(19)
(11)EP 3 340 965 B1

(12)EUROPEAN PATENT SPECIFICATION

(45)Mention of the grant of the patent:
13.05.2020 Bulletin 2020/20

(21)Application number: 16760807.4

(22)Date of filing:  26.07.2016
(51)Int. Cl.: 
A61K 8/39  (2006.01)
A61K 8/86  (2006.01)
A61K 8/892  (2006.01)
A61Q 19/00  (2006.01)
A61K 8/87  (2006.01)
(86)International application number:
PCT/JP2016/072462
(87)International publication number:
WO 2017/018541 (02.02.2017 Gazette  2017/05)

(54)

COMPOSITION COMPRISING AN ASSOCIATIVE THICKENER

ZUSAMMENSETZUNG ENTHALTEND EIN ASSOZIATIVES VERDICKUNGSMITTEL

COMPOSITION COMPRENANT UN EPAISSISSANT ASSOCIATIF


(84)Designated Contracting States:
AL AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR HR HU IE IS IT LI LT LU LV MC MK MT NL NO PL PT RO RS SE SI SK SM TR

(30)Priority: 29.07.2015 JP 2015149542

(43)Date of publication of application:
04.07.2018 Bulletin 2018/27

(73)Proprietors:
  • L'OREAL
    75008 Paris (FR)
    Designated Contracting States:
    AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR HR HU IE IS IT LI LT LU LV MC MK MT NL NO PL PT RO RS SE SI SK SM TR 
  • Mitsuda, Shinobu
    Takatsu-ku Kawasaki-shi Kanagawa 213-0012 (JP)
    Designated Contracting States:
    AL 
  • Saito, Makoto
    Takatsu-ku Kawasaki-shi Kanagawa 213-0012 (JP)
    Designated Contracting States:
    AL 

(72)Inventors:
  • MITSUDA, Shinobu
    Kawasaki-shi Kanagawa 213-0012 (JP)
  • SAITO, Makoto
    Kawasaki-shi Kanagawa 213-0012 (JP)

(74)Representative: Casalonga 
Casalonga & Partners Bayerstraße 71/73
80335 München
80335 München (DE)


(56)References cited: : 
FR-A1- 2 954 125
FR-A1- 3 006 187
  
      
    Note: Within nine months from the publication of the mention of the grant of the European patent, any person may give notice to the European Patent Office of opposition to the European patent granted. Notice of opposition shall be filed in a written reasoned statement. It shall not be deemed to have been filed until the opposition fee has been paid. (Art. 99(1) European Patent Convention).


    Description

    TECHNICAL FIELD



    [0001] The present invention relates to a composition, in particular a cosmetic composition, for a keratin substance such as skin.

    BACKGROUND ART



    [0002] The thickening or gelation of aqueous media with polymers has been the subject of research for a long time, especially in the cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries. In some cosmetic and pharmaceutical compositions, an associative thickener has been used for thickening and/or gelling the compositions.

    [0003] The associative thickener is capable of reversibly associating with itself or with other molecules or particles. This physical association can give rise to thixotropic or shear-thinning macromolecular systems, i.e. systems whose viscosity depends on the shear forces to which they are subjected.

    [0004] However, the use of an associative thickener may pose a certain number of problems, such as a rather unpleasant texture.

    [0005] Furthermore, an associative thickener may cause soaping (foaming) on application, when it is used for an aqueous medium to prepare a transparent gel. The soaping is not preferable, because the foam prepared looks white and this appearance does not leave a good impression on consumers.

    DISCLOSURE OF INVENTION



    [0006] An objective of the present invention is to provide a composition, preferably a cosmetic composition for a keratin substance, such as skin, which can prevent soaping and can provide excellent texture, when used, while providing sufficient thickening or gelling effects.

    [0007] The above objective of the present invention can be achieved by a composition comprising:
    1. (a) at least one associative thickener;
    2. (b) at least one alkyleneoxide derivative represented by the following chemical formula (II):

              Gly-{O(PO)s(EO)t-(BO)uH}3     (II)

      wherein

      Gly denotes a residue obtained by removing hydroxyl groups from glycerin;

      PO denotes an oxypropylene group;

      EO denotes an oxyethylene group;

      s and t denote the average addition mole numbers of PO and EO, respectively, and have a value ranging from 1 to 50;

      the weight ratio of PO to EO (PO/EO) ranges from 1/5 to 5/1;

      BO denotes an oxyalkylene group having 4 carbon atoms; and

      u denotes the average addition mole number of BO, and ranges from 0.5 to 5;

    3. (c) at least one nonionic surfactant with an HLB value of 13.0 or less; and
    4. (d) water,
      wherein
      the (a) associative thickener is anonionic associative polyurethane/polyether which has both at least one hydrophilic moiety and at least one hydrophobic moiety, and
      the (c) nonionic surfactant with an HLB value of 13.0 or less is selected from oxyethylenated (1-40 EO) and polyoxypropylenated (5-30 PO) alkyl (C16-C30) ethers, and preferably polyoxyethylenated (15-40 EO) and polyoxypropylenated (5-30 PO) alkyl (C16-C24 ethers.


    [0008] The (a) associative thickener may be selected from polyurethane/polyethers comprising in their chain at least one polyoxyethylenated hydrophilic block and at least one of hydrophobic blocks containing at least one sequence chosen from aliphatic sequences, cycloaliphatic sequences, and aromatic sequences, preferably polyurethane/polyethers comprising at least two hydrocarbon-based lipophilic chains having from 8 to 30 carbon atoms, separated by a hydrophilic block, and wherein the hydrocarbon-based chains are chosen from pendent chains and chains at the end of the hydrophilic block, and more preferably Steareth-100/PEG-136/HDI Copolymer, PEG-240/HDI Copolymer Bis-decyltetradeceth-20 ether, and mixtures thereof.

    [0009] The amount of the (a) associative thickener in the composition may be from 0.01 to 10% by weight, preferably from 0.1 to 5% by weight, and more preferably from 0.3 to 1% by weight, relative to the total weight of the composition.

    [0010] The amount of the (b) alkyleneoxide derivative in the composition may be from 0.01 to 10% by weight, preferably from 0.1 to 5% by weight, and more preferably from 0.5 to 2% by weight, relative to the total weight of the composition.

    [0011] The amount of the (c) nonionic surfactant with an HLB value of 13.0 or less in the composition may be from 0.01 to 10% by weight, preferably from 0.05 to 5% by weight, and more preferably from 0.1 to 2% by weight, relative to the total weight of the composition.

    [0012] The amount of the (d) water in the composition may be from 50 to 95% by weight, preferably from 60 to 90% by weight, and more preferably from 70 to 90% by weight, relative to the total weight of the composition.

