US Patent No. 8,658,142 B2; L’Oréal, Paris, has patented a cosmetic composition comprising: a polyester obtained by reacting tetraol, a linear or branched saturated monocarboxylic acid, a cyclic dicarboxylic acid containing from 6 to 12 carbon atoms; and an aromatic monocarboxylic acid; at least one resin chosen from hydrocarbon-based resins; at least one hyperbranched polyol compound; (at least one non-volatile solvent chosen from monoalcohols; at least one co-solvent chosen from esters; optionally, at least one wax; and optionally, at least one colorant. The composition is substantially free of silicone oil.
Also awarded to L’Oréal was US Patent No. 8,685,907 B2, which covers a makeup remover gel with jojoba oil. The composition is comprised of an aqueous phase comprising a polyol, jojoba oil and at least one sucrose fatty acid ester.