(19)
(11)EP 3 650 082 A1

(12)EUROPEAN PATENT APPLICATION

(43)Date of publication:
13.05.2020 Bulletin 2020/20

(21)Application number: 18204868.6

(22)Date of filing:  07.11.2018
(51)Int. Cl.: 
A61Q 1/00  (2006.01)
A61K 8/02  (2006.01)
A61K 8/34  (2006.01)
A61K 8/49  (2006.01)
A61K 8/92  (2006.01)
A61Q 19/00  (2006.01)
A61Q 1/14  (2006.01)
A61K 8/35  (2006.01)
A61K 8/81  (2006.01)
(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
Designated Extension States:
BA ME
Designated Validation States:
KH MA MD TN

(71)Applicant: O-pac S.r.l. Società A Socio Unico
23848 Oggiono, Lecco (IT)

(72)Inventors:
  • BARTESAGHI, Antonio
    I-23848 OGGIONO, LECCO (IT)
  • CAVENAGHI, Roberto
    I-23848 OGGIONO, LECCO (IT)

(74)Representative: Croce, Valeria 
Jacobacci & Partners S.p.A. Via Senato, 8
20121 Milano
20121 Milano (IT)

  


(54)DISPERSION INCLUDING GLITTERS FOR THE PREPARATION OF HUMIDIFYING WIPES


(57) The present invention relates to a dispersion comprising glitters, beads or other particulate matter for preparing wet wipes.


Description


[0001] The present invention relates to the field of cosmetics, in particular for preparing the so-called wet wipes.

[0002] It is a highly appreciated consumer good.

[0003] Several types exist on the market, which range from personal hygiene wipes for children, to those for cleaning hands, up to make-up removing wipes or wipes soaked in insect repelling substances.

[0004] The product is available in individual packages or often in packs, from which the wipes may be extracted individually.

[0005] In any case, the production process should always ensure obtaining wipes characterized by a standard quality.

[0006] Use was made to date of processes which were capable of producing wipes having a homogenous aspect and qualities, in some manner excluding certain possible applications.

Summary of the invention



[0007] The authors of the present invention have surprisingly found that a composition for preparing wet wipes comprising a particulate matter may be achieved.

Subject of the invention



[0008] The present invention relates to a composition for preparing wet wipes comprising particulate matter.

[0009] The wet wipes thus obtained are a further subject of the present invention.

Detailed description of the invention



[0010] The percentage compositions in the present description are indicated by weight with respect to the total weight of the composition.

[0011] According to a first object of the invention, a composition for preparing wet wipes is described.

[0012] In a first aspect, the composition is a cosmetic composition, possibly with decorative or make-up function, but it is not excluded for the compositions to be prepared for other applications.

[0013] According to a first aspect, the composition of the invention comprises a moistening agent, a lipophilic solubilizing agent, an emulsifying agent, a preserving agent, a viscosifying and/or stabilizing agent.

[0014] Preferably, the composition further comprises a pH modifying agent.

[0015] As far as the solvent is concerned, this is an aqueous or hydroalcoholic solvent; preferably, the solvent comprises from about 80 to 95%, more preferably about 85%, water and about 10% alcohol (w/w) .

[0016] The alcohol is ethyl alcohol, denatured ethyl alcohol (all types of denaturing allowed), isopropyl alcohol and/or mixtures thereof.

[0017] For the purposes of the present invention, a moistening agent is present in amounts from about 0.1 to 1% (w/w).

[0018] In a preferred aspect, it is methylpropanediol.

[0019] For the purposes of the present invention, a lipophilic solubilizing agent is present in amounts from about 0.1 to 1 (w/w).

[0020] In a preferred aspect, it is PEG-40 hydrogenated castor oil.

[0021] For the purposes of the present invention, an emulsifying agent is present in amounts from about 0.1 to 1 (w/w).

[0022] In a preferred aspect, it is polysorbate 20.

[0023] For the purposes of the present invention, a preserving agent is present in amounts from about 0.2 to 2 (w/w).

[0024] In a preferred aspect, it is phenoxyethanol or ethylhexylglycerin or mixtures thereof.

[0025] For example, each of the phenoxyethanol and ethylhexylglycerin may be present in an amount from about 0.1 to 1% (w/w).

[0026] For the purposes of the present invention, a viscosifying agent is present in amounts from about 0.1 to 1 (w/w).

[0027] In a preferred aspect, it is an acrylate copolymer/palmeth-25 acrylate (CAS 330991-05-4), and in a preferred aspect, Synthalen® W2000 (3V Group).

