Mary Kay has filed a patent for a method of reducing the appearance of fine lines or wrinkles, firming skin, or hydrating skin. The method involves topically applying a composition containing palmitoyl tetrapeptide 7, water, glycerin, butylene glycol, disodium EDTA, citric acid, sodium lactate, and a carbomer. The composition has been found to effectively reduce the appearance of fine lines or wrinkles, firm the skin, or hydrate the skin. GlobalData’s report on Mary Kay gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

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According to GlobalData’s company profile on Mary Kay, nanoemulsion cosmetics was a key innovation area identified from patents. Mary Kay's grant share as of September 2023 was 56%. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

A recently filed patent (Publication Number: US20230302302A1) describes a method for reducing the appearance of fine lines or wrinkles, firming skin, and evening skin tone. The method involves topically applying a composition to the skin that contains various ingredients such as palmitoyl tetrapeptide 7, water, glycerin, caprylic/capric triglyceride, and others. The composition is designed to achieve the desired effects when applied to the skin.

The patent claims also mention additional ingredients that can be included in the composition, such as hydrogenated coco-glycerides, xanthan gum, dimethiconol, coco-caprylate/caprate, stearyl alcohol, hydrogenated coconut oil, squalane, tocopherol, glyceryl linoleate, potassium sorbate, and sodium hyaluronate. These ingredients may further enhance the effectiveness of the composition in reducing fine lines or wrinkles, firming the skin, and evening skin tone.

The patent claims specify that the composition can be in the form of an oil-in-water emulsion or an aqueous solution. It can be applied directly to fine lines or wrinkles, as well as to facial skin in general. The pH of the composition should be within the range of 6 to 9, and it should contain 30 to 80 wt. % water.

Overall, this patent describes a method for improving the appearance of the skin by topically applying a specific composition. The composition contains a combination of ingredients that work together to reduce fine lines or wrinkles, firm the skin, and even out skin tone. The inclusion of additional ingredients may further enhance the effectiveness of the composition. The patent provides specific details regarding the formulation and application of the composition, making it a valuable resource for skincare product development.

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