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Structured Depilatory Compositions

February 7, 2014

US Patent No. 8,623,344 B2; McNeil-PPC, Inc., Skillman, NJ, has patented a composition comprising a depilatory active selected from the group consisting of thioglycolates; alkyl olefin sulfonate anionic surfactant; optionally, a second anionic surfactant which may be branched or unbranched and is selected from the group consisting of alkyl sulfates, alkyl ether sulfates, alkyl monoglyceryl ether sulfates, alkyl sulfonates, alkylaryl sulfonates, alkyl sulfosuccinates, alkyl ether sulfosuccinates, alkyl sulfosuccinamates, alkyl amidosulfosuccinates, alkyl carboxylates, alkyl amidoethercarboxylates, alkyl succinates, fatty acyl sarcosinates, fatty acyl amino acids, fatty acyl taurates, fatty alkyl sulfoacetates, alkyl phosphates, and mixtures thereof; and a structuring aid selected from the group consisting of C11-C15 linear or branched fatty acids or fatty alcohols.
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