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Publication numberUS3839553 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 1, 1974
Filing dateAug 13, 1970
Priority dateAug 13, 1970
Publication numberUS 3839553 A, US 3839553A, US-A-3839553, US3839553 A, US3839553A
InventorsHernandez T, Lorenzo V, Martinez J
Original AssigneeHernandez T, Lorenzo V, Martinez J
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Cosmetic and conditioner for skin and hair
US 3839553 A
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Oct. 1, 1974 MARTINEZ ETAL 3,839,553

.\ COSMETIC AND CONDITIONER FOR SKIN AND HAIR Filed Aug 13; 1970 RooT OF POLYPODIUM PHYLITIDI5.L. 255.00 6M.

LEAVES OF POLYPODIUM Pl-lVLITlDl5-L. {15.00 61M. I METHYL-PARAHYDROXYBENZOATE I500 6 PI20PYL PAIZAHYDRCJXYBENZOATE 5.00 6M.

FORMULA s0I2EIT0L (70% soLUTIoN) .215 I DISTILLED WATER 5.000 2 ALCOIIOL ETHVL ORISOPROPYL) 4.025 Z ESSENCE PORTUGAL 0.050 12,

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wAsI-I ROOTS AND LEAvEs wITI-I WATEIZ THEN 02v THEM WITH SUN HEAT GRIND SEPARATELY 4 Roo'rs AND LEAVES THE LIQUIDS ONCEREUNITED EHOULD BE COMPLETED WITH 0 I 5TILLED WATER (5925 i) ADDING IT WITHOUT STOPPING AeITATINe THE ALCOHOL AT /5 THE ESSENCE THE PREPAIE'ATION 5HOULD 70 BE KEPT IN REPosE. INA cLosED RECIPIENT, I oIz TENDAVS- THEREAFTER I EXTRACT BY DECANTATION J E Z ALL THE CLEAR LIQUID AND 055 M. M R IN THOMAS #EPA/A/VDEZ FIQZ PILTEQIT. TH EN' BOTTLED VALE/WINE ZORE/VZO United States Patent Office 3,839,553 COSMETIC AND CONDITIONER FOR SKIN AND HAIR Jose M. Martinez, 3633 NW. 5th St. 33125; Valentin E. Lorenzo 119 NE. 20th St. 33135; and Tomas Hernandez, 9220 SW. 38th St. 33165, all of Miami,

Filed Aug. 13, 1970, Ser. No. 63,472 Int. Cl. A61k 7/06 US. Cl. 424-74 1 Claim ABSTRACT on THE DISCLOSURE The invention relates to a cosmetic and conditioner for skin and hair, prepared with active principles that are soluble in a mixture of distilled water and 70% sorbitol solution and are obtained from the botanic specie denominated Polypodium Phillitidis L., Polipodiacias family.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION While observing in the Caribbean Islands and Central America, the natives using a concoction for hair washing as a beautifying means and for the prevention of hair falling out, we decided to consult references appearing in a treatise written by Doctors Roig and Mesa, entitled Plantas Medicinales Cubanas, Cuban Medicinal Plants pages 529-530. It led us to make a series of studies to determine the active principles in certain botanic plants, and to find a formula and technique for the evaluation and production of a hair lotion, pleasing in odor, and also usable as a brillantine.

The analysis made of our lotion has uncovered the following ingredients: hormones as 17-ketosteroids 2.40%, hydroxy-hormones 1.10%, biotin 0.47%, pantothenic acid 0.11%. The hydroxy-steroids include testosterone. We have discovered in a botanic specie, active principles, which according to the revised literature, prevent the falling of the hair besides giving to it a delicate luster. In Practical Pharmacy by Remington, second edition translated into Spanish, referring to biotin, states on page 1042 that biotin deficiency produces dermatitis and loss of hair. On page 1052 it suggests the use of pantothenic acid in the mane, due to its effect on white hair and finally on page 1015 it states that the androgen hormones, stimulate hair growth. In addition, the references found in revised literature and copies of invention patents we have seen, that have been concerned with protecting methods, etc. of obtaining hormones from vegetable sources, refer only to what is known as beginning materials to facilitate means to obtain hormones by synthesis performed in laboratories. We have found these hormones produced by the botanic specie itself, namely Polypodium Phyllitidis L., Polipodiacias family, which we extracted with a mixture of distilled water and 70% sorbitol solution by heating to 212 F. useful to produce the cosmetic and conditioner of the instant invention.

