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PCT - WORLD HAIR FIXATIVE AND STYLING COMPOSITIONS PUBLISHED FROM 1999 TO 2006


HAIR CONDITIONING COMPOSITION COMPRISING SILICONE POLYMERS CONTAINING QUATERNARY GROUPS

(WO2006138201) 28.12.2006 A61K 8/898 THE PROCTER &GAMBLE COMPANY
A hair conditioning composition comprising silicone polymer containing quaternary groups and a gel matrix. The composition of the present invention can provide improved conditioning benefits such as smooth feel and reduced friction to both damaged hair and non-damaged hair, while providing other benefits such as slippery and slick feel on wet hair.
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HAIR CONDITIONING COMPOSITION COMPRISING GEL MATRIX AND HIGH MOLECULAR WEIGHT WATER-SOLUBLE CATIONIC POLYMER

(WO2006137004) 28.12.2006 A61K 8/41 THE PROCTER &GAMBLE COMPANY
Disclosed is a hair conditioning composition comprising by weight: (a) from about 0.01% to about 10% of a high molecular weight water-soluble cationic polymer having a molecular weight of about 5,000,000 or more; (b) a gel matrix comprising: from about 0.1% to about 10% by weight of the composition of a cationic surfactant where in the cationic surfactant is a mono-long alkyl quaternized ammonium; from about 4.5% to about 20% by weight of the composition of a high melting point fatty compound; and an aqueous carrier. The composition of the present invention can provide another benefit such as clean rinse feel during and after rinsing while maintaining conditioning benefits of the gel matrix, and/or provide improved conditioning benefits esp...
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HAIR CONDITIONING COMPOSITION COMPRISING CATIONIC SURFACTANT COMPRISING MONO-LONG ALKYL QUATERNIZED AMMONIUM AND ALKYL SULFATE ANION

(WO2006137003) 28.12.2006 A61K 8/41 THE PROCTER &GAMBLE COMPANY
Disclosed is a hair conditioning composition comprising: a cationic surfactant comprising a mono-long alkyl quaternized ammonium and C1-C4 alkyl sulfate; a high melting point fatty compound; and an aqueous carrier; wherein the cationic surfactant, the high melting point fatty compound, and the aqueous carrier from a lamellar gel matrix. The composition of the present invention can provide improved conditioning benefits, especially improved slippery feel and smoothness to wet hair.
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HAIR CARE AGENTS

(WO2006136277) 28.12.2006 A61Q 5/12 HENKEL KOMMANDITGESELLSCHAFT AUF AKTIEN
The invention relates to agents for conditioning keratin fibers, which contain an amphoteric surfactant of formula (I), wherein R represents a linear or branched, saturated or unsaturated (C10-C22) alkyl group, in combination with at least one amphoteric polymer. The agents have an excellent reviving action and are best suited for formulating combination preparations such as, for example, dyes with hair conditioning properties. The agents preferably exist in the form of a clear gel.
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ORGANIC SILICIC ACIDS COMPLEX FOR THERAPEUTIC AND COSMETIC APPLICATIONS

(WO2006136003) 28.12.2006 C07F 7/02 LABORATOIRES MAUVES INC.
This invention describes materials containing organic silica, used in cosmetic for external uses (gel, cream or lotion) or for internal uses (microbeads/beads, tablets or solutions). These materials are vegetable extracts such as bamboo or algae which constitute richest sources in organic silica (more soluble and assimilable). After extraction in a basic medium, the organic silica extract can form a stable complex at acidic pH in presence of stabilizers such as gelatin, collagen, polyethylene glycol and/or chitosan, etc. These complexes can be used for cosmetic applications in gel, lotion and cream or as a matrix in order to immobilize various bioactive molecules. For internal uses, the soluble form of monomeric or oligomeic silicic acid is...
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A CARTRIDGE FOR AN APPLIANCE FOR PERSONAL CARE AND AN APPLIANCE COMPRISING SUCH A CARTRIDGE

(WO2006134514) 21.12.2006 A45D 27/00 KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V.
A cartridge for an appliance for personal care, such as skin, dental or hair treatment includes a main body (2), a dispensing structure (3, 11, 12) for dispensing a substance, such as a liquid, a paste or a gel, and a cartridge (3) detachably connected to the main body (2). The cartridge bounds a reservoir space (5) for holding the substance to be dispensed and includes: a flexible wall part (7) bounding the reservoir space (5) for allowing reservoir space (5) volume to accommodate to a volume of the substance filled therein and volumes of the substance dispensed therefrom; a rigid wall part (16) also bounding the reservoir space (5), and a rigid housing (6, 14). The flexible wall part (7) is connected to the rigid housing (6, 14) along a c...
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HAIR BRUSH WITH CURVED STYLING SURFACES

(WO2006133077) 14.12.2006 A46B 7/02 CONAIR CORPORATION
A hairbrush (10) has rounded outer surfaces (23, 25) of hinged heads (22, 24) that, when the brush is closed, achieve a closed form that is generally round or spherical in cross-sectional shape. Another aspect of the present invention includes inner head surfaces (26, 28) that support bristles and that are complementarily shaped concave and convex, respectively, to hold a tuft of hair in a curved position as the tuft is pulled through the closed heads.
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COSMETIC COMPACT WITH STYLING HEAD

(WO2006133010) 14.12.2006 A63H 3/28 MATTEL, INC.
A toy container (10) is provided including a multiple portions (14). In some embodiments, the device has several portions that are movable from a closed configuration, in which the portions overlay one another, to an open configuration, in which a doll section (26) and cosmetics (34) are accessible.
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MOISTURE RESISTANT HAIR STYLING COMPOSITION CONTAINING TWO COPOLYMERS

(WO2006130372) 07.12.2006 A61K 8/81 THE PROCTER &GAMBLE COMPANY
The compositions of the present invention relate to improved aqueous or aqueous-alcoholic hair styling compositions comprising a combination of two copolymers. The first copolymer is a copolymer of (a1) acidic vinyl monomers, e.g. acrylic or methacrylic acid, with (a2) hydrophobic nonionic vinyl monomers, e.g. acrylic or methacrylic acid esters, with (a3) a first associative monomer and (a4) at least one other monomer which can be a second associative monomer different from the first associative monomer or a semihydrophobic monomer. The associative monomers having (i) an ethylenically unsaturated end group, (ii) a hydrophilic midsection and (iii) a hydrophobic or semi-hydrophobic end group. The second copolymer is a copolymer of (b1) C3 to ...
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AEROSOL HAIRSPRAY COMPOSITION

(WO2006128608) 07.12.2006 A61K 8/81 UNILEVER PLC
A hair spray composition comprising at least one hair setting polymer comprising pendant carboxyl groups, a solvent for the setting polymer and a neutraliser for the polymer wherein the level of neutraliser present is such that at least 170% of the total carboxyl groups on the polymer could be neutralised.
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SPRAY HEAD WITH A FLEXIBLE NOZZLE INSERT

(WO2006127362) 30.11.2006 B05B 15/02 THE PROCTER &GAMBLE COMPANY
A spray head (1) with a nozzle insert (2) for atomizing a fluid, which tends to gum up or harden, from a reservoir, wherein the nozzle insert (2) is substantially designed as a hollow cylinder that is open on one side and has, on the other side, a nozzle opening (4) towards the outside, and the nozzle insert (2) is connected to a nozzle insert receptacle (5) , which has a channel (6) for the fluid, wherein the channel (6) corresponds to the nozzle opening (4). The nozzle insert (2) consists of an elastic material (7) and, in this manner, is connected to the nozzle insert receptacle (5) so that an external, free section of the nozzle insert (2) along with the nozzle opening (4) is at least partially manually compressible and/or is designed t...
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HAIR FIXING COMPOSITION BASED ON BREATHABLE POLYURETHANES

(WO2006124250) 23.11.2006 A61Q 5/06 LUBRIZOL ADVANCED MATERIALS, INC.
A hair fixative composition containing a breathable polyurethane having an upright moisture vapor transmission rate (MVTR) of more than about 500 gms/m2?/24 hr said polyurethane comprises: (a) poly(alkylene oxide) side-chain units in an amount comprising about 12 wt. % to about 80 wt. % of said polyurethane, wherein (i) alkylene oxide groups in said poly(alkylene oxide) side-chain units have from 2 to 10 carbon atoms and are unsubstituted, substituted, or both unsubstituted and substituted, (ii) at least about 50 wt. % of said alkylene oxide groups are ethylene oxide, and (iii) said amount of said side-chain units is (i) at least about 30 wt. % when the molecular weight of said side-chain units is less than about 600 grams/mole, (ii...
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LAMELLAR OIL-IN-GLYCOL GEL COMPOSITIONS AND THE PROCESS OF PREPARATION

(WO2006119042) 09.11.2006 A61K 6/00 ISP INVESTMENTS INC.
The present invention is directed to a lamellar oil-in-glycol gel comprising (a) at least one glycol, (b) at least one fatty alcohol, (c) at least one cationic surfactant and optionally (d) at least one benefit agent, said lamellar gel capable of providing enhanced mass and promoting the permeation of the benefit agent through a keratinous substrate such as the skin, hair and fingernails, providing both deep and superficial treatment thereof.
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MINERAL SALT GEL COMPOSITIONS

(WO2006112690) 26.10.2006 C01F 5/30 R &H MINERALS B.V.
The invention relates to salt gel compositions, methods for manufacture and use of the same. In particular, it relates to gel compositions comprising magnesium salts and the cosmetic, therapeutical and industrial uses thereof. Provided is a salt gel composition at least 50% by weight of MgCl2.6H2O (Bischofite) and a gelling agent. Preferred gelling agents are hydroxypropyl derivatives of starch or cellulose.
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COMPRESSION BANDAGE SYSTEM

(WO2006110527) 19.10.2006 A61F 13/00 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
A compression bandaging system comprising a) an inner skin facing, elongated, elastic bandage comprising: (i) an elongated, elastic substrate and (ii) an elongated layer of foam, said foam layer being affixed to a face of said substrate and extending 33% or more across said face of substrate in transverse direction and 67% or more across said face of substrate in longitudinal direction; and b) an outer, elongated, self-adhering elastic bandage; said bandage having a compressive force when extended; wherein, in use, said foam layer of the inner bandage faces the skin and the outer bandage overlies the inner bandage.
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HAIR STRAIGHTENING COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS

(WO2006107634) 12.10.2006 A61Q 9/00 BUCK, Carol, J.
Compositions and methods for the straightening and defrizzing of mammalian hair containing alkyl polyglucosides (APGs) in an amount at least 15% by weight of the composition. Compositions are preferably included in hair care products such as shampoo, conditioner, styling gel or hairspray.
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SPRAY APPLICATOR

(WO2006104714) 05.10.2006 B05B 11/00 THE PROCTER &GAMBLE COMPANY
A spray applicator consisting of a top adapter (5) and a bottom cover (7), wherein the adapter (5), which can be placed on the cover (7), has a spray pump (2) with an uptake tube (4) and a connection element (11) for an opening (13) of a bottle (6). The adapter (5) has at least two opposing first snap-in elements (15) on a lower end (34), wherein the cover (7) is designed as a cup (18) and has a receiving support (35) for the bottle (6). The cover (7) has a notch (19) coming from an upper edge (30) of the cover (7) on two opposing sides (23) with each notch being designed as a window (24), wherein there is an opposing wall (28) offset at an angle of 90 degrees with respect to both windows (24) with each wall having an upper second snap-in e...
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FOLDABLE HAIR STYLING APPARATUS

(WO2006099795) 28.09.2006 A45D 1/04 DICKSON INDUSTRIAL CO. LTD.
Hair styling apparatus comprising a pair of pivotally connected handles, a pair of heated styling heads and a latch mechanism, said styling heads being connected to the non-pivoted end of the respective handles, each said heated styling head comprises a contact styling surface for contact styling of hair when in cooperation with the contact styling surface of a counterpart styling head, said pivotally connected handle being under spring bias to urge away from each other, said styling heads being pivotally connected respectively to said handles and foldable about a pivotal axis which is substantially orthogonal to the pivotal axis joining said pair of handles, said latch mechanism holds said pair of handles in a fully closed position so that...
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HAIR STRAIGHTENER WITH MAGNETIC MEANS

(WO2006099522) 21.09.2006 A45D 1/00 DICKSON INDUSTRIAL CO. LTD.
Hair styling apparatus comprising a styling head, said styling head comprises a contact styling surface for contact styling of hair, heating means and a magnet, characterised in that said magnet is disposed so that magnetic force due to said magnet appears on said styling surface.
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NATURAL SUNLIGHT PHOTOSTABLE COMPOSITION

(WO2006086354) 17.08.2006 A61K 8/00 TANNING RESEARCH LABORATORIES, INC.
The present invention relates to photostable compositions that provide protection from ultraviolet radiation ('UVR'). The invention particularly relates to the sunscreens avobenzbne, octocrylene and oxybenzone, forming a triplet combination. Compositions of the present invention are free of diesters or polyesters of naphthalene dicarboxylic acid and also are substantially free of substantial amounts of other sunscreens and substantial amounts of optimizing agents. Sunscreens of the invention may be essentially free of, or free of, lower monohydric alcohol and/or acrylates/C12-22 alkylmethacrylate copolymer in an effective non-pilling amount used to gel a C1-C4 alcohol. The triplet combination surprisingly provides and substantially maintain...
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DOUBLE CHAMBER TANK FOR HORIZONTAL GEL ELECTROPHORESIS

(WO2006082575) 10.08.2006 G01N 27/447 GENE BIO-APPLICATION LTD.
A tank apparatus (10) for horizontal electrophoresis that comprises a base member (12) having at least first and second independent receptacles (16, 18) for accommodating buffer solution. Each of the receptacles comprises an inlet (28, 28') for allowing communication with the external environment. A cover member (14) covers at least the first and second receptacles, thereby forming first and second buffer chambers. The cover member comprising suitable openings (40, 42) for allowing a portion of an electrophoresis gel cassette to be inserted therethrough, such that the electrophoresis gel is in communication with the contents of each of the first and second receptacles . Each of a pair of electrodes (33, 33') is situated in one of each of th...
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HAIR STYLING APPARATUS

(WO2006075140) 20.07.2006 A45C 1/04 HELEN OF TROY LIMITED
A hair styling device comprising a first handle and a second handle, the second handle moveably connected to the first handle; a first heating plate mounted at the first handle and a second heating plate mounted at the second handle, the first heating plate positioned substantially opposed to the first heating plate; means to heat the first and second heating plates; the device characterised in that the first and second heating plates are aluminium oxide ceramic plates, each plate comprising a substantially planar working surface bordered by a plurality of curved edge regions.
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A COMPOSITION AND WIPE FOR REDUCING VISCOSITY OF VISCOELASTIC BODILY FLUIDS

(WO2006071335) 06.07.2006 A61L 15/42 KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC.
The present invention provides a topical composition for application to the perianal and/or labial areas of the skin which helps prevent viscoelastic fluids, such as menses and feces, from attaching to the skin and aids in the reducing the viscoelastic properties of the fluid so that the fluid can flow into absorbent articles. The composition contains at least one viscoelastant material and at least one an anti-adherent material. the composition may be applied with a wipe, including mitts and gloves, a solid stick composition, an aerosol dispenser, a pump spray, a trigger spray, a squeeze bottle, as a foam, as a cream, as an ointment, as a salve, as a gel, as a wash or as a lotion. In addition, absorbent articles, such as pads or pants, dia...
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WATER-IN-OIL MICROEMULSIONS FOR HAIR TREATMENT

(WO2006066710) 29.06.2006 A61Q 5/12 UNILEVER PLC
The present invention provides a water-in-oil microemulsion for hair treatment comprising: (a) an oil phase comprising: (i) a first oily component which is one or more glyceride fatty esters, and (ii) a second oily component which is one or more hydrocarbon oils of average carbon chain length less than 20 carbon atoms, and (b) a hydrophilic phase comprising: (i) water, (ii) a nonionic emulsifier which is an ethoxylated alcohol having an HLB of at least 6, and (iii) preferably, a hair styling agent.
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GELLED WATER-IN-OIL MICROEMULSIONS FOR HAIR TREATMENT

(WO2006066668) 29.06.2006 A61Q 5/00 UNILEVER PLC
The present invention provides a gelled water-in-oil microemulsion for hair treatment comprising: (a) an oil phase comprising: (i) a first oily component which is one or more glyceride fatty esters, and (ii) a second oily component which is one or more hydrocarbon oils of average carbon chain length less than 20 carbon atoms; (b) a hydrophilic phase comprising: (i) water, (ii) a nonionic emulsifier which is an ethoxylated alcohol having an HLB of at least 6, and (iii) preferably, a hair styling agent or hair conditioning agent, and (c) a gelling agent.
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SHAMPOO WHICH MODIFIES HAIR COLOUR

(WO2006066642) 29.06.2006 A61Q 5/10 HENKEL KOMMANDITGESELLSCHAFT AUF AKTIEN
The invention relates to a product for treating keratin fibres, which modifies the colour of keratin fibres, especially a hair treatment product that modifies hair colour. Said product is applied to the keratin fibres, especially hair, in the form of a foam. The invention also relates to a method for dyeing keratin fibres, especially hair.
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SPRAY CONDUIT AND CAP HAVING A 90 DEGREE OFFSET SPRAY CONDUCTOR FOR AN AEROSOL CAN

(WO2006060764) 08.06.2006 B05B 1/00 THE PROCTER &GAMBLE COMPANY
In order to attain a pleasant noise in the case of a spray conduit (10), especially one that is integrated in a cap (7) that has a button (6) and a 90 offset spray conduit (10), it is proposed that the spray conduit (10) have a texture on its inner surface that affects the discharge of a product so that a special discharge noise is achieved.
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THICKENED HAIR COLOURANT AND BLEACHING COMPOSITIONS

(WO2006060568) 08.06.2006 A61Q 5/06 THE PROCTER &GAMBLE COMPANY
The present invention relates to hair colouring and hair bleaching compositions comprising a source of carbonate ions, at least one oxidizing agent and a specified gel network thickener system wherein said composition is free of a source of radical scavengers. The compositions surprisingly provide improved hair colourant and bleaching compositions which deliver improved lift, lightening and colour delivery whilst minimizing damage which are easy to manufacture and have long shelf life stability.
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METHOD FOR PRODUCING A LOW REDUCING AGENT-CONTAINING KERATIN AND PRODUCTS THEREOF

(WO2006058673) 08.06.2006 C08H 1/06 TEIJIN TWARON B.V.
The invention pertains to a method for producing a low reducing agent-containing keratin, comprises the steps of (a) cleaving disulfide (CysS-SCys) bonds in a keratin-containing starting material, using a reducing agent in an aqueous medium, to obtain an intermediate keratin product wherein at least 90% of cleaved disulfide bonds have the structure CysS' or CysSH; (b) removing excess of reducing agent at a pH between 9 and 14 to obtain an aqueous solution or dispersion of keratin having a ratio R of at least 10%, wherein R = 100*([CysS'] + [CysSH])/([CysS'] + [CysSH] + 2[CysS-SCys]); and (c) optionally, removing water to obtain a keratin-containing dispersion, powder, or granule. The invention further relates to products such as aqueous sol...
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CYTOBLOCK PREPARATION SYSTEM AND METHODS OF USE

(WO2006058078) 01.06.2006 G01N 30/00 LI, Rongshan
A system for preparing a cytoblock includes an instrument and a series of associated supplies. The instrument provides all of the mechanical instrumentation necessary for preparation of the cytoblock in a single piece of laboratory equipment. In one embodiment, the instrument includes a centrifuge, a supernatant and moisture removal device, an incubation chamber, and a mixing device. The associated supplies may be provided in the form of a kit and include a centrifuge tube containing a fixative, a matrix container containing a matrix material, a transfer tube, a tamping device, a tissue cassette, an embedding tray, and an embedding block. A method of preparing a cytoblock using the kit. The cytoblock can include a single cell population, or...
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METHOD OF CROSS-LINKING HYALURONIC ACID WITH DIVINYLSULFONE

(WO2006056204) 01.06.2006 C08B 37/08 NOVOZYMES BIOPOLYMER A/S
The present invention relates to methods of producing a homogenous hydrogel comprising hyaluronic acid, or salt thereof, crosslinked with divinylsulfone (DVS), said method comprising the steps of (a) providing an alkaline solution of hyaluronic acid, or salt thereof; (b) adding DVS to the solution of step (a), whereby the hyaluronic acid, or salt thereof, is crosslinked with the DVS to form a gel; (c) treating the gel of step (b) with a buffer, wherein the gel swells and forms a hydrogel comprising hyaluronic acid, or salt thereof, crosslinked with DVS.
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COMFORT HEADBAND

(WO2006055181) 26.05.2006 A45D 8/04 JAGEMANN, Paula
A headband (10) is provided as a unitary body comprising a top portion (20) and two side portions (30). The side portions (30) include curvilinear ear portions that generally follow a contour behind an ear of a wearer. The top portion (20) may include a non-planar surface that faces the head of the wearer, providing space between the headband and the head of the wearer and allowing the hair of the wearer to 'lift' away from the wearer's head. The headband may include hinges (42) in the joints between the top portion (20) and side portions (30), allowing the headband to be folded. Other features may be included to provide comfort, convenience, security of fit, or aesthetics. The headband may be comprised of any material, including synthetic ...
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FOAMABLE ALCOHOL

(WO2006055017) 26.05.2006 C11D 1/02 NOVAK, John, T
The present invention is a foamed alcohol. Alcohol, such as ethyl alcohol is combined with a fluoro-surfactant and water. Optionally, additional ingredients such as fragrance, color, moisturizers, conditioners, sunscreen, etc. can be added. The fluoro-surfactant reduces the surface tension of the alcohol allowing it to be foamed without reducing the effectiveness of the alcohol in sterilizing and sanitizing. The invention mixture foams when dispensed as an aerosol or pumped through a foam pump. The foam is easy to apply, and liquefies as a user smears it on his or her hands or other surface. In an alternative embodiment the foamable alcohol has at least one active ingredient. The active ingredient can be a prescription or non-prescription d...
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PAYMENT OPERATED HAIR STYLING APPARATUS

(WO2006051291) 18.05.2006 G07F 17/00 MACKAY, Neil
A payment operated hair styling apparatus is provided comprising a payment unit (12) and hair styling device (14) wherein the hair styling device may include a hair straightener, a curling tong or a hair crimper.
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CLEAR, TWO-PHASE, FOAM-FORMING AEROSOL HAIRSTYLING PRODUCT

(WO2006050788) 18.05.2006 A61K 8/34 THE PROCTER &GAMBLE COMPANY
A hair care product is described, which consists of transparent, pressure-resistant aerosol packaging, a device for foaming a composition contained in the aerosol packaging, and a foaming composition of at least two clear liquid phases separated from each other. The composition contains water; at least 15 wt%, based on the composition without aerosol propellant, water-soluble, liquid alcohol; at least one polymer, selected from hair-conditioning, hair-setting, and film-forming polymers; at least one hair-conditioning cationic surfactant; at least one foam-forming or foam-stabilizing surfactant, selected from nonionic surfactants with an HLB value of at least 10 and zwitterionic surfactants; as well as one water-insoluble, liquified aero...
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AQUEOUS CLEANSING COMPOSITION WITH GEL FLAKES

(WO2006048115) 11.05.2006 A61K 8/02 UNILEVER PLC
An aqueous liquid cleansing and optional moisturizing composition is provided having a surfactant; a thickening or structuring agent, and gel flakes containing in a preferred embodiment plate-like particles. The gel flakes provide unique aesthetics to the cleansing composition. In another preferred embodiment the inventive cleansing composition includes a free skin conditioning agent having a weight average particle size in the range about 1 to about 500 microns or a clear suspending surfactant system.
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HAIR CONDITIONING COMPOSITION COMPRISING HIGH INTERNAL PHASE VISCOSITY SILICONE COPOLYMER EMULSIONS

(WO2006044959) 27.04.2006 A61K 8/89 THE PROCTER &GAMBLE COMPANY
A hair conditioning composition comprising silicone copolymer emulsions with an internal phase viscosity of greater than about 120 x 106 mm2/sec and a gel matrix. The composition of the present invention can provide improved conditioning benefits such as smooth feel and reduced friction to both damaged hair and non-damaged hair, while providing other benefits such as slippery and slick feel on wet hair.
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HAIR CONDITIONING COMPOSITION COMPRISING POLYOL ESTERS CONTAINING ALKYL CHAINS

(WO2006044909) 27.04.2006 A61K 8/37 THE PROCTER &GAMBLE COMPANY
A hair conditioning composition comprising polyol esters containing alkyl chains and a gel matrix. The composition of the present invention can provide improved conditioning benefits such as smooth feel and reduced friction to both damaged hair and non-damaged hair, while providing other benefits such as slippery and slick feel on wet hair.
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HAIR CONDITIONING COMPOSITION COMPRISING AN ALKYL DIQUATERNIZED AMMONIUM SALT CATIONIC SURFACTANT

(WO2006044209) 27.04.2006 A61Q 5/12 THE PROCTER &GAMBLE COMPANY
Disclosed is a hair conditioning composition comprising: a cationic surfactant; a high melting point fatty compound; and an aqueous carrier; wherein the cationic surfactant, the high melting point fatty compound, and the aqueous carrier form a lamellar gel matrix; wherein the d-spacing of the lamellar layers is in the range of 33nm or less; and wherein the composition has a yield stress of about 30Pa or more at 26.7C. The composition of the present invention can provide improved conditioning benefits, especially improved slippery feel during the application to wet hair.
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RHEOLOGY MODIFIER/HAIR STYLING RESIN

(WO2006044193) 27.04.2006 C11D 3/37 ISP INVESTMENTS INC.
A rheology modifier/hair styling resin which is a crosslinked, linear poly(vinyl amide/polymerizable carboxylic acid) copolymer exhibits advantageous hair care properties of high viscosity and long-lasting curl retention.
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MULTI PHASE PERSONAL CARE COMPOSITION COMPRISING A CONDITIONING PHASE AND AN OIL CONTINUOUS BENEFIT PHASE

(WO2006042179) 20.04.2006 A61K 8/03 THE PROCTER &GAMBLE COMPANY
Multi-phase personal care compositions comprising a fatty compound-cationic surfactant conditioning phase, and at least one benefit phase selected from the group consisting of high internal phase water-in-oil emulsions, hydrophobic gel networks, hydrophobic oil phases, and a silicone or silicone gel. These products are intended to provide a multi-phase personal care composition that is packaged in physical contact while remaining stable and providing improved in-use and after-use hair and skin benefits. The present invention is further directed to a method of using the personal care composition.
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PHARMACEUTICALLY ELEGANT, TOPICAL ANHYDROUS AEROSOL FOAM

(WO2006031271) 23.03.2006 A61K 7/48 DPT LABORATORIES, LTD.
A topical pharmaceutical aerosol foam containing liquid silicones to enhance cosmetic elegance. Although liquid silicones are inherent defoamers, a high quality, stable foam is produced.
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SULFOPOLYESTERS HAVING IMPROVED CLARITY IN WATER-DISPERSIBLE FORMULATIONS AND PRODUCTS MADE THEREFROM

(WO2006028680) 16.03.2006 C08L 67/00 EASTMAN CHEMICAL COMPANY
A sulfopolyester comprising repeat residue units from the reaction product dimethyl-5-sodiosulfoisophthalate, isophthalic acid, 1,4-cyclohexanedimethanol and diethylene glycol, has at least one property selected from: a) an acidity of greater than 0.030 measured as milliequivalents H+ / gram of sulfopolyester; b) a titanium concentration, measured as metal, of less than 27 ppm, based on the amount of sulfopolyester; or c) an acidity of greater than 0.010 measured as milliequivalents H+ / gram of sulfopolyester, a pH of less than 6.0 and a concentration of a base compound of less than 0.0335 moles / kg of sulfopolyester. A method for making the water-dispersible or water-dissipative sulfopolyester of the present invention is disclosed. Aqueo...
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TRANSPARENT TOPICAL COSMETIC GEL HAVING COLORED FIBERS AND METHOD OF USING

(WO2006019604) 23.02.2006 A61K 8/81 AVON PRODUCTS INC.
There is provided a cosmetic gel. The gel has a multiplicity of colored fibers; one or more gellants; a film former different than the gellant if need for the gel to dry to a smooth film; and one or more liquid vehicles. The gel is substantially translucent, preferably transparent, and has a viscosity of about 100,000 cps to about 300,000 cps. The colored fibers are dispersed within the gel. The cosmetic gel dries to a dry, smooth film upon topical application. There is also a method for imparting color to the skin, hair, eyebrows, and eyelashes.
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HAIR STYLING APPARATUS

(WO2006018701) 23.02.2006 A45D 2/36 DICKSON INDUSTRIAL CO LTD
A hair styling apparatus (100) comprising a handle (20) and a hair styling member (30) with a transparent window, the transparent window comprises substantially transparent electric heating substances (35) which are distributed along the hair styling member.
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PERSONAL CLEANSING COMPOSITION CONTAINING FIBERS

(WO2006017828) 16.02.2006 A61K 8/73 THE PROCTER &GAMBLE COMPANY
Personal cleansing compositions comprise (a) from about 5 wt.% to about 50 wt.% of a water-soluble detersive surfactant; (b) at least about 0.1 wt.% of a fiber having a length and a thickness such that said length is greater than said thickness, wherein said length is from about 5 m to about 1.5 mm; and (c) at least about 20 wt.% of an aqueous carrier; wherein said fiber forms a load-sensitive deposit upon dilution of said personal cleansing composition with water. Methods of providing both increased volume and superior styling and conditioning to hair comprise applying the personal care composition as described above to the hair and rinsing the hair.
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PERSONAL CLEANSING COMPOSITION CONTAINING WAX PARTICLES AND PLATELET, SPHERICAL, OR IRREGULARLY SHAPED PARTICLES

(WO2006017827) 16.02.2006 A61K 8/81 THE PROCTER &GAMBLE COMPANY
Personal cleansing compositions comprise (a) from about 5 wt.% to about 50 wt.% of a detersive surfactant, (b) from about 0.05 wt.% to about 20 wt.% of a first particle which is a wax particle having a melting point of at least about 90 C and an average mean particle size as measured in said personal cleansing composition from about 0.15 m to about 100 m; (c) from about 0.05 wt.% to about 20 wt.% of a second particle which is selected from platelet particles, irregularly shaped particles, and mixtures thereof, the second particle having an average particle size as measured in said personal cleansing composition from about 0.15 m to about 300 m; and (d) at least about 20 wt.% of a cosmetically acceptable medi...
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PERSONAL CLEANSING COMPOSITION CONTAINING A PER-ALK(EN)YL HYDROCARBON MATERIAL

(WO2006017826) 16.02.2006 A61K 8/81 THE PROCTER &GAMBLE COMPANY
The compositions of the present invention relate to personal cleansing compositions that provide increased hair volume and superior styling benefits. These compositions comprise a surfactant system, a per-alk(en)yl hydrocarbon material having a molecular weight less than about 4200 and a particle size of from about 0.01 and 40, a cationic polymer and an aqueous carrier.
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CONDITIONING/STYLING TETRAPOLYMERS

(WO2005118658) 15.12.2005 C08F 26/08 ISP INVESTMENTS INC.
What is described herein are conditioning/styling tetrapolymers of vinyl caprolactam (VCL), vinylpyrrolidone (VP), dimethylaminopropyl methacrylamide (DMAPMA) and C8-C24 alkyl quaternized dimethylaminopropyl (meth)acrylamide or methacrylic acid quaternized monomers (QDMAPMA), in a defined compositional range. Hair and skin care compositions which include these tetrapolymers exhibit advantageous low tackiness and high humidity resistance.
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HAIR STYLING TOOL AND METHODS FOR ADDING VOLUME IN HAIR STYLES

(WO2005117638) 15.12.2005 A45D 8/00 ANDERSEN, Sandra, Louise
The present invention relates to hair styling tools for adding volume to a hairstyle, such as ponytails or pigtails. The hair styling tools may comprise a ring shaped body defining an outwardly open groove, the ring shaped body may be adapted for receiving hair of the hair style transversely to the open groove. Further more, the present invention relates to sets of hair styling tools for adding volume to hairstyles and for being used in connection with an elastic band. The set may comprise a plurality of ring shaped bodies each defining an outwardly open groove, each of the ring shaped bodies of the plurality defining a specific size, each of the ring shaped bodies of the plurality adapted for receiving hair of the hair style transversely t...
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METHOD FOR THICKENING HAIR AND HAIR THICKENER

(WO2005115318) 08.12.2005 A61K 8/00 KOHN, Sunny
Particles of hair (10), each particle having dimensions of 3 mm or less, are prepared and affixed to a desired region (16), which may or may not have hair (14), to achieve thickening of the hair (14) on the region or to add hair to the region, if lacking in hair. Such regions (16) include the scalp or eyebrow. The particles of hair (10) may be prepared by cutting hair. The particles of hair (10) may be prepared by freezing and then pulverizing, chopping, milling or otherwise processing the frozen hair into the desired size. Alternatively, the hair is not frozen during preparation of hair particles. The hair particles (10) may be combined with a carrier (20), such as a hair styling agent, for affixing.
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LAYER FOR USE IN A DOMESTIC APPLIANCE

(WO2005115056) 01.12.2005 H05B 3/26 KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V.
Disclosed is a layer for use in a domestic appliance, based on a sol-gel precursor. This layer can be obtained by screen-printing and comprises an organosilane compound. The layer is obtained from a concentrated pre-polymerized sol-gel precursor. The layer can be used as an insulating layer or as a conductive layer in a heating element. Furthermore, the layer can be used for decorative purposes.
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NATURAL FAST-DRYING HAIR FIXATIVE COMPOSITIONS

(WO2005110341) 24.11.2005 A61K 7/09 MATRAVERS, Peter
The present invention is a combination of a linear polysaccharide such as pullulan and a monohydric alcohol in certain amounts. The monohydric alcohol is present in drying time enhancing effective amounts such that drying times decrease with an increase in alcohol. Pullulan is used as the hair fixative agent, and a wetting agent can be added to the hair fixative compositions of the present invention.
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OXYGENATED PERSONAL CARE PRODUCTS

(WO2005110340) 24.11.2005 A61K 7/00 SPERON, Sam
The present invention relates to a personal care composition containing water that has been treated with a combination of ozone and hydrogen peroxide. The personal care composition is further treated with liquid oxygen that is added to the composition prior to packaging. The personal care composition may be in the form of a soap, lotion, cream, balm, stick, foundation, spray, mousse, gel, sanitizer, wash, or towellete, and directed for various uses on the human body. The ozone and hydrogen peroxide is added to the water prior to manufacturing the composition.
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ION CURLING IRON AND STRAIGHTENER

(WO2005102100) 03.11.2005 A45D 1/00 HELEN OF TROY LIMITED
Hair styling devices including irons and flat straighteners with ion generators are disclosed.
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FLAT IRON WITH PIVOTING HEADS

(WO2005099509) 27.10.2005 A45D 1/04 CONAIR CORPORATION
A flat iron for styling hair has head portions (14, 18) with heatable inner surfaces (22, 24) that may be pivotally positioned and locked relative to the handle portions (12, 20) to provide enhanced ergonomic comfort and control.
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PERSONAL CARE FIXATIVE

(WO2005087191) 22.09.2005 C08L 101/02 INTERPOLYMER CORPORATION
The present invention is directed to bimodal polymer compositions and personal care fixatives containing bimodal polymer compositions. The present invention includes a bimodal polymer composition having a first polymer with anionic character and a second polymer with cationic character and wherein the polymers form an interpenetrating polymer network. In one embodiment, the present invention also includes personal care fixatives (e.g., health care, hygiene or cosmetic compositions) containing the bimodal polymer composition. The present invention also includes methods for forming bimodal polymer compositions.
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SHAVER SPR

(WO2005087040) 22.09.2005 A45D 27/10 BEZDEK, Vojtech
Before shaving with shaver SPR with fixed protection cap uniform layer of shaving foam is spread on the face through cracks and cross ribbing. Shaving foam flow is the same without using the protection cap therefore the nature of the shaver SPR will be described in shaving. By turning the regulator (3) the screwing (7) pushes down the standard stopper (4) of a spray with pressurised shaving foam (8). The foam flows through the hollow duct (5) of the cutter block (6) into cracks and ends in front of the second cutting edge (2) and then on the face. (Before shaving further over the protection cap.) The first cutting edge (1) together with the shaving foam spread on the face before shaving trims maximum of a hair in the same way. At the same t...
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VARIABLE ION HAIR STYLING APPLIANCES

(WO2005087038) 22.09.2005 A45D 1/04 HELEN OF TROY LIMITED
A hair drying/styling appliance (10) includes an ion emitting circuit which directs ion onto the hair of a user, and in which the level of ion output is variable and adjustable by a user. In preferred embodiments indicators such as a series of lights (44) on the housing (12) indicate the level of ion output.
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THE USE OF A CATIONICALLY MODIFIED HYDROLYSED STARCH AS A HAIR FIXATIVE

(WO2005084620) 15.09.2005 A61K 8/73 CRODA INTERNATIONAL PLC
The present invention relates to a hair fixative composition comprising a canonically modified hydrolysed starch and especially canonically modified hydrolysed starches, hydrolysed to the extend of having a dextrose equivalent of 1 to 6.
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A MILD BODY WASH

(WO2005084615) 15.09.2005 A61K 8/02 THE PROCTER &GAMBLE COMPANY
The present invention relates to a mild body wash composition that contains a surfactant component containing a surfactant or a mixture of surfactants; wherein said mild body wash composition has a Structured Domain Volume Ratio of at least about 70%; and where said surfactant component provides a Total Lather Volume of at least about 600 ml.
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ELASTIC HAIR STYLING DEVICE

(WO2005084484) 15.09.2005 A45D 8/28 LJL, INC.
A hair styling device with a stretchable, relatively long body portion (11) extending between two ends thereof having a first end clasp member (12) and a second clasp member (13) each provided at a corresponding one of the opposing ends thereof capable of being at least in part positionable about at least a part of the other. The first and second end clasp members (12, 13) each have a passageway therethrough into which a corresponding body portion end extends with the body portion ends each having a passage blocking object thereon, and being sufficiently narrow to prevent the body end extending therethrough with a blocking object thereon from passing through that narrow part. The blocking member can be a spherical shaped solid wedging the b...
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HAIR STYLING APPARATUS

(WO2005082198) 09.09.2005 A45D 1/04 DICKSON INDUSTRIAL CO. LTD.
Hair styling apparatus comprising a pair of pivotally connected handles (200) and a pair of detachable styling members (300) which are connected to the un-pivoted ends of said handles, each said styling member comprising a main housing (310), a -styling roller (320), built-in heating means (330) and an electrical adaptor (360), said styling roller being rotatably supported on said main housing and being rotatable about a longitudinal axis which is substantially orthogonal to the pivotal axis joining said handles, said electrical adaptor and said styling roller including co-operative rotary electrical interfacing means (340,390) so that operating power for said heating means of said styling member can be supplied from said electrical adaptor...
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HAIR CONDITIONING COMPOSITION COMPRISING PRE-MIXTURE OF THREE KINDS OF SILICONES

(WO2005079737) 01.09.2005 A61K 8/34 THE PROCTER &GAMBLE COMPANY
Disclosed is a hair conditioning composition comprising a silicone system comprising three types of silicones, and a gel matrix, wherein the silicone system comprising a first silicone having a high viscosity, a second silicone having a low viscosity, and a third silicone which is an aminosilicone, and wherein the composition is prepared by the steps of: the three types of silicones are mixed to form the silicone system; and the silicone system is mixed with the gel matrix. The composition of the present invention can provide improved conditioning benefits such as smooth feel and reduced friction.
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COSMETIC AND PHARMACEUTICAL FOAM WITH SOLID MATTER

(WO2005076697) 25.08.2005 A61K 9/00 FOAMIX LTD.
A foamable composition includes about 2 to about 30% by weight solid particles; about 2 to about 75% by weight hydrophobic solvent; about 10 to about 85% by weight water; about 0.1 % to about 5% by weight surface-active agent; about 0.1 % to about 5 wt% by weight stabilizer/gelling agent; and a liquefied or compressed gas propellant in a container, which upon release provides a breakable foam suitable for topical administration.
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HAIR COSMETIC MATERIAL

(WO2005074868) 18.08.2005 C08F 220/52 MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPORATION
Provided is a hair cosmetic material having a good conditioning effect, especially a hair cosmetic material which lathers well and gives a good touch in finger-combing in rinsing and which is effective for making hair have a good feel after dried. A hair cosmetic material comprising from 0.1 to 40% by mass of an anionic surfactant (a), from 0.01 to 5.0% by mass of a water soluble resin (b) having a structure corresponding to a copolymer of a monomer mixture that contains a vinylic monomer (A) having a hydroxyl group and an amido bond and a vinylic monomer (B) having a cationic group, and from 0.1 to 10% by mass of a nonionic and/or amphoteric surfactant (c).
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DERMATOLOGIC SOFT GEL COMPOSITIONS

(WO2005072686) 11.08.2005 A61K 9/48 STIEFEL LABORATORIES, INC.
Orally administrable softgels or soft gelatin capsules and fill compositions therefore for use in treating various dermatological conditions. These compositions are also particularly useful for treating children or patients of at least 55 years of age.
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PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITION COMPRISING NON-GLYCOSYLATED ERYTHROPOIETIN

