US Patent No. 8,030,264 B2; The Sun Products Corporation, Wilton, CT, has patented a detergent composition that contains approximately 5% by weight of a mixture of C10, C12, C14, C16 and C18 α-sulfofatty acid methyl esters.
The mixture’s first component contains α-sulfofatty acid methyl esters derived from a natural fat or oil, while the second component is comprised of α-sulfofatty acid methyl esters comprising predominantly C16, C18, or C16 and C18 chain lengths. The mixture of the first and second components has an increased proportion of C16, C18, or C16 and C18 chain lengths relative to the normal proportion of C16, C18, or C16 and C18 chain lengths found in said natural fat or oil.
Personal Care Composition
US Patent No. 8,029,812 B2; E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, Wilmington, DE, has been awarded a patent for a personal care composition in solid, semi-solid, solution or suspension form.
It includes an effective amount of at least one active personal care ingredient in a vehicle, wherein the vehicle comprises from about 0.1 to 100% by weight, based on the weight of the vehicle, of polytrimethylene ether glycol, which is a homopolymer.
The solid or semisolid composition is free from gelling agent other than polytrimethylene ether glycol.
P&G Patent Hair Coloring Composition
US Patent No. 8,029,578 B2; The Procter & Gamble Company, Cincinnati, OH, has patented a hair coloring or bleaching composition that is comprised of an oxidizing agent, a gel network thickening system comprising first surfactant component selected from the group consisting of C14 to 30 alkyl phosphate, C14 to C30 alkyl ether phosphate and mixtures thereof; a second component selected from the group consisting of C14 to C30 fatty alcohols; and a third surfactant component selected from the group consisting of polyoxyethylene C14 to C30 alkyl ethers; and at least 3% of a polyol selected from the group consisting of propylene glycol, butoxydiglycol, ethoxydiglycol, hexylene glycol, dipropylene glycol, glycerol, polyglycerol, and mixtures thereof. The composition has an ionic strength of less than 0.75 mole/kg and a viscosity of from about 9 Pa·s to about 16 Pa·s.
J&J Patents Hair Cleanser with Improved Color Retention
US Patent No. 8,030,262 B2; Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc. has patented a method of cleansing dyed hair with improved color retention.
It entails applying to dyed hair a composition that contains at least one anionic surfactant selected from the group consisting of sodium trideceth sulfate, sodium laureth sulfate, and combinations thereof and at least one hydrophobically-modified polymer having a molecular weight of from about 3,500 to about 100,000 selected from the group consisting of hydrophobically-modified starch polymers, hydrophobically-modified inulin polymers, and combinations of two or more thereof.
Epilatory Patented By UK Company
US Patent No. 8,038,723 B2; Reckitt & Colman (Overseas) Limited, Slough, Berkshire, UK, has been awarded a US patent for an epilatory composition.
It is comprised of a rosinous or sugar-based matrix material in admixture with a particulate colloidal silica and a polyethylene in the form of a homopolymer, wherein the polyethylene is substantially linear or non-branched, has a molecular weight from about 250 to about 800 unified mass units, and is present in an amount in the range 0.1% to 5% by weight of the composition.
The ratio of silica to polyethylene is in the range 6.0:1.0 to 6.0:5.0 and wherein at least 60% of the weight of the epilatory composition is provided by rosinous material.
Anti-Aging Compositions Patented by McKA LLC
US Patent 8,039,012 B2; McKA LLC, Corona Del Mar, CA, has patented a method for treating the symptoms of skin aging.
It entails topically administering a pharmaceutically effective dose of a composition that contains estriol, estradiol, hyaluronic acid, green tea extract and an acceptable carrier.
Allergan Patents Eyelash Growth Method
US Patent No. 8,038,988 B2; Allergan, Inc., Irvine, CA, has patented a method of increasing one or more of the length, thickness, number, density, luster, sheen, brilliance, gloss, glow, shine and patina of eyelash hair. It comprises administering an effective amount of bimatoprost to an eyelid margin of a human.
Kimberly-Clark Patents Skin Cooling Composition
US Patent No. 8,039,011 B2; Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc., Neenah, WI, has patented a topical temperature change composition comprising effective amounts of a neurosensory component; a first phase change component having a first phase change temperature between about 15°C and about 40°C; and a second phase change component having a second phase change temperature different from the first phase change temperature, wherein the second phase change temperature is between about 15°C and about 40°C.