Reckitt Benckiser Group has patented a personal wash composition with betaine surfactant, lactic acid, glycerol, alkyl polyethoxy carboxylate, alkyl polyethoxy amides, alkyl ether sulphate, water, and metal salt. The composition effectively fights fungi and bacteria, with specific ingredient concentrations and pH levels outlined in the claim. GlobalData’s report on Reckitt Benckiser Group 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 Reckitt Benckiser Group, Water-soluble detergent packaging was a key innovation area identified from patents. Reckitt Benckiser Group's grant share as of February 2024 was 53%. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

A recently granted patent (Publication Number: US11896698B2) discloses a personal wash composition designed to provide an effective antimicrobial benefit against fungi, gram-positive bacteria, and gram-negative bacteria. The composition includes specific ingredients such as betaine surfactant, lactic acid, glycerol, alkyl polyethoxy carboxylate, alkyl polyethoxy amides, alkyl ether sulphate, water, and a metal salt. The formulation also contains a total surfactant content of 10-20 wt% and maintains a pH range of 3.8-4.5. Notably, the alkyl polyethoxy carboxylate and alkyl polyethoxy amides have defined chemical structures and concentrations within the composition to enhance its antimicrobial properties.

Furthermore, the patent includes methods for utilizing the personal wash composition to provide germicidal benefits to topical and dermal surfaces, stabilize pH levels, microbiome, and microflora, as well as moisturize surfaces. The composition's ability to target specific pathogens while preserving the natural balance of microflora on the skin sets it apart as a multifunctional product. Additionally, the inclusion of sodium laureth carboxylate, betaine surfactant, lactic acid, glycerol, rapeseed amide, sodium laureth sulfate, and sodium chloride in specific concentrations contributes to the overall efficacy of the composition, which maintains a pH range of 4 to 4.4. This patent highlights a novel approach to personal hygiene products that offer both antimicrobial benefits and skin-friendly properties for consumers seeking effective yet gentle solutions for their skincare routines.

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