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Claims for Patent: 4,105,783

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Claims for Patent: 4,105,783

Title: Therapeutic treatment of dry skin
Abstract:Preventive as well as therapeutic treatment to alleviate the symptoms of disorders characterized by cracking, flaking or scaling of the skin consisting of the topical application of a lotion, cream or ointment containing one or more of the .alpha.- or .beta.-hydroxy acids or .alpha.-keto acids and esters thereof, their amides and their ammonium salts is disclosed. The compounds include free acid, amide and/or ammonium salt forms of citric acid, glycolic acid, glucoronic acid, galacturonic acid, glucuronolactone, gluconolactone, .alpha.-hydroxybutyric acid, .alpha.-hydroxyisobutyric acid, lactic acid, malic acid, mandelic acid, mucic acid, pyruvic acid, methyl pyruvate, ethyl pyruvate, .beta.-phenyllactic acid, .beta.-phenylpyruvic acid, saccharic acid, tartaric acid, tartronic acid, and .beta.-hydroxybutyric acid. The therapeutic composition may include one or more of the compounds present in the total amount of from one to twenty percent. Topical application to affected areas has been found to achieve amelioration of the dry skin.
Inventor(s): Yu; Ruey J. (Philadelphia, PA), Van Scott; Eugene J. (Rydal, PA)
Assignee:
Application Number:05/720,835
Patent Claims: 1. A non-irritating method for alleviating the symptoms of dry skin in humans comprising: topically applying to involved areas of the body an effective amount of a composition comprising: a therapeutically effective amount of a product prepared by reacting, in aqueous or alcoholic aqueous solution at least one member selected from the group consisting of citric acid, glycolic acid, glucuronic acid, galacturonic acid, glucuronolactone, gluconolactone, .alpha.-hydroxybutyric acid, .alpha.-hydroxyisobutyric acid, lactic acid, malic acid, mandelic acid, mucic acid, pyruvic acid, methyl pyruvate, ethyl pyruvate, .beta.-phenyllactic acid, .beta.-phenylpyruvic acid, saccharic acid, tartaric acid, tartronic acid, and .beta.-hydroxybutyric acid and a base selected from the group consisting of ammonium hydroxide, an organic primary, secondary, or tertiary alkylamine, alkanolamine, diamine, dialkylamine, dialkanolamine, alkylalkanolamine, trialkylamine, trialkanol amine, dialkyl alkanol amine, or alkyl dialkanolamine wherein the alkyl or alkanol substituent has from 1 to 8 carbon atoms in a pharmaceutically acceptable vehicle.

2. The method of claim 1 wherein the reaction product is present in a concentration of from 1 up to about 20 percent by volume of the total composition.

3. The method of claim 1 wherein the reaction product is present in a concentration of from 2 up to about 10 percent by volume of the total composition.

4. The method of claim 1 wherein the reaction product comprises a reaction product of a member selected from the group consisting of citric acid, glycolic acid, glucuronic acid, galacturonic acid, glucuronolactone, gluconolactone, .alpha.-hydroxybutyric acid, .alpha.-hydroxyisobutyric acid, lactic acid, malic acid, mandelic acid, mucic acid, pyruvic acid, methyl pyruvate, ethyl pyruvate, .beta.-phenyllactic acid, .beta.-phenylpyruvic acid, saccharic acid, tartaric acid, tartronic acid, and .beta.-hydroxybutyric acid and a member selected from the group consisting of ammonium hydroxide, methylamine, ethylamine, monoethanolamine, monoisopropanolamine, ethylenediamine, 1,2-diaminopropane, dimethylamine, diethylamine, diethanolamine, diisopropanolamine, N-methylethanolamine, N-ethylethanolamine, triethylamine, triethanolamine, N-methyldiethanolamine, and triisopropylamine.

5. The method of claim 1 wherein the vehicle is at least one member selected from the group consisting of water, ethanol, and propylene glycol present therein in a concentration of up to 99, 70, and 30 percent, respectively.

6. The method of claim 1 wherein the pH thereof is from 3.5 to about 7.5.

7. The non-irritating method of claim 1 wherein said composition comprises a reaction product of from about 5 to about 7 parts glycolic acid, and about 3 to about 5 parts ethanolamine in about 10 parts water per 100 parts of said vehicle.

8. The non-irritating method of claim 1 wherein said composition comprises a reaction product of about 5 parts lactic acid and about 4 to about 5 parts triethanolamine in about 10 parts water per 100 parts of said vehicle.

9. The non-irritating method of claim 1 wherein said composition comprises: a reaction product of about 5 parts glycolic acid and 3 parts ethanolamine in a vehicle of mineral oil, cottonseed oil, isopropyl palmitate, water, and a surfactant present in a ratio of 15:15:5:60:5 per 100 parts of said vehicle.

10. The non-irritating method of claim 1 wherein said composition comprises: a reaction product of about 5 parts lactic acid and 5 parts triethanolamine in 10 parts water in a vehicle of mineral oil, cottonseed oil, water, and a surfactant present in a ratio of 30:15:50:5 per 100 parts of said vehicle.

11. The non-irritating method of claim 1 wherein said composition comprises: a reaction product of 10 parts glycolic acid and 7 parts ethanolamine in 20 parts cetyl alcohol, 5 parts polyoxyethylene (20) sorbitan monooleate, 45 parts water, and 10 parts propylene glycol.

12. The non-irritating method of claim 1 wherein said composition comprises: a reaction product of 5 parts lactic acid and 2 parts ethanolamine in 22 parts cetyl alcohol, 5 parts polyoxyethylene (20) sorbitan monooleate, 55 parts water, and 10 parts propylene glycol.

13. The non-irritating method of claim 1 wherein said composition comprises: a reaction product of 2 parts citric acid, 2 parts lactic acid, 2 parts glycolic acid and 3 parts ethanolamine in 15 parts cetyl alcohol, 5 parts stearyl alcohol, 5 parts polyoxyethylene (20) sorbitan monooleate, 60 parts water, and 5 parts propylene glycol.

14. The non-irritating method of claim 1 wherein said composition comprises: a reaction product of 7 parts glycolic acid and 5 parts ethanolamine in 10 parts water in a vehicle of petrolatum, mineral oil, spermaceti, water, and a surfactant present in a ratio of 10:10:6:68:6 parts per 100 parts of said vehicle.

15. The non-irritating method of claim 1 wherein said composition comprises: a reaction product of 5 parts lactic acid and 4 parts triethanolamine in 10 parts water in a vehicle of petrolatum, mineral oil, isopropyl myristate, spermaceti, water, and a surfactant present in a ratio of 10:10:10:6:58:6 parts per 100 parts of said vehicle.
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