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A New Multifunctional Polyurethane for Personal Care Formulations

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000243077D
Publication Date: 2015-Sep-11
Document File: 38 page(s) / 2M

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Abstract

Polyurethane-62 is a water dispersible polymer that acts as a multifunctional ingredient in skin care applications. Polyurethane-62 functions as a thickener, emulsifier, pigment dispersant and film former. Along with its functions, it also provides value added benefits such as pH and electrolyte tolerant thickening, HLB independent emulsification (including silicones), compatibility with metal oxides such as titanium dioxide or zinc oxide, and water resistance.

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Original Date of Issue: February 5, 2015

Date of Revision: September 11, 2015

A New Multifunctional Polyurethane for Personal Care Formulations

INTRODUCTION

Polyurethane-62 is a water dispersible polymer that acts as a multifunctional ingredient in skin care applications. Polyurethane-62 functions as a thickener, emulsifier, pigment dispersant and film former. Along with its functions, it also provides value added benefits such as pH and electrolyte tolerant thickening, HLB independent emulsification (including silicones), compatibility with metal oxides such as titanium dioxide or zinc oxide, and water resistance.

USING THIS MULTIFUNCTIONAL POLYMER

Polyurethane-62 can be used in various types of personal care, home care, health care, and institutional care formulations and/or products. The term "personal care" as used herein includes, without limitation, cosmetics, toiletries, cosmeceuticals, beauty aids, personal hygiene and cleansing formulations and products that are applied to the skin, hair, scalp, and nails of humans and animals. The term "health care" as used herein includes, without limitation, pharmaceuticals, pharmacosmetics, oral care products (mouth, teeth), eye care products, ear care products and over-the-counter products and appliances, such as patches, plasters, dressings, and the like. The term "home care" as used herein includes, without limitation, formulations and products utilized in a household for surface protection and/or cleaning including biocidal cleaning products for maintaining sanitary conditions in the kitchen and bathroom, and laundry products for fabric cleaning and the like. The term "institutional care" as used herein includes, without limitation, formulations and products employed for protection and/or cleaning or maintaining sanitary conditions in institutional environments, including educational facilities, hospitals and health care facilities, and the like.

Polyurethane-62 is suitable for the preparation of personal care (cosmetics, toiletries, cosmeceuticals) and topical health care products, including without limitation, skin care products (facial, body, hands, scalp, and feet), such as creams, lotions, conditioners, and cleansing products; anti-acne products; anti-aging products (exfoliant, keratolytic, anti-cellulite, anti-wrinkle, and the like); skin protectants such as sunscreens, sun blocks, barrier creams, antiseptics, disinfectants, insect repellants, itch relief compositions, oils, silicones, and the like; skin color products (whiteners, lighteners, sunless tanning accelerators, and the like); hair colorants (hair dyes, hair color rinses, highlighters, bleaches and the like); pigmented skin colorants (face and body makeups, foundation creams, mascara, rouge, eye shadow, lip products, such as lip sticks, lip balms, lip glosses, lip creams, and the like); nail care products (water-based polishes, polish removers, strengtheners, lengtheners, hardeners, cuticle removers, softeners, a...