Top Glove has patented a wearable article with a moisturizing composition to reduce transepidermal water loss and promote skin barrier recovery. The composition includes humectants, antioxidants, emollients, and water, providing a unique solution for skin hydration. GlobalData’s report on Top Glove 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 Top Glove, Nanoemulsion cosmetics was a key innovation area identified from patents. Top Glove's grant share as of February 2024 was 46%. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Moisturizing composition for wearable articles

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: Top Glove Corp Bhd

A recently granted patent (Publication Number: US11904032B2) discloses a moisturizing composition designed for coating wearable articles. The composition includes specific percentages by weight of key ingredients such as humectants (0.1 to 2.1%), antioxidants (0.01 to 0.378%), emollients (0.1 to 1.4%), and water. The humectants can be glycerin, glycerol, or polyhydric alcohol, while antioxidants may include vitamin E or tocopheryl acetate. Emollients like sweet almond oil, ceramide, shea butter, or jojoba oil are also part of the formulation.

Furthermore, the patent specifies various ranges for the percentages of these ingredients in the moisturizing composition. For instance, the humectant content can range from 0.15 to 1.4%, antioxidants from 0.015 to 0.21%, and emollients from 0.12 to 1.05%. These precise ranges ensure the effectiveness of the composition in providing moisturization and protection to the wearable articles. The patent aims to protect this unique formulation that offers a balanced combination of humectants, antioxidants, and emollients for enhancing the properties of the coated articles.

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