Save Money on Beauty Products By Buying Generic

September 26, 2013 | By | Comments (3)

beauty-products-purple_300Navigating the beauty aisle at drugstores can be tricky—sometimes stores will put a house-brand product right next to a near-identical brand-name one. The bright side? The copycat pick may be the better choice.

As a general rule, house-brand cosmetics often contain the same ingredients as their more famous twins. Ron Robinson, the founder of, suggests thinking of these products as generic pharmaceuticals—almost exactly the same, except for the price tag. Double check to see that the first few ingredients are the same and in the same order, and you (and your wallet) could be pleasantly surprised.

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  1. Brad E Wakeman

    That goes for every generic brand . . . food, drugs, hygiene, etc. They’re sometimes made in the same place, too.

    September 26, 2013 at 3:15 pm
  2. Aimee

    Walgreens brand facial skin care line is comparable with the more expensive brand which it imitates according to its label. I had a facial a few weeks ago and the tech was praising my great skin!

    September 30, 2013 at 2:49 pm
  3. Ron

    I think this is very sound advice. I normally like to pick up a good Walgreens brand of cosmetic product when I shop.

    November 23, 2013 at 1:04 pm

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