(WO2005070451) 04.08.2005 A61K 38/18 ZAFENA AKTIEBOLAG
Pharmaceutical compositions for topical administration, comprising non-glycosylated erythropoietin (EPO), such as bacterially produced recombinant EPO, are described. The compositions are suitable for use in treatment of a human being or an animal suffering from a disease, disorder or surgical lesion that is alleviated or cured by topical administration of erythropoietin, e.g. a disease or disorder selected from a conjunctivitis, a wound, a bedsore, a burn, an inflammation of the skin, mucous membranes, airways or lungs, an eczema or a skin disorder accompanied by necrosis, by dermatitis, by psoriasis or by diabetes mellitus. The pharmaceutical composition may be in the form of an ointment, a cream, a powder, an emulsion, a gel, a glyceroge...
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COMBINATION MATCHING FRAGRANCED PRODUCTS

(WO2005068308) 28.07.2005 B65D 6/00 KIRBY, Wayne
In combination, more than one body care or household product such as bath beads, body wash, bath salts, body sprays, bath balms, bath oils, deodorants having matching fragrances, are contained together in a container having separate chambers for each said body care or household product. The chambers may be detachably secured to each other. The containing of matching scented body care or household products in a single container, eliminates the need to gather and contemplate the appropriate matching of scented products thereby enhancing convenience of the user.
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MOUSSE PRODUCT AND METHOD FOR CONDITIONING HAIR

(WO2005063175) 14.07.2005 A61K 8/89 UNILEVER PLC
A hair conditioning foamed mousse product is provided which is housed in a pressurized canister fitted with valve having total orifice of at least 0.0002 in (0.13 mm). The canister is filled with a cationic surfactant, a high molecular weight silicone, a low molecular weight silicone and a propellant. Advantageously the ratio of low to high molecular weight silicone ranges from 10:1 to 1:10. The low molecular weight silicone in amounts less than 1 % counters the anti-foaming effect of the high molecular weight silicone thereby allowing formation of a stable light/airy foam. Also provided is a method for conditioning hair with mousse product applied to hair within a shower stall.
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DEVICE FOR ACHIEVING LIFT AND VOLUME TO HAIR

(WO2005060786) 07.07.2005 A45D 1/04 THE PROCTER &GAMBLE COMPANY
The present invention is directed to a hair styling device (1) for providing lift to a mass of undifferentiated hair stands on a scalp region comprising: a bundling means (121) for gathering hair strands into hair bundles; a reservoir, in fluid communication with the bundling means (121), comprising a styling composition; and a means (122) to hold and further align the hair strands along and beyond the bundling means (121). The device (1) comprises means (4) to set the styling composition. The composition can hold hairs together and comprises a fixing polymer and a carrier.
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VISCOELASTIC COSMETIC COMPOSITION FOR STYLING AND CONDITIONING OF HUMAN HAIR

(WO2005053627) 16.06.2005 A61K 8/44 ZOTOS INTERNATIONAL, INC.
The sensory attributes of cosmetic compositions are very important to form positive consumer's perception of the product. The sensory attributes can vary significantly depending on the formulation employed. In the present invention, a particularly beneficial balance of attributes was attained to create a usable viscoelastric composition that can be poured as a liquid matter, handled as a solid matter and applied to hair as a styling and conditioning product. This composition comprises a unique blend of ingredients in an aqueous medium which achieves the desired results.
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THIN- FILM HEATING ELEMENT

(WO2005051042) 02.06.2005 D06F 75/24 KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V.
The invention relates to a heating element comprising an aluminum substrate, an electrically insulating layer based on a sol-gel precursor, and an electrically resistive layer with a thickness smaller than 2 m. The features of this heating element solve the problem of the crack formation due to a mismatch of thermal expansion coefficient of the aluminum substrate and the resistive layer. Also disclosed is an electrical domestic appliance comprising the heating element of the invention.
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PERSONAL CARE COMPOSITION CONTAINING A CLEANSING PHASE AND A BENEFIT PHASE

(WO2005048959) 02.06.2005 A61K 8/04 THE PROCTER &GAMBLE COMPANY
A personal care composition comprising a cleansing phase, and at least one benefit phase selected from the group consisting of a fatty compound gel network, a hydrophobic gel network, a hydrophobic gel network in a fatty compound gel network, a fatty compound gel network in a hydrophobic gel network, or a silicone or silicone gel. These products are intended to provide a multi-phase cleansing composition that is packaged in physical contact while remaining stable and providing improved in-use and after-use hair and skin benefits. The present invention is further directed to a method of using the multi-phase personal care composition.
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FRAGRANCE DELIVERY SYSTEM FOR SURFACE CLEANERS AND CONDITIONERS

(WO2005041918) 12.05.2005 A61K 8/81 FIRMENICH SA
We claim a fragrance delivery system consisting of a mixture of various polymers oligomers and stabilizers capable of forming a surfactant complex gel dispersion when combined with a cleansing surfactant base and yielding high levels of fragrance deposition onto the skin, hair or other surface such as a textile, from a cleansing or softening consumer product comprising a micelle forming surfactant. The internal phase or dispersible phase of this surfactant complex gel dispersion (GLPPD) is made of a mixture of various immiscible polymers, oligomers and stabilizers forming a complex gel with the surfactant platform and whose ratio and composition are selected to dissolve preferentially a wide range of fragrance raw materials. The selection c...
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KERATIN GEL AND THE TYPES 2, 4 AND 6 OF COLLAGENS OF FROG PROTEIN

(WO2005041852) 12.05.2005 A23J 3/04 DE LURDES MOLARINHO VELLY, Maria
is constituted by keratin gel (1 )and the types 2, 4 and 6 of collagens, for topical use or for lamina preparation (2) use, such as biological dressing with the gel (1) powdered (3) for food and complements use (4), or with the mentioned gel (1) and powder (3) used in cosmetic mask manufacturing (5) or turned into solutions (6) that may be used in injectable medical/pharmaceutical formulations (7) or in products of cosmetic and aesthetic topical use (8), whose development allowed gel production for topical use or for dressing lamina preparation

(WOundrecoveringfromseveralorigins) (WOund recovering from several origins) and/or powdering in food and complements and mask manufacturing used in aesthetic areas and solutions used in formulations and medical, surgical, pharmaceutica...
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COMPOSITION FOR THE OXIDATIVE TREATMENT OF HAIR OR SKIN, FIXATIVE COMPOSITION AND METHOD FOR PERMANENT DEFORMATION OF HAIR

(WO2005039510) 06.05.2005 A61K 8/66 WELLA AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
Cosmetic composition for the oxidative treatment of hair or skin, prepared by mixing of at least two components, in which dehydroascorbic acid or a dehydroascorbic acid salt or a dehydroascorbic acid derivative is generated from ascorbic acid, ascorbic acid derivative and ascorbic acid salt prior to application by an enzyme that catalyzes the enzymatical oxidation of said of ascorbic acid as well as a process for carrying out the oxidative treatment of kreatin, particularly for the oxidative post-treatment of reduced hair in the process of permanent deformation of hair using said composition.
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USE OF SPRAY APPARATUS AND COMPOSITION CONTAINING MINERAL WATER FOR THE PURPOSES OF COSMETICS

(WO2005032507) 14.04.2005 A61K 8/04 ANADOL, Sener
The present invention relates to the use of , preferably by a spray apparatus, a mineral water composition having a constructive and repairing effect on the skin and/or hair and intended for use after beach, sport or showering activites with practical packaging. The present invention essentially relates to a use of mineral water comprising Na 0, 4-4, 5%, K 0, 04-2, 5%, Ca 0, 04-4, 5%, Mg cation 0, 04-4, 5% , HC03 2, 0-30 ,0%, SO4 0, 05-5, 0%, CI 0,05-2, 0% NO3 0, 01- 0, 25%, characterized in that the body care composition is dispensed topically by a gas propelled system.
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HAIR CARE COMPOSITION

(WO2005025525) 24.03.2005 A61K 7/11 UNILEVER PLC
A hair styling cream comprising: i) an aqueous lamellar phase comprising a) cationic surfactant and b) fatty alcohol having a melting point greater than 35oC and/or fatty acid having a melting point greater than 40 oC; and ii) 20 wt% or greater of one or more non-volatile liquid emollient(s), the viscosity of any single non-volatile emollient or the viscosity of a blend of non-volatile emollients being less than 1000 mPa.s at 35oC and 5 s-1.
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HAIR STYLING APPLIANCE

(WO2005025369) 24.03.2005 A45D 1/04 CONAIR CORPORATION
This invention provides a hair styling appliance including a first handle (10) and a second handle (15) connected together at a junction (30). A glass working surface (20,25) is provided on one or both of the handles (10,15) opposite the junction (30) and a heater (85) in at least one of the handles (10,15) for heating the glass working surface(s) (20,25). The working surfaces (20,25) may be planar or may be non-planar surfaces which matingly engage each other , e.g. wave-shaped.
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METHOD FOR DIAGNOSING AND APPROPRIATELY CLEANSING, CONDITIONING AND STYLING THE HAIR

(WO2005020942) 10.03.2005 A61K 8/44 PROFOUND BEAUTY INC.
A method for diagnosing and appropriately cleansing and conditioning hair includes steps of evaluating characteristics of the hair and scalp and cleansing and conditioning the hair with a shampoo and a conditioner selected from a kit having a plurality of shampoos and conditioners based upon the results of the evaluations. The shampoos and conditioners in the kit include graduated amounts of surfactants and conditioning polymers, so that a shampoo and a conditioner most suitable for a specific hair and scalp may be selected and used. A method of styling the hair with a kit of styling aids having as active component a polymeric complex including a film former, a static discharger and a volumizing resin.
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PENETRATING PHARMACEUTICAL FOAM

(WO2005018530) 03.03.2005 A61K 8/04 FOAMIX LTD.
The invention relates to an alcohol-free cosmetic or pharmaceutical foam carrier comprising water, a hydrophobic solvent, a surface-active agent and a gelling agent. The foam carrier further comprises active agents and excipients with therapeutic properties having enhanced skin penetration.
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HANDHELD HAIRDRYER WITH ROTATING DRUM

(WO2005018372) 03.03.2005 A45D 20/12 HUSSAIN, Abdullah, Syed
A hand held hair dryer with rotating drum (14), is used to dry hair while styling them through the use of a rotating drum, which will have a brush attachment piece attached to it. This invention is compiled of a hair dryer and a rotating drum (14) located at the top of the device. The drum turns the attachment pieces in clockwise or counterclockwise direction powered by the drum motor (24). The hair dryer has a fan (28) with centre facing in the vertical direction, and heating coils spiraling upward. The air outlet is perpendicular to the direction of the spiraling coils.
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ADHESIVE BIOERODIBLE TRANSMUCOSAL DRUG DELIVERY SYSTEM

(WO2005016321) 24.02.2005 A61K 9/00 QLT USA, INC.
The present invention is directed to a mucoadhesive delivery system for the local or systemic administration of a pharmaceutical agent. The delivery system of the invention effectively and facilely enables transport of the pharmaceutical agent through mucosal membranes and into the vasculature of the mucosa. The delivery system includes an at least partially water soluble bioadhesive layer and an at least partially water soluble backing layer. Incorporated within either or both of these layers are the pharmaceutical agent and a mucosal penetration enhancing agent. The mucosal penetration enhancing agent displays localized tissue irritation properties. The mucoadhesive delivery system may be in the form of a gel, film, disc or patch. It may ...
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HAIR AND SKIN ALTERING AND PROTECTING COMPOSITIONS

(WO2005016291) 24.02.2005 A61K 8/81 ISP INVESTMENTS INC.
What is described herein are compositions for treating hair and skin containing a cationic polymer derived from an N-vinyl lactam, preferably vinyl pyrrolidone (VP), a dimethylaminoalkylmethacrylamide, preferably dimethylaminopropyl methacrylamide (DMAPMA) and a quaternized C9 to C24 alkyl dimethylaminoalkyl (meth)acrylamide, preferably quaternized dimethylaminopropyl (meth)acrylamide (QDMAPMA) in a cosmetically acceptable concentration range. Hair, skin and other personal care compositions which include these and similar polymers described herein exhibit low tackiness, superior fixative properties and high humidity resistance as well as excellent penetrating and conditioning properties for oxidizing or reducing compositions as required in ...
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APPARATUS FOR PRODUCING FLORAL WATER AND FUNCTIONAL SOLUTION FOR PETS

(WO2005007206) 27.01.2005 C02F 1/42 BIONICS CO., LTD.
Provided is an apparatus for producing floral water and a functional solution for pets. The apparatus includes a main body formed with a storage space that contains raw water, a spray unit attached to the top of the main body to eject the raw water from the storage space, and a filter assembly detachably installed in the storage space of the main body and communicating with the spray unit. The filter assembly includes a plurality of filter units that are stacked in multiple stages to be separable from one another and each filled with a filler for converting the raw water into the floral water, so that the raw water of the storage space of the main body passes through each of the filter units from the bottom of the filter assembly and then i...
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HAIR-STYLING DEVICE HAVING ION-EMITTING CERAMIC MATERIAL COMPONENTS

(WO2005006914) 27.01.2005 A45D 2/08 CONAIR CORPORATION
A ceramic-containing sleeve or a, ceramic-based coating on the surface of a roller or curler. The coating or sleeve comprises a mixture of components including, substantially, silicon oxide. While the present invention rollers emit ions without application of heat, heat may be applied to a roller via a conventional blow dryer or other hair dryer to achieve other results and to enhance ion emission. The ceramic materials also provide enhanced performance in terms of heat transfer, retention and distribution.
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WIDE ANGLE NOZZLE FOR AGRICULTURAL SPRAYERS

(WO2005005052) 20.01.2005 B05B 1/26 HYPRO CORPORATION
A spray nozzle system includes a spray tip having an elongated slot-shaped discharge opening for defining a flat fan spray pattern that subtends a wide angle, a cap body carrying the spray tip in fixed relation thereto and adapted to attach the spray tip to a supply fitting for tapping a supply of material to be sprayed in fixed aligned relation thereto and a flow regulating insert carried in the spray tip for connecting the spray tip to the supply of material to be sprayed and for controlling the amount of flow through the nozzle.
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HIGH UNSAPONIFIABLES AND METHODS OF USING THE SAME

(WO2005004831) 20.01.2005 A61K 8/36 INTERNATIONAL FLORA TECHNOLOGIES, LTD.
Materials with high levels of unsaponifiable matter, such as extracts from plants, result in Hydrolysates with unique properties. It has been found that the application of a hydrolysis process to materials, particularly materials with a high level of unsaponifiables (e.g., at least 6% by total weight of the material) produces a product with properties significantly different from those products resulting from the conventional saponification of materials with less than 6% by weight of unsaponifiables. The resulting Hydrolysates from the practice of the present invention are substantive, resisting both physical and aqueous-based removal from skin and hair, exhibit a very unique surfactant property, and are not foaming agents with water. Addit...
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TISSUE SCAFFOLD HAVING ALIGNED FIBRILS, APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING SAME, AND METHODS OF USING SAME

(WO2005003300) 13.01.2005 A61F 2/02 UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA
A tubular tissue scaffold is described which comprises a tube having a wall, wherein the wall includes biopolymer fibrils that are aligned in a helical pattern around the longitudinal axis of the tube where the pitch of the helical pattern changes with the radial position in the tube wall. The scaffold is capable of directing the morphological pattern of attached and growing cells to form a helical pattern around the tube walls. Additionally, an apparatus for producing such a tubular tissue scaffold is disclosed, the apparatus comprising a biopolymer gel dispersion feed pump that is operably connected to a tube-forming device having an exit port, where the tube-forming device is capable of producing a tube from the gel dispersion while prov...
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CLEANSING ARTICLE HAVING AN EXTRUDED LOW DENSITY FOAM LAYER

(WO2005002539) 13.01.2005 A61K 8/02 THE PROCTER &GAMBLE COMPANY
The present invention is directed to a disposable article that contains a plurality of substrate layers where at least one of the layers is an extruded low density foam and the article has a cleansing composition associated with the substrate layers. The article provides effective cleansing benefits to the skin and hair in a convenient, inexpensive, and sanitary manner. The article of the present invention also has superior thickness. The article has increased rigidity while at the same time is flexible. The increase in rigidity and thickness provides for an article that does not crush or crumple during use. The low density provides for an article that has improved handleability and reduced scratchy feel against the skin. The article of the...
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USE OF (HYDROXYALKYL)UREA AND/OR (HYDROXYALKYL)AMIDE FOR MAINTAINING HYDRATION OF AQUEOUS POLYMER COMPOSITIONS

(WO2005002517) 13.01.2005 A61K 8/42 NATIONAL STARCH AND CHEMICAL INVESTMENT HOLDING CORPORATION
The present invention relates to the use of (hydroxyalkyl)urea and (hydroxyalkyl)amide in aqueous-based polymer compositions to maintain hydration of said composition. Maintenance of hydration improves properties such as freeze/thaw stability, stability of the polymer composition, retardation of evaporation from the composition, and retardation of evaporation from wetted articles containing said polymer composition.
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HAIR TRIMMING DEVICE WITH REMOVABLY MOUNTABLE COMPONENTS FOR REMOVAL OF SPLIT ENDS AND STYLING OF HAIR

(WO2004113032) 29.12.2004 B26B 19/20 TALAVERA, Victor, C.
A hand held hair trimming device which when pulled through the hair trims only a determined portion of the ends of hair strands while leaving adjacent hairs uncut. The device will cut a predetermined length off only the distal ends of the hair shafts each time it has the hair drawn through one or a plurality of serpentine pathways formed by retainer cavities and an engageable retainer. The cutting head portion of the device may be removed and replaced and optional hair dryer or vacuum may be attached to an aperture on the rear of the cutting head to dry hair, vacate cut ends, or encourage distal ends of hairs toward the cutting blade.
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SEGMENTATION AND DATA MINING FOR GEL ELECTROPHORESIS IMAGES

(WO2004111934) 23.12.2004 G06T 5/00 DYNAPIX INTELLIGENCE IMAGING INC.
A segmentation method is provided for the automated segmentation of spot-light structures into D images allowing precise quantification and classification of said structures and said images, based on a plurality of criteria, and further allowing the automated identification of multi-spot based patterns present in one or a plurality of images. In a preferred embodiment, the invention is used for the analysis of 2D gel electrophoresis images, with objective of quantifying protein expressions and for allowing sophisticated multi-protein pattern based image data mining, as well as image matching, registration, and automated classification.
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HAIR STYLING DOLL HEAD HAVING COLOR CHANGE HAIR CRIMPER

(WO2004108240) 16.12.2004 A63H 3/44 MATTEL, INC.
A doll head is supported by a body portion and includes a quantity of posable thermochromic reactive hair strands. A crimper inlcudes a pair of liquid receiving heads and crimping dies allowing the crimper to assume a desired temperature and impart a desired crimp to the poseable hair strands while simultaneously imparting a desired temperature to achieve color change of the crimped hair. The crimping dies are removable from the heads of the crimper to facilitates straightening of the hair using underlying flat thermally conductive plates on the interior surfaces of the crimpers heads.
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PERSONAL CARE COMPOSITIONS CONTAINING A SILICONE ELASTOMER AND A DISPERSED OIL PHASE

(WO2004100906) 25.11.2004 A61K 7/48 THE PROCTER &GAMBLE COMPANY
The present invention relates to a personal care composition containing a dispersed oil phase, a silicone elastomer and an aqueous phase. These compositions are rinsable and at the same time deposit oil and silicone elastomer onto all keratinous surfaces while providing improved skin feel. Additionally, the present invention relates to a method of using a rinse off personal care composition that contains an elastomer gel, a dispersion phase and an aqueous phase.
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FROST-RESISTANT CONDITIONING AGENT

(WO2004099354) 18.11.2004 C11D 1/72 HENKEL KOMMANDITGESELLSCHAFT AUF AKTIEN
The invention relates to a method for producing opaque, liquid, frost-resistant, conditioning agents which are stable in terms of cold, to conditioning agents that can be obtained using said method, and to the use of such conditioning agents for conditioning textile fabrics and/or keratin fibres. The inventive agents contain cryoprotectors and defined esterquats.
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THERMALLY RESISTANT ADHESIVE

(WO2004092294) 28.10.2004 C08K 3/08 KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V.
A sol-gel material with metal particles which can be used as a conductive adhesive for systems that have a high operating temperature is disclosed. The material is especially suitable for appliances equipped with a flat heating element, such as steam irons.
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ABA BLOCK COPOLYMERS FOR HAIR STYLING COMPOSITION

(WO2004087081) 14.10.2004 A61K 8/90 UNILEVER PLC
A hair care composition comprising i) a polymer comprising an ABA block copolymer, wherein the A groups are poly(aminoalkylmethacrylate) blocks and the B group is derived from an ethylenically unsaturated carboxylate and, ii) a cosmetically acceptable diluent or carrier.
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HAIR TREATMENT COMPOSITIONS

(WO2004084846) 07.10.2004 A61K 8/89 UNILEVER PLC
A mousse, cream, lotion or spray leave on hair treatment composition comprising a silicone pressure sensitive adhesive.
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MOULDED BODY FOR THE TREATMENT OF KERATIN FIBRES

(WO2004082650) 30.09.2004 A61K 8/02 HENKEL KOMMANDITGESELLSCHAFT AUF AKTIEN
The invention relates to moulded bodies for hair styling, containing at least one polymer, at least one dispersion accelerator and at least one cosmetic agent in a cosmetically-acceptable support.
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AGENT-ENCAPSULATING MICRO- AND NANOPARTICLES, METHODS FOR PREPARATION OF SAME AND PRODUCTS CONTAINING SAME

(WO2004081222) 23.09.2004 A61K 9/14 SOL-GEL TECHNOLOGIES LTD.
Substantially leachless, agent-encapsulating sol-gel particles, methods of preparing same and products containing same are provided
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ELECTRIC HAIR STYLING APPLIANCE

(WO2004073446) 02.09.2004 A45D 1/04 GA-MA ITALIA S.R.L.
An electric hair styling appliance (10) employing heat plates (17; 170) made of ceramic material, in particular steatite.
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COMPOSITION AND MANUFACTURING METHOD OF SELF-DIAGNOSIS AND REDUCTION CATALYST PROCESSING FOR PERMANENT & STRAIGHTER

(WO2004069214) 19.08.2004 A61K 8/44 BEEBONG FINE CO., LTD.
The present invention relates to compositions of first agents of a permanent hair waving agent and a hair straightener for self-diagnosis with a reducing catalyst, respectively, and their manufacturing methods thereof. More specifically, the present invention relates to compositions of first agents a permanent hair waving agent and a hair straightener for self-diagnosis with a reducing catalyst, respectively, and their manufacturing methods thereof, wherein each of the first agents is a reducing agent prepared in two different solutions of A and B and mixed in a predetermined ratio immediately prior to use. Upon mixing, the first agent gives rise to a peculiar color thus enabling to identify both active ingredients and the properties of the...
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HAIR STYLING ATTACHMENT

(WO2004066779) 12.08.2004 A45D 1/00 DICKSON INDUSTRIAL CO. LTD.
A hair styling attachment including a main housing (10) and at least a pair of hair treating members (21, 22, 23, 24, 25), the hair treating member includes at least a thermally conductive hair treating surface, the pair of hair treating members being adjacently disposed with the corresponding hair treating surfaces on the pair of adjacent hair treating members generally in compressive contact, the corresponding hair treating surfaces on the pair of adjacent hair treating members being relatively displaceable to form a gap (41, 42, 43, 44) for receiving the hair to be treated, the main housing (10) includes an air inlet and the hair treating surface being communicable with the air inlet.
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A HAIR ROLLER WITH A CERAMIC COATING

(WO2004064566) 05.08.2004 A45D 2/14 CONAIR CORPORATION
A hair care appliance has a body (12) with an outer layer (18), and a first end and a second end are for grasping the hair care appliance. The hair care appliance also has an adhesive layer on the outer layer of the body, and a flocking (24) with a material in/on the adhesive layer. The material retains heat to assist in styling of the hair.
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HAIR AND SCALP COMPOSITIONS WITH A CROSSLINKED SILICONE ELASTOMER AND METHOD OF USING SAME

(WO2004060333) 22.07.2004 A61K 8/81 AVON PRODUCTS, INC.
The present invention provides a water-based composition comprising a non-emulsifying crosslinked silicone elastomer in an amount effective to decrease the amount of sebum on the hair or scalp. The water-based compositions of the present invention are in non-emulsion form. More preferably, the water-based compositions of the present invention have a suspending agent in an amount effective to suspend the crosslinked silicone elastomer within the water-based composition. The present invention also provides to a method of method for absorbing and/or removing sebum and/or styling product residue from the hair or scalp. The method comprises the step of applying the water-based composition to the hair and/or scalp. Preferably, the water-based hai...
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TOUGH POLYMERS

(WO2004050715) 17.06.2004 A61K 31/74 ISP INVESTMENTS INC.
What is described herein is a tough yet flexible polymer which is polyvinyl alcohol grafted with a water or alcohol soluble monomer. The grafted polymer has strong holding properties and high humidity resistance, which are particularly suitable for use in hair styling and skin care products. The grafted polymer preferably is made in a solvent such as water, alcohol and water-alcohol mixtures, in the presence of an initiator.
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DENSITY-CONTROLLED PARTICULATE SUSPENSIONS FOR FOODSTUFF, COSMETIC, PHARMACEUTICAL AND OTHER USES

(WO2004050028) 17.06.2004 A61K 8/04 KOBO PRODUCTS, INC.
Stable and uniform distribution of gel beads or other particulate material, dispersed in a liquid medium can be obtained by including a density-reducing agent within the gel beads to provide the particle with a desired bulk density, for example a density close to that of the disperse liquid medium. Suitable density control can prevent migration due to gravity leading to settling in storage. Gel beads formulated with agar are suitable for use in cosmetics and for inclusion in cosmetics formulating processes which may employ modestly elevated temperatures. Attractive and novel cosmetics bead suspensions are described. Additional to cosmetics, pharmaceutical, foodstuff and other applications are disclosed. Examples of suitable density- red...
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SOL-GEL BASED HEATING ELEMENT

(WO2004049761) 10.06.2004 H05B 3/26 KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V.
Disclosed is a heating element (1) comprising an electrically insulating layer (3) and an electrically conductive layer (4). At least the electrically conductive layer (4) is based on a hybrid sol-gel precursor comprising an organosilane compound. Also disclosed is an electrical domestic appliance comprising the above heating element. Examples of such domestic appliance include (steam) irons, hair dryers, hair stylers, steamers and steam cleaners, garment cleaners, heated ironing boards, facial steamers, kettles, pressurized boilers for system irons and cleaners, coffee makers, deep fat fryers, rice cookers, sterilizers, hot plates, hot-pots, grills, space heaters, waffle irons, toasters, ovens, and water flow heaters.
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VISCOELASTIC CLEANSING GEL WITH SURFACTANT SOLUTIONS CONTAINING POLYSACCHARIDES AND THEIR DERIVATIVE POLYSACCHARIDE HYDROCOLLOIDS

(WO2004045576) 03.06.2004 A61K 8/39 UNILEVER PLC
A viscoelastic cleansing gel composition, comprising:a. 1 to 20 % of an anionic surfactant; andb. 0 to 20% of an amphoteric surfactant;c. 0 to 20% of an nonionic surfactant; andd. 0.05 to 5% of a polysaccharide, or derivative hydrocolloid gelling agent wherein said composition has a G'h in the range of 50 to 2000 Pa.
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FLAT HEAT BRUSH

(WO2004045338) 03.06.2004 A45D 1/04 SAVONE, Umberto
A hair styling brush is provided having one or more brush handle/brush tip segments (110, 160). Each handle has a handle internal air passage (112, 162) in open communication on one end with a coupling (140) for connecting the handle to a source of forced air, and in open communication on the other end with a brush tip air passage. The brush tip air passage is in open communication with air passages of hair engaging brush bristles (120, 170) extending away from the brush tip. The air passages of the hair engaging brush bristles are configured to direct air streams from the brush tip air passage and out of distal ends of the bristles. The brush tip also has air openings (116) configured to direct streams of air from the brush tip air passage...
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FILTER DEVICE FOR A HAIR DRYER

(WO2004043196) 27.05.2004 A45D 20/12 CONAIR CORPORATION
There is provided a filter for use with a hair air-styling device and a method for maintaining and/or replacing such a filter. The filter has a frame for detachably retaining a flexible screening fabric so as to form an air permeable wall. The filter is telescopically connected to the hair air-styling device so as to provide a user selective access to the filter, thereby enabling the user to quickly visually ascertain the condition of the filter, and, if needed, to easily clean and/or remove and replace the filter.
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HAIR TREATMENT SYSTEM AND METHOD

(WO2004041021) 21.05.2004 A45D 1/04 CONAIR CORPORATION
There is provided a hair treatment (1) and method that utilizes a hair styling tool (20 suitable for styling hair for styling hair and an application cloth (8) suitable for applying a substance elements (4) and/or a securing frame 96), to provide an effective, efficient and versatile system that facilitates the effect transfer of any of a variety of different hair treatment substances in accordance with various specialized or required hair styling or conditioning procedures
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COSMETIC AND PHARMACEUTICAL FOAM

(WO2004037225) 06.05.2004 A61K 8/04 FOAMIX LTD.
The invention relates to an alcohol-free cosmetic or pharmaceutical foam carrier comprising water, a hydrophobic solvent, a foam adjuvant agent, a surface-active agent and a water gelling agent. The cosmetic or pharmaceutical foam carrier does not contain aliphatic alcohols, making it non-irritating and non-drying. The alcohol-free foam carrier is suitable for inclusion of both water-soluble and oil soluble pharmaceutical and cosmetic agents.
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HEAT ACTIVATED DURABLE STYLING COMPOSITIONS COMPRISING SACCHARIDE TYPE COMPOUNDS AND FILM FORMING AGENTS

(WO2004037217) 06.05.2004 A61K 8/60 L'OREAL
A composition for durable non-permanent shaping or durable retention of a non-permanent shape of least one keratinous fiber comprising: (a) at least one film forming agent; and (b) at least one saccharide type compound chosen from C3? to C5? monosaccharides, optionally substituted with at least one C1? to C22? carbon chain, and compounds comprising at least one C5? to C7? saccharide unit substituted with at least one amino group.
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VISCOELASTIC CLEANSING GEL WITH MICELLAR SURFACTANT SOLUTIONS

(WO2004024101) 25.03.2004 A61K 8/20 UNILEVER PLC
A viscoelastic cleansing gel composition, comprising: a. about 4 to about 25 % an anionic surfactant; and b. 0 to about 20% of an amphoteric surfactant; wherein said composition has a G'h at 63 rad/s in the range of about 100 to about 2000 Pa.;a G'/G' or crossover frequency, ?c, in the range of about 0.01 to 10 rad/sec; and wherein the ratio of anionic to amphoteric surfactant is in the range of about 1:3 to 100:0, is described.
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METHOD AND DEVICE FOR USING STYLING TAPE FOR BODY AND HAIR ACCESSORIZING

(WO2004023926) 25.03.2004 A44C 5/00 GOODY PRODUCTS, INC.
A method of using styling tape for body part and hair accessorizing is disclosed. The method may include cutting a self-adhesive tape into a strip (22) or other elongate shape and stretching it to obtain at least some tension. The user may wrap the self-adhesive strip around a bundle of hair or a body part, and may press the self-adhesive strip onto itself to secure the strip or other elongate shape.
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HAIR SPRAY COMPOSITION

(WO2004019862) 11.03.2004 A61K 8/04 ISP INVESTMENTS, INC.
A hair spray composition includes an isobutylene/ethylmaleimide/hydroxyethylmaleimide copolymer in a propellant mixture of (a) a hydrofluorocarbon, and (b) propane/isobutane which provides high pressure in a 55% VOC system.
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USE OF PROTEASES FOR DECOMPOSING ALLERGENS

(WO2004019685) 11.03.2004 A01N 63/00 KAPITZ, Carl-Heinz
The invention relates to the use of an active ingredient for inhibiting mite excrement and/or mould spores and for denaturing the keratin from animal hair, and from plant pollen or spores. Said active ingredient consists of an enzyme such as auxillase, alcalase, bromelain, alpha-chymotrypsin, collagenase, pepsin, pronase, thrombin, trypsin, especially the enzyme auxillase, and preferably also consists of water, anionic surfactants, fragrances and preservatives. The inventive active ingredient is packed in containers for atomising or spraying or is integrated into textiles, textile fabrics, or sachets in a liquid, pasty or gelatinous form.
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CONTROLLED DELIVERY OF ACTIVE INGREDIENTS AND SENSORY MARKERS

(WO2004016232) 26.02.2004 A61K 8/11 SALVONA L.L.C.
The present invention is a controlled delivery system that can be incorporated in hair, skin, and fabric care products such as shampoos, conditioners, hair styling products, lotions, creams, liquid laundry detergents, fabric softener, and other hair, skin, and fabric care products to effectively deliver a broad range of active agents and sensory markers onto the hair, skin, and fabric. The system also prolongs the release rate of the active agents or sensory markers over an extended period of time, or provides heat triggered release of the active agents and yields a high impact fragrance 'burst' upon blow drying the hair, ironing the fabric, or other types of heat treatment. The controlled delivery system of the present invention is a nano-...
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HAIR CARE COMPOSITION

(WO2004009046) 29.01.2004 A61K 8/04 UNILEVER N.V.
A hair treatment mousse comprising 2-hydroxyalkanoic acid.
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HAIR CARE COMPOSITION

(WO2004009045) 29.01.2004 A61K 8/04 UNILEVER N.V.
A hair treatment composition comprising (i) 2-hydroxyalkanoic acid and; (ii) 0.1 to 10 wt% of a styling aid.
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HAIR STYLING DEVICE

(WO2004004513) 15.01.2004 A45D 1/04 CONAIR CORPORATION
A hair styling device having a handle portion (10), at least two arms (20) extending from the handle portion (10), wherein each arm (20) has one or more heating elements (22) removably connected thereto. Advantageously, the hair styling device also has a central element between the handle portion (10) and the at least two extending arms (20), wherein the central element (22) serves as an actuator (30) for selectively adjusting the arms (20) to accommodate various types of hair having different thickness and regularity.
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POST FOAMING COMPOSITIONS

(WO2004002437) 08.01.2004 B01F 17/00 DISPERSE LIMITED
A post foaming composition which comprises an aqueous medium which includes therein: i) at least one primary surfactant; ii) at least one rheology modifying agent which provides the aqueous medium with a yield value; and iii) a biliquid foam which comprises an aqueous medium as the continuous phase and a water-insoluble liquid having a boiling point in the range of from 25 to 72oC as the internal phase; wherein the water-insoluble liquid which is incorporated into the biliquid foam as the internal phase is chosen so that, in use, the said liquid vaporises and either spontaneously causes the composition to foam or, when the composition is applied to a surface and rubbed, causes the composition to foam.
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DEVICE FOR ACHIEVING SMOOTH AND STRAIGHT HAIR

(WO2004002263) 08.01.2004 A45D 1/04 THE PROCTER &GAMBLE COMPANY
A hair styling device for smoothing and straightening hair strands on a scalp region, comprising, in combination: two hingedly attached, movably opposed arms each of said arms comprising a hair strand gripping means (1) ; heating means (21) incorporated into the gripping means (1) for providing heat to the hair strands; a reservoir (6) in fluid communication with a means of delivery of the gripping means (1 )which delivers a nonvolatile styling active delivered as droplets having a Dv(90) of less than about 30 microns. A method for straightening hair strands on a scalp region wherein hair to be straightened is passed under tension between a gripping means (1) , wherein the gripping means (1) provides a heating means (21) , and a styling act...
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COSMETIC COMPOSITIONS AND CONTAINER THEREFOR

(WO2003000246) 31.12.2003 A45D 34/00 GERVASIO, Carla
A self-standing container holds particles of a cosmetic composition. The container may be cup-shaped or box-shaped, for example, and made of laminated paper or polystyrene. When ready to use, the user opens the container and adds liquid or gel to mix with the dry particles to form a moist cosmetic composition, so no separate mixing container or measuring cup is necessary. The composition formed is suitable for treating a user's skin and/or hair. A fill mark on the container informs the user of a proper amount of the liquid or gel to add to the container. The particles may include both ground-up and whole particles from substances such as dried botanicals (plant ingredients) and a binding agent. A cosmetic composition includes a ready-to-mix...
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SHAMPOO CONTAINING A GEL NETWORK

(WO2003101418) 11.12.2003 A61K 7/50 THE PROCTER &GAMBLE COMPANY
The compositions of the present invention relate to improved shampoo compositions having from about from about 5 to about 50 weight percent of a detersive surfactant, at least about 0.05 weight percent of a fatty alcohol gel network and at least about 20.0 weight percent of an aqueous carrier.
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HAIR CARE COMPOSITIONS CONTAINING PHENOLIC STYLING AGENTS

(WO2003096996) 27.11.2003 A61K 8/34 UNILEVER N.V.
A non-colorant hair treatment composition comprising a styling compound of formula (1); wherein n is any integer from 0 to 6, R1 is a H , OH, alkyl, alkoxide group or salts thereof; R2, R3, R4, R5 and R6 are independently selected from OH, H, C1-C4 alkyl groups or mixtures thereof such that the total number of OH groups of R2, R3, R4, R5 and R6 is 2, such that when R2 is an OH group R5 is also an OH group; preferably a dihydroxybenzoic acid or dihydroxybenzaldehyde; in which the composition comprises less than 2 wt% of a starch or starch derivative.
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HYDROCARBON-TERMINATED POLYETHER-POLYAMIDE BLOCK COPOLYMERS AND USES THEREOF

(WO2003095524) 20.11.2003 A61K 8/86 ARIZONA CHEMICAL COMPANY
A block copolymer of the formula hydrocarbon-polyether-polyamide-polyether-hydrocarbon is described. The copolymer may be prepared by reacting together reactants that include dimer acid, diamine, and a polyether having both hydrocarbon termination and termination selected from one of amine, hydroxyl and carboxyl. The copolymer may be combined with a polar liquid to form a gel, where the gel may be transparent and may be incorporated into household and consumer products including antiperspirants. The copolymer may be formulated as a personal care product.
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METHOD OF PRODUCING A GEL

(WO2003082960) 09.10.2003 A61K 8/90 HOLDINGMAATSCHAPPIJ NUTRICOS INTERNATIONAL B.V.
The present invention relates to a method of producing a gel. The method comprises mixing a hydrocarbon oil and at least one block copolymer. The invention is characterized in that at least one of the components is heated with the aid of electromagnetic radiation. Preferably the oil, to which the at least one block copolymer is added, is heated by means of microwaves. Dispersing is carried out with the aid of a disperser operating with much turbulence and little shearing.
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LIQUID FOAM BUILDER CONTAINING HYDROLYZED GRAIN PROTEIN

(WO2003080677) 02.10.2003 A61K 8/04 MIDWEST GRAIN PRODUCTS, INC.
Improved liquid foamer products, methods of preparation thereof, and end-use personal care products including the foamers are provided wherein the liquid foamers comprise a quantity of aqueous liquid hydrolyzed grain protein (e.g. aqueous liquid hydrolyzed wheat gluten protein) with an amount up to about 10% by weight of initially solid hydrolyzed grain protein (e.g. hydrolyzed wheat gluten protein powder) solubilized in the liquid ingredient. The foamer products have good foaming and color characteristics, and can be readily incorporated into a variety of personal care product formulations.
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TOOTHED HEATED HAIR STYLING DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURE

(WO2003077702) 25.09.2003 A45D 1/06 HABIBI, Masood
A hair styling apparatus includes a pair of mating surfaces which engage one another and a handle which guides them into engagement at the manual control of a user. Hair to be styled is placed between the engaged surfaces. A plurality of pins extend from one of the surfaces and engage holes in the other of the surfaces. In another aspect of the invention, one or both surfaces may incorporate a source of dry heat. In yet another aspect of the invention, a source of stream is provided together with a trigger for discharging the stream through holes in at least one of the surfaces as an aid to hair styling.
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METHOD FOR GRADUAL HAIR LIGHTENING

(WO2003075873) 18.09.2003 A61K 8/19 UNILEVER PLC
A method for lightening the color of hair which comprises subjecting said hair to a number of treatments, having a set time interval between each two consecutive such treatments, wherein each treatment comprises steps a.) and b.) below:a.) contacting said hair, for a period of about 5 seconds to about 5 minutes with a recently made mixture of:Part ai: ammonia in gel base or conditioner base at alkaline pH;Part aii: oxidizing compound in water with conditioning ingredients at acidic pH.b) rinsing said mixture from said hair with water;and wherein said number of treatments is between about 2 to about 30; and wherein said set time interval between each two consecutive treatments is between about 8 hours and 30 days. The hair may also be lighte...
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COSMETIC USE OF STABLE AQUEOUS PARTICULATE DISPERSIONS OF THE CORE/SHELL TYPE COMPRISING COMPOUNDS WITH REACTIVE SILYL FUNCTIONS

