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  • Beauty Devices Come of Age

    Beauty Devices Come of Age

    Harvey M. Fishman, Consultant || October 2, 2014
    Most of my columns are devoted to formulations, but with device sales growing into a billion-dollar category, it’s time to consider products such as toothbrushes and hairdryers. First, the simpler mechanism: the toothbrush. People have been cle…

  • Fine Fragrance as High Art

    Fine Fragrance as High Art

    Harvey M. Fishman, Consultant || February 12, 2013
    The Museum of Arts and Design in New York City is currently presenting “The Art of Scent 1889-2012.” The exhibit opened in November and closes later this month. Fragrance can be a dramatic thing.…

  • 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…

  • Water, Water Everywhere...

    Water, Water Everywhere...

    Harvey Fishman, Consultant || June 29, 2012
    Rising temperatures are melting the polar ice caps and releasing water into the oceans. A long time ago, I was testing the chemical knowledge of a former girlfriend by asking if she knew what H2O stood for. “Water,&rd…

  • Staff

    Staff

    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
    Edit me static content > columnists  …

  • Take a Closer Look At Cellulose Thickeners

    Take a Closer Look At Cellulose Thickeners

    Harvey Fishman, Consultant || January 10, 2012
    Some of the most useful thickeners for aqueous systems are cellulose derivatives. They also furnish other qualities. In the construction industry, they control the water binding ability of cement, gypsum and fillers. They perform the same function…

  • 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…