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  • If it's made in China, I wouldn't.
  • I use many of their brands and have usually been quite satisfied. I often marvel at the prices the name brand manufacturers get away with charging!!
  • I use a lot of their brands and have been very happy. Their brands are often made by a lot of the same companies making the name brands we pay more for. You can compare the ingredients to get a good idea of whether or not you think it will work for you.
  • Years ago, companies were not required to list their ingredients, and so there was always a "secret ingredient" that made one stand out or be overpriced, depending on marketing. Not so now, so ingredients can be copied and sold--like the Equate products. The overpriced stuff is overpriced because of marketing (which creates the illusion that it is superior)
  • actually the truth about cheaper shampoo products is that while they may be very similar, they also contain filler ingredients(plastics) which are bad for your scalp... they clog the follicles. my hairdresser told me this, and then she showed me the buildup by pulling out a strand of my hair... their was this white waxy stuff all around the follicle. i havent used equate since.
  • Generally speaking, they are just a generic equivalent. There are a few things you should keep in mind, though. Ingredients are usually listed in order of most-to-least in terms of how much of it is in the product. However, even if those lists look the same, the actual quantities of them may NOT be the same, and may make one significantly more effective than another, even though the ingredient list is identical. Second, please keep in mind that if any of these are medications for children or elderly people - or anyone who may be more sensitive if a particular medication is dosed less precisely, that many off-brand medications do not have the same standards to which the major brands are held. For example, a Tylenol pill may SAY it has 400mg in it - but it could easily have 401mg and it won't make a big difference. However, if it's a children's Tylenol and it's 20mg, a 1mg difference can be significant. And off-brand medications could have significantly more error in the dosage than on-brand medications can.
  • I use store brands if the ingredients are comparable. I have never had a problem or been able to notice much difference, if any. They are certainly a better value.
  • i work for a company that makes equate products and name brand products.and to answer your question....no this is no difference,the only difference maybe a gram or two of an ingredient but its all the same.
  • Generally I've been happy with the brand. But bear in mind that, like generic drug, often times the patents are not on the active incredients but on the carrier formula-so you can get diffenrent reults from the same formulary. So buy, try and observe the results.
  • I'm picky about shampoos because I have naturally curly hair..but I use the Equate body wash and I love it!
  • I buy Equate all the time. Even the allergy tablets work as well for me as the name brands. Just compare the chemical names of the ingredients. If they are the same as the name brand and in the same proportion,...it is the same. The difference in price is usually because of advertising costs that name brands pay. Also, because the established name makes them think they can add more to the price. And then, there are the stockholders,..who want to see a profit, naturally.
  • I have used quite a few equate products and i'm quite happy with them. Intially i was a bit skeptical about the perfomance of the products and how can they still be so cheap. But its real value for money. Still i like to stick to my fav shampoo brand & the brand of medicines which i have relied all these years. But for Mouthwash, moisturiser and stuff i dont mind buying Equate
  • I am only questioning the fact that I bought a Monostat 7 equivalent from Equate brand and it listed the same ingredience but did not list where it was made, only where it was packaged. I always like to see where a product is made..Any ideas?
  • I just purchased the Equate Hygenic Cleansing Pads because I was taking medication that caused me to have hemorroids. It was so annoying with the itching and swelling and I bought the Equate over the other expensive products. Today is the 2nd day of using it, and the itching and swelling is completely GONE. I am amazed at this product. I was going to write the company to tell them, but found no contact information on the container. I also use Equate shampoo, body wash, conditioner and soaps. I love the products and they are so inexpensive. Well worth it.
  • I always use Equate and have never been disappointed. Especially the medicines which are 50-75% cheaper. I have migraines, and the Equate Migraine works as well as Excederin Equate. Save money and use them!
  • A product that I have a complaint about are the Equate pantiliners. I have talked to several women who have the same complaint, no matter what brand you buy, but quality IS NOT of concern and the items need to be worth the price, even for a FEW cents more. What is being charged now for the item is way out of line since there is no quality and no real protection. Seems a few layers more of the pad would be so easy to do and not cost anything at all. Anyone else have the same problem? The hardest part of getting a solution is finding someone to talk to and getting satisfaction and the production of a better item.
  • Read the label. Most Equate brand products contain the same ingredients as the popular brand. The only difference is the label.
  • I use cheaper products all the time because of what you just said, the same ingredients...It's the brand name you are paying for with the other expensive products...
  • Yes, I always buy Equate or store brand when I can. Not only is it much cheaper then name brand but in most cases is manufactured and is the same product as store brand. For example Equate brand contact lens care products are manufactured by Bausch and Lamb. Doesn’t say so on the package and there’s a definite price difference, but just compare the two. Same packaging, same colors, and wow same 1-800 number! You might even notice that Wal-Mart caries a large selection of Bausch and Lamb products. Think about it. Listerine makes Equate mouthwash; Unisom makes Equate sleeping bills, and so on. If it says, “compared to ingredients in…” then most likely that’s who manufactures it. It’s a way for a company to get in good with Wal-Mart, get their products on the shelves, and make more money. So yes, always buy store brand!
  • I use quite a bit of Equate products. I usually don't care much for what WalMart sells, but the Equate stuff is great - every bit as good as the brand name products! I would buy Equate before brand name even if the price was the same because I've grown to trust it.
  • I use equate for certain things (i.e. toilet paper, vitamins, etc). For most skin care products, I use Dove. They're probably the same though.
  • Yes, I always buy Equate or store brand when I can. Not only is it much cheaper then name brand but in most cases is manufactured and is the same product as store brand. For example Equate brand contact lens care products are manufactured by Bausch and Lamb. Doesn’t say so on the package and there’s a definite price difference, but just compare the two. Same packaging, same colors, and wow same 1-800 number! You might even notice that Wal-Mart caries a large selection of Bausch and Lamb products. Think about it. Listerine makes Equate mouthwash; Unisom makes Equate sleeping bills, and so on. If it says, “compared to ingredients in…” then most likely that’s who manufactures it. It’s a way for a company to get in good with Wal-Mart, get their products on the shelves, and make more money. So yes, always buy store brand!
  • I use quite a few of the Equate products and find them to be adequate. I always try them and have found some to be fine and others I don't care for as well as the name brands. Depending on what the product is sometimes I can save money by using them and on other products it's not worth the savings because they're inferior. I suggest you try them and decide for yourself.
  • i love both equate and great value.. this saves me money for things that are really are important.. .brand names are not in my priorities but living is. +5
  • Only when it's a huge difference, it's supporting negative sources that effects our economy.

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