    [0013] The viscosity of the composition may be 530 mPa·s or more, preferably 550 mPa·s or more, and more preferably 580 mPa·s or more.

    [0014] It is preferable that the composition according to the present invention be in the form of a gel, and more preferably a transparent gel.

    [0015] The composition according to the present invention may be a cosmetic composition, preferably a cosmetic composition for a keratin substance, and more preferably a skin cosmetic composition.

    [0016] The present invention also relates to a cosmetic process for a keratin substance such as skin, comprising the step of: applying onto the keratin substance the composition according to the present invention.

    BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF DRAWINGS



    [0017] Fig. 1 shows a front view of an example of a network formed by an associative polyurethane thickener in water in which the hydrophobic parts of the associative polyurethane thickener connects to form quasi-micelles which are indicated as flower micelles.

    BEST MODE FOR CARRYING OUT THE INVENTION



    [0018] After diligent research, the inventors have found that the use of an alkyleneoxide derivative and a specific nonionic surfactant in combination with an associative thickener can prevent soaping caused by the associative thickener and can provide excellent texture, while providing sufficient thickening or gelling effects.

    [0019] Thus, the composition, preferably a cosmetic composition for keratin substance, preferably skin, according to the present invention comprises:
    1. (a) at least one associative thickener;
    2. (b) at least one alkyleneoxide derivative represented by the following chemical formula (II) as defined above;
    3. (c) at least one nonionic surfactant with an HLB value of 13.0 or less; and
    4. (d) water.
    wherein the (a) associative thickener is a nonionic associative polyurethane/polyether which has both at least one hydrophilic moiety and at least one hydrophobic moiety, and the (c) nonionic surfactant with an HLB value of 13.0 or less is selected from oxyethylenated (1-40 EO) and polyoxypropylenated (5-30 PO) alkyl (C16-C30) ethers, and preferably polyoxyethylenated (15-40 EO) and polyoxypropylenated (5-30 PO) alkyl (C16-C24) ethers.

    [0020] The composition according to the present invention can prevent soaping and can provide excellent texture, when used, while providing sufficient thickening or gelling effects.

    [0021] Hereafter, the composition according to the present invention and the process according to the present invention will each be described in a detailed manner.

    [Composition]



    [0022] The composition according to the present invention comprises components (a), (b), (c) and (d) as defined in the present descriptions.

    [0023] It is preferable that the composition according to the present invention be a cosmetic composition, in particular a cosmetic composition for a keratin substance such as skin.

    (Associative Thickener)



    [0024] The composition according to the present invention comprises (a) at least one associative thickener which is a nonionic associative polyurethane/polyether which has both at least one hydrophilic moiety and at least one hydrophobic moiety. Two or more (a) associative thickeners may be used in combination. Thus, a single type of associative thickener or a combination of different types of associative thickener may be used.

    [0025] As used herein, the expression "associative thickener" means an amphiphilic thickener comprising both hydrophilic units and hydrophobic units, for example, at least one C8-C30 fatty chain and at least one hydrophilic unit.

    [0026] Representative associative thickeners that may be used are chosen from: nonionic amphiphilic polymers comprising at least one fatty chain and at least one hydrophilic unit,
    wherein the fatty chain unit contains from 10 to 30 carbon atoms,

    [0027] The associative thickeners can have, for example, in solution or in dispersion at a concentration of 1% active material in water, a viscosity, measured using a Rheomat RM 180 rheometer at 25°C, of greater than 0.1 ps and further, for example, of greater than 0.2 cp, at a shear rate of 200 s-1.

    [0028] The associative thickener used in the present invention is a nonionic polyurethane-polyethers. The nonionic polyurethane-polyethers have both at least one hydrophilic moiety and at least one hydrophobic moiety. More particularly, said polymers may contain in their chain both hydrophilic sequences most often of a polyoxyethylenated nature and hydrophobic sequences which may be aliphatic linkages alone and/or cycloaliphatic and/or aromatic linkages.

    [0029] Preferably, these polyether-polyurethanes comprise at least two lipophilic hydrocarbon chains, having from 6 to 30 carbon atoms, preferably from 6 to 20, separated by a hydrophilic sequence, it being possible for the hydrocarbon chains to be pendent chains or chains at the end of a hydrophilic sequence. In particular, it is possible for one or more pendent chains to be envisaged. In addition, the polymer may comprise a hydrocarbon chain at one end or at both ends of a hydrophilic sequence.

    [0030] The polyether-polyurethanes may be polyblocks, in particular in triblock form. The hydrophobic sequences may be at each end of the chain (for example: triblock copolymer with hydrophilic central sequence) or distributed both at the ends and in the chain (polyblock copolymers for example). These same polymers may also be in the form of graft units or may be star-shaped.

    [0031] The associative polyurethane thickener can form a network in water in which the hydrophobic part connects quasi-micelles as shown in Fig. 1.

    [0032] Therefore, the associative polyurethane thickeners can increase viscosity or consistency of the composition according to the present invention. Thus, after application of the composition according to the present invention, it can recover the original elasticity of the composition quickly.

    [0033] The nonionic polyether-polyurethanes containing a fatty chain may be triblock copolymers whose hydrophilic sequence is a polyoxyethylenated chain comprising from 50 to 1000 oxyethylenated groups.

    [0034] The nonionic polyether-polyurethanes comprise a urethane bond between the hydrophilic sequences, hence the origin of the name.

    [0035] By extension, those whose hydrophilic sequences are linked by other chemical bonds to the hydrophobic sequences are also included among the nonionic polyether-polyurethanes containing a hydrophobic chain.

    [0036] By way of examples of nonionic polyether-polyurethanes containing a hydrophobic chain which can be used in the present invention, it is also possible to use Rheolate® 205 containing a urea functional group sold by the company RHEOX or else the Rheolates® 208, 204 or 212, as well as Acrysol RM 184®.

    [0037] There may also be mentioned the product ELFACOS T210® containing a C12-C14 alkyl chain and the product ELFACOS T212® containing a C18 alkyl chain from AKZO.

    [0038] The product DW 1206B® from ROHM & HAAS containing a C20 alkyl chain and with a urethane bond, sold at 20% dry matter content in water, may also be used.

    [0039] It is also possible to use solutions or dispersions of these polymers in particular in water or in an aqueous-alcoholic medium. By way of examples of such polymers, there may be mentioned Rheolate® 255, Rheolate® 278 and Rheolate® 244 sold by the company RHEOX. It is also possible to use the product DW 1206F and DW 1206J provided by the company ROHM & HAAS.

    [0040] The above-described polyether-polyurethanes which can be used can also be chosen from those described in the article by G. Fonnum, J. Bakke and Fk. Hansen-Colloid Polym. Sci 271, 380-389 (1993).

