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P&G Patents Mild Multi-Phase Composition

February 13, 2013

• US Patent No. 8,314,054 B2; The Procter & Gamble Company has patented a personal care article comprising a package containing a mild, multi-phase personal care composition.

The composition includes a visually distinct cleansing phase comprising a surfactant component made of a branched anionic surfactant and a separate, visually distinct anhydrous benefit phase comprising at least about 50%, by weight of said benefit phase, of hydrophobic component having a Vaughan Solubility Parameter of about 5 to about 15 (cal/cm2)1/2. The visually distinct cleansing phase and the visually distinct benefit phase are in physical contact within the package and are operable to remain separate, visually distinct phases.

The composition has a structured domain volume ratio of at least about 45% and a viscosity of about 10,000 centipoise or greater.
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