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July 9, 2010

Solid Laundry Detergent Patented by P&G

U.S. Patent No. 7,700,539 B2; P&G has patented a solid laundry detergent composition. It is comprised of a detersive surfactant, zeolite builder, phosphate builder, carbonate and cellulosic polymer.

The composition is in free-flowing particulate form and comprises at least two separate particulate components. The first component comprises an anionic detersive surfactant; carbonate, zeolite builder, phosphate builder and cellulosic polymer. The second particulate component comprises cellulosic polymer and carbonate; and a cationic detersive surfactant particle consisting of mono-C8-C10 alkyl, mono-hydroxyethyl, di-methyl ammonium chloride; sodium carbonate; sodium sulphate; and moisture and miscellaneous.

Kimberly-Clark Patents Cleanser

U.S. Patent No. 7,700,530 B2; Kimberly Clark Worldwide, Inc., Neenah, WI, has patented a personal care cleanser that contains a water soluble carrier, a physical exfoliant, a warming agent and a water soluble silicone surfactant. The cleanser is substantially anhydrous.

Skin Care Composition Boosts Collagen

U.S. Patent No. 7,700,083 B2; Kevin Meehan of Jackson, WY has patented a topical liquid solution for application to the skin of an animal. It contains solutes and a solvent. The solutes are comprised of ascorbate; tropocollagen factors including L-proline, glycine and L-lysine; and zinc gluconate. The solution contains the solutes in amounts effective to accelerate the production of collagen proteins within an animal when applied to the skin of the animal.

Deodorant Composition

U.S. Patent No. 7,727,515 B2; Assif -Science and Technology Projects Development Ltd., Ramat Gan, Israel has been awarded a U.S. patent for a method of removing body odors that entails priming the skin with a deodorizing composition to the axilla region of a human. The deodorizing composition, which is an emulsion, is comprised of two components. One component includes an oil selected from the group consisting of vegetable oils, animal oils, synthetic oils, silicone based oils, isopropyl esters, hydrocarbons and mixtures thereof, wherein the synthetic oils consist of carbon, hydrogen and oxygen. The second component includes at least one antibacterial material and an antiodor material for a time period of from approximately five seconds to approximately five minutes. The deodorizing composition is removed after that time period with detergent.

Hair Growth Reduction Patented by P&G

U.S. Patent No. 7,727,516 B2; Procter & Gamble has patented a method of reducing human hair growth that entails applying to skin a composition comprising a TRPM8 agonist as the only active hair growth inhibitor and a dermatologically-acceptable vehicle.

The application is performed multiple times in a seven-day period.

Styling Dyed Hair Without Color Loss

U.S. Patent No. 7,727,288 B2; L’Oréal has patented a process for styling dyed hair fibers in a manner which inhibits subsequent color loss during shampooing. It is comprised of contacting the dyed hair fibers with a composition that contains a polyamine compound having at least two amino groups, anionic silicone, a film-forming polymer; and optional surfactant.

SC Johnson Patents Colorant Application

U.S. Patent No. 7,727,289 B2; S.C. Johnson & Son has patented a composition for applying a colorant to a surface. The composition contains a fluid matrix component that is comprised of a rheology modifier, a multi-component suspension stabilizer comprising at least one of an acrylic acid copolymer or a surfactant, an anticorrosive agent, propylene glycol, and water soluble polymer; and homogeneous particles having a mean particle size of approximately 35μm-75μm and a colorant, an additive, and at least one of a thermoplastic or a thermoset resin; and a liquid carrier.

Body Modeling Treatment With Sun Protection

U.S. Patent No. 7,731,942 B2; Coty Prestige Lancaster Group GmbH, Mainz, Germany, has patented a method of body modeling with the use of sunscreen.

Two to four weeks prior to expected intense sun irradiation on the skin, a preproduct is applied to selected areas of the skin once or twice a day. The active ingredients in the preproduct include caffeine, an algae extract of Gelidium s.p. obtained in propylene glycol, a pineapple fruit extract, a radical scavenger, copper gluconate, silylpropionic acid and a stimulant for melanin synthesis, comprising sorbitol and Arg-HCl, Orn-HCl and Tyr.

Avon Patents Gel Mascara Composition

U.S. Patent No. 7,682,621 B2; Avon Products, Inc., New York, has patented a substantially transparent mascara gel composition.

It contains one or more gellant. The gel dries to a smooth film upon application. The formula also contains colored fibers that provide a visual appearance of a color other than white to the mascara gel while maintaining a substantially transparent appearance in the mascara gel. The colored fibers dispersed in the mascara gel are visible to the naked eye at a depth of at least 10mm into the gel.
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