    [0041] As the above-described polyether-polyurethanes, mention may be made of polyurethane-polyethers comprising in their chain at least one polyoxyethylenated hydrophilic block and at least one of hydrophobic blocks containing at least one sequence chosen from aliphatic sequences, cycloaliphatic sequences, and aromatic sequences.

    [0042] It may be preferable that the polyurethane-polyethers comprise at least two hydrocarbon-based lipophilic chains having from 8 to 30 carbon atoms, separated by a hydrophilic block, and wherein the hydrocarbon-based chains are chosen from pendent chains and chains at the end of the hydrophilic block.

    [0043] According to a specific form of the present invention, use will be made of a polyurethane/polyether that may be obtained by polycondensation of at least three compounds comprising (i) at least one polyethylene glycol comprising from 150 to 180 mol of ethylene oxide, (ii) a polyoxyethylenated stearyl alcohol comprising 100 mol of ethylene oxide, and (iii) a diisocyanate.

    [0044] Such polyurethane/polyethers are sold especially by the company Elementis under the name Rheolate FX 1100® and Rheoluxe 811®, which is a polycondensate of polyethylene glycol containing 136 mol of ethylene oxide, of stearyl alcohol polyoxyethylenated with 100 mol of ethylene oxide and of hexamethylene diisocyanate (HDI) with a weight-average molecular weight of 40000 (INCI name: PEG-136/Steareth-100/HDI Copolymer).

    [0045] According to another specific form of the present invention, use will be made of a polyurethane/polyether that may be obtained by polycondensation of at least three compounds comprising (i) at least one polyethylene glycol comprising from 150 to 180 mol of ethylene oxide, (ii) stearyl alcohol or decyl alcohol, and (iii) at least one diisocyanate.

    [0046] Such polyurethane/polyethers are sold in particular by the company Rohm & Haas under the names Aculyn 46® and Aculyn 44®.

    [0047] Aculyn 46® having the INCI name: PEG-150/Stearyl Alcohol/SMDI Copolymer, is a polycondensate of polyethylene glycol comprising 150 or 180 mol of ethylene oxide, of stearyl alcohol and of methylenebis(4-cyclohexyl isocyanate) (SMDI) at 15% by weight in a matrix of maltodextrin (4%) and water (81%) (INCI name: PEG-150/Stearyl Alcohol/SMDI Copolymer).

    [0048] Aculyn 44® (PEG-150/Decyl Alcohol/SMDI Copolymer) is a polycondensate of polyethylene glycol comprising 150 or 180 mol of ethylene oxide, of decyl alcohol and of methylenebis(4-cyclohexyl isocyanate) (SMDI) at 35% by weight in a mixture of propylene glycol (39%) and water (26%) (INCI name: PEG-150/Decyl Alcohol/SMDI Copolymer).

    [0049] As the associative thickener, it may be preferable to use a compound represented by the following formula (1):

            R1-{(O-R2)k-OCONH-R3[-NHCOO-(R4-O)n-R5]h}m     (1)

    wherein R1 represents a hydrocarbon group, R2 and R4 independently represent alkylene groups having 2 to 4 carbon atoms, which alkylene groups may be identical or different from each other, or a phenylethylene group, R3 represents a hydrocarbon group, which may optionally have a urethane bond, R5 represents a branched chain or secondary hydrocarbon group, m represents a number of at least 2, h represents a number of at least 1, k represents a number within the range of 1 to 500, and n represents a number within the range of 1 to 200.

    [0050] The hydrophobically modified polyurethane that is represented by the general formula (1) shown above is obtained by, for example, reacting at least one polyether polyol that is represented by the formula R1-[(O-R2)k-OH]m, at least one polyisocyanate that is represented by the formula R3-(NCO)h+1, and at least one polymonoalcohol that is represented by the formula HO-(R4-O)n-R5.

    [0051] In such cases, R1 to R5 in the general formula (1) are determined by the compounds R1-[(O-R2)k-OH]m, R3-(NCO)h+1 and HO-(R4-O)n-R5. The loading ratios among the three compounds are not limited particularly and should preferably be such that the ratio of the isocyanate group derived from the polyisocyanate to the hydroxyl group derived from the polyether polyol and the polyether monoalcohol is selected within the range of NCO/OH of between 0.8:1 and 1.4:1.

    [0052] The polyether polyol compound that is represented by the formula R1-[(O-R2)k-OH]m, and that may be used preferably for obtaining the associative thickener represented by the general formula (1) may be obtained from addition polymerization of an m-hydric polyol with an alkylene oxide, such as ethylene oxide, propylene oxide, butylene oxide, or epichlorohydrin, or with styrene oxide, and the like.

    [0053] The polyols should preferably be di- to octa-hydric polyols. Examples of the di- to octa-hydric polyols include dihydric alcohols, such as ethylene glycol, propylene glycol, butylene glycol, hexamethylene glycol, and neopenthyl glycol; trihydric alcohols, such as glycerol, trioxy isobutane, 1,2,3-butanetriol, 1,2,3-pentanetriol, 2-methyl-1,2,3-propanetriol, 2-methyl-2,3,4-butanetriol, 2-ethyl-1,2,3-butanetriol, 2,3,4-pentanetriol, 2,3,4-hexanetriol, 4-propyl-3,4,5 -heptanetriol, 2,4-dimethyl-2,3,4-pentanetriol, pentamethylglycerol, pentaglycerol, 1,2,4-butanetriol, 1,2,4-pentanetriol, trimethylolethane, and trimethylolpropane; tetrahydric alcohols, such as pentaerythritol, 1,2,3,4-pentanetetrol, 2,3,4,5-hexanetetrol, 1,2,4,5-pentanetetrol, and 1,3,4,5-hexanetetrol; pentahydric alcohols, such as adonitol, arabitol, and xylitol; hexahydric alcohols, such as dipentaerythritol, sorbitol, mannitol, and iditol; and octahydric alcohols, such as sucrose.

    [0054] Also, R2 is determined by the alkylene oxide, styrene oxide, or the like, which is subjected to the addition. Particularly, for availability and excellent effects, an alkylene oxide having 2 to 4 carbon atoms, or styrene oxide is preferable.

    [0055] The alkylene oxide, styrene oxide, or the like, to be subjected to the addition may be subjected to single polymerization, or random polymerization or block polymerization of at least two members. The procedure for the addition may be a conventional procedure. Also, the polymerization degree k may be selected within the range of 0 to 1,000, preferably within the range of 1 to 500, and more preferably within the range of 10 to 200. Further, the ratio of the ethylene group occupying R2 should preferably be within the range of 50 to 100 mass % with respect to the total quantity of R2. In such cases, the associative thickener appropriate for the purposes of the present invention is obtained.

