Facial Astringent Patents (Class 514/848)
  • Patent number: 8974804
    Abstract: Composition for topical application in the form of an oil-in-water emulsion containing an oily phase dispersed in an aqueous phase, and a hydrophilic polymer, the composition further containing (1) at least one elastomeric organopolysiloxane and (2) at least one lipophilic compound chosen from lipophilic amino acid compounds and lipophilic salicylic acid compounds. Uses thereof, including topical application to the skin, lips, hair, etc. Stabilization of certain emulsions using a lipophilic compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventors: Christine Noel, Anne-France Livernette
  • Patent number: 8815265
    Abstract: Cosmetic compositions comprising N-substituted sulfonyloxybenzylamines and methods of using such compositions to impart anti-aging benefits to the skin are disclosed. The N-substituted sulfonyloxybenzylamines are believed to have modulatory activity against one or more biochemical pathways implicated in skin aging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Avon Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Dmitri S. Ptchelintsev, John W. Lyga, Russell Wyborski, Qian Zheng, Cheng S. Hwang
  • 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: 8263666
    Abstract: Composition for topical application in the form of an oil-in-water emulsion containing an oily phase dispersed in an aqueous phase, and a hydrophilic polymer, the composition further containing (1) at least one elastomeric organopolysiloxane and (2) at least one lipophilic compound chosen from lipophilic amino acid compounds and lipophilic salicylic acid compounds. Uses thereof, including topical application to the skin, lips, hair, etc. Stabilization of certain emulsions using a lipophilic compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventors: Christine Noel, Anne-France Livernette
  • 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: 8163298
    Abstract: A personal care composition in the form of an aqueous gel may comprise an alpha-hydroxy acid, wherein the pH of the composition is less than about 4.5. The personal care composition comprises a gelling agent and an aqueous solvent. The personal care composition further comprises particulates and an effective amount of suspension agent to suspend the particulates. The personal care composition exhibits a consumer desired viscosity and translucency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Susan Adair Griffiths-Brophy, Dennis Eugene Kuhlman
  • 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: 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: 7122211
    Abstract: The present invention advances prior art toners by providing a toner formulated with Morinda Citrifolia, or Noni, from the Indian Mulberry plant. The addition of Noni to the toner of the present invention serves to provide significant skin care advantages not found in prior art toners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2006
    Assignee: Morinda, Inc.
    Inventors: Claude Jarkae Jensen, Heidi Robinson
  • Patent number: 7033614
    Abstract: A rinse-off composition comprising in percent by weight 0.10–10.00 of a dispersion of bismuth oxychloride 3.50–90.00 of a surfactant, 0.001–0.050 of a dye, 3.00–15.00 of an emollient and 10.00–80.00 of water; said dispersion of bismuth oxychloride containing bismuth oxychloride platelet particles having a lateral width of 5–25 microns and a thickness of 20–200 nm, said platelet particles being substantially covered a liquid vehicle and said liquid vehicle being present in an amount sufficient to maintain a stable dispersion and to provide for facile resuspension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2006
    Assignee: EMD Chemicals, Inc. (Previously EM Industries)
    Inventors: Phil Linz, Rantan K. Chaudhuri
  • 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: 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: 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: 6803032
    Abstract: A shaving composition containing a skin-tightening effective amount of an astringent additive, wherein the shaving composition is applied onto human skin prior to shaving.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2004
    Assignee: Cognis Corporation
    Inventors: James A. McCaulley, Pat Hoontrakul
  • Patent number: 6787148
    Abstract: The chemically peeling agent contains a component (A) having the following general formula: B&Brketopenst;&Parenopenst;CH2CH2O)m(AO)n-H]a (wherein B is an alcohol residue; AO is an alkylene-oxy group having 3 to 18 carbon atoms; a is an integer of 1 or more; m is an integer of 4 or more; and n is 0 or an integer of 1 or more; provided that a molar amount m of the oxidized ethylene to be added is a value that amounts to 40% or more of the entire molecular weight of an ethylene oxide chain moiety) and a phenol compound (B) formulated in an amount ranging from 10% to 30% by weight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2004