(WO2003070205) 28.08.2003 A61K 8/896 L'OREAL
The invention relates to the use in cosmetics and particularly for the treatment and styling of human keratin fibres, of an aqueous particulate dispersion of the core/shell type, formed with a shell made from acrylic polymers which are insoluble in water and a core comprising compounds with reactive silyl functions. The invention further relates to cosmetic compositions comprising such an aqueous dispersion and a method for treatment and styling using such a composition.
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DEVICE FOR INTRODUCING A SUBSTANCE INTO A PROPELLED FLUID

(WO2003068017) 21.08.2003 A45D 20/12 VIVRANT, LLC
An apparatus (10) is composed of a duct (12) having a fluid outlet (18) for fluid propelled through the duct (12) and a container (100) for diffusing a substance through an opening (30) into the fluid. A movable valve (150) selectively places the opening (30) in fluid communication with the fluid in the duct (12) and seals the opening (30) to prevent the introduction of the substance into the fluid. In a particularly advantageous embodiment, the apparatus (10) is a blow dryer, which has a heating element (24) disposed in the duct (12) for heating the air flowing therethrough. The substance can be a fragrance or a conditioner introduced into the air stream. According to other aspects of the invention, the container (100) is interchangeable w...
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HAIR SETTING APPARATUS

(WO2003063639) 07.08.2003 A45D 24/22 CHOI, Yong Sik
Disclosed is a hair setting apparatus. A container part includes a main cap, a fixed clamp and a movable clamp mounted on the lower surface of the main cap to be connected with a ring portion of the container, and a nozzle pressurizing member mounted on the lower center of the main cap and having a pressure protrusion, so that a nozzle, the pressure protrusion and a hose are communicated with one another when the main cap is coupled to the upper end of the container. A comb part includes a comb body having a section of a heart shape, a nozzle bar having a first spray holes, a teeth base having an O-shaped ring and second spray holes, and a teeth portion having lots of teeth of the comb and third spray holes formed in a line. The nozzle bar ...
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HAIR SETTING COMPOSITIONS, POLYMERS AND METHODS

(WO2003061615) 31.07.2003 A61K 8/81 NOVEON IP HOLDINGS CORP.
risclosed are aqueous hair setting compositions comprising, as the sole hair fixative component, rheology modifying, hair setting, associative polymers (RMHS), which are the polymerization product of a monomer mixture comprising an acidic vinyl monomer; and an associative monomer. The hair setting compositions provide surprisingly good to excellent hair setting efficacy, based on high humidity curl retention. A wide range of rheological characteristics was achieved together with good clarity and aesthetic product properties. Particularly preferred rheology modifying hair setting associative polymers are certain hydrophobically modified alkali-swellable and alkali-soluble associative polymers (ASAP) and HASE polymers disclos...
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COSMETIC OR PERSONAL CARE COMPOSITION

(WO2003061607) 31.07.2003 A61K 8/04 UNILEVER N.V.
Cosmetic or personal care compositions comprise: gelled particles, wherein the gelled particles comprise water and at least 80 % by volume of the particles have an aspect ratio of at least 2 and a maximum width of 100 $g(m)m; and at least one cosmetically acceptable material selected from surfactants, hair conditioning agents, perfumes or fragrances and hair styling polymers. The compositions may be hair treatment compositions and the gelled particles can be employed to deliver hair benefit agents and to impart desirable textural properties to the compositions.
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HAIR COMB OR BRUSH APPARATUS AND HAIR STYLING METHOD

(WO2003061426) 31.07.2003 A45D 24/04 BEAZLEY, Victoria
A set of two hair brushes (31, 32) with each comprising a body part (15) adapted to be grasped by a person's hand, a support portion (16) connected or integral with the body part (15). Each includes a first set of spaced apart teeth (21) extending substantially parallel from the support portion (16). The first brush (31) has an outer edge (22) of its first set of spaced apart teeth (21) aligned in a predetermined non-rectilinear pattern or configuration. The pattern or configuration corresponds with at least part of a required non-rectilinear pattern or configuration of a part in the hair. The second brush (32) also has a respective outer edge (22) of its respective first set of spaced apart teeth (21) and is aligned in a predetermined non-...
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HAIR ROLLER AND SETTER

(WO2003059113) 24.07.2003 A45D 2/12 CONAIR CORPORATION
A soft hair roller (10) has an inner core (30) and an outer layer (40). The inner core (30) is made of a first flexible, non-foamed elastomer, while the outer layer (40) is made of a second flexible elastomer. The outer layer (40) is disposed about the inner core (30) to provide the soft hair roller (10) with a substantially linear shape. The outer layer (40) is disposed about the inner core (30) along substantially an entire length of the linear shape.
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VISUAL USER INTERFACE FOR HAIR STYLING APPARATUS

(WO2003056971) 17.07.2003 A45D 1/04 AMERICAN DESIGN GROUP
The present invention is a heated hair styling device comprising a handle (20), a body (30), an LCD visual interface (50), and an audible signal (70) to notify a user of particular states of operation of the hair styling device. The LCD (50) display provides information of at least one operating condition of the device, for example, the temperature of the device, the heat setting, the amount of time that the device has been 'on', etc.
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DETERGENT COSMETIC COMPOSITIONS AND USE THEREOF FOR CLEANING, CONDITIONING AND STYLING OF KERATINOUS FIBERS

(WO2003053382) 03.07.2003 A61K 8/44 L'OREAL
The invention concerns novel washing compositions in particular for the hair, comprising, in a cosmetically acceptable medium, at least a detergent surfactant, at least a polymer comprising at least a dialkyldiallylammonium monomer and at least a adhesive polymer having a glass transition temperature less than -20 C. Said compositions have enhanced hair styling effect.
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GEL COMPOSITION AND METHODS OF USE

(WO2003051115) 26.06.2003 A61K 8/25 AVON PRODUCTS, INC.
There is provided a gel composition having a silica powder and a non-volatile compound. The silica powder particles are spherical and porous. The silica powder has a specific gravity about 0.09 to about 0.6, and is present in an amount about 10 wt% to about 50 wt%. The non-volatile compound is present from about 35 wt% to about 90 wt%. The composition has less than about 5 wt% water. There is also provided a method for imparting a powdery feel to the skin, and a method for treating a cosmetic or medical condition of the skin, nail/cuticle, lips or hair.
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HAIR STYLING COMPOSITION

(WO2003047538) 12.06.2003 A61K 8/81 UNILEVER PLC
Hair styling compositions comprise (i) from 0.01% to 10% by weight of a copolymer having a backbone comprising a polyether and, depending from said backbone, a plurality of poly(vinyl ester) groups, wherein at least some of the ester groups are hydrolysed to the corresponding alcohol, and wherein the copolymer is crosslinked and has a polydispersity of at least 5; (ii) from 0.01% to 10% by weight of a cationic hair styling polymer; (iii) optionally, a cross linked silicone polymer in an amount of less than 0.1% by weight; and (iv) water.The compositions have advantages when used to style hair, particularly improved feel and/or hold.
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TOILET BARS CONTAINING SENSORY MODIFIERS

(WO2003042346) 22.05.2003 C11D 1/52 UNILEVER PLC
A toilet bar composition is described that contains an amido tertiary amine, amido amine salt, or amido ammonium skin conditioning agent in an amount effective to enhance skin feel and the deposition of hydrophobic emollients without having a deleterious effect on lathering speed, sand, and slip properties.
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DOSE DISPENSING PUMP FOR DISPENSING TWO OR MORE MATERIALS

(WO2003041870) 22.05.2003 B05B 11/00 UNILEVER PLC
The present invention relates to a dosing pump (10) for dispensing two or as liquids, gels, slurries and/or pastes, and adapted to be connected to two or more containers for said two or more as liquids, gels, slurries and/or pastes.The dosing pump (10) may comprise an operating button, and two or more liquid, gel, slurry and/or paste dispensing assemblies. Each such assembly may comprise an actuator which is in mechanical contact with said operating button, so that each actuator, on each dispensing assembly, is simultaneously or nearly simultaneously actuated by movement of said operating button. The dosing pump of the present invention may have a flap valve (74a, 74b, 76a, 76b) assembly situated within plates (50, 52, 64) betwe...
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COMPOSITIONS CONTAINING OILS HAVING A SPECIFIC GRAVITY HIGHER THAN THE SPECIFIC GRAVITY OF WATER

(WO2003039510) 15.05.2003 A61K 8/11 SOL-GEL TECHNOLOGIES LTD.
The invention relates to pharmaceutical or cosmetic compositions preferably in the form of microcapsules or microparticles which include at least one active ingredient and an oil or a mixture of oils wherein the oil or mixture of oils alone or in combination with the active ingredient have a specific gravity higher than the specific gravity of water. The invention further relates to a process for preparing said compositions.
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PERSONAL CARE COMPOSITIONS CONTAINING A WATER-DISINTEGRATABLE POLYMERIC FOAM

(WO2003037294) 08.05.2003 A61K 8/02 THE PROCTER &GAMBLE COMPANY
Disclosed are personal care compositions for topical application to the hair or skin, and corresponding methods of application, said compositions and methods comprising or are directed to a solid polymeric foam containing (A) a solid polymer-containing structurant having a defined water solubility and/or dissolution profile; and (B) an active ingredient comprising a surfactant in a weight ration of the surfactant to the solid polymer structurant of from about 1:8 to about 10:1, preferably 1:1.6:1 to about 10:1; wherein the solid polymeric foam disintegrates in water in accordance with a Substrate Disintegration Test such that no individual foam pieces remain after disintegration that have a topographical area of more than about 10% of the t...
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METHOD OF USING PERSONAL CARE COMPOSITIONS CONTAINING A HIGH DENSITY, WATER DISINTEGRATABLE, POLYMERIC FOAM

(WO2003037282) 08.05.2003 A61K 8/02 THE PROCTER &GAMBLE COMPANY
Disclosed is a method of topically applying active ingredients to the hair or skin, said method comprising the steps of: (A) applying to the hair or skin a combination of water and a personal care composition, said composition comprising a high-density solid polymeric foam having an Foam Density of from about 0.23 grams/cm?3 to about 1.20 grams/ cm?3, said polymeric foam comprising: (i) a solid polymer structurant; and (ii) an active ingredient comprising a surfactant in a weight ratio of the surfactant to the solid polymer structurant of from about 1:8 to about 10:1; and (B) rinsing the hair or skin with water to disintegrate and rinse-away the high-density polymeric foam such that the disintegrated polymeric foam contains no individua...
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VISCOSITY MODIFICATION OF PETROLEUM DISTILLATES

(WO2003035243) 01.05.2003 C10M 119/02 S. C. JOHNSON &SON, INC.
A method for the thickening of mineral oil products, wherein the thickened mineral oil product exhibits shear-thinning so as to be applicable to a surface by non-pressurized spray mechanisms. The thickening agent added to the petroleum distillate comprises a thixotropic thickener chosen from the group consisting of mixtures comprising a triblock copolymer and a hydrocarbon oil, and N-Lauroyl glutamic acid di-n-butylamide.
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COSMETIC COMPOSITIONS

(WO2003035017) 01.05.2003 A61K 8/892 UNILEVER PLC
Cosmetic compositions comprising a silicone polymer having a viscosity at 0.01 Hz and 25 C of greater than 100Kpa.s together with a hair conditioning agent and/or from 2% to 30% by weight of an aerosol propellant are useful in methods of styling hair
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COMPOSITION EXHIBITING ENHANCED FORMULATION STABILITY AND DELIVERY OF TOPICAL ACTIVE INGREDIENTS

(WO2003034979) 01.05.2003 A61Q 11/00 SOL-GEL TECHNOLOGIES LTD.
A therapeutic, cosmetic or cosmeceutic composition for topical application, capable of stabilizing an active ingredient and delivering the active ingredient, comprising a plurality of microcapsules having a core-shell structure. The microcapsules have a diameter of approximately 0.1 to 100 micron. The core of each microcapsule includes at least one active ingredient, and is encapsulated within a microcapsular shell. The shell is comprised of at least one inorganic polymer obtained by a sol-gel process, and the shell protects the active ingredient before topical application and is designed to release the active ingredient from the microcapsules following application. The composition is useful in encapsulating active ingredients, such as benz...
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HAIR STYLING COMPOSITION CONTAINING PARTICLES

(WO2003028679) 10.04.2003 A61K 8/04 THE PROCTER &GAMBLE COMPANY
The compositions of the present invention relate to improved hair styling compositions having from about 0.1% to about 15%, by weight, of an adhesive polymer having a weight average molecular weight of greater than about 20,000; from about 0.01% to about 20%, by weight, of particles; and an aqueous carrier.
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PERSONAL CLEANSING COMPOSITIONS COMPRISING SILICONE RESIN-CONTAINING ADHESIVES

(WO2003026599) 03.04.2003 A61K 8/891 THE PROCTER &GAMBLE COMPANY
Disclosed are personal cleansing compositions for rinse-off application to the hair, nails or skin. These compositions comprise a silicone-resin based adhesive including a silicone resin copolymer as a condensation product of an organosiloxane fluid and a silicone resin; a cleansing surfactant; and a carrier liquid. The personal cleansing compositions can also comprise as the silicone-resin based adhesive, in addition to or in place of the silicone resin copolymer, a combination of an organosiloxane resin and a diorganosiloxane fluid at a weight ratio of said resin to said fluid of from about 1:9 to about 10:1. The personal cleansing compositions provide hair styling benefits when applied to the hair, and when applied to the skin, barrier p...
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COSMETIC KIT AND METHOD

(WO2003022206) 20.03.2003 A61K 8/19 BLAIS, Pierre
The invention is a cosmetic incorporating the concepts of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Powdered gemstones and pigments selected for their therapeutic effect are blended into a cosmetic powder. A consumer applies a skin gel to the user's skin, lips or hair. The consumer applies the cosmetic powder to the skin gel. Powdered gemstones and pigments may be added to nail coating for application to nails. The consumer realizes the benefits of the gemstones under Traditional Chinese Medicine through proximity of the gemstones to the consumer when used as a cosmetic.
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THE PRODUCTION OF BIOPOLYMER FILM, FIBRE, FOAM AND ADHESIVE MATERIALS FROM SOLUBLE S-SULFONATED KERATIN DERIVATIVES

(WO2003018673) 06.03.2003 C08H 1/06 KERATEC LIMITED
Film, fibre, foam and adhesive materials are produced from soluble S-sulfonated keratins. Once formed, the films, fibres, foams or adhesives are treated to modify the properties of the materials, in particular to improve the wet strength of the materials. Treatments used include removal of the S-sulfonate group by treatment with a reducing agent, treatment with an acid or treatment with a common protein crosslinking agent or treatment with a reduced form of keratin or keratin protein. The films are made by solvent casting a solution of S-sulfonated keratin proteins, the foam made by freeze-drying a solution of S-sulfonated keratin proteins and the fibres made by extruding a solution of a S-sulfonated keratin protein.
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SHOWER SYSTEM FOR ENTRAINING CLEANSING FLUID

(WO2003006755) 23.01.2003 E03C 1/04 MOLYNEUX, Lindsay
A shower system for entraining cleansing fluid, for example shower gel, into the water stream of a shower comprises a shower head with an outlet for connecting to a source of water under pressure and at least one housing (14) containing a source of cleansing fluid, characterised by, in the flow path of water to the outlet, a restriction (22) which, on flow of pressurised water to the outlet, creates a region of increased pressure upstream of the restriction (22) thereby to force cleansing fluid from the housing (14) into the water stream downstream of the restriction (22).
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HAIR COLORING KIT

(WO2003003993) 16.01.2003 A45D 19/02 STANLEY, Virgil
The present invention entails a hair coloring kit that enables a person to mix or formulate a plurality of different hair color compositions. The kit includes a base composition (20) or hair spray, a group of color concentrates (30), and a dispenser (40). One or more of the color concentrates (30) is mixed with the base composition (20) in the dispenser (40) to form a hair coloring composition of a particular color. Thereafter, the formed hair coloring can be sprayed onto the hair of a person.
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ANTI-DANDRUFF HAIR STYLING COMPOSITION

(WO2003000213) 03.01.2003 A61K 8/23 HENKEL CORPORATION
The present invention provides a hair styling composition containing at least one active ingredient for the treatment of dandruff and/or seborrheic dermatitis; at least one thickening agent; and at least one a hair styling resin. In a preferred embodiment of the present invention, the hair styling composition is in the form of a gel that suspends the active ingredient. The present invention also provides a method of treating hair or scalp using the composition of the present invention.
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RESHAPABLE HAIR STYLING COMPOSITION COMPRISING (METH)ACRYLIC COPOLYMERS OF FOUR OR MORE MONOMERS

(WO2003000211) 03.01.2003 A61K 8/81 L'OREAL
A reshapable hair styling composition comprising at least one (meth)acrylic copolymer comprising: (a) units derived from at least one monomer chosen from (meth)acrylate esters of branched and straight chain alkyl alcohols, (b) units derived from at least one monomer chosen from (meth)acrylate esters of saturated and unsaturated cyclic alcohols containing 6 to 20 carbon atoms, (c) optionally units derived from at least one monomer chosen from hydrophilic monomers, and (d) optionally units derived from at least one monomer other than (a), (b), and (c) monomers, wherein said at least one (meth)acrylic copolymer comprises units derived from at least four different monomers and wherein said composition provides a reshapable effect.
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RESHAPABLE HAIR STYLING COMPOSITION COMPRISING HETEROGENEOUS (METH)ACRYLIC COPOLYMER PARTICLES

(WO2003000210) 03.01.2003 A61K 8/81 L'OREAL
A reshapable hair styling composition comprising heterogeneous (meth)acrylic copolymer particles, said particles being the same or different and comprising at least one (meth)acrylic copolymer comprising: (a) units derived from at least one monomer chosen from (meth)acrylate esters of branched and straight chain alkyl alcohols, (b) units derived from at least one monomer chosen from (meth)acrylate esters of saturated and unsaturated cyclic alcohols containing 6 to 20 carbon atoms, (c) optionally units derived from at least one monomer chosen from hydrophilic monomers, and (d) optionally units derived from at least one monomer other than (a), (b) and (c) monomers, wherein said composition provides a reshapable effect.
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DEVICE FOR OBTAINING A HAIR-STYLING AND A PERMANENT

(WO2003000086) 03.01.2003 A45D 2/02 CATINI, Mauro
An appliance for hairstyles and for applying a perm, including: a flat portion (9); at least one anchorage means (8), formed on the inner surface (99) of said flat portion (9) for defining means for deflecting and anchoring a strand of hair; at least one fastening member (7), formed on the inner surface (99) of the flat portion (9) for defining means for fixing the strand of hair.
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HAIR STYLING COMPOSITIONS

(WO2002102335) 27.12.2002 A61K 7/11 UNILEVER PLC
Hair styling compositions comprise from 0 to 35% by weight of an aerosol propellant and from 0.01% to 30% by weight wax particles in aqueous dispersion. The wax particles have an average particle size in the range of from 1 mm to 500 mm and a melting point in the range of from 30oC to 150oC. The compositions, which may be in the form of a foaming aerosol hair mousse, have good styling, softness and/or conditioning properties, whilst reducing the feeling of stickiness on the hands or the hair which is associated with corresponding compositions without the wax particles.
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COATED ORGANIC PIGMENT AND COSMETIC COMPOSITION CONTAINING SAID PIGMENT

(WO2002102333) 27.12.2002 A61K 7/043 L'OREAL
The invention relates to a method of preparing a coated organic pigment comprising the following steps, consisting in: a) preparing a mixture of: (i) a dispersion of an organic pigment in a liquid medium and (ii) a solution of a cross-linked organo-mineral hybrid material, said material (before hydrolysis) being obtained by sol-gel means from a premixture containing: (A) at least one metallic or metallo-organic compound and (B) at least one functionalised organic polymer or a precursor thereof, or at least one functionalised siliconised polymer or a precursor thereof, the latter being different from (A); b) bringing said mixture into contact with water. The invention also relates to a coated organic pigment obtained using said method and to...
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METHOD OF PREPARING AND FORMULATIONS INCLUDING HYDROLYZED JOJOBA PROTEIN

(WO2002102302) 27.12.2002 A61K 8/02 MIDWEST GRAIN PRODUCTS, INC.
Hydrolyzed jojoba protein is provided which can be used in a variety of cosmetic formulations to enhance the desirable properties thereof. The preferred hydrolyzed jojoba protein is in the form of an aqueous dispersion containing a mixture of amino acids, peptides and/or protein fractions derived from the hydrolysis of naturally occurring jojoba protein. Cosmetic formulations such as shampoos, shampoo conditioners, hair styling gels, hair conditioners, hair reparatives, hair tonics, hair fixatives, hair mousses, bath and shower gels, liquid soaps, moisturizing sprays, makeup, pressed powder formulatons, lip products, bath additives, sanitizing wipes, hand sanitizers, premoistened towelettes, skin lotions and creams, shaving creams, and suns...
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MOISTURE-CONTROLLED HAIR CURLER

(WO2002100210) 19.12.2002 A45D 2/12 GRAY DOYLE IDEAS, INC.
A hair curler is formed from a gel (1) of crosslinked polyacrylamide including a humectant and water. The gel (1) is encased in a moisture-permeable, flexible sheath (2), preferably of fabric. The sheat (2) is enclosed in a moisture-permeable, flexible sleeve (3), preferably of fabric. The sleeve (3) includes hair-retaining extensions (4). Also, a method of curling hair (6).
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HAIR CARE KITS COMPRISING HAIR STYLING COMPOSITION AND HAIR CONDITIONING COMPOSITION

(WO2002096381) 05.12.2002 A61K 7/06 THE PROCTER &GAMBLE COMPANY
Disclosed is a hair care kit comprising: a hair styling composition comprising a styling polymer; and a hair conditioning composition comprising a conditioning agent; wherein the hair styling composition is isolated from the hair conditioning composition. Preferably, pump-type or sachet-type containers are used for the hair care kits of the present invention. The hair care kits of the present invention are used for applying a mixture of a hair styling composition and a hair conditioning composition to the hair.
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HAIR TRIMMING DEVICE WITH REMOVABLY MOUNTABLE COMPONENTS FOR REMOVAL OF SPLIT ENDS AND STYLING OF HAIR

(WO2002087834) 07.11.2002 B26B 19/22 TALAVERA, Victor, C.
A hand held hair trimming device (10) which when pulled through the hair cuts only a determined portion of the ends of hair strands while leaving adjacent hairs uncut. The device will cut a predetermined length off only the distal ends of the hair shafts each time it has the hair drawn through its serpentine channel. Angled encounter of the distal ends with the cutting blade (72) is prevented by ridges and apertures (53) encouraging such contact only at substantially straight angles. The device may be held in either hand allowing the hair pass through in either direction by merely changing the rotational direction of the motor by moving the thumb switch. The blade section of the device may be adjustable for changing the amount of the determ...
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HAIR FIXATIVE COMPOSITION CONTAINING AN ANIONIC POLYMER

(WO2002083089) 24.10.2002 A61K 8/81 ONDEO NALCO COMPANY
A cosmetically acceptable hair fixative composition comprising from about 0.1 to about 10 weight percent, based on polymer solids, of an anionic polymer, wherein the anionic polymer is composed of from about 10 to about 80 mole percent of 2-acrylamido-2-methyl-1-propanesulfonic acid or a base addition salt thereof and from about 90 to about 20 mole percent of one or more anionic or nonionic monomers and a method of fixing hair are disclosed.
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PHOTOPROTECTING FORMULATIONS

(WO2002067885) 06.09.2002 A61K 8/81 SOCIETE L'OREAL S.A.
Topically applicable cosmetic/dermatological compositions well suited for both effective and SPF-enhanced UV-photoprotection of human skin, hair and/or scalp, most preferably packaged as spray delivery systems, contain (a) an effective UV-photoprotecting amount of at least one UV-A and/or UV-B sunscreen, most notably the sunscreen avobenzone, and (b) an amount of the copolymer tricontanyl PVP effective to statistically significantly enhance the SPF value of said at least one UV-A and/or UV-B or avobenzone sunscreen, formulated into (c) a topically applicable, cosmetically/dermatologically acceptable vehicle, diluent or carrier therefor; the subject compositions optionally contain a thus-effective amount of an artificial/sunless tanning agen...
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SUNSCREEN FORMULATIONS COMPRISING INTERPOLYMERS

(WO2002067884) 06.09.2002 A61K 8/35 SOCIETE L'OREAL S.A.
Topically applicable cosmetic/dermatological compositions well suited for both effective and SPF-enhanced UV-photoprotection of human skin, hair and/or scalp, most preferably packaged as spray delivery systems, contain (a) an effective UV-photoprotecting amount of at least one UV-A and/or UV-B sunscreen, most notably the sunscreen avobenzone, and (b) an amount of the interpolymer PVP/dimethiconylacrylate/polycarbamyl/polyglycol ester effective to statistically significantly enhance the SPF value of said at least one UV-A and/or UV-B or avobenzone sunscreen, formulated into (c) a topically applicable, cosmetically/dermatologically acceptable vehicle, diluent or carrier therefor; the subject compositions optionally contain a thus-effective am...
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AEROSOL SPRAY FOR TREATING KERATIN FIBRES

(WO2002067872) 06.09.2002 A61K 7/00 HANS SCHWARZKOPF GMBH &CO. KG
The invention relates to preparations containing at least one type of wax having a melting point between 40 C and 90 C, at least one emulsifying agent, and at least one propellant. Said preparations can be sprayed in the form of an aerosol spray and are extremely suitable for treating keratin fibres, especially human hair. Furthermore, the addition of oil constituents selected from plant, mineral and synthetic oils gives the hair an especially beautiful sheen.
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INJECTION MOLDING OF LIVING TISSUES

(WO2002067856) 06.09.2002 A61K 35/12 UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS
The invention features methods of making living tissue constructs having a predetermined shape by providing a negative mold having a defined shape; suspending isolated tissue precursor cells in a hydrogel to form a liquid hydrogel-precursor cell composition; introducing the liquid hydrogel-precursor cell composition into the mold; inducing gel formation to solidify the liquid hydrogel-precursor cell composition to form a living tissue construct; and removing the living tissue construct from the mold after gel formation.
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A CONTROLLED DELIVERY SYSTEM FOR HAIR CARE PRODUCTS

(WO2002060399) 08.08.2002 A61K 8/04 SALVONA LLC
The present invention is a controlled delivery system that can be incorporated in hair care products such as shampoos, conditioners, hair styling products, and other hair care products to effectively deliver a broad range of active agents and sensory markers, such as fragrances or cooling agents onto the hair. The system also prolongs the release rate of the active agents or sensory markers over an extended period of time, or provides heat triggered release of the active agents and yields a high impact fragrance 'burst' upon blow drying the hair or other types of heat treatment. The controlled delivery system of the present invention is a nano-particle, having an average particle diameter of from about 0.01 microns to about 10 microns. The ...
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DUAL-PHASED STYLING PRODUCT THAT PROVIDES STYLING AND CONDITIONING BENEFITS

(WO2002060397) 08.08.2002 A61K 8/03 UNILEVER PLC
A hair styling and conditioning composition, for use in heat styling hair, and which are dual-phased until shaken, and wherein said composition comprises: (a) a hydroalcoholic phase comprising at least one hair fixative; an emulsifier; a salt; and (b) an anhydrous phase comprising at least one volatile silicone or volatile hydrocarbon. A method for heat styling hair so as to obtain both styling and conditioning benefits, which comprises applying a composition of the invention to hair prior to the application of heat, is also described.
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POLYURETHANES, COSMETIC COMPOSITIONS CONTAINING THEM AND METHOD OF PREPARATION

(WO2002058645) 01.08.2002 A61K 8/87 UNILEVER PLC
The present invention relates to carbamate group modified polyurethanes and a process for preparing carbamate group modified polyurethanes comprising reacting a polyurethane polymer with an alkylating or an acylating agent. The invention also relates to cosmetic or personal care compositions comprising (i) a styling polymer comprising a carbamate group modified polyurethane and (ii) a cosmetically acceptable diluent or carrier.
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RECOMBINANT SERUM ALBUMIN FOR USE IN CLEANSING OR DERMATOLOGICAL PRODUCTS FOR SKIN OR HAIR

(WO2002049671) 27.06.2002 A61K 8/34 NEW CENTURY PHARMACEUTICALS
A hypoallergenic cleansing, cosmetic, conditioning or dermatological composition fro treating skin or hair is provided which contains serum albumin in an amount effective to achieve cleansing, conditioning, wound debrisment, or other beneficial cosmetic or dermatological purpose for skin or hair, along with a suitable cleansing, conditioning, cosmetic, antibacterial or dermatological agent, vehicle, carrier or excipient. The compositions may be in any suitable form for treating skin or hair, such as a soap, shampoo, cream, oil, lotion, gel, gel-based ointment, and the like. The serum albumin compositions are preferably prepared using human serum albumin produced by recombinant means, and such compositions are useful in that they allow the a...
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HAIR DRYER ASSEMBLY

(WO2002045542) 13.06.2002 A45D 20/08 AMERICAN DESIGN GROUP
A hair dryer assembly provides an additional amount of heat to the air exiting the dryer (2). The assembly includes a hand-held hair dryer (2) and a diffuser (22) attachable to the air outlet end (18) of the hair dryer (2). The diffuser comprises a heating element (28) to add heat directly to a user's hair or to air passing out of the hair dryer (2) and through the diffuser (22). This additional measure of heat is used to facilitate drying and/or styling of hair.
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COSMETIC AND PERSONAL CARE COMPOSITIONS CONTAINING CYCLODEXTRINS

(WO2002038113) 16.05.2002 A61K 8/73 UNILEVER PLC
Cosmetic or personal care compositions comprise from 0.01% to 10% by weight of a hair styling polymer comprising one or more hydrophobic groups, from 0.001% to 10% by weight of an optionally substituted cyclodextrin and a cosmetically acceptable diluent or carrier. The cyclodextrin complexes with the hydrophobic groups to increase the solubility of the hair styling polymer in the composition. The cyclodextrin thus allows the formulation of compositions with relatively higher water contents.
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PERSONAL CLEANSING COMPOSITION

(WO2002036095) 10.05.2002 A61K 8/04 UNILEVER PLC
A cleansing and conditioning cosmetic composition containing a mixture of anionic, nonionic or amphoteric surfactants or mixtures thereof, with a co-surfactant that is alkoxylated nonionic surfactant, a water insoluble component as defined herein and a cationic conditioning polymer. The composition provides excellent cleansing and conditioning for hair/skin and produces a copious, creamy lather.
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SHEAR GEL COMPOSITIONS

(WO2002036086) 10.05.2002 A61K 8/11 UNILEVER PLC
A composition which has a thickened fluid form comprises: (i) a first (shear gel) phase comprising at least one polymer which is capable of forming a gel, which polymer is present in the composition as a shear gel (i.e., a multiplicity of separate gel particles which have been formed by subjecting the polymer to shear while gel formation takes place); and (ii) a second (encapsulated) phase which is in the form of particles or droplets which comprise a hair benefit agent and are entrapped by the gel matrix of at least a proportion of the gel particles. The composition may allow enhanced delivery of the encapsulated phase.
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FOAMED WELL CEMENT SLURRIES, ADDITIVES AND METHODS

(WO2002034690) 02.05.2002 C04B 24/14 HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC.
The present invention provides improved foamed well cement slurries, additives and methods. The foamed well cement slurries are basically comprised of a hydraulic cement, sufficient water to form a pumpable slurry, sufficient gas to form a foam and an effective amount of an additive for foaming the slurry comprised of hydrolyzed keratin.
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SUSTAINED RELEASE DELIVERY SYSTEM AND USES THEREOF

(WO2002032395) 25.04.2002 A61K 9/107 ADVANCED DELIVERY SYSTEMS APS
The invention relates to a sustained release delivery system for the delivery of an active agent to a warm-blooded animal and to uses thereof. The delivery system comprises an aqueous bicellar matrix that is liquid at temperatures below ambient temperature and forms a biodegradable gel at body temperature of said animal and an active agent, and optionally further comprises pharmaceutically acceptable additive, carrier and/or diluent. The aqueous bicellar matrix is preferably a mixture of a lipid, preferably phospholipid, and a detergent in water.
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COSMETIC AND PERSONAL CARE COMPOSITIONS

(WO2002028358) 11.04.2002 A61K 8/90 UNILEVER PLC
Cosmetic or personal care compositions, such as for styling hair, comprise a thermoplastic elastomer which is a block copolymer comprising a core polymer having a backbone comprising at least a proportion of C-C bonds and two or more flanking polymers. Each flanking polymer is covalently bound to an end of the core polymer and the core polymer and/or at least one of the flanking polymers is a copolymer derived from two or more monomers. The compositions comprise a cosmetically acceptable diluent or carrier.
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COSMETIC AND PERSONAL CARE COMPOSITIONS

(WO2002028357) 11.04.2002 A61K 8/90 UNILEVER PLC
Cosmetic or personal care compositions, such as for styling hair, comprise a thermoplastic elastomer which is a block copolymer comprising a core polymer having a backbone comprising at least a proportion of C-C bonds and two or more flanking polymers. Each flanking polymer is covalently bound to an end of the core polymer and the copolymer is soluble at a level of at least 1% by weight in water at 25C. The compositions comprise a cosmetically acceptable diluent or carrier.
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HAIR CLEANSER

(WO2002022090) 21.03.2002 A61K 8/34 DEANE, Jeffrey, Alan
A hair cleanser of the following formula: 5.00 to 10.00 % by weight aloe vera gel; 2.00 to 4.00 % by weight glycerin; 1.00 to 3.00 % by weight behentrimonium chloride; 1.0 to 3.00 % by weight stearamidepropyl dimethyamine; 1.00 to 3.00 % by weight cetyl alcohol; 1.00 to 3.0 % by weight emulsifying wax; 0.10 to 1.00 % by weight panthenol; 0.10 to 1.00 % by weight trimethylsilylamodimethicone; 0.1o to 1.00 % by weight hydroylzed whole wheat protein 0.10 to 1.00 % by weight PEG-60 almond glycerides; 1.10 to 0.50 % by weight menthol; 0.10 to 0.50 % by weight peppermint oil; 01 to 0.50 % by weight sweet almond oil; 0.10 to 0.50 % by weight camomile extract; 0.10 to 0.50 % by weight cherry bark extract; 0.10 to 0.50 % by weight calendula extract;...
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HAIR STYLING COMPOSITION COMPRISING ADHESIVE PARTICLES

(WO2002013772) 21.02.2002 A61K 8/04 L'OREAL
Hair styling compositions that comprise at least one adhesive particle, optionally in a cosmetically acceptable carrier, wherein said at least one adhesive particle comprises at least one substrate and an at least partial coating, wherein said at least partial coating comprises at least one adhesive, wherein the at least one substrate and the at least partial coating are not the same, and wherein the at least one adhesive particle has a mean length greater than 1 micron. The present invention also relates to methods of providing a holding and/or reshapable effect to the hair using the compositions of the invention and methods of manufacturing of said compositions.
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HAIR STYLING COMPOSITION COMPRISING ENCAPSULATED ADHESIVES

(WO2002013771) 21.02.2002 A61K 8/04 L'OREAL
Hair styling compositions that comprise at least one encapsulated adhesive, optionally in a cosmetically acceptable carrier, wherein the at least one encapsulated adhesive comprises at least one adhesive encapsulated by at least one encapsulating material. The present invention also relates to methods of providing a holing and/or reshapable effect to the hair using the composition of the invention and methods of manufacturing of said compositions.
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NOVEL COMPOSITIONS OF MINOXIDIL

(WO2002011698) 14.02.2002 A61K 8/25 PHARMACIA AB
Novel compositions comprising minoxidil, a thickening agent, and a pharmaceutically acceptable solvent are presented. Also presented is a process for making a novel gel composition comprising minoxidil, and methods for using the novel compositions for treating and preventing hair loss in a region of a patient.
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HAIR STYLING COMPOSITION

(WO2002011686) 14.02.2002 A61K 8/04 UNILEVER PLC
The invention provides hair styling compositions comprising: (i) from 0.1 % to 10 % by weight, based on total weigth, of a non-rigid emulsion polymerised cross-linked silicone polymer, in which the percentage of branced monomer units in the silicone polymer is from 0.05 % to 10 %. (ii) from 0.01 % to 10 % by weight, based on total weight, of a copolymer having a backbone comprising a polyether and, depending from said backbone, a plurality of poly(vinyl ester) groups, wherein at least some of the ester groups are hydrolysed to the corresponding alcohol; and water. The compositions are typically in the form of an aerosol hair styling mousse or a hair styling cream or gel and provide excellent style creation as well as sensory feel.
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HAIR CARE COMPOSITIONS COMPRISING POLYALKYLENE GLYCOL STYLING AGENTS

(WO2002011685) 14.02.2002 A61K 7/06 THE PROCTER &GAMBLE COMPANY
Hair care compositions comprise a water-soluble polyalkylene glycol having a number average molecular weight of from about 200 to about 900 and from about 4 to about 18 repeating alkylene oxide radicals, wherein each of the repeating alkylene oxide radicals has from 2 to 6 carbon atoms; a film forming polymer is soluble in the polyalkylene glycol, wherein the weight ratio of the polyalkylene glycol to the film forming polymer ranges from about 5:1 to about 50:1; and a liquid carrier. The hair care compositions optionally further comprise a non-volatile silicone with a molecular weight greater than about 40,000 daltons.
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WATER-IN-OIL EMULSION COMPOSITIONS COMPRISING POLYALKYLENE GLYCOL STYLING AGENTS

(WO2002011684) 14.02.2002 B01F 17/54 THE PROCTER &GAMBLE COMPANY
Hair care water-in-oil emulsion compositions comprise a discontinuous phase which comprises a water-soluble polyalkylene glycol having a number average molecular weight of from about 200 to about 900 and from about 4 to about 18 repeating alkylene oxide radicals, wherein each of the repeating alkylene oxide radicals has from 2 to 6 carbon atoms; and a continuous phase which comprises a silicone emulsifier, and a volatile, hydrophobic solvent. Methods for styling hair comprise applying the emulsion compositions to hair.
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COSMETIC RESIN COMPOSITION

(WO2002009658) 07.02.2002 A61K 8/87 NATIONAL STARCH AND CHEMICAL INVESTIMENT HOLDING CORPORATION
To provide a cosmetic resin composition for preparation of a hair fixative having all properties of stiffness, shampoo removability, feel, gloss, combability and anti-flaking property. A cosmetic resin composition consisting essentially of an amphoteric urethane resin having a carboxyl group and a tertiary amino group in one molecule thereof, the amphoteric urethane resin having polysiloxane linkage in its structure.
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RESHAPABLE HAIR STYLING COMPOSITION COMPRISING ACRYLIC EMULSIONS

(WO2002009656) 07.02.2002 A45D 34/00 L'OREAL
A reshapable hair styling composition comprising, in a cosmetic vehicle appropriate for hair, at least one emulsion comprising at least one acrylic polymer comprising: (a) units derived from n-butyl acrylate monomers and (b) units derived from at least one monomer chosen from 2-hydroxy ethyl acrylate, 2-hydrocy ethyl methacrylate, and hydroxy propyl acrylate monomers.
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RESHAPABLE HAIR STYLING COMPOSITION COMPRISING POLYURETHANE DISPERSIONS

(WO2002009655) 07.02.2002 A61K 8/87 L'OREAL
A reshapable hair styling composition comprising, in a cosmetic vehicle appropriate for hair, at least one dispersion comprising at least one polyurethane in a water and/or solvent medium, said at least one polyurethane being obtained by reacting: (a) an isocyanate terminated polyurethane prepolymer being obtained by reacting: (i) at least one polyactive hydrogen compound insoluble in the medium of the dispersion, wherein said polyactive hydrogen compound is chosen from alkyl, aryl, and aralkyl structures optionally substituted in and/or on the structure by N, O, and/or S groups; (ii) at least one polyisocyanate, and (iii) at least one polyactive hydrogen compound soluble in the medium of the dispersion, (b) at least one polyfunctional chai...
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RESHAPABLE HAIR STYLING COMPOSITION COMPRISING AQUEOUS COLLOIDAL DISPERSIONS OF SULFONATED POLYURETHANE UREA

(WO2002009654) 07.02.2002 A61K 8/04 L'OREAL
A reshapable hair styling composition comprising, in a cosmetic vehicle appropriate for hair, at least one sulfonated polyurethane urea obtained by reacting: (a) at least one sulfonated polyol, (b) at least one non-sulfonated polyol, (c) at least one polyisocyanate selected from aliphatic and cycloaliphatic polyisocyanates, and (d) excess water, wherein the sulfonated polyurethane urea has been chain-extended.
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PLASTICIZED WATERBORNE POLYURETHANE DISPERSIONS AND MANUFACTURING PROCESS

(WO2002008327) 31.01.2002 A61K 8/87 NOVEON IP HOLDINGS CORP.
Waterborne polyurethane dispersions are prepared by reacting (1) at least one polyisocyanate; (2) at least one active hydrogen containing compound, such as a polyol or a polyamide; and (3) optionally, at least one water-dispersability enhancing compound having water-dispersion enhancing groups, in order to form an isocyanate terminated prepolymer. The prepolymer subsequently is (1) optionally neutralized by reaction with at least one neutralizing agent, (2) dispersed in water, and then (3) chain extended by reaction with at least one of water, inorganic or organic polyamine having an average of about 2 or more primary and/or secondary amine groups, or combinations thereof. At least one plasticizer is introduced into the reaction mixture at ...
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AEROSOL HAIR SPRAY COMPOSITIONS COMPRISING COMBINATIONS OF SILICONE-GRAFTED COPOLYMERS

