Patent iNSIGHT Pro periodically brings out Technology Insight reports and this one on Anti Aging Skin Care is important for India. Summery is given below, complete analysis can be seen on web
Anti-aging creams usually contain anti-aging ingredients such as: Retinol, Epidermal Growth Factor,Alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) and beta hydroxy acids,Peptides, Coenzyme Q10, Anti-oxidants, Sunscreens. P&G tops the list of Patent assignees with over 100 patents. Proctor & Gamble as well as L’Oreal lead the assignees for patents in Sunscreen ingredients. It’s also visible that although L’Oreal has more Zinc Oxide related patents, P&G has more related to P-Aminobenzoic Acid. When it comes to innovations around developing Botox, Allergan Inc. leads the way with 16 out of a total 425 patents for this category. Less than 10% of patents are about pigmentation change and chemical peels like Beta Hydroxy acids, Alpha Hydroxy acids forming major ingredient.And considering our obsession with fair skin, there seems many patented business opportunities.