Skin Care


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    Under Pressure

    If you’re reading this from your desktop or smartphone or other mobile device, consider yourself warned! Digital dependency, a hallmark of the Modern Age, is aging us, according to Dr. Howard Murad MD, a featured speaker at Happi’s Anti-A…
    Tom Branna, Editorial Director 05.31.18

  • Color Cosmetics | Hair Care | Skin Care

    Overoptimism Greets 2018

    Twelve months since my last prognostication (and yep, I was wrong again) and the global economy is still humming along. Back then, I wondered how long the already-long-in-the-tooth recovery could continue—turns out, a year and counting. Now, a…
    Tom Branna, Editorial Director 01.04.18

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    Business Trumps the US President

    In a resounding “NO” to US President Donald J. Trump’s decision to withdraw the country from the Paris Agreement on climate change, business and industries across the US have pledged that they will continue to work toward reducing c…
    Tom Branna, Editorial Director 07.03.17

  • Skin Care

    Skin Care Is Going Hollywood

    The news report was startling; and no, not the coverage of United Flight 3411—after flying out of Newark for more than 25 years nothing the airlines do surprises me anymore. No, I’m referring to a study published last month that foun…
    Tom Branna, Editorial Director 05.01.17

  • Air Care/Environmental Fragrance | Color Cosmetics | Laundry Care | Personal Cleansers | Skin Care
    A Big Stink Over Laundry Habits

    A Big Stink Over Laundry Habits

    Call me Mr. Clean Jeans. Nearly a year ago, I took exception to Levi CEO Chip Bergh’s recommendation that consumers stop washing their jeans in an effort to save water and ultimately, the environment. The Chipper even had the nerve to blame fol…
    Tom Branna, Editorial Director 01.06.17

  • Packaging | Skin Care

    All Eyes on China

    The Chinese economy may not be posting double-digit gains as it has in recent years, but that’s not keeping companies throughout the world from investing in this dynamic market. Estée Lauder for example, is rolling out Osiao (pronounced…

  • Skin Care

    Anti-Aging Answers

    You asked for it and Happi’s got it. When we held an anti-aging breakfast seminar a while back, attendees told us they wanted more of these kinds of events. We listened, and I’m proud to announce that Happi’s Anti-Aging Conference &…
    Tom Branna, Editorial Director 04.30.12

  • Color Cosmetics | Hair Care | Household Cleaning | Laundry Care | Personal Cleansers | Skin Care | Sun Care

    Golden Tickets And Pink Slips

    The email subject line read, “Exclusive Invitation.” But after 23 years in this industry, I’ve been to enough “exclusive” events to know that these invites usually mean getting jammed into some cramped New York City loft…
    Tom Branna, VP/Editorial Director 03.02.12

  • OTC/Medicated | Personal Cleansers | Skin Care | Sun Care

    DIY Health & Beauty

    Consumers are putting themselves first these days. They’ve simply had enough of people telling them what to do and making decisions for them, whether it comes to their money and investments or health and beauty needs. In terms of the la…
    Rebecca Wright, Editor 09.15.11

  • Hair Care | Household Cleaning | Skin Care

    Of Buyers Sellers

    The Q4 results are rolling in and it’s mostly good news for suppliers and marketers alike. Suppliers report strong demand for innovative solutions to complex formulation problems in the household and personal care industry, while marketers sa…
    Tom Branna, Editorial Director 02.17.11

  • Color Cosmetics | Hair Care | Skin Care

    Same As It Ever Was

    Every day, my local newspaper—you remember newspapers, don’t you?—publishes a photo from its archives; one of those “a look back” sort ofthings. Recently, there was a 1950s photo taken on Black Friday, the big selling da…
    Tom Branna, Editorial Director 11.23.10

  • Hair Care | Household Cleaning | Skin Care

    Some Winners In a Recession

    Believe it or not, there are some winners when the economy turns south. Some of those winners are store brands. According to the Private Label Manufacturers Association (PLMA), private label products grabbed an even bigger slice of the consumer&rsquo…
    Tom Branna, Editorial Director 10.01.10

  • Color Cosmetics | Fine Fragrance | Skin Care

    Chinas No. 1

    No, no, no. Not in the size of its global economy, nor its personal care and household product sales. Nope, China is now the largest consumer of energy, powering its way ahead of the U.S., according to the Paris-based International Energy Agency. Mor…
    Tom Branna, Editorial Director 08.03.10

  • Skin Care | Sun Care

    Big Little

    Big & Little
    Tom Branna, Editorial Director 07.08.10

  • Skin Care

    Learn & Network at our Seminar on Anti-Aging

    During a conference session on social networking, I realized that with all the talk about Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube and the like, the opportunities to sit down and exchange ideas in a relaxed atmosphere are few and far between these days. For all…
    Tom Branna, Editorial Director 03.30.10

  • OTC/Medicated | Skin Care
    Albert Kligman Bridged the Gap

    Albert Kligman Bridged the Gap

    He will be remembered as the Father of Retin-A and the mischievous genius who gave the world such terms as “cosmeceutical” and “photoaging.” But for me, Albert Kligman will always be remembered for bringing two worlds—…
    Tom Branna, VP/Editorial Director, Happi/Rodman Publishing Corp. 03.09.10

  • Skin Care

    In a Buying Mood Again?

    Much has been written in the past two months or so about the birth of a new kind of consumer, one who realizes the value of things doesn’t really have anything to do with things. People and relationships are what matters. It’s not what k…
    Tom Branna, VP/Editorial Director, Happi/Rodman Publishing 02.04.10

  • Household Cleaning | Skin Care

    Do-It-Yourself or Farm It Out?

    Every time there’s a downturn in the economy, the focus shifts to private label. And with good reason. According to the Private Label Manfacturers Association, sales of store brands in the major U.S. retail channels surged by more than 10% in 2…

  • Air Care/Environmental Fragrance | Color Cosmetics | Hair Care | Household Cleaning | Laundry Care | Skin Care

    Performance Reviews

    Maybe it’s because that long-awaited vacation is only weeks away or maybe it’s because I just like lists that track the best and the brighest. But whatever the reason, I’ve always enjoyed putting togetherThe Top 50, our annual loo…
    Tom Branna, VP/Editorial Director 07.08.09

  • Color Cosmetics | Laundry Care | Skin Care

    A Tale of Two Companies

    With apologies to Charles Dickens, many business leaders consider the current economic conditions to be the worst of times. So how do companies go about surviving, let alone thriving these days? Last month, ironically within the span of only a few…