Personal care compositions containing a water-disintegratable polymeric foam

  • US 20030180242A1
  • Filed: 11/01/2001
  • Published: 09/25/2003
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/01/2001
  • Status: Abandoned Application
First Claim
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1. Personal care compositions for topical application to the hair or skin, said compositions comprising a solid polymeric foam, said polymeric foam comprising:

  • (A) a solid polymer structurant having a viscosity of less than about 15 cP in accordance with a Cold Water Insolubility Test and a viscosity of greater than about 10 cP in accordance with a Hot Water Solubility Test; and

    (B) an active ingredient comprising a surfactant in a weight ratio of the surfactant to the solid polymer structurant of from about 1;

    1.6 to about 10;

    1;

    wherein the solid polymeric foam water disintegrates in water in accordance with a Substrate Disintegration Test such that no individual foam pieces remain after disintegration that have a topographical area of more than about 10% of the topographical area of the solid polymeric foam prior to application with water.

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