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* US Patent No. 9,744,115 B2; The Clorox Company, Oakland, CA, has patented a personal care cream that dries to a powdery feel. It is comprised of water; one or more natural starch components wherein at least one is corn starch; one or more emulsifiers, wherein one or more are selected from the group consisting of a sugar ester, an alkylaryl glucoside, an alkylaryl alcohol, and a fatty alcohol and combinations thereof; and one or more emollients, wherein the one or more are selected from the group consisting of coco-caprylate, decyl-cocoate, tricaprylin and combinations thereof. The composition does not include cyclomethicone, other methicones, or other silicone-derived components.

The patent was filed by Burt's Bees, which is owned by Clorox.

L'Oreal High Color Intensity, Easily Removable Mascara

* US Patent No. 9,744,116 B2; L'Oreal, Paris, has patented a mascara composition. The mascara is comprised of at least one liquid fatty substance; an emulsifying system comprising at least one sucrose fatty acid ester; and at least one polysorbate co-emulsifier; at least one viscosity increasing agent; at least one film forming system comprising at least one film forming polymer selected from styrene/acrylates/ammonium methacrylate copolymers, and at least one co-film former; and water.

The ratio of sucrose fatty acid ester to the co-emulsifier is approximately 1:1 to about 1:20.

The viscosity is between 4.7 Pa*s to 16.5 Pa*s and the pH is 6.5-8.5.

Mary Kay Patents Sunscreen Composition

*US Patent No. 9,744,111 B2; Mary Kay Inc. has patented a sunscreen composition having a sun protection factor (SPF) of at least 20.

The composition contains a combination of zinc oxide, titanium dioxide and butyloctyl salicylate sufficient to impart the SPF of at least 20 to the composition (wherein the composition does not include any additional physical or chemical UV absorption agents); cyclopentasiloxane; neopentyl glycol diheptanoate; butylene glycol; caprylyl methicone; PEG-9 polydimethylsiloxyethyl dimethicone; glycerin; polyglyceryl-6 polyricinoleate; lauric acid; aluminum hydroxide; potassium sorbate; and citric acid.

Conopco Patents Eutectic Mixtures

* US Patent No. 9,744,109 B2; Conopco has patented an active eutectic mixture of butyl methoxydibenzoylmethane and isopropyl myristate that has a melting point below 15[degrees]C, and further wherein the mixture comprises 12-hydroxystearic acid. The patents note that 0.1 to 60% by weight of the eutectic mixture is suitable for use in a personal care composition.

Stable Hand Dishwash Liquid with Enzymes

* US Patent No. 9,745,543 B2; Ecolab has been awarded a patent for a stabilized liquid enzyme composition that is comprised of an enzyme stabilizing agent (disodium camphodiacetate); and a combination of more than one enzymes comprising at least one protease, wherein the composition retains at least about 80% of its initial enzyme activity after 40 days at ambient temperature; and wherein the composition is substantially free of organic monocarboxylic acids, boric acid and borate salts.

University of Tennessee Composition Prevents Tooth Erosion

* US Patent No. 9,744,108 B2; The University of Tennessee Research Foundation, Knoxville, TN, has patented a method of treating teeth erosion that entails administering a mouthwash comprised of an alkalinizing agent to the teeth so as to raise saliva pH to 7.0 or above, and then administering a second mouthwash comprised of a re-mineralizing agent. The alkalinizing agent comprises sodium bicarbonate, calcium chloride, potassium phosphate and arginine bicarbonate. The re-mineralizing agent comprises casein phosphopeptide and sodium fluoride.
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