    [0056] Furthermore, the molecular weight of the polyether polyol compound that is represented by the formula R1-[(O-R2)k-OH]m should preferably be selected within the range of 500 to 100,000, and should more preferably be selected within the range of 1,000 to 50,000.

    [0057] The polyisocyanate that is represented by the formula R3-(NCO)h+1 and that may be used preferably for obtaining the hydrophobically modified polyether urethane represented by the general formula (1) employed in accordance with the present invention is not limited particularly in so far as the polyisocyanate has at least two isocyanate groups in the molecule. Examples of the polyisocyanates include aliphatic diisocyanates, aromatic diisocyanates, alicyclic diisocyanates, biphenyl diisocyanate, phenylmethane diisocyanate, phenylmethane triisocyanate, and phenylmethane tetraisocyanate.

    [0058] Also, it is possible to employ dimers and trimers (isocyanurate bonds) of the above-enumerated polyisocyanates. Further, it is possible to employ biuret obtained by a reaction with an amine.

    [0059] Furthermore, it is possible to employ a polyisocyanate having a urethane bond obtained by a reaction of the aforesaid polyisocyanate compound and a polyol. As the polyol, di- to octa-hydric polyols are preferable, and the above-enumerated polyols are preferable. In cases where a tri- or higher-hydric polyisocyanate is used as the polyisocyanate that is represented by the formula R3-(NCO)n+1, it is preferable to employ the aforesaid polyisocyanate having the urethane bond.

    [0060] The polyether monoalcohol that is represented by the formula HO-(R4-O)n-R5 and that may be used preferably for obtaining the hydrophobically modified polyether urethane represented by the general formula (1) employed in accordance with the present invention is not limited particularly in so far as the polyether monoalcohol is a polyether of a straight chain, branched chain, or secondary monohydric alcohol. The polyether monoalcohol may be obtained by addition polymerization of the straight chain, branched chain, or secondary monohydric alcohol with an alkylene oxide, such as ethylene oxide, propylene oxide, butylene oxide, or epichlorohydrin, or with styrene oxide, and the like.

    [0061] The compound represented by the general formula (1) may be produced by, for example, heating at a temperature of 80 to 90°C for 1 to 3 hours and thereby causing a reaction to occur in the same manner as that in the ordinary reaction of a polyether and an isocyanate.

    [0062] As the compound represented by the general formula (1), polyethyleneglycol-240/decyltetradeceth-20/hexamethylene diisocyanate copolymer is preferable. The polyethyleneglycol-240/decyltetradeceth-20/hexamethylene diisocyanate copolymer is referred to also as PEG-240/HDI copolymer bis-decyltetradeceth-20 ether.

    [0063] According to the present invention, it is preferable that the associative polyurethane thickener be selected from Steareth-100/PEG-136/HDI Copolymer sold by the company Rheox under the name of Rheolate FX 1100, PEG-240/HDI Copolymer Bis-decyltetradeceth-20 ether sold by the company Asahi Denka under the name of Adekanol GT-700, and mixtures thereof.

    [0064] The amount of the (a) associative thickener in the composition according to the present invention may be from 0.01 to 10% by weight, preferably from 0.1 to 5% by weight, and more preferably from 0.3 to 1% by weight, relative to the total weight of the composition.

    (Alkyleneoxide Derivative)



    [0065] The composition according to the present invention comprises (b) at least one alkyleoxide derivative. Two or more (b) alkyleneoxide derivatives may be used in combination. Thus, a single type of alkyleneoxide derivative or a combination of different types of alkyleneoxide derivatives may be used.

    [0066] The (b) alkyleneoxide derivative is an alkylene oxide derivative (polyoxybutylene polyoxyethylene polyoxypropylene glycerol) represented by formula (II) shown below:

            Gly-{O(PO)s(EO)t-(BO)uH}3     (II)

    wherein

    Gly denotes a residue obtained by removing hydroxyl groups from glycerin;

    PO denotes an oxypropylene group;

    EO denotes an oxyethylene group;

    s and t denote the average addition mole numbers of PO and EO, respectively, and have a value ranging from 1 to 50;

    the weight ratio of PO to EO (PO/EO) ranges from 1/5 to 5/1;

    BO denotes an oxyalkylene group having 4 carbon atoms; and

    u denotes the average addition mole number of BO, and ranges from 0.5 to 5.



    [0067] The aforementioned alkylene oxide derivative represented by formula (II) can be obtained by adding propylene oxide and ethylene oxide to glycerin, in the ratio of 3 to 150 mole equivalents of each of propylene oxide and ethylene oxide with respect to glycerin, and subsequently, adding the alkylene oxide having 4 carbon atoms in the ratio of 1.5 to 15 mole equivalents thereof with respect to glycerin.

    [0068] In the case of adding the aforementioned alkylene oxides to glycerin, the addition reactions are carried out with an alkali catalyst, a phase transfer catalyst, a Lewis acid catalyst, or the like. In general, an alkali catalyst such as potassium hydroxide is preferably employed.

    [0069] Among the alkylene oxide derivatives represented by formula (II), more preferable derivatives are obtained by adding 6 to 10 mol of ethylene oxide and 3 to 7 mol of propylene oxide to glycerin, and subsequently, adding 2 to 4 mol of butylene oxide.

    [0070] Among the alkylene oxide derivatives represented by formula (II), a further more preferable derivative is polyoxybutylene polyoxyethylene polyoxypropylene glycerol, which is obtained by adding 8 mol of ethylene oxide and 5 mol of propylene oxide to glycerin, and subsequently, adding 3 mol of butylene oxide, and which has an INCI name of PEG/PPG/polybutylene glycol-8/5/3 glycerin. PEG/PPG/polybutylene glycol-8/5/3 glycerin is commercially available as the trade name of WILBRIDE S-753 from NOF Corporation.

    [0071] The amount of the (b) alkyleneoxide derivative in the composition may be from 0.01 to 10% by weight, preferably from 0.1 to 5% by weight, and more preferably from 0.3 to 1% by weight, relative to the total weight of the composition.

    (Nonionic Surfactant with HLB Value of 13.0 or less)



    [0072] The composition according to the present invention comprises (c) at least one nonionic surfactant with an HLB value of 13.0 or less, as defined in the present invention. Two or more (c) nonionic surfactants with an HLB value of 13.0 or less except for the ingredient (b) may be used in combination. Thus, a single type of nonionic surfactant or a combination of different types of nonionic surfactant may be used.

    [0073] The (c) nonionic surfactant with an HLB value of 13.0 or less is different from the (b) aklyleneoxide derivative.

    [0074] It is preferable that the (c) nonionic surfactant have an HLB value of 12.5 or less, and more preferably, 12.0 or less.

    [0075] It may be preferable that the (c) nonionic surfactant have an HLB value of 6.0 or more, more preferably 7.0 or more, and even more preferably, 8.0 or more.

