Cosmetic compositions

United States Patent     5,086,040

Marty      Oct. 13, 1987



Marty; Jean-Pierre (Montesson, FR).



Roussel Uclaf (Paris, FR).


Appl. No:




Apr. 23, 1985


Foreign Application Priority Data:

Apr. 26, 1984 [FR]     89-065

Intl. Cl.: A61K 7/42, A61K 9/08

Current U.S. Cl.: 424/59; 514/844; 514/859; 514/861; 514/885; 514/886; 514/887

Field of Search: 435/68, 638; 514/886, 848; 424/59



Improved cosmetic compositions for skin care containing an amount sufficient for skin care of glycoprotein extracts of lysed microbial bodies of Hafnia species or strains prepared by (a) cultivating a microbial Hafnia strain until complete development of microbial bodies, (b) subjecting the microbial bodies to lysis, (c) treating the lysate with at least one solvent for delipidation and depigmentation of the lysate, (d) dissolving the resulting product, (e) subjecting the solution to centrifugation and (f) optionally subjecting the resulting product to ultrafiltration and a method of improving a person’s skin.

10 Claims, 1 Drawing Figures

References Cited:

U.S. Patent Documents

4,154,821     May, 1979     Drouet et al.     541/8

4,346,109     Aug, 1982     Yamatsu et al.     541/886

Primary Examiner: Ore; Dale R.
Attorney, Agent or Firm: Bierman and Muserlian