Patent No. US 7,404,949 B2
Unilever has been awarded a method of overcoming in-grown hair. It is comprised of a cosmetic composition that includes, by weight, 0.1-30% malonic acid or a salt thereof and 1-99.9% of a cosmetically acceptable carrier. The composition is applied to an area of skin having in-grown hair prior to, concurrently with or after shaving.