    [0076] If two or more nonionic surfactants are used, the HLB value is determined by the weight average of the HLB values of all the nonionic surfactants. HLB is the ratio between the hydrophilic part and the lipophilic part in the molecule. This term HLB is well known to those skilled in the art and is described in "The HLB system. A time-saving guide to emulsifier selection" (published by ICI Americas Inc., 1984).

    [0077] According to the present invention, the nonionic surfactant is selected from oxyethylenated (1-40 EO) and polyoxypropylenated (5-30 PO) alkyl (C16-C30) ethers with an HLB value of 13.0 or less.

    [0078] The oxyethylenated (1-40 EO) and polyoxypropylenated (5-30 PO) alkyl (C16-C30) ethers which may be used as surfactants in the nanoemulsion according to the present invention, may be selected from the group consisting of:

    PPG-6 Decyltetradeceth-30; Polyoxyethylene (30) Polyoxypropylene (6) Tetradecyl Ether such as those sold as Nikkol PEN-4630 from Nikko Chemicals Co.,

    PPG-6 Decyltetradeceth-12; Polyoxyethylene (12) Polyoxypropylene (6) Tetradecyl Ether such as those sold as Nikkol PEN-4612 from Nikko Chemicals Co.,

    PPG-13 Decyltetradeceth-24; Polyoxyethylene (24) Polyoxypropylene (13) Decyltetradecyl Ether such as those sold as UNILUBE 50MT-2200B from NOF Corporation,

    PPG-6 Decyltetradeceth-20; Polyoxyethylene (20) Polyoxypropylene (6) Decyltetradecyl Ether such as those sold as Nikkol PEN-4620 from Nikko Chemicals Co.,

    PPG-8 Ceteth-1; Polyoxyethylene (1) Polyoxypropylene (8) Cetyl Ether such as those sold as Nikkol PBC-41 from Nikko Chemicals Co.,

    PPG-8 Ceteth-20; Polyoxyethylene (20) Polyoxypropylene (8) Cetyl Ether such as those sold as Nikkol PBC-44 from Nikko Chemicals Co., and

    PPG-23 Steareth-34; Polyoxyethylene Polyoxypropylene Stearyl Ether (34 EO) (23 PO) such as those sold as Unisafe 34S-23 from Pola Chemical Industries.



    [0079] It may be preferable that the oxyethylenated (1-40 EO) and polyoxypropylenated (5-30 PO) alkyl (C16-C30) ethers be selected from the group consisting of PPG-6 Decyltetradeceth-30, PPG-13 Decyltetradeceth-24, PPG-6 Decyltetradeceth-20, PPG-8 Ceteth-20, and PPG-23 Steareth-34.

    [0080] It may be more preferable that the oxyethylenated (1-40 EO) and polyoxypropylenated (5-30 PO) alkyl (C16-C30) ethers be polyoxyethylenated (15-40 EO) and polyoxypropylenated (5-30 PO) alkyl (C16-C24) ethers, which could be selected from the group consisting of PPG-6 Decyltetradeceth-30, PPG-13 Decyltetradeceth-24, and PPG-8 Ceteth-20.

    [0081] The amount of the (c) nonionic surfactant with an HLB value of 13.0 or less in the composition may be from 0.01 to 10% by weight, preferably from 0.05 to 5% by weight, and more preferably from 0.1 to 2% by weight, relative to the total weight of the composition.

    (Other Ingredients)



    [0082] The composition according to the present invention may also comprise at least one additional ingredient.

    [0083] The amount of the additional ingredient(s) is not limited, but may be from 0.1 to 10% by weight relative to the total weight of the composition according to the present invention. The additional ingredient(s) may be selected from the group consisting of thickeners other than (a) associative thickener; anionic, cationic, nonionic or amphoteric polymers; anionic, cationic or amphoteric surfactants; peptides and derivatives thereof; protein hydrolyzates; swelling agents and penetrating agents; agents for combating hair loss; anti-dandruff agents; natural or synthetic thickeners for oils except for the ingredient (a); suspending agents; sequestering agents; opacifying agents; dyes; sunscreen agents; vitamins or provitamins; fragrances; preserving agents, stabilizers; and mixtures thereof.

    [0084] The thickeners other than (a) associative thickener include hydrophilic thickeners, for example, carboxyvinylpolymers such as the Carbopol products (carbomers) and cellulose-based derivatives such as hydroxyethylcellulose; polysaccharides and especially gums such as xanthan gum; and mixtures thereof.

    [0085] The vehicle for the composition according to the present invention is preferably an aqueous medium consisting of water and may advantageously contain one or several cosmetically acceptable organic solvents, which particularly include alcohols, such as ethyl alcohol, isopropyl alcohol, benzyl alcohol and phenylethyl alcohol, or polyols or polyol ethers, such as ethylene glycol monomethyl, monoethyl and monobutyl ethers, propylene glycol or ethers thereof, such as propylene glycol monomethylether, butylene glycol, dipropylene glycol as well as diethylene glycol alkyl ethers, such as diethylene glycol monoethylether or monobutylether and glycerol.

    [0086] The amount of the (d) water in the composition may be from 50 to 95% by weight, preferably from 60 to 90% by weight, and more preferably from 70 to 90% by weight, relative to the total weight of the composition.

    [0087] The organic solvent(s) may then be present in a concentration of from 0.1 to 20% by weight, and preferably from 1 to 10% by weight relative to the total weight of the composition.

    (Viscosity)



    [0088] It is preferable that the composition according to the present invention have a viscosity of 530 mPa·s or more, more preferably 550 mPa·s or more, and even more preferably 580 mPa·s or more. The viscosity can be measured with, for example, a viscosimeter proRheo Rheomat R 180 (measuring bob: MK3, measuring cup: MB3, 200 rpm, 10 minutes) at room temperature (25°C).

    [0089] It is also preferable that the composition according to the present invention have a viscosity of 50000 mPa·s or less, more preferably 10000 mPa·s or less, and even more preferably 3000 mPa·s or less.

    [0090] It may be preferable that the composition according to the present invention have a viscosity of from 530 to 50000 mPa·s, more preferably from 550 to 10000 mPa·s, even more preferably from 580 to 3000 mPa·s, and in particular from 600 to 1000 mPa·s.

    [0091] The composition according to the present invention may preferably be in the form of a gel, and more preferably a transparent gel.

    [Cosmetic Use]



    [0092] The composition according to the present invention may preferably be used as a cosmetic composition. In particular, the composition according to the present invention may be intended for application onto a keratin substance such as the skin, the scalp and/or the lips, preferably the skin. Thus, the composition according to the present invention can be used for a cosmetic process for the skin.