    Inventors: Setsuko Ueda, Kaori Ueda
  • Patent number: 6723349
    Abstract: The invention relates to a polyoxometalate topical composition for removing a contaminant from an environment, comprising a topical carrier and at least one polyoxometalate, with the proviso that the polyoxometalate is not H5PV2Mo10O40; K5Si(H2O)MnIIIW11O39; K4Si(H2O)MnIVW11O39; or K5CoIIIW12O40. The invention further relates to a method for removing a contaminant from an environment, comprising contacting the polyoxometalate topical composition of the present invention with the environment containing the contaminant for a sufficient time to remove the contaminant from the environment. The invention further relates to a modified polyoxometalate, wherein the modified polyoxometalate comprises the admixture of (1) a polyoxometalate and (2) a cerium compound, a silver compound, a gold compound, a platinum compound, or a combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2004
    Assignee: Emory University
    Inventors: Craig L. Hill, Ling Xu, Jeffrey T. Rhule, Eric A. Boring
  • Patent number: 6703029
    Abstract: Cosmetic or dermatological preparations, which are finely dispersed systems of the oil-in-water or water-in-oil type, comprising 1. an oil phase, 2. an aqueous phase, 3. at least one modified polysaccharide which (a) has both hydrophilic and lipophilic properties, i.e. has amphiphilic character, and is thus dispersible both in water and in oil, and which (b) has no thickening properties, and 4. at most 0.5% by weight of one or more emulsifiers. and also optionally comprising further cosmetic or pharmaceutical auxiliaries, additives and/or active substances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2004
    Assignee: Beiersdorf AG
    Inventors: Heinrich Gers-Barlag, Anja Müller
  • 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: 6638524
    Abstract: This invention is to provide an agent for therapy and prevention of allergic diseases which has no adverse action, shows a high safety even by administration for a long period and is able to be utilized to food and/or beverage, cosmetics, etc. which are used daily. To be specific, it provides antiallergic agent and anti-inflammatory agent characterized in containing at least one polyphenol selected from strictinin and methylated derivatives thereof as an effective ingredient; a method for the addition of an antiallergic agent for oral administration or an anti-inflammatory agent for oral administration which is characterized in containing at least one polyphenol selected from strictinin and methylated derivatives thereof as an effective ingredient to food and/or beverage for prevention, suppression and mitigation of allergic symptoms or inflammatory symptoms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2003
    Assignees: National Agricultural Research Organization, Bio-oriented Technology Research Advancement Institution
    Inventors: Kenkou Tsuji, Mari Yamamoto, Keiko Kawamoto, Hirofumi Tachibana
  • Patent number: 6620407
    Abstract: Cosmetic or dermatological preparations, which are finely dispersed systems of the oil-in-water or water-in-oil type, comprising 1. an oil phase, 2. an aqueous phase, 3. at least one kind of microfine polymer particles which (a) are in the form of solids in the preparation and which (b) have both hydrophilic and lipophilic properties, i.e. have an amphiphilic character, and are dispersible both in water and in oil, and 4. at most 0.5% by weight of one or more emulsifiers and also optionally comprising further cosmetic or pharmaceutical auxiliaries, additives and/or active ingredients.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2003
    Assignee: Beiersdorf AG
    Inventors: Heinrich Gers-Barlag, Anja Müller
  • Patent number: 6599513
    Abstract: The present invention provides novel emulsion formulations which comprise oil bodies. The invention also provides a method for preparing the emulsions and the use of the emulsions in products for topical application to the skin. The products are very mild to the skin and may be easily formulated into a wide variety of personal care and dermatological products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2003
    Assignee: Sembiosys Genetics Inc.
    Inventors: Harm M. Deckers, Gijs Van Rooijen, Joseph Boothe, Janis Goll, Maurice M. Moloney
  • Patent number: 6582710
    Abstract: The present invention provides novel emulsion formulations which comprise oil bodies. The invention also provides a method for preparing the emulsions and the use of the emulsions in products for topical application to the skin. The products are very mild to the skin and may be easily formulated into a wide variety of personal care and dermatological products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2003
    Assignee: Sembiosys Genetics Inc.
