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Invention of a Natural Emollient, Hemisqualane for use in Cosmetic Formulations

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000235860D
Publication Date: 2014-Mar-27
Document File: 6 page(s) / 334K

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Jeffery Kizer: INVENTOR

Abstract

Hydrocarbon oil which is used in cosmetic and skin external skin preparation can be classified as petroleum based, synthesis based, animal-fish based, plant based, but are limited resources and are difficult to obtain stably and continuously. Thus, the present invention provides a production method for stably and continuously obtaining hydrocarbon oil (also known as Hemisqualane), and blending the hydrocarbon oil to provide a topical skin or hair preparation. In light of these circumstances, the results from extensive studies demonstrate that hydrocarbon oil having a linear structure obtained from farnesene produced by micro-organisms from nutrients with a carbon substrate that is polymerized, and chemically treated as with hydrogenation, is effective as oil for use in topical skin and hair preparations, and that it can be obtained continuously and stably, which resolves the above issue and completes the present invention.

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Invention of a Natural Emollient, Hemisqualane, for use in Cosmetic Formulations

Abstract:

Hydrocarbon oil which is used in cosmetic and skin external skin preparation can be classified as petroleum based, synthesis based, animal-fish based, plant based, but are limited resources and are difficult to obtain stably and continuously. Thus, the present invention provides a production method for stably and continuously obtaining hydrocarbon oil (also known as Hemisqualane), and blending the hydrocarbon oil to provide a topical skin or hair preparation. In light of these circumstances, the results from extensive studies demonstrate that hydrocarbon oil having a linear structure obtained from farnesene produced by micro-organisms from nutrients with a carbon substrate that is polymerized, and chemically treated as with hydrogenation, is effective as oil for use in topical skin and hair preparations, and that it can be obtained continuously and stably, which resolves the above issue and completes the present invention.

Description of the invention:

The present invention has been made in view of the challenges in prior art with the goal of obtaining a stable and renewable resource of hydrocarbon oil on a continuous basis, in addition to provide cosmetics and external skin preparation containing this hydrocarbon oil.

Generally, oils, waxes, ester oil, ether oil, and hydrocarbon oil can be used for cosmetic agents and external skin preparations. In particular for this purpose, hydrocarbon oils are widely used alone or in combination with other oils for the reason that it forms a hydrophobic film on the skin to prevent moisture loss. Hydrocarbon oils can be classified by their origins: liquid paraffin, petrolatum, and isoparaffin originating from petroleum, α-olefin oligomer, polybutene, and synthetic squalane originating from synthesis, ozokerite and purified ceresin, from mineral, squalene from shark liver and its hydrogenated form, originating from fish-animals, squalene from olive and rice bran and its hydrogenated form, limonene from orange peels, and turpentine oil from pine sap originating from plants.

However, oil reserves are finite resources said to be depleted within 30-some years. Synthesis-based products will share similar concerns because they are synthesized from petroleum-derived components, and oil supply influenced by the Middle East situation has caused large swings in market prices. For mineral-based products, ozokerite ores have been decreasing, reducing supply. In addition, due to regulation of international trade and movement to protect marine resources, fish (shark) catches have decreased. Also, due to the fact that plant products have expanding demand for food applications and production volumes are affected by weather and other environmental factors, they have been difficult to obtain at constant prices for the past few years. Thus, a hydrocarbon oil can that be reliably and sustainably obtained from environmental...