    [0093] The cosmetic process or cosmetic use for a keratin substance such as skin, according to the present invention comprises, at least, the step of applying onto the keratin substance the composition according to the present invention.

    EXAMPLES



    [0094] The present invention will be described in a more detailed manner by way of examples. However, these examples should not be construed as limiting the scope of the present invention.

    [Examples 1-6 and Comparative Examples 1-5]



    [0095] The following compositions according to Examples 1-6 and Comparative Examples 1-5, shown in Table 1, were prepared by mixing the ingredients shown in Table 1. The numerical values for the amounts of the ingredients shown in Table 1 are all based on "% by weight" as active raw materials.
    Table 1
     Ex. 1Ex. 2Ex. 3Comp. Ex. 1Comp. Ex. 2Comp. Ex. 3Comp. Ex. 4Comp. Ex. 5
    Water q.s. 100 q.s. 100 q.s. 100 q.s. 100 q.s. 100 q.s. 100 q.s. 100 q.s. 100
    Glycerin 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
    Dipropyleneglycol 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
    Butyleneglycol 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
    Chlorphenesin 0.27 0.27 0.27 0.27 0.27 0.27 0.27 0.27
    Phenoxyethanol 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5
    Sodium citrate 0.03 0.03 0.03 0.03 0.03 0.03 0.03 0.03
    Citric acid 0.016 0.016 0.016 0.016 0.016 0.016 0.016 0.016
    Carbomer 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2
    Potassium hydroxide 0.08 0.08 0.08 0.08 0.08 0.08 0.08 0.08
    PPG-6 Decyltetradeceth-30 (HLB=12) 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 - - - 0.3
    PEG-60 Hydrogenated castor oil (HLB= 14) - - - - - 0.3 - -
    PPG-4 Ceteth-20 (HLB=16.5) - - - - - - 0.3 -
    PEG-240/HDI Copolymer bis-decyltetradeeeth-20 ether 0.5 - 1 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 -
    Steareth-100/PEG-136/HDI copolymer - 0.5 - - - - - 0.5
    PEG/PPG/Polybutylene glycol-8/5/3 glycerin 1 1 2 - 1 1 1 -

    [Evaluation 1]



    [0096] The compositions according to Examples 1-3 and Comparative Examples 1-5 were evaluated as follows.

    (Soaping)



    [0097] Each of 9 panelists applied each of the compositions according to Examples 1-3 and Comparative Examples 1-5 in the same amount onto the skin by spreading and massaging the composition on the skin in order to visually evaluate soaping of the composition.

    Good: No soaping was observed.

    Poor: Soaping was observed.



    [0098] The results are shown in Table 2.
    Table 2
     Ex. 1Ex. 2Ex. 3Comp. Ex. 1Comp. Ex. 2Comp. Ex. 3Comp. Ex. 4Comp. Ex. 5
    Soaping Good Good Good Poor Good Good Good Poor

    [Evaluation 2]


    (Viscosity)



    [0099] The viscosity of each of the compositions according to Example 1, and Comparative Examples 1-4 in the same amount was measured by proRheo Rheomat R 180 (measuring bob: MK3, measuring cup: MB3, 200 rpm, 10 minutes) at room temperature. Each composition was evaluated in accordance with the following criteria.

    Viscosity of 550 mPa·s or more: Good

    Viscosity of less than 550 mPa·s: Poor



    [0100] The results are shown in Table 3.
    Table 3
     Ex. 1Comp. Ex. 1Comp. Ex. 2Comp. Ex. 3Comp. Ex. 4
    Viscosity Good Poor Poor Good Good

    [Evaluation 3]


    (Slimy Feeling)



    [0101] 9 panelists applied each of the compositions according to Example 1 and Comparative Examples 1, 3 and 4 in the same amount onto the skin, and scored slimy feeling in accordance with the following criteria.

    5: Completely no slimy feeling

    4: Not slimy

    3: Not very slimy

    2: Very slimy

    1: Excessively slimy

    Average score of 3 or more: Good

    Average score of less than 3: Poor



    [0102] The results are shown in Table 4.

    (Stickiness)



    [0103] 9 panelists applied each of the compositions according to Example 1, and Comparative Examples 1, 3 and 4 in the same amount onto the skin, and scored stickiness in accordance with the following criteria.

    5: Completely no stickiness

    4: Not sticky

    3: Not very sticky

    2: Very sticky

    1: Excessively sticky

    Average score of 3 or more: Good

    Average score of less than 3: Poor



    [0104] The results are shown in Table 4.

    (Penetration Feeling)



    [0105] 9 panelists applied each of the compositions according to Example 1, and Comparative Examples 1, 3 and 4 in the same amount onto the skin, and scored penetration feeling in accordance with the following criteria.

    5: Very fast penetration

    4: Fast penetration

    3: Not slow penetration

    2: Slow penetration

    1: Very slow penetration

    Average score of 3 or more: Good

    Average score of less than 3: Poor



    [0106] The results are shown in Table 4.
    Table 4
     Ex. 1Comp. Ex. 1Comp. Ex. 3Comp. Ex. 4
    Slimy Feeling Good Poor Poor Poor
    Stickiness Good Poor Poor Poor
    Penetration Feeling Good Poor Good Good


    [0107] The compositions according to Examples 1-3 can prevent soaping, and the compositions according to Example 1 also has excellent texture (no slimy feeling, no stickiness and good penetration feeling), as well as good viscosity.

    [0108] On the other hand, the compositions according to Comparative Examples 1 and 5 cannot prevent soaping. The compositions according to Comparative Examples 1 and 2 have poor viscosity. The compositions according to Comparative Examples 3 and 4 have poor texture. Accordingly, the compositions according to Comparative Examples 1-6 cannot have all the properties of (1) prevention of soaping, (2) good viscosity, and (3) excellent texture. On the other hand, the compositions according to Examples 1-6 can have all the above properties (1) to (3) simultaneously.

    [0109] Thus, it is clear that only the compositions according to the present invention can prevent soaping, while they can achieve an excellent texture and good viscosity.


    Claims

    1. A composition, comprising:

    (a) at least one associative thickener;

    (b) at least one alkyleneoxide derivative represented by the following chemical formula (II):

            Gly-{O(PO)s(EO)t-(BO)uH}3     (II)

    wherein

    Gly denotes a residue obtained by removing hydroxyl groups from glycerin;

    PO denotes an oxypropylene group;

    EO denotes an oxyethylene group;

    s and t denote the average addition mole numbers of PO and EO, respectively, and have a value ranging from 1 to 50;

    the weight ratio of PO to EO (PO/EO) ranges from 1/5 to 5/1;

    BO denotes an oxyalkylene group having 4 carbon atoms; and

    u denotes the average addition mole number of BO, and ranges from 0.5 to 5;

    (c) at least one nonionic surfactant with an HLB value of 13.0 or less; and

    (d) water,

    wherein the (a) associative thickener is a nonionic associative polyurethane/polyether which has both at least one hydrophilic moiety and at least one hydrophobic moiety, and the (c) nonionic surfactant with an HLB value of 13.0 or less is selected from oxyethylenated (1-40 EO) and polyoxypropylenated (5-30 PO) alkyl (C16-C30) ethers, and preferably polyoxyethylenated (15-40 EO) and polyoxypropylenated (5-30 PO) alkyl (C16-C24) ethers.
     
