•US Patent No. 8,394,394 B2; Mousse
formulations have been patented by
The cosmetic base is comprised of an
anhydrous mixture of an effective amount
of at least one first non-emulsifying, gel-lable silicone elastomer; an effective
amount of at least one second non-emulsifying silicone elastomer wherein said
second silicone elastomer is nonsustainable and nonpilling; at least one nonaqueous solvent; and an effective amount
of at least one water insoluble structuring
agent which is compatible with said solvent and which has a melting point of between about 45°C and about 95°C.; and at
least one pigment.
Wasp and Hornet Spray
Uses Natural Oils
•US Patent No. 8,394,358 B2; Sterling
International Inc., Spokane, WA, has patented a wasp, hornet and yellow jacket spray
repellant and nest pesticide. The insecticidal
composition consists of lemongrass oil,
clove oil, rosemary oil and geranium oil.
System Uses Laser
•US Patent No. 8,394,359 B1; Michael P.
O’Neil of Dublin, CA has patented a
method for tattoo removal. It includes
applying perfluorodecalin to a treatment
area and exposing the tattoo portion to a
Organic Residue Remover
•US 8,394,751 B2; W. M. Barr &
Company, Memphis, TN, has patented an
organic residue remover composition. It is
obtained by mixing at least one water insoluble hydrophobic compound; at least
one water soluble glycol ether, at least one
water insoluble glycol ether; at least one aromatic alcohol; at least one surfactant; optionally at least one hydrotrope; and water.
• Transparent candles have fallen in and out of favor with consumers for the past 15 years.
the us market has been the initial testing ground for most of these products. However, consumers’ initial enthusiasm for the product did not seem to last as the product’s overall performance
has always been measured against paraffin. some of the underlying issues with transparent
candles included safety and poor fragrance performance.
a recent and interesting transparent candle introduction has come from Firmenich Fragrance
Company in a product that obtained its gelling properties from two amino acids supplied by
ajinomoto. these amino acids are frequently used in personal care products as viscosity modifiers in creams and shampoos and, more recently, in clear lipsticks and antiperspirants. this
transparent candle base formulation in the form of gel utilized hydrocarbon oils with the following
gelling agents: dibutyl lauroyl glutamide and dibutyl ethylhexanonyl glutamide. these two gelling
agents are present in an amount of 1 to 10% by weight relative to the total weight of the gel
candle base. It is further comprised of a perfume in an amount of 1 to 15% by weight, relative to
the total weight of the candle base.
In addition, the introduction of polyamide resins to Firmenich’s amino acid transparent candle
has created a product that meets all of the safety criteria. Of particular interest to this development are: the polyether polyamides (PePa), ester terminated polyamides (etPa), ester terminated polyester-amides (etPea) and the tertiary amide terminated polyamides (atPa), trade name
sylvagel a200 and sylvagel a2614V; especially the sylvagel a2614V. these compounds are
capable of gelling non-polar and low polarity liquid organics. they are of low molecular weight
resins, thermoplastics with softening point in the range of 75-100°C, which are produced from
vegetable based raw materials.
Firmenich’s transparent candle, which used amino acids as its main gellant, is described in
Patent no. WO 2011/030265a1. It utilized one or more of the polyamides described above.
the tertiary amide terminated polyamide (atPa), particularly the sylvagel a2614V, builds structure to work in synergy with isostearyl alcohol and/or oleyl alcohol, but also to lower the melt
point, to lower the transparent candle’s pool temperature.
TRANSPAReNT CANDLeS MADe FROM AMINO ACIDS
Pearlescent Agent Slurry
For Liquid Treatment
•US Patent No. 8,394,752 B2; The
Procter & Gamble Company has patented
an inorganic pearlescent agent slurry suitable for use in a liquid treatment composition. The slurry consists of inorganic
pearlescent agent; organic solvent, selected from the group consisting of glycerol,
sorbitol and mixtures thereof; a rheology
modifier; and a surfactant.
LVMH Patents Rinsable
Skin Care Mask
•US Patent No. 8,394,363 B2; LVMH
Recherche, Saint Jean de Braye, France,
has patented a cosmetic rinse-off mask
composition for the skin. It contains at
least one water-retaining superabsorbent
polymer that is a crosslinked sodium or
potassium polyacrylate in the form of
particles in a substantially completely
hydrated state; at least one agent that is
a film-forming agent, a gelling agent or a
thickening agent; and a substance having
a moisturizing effect.
Method of Assessing 3D Fabric
Feel Patented by P&G
•US Patent No. 8,394,753 B2; The Procter
& Gamble Company has patented a method
of identifying an active for use in fabric care. It
is comprised of the following steps: assessing
a friction test ratio of the active; assessing a
compression test ratio of the active; and assessing a stiffness test ratio of the active.•