[0028] More generally, pseudoplastic rheological modifiers may be used for the same purpose.

[0029] The pH modifying agent preferably is a sodium hydroxide solution; for example, a 40% (w/w) soda solution may be used.

[0030] The pH modifying agent is added in sufficient amounts so that the pH of the end composition is from about 7.2 to 7.8; an amount of about ≤0.10 % (w/w) is normally used.

[0031] The composition of the invention may also comprise a fragrance or scent, selected by those skilled in the art according to commercial needs.

[0032] The composition described has a density from about 1.0 to 1.05 for the purposes of the present invention.

[0033] The term "particulate" means a particulate matter of various shape which is insoluble in the composition of the invention.

[0034] In one aspect of the invention, such a particulate has a size from about 0.010 to 5 mm and preferably from about 0.02 to 0.2 mm.

[0035] In particular, the particular size is measured by laser diffraction (as per the supplier specifications), or alternatively, by sieving.

[0036] Preferably, the particulate dispersed in the composition of the invention is pearls, beads, glitter, scrub.

[0037] For the purposes of the present invention, the particulate may be of natural or synthetic origin, possibly biocompatible and/or recyclable.

[0038] In particular, the particulate is a pigment.

[0039] The particulate may be present in an amount up to about 10% (w/w).

[0040] According to one embodiment of the present invention, the pigment comprises calcium aluminum borosilicate, titanium dioxide, silica and titanium oxide.

[0041] In a preferred aspect, a pigment may be used, comprising:
ComponentAmount (w/w)
Calcium aluminum borosilicate 0.1-1
Silica ≤0.10
Titanium dioxide ≤0.10
Titanium dioxide ≤0.10


[0042] In a more preferred aspect of the invention, the composition of the invention comprises:
ComponentConcentration (w/w)
Water 75-100
Ethanol 5-10
Methylpropanediol 0.1-1
PEG-40 hydrogenated castor oil 0.1-1
Polysorbate 20 0.1-1
Phenoxyethanol 0.1-1
Ethylhexylglycerin 0.1-1
Particulate ≤10
Acrylate copolymer/palmeth-25 acrylate 0.1-1
pH modifier ≤0.10


[0043] According to a second object of the invention, a process for preparing the above-mentioned cosmetic composition is described.

[0044] As described above, such a composition is intended to be applied to wet wipes.

[0045] For the purposes of the present invention, the process comprises the steps of:
  1. A) preparing a solvent,
  2. B) preparing a mixture of a moistening agent, a lipophilic solubilizing agent, an emulsifier, a preserving agent and lastly, a particulate matter,
  3. C) adding the mixture of step B) to the solvent of step A),
  4. D) adding a viscosifying agent and a pH modifying agent.


[0046] As described above, in a preferred aspect, the solvent is a hydroalcoholic solvent comprising water:ethanol in a ratio from about 7:1 to 9:1.

[0047] The mixture of step B) comprises the above-indicated components and is prepared by mixing so as to obtain a homogenous suspension.

[0048] In step D), the viscosifying agent and the pH modifying agent are added according as indicated above.

[0049] The present invention also describes a method for preparing wet wipes comprising the composition detailed above.

[0050] In particular, such a method comprises the steps of:
  1. 1) preparing a cosmetic composition according to the invention, and
  2. 2) applying such a composition to a support according to the invention by means of soaking.


[0051] For the purposes of the present invention, the term "support" in step 2 means a fabric or non-woven sheet, made of natural or synthetic material, to which the composition of the present Patent Application is applied.

[0052] According to an aspect of the invention, the support is made of viscose, cotton, polyester, Lyocell®, Bioflush, cellulose, polypropylene, bamboo.

[0053] In particular, the support may be made of a pure material or a more or less varied mixture of various materials.

[0054] The support material is white, but it may possibly be colored.

[0055] In a preferred aspect of the invention, step 2) is performed only on the upper face of the support.

[0056] The support thus soaked with the composition of the invention is then subjected to the steps of cutting and folding.

[0057] Obviously, if the soaking is performed on the individual supports, the next cutting step is not required.

[0058] In an alternative aspect of the invention, the support may first be folded and then subjected to cutting.

[0059] In any case, the step of folding the support is preferably performed in a symmetrical manner so that there are no portions of the upper surface of the support remaining exposed.

[0060] The supports thus obtained may then be conveniently packaged, individually (for example, in disposable packages) or in multiples (for example, in packs).