    2. The composition according to Claim 1, wherein the (a) associative thickener is selected from polyurethane/polyethers comprising in their chain at least one polyoxyethylenated hydrophilic block and at least one of hydrophobic blocks containing at least one sequence chosen from aliphatic sequences, cycloaliphatic sequences, and aromatic sequences, preferably polyurethane/polyethers comprising at least two hydrocarbon-based lipophilic chains having from 8 to 30 carbon atoms, separated by a hydrophilic block, and wherein the hydrocarbon-based chains are chosen from pendent chains and chains at the end of the hydrophilic block, and more preferably Steareth-100/PEG-136/HDI Copolymer, PEG-240/HDI Copolymer Bis-decyltetradeceth-20 ether, and mixtures thereof.
     
    3. The composition according to Claim 1 or 2, wherein the amount of the (a) associative thickener in the composition is from 0.01 to 10% by weight, preferably from 0.1 to 5% by weight, and more preferably from 0.3 to 1% by weight, relative to the total weight of the composition.
     
    4. The composition according to any one of Claims 1 to 3, wherein the amount of the (b) alkyleneoxide derivative in the composition is from 0.01 to 10% by weight, preferably from 0.1 to 5% by weight, and more preferably from 0.5 to 2% by weight, relative to the total weight of the composition.
     
    5. The composition according to any one of Claims 1 to 4, wherein the amount of the (c) nonionic surfactant with an HLB value of 13.0 or less in the composition is from 0.01 to 10% by weight, preferably from 0.05 to 5% by weight, and more preferably from 0.1 to 2% by weight, relative to the total weight of the composition.
     
    6. The composition according to any one of Claims 1 to 5, wherein the amount of the (d) water in the composition is from 50 to 95% by weight, preferably from 60 to 90% by weight, and more preferably from 70 to 90% by weight, relative to the total weight of the composition.
     
    7. The composition according to any one of Claims 1 to 6, wherein the viscosity of the composition is 530 mPa·s or more, preferably 550 mPa·s or more, and more preferably 580 mPa·s or more.
     
    8. The composition according to any one of Claims 1 to 7, wherein the composition is in the form of a gel, and preferably a transparent gel.
     
    9. The composition according to any one of Claims 1 to 8, wherein the composition is a cosmetic composition, preferably a cosmetic composition for a keratin substance, and more preferably a skin cosmetic composition.
     
    10. A cosmetic process for a keratin substance such as skin, comprising the step of:
    applying onto the keratin substance the composition according to any one of Claims 1 to 9.
     


    Ansprüche

    1. Zusammensetzung, umfassend:

    (a) mindestens einen assoziativen Verdicker;

    (b) mindestens ein Alkylenoxidderivat, das durch die folgende chemische Formel (II) repräsentiert wird:

            Gly-{O(PO)s(EO)t-(BO)uH}3     (II)

    worin

    Gly einen durch Entfernen von Hydroxylgruppen von dem Glycerin erhaltenen Rest bezeichnet;

    PO eine Oxypropylengruppe bezeichnet;

    EO eine Oxyethylengruppe bezeichnet;

    s und t jeweils die durchschnittlichen Zugabe-Molzahlen von PO und EO bezeichnen und einen Wert im Bereich von 1 bis 50 haben;

    das Gewichtsverhältnis von PO zu EO (PO/EO) im Bereich von 1/5 bis 5/1 liegt;

    BO eine Oxyalkylengruppe mit 4 Kohlenstoffatomen bezeichnet; und

    u die durchschnittliche Zugabe-Molzahl von BO bezeichnet und im Bereich von 0,5 bis 5 liegt;

    (c) mindestens ein nichtionisches Tensid mit einem HLB-Wert von 13,0 oder weniger; und

    (d) Wasser,

    wobei es sich bei dem (a) assoziativen Verdicker um ein nichtionisches assoziatives Polyurethan/Polyether handelt, das/der sowohl mindestens einen hydrophilen Teil als auch mindestens einen hydrophoben Teil besitzt, und das (c) nichtionische Tensid mit einem HLB-Wert von 13,0 oder weniger aus oxyethylenierten (1-40 EO) und polyoxypropylenierten (5-30 PO) Alkyl-(C16-C30)-Ethern und vorzugsweise aus polyoxyethylenierten (15-40 EO) und polyoxypropylenierten (5-30 PO) Alkyl-(C16-C24)-Ethern ausgewählt ist.
     
    2. Zusammensetzung nach Anspruch 1, wobei der (a) assoziative Verdicker aus Polyurethan/Polyethern ausgewählt ist, die in ihrer Kette mindestens einen polyoxyethylenierten hydrophilen Block und mindestens einen der hydrophoben Blöcke umfassen, die mindestens eine Sequenz enthalten, die aus aliphatischen Sequenzen, cycloaliphatischen Sequenzen und aromatischen Sequenzen ausgewählt ist, vorzugsweise Polyurethan/Polyether mit mindestens zwei kohlenwasserstoffbasierten lipophilen Ketten mit 8 bis 30 Kohlenstoffatomen, getrennt durch einen hydrophilen Block, und wobei die kohlenwasserstoffbasierten Ketten aus Seitenketten und Ketten am Ende des hydrophilen Blocks ausgewählt sind, und mehr bevorzugt Steareth-100/PEG-136/HDI-Copolymer, PEG-240/HDI-Copolymer, Bis-decyltetradeceth-20-Ether und Mischungen davon.
     
    3. Zusammensetzung nach Anspruch 1 oder 2, wobei die Menge des (a) assoziativen Verdickers in der Zusammensetzung von 0,01 bis 10 Gew.-%, vorzugweise von 0,1 bis 5 Gew.-% und mehr bevorzugt von 0,3 bis 1 Gew.-% beträgt, bezogen auf das Gesamtgewicht der Zusammensetzung.
     
    4. Zusammensetzung nach einem der Ansprüche 1 bis 3, wobei die Menge des (b) Alkylenoxidderivats in der Zusammensetzung von 0,01 bis 10 Gew.-%, vorzugsweise von 0,1 bis 5 Gew.-% und mehr bevorzugt von 0,5 bis 2 Gew.-% beträgt, bezogen auf das Gesamtgewicht der Zusammensetzung.
     
