Patent Number: 8,815,814

Title: Cosmetic composition containing oligopeptides

Abstract: The invention is directed to the cosmetic use of tetrapeptides according to formula (I) R.sub.1-Val-Leu-Leu-Lys-R.sub.2 (I) wherein R.sub.1 is linked to the NH2-terminal group of the peptide and is chosen from the group consisting of --H, a linear saturated or unsaturated or branched saturated or unsaturated acyl group having 1 to 24 carbon atoms, which may be functionalized by a --OH, --SH, --COOH or --CONH.sub.2 group wherein R.sub.2 is the terminal carboxylic group of the peptide either as --COOR.sub.3 or --CO--NH.sub.2, and wherein R.sub.3 is chosen from the group consisting of --H, a linear saturated or unsaturated or branched saturated or unsaturated alkyl group having 1 to 24 carbon atoms, which may be functionalized by a --OH, --SH, --COOH or --CONH.sub.2 group. The invention is also directed to the respective tetrapeptides and cosmetic compositions containing these.

Inventors: Bardey; Vincent (Nancy, FR), Moussou; Philippe (Tomblaine, FR), Jeanmaire; Christine (Nancy, FR), Danoux; Louis (Saulxures les Nancy, FR)

Assignee: Cognis IP Management GmbH

International Classification: A61K 38/07 (20060101); A61Q 19/00 (20060101); A61Q 19/02 (20060101); A61Q 19/08 (20060101); C07K 5/10 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/26/12018