[0061] In a preferred aspect of the invention, if the supports in the shape of wet wipes are packaged in multiples, the folded supports, possibly overlapping one another, are not interleaved with one another.

[0062] Thereby, the user may advantageously extract the wipe from the container without the particulate being applied to the user's hands.

[0063] The present invention is described in detail below by means of application examples.

Example 1



[0064] A composition according to the present invention comprises:
Component Concentration % (w/w)
Water   85.68
Ethanol   10
Methylpropanediol Dub Diol 1
PEG-40 hydrogenated castor oil Cremophor RH40 0.3
Polysorbate 20 Polysorbate 20 0.3
Fragrance Lindenapple FH10693/4 0.2
Phenoxyethanol Ethylhexylglycerin Euxyl PE 9010 1.0
Calcium aluminum borosilicate, titanium dioxide, silica, titanium oxide Ronastar® Copper Sparks 0.3
Acrylate copolymer/palmeth-25 acrylate Synthalen W2000 1.1
Water, sodium hydroxide Soda 40% 0.120


[0065] The composition has the following features:
AspectSolution with suspended pearl
Color Pearlescent
Smell Characteristic
pH 7.20-7.80
Density 1.0-1.05


[0066] The many advantages provided by the present invention will become apparent to those skilled in the art from the reading of the aforementioned description.

[0067] The fine-tuned composition allows to keep the particulate matter - represented by beads or glitter - distributed in a homogeneous manner on the wet wipe.

[0068] The process for preparing the wipes also allows the particulate matter to be deposited uniformly on the surface thereof.

[0069] In the embodiment in which the wipes are folded in a symmetrical manner, the user is advantageously able to avoid soiling his/her hands with the particulate matter.

[0070] Lastly, the described solution allows the range of cosmetic products which may be offered on the market to be greatly expanded.

[0071] Those skilled in the art may make adaptations, modifications to the elements and can replace them with others which are functionally equivalent in order to meet contingent and specific needs without however departing from the scope of the claims below.


Claims

1. A cosmetic composition to be applied to wet wipes comprising a moistening agent, a lipophilic solubilizing agent, an emulsifying agent, a preserving agent, a viscosifying and/or stabilizing agent, a pH modifying agent and a particulate matter, in a hydroalcoholic solvent.
 
2. A cosmetic composition according to the preceding claim, wherein the particulate matter is a pigment, glitter, beads.
 
3. A cosmetic composition according to claim 1 or 2, wherein said particulate has a size from about 0.01 to 5 mm, and preferably from about 0.02 to 0.2 mm.
 
4. A cosmetic composition according to any one of claims 1 to 3, having a density from about 1.0 to 1.05.
 
5. A cosmetic composition according to any one of the preceding claims, having the following composition:
ComponentConcentration (w/w)
Water 75-100
Ethanol 5-10
Methylpropanediol 0.1-1
PEG-40 hydrogenated castor oil 0.1-1
Polysorbate 20 0.1-1
Phenoxyethanol 0.1-1
Ethylhexylglycerin 0.1-1
Particulate ≤10
Acrylate copolymer/palmeth-25 acrylate 0.1-1
pH modifier ≤0.10

 
6. A cosmetic composition according to any one of the preceding claims, wherein said viscosifying agent is Synthalen W2000.
 
7. A process for preparing a cosmetic composition to be applied to wet wipes according to any one of the preceding claims, comprising the steps of:

A) preparing a hydroalcoholic solvent comprising water and ethanol,

B) preparing a mixture of a moistening agent, a lipophilic solubilizing agent, an emulsifier, a preserving agent and lastly, a particulate matter,

C) adding the mixture of step B) to the hydroalcoholic solvent of step A),

D) adding a viscosifying agent and a pH modifying agent.


 
8. A method for preparing wet wipes comprising the steps of:

a) preparing a cosmetic composition according to any one of the preceding claims 1 to 5,

b) applying such a composition to a support by means of soaking.


 
9. A method according to the preceding claim, wherein step b) is only performed on the upper face of said support.
 
10. A method according to claim 8 or 9, further comprising the step c) of folding such a support.
 
11. A method according to any one of claims 8 to 10, wherein after such a step c), the support material is symmetrically folded so that the soaked upper face is completely folded inwards.
 
12. A method according to any one of claims 8 to 11, wherein the support of step b) is a fabric or a non-woven fabric made of natural and/or synthetic material.
 
13. A material according to the preceding claim, wherein said support is made of viscose, cotton, polyester, Lyocell®, Bioflush, cellulose, polypropylene, bamboo, either intended as a pure material or as a mixture of various materials.