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  • Hair Today... Gone Tomorrow?

    Harvey M. Fishman, Consultant || February 7, 2014
    Most men love their hair. The more they have, the better they feel—when it’s on the top of their heads, that is! But body hair? That’s become a completely different, albeit controversial, story in 2014. More men and, of course, wom…

  • Applied Science

    Harvey M. Fishman, Consultant || November 4, 2013
    I thought it would be interesting to do some research to discover when certain cosmetic applicators were first used and, later, improved upon. The first is the lipstick container, but a short discussion of the history of the product is necessary. In…

  • $cent Marketing

    $cent Marketing

    Harvey M. Fishman , Consultant || April 3, 2013
    According to a recent article in Smart Money, “scent marketing is becoming as ubiquitous as Muzak.” The author suggests calling it “Smellzak.”

  • High on Hyaluronic Acid

    Harvey M. Fishman || January 24, 2013
    Hyaluronic acid (HA)—also called hyaluronan or hyaluronate—is an anionic, nonsulfated polymer of disaccharides with a molecular formula of (C14H21NO11)n. The name is derived from hyalos, which is the Greek term for vitreous, and uronic…

  • In a Lather Over Hair Care Formulas

    Harvey M. Fishman, Consultant || January 22, 2013
    The primary purpose of a shampoo is to clean hair. However, a good shampoo should also have the following attributes: Enough viscosity that it does not drip excessively; Good foaming ability–especially on the first lather; Easy rin…

  • More than Marketing? A Look at Ingredients

    Harvey M. Fishman, Consultant || June 16, 2011
    In recent decades, various ingredients from natural sources have been highly promoted in the cosmetic industry for their unique properties.A discussion follows describing some past and present so-called “marketing ingredients.” Roya…