(WO2002005766) 24.01.2002 A61K 8/04 THE PROCTER &GAMBLE COMPANY
Disclosed are aerosol hair spray compositions which comprise a first and a second silicone-grafted copolymer, wherein the copolymers exhibit a dichotomous viscosity behavior which results in superior hold and excellent hair feel benefits, and a method of styling hair comprising applying to the hair an effective amount of the above composition.
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SELF FOAMING CLEANSING GEL

(WO2002005758) 24.01.2002 A61K 8/04 JOHNSON &JOHNSON CONSUMER COMPANIES, INC.
A self foaming composition comprising: (I) a surfactant mixture comprising (a) at least one anionic surfactant; (b) at least one amphoteric surfactant; and (c) optionally at least one nonionic surfactant; and (II) at least one self foaming agent. The composition is in the form of a liquid crystalline structure and wherein the ratio of (a) to (b) to (c) is selected such that when the surfactant composition is mixed with the self foaming agent a gel consistency is obtained. The cleansing composition is useful in the bath and the shower, as a facial cleanser, and as a shampoo.
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COSMETIC RESIN COMPOSITION AND COSMETIC USING THE SAME

(WO2002005621) 24.01.2002 A61K 8/87 NATIONAL STARCH AND CHEMICAL INVESTMENT HOLDING CORPORATION
To provide a cosmetic resin composition for preparation of a hair fixative having all properties of stiffness, shampoo removability, combability and anti-flaking property. A cosmetic resin composition consisting essentially of an amphoteric urethane resin having a carboxyl group and a tertiary amino group in one molecule thereof, the amphoteric urethane resin having a structural unit derived from an ethylene oxide in its structure.
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COSMETIC PRODUCT

(WO2002003953) 17.01.2002 A61K 8/02 LUSH LIMITED
A cosmetic product (2) comprising a surfactant and water packaged as several individual applications of the product in packaging (6) enabling the product to be frozen and used in solid frozen form. The cosmetic product preferably comprises, by weight; 5 % to 15 % amphoteric surfactant and 30 % to 40 % other surfactant. The use of a frozen gel (4) when showering is highly invigorating and, at least gives the sensation of, stimulating the blood circulation through a systemic effect on the body. It also enables a predefined quantity of surfactant to be applied over the body in a controlled manner, thereby minimising potential harmful effects arising from the application of excessive amounts of surfactant to areas of the body.
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SPRAY HEAD

(WO2002001981) 10.01.2002 B05B 1/14 UNILEVER PLC
A spray head (1) for delivering a hair care composition onto and/or into the hair comprising an inlet (10) in fluid communication with an outlet (12), the inlet (10) of the spray head (1) being adapted for connection with an outlet (19) of a container (21) including a hair care composition, the outlet (12) of the spray head including at least one hollow protrusion defining a fluid channel extending from the spray head, the hollow protrusion (30) including an opening (38) for delivering the atomised hair care composition onto the hair.
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BRANCHED/BLOCK COPOLYMERS FOR TREATMENT OF KERATINOUS SUBSTRATES

(WO2001096429) 20.12.2001 A61K 8/90 NOVEON IP HOLDINGS CORP.
A block copolymer for hair styling compositions includes hydrophilic and hydrophobic blocks which allow for optimization of desirable characteristics of the hair styling composition, such as flow onto the hair, prevention of curl droop, style retention at high humidity, tack, hardness, resistance to flaking, restylability, volumizing, and washability from the hair. The copolymer includes a polyacrylate backbone of hydrophobic blocks, with hydrophilic acrylate side chains. The copolymer is suitable for the formulation of a number of personal care, household, hair care, skin care and other formulations. The copolymer is suited to incorporation into low VOC hydro-alcoholic hair styling compositions to meet reduced VOC regulations.
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A LEAVE-IN FOAMING COMPOSITION FOR STYLING, LIGHTENING AND HIGHLIGHTING HAIR

(WO2001085105) 15.11.2001 A61K 7/06 UNILEVER PLC
There is described a leave-in, aqueous, foamable composition delivered from a foaming device for styling, lightening and highlighting hair which comprises: hair which comprises: (i) a styling agent, (ii) a peroxygen compound, (iii) an acid, and (iv) a foaming agent; said composition having a pH of about 5 or less. There is also described a method for styling, lightening and highlighting hair which comprises treating said hair with a composition of the invention.
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LEAVE-ON OR RINSE-OUT HAIR CARE CONDITIONER COMPOSITIONS CONTAINING SILICONE QUATERNARY COMPOUNDS AND THICKENERS

(WO2001082879) 08.11.2001 A61K 8/81 UNILEVER PLC
The present invention relates to a leave-on or rinse-out hair conditioning or styling aid composition that comprises: a) a silicone quaternary compound, b) a cationic thickener, and c) a carrier, wherein said carrier is water, or a hydroalcoholic solvent; and wherein said composition is substantially lacking in fatty alcohol.
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COMPOSITION EXHIBITING ENHANCED FORMULATION STABILITY AND DELIVERY OF TROPICAL ACTIVE INGREDIENTS

(WO2001080823) 01.11.2001 A61K 8/11 SOL-GEL TECHNOLOGIES LTD.
A therapeutic or cosmetic composition for topical application, capable of stabilizing an active ingredient and delivering said ingredient, comprising a plurality of microcapsules having a core-shell structure. The microcapsules have a diameter of approximately 0.1 to 100 microns. The core of each microcapsule includes at least one active ingredient, and is encapsulated within a microcapsular shell, The shell is comprised of at least one inorganic polymer obtained by a sol-gel process, and the shell protects the active ingredient before topical application and releases the ingredient after topical application. This composition is useful to encapsulate active ingredients that are unstable in formulation, or are irritating to the skin. The pre...
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PRE-FORMED SHEET DEVICES SUITABLE FOR TOPICAL APPLICATION

(WO2001078678) 25.10.2001 A61K 8/02 THE PROCTER &GAMBLE COMPANY
The present invention relates to pre-formed devices for delivering benefit agents to the skin, hair or nails. The devices are patches or masks for cosmetic or therapeutic use and comprise a unilamellar, solid gel sheet having at least one surface at least partially coated with a discrete coating composition comprising at least one benefit agent for the skin, hair or nails. The invention also encompasses methods of producing and using such devices. The coating composition allows more efficient delivery of benefit agents to the skin than previously known devices and/or affords greater formulation flexibility.
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SUBSTANTIALLY DRY CLEANSING PRODUCT OF IMPROVED LATHERABILITY AND WET FLEXIBILITY

(WO2001078672) 25.10.2001 A61K 8/02 UNILEVER PLC
This invention relates to a disposable, single-use, substantially dry cleansing product having wet flexibility. The product comprises a lathering surfactant. Optionally, the product comprises a substrate comprising an apertured fabric. Preferably the product has a specific lather volume coefficient.
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SYSTEM FOR STYLING HAIR

(WO2001078554) 25.10.2001 A45D 44/00 STACHOWSKI, Barbara
This invention is a device, system and a method for styling hair and parting hair according to a predetermined pattern. The device (200) of the instant invention has two handle portions (211, 209) that are preferably attached to an extended tip section (201) through two hinge elements (203, 205). The handles are preferably flattened elongated handles that are larger at the holding ends for easy operation and handling of the device. The tip (201) is also preferably flattened and substantially co-planar with the handles (211, 209) or positioned at an angle of 45 or less relative to the plane of the flattened handles. In operation, hair is parted into the preferred configuration by tracing the extended tip (201) section of the device (200) t...
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AMPHOLYTIC POLYMER DISPERSION COMPOSITION AND METHOD OF USE

(WO2001074915) 11.10.2001 B01F 17/00 CALGON CORPORATION
Disclosed are novel aqueous dispersions of ampholytic polymers. The dispersion pH of 2 to 6 allows the dispersion to contain high levels of the ampholytic polymer and remain pourable where similarly active solutions would be in a non-pourable gel form. The use of the novel aqueous dispersions of ampholytic polymer, in a cosmetically acceptable medium for the treatment of a keratin-containing substrate is also disclosed. The use of the novel aqueous dispersions of ampholytic polymers to thicken aqueous solutions as an additive in the manufacture of paper, as a component in drilling fluid compositions, as a component of cementing compositions and as an agent for waste water treatment is further disclosed.
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HAIR CONDITIONING COMPOSITION COMPRISING VINYLPYRROLIDONE COPOLYMER

(WO2001074312) 11.10.2001 A61K 8/04 THE PROCTER &GAMBLE COMPANY
Disclosed is a hair conditioning composition (hereinafter Composition A) comprising: (1) a carboxylic acid/carboxylate copolymer; (2) a vinylpyrrolidone copolymer, preferably polyvinylpyrrolidone/vinyl acetate copolymer; and (3) an aqueous carrier, and a hair conditioning composition (hereinafter Composition B) comprising: (1) a gel matrix comprising a cationic surfactant, a high melting point fatty compound, and water; and (2) vinylpyrrolidone polymer, preferably vinylpyrrolidone/dimethylaminoethylmethacrylate copolymer. The Compositions A and B of the present invention can provide increase in bulk hair volume, and can also provide improved conditioning benefits to the hair such as smoothness, softness, and reduction of friction, are easy ...
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LEAVE-IN HAIR COSMETIC COMPOSITIONS FOR ENHANCING VOLUME

(WO2001074311) 11.10.2001 A61K 8/04 THE PROCTER &GAMBLE COMPANY
Leave-in hair cosmetic compositions for enhancing hair volume, comprising non-spherical microparticles exhibiting a mean particle size of less than about 100$g(m)m in its longest dimension, a water-soluble or water-swellable polymer, and an aqueous carrier such that the combination of the polymer and the microparticles results in a film-forming network. Also disclosed are methods for enhancing hair volume, and more particularly for enhancing hair volume with leave-in aqueous cosmetic compositions which contain non-spherical microparticles of less than 100$g(m)m in its longest dimension, a water-soluble or water-swellable polymer and an aqueous carrier. The disclosed compositions provide improved hair volume, body, bounce, fullness, springin...
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LEAVE-IN HAIR COSMETIC COMPOSITIONS FOR ENHANCING VOLUME CONTAINING MICROSPHERES

(WO2001074310) 11.10.2001 A61K 8/04 THE PROCTER &GAMBLE COMPANY
Disclosed are leave-in hair cosmetic compositions for enhancing hair volume, comprising fluid-encapsulated, flexible microspheres exhibiting a mean particle size of less than about 300mm in diameter, a water-soluble or water-swellable polymer, and an aqueous carrier such that the combination of the polymer and the microspheres results in a solid continuous or semi-continuous film network. Also disclosed are methods for enhancing hair volume, and more particularly for enhancing hair volume with leave-in aqueous cosmetic compositions which contain spherical, flexible, fluid-encapsulated particles of less than about 300$g(m)m in diameter, a water-soluble or water-swellable polymer and an aqueous carrier. The disclosed compositions provide impr...
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LIQUID DISPENSER

(WO2001074225) 11.10.2001 A47K 5/12 HEALTHPOINT, LTD.
A liquid dispenser (10) is provided for dispensing a desired amount of liquid from a bottle (12), without leakage or dripping. The bottle (12) is mounted in a fixture (14) attached to a wall. The bottle includes an inlet (28) and an outlet (30), with one-way valves (36, 60) operatively sealed in the inlet (28) and outlet ports (30). A foam-filled foot pump (40) is operatively connected to the inlet valve (60) for the inlet port (28), such that air may be pumped into the bottle (12) to pressurize the contents thereof. Upon pressurization, the liquid is forced through the outlet valve (36) in the outlet port (30). An air filter (54) is provided for the pump (40), so as to preclude contamination of liquid in the bottle (12). Excess pressure is...
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LOW VOC HAIR SPRAY COMPOSITIONS HAVING ENHANCED STYLING BENEFITS

(WO2001070179) 27.09.2001 A61K 8/04 UNILEVER PLC
An aqueous or hydroalcoholic, aerosol or non-aerosol hair spray or mousse composition which contains a water soluble or dispersible fixative polymer in an amount from 1 % to 40 % by weight of the composition, a neutralizing agent in an amount from 0.1 to 10 wt.%, a hydrocarbon based surfactant in an amount from 0.01 % to 5 % by weight, an organic and/or inorganic salt from 0.01 % to 10 % by weight, alcohol from 10 % to 90 % by weight, a volatile ester from 0 to 90 % by weight, a volatile ketone from 0 to 90 % by weight and water from 10 % to 98 % by weight of the composition. Additionally, aerosol compositions contain a liquefied propellant gas from 5 % to 60 % by weight of the composition. The advantage of compositions of the invention is ...
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HAIR CARE COMPOSITION CONTAINING A POLYALKYLENEGLYCOL(n)ALKYLAMINE

(WO2001068039) 20.09.2001 A61K 7/06 THE PROCTER &GAMBLE COMPANY
Disclosed are hair care compositions including a polyalkyleneglycol(n)alkylamine of formula (I), (II), or mixtures thereof, wherein each R is independently a saturated, unsaturated, straight or branched alkyl group having from 1 to about 30 carbon atoms, R' is a saturated, unsaturated, straight or branched alkyl group having from 1 to about 4 carbon atoms, each m is 2 or 3, each n is 2 or 3, each x and each y are independently a number of 1 or more wherein the sum of each x and each y is from about 3 to about 9; and wherein X- is any safe and suitable salt forming anion selected from the group consisting of chloride, bromide, iodide, acetate, citrate, lactate, glycolate, phosphate, nitrate, sulfonate, sulfate, alkylsulfate, alkyl sulfonate,...
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METHOD AND COMPOSITION FOR PROMOTING HAIR GROWTH

(WO2001058414) 16.08.2001 A61K 8/55 ANDROMEDA TRADING LIMITED
A composition for preventing hair loss and promoting hair growth comprises fenugreek extract and a carrier, for example, hydroxylated lecithin and glycerine. The composition is preferably in the form of a spray which is applied beneath the tongue for translingual absorption.
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HAIR STYLING DEVICE

(WO2001056423) 09.08.2001 A45D 2/00 KENNEDY, Melvin, R.
A hair styling device for twirling locks of hair together including a main body (10), and at least two hair grabbers (12, 14) for respectively grabbing separate locks of hair. Each of the hair grabbers (12, 14) is connected to respective hair twisters (16, 18), and each of the hair twisters (16, 18) rotates respective locks of hair to form twists of hair. The device further comprises a hair twist rotator body (20) connected to each of the hair grabbers (12, 14). The hair twist rotator body (20) is connected to and rotatable relative to the main body (10). Rotation of the hair twist rotator body (20) cables the twists of hair to form a cord of hair. The hair grabbers (12, 14) are substantially stationary relative to the hair twist rotator (2...
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APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR HAIR TREATMENT

(WO2001052689) 26.07.2001 A45D 20/50 WHEEL TECHNOLOGY LTD.
A method of grooming and/or styling wet or dry hair is provided. The method is effected by: (a) providing an apparatus including: (i) a hair combing assembly including a motor (16) and at least one comb member (18) being formed with teeth (20), said at least one comb member (18) being reciprocally movable by said motor (16); and (ii) a hair drying mechanism (24) being in operative engagement with the assembly and being for drying hair; (b) contacting, in a combing action, said at least one comb member (18) with the hair to be groomed and/or styled while at the same time operating said hair drying mechanism (24) to thereby dry the hair so as to effect grooming and/or styling thereof.
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COMPOSITION FOR PROTECTING HAIR FROM EXTREMES OF HUMIDITY

(WO2001047482) 05.07.2001 A61K 8/42 AVON PRODUCTS, INC.
There is provided a novel hair care composition comprising phytantriol, panthenol, amino acids, proteins, and oligosaccharides. Preferably, the composition is in a cosmetically acceptable vehicle. The composition may be a shampoo, conditioner, gel, mousse, spritz, serum, lotion, pomade, hair spray, or another treatment product.
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METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR HAIR STYLING

(WO2001047390) 05.07.2001 A45D 2/24 SCHIRREN, Maria, G.
A novel method and apparatus for hair styling is disclosed that allowed a user to bind or retain hair in a particular orientation while allowing the user to then braid, twist or wind the hair as desired. The hair styling apparatus (100) includes a wire center core (108) spirally wound with a fabric strip (110) such that the fabric strip (110) acts as a sheath (106) to substantially cover the wire center core (108). The wire center core (108) is sized to be flexible so a user may bend or wind the hair styling apparatus (100) as desired while having sufficient stiffness to retain the desired shape. The hair styling apparatus (100) may be further enhanced by the addition of an elastic loop (204) at one end to allow grouping a bundle of hair (4...
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AQUEOUS HAIR STYLING COMPOSITIONS

(WO2001045651) 28.06.2001 A61K 8/04 UNILEVER PLC
An aqueous hair stying composition comprises: (i) from 0.1% to 40%, by weight based on total weight, of oily or fatty material, the oily or fatty material including at least one material selected from hydrocarbon oils and glyceride fatty esters; (ii) from 0.1 % to 10 %, by weight based on total weight, of a hair styling polymer; (iii) from 0 % to 30 %, by weight based on total weight, of an aerosol propellant; and (iv) from 0 % to 5 %, by weight based on total weight, of a surfactant. The compositions have improved strength and durability of hair hold and superior sensory feel.
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PHARMACEUTICAL GEL AND AEROSOL FORMULATIONS AND METHODS TO ADMINISTER THE SAME TO SKIN AND MUCOSAL SURFACES

(WO2001043722) 21.06.2001 A61K 9/12 ATRIX LABORATORIES, INC.
Bioadhesive formulations to deliver, for both local and systemic effects, a wide variety of drugs of varying degrees of solubility are described. These formulations can be gels or aerosols and comprise a water-insoluble, pharmaceutically acceptable alkyl cellulose, a solvent system comprising a volatile solvent and water, a solubilizing agent or a dispersing agent, or a mixture thereof, and a pharmaceutical. These formulations can be made bioerodible and release the pharmaceutical in a controlled manner. Formulations further comprising a propellant such as 1,1-difluoroethane are also provided. The delivery can be made to a skin surface or to a mucosal surface. Methods for preparing and administering these formulations are also provided. Sev...
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MODIFIED STARCH SOLUTIONS AND THEIR USE IN PERSONAL CARE

(WO2001039721) 07.06.2001 A61K 8/362 CALGON CORPORATION
Disclosed are novel aqueous modified starch solutions, such solutions can contain high levels of the modified starch and remain stable such that on standing, the solution does not form a precipitate, become a non pourable gel, separate or spoil due to attack from microorganisms. The use of the novel aqueous modified starch solutions in a cosmetically acceptable medium for the treatment of a keratin-containing substrate is also disclosed.
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ZWITTERIONIC SILOXANE POLYMERS AND IONICALLY CROSS-LINKED POLYMERS FORMED THEREFROM

(WO2001030886) 03.05.2001 A61K 8/895 MONA INDUSTRIES, INC.
Ionically cross-linked silicone polymers of a thickened gel-like consistency are made by reacting a diamino containing polysiloxane with an acid containing reactant selected from itaconic acid or the ester derivative thereof; substituted or unsubstituted cyclic and ankydride; substituted or unsubstituted conjugated olefinic acid or mixtures of the same at an elevated temperature in the presence of a low molecular weight silicone oil or other solvent until an ionically cross-linked zwitterionic siloxane polymer of a gel-like consistency is formed.
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MATERIAL COMPRISING AN ORGANIC UV-A FILTER AND METHOD FOR DISPLACING THE MAXIMUM ABSORPTION WAVELENGTH

(WO2001024768) 12.04.2001 A61K 8/11 L'OREAL
The invention concerns a substance obtainable by sol-gel process, having a maximum absorption wavelength ($g(l)max?) in the interval ranging between 370 and 400 nm, said substance comprising at least an organic UV-A sunscreen filter having a $g(l)max? less than 370 nm, at least a metal alkoxide selected among zirconium, titanium and aluminium alkoxides, at least a functionalised organic polymer or a precursor of such a polymer, or at least a functionalised silicon-coated polymer or a precursor of such a polymer, at least a solvent and an amount of water sufficient for partial and/or total hydrolysis of the metal alkoxide and its condensation. The invention also concerns a method for displacing in the interval ranging from 370 to 400 nm,...
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METHOD FOR IMPROVING UV RADIATION STABILITY OF PHOTOSENSITIVE SUNSCREEN FILTERS

(WO2001024762) 12.04.2001 A61K 8/11 L'OREAL
The invention concerns a method for improving the UV radiation stability of a photosensitve sunscreen filter, which consists in incorporating said filter in a substance produced by sol-gel process from at least a silicon alkoxide and at least a surfactant. The invention also concerns a photostable substance comprising in combination a sunscreen filter and a light stabilizing substance produced by sol-gel process containing at least a silicon alkoxide and at least a non-ionic surfactant, and a cosmetic and/or dermatological composition comprising in a cosmetically and/or dermatologically acceptable support, an efficient amount of a photostable substance. Said cosmetic and/or dermatological composition is particularly designed to protect the ...
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SUSPENDING CLEAR CLEANSING FORMULATION

(WO2001019946) 22.03.2001 A61K 8/29 UNILEVER PLC
A shower gel formulation having a clear appearance is described which suspends insoluble particles, water insoluble liquids or bubbles and contains an acrylate copolymer, an anionic surfactant, a cationic polymer and, optionally, an amphoteric surfactant. The method of use of the clear shower gel is also described.
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PRODUCT-STRUCTURANT COMPOSITION FOR PERSONAL CARE FORMULATIONS

(WO2001019343) 22.03.2001 A61K 8/02 ISP INVESTMENTS INC.
A product-structuring composition which forms a bilayer lamellar gel network in an oil-in-water system comprising (a) a cationic swellant which is a fatty acid adduct of amidopropyldimethyl-2-hydroxyethyl ammonium halide, and (b) a gellant blend of low HLB emulsifiers having a resultant HLB of about 1.5 to 4.5.
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WATER ABSORBENT KERATIN AND GEL FORMED THEREFROM

(WO2001019305) 22.03.2001 A61F 13/15 KERAPLAST TECHNOLOGIES LTD.
A hydratable, highly absorbent keratin solid fiber or powder capable of absorbing a large weight excess of water may be produced by partially oxidizing hair keratin disulfide bonds to sulfonic acid residues and reacting the sulfonic acid residues with a cation. The neutralized suspension can be filtered, washed, and dried, leaving keratin solid which can be shredded into fibers and further ground into powder. Addition of water to the solid produces a hydrogel. The powder or hydrogel may be useful as an absorbent material, as a therapeutic for skin, or as an excipient. The keratin materials can be incorporated into nonwoven films. The hydrogel can be used as a biocompatible viscoelastic filler for implant applications. Another use for the ab...
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HAIR CARE COMPOSITION COMPRISING A POLYPROPYLENE GLYCOL

(WO2001017502) 15.03.2001 A61K 8/34 THE PROCTER &GAMBLE COMPANY
A hair care composition includes a polypropylene glycol and a gel matrix. The polypropylene glycol is selected from a single-polypropylene glycol-chain segment polymer, a multi-polypropylene glycol-chain segment polymer, and mixtures thereof. The single-polypropylene glycol-chain segment polymer is of the formula (I) : HO-(C3?H6?O)a?H, wherein a is a value from about 20 to about 100. The multi-polypropylene glycol-chain segment polymer is of formula (I), wherein n is a value from about 0 to about 10, each R is independently selected from the group consisting of H, and C1?-C30? alkyl, each b is independently a value from about 0 to about 2, c and d are independently a value from about 0 to about 2, b + c + d is at least about 2, ea...
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A PROCESS FOR FORMING A HAIR CARE COMPOSITION AND A COMPOSITION FORMED BY SAME

(WO2001017492) 15.03.2001 A61K 7/06 THE PROCTER &GAMBLE COMPANY
An improved process for forming a hair care composition includes the steps of providing an oil having an HLB of less than about 3, providing an oil-miscible agent, providing water, providing a cationic surfactant having a melting temperature, and providing a solid fatty compound having a melting temperature. The water is heated to a temperature higher than the melting temperature of the cationic surfactant and the melting temperature of the solid fatty compound. The cationic surfactant and solid fatty compound are added to the water to form a mixture. The mixture is maintained at a temperature higher than the melting temperature of the cationic surfactant and the melting temperature of the solid fatty compound, and homogenized. The mixture ...
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A HAIR CARE COMPOSITION COMPRISING A POLYPROPYLENE GLYCOL AND AN ESTER OIL

(WO2001017491) 15.03.2001 A61K 7/06 THE PROCTER &GAMBLE COMPANY
Hair care compositions include a polypropylene glycol, an ester oil, and a gel matrix comprising a cationic surfactant, a solid fatty compound, and water. Hair care compositions also include a polypropylene glycol, an ester oil selected from a pentaerythritol ester oil, a trimethylol ester oil, and mixtures thereof, and a suitable carrier. The polypropylene glycol has a weight average molecular weight of from about 200 g/mol to about 100,000 g/mol. The HLB value of the ester oil is less than about 4.
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A HAIR CARE COMPOSITION CONTAINING AN ALKYL ETHOXYLATE AND PROCESS FOR FORMING SAME

(WO2001017490) 15.03.2001 C11D 1/62 THE PROCTER &GAMBLE COMPANY
Improved hair care compositions include an alkyl ethoxylate and a gel matrix which includes a cationic surfactant, a solid fatty compound, and water. The alkyl ethoxylate is of the formula R-O-(C2?H4?O)n?H, where R represents an alkyl group having from about 1 to about 30 carbon atoms, and where n represents a number from about 1 to about 10. The weight average molecular weight of the alkyl ethoxylate is less than about 500 g/mol, and the HLB value of the alkyl ethoxylate is from about 5 to about 12. A novel process may form the improved hair care composition.
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HYDROXYL-FUNCTIONALISED DENDRITIC MACROMOLECULES IN TOPICAL COSMETIC AND PERSONAL CARE COMPOSITIONS

(WO2001017485) 15.03.2001 A61K 8/85 UNILEVER PLC
The invention provides a cosmetic and personal care composition, preferably a hair styling composition such as spray, gel or mousse, comprising a hydroxyl-functionalised dendritic macromolecule. Preferably the dendritic macromolecule is built up from polyester units.
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PERSONAL CARE ARTICLES

(WO2001008658) 08.02.2001 A61K 8/02 THE PROCTER &GAMBLE COMPANY
The present invention relates to a substantially dry, disposable personal care article comprising: a) a water insoluble substrate comprising: 1) a nonwoven first layer; 2) a second layer which is disposed adjacent to said first layer; b) a cleansing component disposed adjacent to said first and second layers, wherein said component comprises: 1) from about 10% to about 1000%, by weight of the water insoluble substrate, of a lathering surfactant; wherein said article exhibits the following surfactant dissolution related physical properties individually or in combination with one another. The properties exhibited include a Dynamic Surface Tension Value of less than about 54 dynes/cm?2 in beaker 1 and greater than about 60 dynes/cm?2 in be...
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PERSONAL CARE ARTICLES

(WO2001008542) 08.02.2001 A47K 7/03 THE PROCTER &GAMBLE COMPANY
The present invention relates to a substantially dry, disposable personal care article suitable for cleansing and/or therapeutically treating comprising a water insoluble substrate which comprises a non-scouring, lofty, low density batting layer which comprises synthetic fibers and wherein said batting layer exhibits a number of physical properties either individually or in combination which are believed to contribute to the overall effectiveness of the personal care article of the present invention. The physical properties of the batting include a Lather Permeability of at least 0.2 g/sec at 7 cm H2?O, a Lather Permeability Critical Pressure of less than about 4 cm H2?O, an Air Permeability of at least 900 ft?3/min/ft?2, a Compress...
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CROSSLINKED CATIONIC MICROGELS, PROCESS FOR MAKING SAME AND HAIR CARE COMPOSITIONS THEREWITH

(WO2001003658) 18.01.2001 C08F 220/60 ISP INVESTMENTS INC.
What is described herein is a fine particulate, crosslinked cationic microgel which is capable of adsorbing up to 200 times its dry gel weight of water, and which has a viscosity of 5870 cps in water at a pH of 2.8 adjusted with a divalent or trivalent acid, at a copolymer concentration of about 1 %. The microgel includes, by weigth, about 5-95 %, preferably 50 % of a water soluble monomer which is vinyl pyrrolidone (VP), and about 5-95 %, preferably 50 %, of a water soluble cationic monomer which is 3-dimethylaminopropyl-(meth)acrylamide (DMAPMA) and a low crosslinker content, e.g. about 0.2 %. The copolymers are made by a solution polymerization process from a mixture of VP and DMAPMA, crosslinker, solvent and initiator. The invention als...
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PRE-FORMED GEL SHEET

(WO2001001950) 11.01.2001 A61K 8/02 THE PROCTER &GAMBLE COMPANY
A pre-formed, sheet device comprising; (a) less than 10 % of a polysaccharide mixture consisting of; (i) a red seaweed polysaccharide; (ii) a mannose containing polysaccharide selected from a galactomannan, glucomannan, and derivatives or mixtures thereof and; (iii) a fermentation polysaccharide, or derivatives thereof; and (b) from about 30 % to about 99.5 % of water; wherein the device comprises less than 10 % total polysaccharide. The pre-formed, sheet devices of the invention are suitable for topical application and display desirable amounts of syneresis and/or improved mechanical properties such as strength or flexibility, as well as excellent moisturisation, hydration and cooling benefits. Further, the devices of the present invention...
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METHODS AND MECHANISMS FOR QUICK-PLACEMENT ELECTROENCEPHALOGRAM (EEG) ELECTRODES

(WO2001001857) 11.01.2001 A61B 5/0478 BALTIMORE BIOMEDICAL, INC.
This invention provides a quick placement EEG electrode (50). The EEG electrode is fixed to a scalp by a first element (510) working in conjunction with a second element (530) to trap hair and hold the EEG electrode in place. The EEG electrode contains a sponge that when compressed, dispenses electrolytic gel, acts as a shock absorber, and maintains contact with the scalp. The EEG electrode has a quick release mechanism for easy removal of the EEG electrode from the scalp.
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QUICK-PLACEMENT ELECTROENCEPHALOGRAM (EEG) ELECTRODE

(WO2001001856) 11.01.2001 A61B 5/0478 BALTIMORE BIOMEDICAL, INC.
This invention provides a quick-placement EEG electrode. The EEG electrode (150) is fixed to a patient's head by a first element (51), a second element or movable section (52, 13) that operates in conjunction with the fixed section to trap hair, and hold the EEG electrode in place. The EEG electrode contains a sponge that when compressed, dispenses electrolytic gel, acts as a shock absorber, and maintains scalp contact. The EEG electrode has a quick release mechanism with a break-away ring, and locking groove for easy removal of the EEG electrode from the patient's scalp.
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LIQUID DISPENSING HAIR BRUSH

(WO2001000057) 04.01.2001 A46B 11/00 THIRUPPATHI, Devaraj
A liquid dispensing hair brush includes a body having a chamber therein. The hair brush includes a liquid container in the chamber. A trigger is also contained within the chamber. The trigger may be depressed such that it drives the liquid container relative to the body. A pump is disposed in the container that dispenses liquid from the container through a spray nozzle when the container is driven by the trigger. The pump and container are disposed in the head portion of the brush such that the pump stroke may be relatively short. The container may be removable and replaceable or refillable.
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AQUEOUS SOLID GEL COMPRISING A HYDROPHILIC GELLING AGENT AND A PARTICULAR POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL, COMPOSITION COMPRISING SAME AND USES

(WO2000078868) 28.12.2000 A61K 8/02 L'OREAL
The invention concerns an aqueous solid gel, comprising (i) at least a hydrophilic gelling agent and (ii) at least a polethylene glycol whereof the oxyethylene moles range between 12 and 180. The invention also concerns a solid composition, with continuous aqueous phase, comprising said gel. Said composition can be used in stick or waterpact form and can constitute make-up products for the skin, mucous membranes and/or keratinous fibres. It has a hardness enabling both easy disintegration and good stick cohesion. Said composition can be applied directly on the skin or with a sponge and provides great freshness on application.
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SOLID AQUEOUS GEL COMPRISING A HYDROPHILIC GELLING AGENT AND STARCH, COMPOSITION COMPRISING SAME AND USES

(WO2000078857) 28.12.2000 A61K 8/73 L'OREAL
The invention concerns a solid aqueous gel comprising: i) at least a hydrophilic gelling agent and ii) at least a starch or its derivatives. The invention also concerns a solid composition, with continuous aqueous phase, comprising said gel. Said gel can be used in stick or waterpact form and can constitute make-up products for the skin and/or mucous membranes and/or keratinous fibres. It has a hardness providing both easy disintegration and good stick cohesion. Said gel or composition containing it can be applied directly on the skin or with a sponge and has very good cosmetic properties (comfort and softness).
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AQUEOUS SOLID GEL COMPRISING A HYDROPHILIC GELLING AGENT, A CELLULOSE DERIVATIVE AND PIGMENTS AND/OR MOTHER-OF-PEARLS AND USES THEREOF

(WO2000078856) 28.12.2000 A61K 8/73 L'OREAL
The invention concerns an aqueous solid gel characterised in that it comprises (i) at least a hydrophilic gelling agent, (ii) at least a cellulose derivative and (iii) a powder phase comprising at least a pigment and/or mother-of-pearl, the content of the hydrophilic gelling agent/ cellulose derivative combination present in the gel being not more than 20 wt. %, relative to the gel total weight. Said gel can be used in the form of stick or waterpact and can constitute make-up products for the skin, mucous membranes and/or keratinous fibres. Said gel provides the advantage of being stable (absence of syneresis). It provides easy and homogeneous disintegration of the product and great freshness on application.
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SOLID AQUEOUS GEL COMPRISING A HYDROPHILIC GELLING AGENT AND PARTICULAR FILLERS

(WO2000078279) 28.12.2000 A61K 8/02 L'OREAL
The invention concerns a solid aqueous gel comprising: (i) at least a hydrophilic gelling agent and (ii) a powder phase comprising at least a filler with deformable particles, the gelling agent being present in the gel at a content not more than 20 wt. % relative to the gel total weight. The invention also concerns a solid composition, having a continuous aqueous phase, comprising said gel. Said gel can be used in stick or waterpact form and can constitute make-up products for the skin and/or mucous membranes and/or keratinous fibres. It has a hardness enabling both an easy disintegration of the product and good stick cohesion. Said gel or said composition can be directly applied on the skin or with a sponge and exhibit very good cosmetic q...
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MOUSSE-FORMING SHAMPOO COMPOSITIONS

(WO2000076461) 21.12.2000 A61K 8/04 UNILEVER PLC
A mousse-forming cleansing shampoo composition having improved conditioning performance comprising: (A) a foamable concentrate comprising: (i) at least one surfactant; (ii) dispersed particles of a water-insoluble conditioning agent having a particle size of 1 micron or greater; (iii) an aqueous carrier; and (B) an aerosol propellant.
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COMPOSITION FOR CLEANING AND REMOVING PARASITES FROM THE HAIR

(WO2000072814) 07.12.2000 A61K 7/40 ZANCANER, Eduardo
The present invention relates to a composition for cleaning the hair, as well as for the removal of parasites from the hair. The present invention relates to a composition, such as a cream or a gel, aiming at the hygiene and the beauty of the hair, including the elimination of parasites, such as lice and nits. One advantage presented by this composition is its effectiveness despite the fact that it contains little or no potentially toxic ingredients known and used in commercial products of this kind, for instance pediculicides. The composition for cleaning and removing parasites from the hair made in accordance with this invention comprises an emulsion formed by an organic phase and an aqueous phase, said organic phase comprising an emollie...
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SUNSCREEN COMPOSITION CONTAINING SOL-GEL MICROCAPSULES

(WO2000072806) 07.12.2000 A61K 8/11 SOL-GEL TECHNOLOGIES LTD
The present invention generally relates to safe and stable sunscreen compositions comprising at least one sunscreen active ingredient in the form of an inert sol-gel microcapsules encapsulating ultraviolet absorbing compounds in any acceptable cosmetic vehicle. The composition according to the present invention can comprise several ultraviolet absorbers that may be encapsulated in the same sol-gel microcapsule or in different capsules. The encapsulation of the ultraviolet absorbers reduces or even prevents the contact between the sunscreen compounds and the human tissue, thus reducing various adverse effects that are associated with the use of sunscreens. The encapsulation also reduces or even prevents cross reactivity between the suscreen ...
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POLYMERS, COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS OF USE FOR FOAMS, LAUNDRY DETERGENTS, SHOWER RINSES, AND COAGULANTS

(WO2000071651) 30.11.2000 A61K 8/81 RHODIA INC.
The present invention relates to a polymeric material comprising i) units capable of having a cationic charge at a pH of from about 4 to about 12; provided that said polymeric material has an average cationic charge density from about 2.75 or less units per 100 daltons molecular weight at a pH of from about 4 to about 12. The polymeric material is a suds enhancer and a suds volume extender for hand dishwashing compositions and personal care products such as soaps, shaving cream foam, foaming shaving gel, foam depiliatories and shampoos. The polymers are also effective as a soil release agent in fabric cleaning compositions. The polymers are also useful in agrochemical foam, fire-fighting foam, hard surface cleaner foam, and coagulant for ti...
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BLOCK POLYMERS, COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS OF USE FOR FOAMS, LAUNDRY DETERGENTS, SHOWER RINSES AND COAGULANTS

(WO2000071591) 30.11.2000 A62D 1/02 RHODIA INC.
The present invention relates to a block polymeric material. Typically the block polymer comprises units capable of having an average cationic charge density of about 15 or less, preferably 5 or less, more preferably from about 0.05 to about 5, even more preferably from about 0.05 to about 2.77, even more preferably from about 0.1 to about 2.75, most preferably from about 0.75 to about 2.25 units per 100 daltons molecular weight at a pH of from about 4 to about 12. The polymeric material is a suds enhancer and a suds volume extender for personal car products such as soaps and shampoos. The compositions have increased effectiveness for preventing re-deposition of grease during hand and body washing. The polymers are also effective as a soil ...
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A METHOD FOR OBTAINING PHOTOSTABLE SUNSCREEN COMPOSITIONS

(WO2000071084) 30.11.2000 A61K 8/11 SOL-GEL TECHNOLOGIES LTD
The present invention relates to a method for obtaining improved photostability of a sunscreen composition that contains at least two sunscreen active ingredients, which are photo-unstable when formulated together, by microencapsulating at least one of said active ingredients in an encapsulating material suitable for holding the encapsulated active ingredient material, thus reducing or preventing its leaching out of the capsules; and adding other acceptable components and additives needed for the preparation of said composition. The sunscreen active ingredients can be selected from UVA and UVB absorbers, preferably a combination thereof. In a preferred embodiment of the present invention said active ingredients are encapsulated in separate ...
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CONDITIONING/STYLING TERPOLYMERS

(WO2000068282) 16.11.2000 A61K 8/81 ISP INVESTMENTS INC.
What is described herein are conditioning/styling terpolymers of vinylpyrrolidone (VP), dimethylaminopropyl methacrylamide (DMAPMA) and C9?-C24? alkyl dimethylamino-propyl methacrylic acid quaternized monomers (QDMAPMA), in a defined compositional range. Hair and skin care compositions which include these terpolymers exhibit advantageous low tackiness and high humidity resistance.
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HAIR STYLING COMPOSITIONS CONTAINING SELECT POLYALKYLENE GLYCOL STYLING AGENTS

(WO2000067710) 16.11.2000 A61K 7/06 THE PROCTER &GAMBLE COMPANY
Disclosed are hair styling compositions which comprise from about 5% to about 90% by weight of a polyalkylene glycol styling agent that is substantially free of polyalkylene glyceryl ethers, and that has a number average molecular weight of from about 190 to about 1500 and from about 5 to about 35 repeating alkylene oxide radicals wherein each of the repeating alkylene oxide radicals has from 2 to 6 carbon atoms; from about 1% to about 90% by weight of a liquid carrier which can comprise water, an organic solvent, or combinations thereof; and, optionally, from about 5% to about 40% by weight of a propellant. Also disclosed are hair styling compositions which comprise from about 5% to about 90% by weight of a polyalkylene glycol styling agen...
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HAIR STYLING COMPOSITIONS PROVIDING IMPROVED HAIR VOLUME AND HAIR HOLD PERFORMANCE

(WO2000067709) 16.11.2000 A61K 7/06 THE PROCTER &GAMBLE COMPANY
Disclosed are hair styling compositions which provide improved hair volume and hair hold performance, and which provide for a DRY HAIR INDEX of at least 242 after application and drying of the compositions on dry hair. These air styling compositions comprise from about 12 % to about 90 % by weight of a polyalkylene glycol styling agent that is substantially free of polyalkylene glyceryl ethers, and that has a number average molecular weight of from about 190 to about 1500 and from about 5 to about 35 repeating alkylene oxide radicals wherein each of the repeating alkylene oxide radicals has from 2 to 6 carbon atoms; and from about 1 % to about 88 % by weight of a liquid carrier which can be water, an organic solvent, or combinations thereof...
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MULTIFUNCTIONAL HAND-HELD HAIR DRYER