    Inventors: Harm M. Deckers, Gijs van Rooijen, Joseph Boothe, Janis Goll, Maurice M. Moloney
  • Patent number: 6488917
    Abstract: Methods and compositions for bleaching the skin are provided. Compounds of the optical brightener family may be applied in an effective amount to bleach the skin. The present inventions also relates to compositions which contain of compounds of the optical brightener family and other cosmetic compounds, such as skin bleaching agents, screening agents, anti-wrinkle agents and moisturizers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2002
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventors: Véronique Chevalier, Mélanie Quest
  • Patent number: 6461626
    Abstract: The present invention relates to substantially uniform, discontinuous films of a topical product having a defined abrasion resistance, coverage value and particle spacing. The films are wear or transfer resistant and provide good skin coverage, while simultaneously providing improved skin appearance, e.g., good apparent coverage and a natural look. The films can be formed by methods which provide the defined particle coverage and spacing, including silk screening and the like and electrostatic spray techniques. The films are preferably formed by electrostatically spraying the composition onto the skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2002
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Thomas Elliot Rabe, Helen Shu Ying Yen
  • Patent number: 6458388
    Abstract: The invention provides cosmetic creams containing granular components for cleansing and scrubbing the skin, which contain granules of a salt, in particular sodium or potassium chloride, and which are stable under storage and use conditions. In an embodiment of the invention, no rinsing is required after use. The invention also provides a process for making the cosmetic creams by mixing a solution of a salt, in the amount contained by a solution that is saturated at a temperature not lower than room temperature, with the water soluble ingredients of the cream base, emulsifying the mixture with the components of the oily phase of the cream base to obtain a complete mixture, homogenizing and cooling the complete mixture, adding fragrances and preservatives and optionally additives, and finally adding solid salt particles while continuing to homogenize said mixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2002
    Assignee: Dead Sea Works, Ltd.
    Inventors: Margarita Genis, Izhak Haliva, Shaul Zolotov
  • Patent number: 6436417
    Abstract: A substantially alcohol-free composition for treatment of acne contains about 0.05 to 26% by weight salicylic acid and about 0.05 to 28% by weight of a solubilizing agent for the salicylic acid, which is sodium tetraborate, sodium carbonate or sodium bicarbonate, dissolved in a cosmetically acceptable aqueous medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2002
    Assignee: Blistex Inc.
    Inventors: Mohinder Singh, Michael A. Wojcik
  • Patent number: 6423306
    Abstract: The subject-matter of the present invention is a transfer-free composition comprising (a) at least one of a di-block, tri-block, multi-block and/or radial block copolymer and optionally (b) a film former or a mixture of film formers. The composition may comprise any one of a di-block, tri-block, multi-block or radial block copolymer or any mixture or blend of co-polymers. Cosmetic and pharmaceutical compositions of the invention result in a film with very good retention, good transfer resistant properties, and which does not migrate over time. The compositions have cosmetic properties which are improved in relation to those of the “transfer free” products of the prior art.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2002
    Assignee: L'Oreal SA
    Inventors: Carolyn Caes, Gary G. Graves, Mohamed G. Kanji, Margarita Montes de Oca, Greg Norman, Carl Orr, Paul Thau
  • Patent number: 6419939
    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.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2002
    Inventor: John Campbell
  • Patent number: 6399108
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to methods and compositions for treating skin disorders. The present invention is easily administered and can be used for both humans and animals. The compositions of the present invention comprise borate compounds and provide relief from skin disorder symptoms and lesions. Additionally, the present invention can be used to provide long term maintenance of symptom-free skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2002
    Assignee: P.H.C., Inc.
    Inventor: Don H. Girvan
  • Publication number: 20020051796
    Abstract: Colorless solution for cosmetic use, based on a hydrophobic polymer in an organic solvent medium. This solution contains, in the cosmetically acceptable organic solvent, (1) at least one self-adhesive hydrophobic polymer selected from polymers or copolymers of the polyacrylic and/or polyvinylic type, (2) at least one filler and/or essential oil, and (3) at least one keratolytic agent, said polymer having an adhesiveness of between 150 and 800 g/cm2 after evaporation of said organic solvent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 1999
    Publication date: May 2, 2002
    Inventor: JEAN-LOUIS GUERET
  • Patent number: 6365670
    Abstract: Organopolysiloxane gels containing gel-bound hydrophillic groups are prepared by reacting a hydrosilylatable unsaturated organopolysiloxane resin, a crosslinker bearing Si—H bound hydrogen, and a hydrosilylatable unsaturated hydrophile, in the presence of an effective amount of a hydrosilylation catalyst, at least a portion of the reaction taking place in the presence of at least 60 weight percent of an oleaginous composition containing at least 50 weight percent low viscosity organopolysiloxane. When sheared, the crosslinked organosiloxane compositions form a stable, preferably incompatible gel which may be used in turn to form a stable emulsion with large amounts of ordinarily incompatible hydrophillic liquids. The emulsions thus formed are suitable for use in a wide variety of cosmetic products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2002
    Assignee: Wacker Silicones Corporation
    Inventor: Bryan E. Fry
  • Patent number: 6342237
    Abstract: A process for making up or caring for keratin fibers. A cosmetic composition comprising fibers and at least one film-forming polymer in the form of particles in aqueous dispersion is applied to the keratin fibers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2000
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2002
    Assignee: L'Oréal
    Inventor: Isabelle Bara
  • Patent number: 6333042
    Abstract: A substance P antagonist is used in a cosmetic composition to treat sensitive skin. More specifically, a cosmetic composition containing a substance P antagonist is used to prevent and/or combat skin irritations, desquamation, erythermas, sensations of dysesthesia/overheating, or pruritus of the skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2001
    Assignee: Societe L'Oreal S.A.