Prior methods of preparing concoctions have been known for many years and have been shown in previous revisions of the United States Pharmacopea, they were not recommended for immediate use because the products obtained were poorly presevered. Our method offers the originality of employing a vehicle or as vehicle, a mixture of sorbitol and distilled water with the two preservative agents, methyl para-hydroxybenzoate and propyl parahydroxybenzoate dissolved in the sorbitol before mixing the distilled water therein. This technique avoids the starting of fermentation in the product.

The botanic specie Polypodium Phyllitidis L., exists in Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Jamaica, Bahamas, Florida,

3,839,553 Patented Oct. 1, 1974 and from Mexico to Paraguay. The formula which we employ for the preparation of the lotion is the following:

Root of Polypodium Phyllitidis L. gm. 235.00

Leaves of Polypodium Phyllitidis L. gm 115.00 Methyl para-hydroxybenzoate gm 15.00 Propyl para-hydroxybenzoate gm 5.00 70% sorbitol solution I.... 0.875 Distilled water I 5.600 Alcohol (Ethyl or Isopropyl) l 4.025 Essence Portugal I 0.050

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS The product exemplified by the formula shown at 10 in FIG. 1 provides a product that oils and conditions skin.

As shown in FIG. 2, this formula can be produced by the following process:

1. Wash roots and leaves of the botanic specie with water, to eliminate impurities and dry them by exposure to sun heat. (Step 12) 2. Grind separately roots and leaves. (Step 14) 3. Dissolve in the para-hydroxybenzoates in the sorbitol, heating at 176 F. and while agitating this solution add the distilled water and heat the whole mixture to 212 F. Then add the roots and leaves which appear in the formula, maintaining the temperature at 212 F. for a few minutes after the drug is added. Cover the receiver containing the preparation and let it cool. Then filter it, repeating until the liquid comes out clear. Extract by expression the last portions of liquid remaining in the frame (drug) putting it through the filter also. (Step 16) 4. The liquids once reunited should be completed with 5.925 1. of distilled water, adding it without stopping the agitating of the alcohol and the essence. (Step 18) 5. The preparation should be kept in repose, in a closed receiver ten days. Thereafter extract by decantation all the clear liquid, filter it and bottle. (Step 20) While we have described our invention with particular reference to the drawings, such is not to be considered as limiting its actual scope.

Having thus described this invention, what is asserted as new is:

1. A method for producing a product used as a cosmetic and conditioner for skin and hair comprising the steps of sun of drying water-washed Polypodium Phyllitidis L.

roots and leaves, grinding said roots and leaves, dissolve in approximately 0.875 1. of approximately 70% sorbitol solution approximately 15.00 gm. of methyl para-hydroxybenzoate and approximately 5.00 gm. of propyl para-hydroxybenzoate to provide a first fluid,

heating the first fluid at approximately 176 F.,

adding approximately 5.600 1. of distilled water and while agitating this second fluid heating it to 212 F.,

maintaining the temperature at 212 F. for a few minutes while adding approximately 235.00 gm. of the ground roots and approximately 115.00 gm. of the ground leaves to produce a third fluid,

filtering the third fluid after it is cooled in a covered container,

adding approximately 5.925 1. of distilled water, agitating and adding approximately 4.025 1. of alcohol and approximately 0.050 1. of essence of Portugal to produce a fourth fiuid,

the fourth fluid is held in repose in a closed recipient for approximately ten days, and

extracting by decantation all the clear liquid to provide the product.

References Cited FOREIGN PATENTS 3/1964 Belguim 424195 US. Cl. X.R.

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US4206222 *Aug 8, 1978Jun 3, 1980Societe Civile Particuliere De Brevets SuffrenFern extract, d-lactone
US5547997 *Oct 1, 1991Aug 20, 1996Chemisches Laboratorium Dr. Kurt Richter GmbhPlant-derived cosmetic composition and method of treatment of skin
US8678018 *Jan 28, 2009Mar 25, 2014Don W. BrownMethod of conditioning hair and reconditioning hair color
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Classifications
U.S. Classification424/74, 514/783
International ClassificationA61K8/96, A61Q5/12, A61K8/97, A61Q19/00
Cooperative ClassificationA61Q5/12, A61Q19/00, A61K8/97
European ClassificationA61Q5/12, A61Q19/00, A61K8/97