(WO2000066962) 09.11.2000 A45D 20/12 CANTOR, Josef
A multifunctional hand-held hair dryer (10) is provided having a body section containing a motor and fan for generating a stream of air, a handle (14) attached to the body (12) in an essentially gun-type configuration, and a barrel (18) attached to the body at a substantially right angle to the handle section, the interior walls of the barrel defining a central chamber (32) through which air is transferred from the body to an end opening (19) of the barrel and wherein there is attached to the exterior of the barrel styling attachments (20) which together with the barrel surface form a chamber which may communicate hot air through holes (24) in the styling attachment, the attachment and the holes together serving to facilitate styling of the...
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MOUSSE FORMING HAIR TREATMENT COMPOSITION

(WO2000064404) 02.11.2000 A61K 8/04 UNILEVER PLC
A mousse forming hair treatment composition, which may be a cleansing and/or conditioning composition, comprising a foamable concentrate comprising at least one surfactant, an aqueous carrier, and which is substantially free of anionic surfactants, and an aerosol propellant.
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INSECTICIDAL COMPOSITIONS

(WO2000064265) 02.11.2000 A01N 27/00 WILKINSON, John, Alfred
Insecticidal compositions are described comprising an essential oil obtained form a plant selected from the genera $i(Salvia, Artemisia, Citrus, Juniperus, Laurus, Myristica, Origanum, Piper) or $i(Aloysia). The essential oil may be in a gel carrier, an aqueous alcoholic vehicle or a vehicle based on an alcohol/vegetable oil mixture. The compositions are particularly useful for ridding humans and animals of parasitic infestations such as lice and mites as well as for treatment of furnishings, clothing and plants.
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HAIR STYLING COMPOSITION

(WO2000061084) 19.10.2000 A61K 8/891 UNILEVER PLC
The invention provides hair styling compositions, for example creams, gels and especially aerosol hair styling mousses. The compositions contain a cross-linked silicone, such as an emulsion of cross-linked dimethiconol gum, and a cationic hair styling polymer having a cationic charge density of at least 1 meq/g. The compositions provide excellent styling as well as sensory feel.
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LOW VOC HAIR SPRAY COMPOSITIONS HAVING ENHANCED STYLING BENEFITS

(WO2000057846) 05.10.2000 A61K 8/20 UNILEVER PLC
An aqueous or hydroalcoholic, aerosol or non-aerosol hair styling aid or mousse composition containing a water soluble or dispersable fixative polymer in an amount from 1 % to 40 % by weight of the composition, a neutralizing agent in an amount from 0.1 to 10 wt.%, a hydrocarbon based surfactant in an amount from 0.01 % to 5 % by weight, a salt from 0.01 % to 10 % by weight, alcohol from 10 % to 90 % by weight, a volatile ester from 0 to 90 % by weight, a volatile ketone from 0 to 90 % by weight and water from 10 % to 98 % by weight of the composition. Additionally, aerosol compositions contain a liquefied propellant gas from 5 % to 60 % by weight of the composition.
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COSMETIC AGENT FOR REMOVAL OF A FILM FORMED BY CROSS-LINKED HYBRID MATERIAL

(WO2000053153) 14.09.2000 A61K 8/58 L'OREAL
The invention concerns a cosmetic agent for removing make up, from any keratinous substrate, in the form of a film formed by a cross-linked hybrid material resulting from a sol/gel reaction. Said agent is a chelating agent either on its own or in solution in a solvent, said chelating agent or its solution being selected such that it forms with said formed film a contact angle less than 90.
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AEROSOL HAIR SPRAY COMPOSITIONS COMPRISING COMBINATIONS OF SILICONE-GRAFTED COPOLYMERS

(WO2000051557) 08.09.2000 A61K 8/04 PROCTER &GAMBLE COMPANY
Disclosed are aerosol hair spray compositions which comprise a first and a second silicone-grafted copolymer, wherein the copolymers exhibit a dichotomous viscosity behaviour which results in superior hold and excellent hair feel benefits, and a method of styling hair comprising applying to the hair an effective amount of the above composition. The aerosol hair spray compositions comprise: (A) from about 0.1 % to about 10 % by weight of said composition, of a first silicone-grafted copolymer, (B) from about 0.1 % to about 5 % by weight of said composition, of a second silicone-grafted copolymer, (C) a neutralizng system, (D) from about 20 % to about 50 % by weight of said composition, of a propellant; and (E) the balance comprising a carrie...
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COMPOSITE FOOTWEAR UPPER AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING A COMPOSITE FOOTWEAR UPPER

(WO2000051458) 08.09.2000 A43B 5/00 NORTON, Edward, J.
A method of manufacturing a multi-layer, composite footwear upper(70) having a three-dimensional geometry includes the steps of forming a substantially planar composite sheet from two or more layers (10), heating the composite sheet (12), and compression molding the composite sheet into the three-dimensional geometry of the footwear upper (14). The composite sheet (70) is formed by laminating a first layer (20) of thermoplastic foam to a second layer (22) of thermoplastic urethane (TPU), preferably in the form of a TPU film. A third layer (24) of mesh fabric can be interposed between the first (20) and second (22) layers. The composite sheet (70) is compressed after heating in a mold cavity (62) to achieve the desired three-dimensional geom...
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REDUCTION OF HAIR GROWTH

(WO2000050002) 31.08.2000 A61K 31/135 THE GILLETTE COMPANY
Mammalian hair growth is reduced by applying to the skin an inhibitor of protein-tyrosine kinase. A method is described for applying to the skin a composition including an inhibitor of protein-tyrosine kinases in an amount effective to reduce hair growth. The unwanted hair growth which is reduced may be normal hair growth, or hair growth that results from an abnormal or diseased condition. The preferred composition includes at least one inhibitor of protein-tyrosine kinase in a cosmetically and/or dermatologically acceptable vehicle. The composition may be a solid, semi-solid, or liquid. The composition may be, for example, a cosmetic and dermatologic product in the form of an, for example, ointment, lotion, foam, cream, gel, or hydroalcoho...
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PREPARATIONS FOR TREATING KERATIN FIBRES

(WO2000049999) 31.08.2000 A61K 7/06 HANS SCHWARZKOPF GMBH &CO. KG
The invention relates to gel-like preparations for producing a mousse for treating keratin fibres. Said preparations are formulated on an aqueous or aqueous-alcoholic basis and contain the following: a) at least one anionic or cationic gelation agent (G), b) an expanding agent (T) and c) at least one active agent (W) from the following group: cationic tensides, cationic polymers, silicones and protein hydrolyzates. The inventive preparations are characterised by their excellent care properties.
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HEATED HAIR STYLING SYSTEM

(WO2000049906) 31.08.2000 A45D 1/04 HABIBI, Masood
A hair styling apparatus includes a pair of mating surfaces which engage one another and a handle (14) which guides them into engagement at the manual control of a user. Hair to be styled is placed between the engaged surfaces. A plurality of comb-like pins (22) extend from one of the surfaces and engage holes (24) in the other of the surfaces. In another aspect of the invention, one or both surfaces may incorporate a source of dry heat. In another aspect of the invention, a source of steam is provided together with a trigger for discharging the steam through holes in at least one of the surfaces as an aid to hair styling.
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CUTTING TOOL HAVING MULTIPLE SCISSORS

(WO2000044537) 03.08.2000 B26B 13/24 CHOY, Bruce
A cutting tool (10) includes first, second and third pairs of scissors (14, 16, 18). The first and third pairs of scissors (14, 18) are spaced apart from the second pair of scissors (16) by a fixed distance. Each pair of scissors includes a first elongated member (20) and a second elongated member (22) pivotally coupled to the first elongated member (20). Each elongated member has a handle portion (24) and a cutting portion (26), including a cutting blade (30). The cutting tool (10) further includes spacing elements disposed between each pair of scissors to offset the pairs of scissors from each other. A retaining member (38) is coupled to the first elongated member (20) of each pair of scissors to secure the first elongated members (20) to...
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BRANCHED/BLOCK COPOLYMERS FOR TREATMENT OF KERATINOUS SUBSTRATES

(WO2000040628) 13.07.2000 C08F 265/04 THE B.F. GOODRICH COMPANY
A block copolymer for hair styling compositions includes hydrophilic and hydrophobic blocks which allow for optimization of desirable characteristics of the hair styling composition, such as style retention at high humidity, tack, hardness, resistance to flaking, and washability from the hair. The copolymer includes a polyacrylate backbone of hydrophobic blocks, with hydrophilic acrylate side chains. The copolymer is suitable for the formulation of a number personal care, household, hair care, skin care and other formulation. The copolymer is suited to incorporation into low VOC hydra-alcoholic hair styling compositions to meet reduced VOC, regulations.
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HAIR CONDITIONING LAYERED GEL COMPOSITION CONTAINING A HIGH MELTING POINT COMPOUND

(WO2000040213) 13.07.2000 A61K 8/04 THE PROCTER &GAMBLE COMPANY
Disclosed is a hair conditioning composition comprising by weight: (1) at least about 3 % of a high melting point compound having a melting point of at least about 25 C: (2) an emulsifying agent selected from the group consisting of amines, betaines, nonionic compounds, and mixtures thereof; (3) a breakable visible particle comprising structural material selected from the group consisting of polysaccharides and their derivatives, saccharides and their derivatives, oligosaccharides, monosaccharides, and mixtures thereof; and (4) an aqueous carrier; wherein the composition shows a DSC profile having substantially no peaks larger than about 3mJ/mg from about 40 C to about 55 C.
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STABLE SOLUTION OF ZINC IONS AND BICARBONATE AND/OR CARBONATE IONS

(WO2000038644) 06.07.2000 A61K 8/19 CHURCH &DWIGHT CO., INC.
A storage stable aqueous solution or aqueous gel of zinc ions in the presence of bicarbonate ions is disclosed. The solution comprises: (a) a source of zinc ion, (b) a source of a stabilizing anion which can stabilize soluble zinc and bicarbonate and/or carbonate in solution; (c) a source of bicarbonate ion; and (d) a solvent therefor. The solvent comprises a major proportion of water. The zinc salt is present in an amount suitable for the intended purpose; the stabilizing anion in an amount B of at least 1.2 equivalents per equivalent of zinc ion; and the bicarbonate ion cannot exceed certain levels which are related of the level of the stabilizing anion.
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HAIR SET AND STYLE COMPOSITIONS

(WO2000038628) 06.07.2000 A61K 8/81 UNILEVER PLC
Hair styling compositions which are aqueous aerosol or non aerosol sprays and which comprise a resin made from at least the following four monomers: hydroxyethyl methacrylate, acrylic acid, methyl methacrylate, and dimethylamino ethyl methyl acrylate, are described.
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COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR TREATING HAIR AND SKIN USING AQUEOUS DELIVERY SYSTEMS

(WO2000033808) 15.06.2000 A61K 8/44 L'OREAL
Compositions containing at least one organic phospholipid capable of forming bilayers in aqueous solution; and at least one amphoteric surfactant and at least one nonionic surfactant, each present in an amount by weight equal to or greater than the amount of the phospholipid; where the phospholipid and surfactants are present in a combined amount sufficient to allow at least one water-insoluble ingredient selected from waxes and unneutralized and partially neutralized water-insoluble polymers, resins, and latexes to be incorporated into an aqueous solution. A delivery system containing the composition and methods for styling hair and for treating keratinous substances are also disclosed.
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AQUEOUS HAIR STYLING AIDS

(WO2000033797) 15.06.2000 A61K 8/04 UNILEVER PLC
The invention provides an aqueous hair styling aid comprising a volatile silicone selected from cyclic silicones having the general formula (I): [(CH3?)2?Si-O-]n? wherein n = 3 - 7, and short chain linear silicones having the general formula (II): (CH3?)3?Si-O-[Si(CH3?)2?O]n? Si(CH3?)3?, wherein n = 1 - 7; together with hairstyling polymer, surfactant and at least 5 % water.
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METHOD FOR INDEXING AND DETERMINING THE RELATIVE CONCENTRATION OF EXPRESSED MESSENGER RNAs

(WO2000026406) 11.05.2000 C12Q 1/68 DIGITAL GENE TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
An improved method for the simultaneous sequence-specific identification of mRNAs in a mRNA population allows the visualization of nearly every mRNA expressed by a tissue as a distinct band on a gel whose intensity corresponds roughly to the concentration of the mRNA. In general, the method comprises the formation of cDNA using anchor primers to fix a 3'-endpoint, producing cloned inserts from the cDNA in a vector containing a bacteriophage-specific promoter for subsequent RNA synthesis, generating linearized fragments of the cloned inserts, preparing cRNA, transcribing cDNA from the cRNA and performing two sequence specific PCR amplifications of the cDNA. In preferred embodiments, the method comprises comparing the length and at least part...
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HAIR STYLING APPARATUS

(WO2000025624) 11.05.2000 A45D 8/12 BEALL, Lisa
A hair styling device is provided for holding hair in place, particularly upsweep styles in the form of twists or French twists. The invention is particularly in the form of a comb (10) with teeth (16, 18) conforming generally to the shape of the head so as to insert into an elongated twist of hair folded against the head. Separately offset arched sections (20) on the teeth provide for insertion of a locking pin (13) which serves to securely hold hair in place without the need for auxiliary anchors such as hairpins and clamps.
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PECTINS AND THE PREPARATION THEREOF

(WO2000024921) 04.05.2000 C08B 37/00 ZYLEPSIS LIMITED
The invention relates to methods and reagents for preparing pectins, especially high molecular weight pectins having a high methoxy content which can form a gel or a viscous solution in the presence of polyvalent metal ions such as calcium ions.
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VOLUMIZING HAIR CARE COMPOSITIONS CONTAINING SILOXYSILICATES

(WO2000021495) 20.04.2000 A61K 8/58 COLGATE-PALMOLIVE COMPANY
This invention relates to an improved formulation hair volumizers which comprise: (a) from 0.01 - 15 percent by weight (based on the total weight of the composition) of a selected liquid MQ resin having an M:Q ratio of 0.5-1.5 and a medium viscosity in the range of 1.0 x 10?3 - 1 x 10?6 centipoise; and (b) from 85 - 99.99 percent by weight (based on the total weight of the composition) of a hair care carrier (also called a vehicle). The compositions of this invention provide hair with increased volume without significant stiffness or stickiness and may be made in the form of a shampoo, conditioner, combination shampoo/conditioner, sprays, liquid rinses, gels or mousses.
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HAIR STYLING COMPOSITION

(WO2000021493) 20.04.2000 A61K 8/72 UNILEVER PLC
The invention provides hair styling compositions comprising: (i) from 0.1% to 10% by weight, based on total weight, of a non-rigid emulsion polymerised cross-linked silicone polymer, in which the percentage of branched monomer units in the silicone polymer is from 0.05% to 10%; (ii) from 0.1% to 10% by weight, based on total weight, of a hair styling polymer; (iii) from 0.01% to 5% by weight, based on total weight, of a nonionic surfactant having an HLB value of at least 14.5; (iv) water; and (v) from 0% to 30% by weight, based on total weight, of an aerosol propellant. The compositions are typically in the form of an aerosol hair styling mousse or a hair styling cream or gel and provide excellent style creation as well as sensory feel.
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FLIP CLIP HAIR STYLING APPARATUS AND METHODS

(WO2000021402) 20.04.2000 A45D 8/00 STACHOWSKI, Barbara, C.
A hair styling device and method utilizes a strip of carbon steel spring (10) having a stable open state, and a coiled closed state. In the open state the strip (10) is elongated and is capable of being positioned against, through or around sections of hair. The strip (10) is then actuated to coil, and hold the sections of hair in styles.
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EXTERNAL TISSUE EXPANSION DEVICE FOR BREAST RECONSTRUCTION, MALE PATTERN BALDNESS AND REMOVAL OF NEVI AND KELOIDS

(WO2000019914) 13.04.2000 A61B 17/04 PROGRESSIVE SURGICAL PRODUCTS
An external tissue expansion device applies constant continuous low grade force to skin (12) to obtain additional tension free skin, and subcutaneous tissue prior to a surgical procedure. The device consists of two suture plates (14, 14A), each being laminated structure of steel, and an adhesive attached foam cushion. On each end of one suture plate is a housing that contains a constant force spring (5) placed over a post. The ends of the constant force spring protrude from the housing, and there is a hook (20) attached to the end of the constant force spring. On each end of the other suture plate there is a housing, with a opening that can accept the hook of the opposite suture plate.
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HAIR GROOMING DEVICES

(WO2000010420) 02.03.2000 A45D 24/36 FREESTYLA PTY. LTD.
A hair grooming device, in particular a device (1) that facilitates the cutting and styling of hair at home, as well as at the salon. The device (1) has a handle (2) with one or more fingers (3, 4) extending from it. The fingers (3, 4) may be curved to conform to the shape of the head. At least one of the fingers (3, 4) has a slot (8) extending along its length. A comb (5) carrying teeth (11) extends adjacent the length of the/each slotted finger (3, 4) and is moveable between a retracted position in which it is spaced apart from the slot (8), and an engaged position in which the teeth (11) intersect the slot (8) to grip hair along the length of the slotted finger (3). A method of using the device is a further aspect of the invention.
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ALKYL ALLYL AMINES AND LOW VOC HAIR STYLING COMPOSITIONS USING SAME

(WO2000005192) 03.02.2000 C07C 211/00 CALGON CORPORATION
The present invention is directed to alkyl allyl amine monomers and their use as a polymerizate in a low VOC hair spray formulation. The hair spray formulation preferably includes a polymerizate of an alkyl allyl amine monomer, preferably an alkyl diallyl amine monomer alone or in combination with other known monomers. The hair spray formulation preferentially satisfies low VOC requirements while maintaining characteristics desired in a hair fixative product.
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HAIR CONDITIONING COMPOSITION

(WO2000000175) 06.01.2000 A61K 7/50 THE PROCTER &GAMBLE COMPANY
A hair conditioning composition comprising: (a) a quaternary ammonium cationic conditioning agent having the formula (I): [RC(O)OC2?H4?]n?N?+(R?1)m?X?- wherein each R in a compound is a C6?-C22?, preferably with only minimal, or no, C6-10?, hydrocarbyl group, preferably having an Iodine Value (hereinafter also referred to as IV) of from about 70 to about 140 based upon the IV of the equivalent fatty acid, n is a number from 1 to three on the weight average in any mixture of compounds, each R?1 in a compound is a C1-3? alkyl or hydroxy alkyl group, the total of n and the number of R?1 groups that are hydroxyethyl groups equaling 3, n+m equaling 4, and X is a hair conditioner compatible anion, preferably methyl sulfa...
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DERIVATIZED POLYMERS OF $g(a)-OLEFIN-MALEIC ANHYDRIDE ALKYL HALF-ESTER OR FULL ACID

(WO1999067216) 29.12.1999 C08F 8/32 ISP INVESTMENTS INC.
What is described herein are derivatized polymers of $g(a)-olefin-maleic anhydride alkyl half-ester or full acid, preferably the isobutylene compound, optionally with repeat units of maleamic acid and/or its corresponding maleimide therein. These polymers are useful as fixatives in personal care products, such as hair spray compositions, particularly as one-phase, low VOC formulations in pump and aerosol systems, and in anhydrous, alcoholic, aqueous-alcoholic and in high hydrocarbon tolerant solvent formulations. In use, these hair spray compositions dry down to form clear, continuous and defectless films.
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HAIR STYLING COMPOSITIONS

(WO1999066888) 29.12.1999 A61K 8/06 THE PROCTER &GAMBLE COMPANY
Disclosed are personal care compositions, especially hair styling compositions, comprising from about 0.01 % to about 20 % of a non-silicone containing polymer suitable for hair styling; an amount of organopolysiloxane microemulsion such that the personal care composition comprises from about 0.01 % to about 10 % of organopolysiloxane; from about 0.1 % to about 20 % of a liquid hydrophilic non-polymeric cationic compound containing at least one quaternary ammonium moiety; and from about 3 % to about 99 % of a carrier. The organopolysiloxane microemulsion is substantially free of amino groups in combination with hydroxyl groups, has an average particle size of less than about 80 nanometers, and comprises a surfactant system for dispersing th...
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COSMETIC COMPOSITION COMPRISING AT LEAST A CELLULOSE ESTER OF SUCH AS PHTHALATE, ACETOPHTHALATE OR CELLULOSE ACETOTRIMELLITATE

(WO1999059532) 25.11.1999 A61K 8/73 L'OREAL
The invention concerns a cosmetic composition to be applied on keratinous fibres, in particular hair and comprising at least a cellulose ester such as phthalate, acetophthalate or acetotrimellitate in a cosmetically acceptable medium. The invention also concerns a method for treating keratinous fibres using said composition and the use of said cellulose esters for formulating hair styling products such as lacquers, sprays or foams, as agent for coating keratinous fibres and in particular as maintaining and/or fixing agents for the hair, and/or as agent for improving hair resistance to humidity.
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HAIR TREATMENT COMPOSITIONS

(WO1999051193) 14.10.1999 A61K 8/02 UNILEVER PLC
A hair treatment composition which has a thickened fluid form comprising: (i) a first (shear gel) phase comprising at least one naturally derived polymer which is capable of forming a reversible gel, which polymer is present in the composition as a shear gel (i.e., a multiplicity of separate gel particles which have been formed by subjecting the polymer to shear while gel formation takes place), and (ii) a second (suspended) phase suspended therein.
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DI-BEHENYL FUMARATE AND ITS USE IN DERMATOLOGICAL PRODUCTS

(WO1999051191) 14.10.1999 A61K 8/37 BERNEL CHEMICAL COMPANY, INC.
The present invention relates to novel anhydrous or water-in-oil synthetic ester compositions which are used in formulating dermatological products having uniform structure ranging in consistency from a soft gel to a hard stick. The compositions comprise a new component, di-behenyl fumaric acid ester, which has a melting point of approximately 72-74 C. The di-behenyl fumaric acid ester component has exceptional benefits when used in combination with any cosmetically acceptable oil in varying ratios, to produce homogeneous materials having a uniform structure. The di-behenyl fumaric acid ester according to the present invention may be used to harden or stiffen any cosmetically acceptable oil or water-in-oil emulsions and can be used to cre...
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QUATERNIZED HEMP SEED OIL

(WO1999047106) 23.09.1999 A61K 8/92 ALTERNA, INC.
Quaternized hemp seed oil is incorporated into cosmetic compositions, such as shampoos, hair conditioners, hair sprays, mousses, gel or sculpting lotions, pomades, and skin creams and lotions. The hemp seed oil is saponified and quaternized under gentle conditions, and in the substantial absence of oxygen, to avoid oxidation and cross-linking of essential fatty acids that provide biological benefit to the hair and skin. In a disclosed embodiment, saponification occurs in the presence of an alkali hydroxide catalyst, under a blanket of nitrogen gas at subatmospheric pressures. Subsequent quaternization is performed with a tertiary amine of formula (I), wherein R1? and R2? are each lower alkyl, and R3? is aliphatic alkyl having 8 to 22 ...
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COSMETIC COMPOSITION CONTAINING AN AQUEOUS DISPERSION OF INSOLUBLE POLYMER MATERIAL PARTICLES, USE AND METHOD

(WO1999040889) 19.08.1999 A61K 8/04 L'OREAL
The invention concerns a cosmetic composition comprising in a cosmetically acceptable aqueous or hydroalcoholic medium, an aqueous dispersion of insoluble styling polymer particles, resulting in a mean fixing energy of styling material after drying on the keratinous fibres less than 200 microjoules in a fixing test. The invention is applicable to hair lacquers.
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COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS OF TREATING KERATIN-RELATED DISORDERS AND CONDITIONS

(WO1999040888) 19.08.1999 A61K 31/19 BUCK, Carol, J.
Compositions and methods for treating keratin-related conditions and disorders such as straightening and styling hair, treating nail fungal conditions such as onychomycosis, ingrown nails, and hyperkeratotic conditions of the epidermis such as psoriasis, acne, callouses, corns, verruca, particularly plantar warts, and surface lines and blemishes of aging skin by aiding the exfoliation of keratinocytes. The compositions comprise at least one alkanoic acid in aqueous solution. The compositions may also be used as shaving creams, additives thereto, and depilatories.
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HAIR DRYING AND STYLING APPLIANCE

(WO1999039609) 12.08.1999 A45D 20/12 KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V.
The invention relates to a hair drying and styling appliance for drying hair by means of hot air. The appliance comprises a hair styling unit (8) which has a convex wall portion (9) formed with a multitude of air discharge openings (10) and the surface of the convex wall portion (9) has been provided with a velvet-like or short-tufted material (14). The styling unit further has a plurality of styling pins (12) which are arranged along a peripheral part (11) of the convex wall portion (9). By brushing over the hair with the velvet-like or short tufted material of the convex wall portion, the hair is given a glossy appearance.
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PERSONAL CARE COMPOSITION CONTAINING A CLEAR HOMOGENEOUS POLYMER OF AN N-VINYL LACTAM

(WO1999038494) 05.08.1999 A61K 8/72 ISP INVESTMENTS INC.
A multicomponent homogeneous polymer of (a) from about 30 to about 90 wt.% of a N-vinyl lactam, (b) from about 5 to about 30 wt.% of a quaternized and/or non-quaternized aminoalkylacrylic-ester and/or -amide, (c) from about 0.5 to about 30 wt.% of an unsaturated monomer selected from the group consisting of an acrylic ester or amide having a C4? to C22? alkyl group, a C4? to C22? $g(a)-olefin, a C4? to C22? vinyl ether (VE) and a vinyl ester of a C2? to C22? carboxylic acid and (d) from about 1 to about 30 wt.% of an unsubstituted acrylic or methacrylic acid and/or an unsubstituted amide of said acrylic or methacrylic acid and optionally, (e) up to 20 wt.% of a mono- or di-functional polysiloxane; all monomers combined to fo...
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PERSONAL CARE COMPOSITION CONTAINING A HOMOGENEOUS TERPOLYMER OF AN N-VINYL LACTAM AND A POLYSILOXANE

(WO1999038478) 05.08.1999 A61K 8/893 ISP INVESTMENTS INC.
A homogeneous terpolymer of random monomer distribution containing from 30 to 90 % of a N-vinyl lactam, from 0,5 to 20 % of a mono- or di- functional polysiloxane and from 5 to 50 % of quaternized or non-quaternized dimethylaminoalkyl- acrylate, methacrylate, acrylamide or methacrylamide combined to form a 100 % terpolymer composition for use in a personal care applications, particularly as a hair fixative and conditioning where colorless and clear film forming properties of the terpolymer provides a superior silky, lustrous appearance to the hair.
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STYLING SHAMPOO COMPOSITIONS WHICH DELIVER IMPROVED HAIR CURL RETENTION AND HAIR FEEL

(WO1999038476) 05.08.1999 A61K 8/37 THE PROCTER &GAMBLE COMPANY
Disclosed are hair styling shampoo compositions which comprise from about 5 % to about 50 % by weight of a surfactant selected from the group consisting of anionic surfactants, zwitterionic or amphoteric surfactants, and combinations thereof; from about 0.1 % to about 10 % by weight of an organic or silicone-grafted hair styling polymer; and from about 40 % to about 94.9 % by weight of water; wherein the Hair Feel Index (HFI) is at least about 0.65 and the Curl Retention Value (CRV) is at least about 70. The composition provides improved styling performance and improved hair feel from a shampoo composition.
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STYLING SHAMPOO COMPOSITIONS

(WO1999038475) 05.08.1999 A61K 8/37 THE PROCTER &GAMBLE COMPANY
Disclosed are hair styling shampoo compositions which comprise from about 5 % to about 50 % by weight of a surfactant selected from the group consisting of anionic surfactants, zwitterionic or amphoteric surfactants having an attached group that is anionic at the pH of the composition, and combinations thereof; from about 0.025 % to about 3 % by weight of an organic cationic polymer having a cationic charge density of from about 0.2 meq/gm to about 7 meq/gm and a molecular weight of from about 5,000 to about 10 million; from about 0.1 to about 10 % by weight of a water-insoluble hair styling polymer; from about 0.1 % to about 10 % by weight of a water-insoluble volatile solvent; and from about 0.005 % to about 2.0 % by weight a crystalline ...
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GROUP IV-A PROTECTIVE FILMS FOR SOLID SURFACES

(WO1999037829) 29.07.1999 C23C 22/34 NATURAL COATING SYSTEMS, LLC
Compositions and processes are disclosed for producing improved electrical insulation, environmental protection, corrosion resistance and improved paint adhesion for metals; e.g., ferrous, aluminum, or magnesium alloys; as well as other substrates such as anodized metals, glasses, paints, plastics, semiconductors, microprocessors, ceramics, cements, silicon wafers, electronic components, skin, hair, and wood upon contact. The compositions and processes comprise use of one or more Group IV-A metals, such as zirconium, in combination with one or more non-fluoanions while fluorides are specifically excluded from the processes and compositions above certain levels. The processes can contain pretreatment stages that serve to activate a substrate...
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WATER SOLUBLE DRY FOAM PERSONAL CARE PRODUCT

(WO1999037284) 29.07.1999 A61K 8/73 DRAGOCO, INC.
A 'single-use' personal care product designed to replace conventional single use products such as small bars of soap, mini-bottles of shampoo, etc. A water soluble foamed polymer structure, such as produced by freeze drying acemannan derived from Aloe vera, serves as the carrier for the personal care active ingredient, and provides the bulk to the structure. The dry foamed product has high void volume, good dimensional stability, high surface area, dissolves easily and completely upon exposure to water and hand mechanical action, and leaves no adverse residue on the skin. The product does not require bottling or complex wrapping, and is much more economical and environmentally friendly than the conventional single use products it replaces. ...
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TERPENE TREATMENTS FOR KILLING LICE AND LICE EGGS

(WO1999037148) 29.07.1999 A01N 27/00 XIMED GROUP, PLC
Treatments are disclosed which comprise formulations of one or more terpenes in aqueous solutions. No resistance to the formulation of the invention has been seen. When used on the scalp or body no extended dwell time is required. The formulations do not have unpleasant odours associated with prior art shampoo treatments for lice and are preferable on grounds of safety to neurotoxins, which are the usual active ingredients associated with prior art treatments. The formulations are directed towards providing topical preparations which may be used on the scalp and hairy body parts, a spray for use on fabrics, a dipping solution for combs and a laundry additive.
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COLOR SHIFTING FILM GLITTER

(WO1999036478) 22.07.1999 A63H 33/00 MINNESOTA MINING AND MANUFACTURING COMPANY
Glitter, at least a portion of which comprises color shifting film. The glitter is useful in any of a variety of ways, including in loose form, attached to the surface of a substrate, in a dispersible combination, or present in a matrix material ranging, for example, from liquids, such as water and alcohols, to gels, such as silicone and glycerol, to hard, rigid materials such as plastics, particle board, and fiberglass. Examples of other matrix materials include putties or molding clays, rubbers, and adhesives.
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COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR TREATMENT OF ALOPECIA

(WO1999032072) 01.07.1999 A61K 8/41 MANN, Morris, A.
Hair regeneration compositions containing T$g(a)1, T$g(b)4, or a combination thereof for treating alopecia on the scalp of a patient in need thereof are disclosed. Treatment methods include (1) cleansing the scalp with a cleansing agent; (2) treating the cleansed scalp with a keratin solvent system; (3) applying a topical anesthetic (optional); (4) applying an acid peel solution; (5) applying a hyperactive urea gel formula (optional) and (6) applying a hair regeneration composition.
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METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PERMANENT HAIR REMOVAL

(WO1999029245) 17.06.1999 A61B 18/20 QUON, David, W.
A permanent hair removal method includes the steps of preparing the surface of the skin, including the removal of excess hair and the application of suitable cleansers and degreasers. Alkaline ions, in a gel, cream, ointment or solution containing a buffered solution of potassium carbonate and sodium bicarbonate are applied to the clean, prepared surface. Apparatus using massage, ultrasound or other treatment modalities, promotes the penetration of the alkaline ions into the skin and hair follicles. The alkaline ions are then heated in situ through the use of a radiant energy source apparatus such as, for example, a laser, an infrared lamp or other high intensity light source. Radiant energy can also be provided by microwave or diathermy so...
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PERSONAL CARE COMPOSITIONS

(WO1999022708) 14.05.1999 A61K 8/58 THE PROCTER &GAMBLE COMPANY
Emulsion compositions, suitable for personal care applications such as hair styling, and other applications, are disclosed. The compositions comprise: a) a silicone functional polymer having the formula selected from the group consisting of: (AB)n?; ABA; BAB; (1); (2); and mixtures thereof; (a) wherein B is a silicone moiety comprising repeating units of (3) wherein R is independently, C1-C30 alkyl, aryl, alkylaryl, haloalktyl, H, or C1-C6 alkoxy, wherein the weight average molecular weight of each silicone moiety B is independently from about 1,500 to about 50,000; A is a polar polymeric moiety which is soluble or dispersible in mixtures of ethanol and water containing less than 60 % ethanol by weight; and n is an integer of 1 or greater...
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PERSONAL CARE COMPOSITIONS SUITABLE FOR STYLING HAIR

(WO1999022702) 14.05.1999 A61K 8/06 THE PROCTER &GAMBLE COMPANY
Relatively low VOC hair styling compositions which provide good style retention without unacceptable stickiness or stiffness are disclosed. The compositions comprise from about 0.01 % to about 20 %, by weight of the composition, of a hair styling polymer; and a carrier comprising at least about 0.5 % to about 99.9 %, by weight of the composition, of a first solvent selected from the group consisting of water; water soluble organic solvents; organic solvents which are strongly to moderately strong in hydrogen bonding parameter; and mixtures thereof; wherein the first solvent is other than C1-C3 monohydric alcohol, C1-C3 ketone, and C1-C3 ether; and from about 0 % to about 55 %, by weight of the composition, of a second solvent selected form ...
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PERSONAL CARE COMPOSITIONS

(WO1999022701) 14.05.1999 A61K 8/73 THE PROCTER &GAMBLE COMPANY
Hair compositions which provide improved styling and conditioning properties are disclosed. The compositions comprise from about 0.01 % to about 20 % of an anionic hair styling polymer comprising acrylate groups; from about 0.01 % to about 10 % of a zwitterionic hair conditioning polymer; and from about 0.5 % to about 99.9 % of a carrier comprising a solvent (for the hair styling polymer and the hair conditioning polymer) selected from the group consisting of water; water soluble, organic solvents; organic solvents which are strongly to moderately strong in hydrogen-bonding parameter; and mixtures thereof. These compositions provide superior style achievement and improved long lasting hold even though anionic polymer based wet styling produ...
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PERSONAL CARE COMPOSITIONS SUITABLE FOR STYLING HAIR

(WO1999022700) 14.05.1999 A61K 31/74 THE PROCTER &GAMBLE COMPANY
Relatively high VOC hair styling compositions which provide good style retention without unacceptable stickiness or stiffness are disclosed. The compositions comprise from about 0.01 % to about 20 % of a hair styling polymer and a carrier comprising at least about 0.5 %, by weight of the composition, of a first solvent selected from the group consisting of water; water soluble organic solvents; organic solvents which are strongly to moderately strong in hydrogen-bonding parameter; and mixtures thereof; wherein the first solvent is other than a C1?-C3? monohydric alcohol, a C1?-C3? ketone and a C1?-C3? ether, wherein the composition is characterized by a FFV and a CRI wherein (FFV?-1 x 1000)$m(G)[(-2.635 x CRI) + 36.418].
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PERSONAL CARE COMPOSITIONS

(WO1999022698) 14.05.1999 A61K 8/06 THE PROCTER &GAMBLE COMPANY
Disclosed are personal care compositions, especially hair styling compositions, containing silicone microemulsions, and corresponding applications of such compositions. The disclosed invention further relates to stable, hair styling compositions containing a silicone mircroemulsion and lower monohydric alcohol. A preferred personal care composition comprises: a) from about 0.01 % to about 20 % of a non-silicone containing polymer suitable for hair styling; b) an organopolysiloxane microemulsion comprising: (i) an organopolysiloxane dispersed as particles in the microemulsion, wherein the organopolysiloxane is substantially free of amino groups in combination with hydroxyl groups and has an average particle size of less than about 80 nanomet...
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PERSONAL CARE COMPOSITIONS SUITABLE FOR STYLING HAIR

(WO1999022697) 14.05.1999 A61K 8/06 THE PROCTER &GAMBLE COMPANY
Disclosed are personal care compositions suitable for styling hair, comprising: a) from about 0.01 % to about 20 % of a hair styling polymer; b) a polyorganosiloxane emulsion comprising: (a) a polyorganosiloxane dispersed as particles in the emulsion, the polyorganosiloxane having an average particle size of less than about 150 nanometers, and (ii) a surfactant system for dispensing the organopolysiloxane in the emulsion, wherein the amount of emulsion is such that the personal car composition comprises from about 0.01 % to about 10 % of the polyorganosiloxane; c) from about 0.01 % to about 10 % of a silicone - polyoxyalkylene copolymer surfactant selected from silicone - linear polyoxyalkylene copolymers and silicone - graft polyoxyalkylen...
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ENZYMATIC FOAM COMPOSITIONS FOR DYEING KERATINOUS FIBRES

(WO1999015137) 01.04.1999 A61K 8/04 NOVO NORDISK A/S
The invention relates to enzymatic foam compositions adapted for dyeing of keratinous fibres, e.g. hair, fur, hide or wool, comprising: 1) at least one oxidation enzyme, typically an oxidoreductase selected from laccases and related enzymes, oxidases and peroxidases; 2) at least one foaming agent, e.g. selected from soaps and anionic, non-ionic, amphoteric and zwitterionic surfactants; 3) at least one dye precursor, e.g. selected from diamines, aminophenols and phenols; and optionally 4) at least one modifier, e.g. selected from m-aromatic diamines, m-aminophenols and polyphenols. The invention also relates to a method for dyeing keratinous fibres using the foam compositions and use of the foam compositions for dyeing keratinous fibres. The...
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HAIR STYLING COMPOSITIONS

(WO1999015135) 01.04.1999 A61K 8/19 THE PROCTER &GAMBLE COMPANY
The present invention relates to hair styling compositions comprising water soluble, non-polymeric mineral salts and lipophilic materials which provide improved hair styling. Specifically, the present invention relates to hair styling compositions comprising water soluble, non-polymeric mineral salts and lipophilic materials further comprising low levels of a dispersing surfactant for improved hair styling.
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PERSONAL CARE FOAM COMPOSITIONS

(WO1999015133) 01.04.1999 A61K 8/04 THE PROCTER &GAMBLE COMPANY
The present invention relates to compositions dispensable as foams comprising a water soluble, non-polymeric mineral salt, a select surfactant system, a thickener, and water which upon dispensing provides voluminous and stable foam.
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HAIR CARE COMPOSITIONS COMPRISING OPTICAL BRIGHTENERS WHICH ALTER HAIR COLORS

(WO1999013845) 25.03.1999 A61K 8/46 THE PROCTER &GAMBLE COMPANY
Disclosed are hair care compositions comprising: (a) an optical brightener in an amount which alters the color of the hair to which the composition is applied by from about 0.2 units to about 15 units of either or both of a-value and a b-value; and (b) a hair care active selected from the group consisting of a detersive surfactant, a conditioning agent, a fixative polymer, and mixtures thereof. Further disclosed are methods of altering the color of the hair by applying an optical brightener to the hair.
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HAIR CARE COMPOSITIONS COMPRISING OPTICAL BRIGHTENERS WHICH PROVIDE UV PROTECTION

(WO1999013844) 25.03.1999 A61K 7/13 THE PROCTER &GAMBLE COMPANY
Disclosed are hair care compositions comprising: (a) an effective amount of an optical brightener having a molar extinct coefficient of at least about 28,000 of an absorption peak between a wavelength of about 1nm to about 420nm; and (b) a hair care active selected from the group consisting of a detersive surfactant, a conditioning agent, a fixative polymer, and mixtures thereof. Further disclosed are hair care compositions comprising: (a) an effective amount of an optical brightener having a molar extinct coefficient of at least about 28,000 of an absorption peak between a wavelength of about 1nm to about 420nm; (b) a scattering particle having an average particle size of at least about 0.03 $g(m)m; and (c) a carrier. Still further disclos...
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HAIR STYLING COMPOSITIONS COMPRISING ANIONIC OPTICAL BRIGHTENERS

(WO1999013843) 25.03.1999 A61K 8/46 THE PROCTER &GAMBLE COMPANY
Disclosed is a hair styling composition comprising: (a) an effective amount of an anionic optical brightener; (b) a fixative polymer selected from the group consisting of an amphoteric fixative polymer, an anionic fixative polymer, a nonionic fixative polymer, a silicone grafted copolymer, and mixtures thereof; wherein the 3 % aqueous solution of the fixative polymer provides a viscosity of no more than about 2,000 cps; and (c) a carrier.
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HAIR STYLING COMPOSITIONS COMPRISING CATIONIC OPTICAL BRIGHTENERS