    Inventors: Olivier De La Charriere, Lionel Breton
  • Patent number: 6309653
    Abstract: A cholesterol ester clathrate comprising a cholesterol ester included in a hydroxyalkylated cyclodextrin; a hydrous composition comprising a hydroxyalkylated cyclodextrin, a cholesterol ester and water; a hydrous composition comprising a hydroxyalkylated cyclodextrin, a cholesterol ester, a hydrous stabilizer, and water; a hydrous composition comprising a hydroxyalkylated cyclodextrin, a cholesterol ester, a clay mineral, and water; cosmetics containing these hydrous compositions; and process for the preparation thereof. The clathrate exhibits an emulsifying effect in itself. Further, the hydrous compositions are excellent in water-holding capacity and are improved in hydration properties and separation stability at a high temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2001
    Assignee: Shiseido Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yohei Hamano, Akio Nasu, Takashi Minami, Takayuki Miyazaki, Noriko Tomita, Takashi Matsumoto, Yoshikazu Soyama, Kenzo Ito, Hajime Matsuda, Hideyuki Sumiyoshi
  • Patent number: 6299605
    Abstract: A sheet-like pack 1A for the nose, being applicable to the skin of the nose, comprises a holding member 20 and a cosmetic material 30, and a receding portion 6 is formed at the middle of an upper edge 2 of the pack and a projecting portion 5 is formed at the middle of a lower edge 3 of the pack. These receding portions 6 and projecting portion 5 have shapes which are fittable with each other. This provides a pack for the nose which can readily fit with the nose of various shapes, inclusive of the tip of the nose, and can contribute to an improvement in yield when manufactured in a conveyor system. This also provides for a method of forming a pack and a sheet comprising packs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2001
    Assignee: Kao Corporation
    Inventor: Koichi Ishida
  • Patent number: 6287552
    Abstract: The present invention relates to cosmetic or dermatological compositions capable of being applied to the skin, the keratinous fibers, the nails, the semimucous membranes and/or the mucous membranes, and which includes a dendritic polyester polymer having terminal hydroxyl functional groups or the combination of such a polymer with a film-forming polymer. It also relates to methods of cosmetic or dermatological treatment using these compositions as well as the use of the compositions for the preparation of dermatological or cosmetic compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2001
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventors: Florence Tournilhac, Pascal Simon
  • Patent number: 6287553
    Abstract: A topical composition and cosmetic method for treating skin conditions selected form the group consisting of wrinkling, sagging, photodamaged skin, sensitive skin, dry skin, flaky skin, red skin, irritated skin, itchy skin and age spots, the composition comprising: (a) conjugated linoleic acid, and/or derivatives thereof comprising conjugated linoleic acid moieties, in which at least 50% by weight of the conjugated linoleic acid and/or moieties, is present as the cis 9 trans 11 isomer; and (b) a dermatologically acceptable carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2001
    Assignee: Unilever Home & Personal Care USA, division of Conopco, Inc.
    Inventors: Simon Alaluf, Martin Richard Green, Clive Roderick Harding, Heng-Long Hu, Gerald Patrick McNeill, Jonathan Richard Powell, Anthony Vincent Rawlings, Julia Sarah Rogers, Allan Watkinson
  • Patent number: 6284233
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an antiwrinkle composition that includes, in a physiologically acceptable medium: a dispersion of a film-forming polymeric system containing at least one polymer capable of forming a film permeable to water vapor, having a Young's modulus ranging from 108 to 1010 N/m2 and producing, after application at a concentration of 7% in water and then drying, a retraction of the isolated stratum corneum greater than 1% at a temperature of 30° C. and a relative humidity of 40%, and a dendritic polyester polymer having terminal hydroxyl functional groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2001
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventors: Pascal Simon, Veronique Chevalier
  • Patent number: 6255290
    Abstract: A method of improving DNA repair and reducing DNA damage and for reducing mutation frequency in skin for the purpose of reducing consequences of exposure to solar or ultraviolet radiation is disclosed. The methods comprise administering to the skin a composition containing deoxyribonucleosides in concentrations sufficient to enhance DNA repair or reduce mutation frequency in a vehicle capable of delivering effective amounts of deoxyribonucleosides to the necessary skin cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 1998
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2001
    Assignee: Pro-Neuron, Inc.
