Who Owns Whom

Seven global corporations own almost all the beauty products you see on the market. It’s important to know who owns what because the same patents and formulas are regularly used to produce products for both the high-end and drugstore markets. Meaning some cheaper products are almost identical to their higher priced counterparts, with very little difference on the ingredients list.

If you have felt a little snobbish towards certain drugstore companies (I know I have), you might discover that the company you turn your nose up at actually owns your favourite high-end brands..! I've discovered there is a reason behind why I seemingly love anything Vichy, La Roche-Posay, Shu Uemura, and Yves Saint Laurent produce - they're all owned by L'Oreal, a company I had previously ignored.

Learning who owns your favourite brands can also throw into question any moral or ethical reasons why you may or may not wish to support a particular brand and the company that owns it.

Untangling what companies own which brands can be incredibly difficult, which makes this list far from complete.
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