(WO1999013842) 25.03.1999 A61K 8/49 THE PROCTER &GAMBLE COMPANY
Disclosed is a hair styling composition comprising: (a) an effective amount of a cationic optical brightener; (b) a fixative polymer selected from the group consisting of an amphoteric fixative polymer, a cationic fixative polymer, a nonionic fixative polymer, a silicone grafted copolymer, and mixtures thereof; wherein the 3 % aqueous solution of the fixative polymer provides a viscosity of no more than about 2,000 cps; and (c) a carrier.
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HAIR STYLING COMPOSITIONS COMPRISING NONIONIC AND AMPHOTERIC OPTICAL BRIGHTENERS

(WO1999013841) 25.03.1999 A61K 8/40 THE PROCTER &GAMBLE COMPANY
Disclosed is a hair styling composition comprising: (a) an effective amount of an optical brightener selected from the group consisting of a nonionic optical brightener, an amphoteric optical brightener and mixtures thereof; (b) a fixative polymer selected from the group consisting of an amphoteric fixative polymer, an anionic polymer, a cationic fixative polymer, a nonionic fixative polymer, a silicone grafted copolymer, and mixtures thereof; wherein the 3 % aqueous solution of the fixative polymer provides a viscosity of no more than about 2,000 cps; and (c) a carrier.
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IMPROVED HAIR SPRAY AND CONSUMER SPRAYS WITH REDUCED VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUNDS

(WO1999013836) 25.03.1999 A61K 8/34 EASTMAN CHEMICAL COMPANY
A consumer article comprising a hand-held spray container, and a sprayable composition contained within the spray container comprising ethanol or isopropanol and methyl acetate or t-butyl acetate, a hair care composition comprising a fixative, ethanol, and methyl acetate or t-butyl acetate, and a method of fixing hair comprising spraying the compositions of this invention onto hair.
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VENTILATED VEHICLE SEAT ASSEMBLY

(WO1999010198) 04.03.1999 B60N 2/56 LEAR CORPORATION
A vehicle seat assembly includes a seat back with a seat back foam cushion therein having front and rear surfaces. The seat back foam cushion includes a plurality of air channels formed therethrough from the front to rear surface. A lower seat includes a lower foam cushion therein having top and bottom surfaces. The lower foam cushion includes a plurality of air holes formed therethrough from the top to the bottom surface. A porous trim cover is positioned over the seat back foam cushion and lower foam cushion. A first impeller is positioned in fluid communication with the plurality of air channels for creating a vacuum for drawing heat and moisture away from the trim cover material. Similarly, a second impeller is positioned in fluid commu...
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METHOD AND AGENTS FOR PERMANENTLY STYLING HAIR, WITH A BASE CONSISTING OF N,N-DISUBSTITUTED MERCAPTOACETAMIDES, AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING SAID MERCAPTOACETAMIDES

(WO1999007330) 18.02.1999 C07C 323/60 WELLA AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
The invention relates to a method and agents for permanently styling hair, characterised in that they contain a keratin reduction agent in the form of N,N- disubstituted mercaptoacetamide of general formula (I) or salts thereof, R1? and R2 ?representing a straight-chain or branched alkyl radical, monohydroxyalkyl or polyhydroxyalkyl or carboxyalkyl, each with 1 to 6 carbon atoms. The invention also relates to a method for producing these mercaptoacetamides and to the novel mercaptoacetamide N-ethyl-N-2'-hydroxy-ethylmercaptoacetamide. The inventive agent enables the hair to be styled gently and evenly, at a pH range - 4.5 to 9.5 - which is gentle on skin and hair, without causing allergic or sensitizing reactions.
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APPARATUS FOR CRIMPING AND TATTOOING HAIR

(WO1999004665) 04.02.1999 A45D 2/40 TODD, Mark, D.
The invention comprises a crimping device (10), and a hair tattoo (62, 66). The crimping device (10) comprises a pair of elongated arms (12, 14) hinged together at one end (8), and having a first and second opposing platen plates (16, 18) at the other ends thereof. One plate (16) has an embossed surface (38) including a design, and the other plate (18) has an engraved surface (33) with a corresponding design. The hair tattoo (62, 66) comprises a transfer sheet (225) which includes at least a first gel layer (212), a color layer (214) and a second gel layer (216). The present invention further includes a process of tattooing hair entailing contacting the sheet (225) to the hair (24), and applying sufficient heat and/or pressure to the sheet ...
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USE OF A HYBRID POLYMERIC MATERIAL FOR COATING KERATINOUS MATERIALS

(WO1999002127) 21.01.1999 A61K 8/73 L'OREAL
The invention concerns the use for coating keratinous materials of a cross-linked hybrid polymeric material obtainable from an aqueous solution comprising: (a) at least a water soluble polymer comprising at least functional groups capable of forming hydrogen bonds; and (b) at least an organic or mineral ammonium or polyvalent or monovalent metal cation salt; and by physical cross-linkage of said polymer resulting from hydrogen interactions between said polymer functional groups and the water molecules in said hydrated cation hydration sphere, for preparing cosmetic or dermatological compositions. The invention more particularly concerns the use of said coating agent for make-up products in particular make-up foundations, lipsticks, mascara,...
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HAIR STYLING COMPOSITION

(WO1999000105) 07.01.1999 A61K 8/04 THE PROCTER &GAMBLE COMPANY
A hair styling composition is provided which is particularly suitable for use in the form of a mousse. The composition comprises up to 10 % by weight of an organic adhesive polymer and up to 5 % by weight of an ethoxylated alcohol having an aliphatic chain length of up to 16 carbon atoms and a degree of ethoxylation of from 3 to 20 ethoxy groups per mole, and a solvent such as water. The composition provides a foam which is stable at rest but which readily breaks down under shear to form a creamy liquid which can easily be worked into the hair.
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HAIR CUTTING METHOD AND DEVICE

(WO1998058778) 30.12.1998 B26B 21/00 BISSON, Frank, Peter
The invention concerns both a method and device for cutting hair. The device includes a multi-faceted cutting means (10) and a handle (20). The cutting means (10) is advantageously formed from a broken piece of glass so as to give a ragged broken edge to form a multi-faceted cutter with a plurality of cutting edges (13) distributed across it. Having cutting edges (13) distributed in this way, has been found advantageously to provide hair styling effects which give good texture to a hair cut and provide natural build.
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HAIRSPRAY COMPOSITIONS CONTAINING SILICONE BLOCK COPOLYMERS

(WO1998053794) 03.12.1998 C08F 293/00 THE PROCTER &GAMBLE COMPANY
The present invention relates to hairspray compositions comprising from about 50 % to about 99.9 % by weight of an alcohol solvent, and from about 0.1 % to about 30 % by weight of a silicone-containing adhesive block copolymer having a weight average molecular weight from about 10,000 grams/mole to about 10,000,000 grams/mole and which is formed from the free radical polymerization of an ethylenically unsaturated monomer with select silicone macroinitiators, preferably silicone macroazoinitiators. The hairspray compositions, when dried, preferably have a cohesive strength of greater than about 0.5 kgf/mm?2, a total energy absorption per unit volume of greater than about 0.55 kgfmm/mm?3, an impact strength of greater than about 7000 ergs...
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FIXATIVE POLYMERS

(WO1998051266) 19.11.1998 A61K 9/12 ISP INVESTMENTS INC.
An improved hydrocarbon tolerant, aerosol hair spray resin composition includes a fixative polymer which is a tetrapolymer consisting essentially of (1) vinyl acetate, (2) vinyl neodecanoate or vinyl neononanoate, (3) monoisobutyl maleate and (4) N-t-butyl acrylamide, N-t-octyl acrylamide, or isobornyl (meth)acrylate, in a molar ratio from 10:10:15:1 to 26:1:15:1, preferably in a molar ratio of 12.5:7.5:15:1, exhibits advantageous small spray particle size, short tack and drying times, and hydrolytic stability, which are the desired performance characteristics on hair.
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STYLING SHAMPOO COMPOSITIONS CONTAINING AN ODOR MASKING BASE

(WO1998050011) 12.11.1998 A61K 8/73 THE PROCTER &GAMBLE COMPANY
Disclosed are styling shampoo compositions comprising (a) from about 5% to about 50% by weight of a surfactant component having an anionic moiety at the pH of the composition; (b) from about 0.025% to about 3% by weight of a cationic deposition polymer; (c) from about 0.1% to about 10% by weight of a malodor-producing hair styling polymer; (d) from about 0.0075% to about 2.5% by weight of an odor masking base; and (e) from about 25% to about 94.5% by weight water. The odor masking base comprises (by weight of the base) from about 15% to about 75% by weight of an ionone perfume having a boiling point of more than about 250C, from about 5% to about 65% by weight of a musk having a boiling point of more than about 250C, and from about 20% ...
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LOW VOC HAIR SPRAYS CONTAINING CELLULOSE ETHERS

(WO1998050008) 12.11.1998 A61K 7/11 HERCULES INCORPORATED
Disclosed are hair spray compositions containing non-ionic cellulosic ethers in a solvent base containing water and volatile organic solvent wherein the level of volatile organic solvent in the composition is about 80 % or less, and wherein the non-ionic cellulose ether is characterized by a solution viscosity of less than about 50 cps at 25 C for an aqueous solution containing 3 wt.% solids and 55 wt.% ethanol. The preferred non-ionic cellulosic ether is methylhydroxypropyl cellulose.
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STYLING SHAMPOO COMPOSITIONS CONTAINING CATIONIC STYLING POLYMERS

(WO1998050007) 12.11.1998 A61K 8/44 THE PROCTER &GAMBLE COMPANY
Disclosed are styling shampoo compositions with improved styling performance, and which comprise (a) from about 5 % to about 50 % by weight of a surfactant component selected from the group consisting of a combination of an anionic surfactant and an amphoteric surfactant, and a combination of an anionic surfactant and a zwitterionic surfactant; (b) from about 0,025 % to about 3 % by weight of a cationic deposition polymer having a cationic charge density of from about 0.2 meq/gram to about 2 meq/gram and which is selected from the group consisting of cationic cellulose polymers, cationic guar gum derivatives, and mixtures thereof; (c) from about 0.5 % to about 10 % by weight of an organic cationic hair styling polymer having a cationic char...
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HAIR SPRAY COMPOSITIONS

(WO1998048771) 05.11.1998 A61K 8/899 THE PROCTER &GAMBLE COMPANY
The present invention relates to hair styling compositions and in particular to hair spray compositions. These compositions comprise a silicone containing adhesive copolymer, and a solvent for said copolymer selected from the group consisting of water, ethanol, n-propanol, isopropanol, and mixtures thereof. The spray compositions, when dried, have a cohesive strength of greater than about 0.5 kgf/mm?2, a total energy absorption per unit volume of greater than about 0.55 kgfmm/mm?3 and, preferably an impact strength of greater than about 7000 ergs. The hair spray embodiments of the present invention preferably provide improved removeability from hair as defined by a hair stiffness value of from 0 to about 3.5 (0 to 4 scale) and a hair fl...
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COSMETIC OR DERMATOLOGICAL COMPOSITION FORMING, ON A KERATIN SUBSTRATE, A FILM IN CROSS-LINKED HYBRID MATERIAL

(WO1998044906) 15.10.1998 A61K 8/58 L'OREAL
The invention concerns a cosmetic or dermatological composition designed for forming a film, on a keratin substrate, in cross-linked hybrid material. Said composition is of the sol/gel type and is obtained by mixing: (a) at least an organometallic compound; (b) at least a functionalised organic polymer or said polymer precursor, or at least a functionalised silicone polymer or said polymer precursor, the latter precursor being different from (a); (c) a sufficient amount of water for hydrolysing the organometallic compound; and (d) optionally at least an alcohol; said film being non-reversible.
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DEPILATORY COMPOSITIONS, THEIR PREPARATION AND USE

(WO1998044898) 15.10.1998 A61K 7/155 RECKITT &COLMAN FRANCE
A depilatory composition in the form of an aqueous gel comprises a substance capable of degrading hair keratin and a water-soluble polymeric binder and is buffered to a pH of from 10.5 to 13.0. The polymeric binder is formed from a first component that is a charged cross-linked polymer and a second component that comprises a linear non-ionic and/or charged polymer. The composition is preferably in the form of a stable gel that can be applied by means of a pump spray.
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HAIR STYLING IRON

(WO1998043510) 08.10.1998 A45D 1/04 MATSUSHITA ELECTRIC WORKS, LTD.
A hair styling iron capable of preventing steam from contacting with the fingers of a user for enhanced safety and operational convenience. The hair styling iron has an elongated barrel (10) with a heat plate (30) which has a corrugated surface composed of a plurality of concavities (31) and convexities (32) arranged along a direction transverse to the length of the barrel and extending along the length of the barrel. The heat plate is heated from a heater (50) mounted in the barrel and is provided with a plurality of steam vents (33). A steam generator (56) is provided to generate steam for escaping the steam out of the steam vents. A hair clamping member (40) is pivotally connected to the barrel for pivotal movement between a closed posit...
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AMINE OXIDE/AMIDE FOAM STABILIZER SYSTEM

(WO1998038273) 03.09.1998 C11D 1/52 HENKEL CORPORATION
A process for stabilizing foam produced by a liquid cleaning composition comprising adding to the liquid cleaning composition from about 1 to about 10 % by weight, based on the weight of the liquid cleaning composition, of a foam stabilizing composition consisting essentially of: (a) an amine oxide having general formula (I), wherein, R?1 is an alkyl or alkenyl radical having from about 7 to about 18 carbon atoms, and R?2 and R?3 are individually alkyl or hydroxyalkyl radicals having from about 1 to about 4 carbon atoms; and (b) an amide having general formula (II), wherein R3? is an alkyl group containing from about 8 to about 18 carbon atoms and each R4? is the same or different and is selected from the group consisting of hydro...
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SPRAY COMPOSITIONS

(WO1998035651) 20.08.1998 A61K 8/04 THE PROCTER &GAMBLE COMPANY
The present invention relates to personal care and pharmaceutical compositions comprising an alcohol, a personal care polymer, and an alcohol-masking perfumery component. These compositions can be applied to the skin, hair, or mucosa. The alcohol-masking perfumery component substantially reduces both the alcohol odor or aroma and the stinging or burning sensation in the nose or throat due to the alcohol when the compositions are sprayed or atomized.
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SPRAY COMPOSITIONS

(WO1998035650) 20.08.1998 A61K 8/72 THE PROCTER &GAMBLE COMPANY
The present invention relates to personal care and pharmaceutical compositions comprising an alcohol, a personal care polymer, and an alcohol-masking perfumery component. These compositions can be applied to the skin, hair, or mucosa. The alcohol-masking perfumery component substantially reduces both the alcohol odor or aroma and the stinging or burning sensation in the nose or throat due to the alcohol when the compositions are sprayed or atomized.
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AEROSOL DEVICE WITH BASE OF FIXING MATERIAL COMPOSITION FOR HAIR STYLING WITHOUT MATTING THE HAIR TOGETHER

(WO1998033725) 06.08.1998 B65D 83/14 L'OREAL
The invention concerns an aerosol device consisting of a container containing an aerosol composition consisting of a liquid phase (or juice) containing at least a fixing material in an appropriate solvent and a propellant, and means for dispensing said aerosol composition, the device being capable of providing a flow of dry matter not more than 12 mg/s and a wetting power not more than 100 mg/s. The invention also concerns a method for treating keratinous fibres, which consists in spraying on said fibres a composition containing a fixing material with an device capable of providing a flow of dry matter not more than 12 mg/s and a wetting power not more than 100 mg/s.
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SUNSCREENS FOR PROTECTION FROM SUN RADIATION

(WO1998031333) 23.07.1998 A61K 8/11 YISSUM RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT COMPANY OF THE HEBREW UNIVERSITY OF JERUSALEM
The present invention relates to sunscreen-doped sol-gel materials useful for protecting body tissues, such as skin, nails and hair and other surfaces from sunlight radiation. The sol-gel matrices are transparent to the UV radiation in the range above 250 nm and the doped sunscreen agents are either chemical or physical sunscreens capable of absorbing the UV radiation in the range above 250 nm. Any sunscreen molecule, moiety or particle may be used in the present invention. The sol-gel matrices may be particles in any shape, 0.01 - 100 microns in diameter, or they may be thin films, thin coatings or in the form of a monolith. The present invention also relates to a method for the preparation of sunscreen-doped sol-gel materials comprising c...
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COSMETIC COMPOSITION CONTAINING AS COATING AGENT KERATINOUS FIBRE A FILM-FORMING MIXTURE CONSISTING OF POLYMER PARTICLES CAPABLE OF BEING FILM-FORMED AND PARTICLES NOT CAPABLE OF BEING FILM-FORMED

(WO1998031329) 23.07.1998 A61K 8/26 L'OREAL
The invention concerns cosmetic or dermatological compositions containing in a cosmetically acceptable aqueous medium, as coating agent for keratinous fibres, 15 to 60 % by weight of dry extract of a film-forming mixture consisting of: (A) at least an aqueous dispersion of polymer particles capable of being film-formed on their own or film-formed in the presence of at least one plasticizer; the glass temperature Tg of the polymer or of the polymer/plasticizer being not more than 25 C; and (B) at least an aqueous dispersion of spherical and anisotropic particles not capable of being film-formed, for forming a percolation network dispersed in the matrix of the film formed from the particles capable of being film-formed and optionally from t...
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PROTECTIVE VISOR FOR HAIR TREATMENT

(WO1998030180) 16.07.1998 A45D 44/10 KUHLMAN, Dennis
The present invention provides a protective visor for use during the treatment of hair comprising a bill (10) attached to a headband (20), wherein the bill (10) is composed of high density foam and the headband (20) is composed of soft foam, the protective visor being adopted to attach to a person's head just below that person's hair line, thereby protecting that person from fluids running off of her hair or hot air blown in her face.
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HAIR STYLING INSTRUMENT

(WO1998027844) 02.07.1998 A45D 20/50 KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V.
A hair styling instrument comprises a housing (8) having a front side (9), formed with at least one passage (10) for heated air. Elongate hair guides (12, 13, 14) project exclusively from the front side (9) of the housing (8) or, at least in the area of the passage (10), fixed elongate hair guides (12, 14) project from the housing (8). Movable ones of the hair guides (13) are movable between a first position, in which they project fully from the housing (8), and a second position, in which they project from the housing (8) at the most to a smaller extent than in said first position. With the movable hair guides (13) in the second position the hair styling instrument can be moved through wet tangled hair with a low resistance. Subsequently, ...
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INSTRUMENT FOR STYLING HAIR

(WO1998027843) 02.07.1998 A45D 20/50 KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V.
An instrument for styling hair comprises a housing (9), a carrier (10, 11) which is movable supported by the carrier (10, 11), elongate hair guides (12, 13, 14) which project from the carrier (10, 11), a passage (15) for allowing hot air to pass through, and an air guide (17) which is controllable so as to direct the air stream in dependence upon forces exerted on the hair guides (12, 13, 14). The passage (15) and the carrier (10, 11) are adapted to influence the discharge direction in dependence upon the position of the carrier (10, 11) with respect to the housing (9). As the air guide (17) and the carrier (10, 11) are constructed in such a manner that the effective passage area of the passage (15) remains substantially constant when the d...
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INSTRUMENT FOR STYLING HAIR

(WO1998027842) 02.07.1998 A45D 20/50 KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V.
An instrument for styling hair comprises a movable carrier (10, 11), elongate hair guides (12, 13, 14) which project from the carrier (10, 11), and a passage (15) for allowing hot air to pass through. The passage (15) and the carrier (10, 11) being adapted to influence the discharge direction in dependence upon the position of the carrier (10, 11) in such a manner that a pivotal movement in a first direction of the carrier (10, 11) with the hair guides (12, 13, 14) which project therefrom results in a change of the discharge direction through the passage (15) in a substantially opposite second direction. During use this prevents hairs just released by the hair guides passing through the hair from being muddled up again. The hair-style is be...
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HAIR STYLING COMB

(WO1998020771) 22.05.1998 A45D 19/02 KOMB LIMITED
A hairstyling comb particularly useful for applying streaks of highlighter to the hair comprises a hollow stem (11, 12, 22) closed at one end (26) and communicable at its other end with a reservoir (21) of a viscous liquid to be applied to the hair. Discrete passageways (16, 16', 30) are spaced along the length of the stem whereby its interior opens to discrete locations (17, 17') near the junctions between respective pairs of teeth (15A, 27', 27') of the comb. Concavities (17, 17', 29) open generally laterally of the comb, each communicating with a respective one of said passageways (16, 16', 30) and having a relatively greater cross-sectional area.
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HAIR MOUSSE COMPOSITION COMPRISING SILICONE EMULSION

(WO1998019654) 14.05.1998 A61K 8/04 THE PROCTER &GAMBLE COMPANY
Disclosed are hair mousse compositions comprising a silicone emulsion comprising a silicone polymer selected from the group consisting of a polyalkyl siloxane having a molecular weight of at least 20,000, a polyaryl siloxane having a molecular weight of at least 20,000, and amino-substituted siloxane having a molecular weight of at least 5,000, a silicone resin having a molecular weight of at least 5,000, and mixtures thereof, an anionic sufactant, a compatibilizing surfactant, and a cationic surfactant, wherein the silicone polymer is dispersed as a particle having an average size of not more than 450 nm; a styling polymer; and additional surfactant, and a solvent.
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HAIR STYLING COMPOSITION

(WO1998019653) 14.05.1998 A61K 8/04 THE PROCTER &GAMBLE COMPANY
Disclosed are hair styling compositions comprising by weight: (a) from about 0.2 % to about 5 % of an anionic polymer; (b) from about 0.2 % to about 5 % of a cationic polymer; (c) from about 0.2 % to about 5 % of an amphoteric polymer; and (d) a solvent; whereein the total of components (a), (b), and (c) is from about 0.6 to about 15 %, and wherein the level of the component comprised at the lowest level among components (a), (b), and (c) is at least about 5 % of that of the component comprised at the highest level among components (a), (b), and (c).
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CONCENTRATED REDUCED DOSAGE SPRAY PUMP DELIVERY SYSTEM

(WO1998018564) 07.05.1998 B05B 11/00 THE PROCTER &GAMBLE COMPANY
A concentrated reduced dosage spray pump delivery system for dispensing fluids containing actives and volatile organic compounds with reduced emissions of the volatile organic compounds is disclosed. The system includes a housing storing a concentrated fluid containing volatile organic compounds and an effective component, wherein the effective component is concentrated within the fluid. The system also includes a spray pump (100) in fluid communication with the concentrated fluid containing the volatile organic compounds such that the spray pump (100) dispenses the concentrated fluid at a reduced dosage per pump stroke. The combination of the concentrated fluid containing volatile organic compounds and the reduced dosage per pump stroke re...
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STYLING SHAMPOO COMPOSITIONS WITH IMPROVED STYLING POLYMER DEPOSITION

(WO1998018433) 07.05.1998 A61K 8/44 THE PROCTER &GAMBLE COMPANY
Disclosed are hair styling shampoo compositions which comprise from about 5 % to about 50 % by weight of a surfactant selected from the group consisting of anionic surfactants, zwitterionic or amphoteric surfactants having an attached group that is anionic at the pH of the composition, and combinations thereof; from about 0.025 % to about 3 % by weight of an organic cationic polymer having a cationic charge density of from about 0.2 meq/gm to about 7 meq/gm and a molecular weight of from about 5,000 to about 10 million; from about 0.1 % to about 10 % by weight of a water-insoluble hair styling polymer; from about 0.1 % to about 10 % by weight of a water-insoluble volatile solvent; and from about 0.05 % to about 5 % by weight of select catio...
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GLIADIN-CONTAINING COSMETIC FORMULATIONS

(WO1998017254) 30.04.1998 A61K 8/04 MIDWEST GRAIN PRODUCTS, INC.
Improved aqueous gliadin-containing cosmetic formulations are provided which include from about 0.5-10 % by weight gliadin dispersed in an aqueous solvent system together with additional ingredients giving desired end properties. The formulations are preferably selected from the group consisting of hairsprays, hair shampoos and shampoo conditioners, hair styling gels, hair conditioners, instant conditioners, and hair reparatives, as well as sunscreens, shaving creams and bath and shower gels.
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APPARATUS FOR HAIRDRESSING, PARTICULARLY FOR DRYING HAIR AND/OR STYLING A HAIRDO

(WO1998010677) 19.03.1998 A45D 20/12 AARREKORPI, Aapo
The invention relates to an apparatus (10) for hairdressing, particularly for drying hair and/or styling a hairdo. The apparatus comprises a flow channel (20) provided with an air intake opening (21) and an outlet (22) for an air flow as well as means for obtaining the air flow in said flow channel (20). It is characteristic that a nozzle (40) has been connected or is easily connectible to the intake opening (21) through which air is drawn from the direction of the hair being dressed into the flow channel (20).
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THERMOCHROMIC HANDHELD HAIR CURLING IRON

(WO1998007345) 26.02.1998 A45D 1/04 MONTY, Lawrence, P.
A handheld personal grooming apparatus (5) for curling or styling hair, has a handle (20), a mandrel or barrel (10) for winding hair (the barrel enclosing a heating element), and a clamp (60) for releasably holding hair against the barrel during curling. The barrel may have styling clips (210) or other styling elements (215) protruding radially outward. The apparatus is characterized in that the barrel, hair clamp, and/or styling elements are coated with a reversibly thermochromic coating (65) or molded plastic overlay (105) to indicate by its color change a temperature range at the barrel surface suitable for rapid curling of hair, preferably 120 C - 140 C. A thermochromic coating specially adapted for use on curling irons preferably h...
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HAIR STYLING APPARATUS

(WO1998006295) 19.02.1998 A45D 8/00 HAWLEY, Anthony, Arthur
Hair styling apparatus comprising two combs (1) each having a curvilinear spine (4) and joined together by two or more elasticated material ties (2), each releasably connected to the spine of one or each comb by complementary interengaging means of the ties and the combs. In a preferred arrangement, three ties are provided, the connection points of these being substantially equi-spaced along the length of the respective spine.
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SHAMPOO COMPOSITIONS

(WO1998004241) 05.02.1998 A61K 8/34 THE PROCTER &GAMBLE COMPANY
A shampoo composition comprising: (a) from about 1 % to about 60 % by weight of surfactant selected from anionic surfactant, nonionic, amphoteric and cationic surfactants and mixtures thereof; (b) from about 0.001 % to about 10 % by weight of liquid polyol carboxylic acid ester containing at least four acid ester groups wherein the polyol moiety is selected from sugars and sugar alcohols containing from about 4 to about 12 hydroxyl groups, and wherein each carboxylic acid moiety has from about 8 to about 22 carbon atoms and wherein the liquid polyol carboxylic acid ester has a complete melting point of less than about 30 C; (c) from about 0.001 % to about 4 % by weight of nonionic polyethylene glycol polymers having the general formula: -...
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PRESSURISED COSMETIC COMPOSITION AND RESULTING FOAM

(WO1998003148) 29.01.1998 A61K 9/12 L'OREAL
Pressurised cosmetic compositions provided in pressurised form in an aerosol device in the presence of a propellant, and capable of forming a foam, are disclosed. Said compositions comprise a cosmetically acceptable medium containing at least one binding polymer, at least one oxyalkylene silicone and at least 30 wt % of a water-soluble solvent having a boiling point lower than 85 C. Foams produced by the expansion in air of said cosmetic compositions are also disclosed. Furthermore, a method for cosmetically treating keratin fibres such as hair, wherein a foam produced by the expansion in air of said cosmetic composition is applied to said keratin fibres, is disclosed.
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SILICONE COPOLYOL FORMULATED HAIRSPRAY COMPOSITIONS

(WO1997046213) 11.12.1997 A61K 07/11 UNILEVER PLC UNILEVER N.V.
A hairspray composition is provided with improved combability, spray efficiency and anti-foaming properties. The hairspray includes a film-forming resin, a carrier such as ethanol and a small level of a propoxylated non-ethoxylated silicone copolyol.
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HAIR STYLING IRON ASSEMBLY HAVING ACCURATE TEMPERATURE MEASUREMENT AND DISPLAY

(WO1997039646) 30.10.1997 A45D 1/20 GOLDEN SUPREME, INC. STILLWAGON, Ross, I. FISCHBACH, Fernando
A curling iron system (10) comprises a base (12), an oven (20) attached thereto, curling irons (19), and a temperature measuring device positioned on the base (12) such that the temperature of a curling iron (19) placed thereon can be easiliy determined. The temperature measuring device is comprised of a thermocouple (30) electrically connected to a display (36) by a thermocouple amplifier (40), and a display driver (42). The display (36) is comprised of a plurality of light emitting diodes (38). In the preferred embodiment, the thermocouple (30) is mounted on a platform (32) adjacent the oven (20), and the display (36) is positioned on a vertically oriented member behind the thermocouple platform (32). In this manner the user can simply re...
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CLEANING, CONDITIONING AND STYLING HAIR CARE COMPOSITIONS

(WO1997038673) 23.10.1997 A61K 8/41 STEPAN COMPANY SAJIC, Branko RAO, Y., Kameshwer
Disclosed are hair care compositions and methods for preparing such compositions which provide the benefits of cleaning, conditioning, curl retention, styling and setting properties simultaneously to hair in the application of a single product. The hair care compositions contain fatty alkyl amine salts, long chain quaternary ammonium salts and mixtures thereof of anionic styling polymers in a non-anionic surfactant system, wherein the surfactant system contains nonionic surfactants, semi-polar nonionic surfactants, amphoteric surfactants and mixtures thereof. The styling, setting and conditioning agents are present in the form of fatty alkyl amine salts or fatty quaternary ammonium salts which form anionic styling polymer particulate networ...
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LOW RESIDUE HAIR CARE COMPOSITIONS USING GRAFTED COPOLYMERS

(WO1997034572) 25.09.1997 A61K 8/891 THE PROCTER &GAMBLE COMPANY
The present invention relates to rinse-off hair care compositions which provide styling and hair conditioning properties without the formation of a non-removable residue. The compositions comprise from about 0,25 % to about 70 % of a copolymer component comprising from about 1.5 % to about 70 % of a silicone-grafted adhesive hair styling copolymer having a weight average molecular weight from about 300,000 to about 5,000,000 and from about 30 % to about 98.5 % of a hydrophobic volatile solvent.
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RINSE-OFF HAIR CARE COMPOSITIONS USING GRAFTED COPOLYMERS

(WO1997034571) 25.09.1997 A61K 07/06 THE PROCTER &GAMBLE COMPANY
The present invention relates to rinse-off hair care compositions which provide styling and hair conditioning properties without the formation of a non-removable residue, the compositions comprising from about 0.25 % to about 70 % of a copolymer component having a drying coefficient of less than about 3 %; said copolymer component comprising from about 1.5 % to about 70 % of a silicone-grafted adhesive hair styling copolymer having a weight average molecular weight from about 300,000 to about 5,000,000 and from about 30 % to about 98.5 % of a hydrophobic volatile solvent.
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PERSONAL CARE COMPOSITIONS CONTAINING A COPOLYMER HAVING HYDROPHOBIC, CARBON-BASED GRAFTS

(WO1997033558) 18.09.1997 C08F 255/02 THE PROCTER &GAMBLE COMPANY
Disclosed are personal care compositions, especially hair styling compositions containing: (a) a graft copolymer characterized by having a hydrophilic organic polymeric backbone and hydrophobic macromonomers grafted to said backbone; the hydrophilic polymeric backbone having a Tg of at least about -20 C; the hydrophobic macromonomers having a carbon-based main chain; a Tg of less than about 0 C and a number average molecular weight of at least about 500; and (b) a hydrophilic solvent preferably selected from the group consisting of water, C2-C3 monohydric alcohols and mixtures thereof.
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PERSONAL CARE COMPOSITIONS CONTAINING HYDROPHOBIC LINEAR COPOLYMER AND HYDROPHOBIC, VOLATILE, BRANCHED HYDROCARBON SOLVENT

(WO1997033557) 18.09.1997 A61K 8/31 THE PROCTER &GAMBLE COMPANY
The present invention relates to personal care compositions, especially hair care compositions, containing hydrophobic, linear random copolymers and a hydrophobic, volatile, branched hydrocarbon solvent for the copolymer. The copolymer is formed by the copolymerization of monomer units that form a homopolymer having a Tg of at least 90 C, and monomer units that form a homopolymer having a Tg of less than 25 C. The hydrocarbon solvent consists essentially of one or more branched chain hydrocarbons containing from 10 to 16 carbon atoms. The invention relates to hair styling and conditioning products such as rinses, leave on conditioners, and combination shampoo products useful for cleansing, styling and conditioning the hair.
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PERSONAL CARE COMPOSITIONS CONTAINING HYDROPHOBIC GRAFT COPOLYMER AND HYDROPHOBIC, VOLATILE SOLVENT

(WO1997033556) 18.09.1997 A61K 8/91 THE PROCTER &GAMBLE COMPANY
The present invention relates to personal care compositions, especially hair care compositions, containing non-silicone, hydrophobic graft copolymers and a hydrophobic, volatile solvent for the copolymer, the solvent being selected from branched chain hydrocarbons, silicones and combinations thereof. This invention also relates to hair conditioners and hair styling products such as rinses, leave-on conditioners, and combination shampoo products useful for cleansing, styling and conditioning the hair. The graft polymers should satisfy the following three criteria: (1) the graft portion is covalently bonded to the polymeric backbone portion; (2) the molecular weight of the graft portion is at least about 500; and (3) when used in a compositio...
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HIGH LATHER STYLING SHAMPOOS

(WO1997033555) 18.09.1997 A61K 8/46 THE PROCTER &GAMBLE COMPANY
Disclosed are hair styling shampoo compositions which deliver improved cleansing, lathering, and styling performance. These shampoo compositions comprise an alkyl glyceryl ether sulfonate surfactant, a hair styling polymer comprising one or more select hydrophobic monomer units, a non-polar volatile solvent, and water. Also disclosed are methods of cleansing and styling hair by using the hair styling shampoo compositions herein.
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COSMETIC FIXATIVE COMPOSITION PROVIDING SHINE

(WO1997030682) 28.08.1997 A61K 8/58 L'OREAL
A cosmetic composition for treating keratinous materials, particularly hair, including at least one fixative polymer, at least 5 wt % of a non-volatile aryl silicone and at least one volatile silicone, as well as a method for treating keratinous materials using said composition, are disclosed.
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COSMETIC AEROSOL FIXATIVE COMPOSITION PROVIDING SHINE, AND METHODS

(WO1997030681) 28.08.1997 A61K 8/04 L'OREAL
A pressurised cosmetic aerosol composition for treating keratinous materials, particularly hair, including (a) a medium containing at least one fixative polymer, at least 5 wt %, based on the total weight of the pressurised composition, of a non-volatile aryl silicone, and (b) at least one propellant, as well as a method for treating keratinous materials using said composition, are disclosed.
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HAIR SPRAY COMPOSITION HAVING 80 % OR LESS VOC AND ADVANTAGEOUS PHYSICAL AND PERFORMANCE CHARACTERISTICS

(WO1997021427) 19.06.1997 A61K 8/04 ISP INVESTMENTS INC.
A hair spray composition of 80 % or less VOC includes a fixative which is the half-ester of a copolymer of maleic anhydride and methyl vinyl ether having advantageous physical and performance properties even at low fixative levels. The copolymer is made by polymerizing the monomers at a selected temperature in the presence of a predetermined amount of a polymerization initiator whose decomposition fragments are soluble in hydroalcoholic solutions containing high levels of water. The composition is clear and without precipitate formation, has a low weight average molecular weight and a narrow molecular weight distribution, or polydispersity, affording a low solution viscosity. The composition also forms a spray pattern of small particle size...
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HIGH PRESSURE MANUALLY-ACTUATED SPRAY PUMP WITH REDUCED ACTUATION FORCE

(WO1997020637) 12.06.1997 B05B 11/00 THE PROCTER &GAMBLE COMPANY
A high pressure manually-actuated spray pump (300) for dispensing a fluid. The spray pump (300) comprises a nozzle (110) through which the fluid is dispensed and a pumping engine (120). The pumping engine (120) comprises a reservoir (195), a closure (150), and a plunger (130). The reservoir (195) has an open top (152) and a closed bottom and an interior surface (193). The plunger (130) has an outer surface (135) and a longitudinal passageway (132) extending therethrough. The plunger (130) further having an outlet valve (240) mounted therein and an upper end (126) and a lower end (128). The lower end (128) being slidably disposed within the open top (152) of the reservoir (195) forming an interior chamber (178) within the reservoir (195). Th...
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PROCESS FOR SETTING HAIR

(WO1997020543) 12.06.1997 A61K 8/60 HENKEL CORPORATION
A process for imparting curl retention onto hair involving (a) forming a hair fixative, said hair fixative containing: (i) an alkyl polyglycoside having general formula (I): R1O(R2O)b(Z)a, wherein R1 is a monovalent organic radical having from about 6 to about 30 carbon atoms; R2 is divalent alkylene radical having from 2 to 4 carbon atoms; Z is a saccharide residue having 5 or 6 carbon atoms; b is a number having a value from 0 to about 12; a is a number having a value from 1 to about 6; and (ii) a solvent; and (b) applying said hair fixative onto said hair.
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SOLID COSMETIC COMPOSITION AND USES THEREOF

(WO1997017053) 15.05.1997 A61K 8/02 L'OREAL SAMAIN, Henri CRETOIS, Isabelle
Solid, non-detergent and non-tacky cosmetic compositions having a water absorption capacity greater than 50 mg are disclosed. Said compositions are generally provided as sticks, pencils or bars and may be used to produce a variety of solid products for make-up, for skin, scalp, hair or mucosal care and/or treatment, and for styling and/or setting keratin fibres such as hair.
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HAIR STYLING COMPOSITIONS CONTAINING NON-SILICONE AND SILICONE GRAFTED POLYMERS AND LOW LEVEL OF A VOLATILE HYDROCARBON SOLVENT

(WO1997015275) 01.05.1997 A61K 8/04 THE PROCTER &GAMBLE COMPANY
A hair styling composition comprising: (a) from about 0.1 % to about 15 %, by weight, of an adhesive polymer, said polymer being characterized by an organic polymeric backbone wherein said polymer is substantially free of silicone; (b) from about 0.1 % to about 15 %, by weight, of a silicone grafted adhesive polymer, said polymer being characterized by an organic polymeric backbone, compatible with said adhesive polymer of (a) wherein said silicone grafted adhesive polymer has silicone macromers grafted to said backbone and wherein the number average molecular weight of said silicone macromers is greater than about 500; (c) from about 0.1 % to about 15 %, by weight, of a hydrocarbon solvent selected from the group consisting of C10-C14 bran...
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CONDITIONING SHAMPOOS CONTAINING POLYALKYLENE GLYCOL

(WO1997014405) 24.04.1997 A61K 8/37 THE PROCTER &GAMBLE COMPANY
Disclosed are hair conditioning shampoo compositions comprising from about 5 % to about 50 % by weight of a detersive surfactant, from about 0.05 % to about 10 % by weight of a silicone hair conditioning agent, from about 0.1 % to about 10 % by weight of a suspending agent, from about 0.025 % to about 1.5 % by weight of selected polyalkylene glycols, preferably polyethylene glycols having from about 1,500 to about 25,000 degrees of ethoxylation, and water, and optionally one or more additional materials known for use in shampoo or conditioning compositions, which compositions provide excellent cleansing and conditioning benefits, and further provide enhanced conditioning impression by way of enhanced spreadability through hair, and denser, ...
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AQUEOUS LACQUER PACKAGED IN AN AEROSOL DEVICE AND INCLUDING AT LEAST ONE SILICONE GRAFT POLYMER FOR TREATING KERATINOUS MATERIALS, AND USES THEREOF

(WO1997014395) 24.04.1997 C08F 30/02 L'OREAL DUPUIS, Christine
A composition for treating keratinous materials, particularly human hair, is disclosed. The composition is packaged in an aerosol device and forms a lacquer at the outlet of the device. Said composition contains (a) at least one silicone graft polymer including a polysiloxane portion and a portion consisting of a non-silicone organic chain, where one of said portions forms the main polymeric chain while the other is grafted onto said main chain; (b) at least 30 wt % of water; (c) at least one propellant; and (d) an organic solvent in an amount of 0-25 wt %; the above percentages by weight being based on the total weight of the composition in the aerosol. Such aqueous lacquers are particularly useful for fixing and/or styling and/or conditio...
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APPLICATOR BRUSH

(WO1997013428) 17.04.1997 A46B 11/00 ROBINSON, Terence, Sidney
An applicator brush, especially a toothbrush, comprises a bristle-supporting head portion and a handle portion comprising a reservoir containing a working liquid composition, predetermined doses of the working liquid composition being delivered to the head portion in use. The working composition may be a dentifrice composition dispensed as a foam.
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HAIR CARE COMPOSITION INCLUDING AT LEAST ONE SILICONE POLYMER GRAFTED BY ANIONIC, AMPHOTERIC OR NON-IONIC MONOMERS, AND AT LEAST ONE AMPHOTERIC POLYMER

