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Are supermarket own brand cosmetics as good as big name ones?


Does a cosmetic have to have a label to be any good?

Virgin Radio are running a feature at the moment where the presenter has to guess your job from the question you get asked most frequently.  I was mulling over what the most frequent question I get asked as a cosmetic chemist. It occurred to me that years ago I used to get asked a lot if the supermarket own brands were as good as the equivalent big brands.  Nobody has asked me that for a long while but I was asked it a couple of times over the weekend.   Maybe it is the credit crunch?  Or maybe not – you don’t have to take a loan out to buy a bottle of shampoo. Continue reading