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  • A Natural Mixer from Lipoid

    Harvey M. Fishman, Consultant || February 6, 2015
    The ability to create stable emulsions is a cornerstone of a cosmetic chemist’s training. There are plenty of emulsifiers to choose from on the market, and one of the more interesting ones is Lipoid Kosmetik’s Herbamilk. The Newark, NJ…

  • 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…

  • Innovations Fill the Aisle At NYSCC Suppliers’ Day

    Harvey M. Fishman, Consultant || June 6, 2013
    Once again, the annual Suppliers’ Day, sponsored by the New York Chapter of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists, featured a range of novel products from the leading suppliers to the industry. The exhibition hall featured hundreds of booths and att…

  • 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…

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    March 12, 2012
    .staffInfo {width:550px;float:left;} @media screen and (max-width: 600px){ .staffInfo {float:none;} } .staffPhoto {width:120px;float:left; padding-top:5px; padding-bottom:5px;}   HAPPI Staff President, Rodman J.…

  • Columnists

    January 25, 2012
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  • 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…

  • Collagen in Cosmetics

    Harvey M. Fishman, Consultant || August 3, 2009
    Collagen is the main fibrous protein of connective tissue in animals and is the most abundant protein in mammals, accounting for 25-35% of total body protein content. Collagen accounts for 1-2% of muscle tissue and 6% of strong tendinous muscles. Col…