(WO1997012596) 10.04.1997 A61K 8/72 L'OREAL DUBIEF, Claude DUPUIS, Christine CAUWET-MARTIN, Danile
A cosmetic or dermatological composition for treating keratinous material, particularly human hair, including a cosmetically or dermatologically acceptable medium containing at least one anionic, amphoteric or non-ionic silicone-grafted polymer with a polysiloxane backbone grafted by non-silicone organic monomers, and at least one amphoteric polymer, wherein the ratio of the amphoteric polymer to the silicone-grafted polymer is 0.25-15. Such compositions are particularly suitable for use as rinsable or non-rinsable products for washing and conditioning hair, hair setting or hair styling.
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COMPOSITION FOR TREATING KERATINOUS MATERIAL, INCLUDING AT LEAST ONE SILICONE-GRAFTED POLYMER AND AT LEAST ONE THICKENING POLYMER OR COPOLYMER OF (METH)ACRYLAMIDE OR A (METH)ACRYLAMIDE DERIVATIVE, AND USES THEREOF

(WO1997012595) 10.04.1997 A61K 8/81 L'OREAL CAUWET-MARTIN, Danile DUBIEF, Claude DUPUIS, Christine
A cosmetic or dermatological composition for treating keratinous material, particularly human hair, including a cosmetically or dermatologically acceptable medium containing at least one silicone-grafted polymer with a polysiloxane portion and a portion consisting of a non-silicone organic chain, wherein one of the two portions constitutes the main polymeric chain while the other is grafted onto said main chain, and at least one optionally cross-linked thickening polymer or copolymer of (meth)acrylamide or a (meth)acrylamide derivative, as well as the uses thereof, are disclosed. Such compositions are particularly suitable for use as rinsable or non-rinsable products for washing and conditioning hair, hair setting or hair styling.
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TOPICAL COMPOSITION CONTAINING A SILICONE-GRAFTED POLYMER AND AN AMINE SILICONE AND/OR A SILICONE GUM OR RESIN

(WO1997012594) 10.04.1997 A61K 8/895 L'OREAL DUBIEF, Claude DUPUIS, Christine CAUWET-MARTIN, Danile
A cosmetic or dermatological composition for treating keratinous material, particularly hair, including a cosmetically or dermatologically acceptable medium containing at least one silicone-grafted polymer with a polysiloxane backbone grafted by non-silicone organic monomers and at least one silicone selected from silicones which comprise at least one optionally quaternary amine function, silicone resins and silicone gums, is disclosed. Such compositions are particularly suitable for use as rinsable or non-rinsable products for washing and conditioning hair, hair setting or hair styling.
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COSMETIC COMPOSITION INCLUDING AT LEAST ONE SILICONE-GRAFTED POLYMER AND AT LEAST ONE POLYSILOXANE-POLYOXYALKYLENE LINEAR BLOCK COPOLYMER

(WO1997012593) 10.04.1997 A61K 07/48 L'OREAL DUBIEF, Claude DUPUIS, Christine CAUWET-MARTIN, Danile
A cosmetic or dermatological composition for treating keratinous material, particularly human hair, including a cosmetically or dermatologically acceptable medium containing at least one silicone-grafted polymer with a polysiloxane portion and a portion consisting of a non-silicone organic chain, wherein one of the two portions constitutes the main polymeric chain while the other is grafted onto said main chain, and at least one copolymer with a polysiloxane-polyoxyalkylene linear block as the repetitive units, as well as the uses thereof, are disclosed. Such compositions are particularly suitable for use as rinsable or non-rinsable products for washing and conditioning hair, hair setting or hair styling.
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COMPOSITION FOR TREATING KERATINOUS MATERIAL, INCLUDING AT LEAST ONE SILICONE-GRAFTED POLYMER WITH A POLYSILOXANE BACKBONE GRAFTED BY NON-SILICONE ORGANIC MONOMERS AND AT LEAST ONE ANIONIC POLYMER

(WO1997012592) 10.04.1997 A61K 07/48 L'OREAL DUBIEF, Claude DUPUIS, Christine CAUWET-MARTIN, Danile
A cosmetic or dermatological composition for treating keratinous material, particularly hair, including a cosmetically or dermatologically acceptable medium containing at least one silicone-grafted polymer with a polysiloxane backbone grafted by non-silicone organic monomers and at least one anionic polymer, wherein the weight ratio of the anionic polymer to the silicone-grafted polymer is 0.25-15. Such compositions are particularly suitable for use as rinsable or non-rinsable products for washing and conditioning hair, hair setting or hair styling.
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COSMETIC COMPOSITION INCLUDING AT LEAST ONE SILICONE-GRAFTED POLYMER AND AT LEAST ONE COMBINATION OF AN ANIONIC POLYMER AND A CATIONIC POLYMER

(WO1997012588) 10.04.1997 A61K 8/73 L'OREAL DUBIEF, Claude CAUWET-MARTIN, Danile DUPUIS, Christine
A cosmetic or dermatological composition for treating keratinous material, particularly hair, including a cosmetically or dermatologically acceptable medium containing at least one silicone-grafted polymer with a polysiloxane portion and a portion consisting of a non-silicone organic chain, wherein one of the two portions constitutes the main polymeric chain while the other is grafted onto said main chain, and at least one combination of at least one anionic polymer and at least one cationic polymer. Such compositions are particularly suitable for use as rinsable or non-rinsable products for washing and conditioning hair, hair setting or hair styling.
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COMPOSITION FOR TREATING KERATINOUS MATERIAL, INCLUDING AT LEAST ONE SILICONE-GRAFTED POLYMER AND AT LEAST ONE FATTY-CHAIN AMIDE, AND USES THEREOF

(WO1997012587) 10.04.1997 A61K 8/68 L'OREAL DUBIEF, Claude CAUWET-MARTIN, Danile DUPUIS, Christine
A cosmetic or dermatological composition for treating keratinous material, particularly human hair, including a cosmetically or dermatologically acceptable medium containing at least one silicone-grafted polymer with a polysiloxane portion and a portion consisting of a non-silicone organic chain, wherein one of the two portions constitutes the main polymeric chain while the other is grafted onto said main chain, and at least one selected fatty-chain amide. Such compositions are particularly suitable for use as rinsable or non-rinsable products for washing and conditioning hair, hair setting or hair styling.
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TOPICAL COMPOSITION CONTAINING A SILICONE POLYMER WITH A POLYSILOXANE BACKBONE HAVING NON-SILICONE GRAFTS AND A FATTY-CHAIN AMPHIPHILIC POLYMER

(WO1997012586) 10.04.1997 A61K 8/73 L'OREAL DUBIEF, Claude DUPUIS, Christine
A cosmetic or dermatological composition for treating keratinous material, particularly human hair, including a cosmetically or dermatologically acceptable medium containing at least one silicone-grafted polymer with a polysiloxane backbone grafted by non-silicone organic monomers and at least one amphiphilic polymer comprising at least one fatty chain and at least one hydrophilic unit. Such compositions are particularly suitable for use as rinsable or non-rinsable products for washing and conditioning hair, hair setting or hair styling.
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COMPOSITION FOR TREATING KERATINOUS MATERIAL, INCLUDING AT LEAST ONE SILICONE-GRAFTED POLYMER WITH A POLYSILOXANE BACKBONE GRAFTED BY NON-SILICONE ORGANIC MONOMERS AND AT LEAST ONE C11-26 LIQUID HYDROCARBON

(WO1997012585) 10.04.1997 A61K 07/06 L'OREAL 961433, Claude DUPUIS, Christine CAUWET-MARTIN, Danile
A composition for treating keratinous material, particularly human hair, including a cosmetically or dermatologically acceptable medium containing at least one silicone-grafted polymer with a polysiloxane backbone grafted by non-silicone organic monomers and at least one hydrocarbon that is liquid at room temperature and has a cyclic or acyclic, straight or branched hydrocarbon chain comprising 11-26 carbon atoms, as well as the uses thereof, are disclosed. Such compositions are particularly suitable for use as rinsable or non-rinsable products for washing and conditioning hair, hair setting or hair styling.
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A NON-IRRITATING SKIN AND HAIR REJUVENATING COMPOSITION HAVING A pH BETWEEN 1 AND 6.5

(WO1997009965) 20.03.1997 A61K 8/04 ISP INVESTMENTS INC.
This invention relates to an acidic non-irritating lotion, cream or ointment for rejuvenating skin and hair which comprises a micronized, homogenized hydrogen of a cross-linked N-vinyl lactam polymer and an organic rejuvenating agent selected from the group consisting of pyruvic acid, a mono- or poly- carboxylated C1 to C20 hydrocarbon optionally substituted with from 1 to 3 hydroxy groups and ammonium and alkali metal salts of said acids and mixtures thereof including mixtures of the acids and/or said salts. The invention also relates to a cross-linked N-vinyl lactam polymer in the form of a stable, homogenized flowable hydrogel having microparticles which can be passed through a screen of between about 40 and about 350 mesh size and to th...
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HAIR STYLING SHAMPOOS CONTAINING ORGANIC OIL

(WO1997009031) 13.03.1997 A61K 8/04 THE PROCTER &GAMBLE COMPANY
Disclosed are hair shampoo compositions which provide cleaning and styling performance, and which contain latex polymer particles, water-soluble cationic polymer as a latex deposition aid, organic oil as a latex deposition aid, and typically one or more surfactants, and aqueous carrier and one or more optional ingredients. The organic oil is a hydrocarbon oil or fatty ester, and is present in an amount effective to enhance deposition of the latex polymer particles onto hair in the presence of cationic polymer.
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HAIR STYLING SHAMPOOS CONTAINING LOW Tg LATEX POLYMERS

(WO1997009030) 13.03.1997 A61K 8/72 THE PROCTER &GAMBLE COMPANY
Disclosed are hair shampoo compositions which provide cleaning and styling performance, which comprise dispersed water insoluble, polymer latex particles, wherein the polymer latex particles have a selected glass transition temperature (Tg) of between about -20 C and about 10 C. The shampoo compositions will generally contain one or more compatible surfactants, one or more optional materials, and an aqueous carrier.
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HIGH LATHER STYLING SHAMPOOS

(WO1997007782) 06.03.1997 A61K 8/46 THE PROCTER &GAMBLE COMPANY
The present invention relates to hair shampoo compositions which have improved cleansing, lathering, and styling benefits. These shampoo compositions comprise an alkyl glyceryl ether sulfonate surfactant, a hair styling polymer, a non-polar volatile solvent, and water. These compositions are useful for cleansing the hair and for providing a hair styling benefit.
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HAIR STYLING DEVICE

(WO1997007703) 06.03.1997 A45D 2/00 SCHACH, Bernadine
This invention is a hair styling device (10) comprising a resilient member (10) of elongated material, the device (10) having at its upper extremity a pair of juxtaposed apertures (11c, 11d) joined by a raised hump (12). The device (10) includes an additional plurality of apertures (19, 16a, 18b) formed in a lower serpentine (14-18) shaped extension. Locks (40, 41) of hair are extended through the apertures and held in place while the user is braiding them. Thus, multiple locks (40, 41) can conveniently be braided by the user with two hands only, thus obviating the necessity for assistance from a third party. The invention also includes a method of braiding hair utilizing the foregoing device.
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METHOD OF PERMANENTLY RESHAPING HAIR

(WO1997004738) 13.02.1997 A61K 07/09 WELLA AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT BUHEITEL, Horst
Proposed is a method for permanently reshaping hair in which a) the hair is wound on curlers, b) a permanent-reshaping agent made from a hair-keratin-reducing substance is applied to the wound hair, c) the agent is allowed to act on the hair for 5 to 30 minutes, d) the agent is rinsed off with water, e) the air is unwound from the curlers and the curlers are removed, f) the hair is arranged in the desired style, preferably by combing with a comb or with the fingers or by brushing with a brush, the tightly curled hair ends being transformed at the same time with a comb, a brush or the fingers into a loose wave and the style thus obtained subsequently dried at an elevated temperature or the hair is brushed to give the desired style using a de...
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HAIR STYLING METHOD EMPLOYING METAL SALTS

(WO1997003640) 06.02.1997 A61K 07/09 UNILEVER PLC UNILEVER N.V.
A hair styling and restyling process comprising the steps of: (i) contacting hair with a reducing agent, followed by rinsing; (ii) in conjunction with the reconfiguration of the hair, contacting the hair with a composition comprising from 1 to 40 % by weight of an ionisable metal salt solution in which the metal has a valency of at least 2, and rinsing and drying the hair; (iii) restyling the hair when desired by contacting the hair, in conjunction with the reconfiguration thereof, with a restyling solution having a pH of from about 2 to 8.5, which solution optionally comprises from 1 % to 40 % of an ionisable metal salt in which the metal has a valency of at least 2.
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ADDITION OF GUM ROSIN TO IMPROVE USE PERFORMANCE OF ANHYDROUS AND LOW VOC HYDROALCOHOLIC HAIR SPRAYS

(WO1997002809) 30.01.1997 A61K 8/04 ISP INVESTMENTS INC.
Anhydrous and low VOC hydroalcoholic hair spray compositions including 80 % or less VOC components, and a hair fixative polymer, and, optionally, water, ethanol and/or a propellant, contains gum rosin as a performance enhancing additive in an amount up to about 1 % by weight of the composition. The presence of gum rosin improves use performance characteristics particularly reduced tack period, decreased drying time, and increased stiffness.
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AQUEOUS PERSONAL CLEANSING COMPOSITION WITH A DISPERSED OIL PHASE COMPRISING TWO SPECIFICALLY DEFINED OIL COMPONENTS

(WO1996037594) 28.11.1996 C11D 1/66 THE PROCTER &GAMBLE COMPANY FRANKENBACH, Gayle, Marie PHIPPS, Nicola, Jacqueline RICHARDSON, Wendy, Victoria, J.
A personal cleansing composition comprising: (a) from about 1 % to about 30 % by weight of a dispersed oil phase comprising a first oil component having an oil/surfactant solution interfacial tension (IFT) of greater than about 1.0 dynes/cm and a second oil component having an oil/surfactant solution interfacial tension (IFT) in the range of from about 0.1 to about 1.0 dynes/cm; and (b) from about 5 % to about 30 % by weight of water-soluble surfactant selected from anionic, nonionic, zwitterionic and amphoteric surfactants and mixtures thereof; and (c) water; and wherein the ratio of first to second dispersed oil component is in the range from about 20 : 1 to about 1 : 20. The cleansing products demonstrate excellent in-use efficacy benefi...
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AQUEOUS LIQUID CLEANSING COMPOSITION CONTAINING FATTY ACID SOAPS

(WO1996036313) 21.11.1996 C11D 1/88 UNILEVER PLC UNILEVER N.V.
An aqueous liquid cleansing composition comprising (a) at least one short chain C6-C10 fatty acid soap in combination with (b) at least one long chain C14-C22 fatty acid soap where the weight ration of (a) to (b) is within the range 1:20 to 5:1, and in which any C12 fatty acid soap is only present in low levels, is mild and provides good lather in use.
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HAIR CARE COMPOSITIONS

(WO1996036312) 21.11.1996 A61K 8/42 THE BOOTS COMPANY PLC LINNINGTON, Helen, Louise COOPER, Michael, David
A hair care composition comprises an anti-free-radical agent and a polymeric conditioning agent prepared from monomer entities selected from one or more of the following: acrylic acid, acrylamide, dimethyldiallylammonium chloride and any mixtures thereof. Preferably the anti-free-radical agent is selected from one or more of ascorbic acid, tocopherol, a herbal extract (e.g. birch extract) and any mixtures thereof. Methods of preparing such compositions are described. Use of the hair care compositions in a method of treating hair (e.g. washing, conditioning and/or styling hair) is also described.
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INULIN DERIVATIVES

(WO1996034017) 31.10.1996 C08B 37/00 COPERATIE SUIKER UNIE U.A. VAN BRUSSEL-VERRAEST, Dorine, Lisa PETERS, Johannes, Andreas VAN BEKKUM, Herman
New fructan, especially inulin, derivatives are described which contain, for each monosaccharide unit, 0.1 to 2.5 groups having the formula: -CHR1-CHR2-R3, wherein R1 and R2 each represent hydrogen or methyl and R3 represents -CN, -C(=NX)-NR4R5, -CO-NR4R5, -CO-OR4, -CH2-NR5R6 or -CH2-OR6, wherein R4 represents hydrogen or C1-C22-alkyl or C1-C22-alkenyl optionally substituted by hydroxy, R5 represents hydrogen, C1-C22-alkyl, carboxy- or hydroxy-substituted C1-C22-alkyl, or optionally substituted C1-C22-acyl, R6 represents hydrogen or C1-C22-acyl, and X represents hydrogen, hydroxyl or amino. Also described are processes for preparing these derivatives by addition of acrylic compounds to fructan, as well as the uses of these derivatives for i...
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FOAMING AGENT FOR LEAVE-ON FOAMING COSMETIC COMPOSITIONS

(WO1996032921) 24.10.1996 A61K 8/04 THE PROCTER &GAMBLE COMPANY MOSS, Brett, Kenneth CHEN, Yin-Jang UCHIYAMA, Hirotaka
A foaming agent comprising at least one amphoteric surfactant and at least one quaternary ammonium cationic surfactant which foams by being dispensed or sprayed, and provides improved foaming and clear, stable concentrate to foaming cosmetic, compositions. In one preferred embodiment of the present invention, the foaming agent is comprised in a foaming cosmetic composition such as a hair mousse composition, comprising the foaming agent and further comprising a solvent and optional components such as polymer, preservative and propellant.
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NONIONIC FOAMING AGENT FOR FOAMING COSMETIC COMPOSITIONS

(WO1996032093) 17.10.1996 A61K 8/04 THE PROCTER &GAMBLE COMPANY NAMBU, Takanori
A foaming agent comprising at least a polyoxyethylene and/or polyoxypropylene type of nonionic surfactant which has a total HLB by Griffin method of a least 12, and provides improved foaming characteristics to foaming cosmetic compositions. In one preferred ebodiment of the present invention, the forming agent is comprised in a foaming cosmetic composition such as a hair mousse composition comprising the foaming agent and further comprising a solvent and optional components such as polymer, preservative, and propellant.
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HAIR SPRAY FIXATIVE COMPOSITIONS CONTAINING LOW VOC

(WO1996020694) 11.07.1996 A61K 8/04 ISP INVESTMENTS INC.
Low voc hair spray fixative compositions containing a fixative which is a tetramer of vinyl pyrrolidone, vinyl caprolactam, 3-(N-dimethylaminopropyl) methacrylamide and a C8-C18 alkyl acrylamide or acrylate, in predetermined compositional ranges of each monomer, and molecular weight, are described. The hair spray compositions herein are clear and low in viscosity, and form a spray of relatively small particle size which spreads evenly on the hair of the user as clear films which exhibit an effective high humidity curl retention property, good stiffness, and low tack and short drying times.
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LOW VOC HAIR SPRAY COMPOSITIONS

(WO1996020691) 11.07.1996 A61K 8/04 ISP INVESTMENTS INC.
A low VOC (volatile organic compounds) hair spray composition having a combination of desirable user performance characteristics is described herein. The hair fixative resin in the composition is a terpolymer of 40-75 % by weight of a vinyl lactam, preferably vinyl pyrrolidone, 15-40 % of a polymerizable carboxylic acid, preferably acrylic acid or methacrylic acid, and 5-25 % of a hydrophobic monomer, preferably a long chain alkyl (C8-C24) acrylate, methacrylate, acrylamide or methacrylamide. The terpolymer has a K-value of 30-55, preferably 40-50, which provides compositions having good sprayability in both pump and aerosol form, and small, fine spray particles.
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LOW VOC HAIR SPRAY RESIN COMPOSITIONS CONTAINING HOMOGENEOUS TERPOLYMERS OF VINYL PYRROLIDONE, VINYL CAPROLACTAM AND 3-(N-DIMETHYLAMINOPROPYL) METHACRYLAMIDE

(WO1996019971) 04.07.1996 A61K 8/04 ISP INVESTMENTS INC.
Low VOC hair spray resin compositions containing homogeneous terpolymers of vinyl pyrrolidone, vinyl caprolactam and 3-(N-dimethylaminopropyl) methacrylamide are described. The hair spray compositions are made using a solution of the terpolymer which is clear and low in viscosity, and which provides a spray of relative small particle size. The hair spray compositions exhibit an effective high humidity curl retention property.
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WATER-BASED, HAIR CARE PRODUCTS CONTAINING HOMOGENEOUS TERPOLYMERS HAVING BOTH HAIR STYLING AND CONDITIONING PROPERTIES

(WO1996019966) 04.07.1996 A61K 8/81 ISP INVESTMENTS INC. HELENE CURTIS, INC.
Water-based, hair care products containing homogeneous terpolymers having both hair styling and conditioning properties are described.
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FOAMING AGENT FOR FOAMING COSMETIC COMPOSITIONS

(WO1996019188) 27.06.1996 A61K 8/04 THE PROCTER &GAMBLE COMPANY NAMBU, Takanori
A foaming agent comprising an amphoteric surfactant and an N-acylamino acid surfactant which foams by being dispersed or sprayed, and provides improved foaming characteristics to foaming cosmetic compositions. In one preferred embodiment of the present invention, the foaming agent is comprised in a foaming cosmetic composition such as a hair mousse composition comprising a solvent and optical compositions such as polymer, preservative and propellant. As shown in the figure, foaming composition (8) of the present invention containing cocamidopropyl betaine and sodium lauroyl sarcosinate shows similar rheology to comparative example (A) and better foam rheology compared to comparative examples (B) and (C).
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CLEANSING COMPOSITIONS

(WO1996017590) 13.06.1996 C11D 1/00 THE PROCTER &GAMBLE COMPANY DIXON, Thomas, Jefferson SCHMIDT, Robert, Raymond
A personal cleansing composition comprising: (a) from about 1 % to about 40 % by weight of one or more surfactants selected from nonionic, anionic, zwitterionic and amphoteric surfactants and mixtures thereof; (b) from about 0.05 % to about 18 % by weight of lipid; (c) from about 0.5 % to about 20 % of humectant; and (d) water; wherein x has an average value of from about 1 to about 30, y has an average value of from about 10 to about 80 and z has an average value of from about 1 to about 30. The composition is valuable for providing excellent skin moisturisation in combination with a good lather profile and effective skin and hair cleansing.
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PERMANENT HAIR GROWTH-BREAKER

(WO1996017585) 13.06.1996 A61K 8/19 AL-RAMADHANI, Nabeel DAHAM, Sultan
A permanent hair growth-breaker composition (two active ingredients combined together in a single formulation) effective to prevent re-growth of unwanted hair from an area of skin from which said unwanted hair is removed by plucking from its roots comprises the following constituents in the stated proportions: zinc (elemental or as salt) 0.0001 to 10 g/100 ml, copper (elemental or as salt) 0.0001 to 10 g/100 ml, with excipient to a total volume of 100 ml. The composition may be formulated as a solution, lotion, cream, ointment, gel or similar which enables it to be kept at the site of application for a predetermined period. Optional constituents include viscosity builders for thickening; emollients/humectants to enhance skin feel; stabilise...
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DETERGENT COMPOSITION COMPRISING CLAY AND POLYSACCHARIDE GUM STABILIZING AGENTS

(WO1996017050) 06.06.1996 A61K 8/26 THE PROCTER &GAMBLE COMPANY RICHARDSON, Wendy, Victoria, Jane
A personal cleansing comprising: (a) from about 1.5 % to about 10 % by weight of an oil dispersing nonionic surfactant; (b) from about 0.1 % to about 10 % by weight of auxiliary surfactant selected from other nonionic, anionic, zwitterionic and/or amphoteric surfactants and mixtures thereof; (c) from about 3 % to about 30 % by weight of a perfume or cosmetic oil; (d) from about 0.01 % to about 15 % by weight of a stabilising system comprising a clay primary stabilising agent and a hetero polysaccharide gum secondary stabilising agent; and (e) water, and wherein the ratio of primary to secondary stabilising agent is in the range of from about 32:1 to about 1:1. The cleansing products demonstrate excellent in-use efficacy benefits including e...
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HAIR GEL, METHOD FOR PRODUCING IT, AS WELL AS METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PACKING SUCH HAIR GEL

(WO1996016569) 06.06.1996 A45D 40/04 BOLS, Paul
Hair gel, characterized in that it is made in the form of a stiff substance.
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DEVICE FOR STYLING HAIR

(WO1996014775) 23.05.1996 A45D 2/40 SONSTEGARD, Lois, L.
A device (10) for styling hair is disclosed. The device (10) includes a flexible elongated body portion (12) having an elongated opening (16) for receiving hair. The main body portion (12) is deformed to create a continuous hair receiving opening. The invention includes a means for securing hair positioned in the opening to the elongated body portion (12) after positioning in the hair receiving opening (16). The elongated body portion also has first and second ends (42, 44).
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LOW VOC HAIR SPRAY RESIN COMPOSITION OF IMPROVED SPRAY PROPERTIES

(WO1996006592) 07.03.1996 A61K 8/04 ISP INVESTMENTS INC.
This invention relates to a 0.5 to 7 wt.% solids hair fixative composition having superior moisture resistant hold and minimal tack duration which provides a stiff film on artificial or human hair and superior hair combability, which composition essentially contains a resin mixture of (a) a terpolymer derived from about 17 to about 30 wt.% N-vinyl pyrrolidone, from about 60 to about 80 wt.% N-vinyl caprolactam and from about 3 to about 6 wt.% di-C1-C4 alkyl amino-C1-C4alkyl-acrylate or methacrylate having a number average molecular weight of between about 20,000 and about 200,000 and (b) an N-vinyl pyrrolidone/vinyl acetate copolymer having a number average molecular weight of between about 10,000 and about 100,000; combined in a weight rat...
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HAIR CARE COMPOSITIONS CONTAINING POLYMERIC N-VINYL FORMAMIDE AND METHODS OF TREATING HAIR

(WO1996003969) 15.02.1996 A61K 8/04 NATIONAL STARCH AND CHEMICAL INVESTMENT HOLDING CORPORATION
The present invention relates to hair care compositions which contain a polymer which is prepared from N-vinyl formamide (NVF) monomer and the use of those hair care compositions to treat hair. The polymer may be a homopolymer of NVF or an interpolymer of NVF and at least one vinyl monomer. The polymer is present in amounts effective to provide the hair care compositions with hair fixative properties and/or hair conditioning properties.
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HAIR COSMETIC COMPOSITIONS

(WO1996003967) 15.02.1996 A61K 8/73 THE PROCTER &GAMBLE COMPANY JONES, Stevan, David MARCHANT, Philip, John
A hair cosmetic composition comprising: (a) from about 0.01 % to about 3 % by weight of gelling agent comprising a copolymer of methyl vinyl ether/maleic anhydride, cross-linked with C4-C16 alkadiene or hydrolysis products thereof; (b) from about 0.1 % to about 10 % by weight of hair fixative polymer comprising a cationic copolymer of nonionic cellulose and diallyl dimethyl ammonium chloride; and (c) the balance comprising a carrier suitable for application to hair. The liquid hair cosmetic products have an improved non-tacky on-hair and on-hand feel, demonstrate excellent hair styling benefits in addition to ease of brush-out.
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HAIR STYLING COMPOSITION AND METHOD

(WO1996003966) 15.02.1996 C07D 263/42 UNILEVER PLC UNILEVER N.V.
A hair styling and conditioning process comprising the steps of: contacting the hair with a compound having an electrophilic group and at least one hydrophobic group whereby the electrophilic group reacts with nucleophilic sites on and in the hair to give the hair a plurality of hydrophobic groups characterised in that the hydrophobic group is selected from: C10-30alkyl and C10-30alkenyl. Preferably the electrophilic group is azlactone. Also a reversible hair styling process in which the hydrophobic group is selected from: C1-30alkyl, C2-30alkenyl, phenyl, diphenyl, other aromatics (e.g. naphthyl), and fluoroalkanes, and the electrophilic group is selected from: azlactone, sulphide from disulphide, sulphide from thiosulphonate, vinyl sulpho...
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80 % VOC, SINGLE PHASE AEROSOL HAIR SPRAY COMPOSITION

(WO1996002227) 01.02.1996 A61K 8/04 ISP INVESTMENTS INC.
An 80 % VOC, single phase aerosol hair spray composition based on greater than 15 % hydrocarbons as propellant is described. The composition includes a predetermined small amount of dimethyl ether as cosolvent to assure solubilization of the hair fixative resin, alcohol, water and hydrocarbon components of the composition within a single phase.
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PERSONAL CARE COMPOSITIONS CONTAINING THERMOPLASTIC ELASTOMERIC GRAFT COPOLYMERS

(WO1996000562) 11.01.1996 A61K 8/73 THE PROCTER &GAMBLE COMPANY
The present invention relates to hair care compositions containing nonpolar graft thermoplastic elastomeric copolymers and a water insoluble volatile solvent for the copolymer. This invention relates to styling products such as sprays and mousses, to hair conditioning products such as rinses and leave-on conditioners, and to shampoo products useful for both cleansing and conditioning the hair.
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HAIR FIXATIVE AMPHOTERIC POLYMER COMPOSITION

(WO1995035087) 28.12.1995 A61K 8/04 PPG INDUSTRIES, INC.
An amphoteric, hair fixative polymer for use in hair sprays, gels, and the like contains 40-90 percent of a hydroxyl-containing ethylenically unsaturated monomer, 1-20 percent of an acid-containing ethylenically unsaturated monomer, and 1-20 percent of an amine-containing ethylenically unsaturated monomer. The polymer has hydroxyl, acid and amine functionalities and, while being insoluble in water, can be solubilized in water by the use of amine neutralizers, acidic neutralizers, or by solubilizing in alcohol-water mixtures. The polymers provide hair fixatives that are fast drying, and have excellent curl retention with low curl droop.
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CLEAR AEROSOL HAIR SPRAY FORMULATIONS CONTAINING A SULFOPOLYESTER IN A HYDROALCOHOLIC LIQUID VEHICLE

(WO1995033437) 14.12.1995 A61K 8/04 EASTMAN CHEMICAL COMPANY
This invention relates to an aerosol hair spray formulation containing 0.5 to 15 weight percent of a water-dispersible or water-dissipatible, linear sulfopolyester having a Tg of 40 C to 50 C and an inherent viscosity of 0.24 to 0.60 dl/g which contains repeat units from 20 to 26 mole percent dimethyl-5-sodiosulfoisophthalate and 74 to 80 mole percent isophthalic acid, based on 100 mole percent dicarboxylic acid; 10 to 30 mole percent 1,4-cyclohexaedimethanol and 70 to 90 mole percent diethylene glycol, based on 100 mole percent diol; and up to 60 weight percent of an alcohol. The aerosol hair spray formulations are clear, have improved dry time and curl retention, and exhibit less than 20 NTU's, which is a measure of turbidity, even at...
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CLEAR PUMP HAIR SPRAY FORMULATIONS CONTAINING A SULFOPOLYESTER IN A HYDROALCOHOLIC LIQUID VEHICLE

(WO1995033436) 14.12.1995 A61K 8/04 EASTMAN CHEMICAL COMPANY
This invention relates to a pump hair spray formulation containing 0.5 to 15 weight percent of a water-dispersible or water-dissipatible, linear sulfopolyester having a Tg of 40 C to 50 C and an inherent viscosity of 0.24 to 0.60 dl/g which contains repeat units from 20 to 26 mole percent dimethyl-5-sodiosulfoisophthalate and 74 to 80 mole percent isophthalic acid, based on 100 mole percent dicarboxylic acid; 10 to 30 mole percent 1,4-cyclohexanedimethanol and 70 to 90 mole percent diethylene glycol, based on 100 mole percent diol; and up to 60 weight percent of an alcohol. The pump hair spray formulations are clear, have improved dry time and curl retention, and exhibit less than 20 NTU's, which is a measure of turbidity, even at alcoh...
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HAIR COSMETIC COMPOSITIONS

(WO1995032703) 07.12.1995 A61K 07/11 THE PROCTER &GAMBLE COMPANY COOPER, Elizabeth, Claire WELCH, Rosemary, Janue
A liquid hair cosmetic composition comprising: (a) from about 0.1 % by weight to about 10 % by weight (acid basis) of a silicone-containing polycarboxylic acid copolymer having a vinyl polymeric backbone, and having grafted to the backbone a silicone-containing macromer having a weight average molecular weight of from about 1,000 to about 50,000; (b) a neutralising system consisting essentially of sodium hydroxide present at a level sufficient to neutralise at least about 25 % of the acid groups on the silicone-containing copolymer; (c) from 0 % to about 1.0 % by weight of water; and (d) the balance comprising a carrier suitable for application to hair. The liquid hair cosmetic products have improved clarity and storage stability and demons...
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HAND HELD SPRAY DISPENSER SYSTEM

(WO1995031291) 23.11.1995 B05B 1/26 PAR-WAY GROUP CRAMPTON, David, C.
According to the invention, spray dispenser particularly a hand held sprayer is provided. Fluid flows from a reservoir to a delivery passageway upon pulling or pressing an actuator such as an aerosol actuator or button, a trigger or finger pump button. A nozzle having an inlet and an outlet is rotatably mounted to the outlet of the delivery passageway. The nozzle rotates about a rotation axis through the center of the discharge end of the nozzle. The actuator of the hand held sprayer is interconnected to the rotatably mounted nozzle to provide rotation of the nozzle simultaneously with the dispensing of the liquid from the reservoir to the atmosphere. The nozzle rotates from about 90 to 360 about the axis of rotation, most preferably fr...
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THE MANUFACTURE OF AND USES FOR LOW MOLECULAR WEIGHT AGARS AND AGAROIDS

(WO1995023815) 08.09.1995 A23G 3/34 SPORTS EZE LIMITED HOLLOWAY, George, Douglas, James, Grant MILLER, Ian, James
The invention consists of methods by which agar or an agaroid is hydrolysed under controlled conditions to give materials which form very low strength gels when 1 % solutions in water are cooled, and which, at near zero gel strengths, give dispersions which act like creams. These can be used as bases for skin treatment products, cosmetics, food and have the advantage for skin preparations of being handled like a cream but then behaving like a lotion, the cream leaving no oily residue. Twelve examples are given, including uses for cosmetics, massage gels, etc., and twenty claims are made.
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HAIR CARE COMPOSITIONS CONTAINING LOW MELTING POINT FATTY ALCOHOL AND AN ETHYLENE OXIDE/PROPYLENE OXIDE POLYMER

(WO1995020939) 10.08.1995 A61K 8/34 THE PROCTER &GAMBLE COMPANY
The present invention relates to hair conditioning compositions comprising from about 0.1 % to about 10 % by weight of a monohydric, fatty alcohol having a melting point of 30 C or lower; from about 0.1 % to about 10 %, by weight of a polymer of ethylene oxide, propylene oxide, and mixtures thereof, having general formula (I), wherein R is selected from the group consisting of H, methyl, and mixtures thereof; and n has an average value of from about 2,000 to about 14,000; from 0 % to about 20 %, by weight, of a conditioning agent selected from the group consisting of cationic surfactants, cationic polymers, nonvolatile silicones, nonvolatile hydrocarbons, saturated C14 to C22 straight chain fatty alcohols, nonvolatile hydrocarbon esters, ...
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FOAMING AGENT FOR LEAVE-ON FOAMING COSMETIC COMPOSITIONS

(WO1995013788) 26.05.1995 A61K 8/04 THE PROCTER &GAMBLE COMPANY
A foaming agent comprising an amphoteric surfactant and an amine oxide which foams by being dispensed or sprayed, and provides improved foaming characteristics to leave-on foaming cosmetic compositions. In one preferred embodiment of the present invention, the foaming agent is comprised in a hair mousse composition further comprising a solvent, and optional polymer, preservative, and propellant. Hair mousse compositions comprising the foaming agent can be formulated in combination with a wide range of solvent, preservatives, and propellants.
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STEAM HAIR STYLING APPARATUS

(WO1995013723) 26.05.1995 A45D 4/10 MAZNIK, Gary
This invention is a hair curling apparatus (10) for subjecting a tress of hair, previously wound about a cylinder, to a vaporized fluid for imparting a resilient and lasting curl to the hair upon removal of the cylinder. The apparatus comprises, generally, a handle (23) containing a refillable fluid reservoir (22), a heating element (24) for heating the fluid to vaporization, a barrel (40) extending outwardly from the handle (23) and containing a plurality of steam releasing holes (42), a channel (30) for communicating the vaporized fluid from the reservoir (22) to the barrel (40) and a trigger mechanism (36) for activating and metering the volume of fluid passed through the channel (30).
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HAIR STYLING DEVICE

(WO1995007636) 23.03.1995 A45D 8/00 ANGELHAIR, LTD. SCHACH, Denie
This invention is a peanut shaped hair styling device (10) with an outer covering (11) of material capable of clinging to the hair. An intermediate layer (12) of resilient film attached along its periphery to the outer resilient layer (11) to form a unitary structure. The device (10) has a deformable means (13) in the interior of the device (10) capable of being repeatedly bent so the device (10) can be formed into a variety of shapes.
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SILICONE GRAFTED THERMOPLASTIC ELASTOMERIC COPOLYMERS AND HAIR AND SKIN CARE COMPOSITIONS CONTAINING THE SAME

(WO1995006079) 02.03.1995 A61K 8/896 THE PROCTER &GAMBLE COMPANY
The present invention relates to water or alcohol soluble or dispersible silicone grafted thermoplastic elastomeric copolymers and to cosmetic and pharmaceutical compositions containing these copolymers. This invention especially relates to copolymers useful for hair styling purposes, and to hair styling compositions containing these copolymers. This invention further relates to copolymers useful for providing cosmetic and pharmaceutical compositions for topical application to the skin. These topical skin care compositions are useful for delivering and/or transdermally transporting active ingredients to or through the skin.
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SILICONE GRAFTED THERMOPLASTIC ELASTOMERIC COPOLYMERS AND HAIR AND SKIN CARE COMPOSITIONS CONTAINING THE SAME

(WO1995006078) 02.03.1995 A61K 8/896 THE PROCTER &GAMBLE COMPANY
The present invention relates to water or alcohol soluble or dispersible silicone grafted thermoplastic elastomeric copolymers and to cosmetic and pharmaceutical compositions containing these copolymers. This invention especially relates to copolymers useful for hair styling purposes, and to hair styling compositions containing these copolymers. This invention further relates to copolymers useful for providing cosmetic and pharmaceutical compositions for topical application to the skin. These topical skin care compositions are useful for delivering and/or transdermally transporting active ingredients to or through the skin.
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HAIR STYLING COMPOSITIONS CONTAINING A SILICONE GRAFTED POLYMER AND LOW LEVEL OF A VOLATILE HYDROCARBON SOLVENT

(WO1995004518) 16.02.1995 A61K 9/12 THE PROCTER &GAMBLE COMPANY
Provided hair styling compositions comprising: (a) from about 0.1 % to about 15 %, by weight, of a silicone grafted adhesive polymer, said polymer being characterized by an organic polymeric backbone having silicone macromers grafted to said backbone; (b) from about 0.5 % to about 15 %, by weight, of a hydrocarbon solvent selected from the group consisting of C10-C14 branched chain hydrocarbons, and mixtures thereof; (c) a polar solvent phase comprising from about 80 % to about 98.9 %, by weight of the composition, of a polar solvent selected from the group consisting of water and C2-C3 monohydric alcohols, and mixtures thereof, wherein said composition contains no more than about 15 %, by weight, of C3 monohydric alcohol; wherein said orga...
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METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR STYLING HAIR

(WO1995003728) 09.02.1995 A45D 8/24 LORENZI, Paolo
Hair clasping and brushing device and method of styling hair using the same. The device is capable of being arranged in a brushing configuration for brushing hair and in a clasping configuration for clasping hair, and generally comprises a clasp frame, a brush assembly, a clasp bar, a hinge mechanism, and a releasable clasp locking mechanism. The clasp frame has a first clasp frame end portion, a second clasp frame end portion, and an intermediate clasp frame portion disposed therebetween. The brush assembly is disposed along the intermediate clasp frame portion, for brushing hair. The clasp bar has a first clasp bar end portion, a second clasp bar end portion, and an intermediate clasp bar portion disposed therebetween, which is capable of...
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THERMOPLASTIC ELASTOMERIC COPOLYMERS AND HAIR AND SKIN CARE COMPOSITIONS CONTAINING THE SAME

(WO1995001384) 12.01.1995 A61K 8/73 THE PROCTER &GAMBLE COMPANY
The present invention relates to water or alcohol soluble or dispersible thermoplastic elastomeric copolymers and to cosmetic and pharmaceutical compositions containing these copolymers. This invention especially relates to copolymers useful for hair styling purposes, and to hair styling compositions containing these copolymers. This invention further relates to copolymers useful for providing cosmetic and pharmaceutical compositions for topical application to the skin. These topical skin care compositions are useful for delivering and/or transdermally transporting active ingredients to or through the skin.
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THERMOPLASTIC ELASTOMERIC COPOLYMERS AND HAIR AND SKIN CARE, COMPOSITIONS CONTAINING THE SAME

(WO1995001383) 12.01.1995 A61K 8/73 THE PROCTER &GAMBLE COMPANY
The present invention relates to water or alcohol soluble or dispersible thermoplastic elastomeric copolymers and to cosmetic and pharmaceutical compositions containing these copolymers. This invention especially relates to copolymers useful for hair styling purposes, and the hair styling compositions containing these copolymers. This invention further relates to copolymers useful for providing cosmetic and pharmaceutical compositions for topical application to the skin. These topical skin care compositions are useful for delivering and/or transdermally transporting active ingredients to or through the skin.
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HAIR COSMETIC COMPOSITIONS

