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1. (WO2017151835) COMPOSITION FOR INHIBITING MOISTURE LOSS FROM SKIN COMPRISING A HUMECTANT AND HONEY

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/151835    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/020312
Publication Date: Sat Sep 09 01:59:59 CEST 2017 International Filing Date: Fri Mar 03 00:59:59 CET 2017
IPC: A61K 8/34
A61Q 19/00
A61K 8/98
Applicants: ACCESS BUSINESS GROUP INTERNATIONAL LLC
Inventors: BRUMBAUGH, Ernest H.
KINDT, Hilary Cadeau
GLYNN, Kelly M.
Title: COMPOSITION FOR INHIBITING MOISTURE LOSS FROM SKIN COMPRISING A HUMECTANT AND HONEY
Abstract:
A method useful for inhibiting moisture loss from skin comprises the step of administering a composition to a subject's skin. The composition comprises a first humectant and a second humectant different from the first humectant. The humectants are useful for increasing moisture content of the subject's skin, specifically the subject's epidermis. The first humectant may comprise a conventional humectant, e.g. glycerol. The second humectant generally comprises certain types of honey. The honey is capable of inhibiting moisture loss from the subject's epidermis and/or moisture loss from the first humectant when the subject is exposed to dry air conditions, e.g. wintertime air having a relative humidity of about 50% or less. Specifically, the second humectant is useful for mitigating adverse effects of the first humectant under certain conditions. Examples of suitable honeys include orange blossom honey, buckwheat (blossom) honey, or a combination thereof.