InTruBeauty: Who Owns Your Face?

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Who Owns Your Face?

Jessica posted an awesome blog tonight with the eye primers- I have been in the market for a new eye primer lately, and can't wait to try to the Palladio! I will keep you all posted on what I think.

One thing Jessica and I were discussing the other day is: Who owns the makeup companies? Like...obviously, Clinique is a brand, but who owns them? We decided to do a little research and found out who owns what. It will definitely make me think twice before buying that several of these brands (that are all likely made in the same factory) are available at the drugstore for much less! Some of these product labels I am not familiar with, but if I know where to buy them, I will list that. If I put a * that means I've seen these brands at discount or drugstores such as TJ Max or Walgreens.

ESTEE LAUDER Estee Lauder (department stores)*
M.A.C. (dept stores)
Buble and bumble*
Sean John*
AramisKiton
Michael Kors*
Clinique (department stores)*
La Mer (very high end $$$ dept stores)
Darphin
Tom Ford
Prescriptives (dept stores)
Bobbi Brown (dept stores)
American Beauty
Coach (high end dept stores)
Lab Series Skincare For Men
Donna Karan (dept stores)
Flirt! (sold at Kohl's)
Ojon
Origins
Aveda
Good Skin Labs
Smashbox
Tommy Hilfiger*
Jo Malone
Grassroots Research Labs
Ermenegildo Zegna

ALLIANCE BOOTSBoots (sold at Target)
Botanics
No 7 (Target)
Soltan

COTYCalvin Klein
Davidoff
Jill Sander
Lancaster
Rimmel London*
Also owns lots of brands of perfume including Sarah Jessica Parker, Jennifer Lopez, Kylie Minogue, David and Victoria Beckham, Marc Jacobs and Chloe


JOHNSON AND JOHNSONAmbi skincare
Aveeno*
Clean and Clear*
Johnsons*
Lubriderm*
Neutrogena*
Purpose
Piz Buin
RoC* (this is sold at Walgreens but is a very high end $$ for a drugstore product)
Rogaine*
Shower to shower
Vendome


KAOBan
Bioré*
Curél*
Guhl
Jergens*
John Frieda* (higher end product)

L’OREAL (partly owned by Nestle): Biotherm
Cacharel
Diesel
Garnier*
Giorgio Armani
Helena Rubinstein
Innéov
Kérastase
Kiehl’s (higher end product)
L’Oréal Paris*
L’Oréal Professionnel*
Lancôme (dept stores)
La Roche-Posay
Matrix
Maybelline New York*
Mizani (I believe this is a high end ethnic hair line)
Pureology
Ralph Lauren (dept stores)
Redken (dept stores)
Softsheen-Carson
Shu Uemura (high end skincare/makeup line)
SkinCeuticals
The Body Shop*
Vichy Laboratoires
Victor & Rolf


LVMH (Louis Vuitton)
Acqua di Parma
Benefit (department store)
Dior (high end department store)
Fresh (dept store)
Givenchy (dept store)
Guerlain (dept store)
Kenzo
La Brosse et Dupont
Make up for ever (make up artists high end line)
Perfumes Loewe
Sephora (dept store)

PROCTER AND GAMBLEAussie*
Braun
Clairol*
Covergirl*
Gillette*
Head and Shoulders*
Herbal Essences*
Infusium 23*
Max Factor*
Noxzema*
Olay*
Pantene*
Wella
Ivory Soap*
Natural Instincts*
Nice'n Easy
Secret*
SK-II (expensive organic skincare line)
Vidal Sasoon*
Also owns lots of fragrances including Boss, Hugo and Valentino

REVLONAlmay*
Revlon*
Ultima 2


UNILEVERAxe*
Dove*
Lux*
Ponds*
Sunsilk
Vaseline*


Looking at these lists, I see a few interesting trends...there are some companies that seem to cater mostly to high end products (meaning big $$$), and some that mostly only carry low end products, and then some companies who have a wide range of high and low end products.

These companies carry mostly low end products:Unilever
Revlon
Proctor and Gamble
Kao
Johnson and Johnson
Coty
Alliance Boots


These companies seem to only deal with high end (and price tag) products:
LMVH
Estee Lauder

This company seems to have the widest range of prices for their products:L'oreal

I find it rather interesting that Lancome and L'oreal are both made by the same company, and potentially have many of the same ingredients. That being said, I am going to compare the prices and ingredients on some of their similar products:

L'oreal Voluminous Mascara in Carbon Black...$9


What this product promises: Unique maximizing formula quickly thickens and builds lashes in a single application for a full and dramatic lash look
Patented Volume Maximizing Brush thickens lashes evenly and smoothly, leaving them soft with virtually no flakes, smudges, or clumps Voluminous, formulated with Panthenol and Ceramide-R, protects and conditions lashes leaving them supple and soft to the touch, resisiting clumping and flaking
Suitable for sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers
Fragrance Free

Ingredients:
Isododecane, Water, Paraffin, Cera Alba/Beeswax, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Carnauba/Carnauba Wax, Paraffin, Alcohol Denat., Allyl Stearate/VA Copolymer, VA/Vinyl Butyl Benzoate/Crotonates Copolymer, Propylene Carbonate, Oryza Sativa/Rice Starch, Polyvinyl Laurate, PEG/PPG-17/18 Dimethicone, Synthetic Wax, Dimethicone, Propylparaben, 2-Oleamido-1,3-Octadecanediol, Dimethiconol, Sodium DNA. May Contain: CI 77492, CI 77491/Iron Oxides, CI 77007/Ultramarines, CI 77266/Black 2, Mica, CI 77891/Titanium Dioxide, CI 75470/Carmine, CI 77288/Chromium Oxide Greens, CI 77289/Chromium Hydroxide Green, CI 77510/Ferric Ferrocyanide.

The high end product from L'oreal's sister company that I would compare this to is Lancome's Hypnose Mascara...$25


What this product promises:
Turn up the volume of your lashes 6 times for instant come-hither, hypnotizing eyes. Tiny, barely-there lashes are no match for the patented POWERFULL™ brush that thickens lashes from root to tip with custom volume you can control. And the exclusive, fluid SoftSculpt ™ formula, enriched with Vitamin B5, wraps lashes one luxurious layer at a time without smearing, smudging or clumping.

Ingredients: Aqua/Water/Eau, Paraffin, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Cera Alba/Beeswax/Cire Dabeille, Cera Carnauba/Carnauba Wax/Cire De Carnauba, Acacia Senegal/Acacia Senegal Gum, Cetyl Alcohol, Glycerin, PEG/PPG-17/18 Dimethicone, Steareth-20, Simethicone, Sodium Polymethacrylate, Phenethyl Alcohol, Disodium EDTA, Hydrogenated Jojoba Oil, Hydrogenated Palm Oil, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Panthenol, Polyquaternium-10, Phenoxyethanol . May Contain/Peut Contenir : CI 77266/Black 2, CI 77499/Iron Oxides.

In order to compare these products, I typed in several of the names I didn't recognize from each (let's be honest...the only thing I recognized on each was water!) and tried to find out what was similar. I got down to the last 5 ingredients in each before giving up. But what I discovered, is that most of the ingredients are identical in every way. Scientists like to have several names for 1 single thing. I also noticed, although it took me a while, that many of the Lancome products' ingredients are written in French. All in all, I'd like to say that there is about a 95% similarity, if not 100%. I look forward to doing more reviews like this on more similar products and their ingredients!

Thanks for reading!

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