first botanical ingredient to impart a cool sensation, and a sunscreen agent. The cold climate treatment portion has a second botanical ingredient to combat skin inflammation, and a silicone fluid or hydrocarbon for retaining moisturize. The dry climate treatment portion has a third botanical ingredient to impart moisturization and an ester.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2003
    Inventors: Fatemeh Mohammadi, Anthony Vargas
  • Patent number: 6645511
    Abstract: The invention provides wet skin treatment compositions for use during bathing. The compositions are activated by water and retained efficiently on skin. The compositions impart desirable benefits to skin, are perceived to absorb quickly on wet skin, and leave the skin feeling clean, but non-greasy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2003
    Assignee: Unilever Home & Personal Care USA, division of Conopco, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Paul Aronson, Liang Sheng Tsaur
  • Patent number: RE41278
    Abstract: Compositions comprising N-acetyl-aldosamines, N-acetylamino acids, and related N-acetyl compounds are useful to alleviate or improve various cosmetic conditions and dermatological disorders, including changes or damage to skin, nail and hair associated with intrinsic aging and/or extrinsic aging, as well as changes or damage caused by extrinsic factors. N-acetyl-aldosamines, N-acetylamino acids, and related N-acetyl composition may further comprise a cosmetic, pharmaceutical or other topical agent to enhance or create synergetic effects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2010
    Inventors: Ruey J. Yu, Eugene J. Van Scott
  • Patent number: RE41339
    Abstract: Compositions comprising N-acetyl-aldosamines, N-acetylamino acids, and related N-acetyl compounds are useful to alleviate or improve various cosmetic conditions and dermatological disorders, including changes or damage to skin, nail and hair associated with intrinsic aging and/or extrinsic aging, as well as changes or damage caused by extrinsic factors. N-acetyl-aldosamines, N-acetylamino acids, and related N-acetyl composition may further comprise a cosmetic, pharmaceutical or other topical agent to enhance or create synergetic effects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2010
    Assignee: Tristrata, Inc.
    Inventors: Ruey J. Yu, Eugene J. Van Scott
  • Patent number: RE41883
    Abstract: A substrate treated with a lotion including a skin pH balancing compound and a base lotion. The pH balancing compound is preferably an organic acid, such as an alpha-hydroxy acid, an alpha-dihydroxy acid, or a beta-hydroxyacid, a combination of an organic acid and a salt of an organic acid, or a buffer combination, such as combinations of citric acid and disodium phosphate, or disodium citrate and sodium hydroxide. The preferred lotion has the effect of maintaining the skin acid mantle while making the treated substrate, preferably tissue, towel or napkin, optionally wet-strengthened, wipe or nonwoven material, feel smooth, lubricious and nongreasy. The skin care benefits of the lotionized substrate are expressed whether the product is used dry or prewetted with water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2010
    Assignee: Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products LP
    Inventors: Phuong V. Luu, T. Philips Oriaran, David W. White, Anthony O. Awofeso, Gary L. Schroeder, Richard E. Fredricks
  • Patent number: RE42902
    Abstract: Compositions comprising N-acetyl-aldosamines, N-acetylamino acids, and related N-acetyl compounds are useful to alleviate or improve various cosmetic conditions and dermatological disorders, including changes or damage to skin, nail and hair associated with intrinsic aging and/or extrinsic aging, as well as changes or damage caused by extrinsic factors. N-acetyl-aldosamines, N-acetylamino acids, and related N-acetyl composition may further comprise a cosmetic, pharmaceutical or other topical agent to enhance or create synergetic effects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2011
    Assignee: Tristrata, Inc.
    Inventors: Ruey J. Yu, Eugene J. Van Scott
  • Patent number: RE44017
    Abstract: Compositions comprising N-acetyl-aldosamines, N-acetylamino acids, and related N-acetyl compounds are useful to alleviate or improve various cosmetic conditions and dermatological disorders, including changes or damage to skin, nail and hair associated with intrinsic aging and/or extrinsic aging, as well as changes or damage caused by extrinsic factors. N-acetyl-aldosamines, N-acetylamino acids, and related N-acetyl composition may further comprise a cosmetic, pharmaceutical or other topical agent to enhance or create synergetic effects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Inventors: Ruey J. Yu, Eugene J. Van Scott
  • Patent number: RE44302
    Abstract: Compositions comprising N-acetyl-aldosamines, N-acetylamino acids, and related N-acetyl compounds are useful to alleviate or improve various cosmetic conditions and dermatological disorders, including changes or damage to skin, nail and hair associated with intrinsic aging and/or extrinsic aging, as well as changes or damage caused by extrinsic factors. N-acetyl-aldosamines, N-acetylamino acids, and related N-acetyl composition may further comprise a cosmetic, pharmaceutical or other topical agent to enhance or create synergetic effects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Inventors: Ruey J. Yu, Eugene J. Van Scott