(WO1995000108) 05.01.1995 A61K 07/11 THE PROCTER &GAMBLE COMPANY WELCH, Rosemary, Jane MARCHANT, Philip, John DODSWORTH, Emma, Louise CHAMBERS, Gillian SKIBA, William, Thomas
A liquid hair cosmetic composition comprising: a) from about 0.1% by weight to about 10% by weight (acid basis) of a silicone-containing polycarboxylic acid hair styling copolymer having a vinyl polymeric backbone, and having grafted to the backbone a silicone-containing macromer having a weight average molecular weight of from about 1,000 to about 50,000; b) from about 0.01% by weight to about 10% by weight of a non-silicone-containing hair styling resin; and c) the balance comprising a carrier suitable for application to hair. The liquid hair cosmetic products demonstrate excellent hair styling and feel attributes in addition to ease of brush out and improved clarity.
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HAIR COSMETIC COMPOSITIONS

(WO1995000106) 05.01.1995 A61K 07/08 THE PROCTER &GAMBLE COMPANY WELCH, Rosemary, Jane DODSWORTH, Emma, Louise CHAMBERS, Gillian
A liquid hair cosmetic composition comprising: (a) from about 0.1 % by weight to about 10 % by weight (acid basis) of a silicone-containing polycarboxylic acid copolymer having a vinyl polymeric backbone, and having grafted to the backbone a silicone-containing macromer having a weight average molecular weight of from about 1,000 to about 50,000; (b) a mixed neutralising system comprising an organic and an inorganic base, wherein the organic base is at a level sufficient to neutralise from about 0.01 % to about 15 % of the acid groups on the silicone-containing copolymer while the inorganic base is at a level sufficient to neutralise from about 25 % to about 80 % of the acid groups on the silicone-containing copolymer; and (c) from 0 % to a...
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HAIR SPRAY FORMULATIONS HAVING INCREASED CLARITY

(WO1995000105) 05.01.1995 A61K 8/04 EASTMAN CHEMICAL COMPANY
This invention relates to hair spray formulations based on (1) a sulfonate-containing, water-dispersible or water-dissipatible, linear polyester having a glass transition temperature of 40 C to 60 C. In addition, the formulations contain water or a water/alcohol mixture as the liquid vehicle and optionally a propellant. The diol component of the sulfopolyester contains 10 to 30 mole percent 1,4-cyclohexanedimethanol. The sulfopolyester contains 18.5 to 22.5 mole percent sulfomonomer, and the sulfopolyester has a glass transition temperature (Tg) of 40 C to 60 C. The hair spray formulations may be applied in pump or aerosol form.
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BODY CARE COMPOSITIONS CONTAINING CHARGED COLLOIDAL SILICA

(WO1994028877) 22.12.1994 A61K 8/25 NOVATECH, INC.
The effectiveness and/or hydrating ability of body care compositions, such as moisturizers, skin creams, body lotions, shampoo, hair conditioner, styling gel, styling mist, hair dye, hair perming compositions, bath additives, pedicure and manicure products, facial cleanser, facial mist, suntan lotions, and sunscreen lotions, are enhanced by the addition thereto of an aqueous suspension containing small concentrations of charged colloidal silica particles, preferably of a size between about 10 angstroms and 100 angstroms. With skin care products, the hydrating components are better absorbed into the body epidermal structure. In coloring hair, dye components are absorbed into the hair, and in perming hair, the disulfide bonds in the hair can ...
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CLEAR HAIR SPRAY FORMING LOW TACK FILMS

(WO1994021219) 29.09.1994 A61K 8/04 ISP INVESTMENTS INC.
A clear hair spray composition exhibiting low drying times and low tack during use consisting essentially of, by weight of the composition: a) 0-10 % of a fixative resin that is a linear homopolymer or random copolymer including a monomer selected from the group consisting of a vinyl monomer and an acrylate monomer, b) 0.01-10 % of a hydrolyzed crosslinked maleic anhydride-C1-C5 alkyl vinyl ether copolymer, c) 10-99.99 % water, and d) 0-80 % alcohol.
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CLEANSING COMPOSITIONS

(WO1994017166) 04.08.1994 C11D 1/02 THE PROCTER &GAMBLE COMPANY GIRET, Michel, Joseph LEAHY, Christopher, David
A personal cleansing product comprising: (a) from about 5 % to about 50 % by weight of one or more surfactants selected from anionic, nonionic, amphoteric, zwitterionic and cationic surfactants and mixtures thereof; (b) from about 3 % to about 40 % by weight of an insoluble nonionic oil or wax or mixture of insoluble nonionic oils or waxes; (c) from about 0.1 % to about 8 % by weight of fatty acid having a weight-average chain length of from 10 to 18 carbon atoms; (d) from about 1.5 % to about 10 % by weight of citric acid or water soluble citrate salt or mixture thereof, and (e) water. The cleansing products demonstrate excellent physical stability and viscosity characteristics across temperature in addition to good lathering, mildness, ri...
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HAIRSPRAY FORMULATIONS

(WO1994015575) 21.07.1994 A61K 8/04 EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY
This invention relates to hair spray formulations which eliminate flaking. The hair spray formulations are based on (1) a sulfonate-containing, water-dispersible or water-dissipatible, linear polyester having a glass transition temperature of 33 C to 60 C, (2) a polyethylene glycol ester of a mixture of caprylic and capric acids, (3) an alpha-hydroxy carboxylic acid having 2 to 6 carbon atoms, and (4) water or a water/alcohol mixture.
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SPRAYABLE GEL-TYPE HAIR CONDITIONER

(WO1994014404) 07.07.1994 A61K 8/04 SHISEIDO CO., LTD. WONG, Stephanie FERULLO, Teresa SCHULTZ, Thomas, M.
This invention relates to hair conditioners and, more particularly, to viscous, gel-type hair conditioners formulated for being dispensed by spraying.
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AEROSOL HAIR SPRAY FORMULATIONS

(WO1994012148) 09.06.1994 A61K 8/04 EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY
This invention relates to aerosol hair spray formulations based on (1) a sulfonate-containing, water-dispersible or water-dissipatible, linear polyester having a glass transition temperature of 36 C to 40 C and (2) a water-soluble, polyvinyl lactam polymer. In addition, the formulations contain water as the liquid vehicle and a propellant. Such aerosol hair spray formulations do not contain any volatile organic compounds other than propellant yet exhibit fast drying times and excellent performance characteristics.
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COSMETIC COMPOSITION

(WO1994010972) 26.05.1994 A61K 8/26 UNILEVER PLC UNILEVER NV
A gel composition having anti-microbial action comprising: (i) a zinc aluminium layered double hydroxide having the general structure (1): [Zn(1-x)Alx(OH)2]x+ By-x/y.ZH2O, where B is an interlayer anion, y is a charge on the anion, x is 0.1 to 0.5, z is 0 to 100 providing that at least 50 % of the interlayer anion is selected from a monocarboxylic acid, a monoalkyl sulphate, a monoalkyl ether sulphate, an alkyl benzene sulphonate and mixtures thereof; and (ii) a lipophillic organic compound that is liquid at room temperature.
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COSMETIC COMPOSITION COMPRISING A SILICONE/POLYGLYCERYLMETHACRYLATE LUBRICANT

(WO1994008555) 28.04.1994 A61K 07/06 THE PROCTER &GAMBLE COMPANY PARNELL, Bridget, Anne BRIGGS, Gillian, Scott DATE, Robert, Francis
A skin or hair care composition in the form of an aqueous gel comprising pre-emulsified silicone/polyglycerylmethacrylate lubricant, hydrophilic gelling agent and an alkoxylated, nonionic surfactant having a weight average HLB of at least about 12 or a humectant having a refractive index in the range from about 1.4-1.5. The compositions provide improved visual clarity, moisturisation, skin feel and skin care benefits, reduced tack and residue characteristics together with excellent, rub-in and absorption characteristics.
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HAIR PIN FOR A HAIR STYLING TOOL

(WO1994006320) 31.03.1994 A45D 8/00 EDMARK, Tomima, L.
A hair pin (20) is provided that maintains its position in the hair for an extended period of time. The hair style tool (10) is preferably used in connection with an inverted ponytail hairstyle. The multiple-prong hair pin (20) includes at least one front prong (23) and preferably two rear prongs (21, 22). At least one prong includes two locking tabs (33, 34). The elastic band (35) used to create the ponytail is securably engaged between the front and rear prongs (21, 22, 23) and between the upper and lower locking tabs (33, 34) thereby precluding vertical movement of the hair pin (20) during use.
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AUTOMATIC HAIR-WASHING APPARATUS

(WO1994005179) 17.03.1994 A45D 19/14 TOTO LTD. IGARASHI, Jun AISO, Kazuya AZUMA, Tsutomu NAKANO, Koji
An automatic hair-washing apparatus comprises: a washbowl, and a plurality of nozzle heads for selectively spraying washing water, a shampoo solution or a mixture of the shampoo solution and washing water, and a rinse solution or a mixture of the rinse solution and washing water; and characterized by a washing water supply system for supplying washing water to the nozzle heads to spray washing water, a mixture of the shampoo solution and washing water or a mixture of the rinse solution and washing water on hair, a shampoo/rinse supply system for selectively supplying the shampoo solution and the rinse solution to the nozzle heads, valves connected to the nozzle heads and provided respectively in branch lines branched from a washing water su...
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HAIR COSMETIC

(WO1994002115) 03.02.1994 A61K 8/04 THE PROCTER &GAMBLE COMPANY CHAMBERS, Gillian
A hair styling mousse product comprising a manually-actuable, non-aerosol dispenser equipped with a reservoir, dispensing head and liquid/air mixing means, the reservoir containing a hair styling mousse composition comprising a hair setting resin, a polycationic hair conditioning resin, an amphoteric surfactant and water or a water/solvent mixture. The product generates a high quality mousse with good initial foam formation, foam breakdown under shear, non-soapiness, easy spreadibility and non-stickiness.
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EMULSION POLYMERS FOR USE IN HAIR FIXATIVES

(WO1994002112) 03.02.1994 A61K 8/19 NATIONAL STARCH AND CHEMICAL INVESTMENT HOLDING CORPORATION
This invention is an aqueous based emulsified hair fixative composition that comprises by weight (A) 2-15 % of a carboxylated polymer comprising polymerized residues of (a) one or more acidic monomers, each containing one or more available carboxyl groups, present in an amount of 5-35 % by weight of the polymer; (b) one or more water insoluble comonomers present in an amount of 65-95 % by weight of the polymer; (c) optionally, up to 20 % by weight of one or more water soluble monomers; and (B) an effective amount of a cosmetically acceptable organic or inorganic base to neutralize a sufficient proportion of the available carboxyl groups to obtain shampoo removability of the hair fixative composition without destabilizing the emulsion or dis...
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NON-AEROSOL, LOW VOC, PUMP HAIR SPRAY COMPOSITION

(WO1993025181) 23.12.1993 A61K 07/11 ISP INVESTMENTS INC.
A non-aerosol, low VOC, pump hair spray composition containing dimethoxymethane as cosolvent is described herein. The composition is applied by the user as a fine spray mist which dries rapidly on the hair, and provides a low curl droop and effective curl retention properties thereon. The composition consists essentially of a hair fixative polymer and a solvent mixture of alcohol, water and dimethoxymethane.
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COSMETIC COMPOSITIONS

(WO1993024101) 09.12.1993 A61K 8/39 THE PROCTER &GAMBLE COMPANY BRIGGS, Gillian, Scott DATE, Robert, Francis MOINE, Marie-Isabelle
A skin or hair care composition in the form of an aqueous gel comprising humectant, a water-soluble polyglycerylmethacrylate lubricant, hydrophilic gelling agent and a polyethyleneglycol glyceryl fatty ester surfactant. The compositions provide improved moisturization, skin feel and skin care benefits, reduced tack and residue characteristics together with excellent visual clarity, rub-in and absorption characteristics.
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MILD SHAMPOO COMPOSITIONS

(WO1993018737) 30.09.1993 A61K 07/08 THE PROCTER &GAMBLE COMPANY
Disclosed are mild shampoo and shampoo premix compositions, and methods of making mild shampoo and shampoo premixes that are substantially free of alkyl sulfates. The preferred shampoo premix comprises alkyl ethoxylated sulfate surfactant, a specific type of imidazolinium-type amphoteric surfactant, a crystalline suspending agent that is preferably solubilized and recrystallized in the premix composition, and a relatively low amount of water. The preferred shampoo compositions hereof comprise alkyl ethoxylated sulfate surfactant, imidazoline-type amphoteric surfactant, betaine surfactant, a recrystallized suspending agent, and water. The shampoos and shampoo premixes hereof can provide mild, good lathering, pearlescent compositions. The pre...
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WATER-BASED HAIR SPRAY COMPOSITIONS CONTAINING MULTIPLE POLYMERS

(WO1993017658) 16.09.1993 A61K 8/81 ISP INVESTMENTS INC.
A water-based hair spray composition is provided herein which is capable of delivering a fine finishing mist to provide a stiff resin film having excellent hair holding power, with superior shine, and feel, and within a relatively low drying time, approaching that of alcohol-based systems. The composition of the invention attains its unique attributes by including a predetermined blend of at least two hair spray resins, one being a water soluble resin, and the other resin being a water dispersible polyester or polyesteramide.
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IN VITRO MODEL FOR EYE AND SKIN IRRITATION TESTING

(WO1993017336) 02.09.1993 G01N 33/50 THE PROCTER &GAMBLE COMPANY
A technique for in vitro testing of ocular and dermal irritants is disclosed. The process involves the topical application of liquid, solid granular or gel-like materials (e.g. cosmetics) to a cell culture and then evaluating the cytotoxicity of the material. Cell cultures of human skin without a stratum corneum and having a histologic similarity to the eye are used. Irritation is evaluated by measuring cell viability using MTT assay (based on the reduction of a tetrazolium dye by functional mitochondria), or release of LDH or PGE2. A unique method of applying test materials which are not water soluble is described.
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BUBBLE DISPENSING DOLL

(WO1993015810) 19.08.1993 A63H 3/00 MATTEL, INC.
A bubble dispensing doll (10) includes a hollow torso (12) and head (11) configured to resemble a mermaid. The doll head (11) supports a quantity of simulated hair (17) and a head piece ornament preferably formed in the configuration of a crown (20) or the like. A bubble producing mechanism (40) is formed into an integral self-supporting mechanism which is received and supported within an upper aperture of the doll's head. The majority of the bubble producing mechanism (40) is received within the head (11) and torso cavity (36) of the doll and includes a battery-powered air impeller (65) which drives an air stream through a foaming chamber (55) within the bubble producing mechanism.
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HAIR SETTING COMPOSITION WITH COMBINATION OF CATIONIC CONDITIONERS

(WO1993007848) 29.04.1993 A61K 8/41 THE PROCTER &GAMBLE COMPANY
Disclosed is a hair setting composition having a thickening system which comprises a nonionic long-chain alkylated water-soluble polymer and a specifid cationic quaternary ammonium surfactant component in a compatible diluent. The quaternary surfactant component has an iodine value of less than 15. The composition additionally contains a hair setting agent, a distributing aid, and a mono-long chain, tri-short chain quaternary ammonium surfactant. The compositions are particularly useful in rinse-off hair conditioning and styling compositions.
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POLYMER HAIR FIXATIVES

(WO1993006816) 15.04.1993 A61K 8/04 ISP INVESTMENTS INC.
The present invention relates to hair fixatives: (1) a terpolymer hair fixative comprising vinyl caprolactam, vinyl pyrrolidone and methacryloamidopropyl trimethylammonium chloride; or (2) vinyl caprolactam, vinyl pyrrolidone, dimethylaminoethyl methacrylate and acrylic acid; (3) vinyl caprolactam, vinyl pyrrolidone and vinyl acetate; and (4) a process of making a monomer mixture of maleic anhydride, vinyl acetate and isobornyl acrylate or methacrylate.
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HAIR SPRAY COMPOSITIONS CONTAINING FLUOROSURFACTANT

(WO1993003705) 04.03.1993 A61K 8/70 THE PROCTER &GAMBLE COMPANY
The present invention relates to hair spray compositions useful for spray application to the hair comprising from about 0.01 % to about 2 % of an ionic fluorosurfactant, from about 0.1 % to about 15 % of an ionic resin and a liquid vehicle, wherein the hair spray compositions are characterized by utilizing silicone macromer containing hair setting resins and/or by containing relatively high amounts of water, i.e., water and higher. This invention also relates to hair spray compositions useful for spray application to the hair comprising from about 0.01 % to about 2 % of an ionic fluorosurfactant, from about 0.1 % to about 15 % of an ionic silicone macromer-containing hair setting resin, and a liquid vehicle. This invention further relates t...
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HAIR SPRAY COMPOSITIONS WITH IONIC STYLING POLYMER

(WO1993003704) 04.03.1993 A61K 8/04 THE PROCTER &GAMBLE COMPANY
Liquid hair styling composition useful for spray application to hair which comprises: (a) an ionic hair styling polymer having a weight average molecular weight of at least about 300,000; (b) a liquid vehicle selected from the group consisting of water, C1?-C6? monohydric alcohols, and mixtures thereof; (c) an effective amount of an ionic strength modifier system for reducing viscosity of the composition, said system consisting essentially of a mixture of non-surface active cations and anions, wherein said cations and anions are at least partially soluble in said liquid carrier; said composition having a pH of about 10 or less. In yet another aspect of this invention, provided are reduced volatile organic solvent hair spray compositions...
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HAIR SPRAY COMPOSITIONS

(WO1993003703) 04.03.1993 A61K 8/70 THE PROCTER &GAMBLE COMPANY
The present invention relates to hair spray compositions comprising from about 0.01 % to about 2 % of an ionic surfactant of a nonionic surfactant having an HLB of about 7 or less; from about 0.5 % to about 15 % of an ionic resin having a weight average molecular weight of at least about 300,000; and a liquid vehicle. This invention further relates to hairspray compositions comprising from about 0.5 % to about 15 % of an ionic, silicone macromer-containing resin as the hair setting agent, a liquid vehicle comprising a mixture of water and monohydric alcohol solvent (e.g., C1?-C3? monohydric alcohols) wherein the composition contains at least about 10 %, by weight of the composition, of water, and an ionic surfactant. Suitable surfactant...
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HIGH WATER CONTENT HAIR SPRAY COMPOSITION

(WO1993001808) 04.02.1993 A61K 8/49 ISP INVESTMENTS INC.
What is described herein is a high water content hair spray composition which forms uniform, fine spray patterns having rapid drying characteristics, and which provides excellent curl retention, and reduced curl droop properties. These results are achieved herein by incorporation a surface active agent or agents into the hair spray composition which agent or agents substantially decreases the surface or interfacial tension of the hydroalcoholic phase of the composition during use. The decreased surface tension of the water-based composition along the length of the hair shaft enhances its spreading tendencies so that substantially no droplets can form upon application of the composition to the hair. The surface active agent preferably is a s...
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CLEANSING PRODUCTS

(WO1993000089) 07.01.1993 A61K 8/04 THE PROCTER &GAMBLE COMPANY DU REAU, Charles STEWART FISH, Karen
A foam-producing cleansing product comprising a pump-actuated non-aerosol dispenser equipped with a reservoir, dispensing head, pump means and liquid/air mixing means, wherein the reservoir contains an aqueous cleansing composition comprising: (a) from about 0.1 to 16 % of an imidazolinium or ammonium amphoteric surfactant, (b) from 0.1 to 16 % of an aminoalkanoate or iminodialkanote amphoteric surfactant, (c) optionally up to 10 % anionic surfactant, and (d) water wherein the cleansing composition has a total surfactant concentration of from 0.2 % to 20 % of which at least 20 % comprises the mixture of (a) and (b). The composition has improved foam stability and creaminess together with excellent cleansing performance and mildness. It is s...
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HAIR STYLING AGENTS AND COMPOSITIONS CONTAINING HYDROPHOBIC HAIR STYLING POLYMERS

(WO1992021319) 10.12.1992 A61K 8/58 THE PROCTER &GAMBLE COMPANY
Hair styling agents, and aqueous base hair care compositions containing them, wherein the hair styling agent comprises a water-insoluble hair styling polymer with a volatile, water-insoluble diluent. The water-insoluble hair styling polymer consists essentially of hydrophobic monomer units. These compositions are particularly useful for application to the hair in the form of a rinse-off hair care composition comprising the hair styling agent and an aqueous carrier providing a gel-like rheology.
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USE OF METALLIC OXIDE NANOPIGMENTS FOR PROTECTING HAIR KERATIN AGAINST EXTERNAL INFLUENCES, ESPECIALLY SUNLIGHT, PROCESS FOR PROTECTING HAIR AND GELIFIED COMPOSITION USING SAID NANOPIGMENTS

(WO1992021315) 10.12.1992 A61K 8/04 L'OREAL DUPUIS, Christine DUBIEF, Claude
Use of metallic oxide nanopigments selected from titanium, zinc, cerium and zirconium or blends thereof, having an average size of less than 100 nm and preferably between 5 and 50 nm, to preserve the hair's mechanical properties and especially its strength and elasticity, and protect it against external influences and especially sunlight. The quantity of metallic oxide nanopigments used in a non-rinsed cosmetic support is between 0.2 and 2 % by weight. The invention also concerns cosmetic compositions for hair in the form of gel.
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COSMETIC COMPOSITIONS

(WO1992019275) 12.11.1992 A61K 8/34 THE PROCTER &GAMBLE_COMPANY COOKE, Richard, John DATE, Robert, Francis BARRINGTON, Nigel, Geoffrey SPENGLER, Eric, George
A skin or hair care composition in the form of an aqueous gel comprising glycerine, a water-soluble polyglycerylmethacrylate lubricant having a viscosity of less than 4000 cps, a hydrophilic gelling agent, and trimethylglycine. The compositions provide improved skin feel and skin care benefits, reduced tack and residue characteristics, together with excellent visual clarity, moisturising, rub-in and absorption characteristics.
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COSMETIC COMPOSITIONS

(WO1992019218) 12.11.1992 A61K 8/73 THE PROCTER &GAMBLE COMPANY COOKE, Richard, John DATE, Robert, Francis BARRINGTON, Nigel, Geoffrey SPENGLER, Eric, George
A skin or hair care composition in the form of an aqueous gel comprising carboxymethylchitin, a water-soluble polyglycerylmethacrylate lubricant having a viscosity of less than 4000 cps, and a hydrophilic gelling agent. The compositions provide improved skin feel and skin care benefits, reduced tack and residue characteristics together with excellent visual clarity, moisturising, rub-in and absorption characteristics.
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COSMETIC COMPOSITIONS

(WO1992019217) 12.11.1992 A61K 8/34 THE PROCTER &GAMBLE COMPANY COOKE, Richard, John DATE, Robert, Francis BARRINGTON, Nigel, Geoffrey SPENGLER, Eric, George SOTTERY, John, Phelps
A skin or hair care composition in the form of an aqueous gel comprising glycerine, a water-soluble polyglycerylmethacrylate lubricant having a viscosity of less than 4000 cps, a hydrophilic gelling agent, and a panthenol moisturiser. The compositions provide improved skin feel and skin care benefits, reduced tack and residue characteristics together with excellent visual clarity, moisturising, rub-in and absorption characteristics.
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SKIN AND HAIR-CARE GEL COMPOSITIONS

(WO1992019216) 12.11.1992 A61K 8/34 THE PROCTER &GAMBLE COMPANY COOKE, Richard, John DATE, Robert, Francis BARRINGTON, Nigel, Geoffrey SPENGLER, Eric, George
A skin or hair care composition in the form of an aqueous gel comprising glycerine, a water-soluble polyglycerylmethacrylate lubricant having a viscosity of less than 4000 cps, a hydrophilic gelling agent, and a fluid copolymer of ethylene oxide and propylene oxide. The compositions provide improved skin feel and skin care benefits, reduced tack and residue characteristics together with excellent visual clarity, moisturizing, rub-in and absorption characteristics.
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COSMETIC COMPOSITIONS CONTAINING HYDROPHOBICALLY MODIFIED NONIONIC POLYMER AND UNSATURATED QUATERNARY AMMONIUM SURFACTANT

(WO1992016187) 01.10.1992 A61K 8/41 THE PROCTER &GAMBLE COMPANY
Disclosed is a vehicle system having a thickening system which comprises a nonionic long-chain alkylated water-soluble polymer and a specific cationic quaternary ammonium surfactant component dispersed in a compatible solvent. The quaternary surfactant component has an iodine value of at least about 15. The quaternary surfactant component is characterized by having a sufficient level of unsaturated C14?-C22? alkyl or C14?-C22? alkyl amido C2?-C6? alkylene radicals such that the average iodine value is at least about 15. These vehicle systems are useful in cosmetic compositions which are used to deliver an active component to the hair or skin. The vehicle systems are particularly useful in hair care compositions, especially rinse...
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HAIR CARE COMPOSITIONS HAVING STYLING/CONDITIONING AGENT AND PLASTICIZER

(WO1992016179) 01.10.1992 A61K 8/891 THE PROCTER &GAMBLE COMPANY
Disclosed are hair care compositions containing a hair styling/conditioning copolymer solubilized or dispersed in a volatile silicone fluid, wherein the copolymer-volatile silicone fluid solution further comprises a nonvolatile plasticizer.
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A NATIVE-STATE HISTOCULTURING METHOD FOR SKIN

(WO1992015700) 17.09.1992 C12N 5/06 ANTICANCER, INC.
Methods and compositions for a native-state histoculturing system for skin are disclosed. Skin samples are placed on an extracellular support matrix immersed in a medium whereby the internal surface of the skin is adjacent to the matrix and the external surface is exposed above the surface of the medium and the skin maintained in the medium under skin culturing conditions. An extracellular support matrix comprising a collagen-containing gel and homopolysaccharide sponge or a combination matrix of a top layer of a collagen-containing gel and a bottom layer of a homopolysaccharide sponge is also disclosed. Skin toxicity, hair growth, anti-aging and anti-wrinkling assays utilizing the histoculturing system of the present invention are also dis...
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COSMETIC COMPOSITIONS

(WO1992013513) 20.08.1992 C11D 1/94 RICHARDSON-VICKS INC.
An aqueous foaming cosmetic composition comprising: (a) from 0.1 to 7 % of an imidazolinium amphoteric surfactant, (b) from about 0.1 % to about 5.0 % of a polyol alkoxy ester wherein the ratio of (a):(b) is from about 15:1 to about 1:1 and wherein the cleansing composition has a viscosity of at least about 150 cps (Brookfield RVT, Spindle No. TB, 10 rpm, 25 C). The composition has improved foam stability, together with excellent cleansing performance and mildness. It is suitable for use as make-up and facial cleansers, foam bath, shower products, shampoos etc.
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HAIR FIXATIVE POLYMERS

(WO1992013014) 06.08.1992 A61K 8/81 ISP INVESTMENTS INC.
A hair spray fixative resin comprises a vinyl acetate/alkyl maleate half ester/N-substituted acrylamide terpolymer in a molar ratio of about 1.0 to 0.6-0.8 to 0.08-0.12, which is preferably produced by a suspension or solution polymerization process. Utilizing N-substituted acrylamides in place of isoborneol methacrylates in the terpolymer provides superior holding power over conventional hair fixative resins, at lower cost.
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HAIR CARE COMPOSITIONS INCLUDING SETTING SHAMPOO AND MOUSSE COMPOSITIONS

(WO1992007546) 14.05.1992 A61K 8/04 ISP INVESTMENTS INC.
The hair setting shampoo composition comprises a resin provided by about 1-15 % by weight of about a 20-50 % resin active alcoholic solution of the alkyl half-ester of a C1?-C5? alkyl vinyl ether-maleic anhydride copolymer having a molecular weight of at least one million, which is about 5-90 % neutralized, preferably with about 0.01-1 % by weight of 2-amino-2-methyl-1-propanol, about 5-60 % by weight of a surfactant, optionally 0-10 % by weight of added ethanol, and about 30-90 % by weight of water. The composition provides a subtle temporary set on hair of the user without the use of auxiliary fixatives in the composition. The mousse hair composition includes 3-15 % by weight of the alcoholic solution of the resin, 60-95 % by weight o...
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SWELLABLE, CROSSLINKED POLYVINYLPYRROLIDONE AND COSMETIC COMPOSITIONS THEREWITH

(WO1992007011) 30.04.1992 A61K 8/81 ISP INVESTMENTS INC.
What is provided herein are strongly swellable, moderately crosslinked polyvinylpyrrolidone polymers in the form of fine, white powders characterized by (a) an aqueous swelling parameter defined by its gel volume of about 15 to 150 ml/g, (b) a Brookfield viscosity in 5 % aqueous solution of at least about 10.000 cps, and (c) being prepared directly by a precipitation polymerization process in an organic solvent, in the presence of about 0,2 to 1 % by weight of vinylpyrrolidone, of a multifunctional crosslinking agent, preferably about 0.25 to 0.8 %, and optimally, about 0.35 to 0.6 %. Those polymers in the amount of 0.2 to 10 % by wt. are included in cosmetic compositions for the care of hair and skin.
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IMPROVED SHAMPOO COMPOSITIONS

(WO1992005764) 16.04.1992 A01N 25/30 THE PROCTER &GAMBLE COMPANY
Shampoo compositions comprising performance ingredients such as hair conditioners, antidandruff agents, anti-lice agents, styling agents and mixtures thereof are improved by means of polyhydroxy fatty acid amide surfactants. Glucose amide surfactants of the general formula R?2C(O)N(CH3?)CH2?(CH2?OH)4?CH2?OH are among the surfactants disclosed for such use.
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TOPICAL TREATMENT OF BLEPHARITIS

(WO1992003133) 05.03.1992 A61K 9/00 BLOOM, Leonard TOWSEND, Marvin, S. MARTIN, Neil, F. ROBINSON, Howard, N.
The object of the invention is to provide a method and composition for treating blepharitis or blepharoconjunctivitis which comprises topical administration of a nitroimidazole compound, e.g. metronidazole in a suitable ophthalmic carrier directly to affected ocular tissues. The carrier can be based on an artificial tear solution, an ointment, a water soluble gel, a nonaqueous carrier or an eyelash shampoo.
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HAIR STYLING GEL COMPOSITION

(WO1992002205) 20.02.1992 A61K 8/81 ISP INVESTMENTS INC.
This invention relates to a hair styling gel containing a neutralized, crosslinked maleic anhydride-C1-C5 alkyl vinyl ether copolymer. The formulation is a clear gel of suitable viscosity and pH which provides effective hair styling at low copolymer levels with no drag on comb-out and a clean feel on the hair after use.
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MOLECULAR GENETIC TEST FOR MYOCLONIC EPILEPSY

(WO1991019815) 26.12.1991 C12Q 1/68 WALLACE, Douglas, C.
The present invention relates to a method and manufacture for detecting neuromuscular disease, particularly Myoclonic Epilepsy and Ragged Red Fiber disease, by ascertaining whether a transition mutation has occurred at the 8344 nucleotide position in the mitochondrial DNA of a patient. The invention provides methods to detect this mutation including digestion of the patient's mtDNA with restriction endonucleases followed by analysis of the resulting fragments, differential hybridization of oligonucleotides, direct PCR sequencing and denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis.
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OXIDATION COLORANTS FOR KERATIN FIBRES

(WO1991017739) 28.11.1991 A61K 8/49 HENKEL KOMMANDITGESELLSCHAFT AUF AKTIEN
The use of indolins of formula (I), in which R?1, R?2, R?3, R?4 and R?5 are independently hydrogen or alkyl groups with 1 - 4 C atoms, or R?4 and R?5, together with the oxygen atoms to which they are bonded, represent an alkylene-dioxy group with 1 - 4 C atoms, or their salts, as pre-products for oxidation colorants gives natural brown hair colourings. The indolins of formula (I) are also suitable as couplers in oxidation hair colorants with a customary developer compound content, when they result in a modification of the tints obtainable with the developer. They are used in ordinary vehicles, e.g. in gel or emulsion form, preferably mixed before use or on the hair with a colorant-developing oxidising agent.
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CLEANSING PRODUCTS

(WO1991017237) 14.11.1991 C11D 1/04 THE PROCTER &GAMBLE COMPANY
A foam-producing cleansing product comprising a compressible, non-aerosol dispenser equipped with a reservoir, dispensing head and liquid/air mixing means, wherein the reservoir contains an aqueous cleansing composition comprising: (a) from about 0.1 to 16 % of animidazolinium or ammonium amphoteric surfactant, (b) from 0.1 to 16 % of an aminoalkanoate or iminodialkanoate amphoteric surfactant, (c) optionally up to 10 % anionic surfactant, and (d) water, wherein the cleansing composition has a total surfactant concentration of from 0.2 % to 20 % of which at least 20 % comprises the mixture of (a) and (b). The composition has improved foam stability and creaminess together with excellent cleansing performance and mildness. It is suitable for...
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HAIR STYLING COMPOSITIONS

(WO1991015187) 17.10.1991 A61K 8/34 THE PROCTER &GAMBLE COMPANY
The present invention relates to hair styling compositions comprising from about 0.2 % to about 20 % of certain hair styling polymers which are composed of particular hydrophilic and hydrophobic monomers. Further, the composition contains certain non-aqueous solvents for the hair styling polymers having boiling points which are less than or equal to 300 C and a solubility in water at 25 C of greater than 0.2 % preferably greater than 0.5 %. The balance of the composition is an aqueous base, wherein the hair styling polymer and the solvent therefor are dispersed as a separate fluid phase in the aqueous base of the hair styling composition.
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HAIR STYLING CONDITIONERS

(WO1991015186) 17.10.1991 A61K 8/37 THE PROCTER &GAMBLE COMPANY
The present invention relates to hair conditioning compositions comprising from about 0.2 % to about 20 % of certain hair styling polymers, from about 0.2 % to about 20 % of certain non-aqueous solvents for said hair styling polymer and from about 0.05 % to about 25 % of a hair conditioning agent in an aqueous base, wherein the polymer and solvent are present in the composition as a disperse fluid phase. The polymers are characterized by the presence of a hydrophobic monomer and optionally a hydrophilic monomer. The polymer has a molecular weight in the range of 5,000 to 1,000,000, a Tg of greater than -20 C, and a solubility parameter, delta, of from 8.5 to 12.0. The solvent has a boiling point of less than or equal to 300 C and a solu...
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HAIR STYLING SHAMPOOS

(WO1991015185) 17.10.1991 A61K 8/34 THE PROCTER &GAMBLE COMPANY
The present invention relates to hair shampoo compositions comprising from about 5 % to about 30 % of a surfactant, from about 0.2 % to about 20 % of certain hair styling polymers, and from about 0.2 % to about 20 % of a solvent for said hair styling polymer. These compositions provide hair cleaning and styling benefits from a single product. Preferred compositions of the present invention additionally comprise from about 0.1 % to about 10 % of a silicone hair conditioning agent. These compositions provide hair conditioning, cleaning and styling benefits from a single product. The polymers which provide styling benefits are characterized by a Tg of greater than -20 C, and a solubility parameter, delta, of from 8.5 to 12.0. The solvent has...
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COSMETIC COMPOSITIONS

(WO1991011984) 22.08.1991 A61K 9/10 THE PROCTER &GAMBLE COMPANY
An aqueous foaming cosmetic composition comprising: (a) from 0.5 to 16 % of an imidazolinium amphoteric surfactant, (b) from 0.5 to 16 % of an amionoalkanoate or iminodialkanoate amphoteric surfacant, (c) optionaly up to 10 % anionic surfactant, and (d) a hydrophilic thickening agent; wherein the composition has a viscosity of at least 150 cps and a total surfactant concentration of from 1 % to 20 %, of which at least 50 % comprises the mixture of (a) and (b). The composition has improved foam stability, together with excellent cleansing performance and mildness. It is suitable for use as make-up and facial cleansers, foam bath, shower products, shampoos, etc.
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COSMETIC COMPOSITIONS

(WO1991011171) 08.08.1991 A61K 07/48 THE PROCTER &GAMBLE COMPANY
A skin or hair care composition in the form of a substantially oil-free aqueous gel comprising glycerine, a water-soluble polyglycerylmethacrylate lubricant having a viscosity of less than 4000 cps, and a hydrophilic gelling agent. The compositions provide improved skin feel and residue characteristics together with excellent moisturising, emolliency, rub-in and absorption characteristics.
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HAIR SPRAY PACKAGE WITH LOW VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUND EMISSION

(WO1991010420) 25.07.1991 B05B 11/00 S.C. JOHNSON &SON, INC.
Improved aerosol hair spray packages have reduced volatile organic compound emission during the useful life of the packages. A hair spray composition (3, 25) is packaged in either a self-propelled aerosol hair spray package (1) or a pump spray hair spray package (20) containing a low delivery rate discharge means (6, 23). The hair spray composition (3, 25) contains a combination of at least two polymers in weight ratios of 99:1 to 1:99 differing in weight average molecular weight by at least 1.5, one of which is required to have a number average molecular weight of at least 100,000. This blend of polymers combines with the low delivery rate discharge means - 0.2-0.38 grams per second for the self-propelled hair spray package (1) and 0.06 to...
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IMPROVED HAIR TREATMENTS UTILIZING POLYMETHYLALKYLSILOXANES

(WO1991009586) 11.07.1991 A61K 8/891 S.C. JOHNSON &SON, INC. LANCE-GOMEZ, E., Theodore RASOUL, Husam, A., A.
These improved compositions include a polymethylalkylsiloxane hair conditioning agent dispersed in a cosmetically acceptable carrier medium such as a hair shampoo, hair conditioner or aerosol spray composition. The polymethylalkylsiloxane is from 0.1 % to about 10 % by weight of the total composition and is of the general formula: R2(CH3)Si(OSi(CH3)2)x(OSiR'CH3)yOSi(CH3)R2, wherein each R is selected from the group consisting of methyl, ethyl and phenyl groups, R' is an alkyl group of from 8 to about 60 carbon atoms where the total number of R' groups present has an average of at least 12 carbon atoms, the values of x and y are such that the ratio of x:y is in the range of from 97:3 to 55:45, the sum of x+y is greater than or equal to about...
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WATER RETENTIVE MATRIX INCORPORATING PLASTIC FOR GROWING SEEDS AND PLANTS

(WO1991003149) 21.03.1991 A01C 1/06 E.I. DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
There is provided a matrix composition for use in germinating, growing, and protecting a variety of seeds or plants under different conditions. The composition provides protection from predation and mechanical injury, and upon exposure to moisture is converted to a water-retentive, gas-permeable gel which bonds the seed to the ground and establishes a nurturing habitat facilitating plant growth. The composition is of use in forestry and agronomy and for specialty crops. In addition, the matrix may be substituted for conventional potting soil.
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NON-AEROSOL PUMP HAIR SPRAY COMPOSITIONS

(WO1990014072) 29.11.1990 A61K 8/81 GAF CHEMICALS CORPORATION
Non-aerosol pump hair spray compositions herein are applied as a fine spray mist, without nozzle clogging, and dried rapidly, to provide superior hair holding power. The compositions include a hair fixative resin which is a copolymer of maleic anhydride and an alkyl vinyl ether, and the ethyl and butyl half-esters thereof, in an amount of between 6 and 20% solids. In suitable embodiments of the invention, the resin is the C2-C4 alkyl half-ester of maleic anhydride and a C1-C5 alkyl vinyl ether having a relative viscosity of about 1.20 to 1.35 (1% in ethanol).
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NON-AEROSOL PUMP HAIR SPRAY COMPOSITIONS

(WO1990012559) 01.11.1990 A61K 8/81 GAF CHEMICALS CORPORATION
Non-aerosol pump hair spray compositions herein are applied as a fine spray mist, without nozzle clogging, and dried rapidly, to provide superior hair holding power. The compositions include a hair fixative resin which is a terpolymer of a vinyl ester, an alkyl maleate half ester, and an acrylate ester of a saturated, hydroxylated bicyclic hydrocarbon, in an amount between 6 and 20 % solids, and at a relative viscosity of from 1.10 to below 1.30.
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HAIR AND SKIN CONDITIONING AGENTS AND METHODS

(WO1990003161) 05.04.1990 A61K 07/075 INOLEX CHEMICAL COMPANY
Alkyl or alkylamido dimethyl 2,3-dihydroxypropyl ammonium salts may be used in hair and skin conditioning compositions and methods to provide improved manageability, static control, and ease of wet and dry combing when applied to hair, particularly human scalp hair, and smooth and lubricated surfaces with pleasant after-feel when applied in topical conditioner compositions to the human skin. The hair conditioning formulations may include styling, cleaning and rinsing compositions such as gels, mousses, sprays, lotions, glazes and shampoos, while the skin conditioning compositions may include moisturizing creams and lotions, bath oils, liquid cleaners, body mousses or bath gels, as well as alcoholic or hydroalcoholic astringents, toners, pre...
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patent applications. Salient search terms included formulations and compositions such as hair spray, aerosol, gel, mousse, pomade, conditioner, highlighter, volumizer, frizz control, spritz,
hair dressings as well as formulation ingredients including hair fixative polymers, conditioning polymers, quaternized polymers, polysaccharides and gums, vinyl, acrylate and
methacrylate-based fixatives, propellants, anticorrosion agents, surfactants, silicone oils, herbals, styling devices and innovative delivery vehicles.