    5. Zusammensetzung nach einem der Ansprüche 1 bis 4, wobei die Menge des (c) nichtionischen Tensids mit einem HLB-Wert von 13,0 oder weniger in der Zusammensetzung von 0,01 bis 10 Gew.-%, vorzugsweise von 0,05 bis 5 Gew.-% und mehr bevorzugt von 0,1 bis 2 Gew.-% beträgt, bezogen auf das Gesamtgewicht der Zusammensetzung.
     
    6. Zusammensetzung nach einem der Ansprüche 1 bis 5, wobei die Menge des (d) Wassers in der Zusammensetzung von 50 bis 95 Gew.-%, vorzugsweise von 60 bis 90 Gew.-% und mehr bevorzugt von 70 bis 90 Gew.-% beträgt, bezogen auf das Gesamtgewicht der Zusammensetzung.
     
    7. Zusammensetzung nach einem der Ansprüche 1 bis 6, wobei die Viskosität der Zusammensetzung 530 mPa·s oder mehr, vorzugsweise 550 mPa·s oder mehr und mehr bevorzugt 580 mPa·s oder mehr beträgt.
     
    8. Zusammensetzung nach einem der Ansprüche 1 bis 7, wobei die Zusammensetzung in Form eines Gels und vorzugsweise in Form eines transparenten Gels vorliegt.
     
    9. Zusammensetzung nach einem der Ansprüche 1 bis 8, wobei die Zusammensetzung eine kosmetische Zusammensetzung ist, vorzugsweise eine kosmetische Zusammensetzung für eine Keratinsubstanz, und mehr bevorzugt eine kosmetische Zusammensetzung für die Haut.
     
    10. Kosmetisches Verfahren für eine Keratinsubstanz wie zum Beispiel Haut, mit dem folgenden Schritt:
    Auftragen der Zusammensetzung nach einem der Ansprüche 1 bis 9 auf die Keratinsubstanz.
     


    Revendications

    1. Composition, comprenant

    (a) au moins un épaississant associatif ;

    (b) au moins un dérivé d'oxydes d'alkylène représenté par la formule chimique (II) suivante :

            Gly-{O(PO)s(EO)t-(BO)uH}3     (II)

    dans laquelle

    GLY représente un résidu obtenu par élimination de groupes hydroxy du glycérol ;

    PO représente un groupe oxypropylène ;

    EO représente un groupe oxyéthylène ;

    s et t représentent les nombres moyens de moles d'addition de PO et EO, respectivement, et ont une valeur se situant dans la plage de 1 à 50 ;

    le rapport pondéral de PO à EO (PO/EO) se situe dans la plage de 1/5 à 5/1 ; BO représente un groupe oxyalkylène ayant 4 atomes de carbone ; et

    u représente le nombre moyen de moles d'addition de BO, et se situe dans la plage de 0,5 à 5 ;

    (c) au moins un tensioactif non ionique ayant une valeur HLB de 13,0 ou moins ; et

    (d) de l'eau,

    dans laquelle l'épaississant associatif (a) est un polyuréthane/polyéther associatif non ionique qui comporte à la fois au moins un fragment hydrophile et au moins un fragment hydrophobe, et le tensioactif anionique (c) ayant une valeur HLB de 13,0 ou moins est choisi parmi les éthers d'alkyle en C16-C30 oxyéthylénés (1-40 EO) et polyoxypropylénés (5-30 PO) et de préférence les éthers d'alkyle en C16-C24 oxyéthylénés (15-40 EO) et polyoxypropylénés (5-30 PO).
     
    2. Composition selon la revendication 1, dans laquelle l'épaississant associatif (a) est choisi parmi des polyuréthane/polyéthers comprenant dans leur chaîne au moins un bloc hydrophile polyéthoxylé et au moins l'un de blocs hydrophobes contenant au moins une séquence choisie parmi des séquences aliphatiques, des séquences cycloaliphatiques, et des séquences aromatiques, de préférence des polyuréthane/polyéthers comprenant au moins deux chaînes lipophiles à base d'hydrocarbures ayant de 8 à 30 atomes de carbone, séparées par un bloc hydrophile, et dans laquelle les chaînes à base d'hydrocarbures sont choisies parmi des chaînes pendantes et des chaînes à l'extrémité du bloc hydrophile, et de façon plus particulièrement préférée le Steareth-100/PEG-136/HDI Copolymer, le PEG-240/HDI Copolymer Bis-decyltetradeceth-20 ether, et des mélanges de ceux-ci.
     
    3. Composition selon la revendication 1 ou 2, dans laquelle la quantité de l'épaississant associatif (a) dans la composition vaut de 0,01 à 10 % en poids, de préférence de 0,1 à 5 % en poids, et de façon plus particulièrement préférée de 0,3 à 1 % en poids, par rapport au poids total de la composition.
     
    4. Composition selon l'une quelconque des revendications 1 à 3, dans laquelle la quantité du dérivé d'oxydes d'alkylène (b) dans la composition vaut de 0,01 à 10 % en poids, de préférence de 0,1 à 5 % en poids, et de façon plus particulièrement préférée de 0,5 à 2 % en poids, par rapport au poids total de la composition.
     
    5. Composition selon l'une quelconque des revendications 1 à 4, dans laquelle la quantité du tensioactif anionique (c) ayant une valeur HLB de 13,0 ou moins dans la composition vaut de 0,01 à 10 % en poids, de préférence de 0,05 à 5 % en poids, et de façon plus particulièrement préférée de 0,1 à 2 % en poids, par rapport au poids total de la composition.
     
    6. Composition selon l'une quelconque des revendications 1 à 5, dans laquelle la quantité de l'eau (d) dans la composition vaut de 50 à 95 % en poids, de préférence de 60 à 90 % en poids, et de façon plus particulièrement préférée de 70 à 90 % en poids, par rapport au poids total de la composition.
     
    7. Composition selon l'une quelconque des revendications 1 à 6, dans laquelle la viscosité de la composition est de 530 mPa.s ou plus, de préférence de 550 mPa.s ou plus, et de façon plus particulièrement préférée de 580 mPa.s ou plus.
     
    8. Composition selon l'une quelconque des revendications 1 à 7, dans laquelle la composition est sous forme d'un gel, et de préférence d'un gel transparent.
     
    9. Composition selon l'une quelconque des revendications 1 à 8, dans laquelle la composition est une composition cosmétique, de préférence une composition cosmétique pour une substance kératinique, et de façon plus particulièrement préférée une composition cosmétique pour la peau.
     
    10. Procédé cosmétique pour une substance kératinique telle que la peau, comprenant l'étape consistant à :
    appliquer sur la substance kératinique la composition selon l'une quelconque des revendications 1 à 9.
     




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