    Inventors: Reid W. von Borstel, Fedor Romantsev
  • Patent number: 6228379
    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.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2001
    Inventor: John Campbell
  • Patent number: 6221403
    Abstract: A topical composition for impregnating a bandage comprises zinc oxide in a stable oil in water emulsion. The emulsion comprises one or more fats or oils, one or more emulsifying agents, at least one water soluble gum and water. No preservative is required.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 1995
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2001
    Assignee: Seton Healthcare Group PLC
    Inventor: Michael Robert Nesbit
  • Patent number: 6217885
    Abstract: The present invention relates to antipruritic cosmetic and/or pharmaceutical compositions for use on human or animal skin, comprising one or more mild local anesthetics, one or more astringents and/or, if appropriate, a substance having an antiinflammatory action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 1998
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2001
    Assignee: Bayer Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Klaus Röder, Sabine Koch
  • Patent number: 6203803
    Abstract: The invention concerns the use of a substance P antagonist in a cosmetic composition used to treat sensitive skin. More specifically, the invention relates to a substance P antagonist used to prevent and/or combat skin irritations, desquamation, erythemas, sensations of dysesthesia/overheating, or pruritus of the skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 1997
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2001
    Assignee: Societe L'Oreal S.A.
    Inventors: Olivier De La Charriere, Lionel Breton
  • Patent number: 6203781
    Abstract: Methods and compositions for bleaching the skin are provided. Compounds of the optical brightener family may be applied in an effective amount to bleach the skin. The present inventions also relates to compositions which contain of compounds of the optical brightener family and other cosmetic compounds, such as skin bleaching agents, screening agents, anti-wrinkle agents and moisturizers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2001
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventors: Véronique Chevalier, Mélanie Quest
  • Patent number: 6183761
    Abstract: The present invention relates to compositions for preventing or treating skin disorders using vitamin B3 compounds and polycyclic compounds. The present invention also relates to methods for regulating skin condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 1999
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2001
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Donald Lynn Bissett, John Erich Oblong
  • Patent number: 6180133
    Abstract: An anti-wrinkle skin treating composition comprises a pressure sensitive matrix patch having dissolved in the adhesive a mixture of antioxidants in the form of a Vitamins C ester and Vitamin E. Also preferably dissolved in the adhesive are glycerine and a polydiorganosiloxane adhesion-adjusting agent. Optionally dissolved in the adhesive is also one or more members selected from the group consisting of moisturizing agents, skin collagen synthesis promoting agents and exfoliating agents. When applied to a wrinkled skin area the composition acts to diminish fine wrinkles and improves the overall thickness, elasticity, firmness and smoothness of the skin. The modified adhesive properties of the patch are sufficient to maintain the patch in place on the skin for the recommended treatment period while allowing the patch to be readily removed without causing skin irritation or leaving adhesive residue on the skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 1998
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2001
    Assignee: Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    Inventors: Danyi Quan, Srinivasan Venkateshwaran, Charles D. Ebert
  • Patent number: 6159999
    Abstract: An antimicrobial composition is provided in which the skin irritation of isothiazolone type compound is decreased and the injection operation properties thereof is improved by forming it as an uniform solution. The composition contains isothiazolone type compound and a compound which decreases the skin irritation of the former in a molar ratio of 1:0.1-50 and is dissolved in a solvent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 1998
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2000
    Assignee: Kurita Water Industries Ltd.
    Inventors: Minoru Yagi, Tetsuya Aoki
  • Patent number: 6159479
    Abstract: A composition containing a salicylic acid derivative, a solubilizer, a coupler, and water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 1997
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2000
    Assignee: L'oreal
    Inventor: Carlos O. Pinzon
  • Patent number: 6139850
    Abstract: Composition and methods are provided for inhibiting skin irritation attributable to chemical irritants or environmental conditions, by the application of an anti-irritant amount of aqueous-soluble strontium cation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2000
    Assignee: Cosmederm Technologies
    Inventors: Gary S. Hahn, David O. Thueson
  • Patent number: 6130213
    Abstract: The invention relates to a composition, in particular a cosmetic or dermatological composition, having an aqueous dispersion of vesicles with a lipid membrane, characterized in that the lipid membrane contains at least one carbamate of following formula (I): ##STR1## wherein R.sub.1 and R.sub.2 are defined in the specification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2000
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventors: Michel Philippe, Christian Blaise, Jean-Thierry Simonnet