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15 Name-Brand Products You Should Always Buy Instead Of The Knock-Offs

"Fuck those RoseArt crayons." —you guys.

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We asked members of the BuzzFeed Community to tell us what name brand products they prefer over the generic (or knock-off) versions. Here's where their loyalties lie:


3. Tylenol, it just makes you feel like you're getting better, faster.

"I know lots of OTC medicines have the exact same ingredients, whether or not they're Tylenol brand or Walgreens. But I swear the branded crap tastes and works better. I've been brainwashed. Lol." —Emily A., Facebook

Get a box of 24 from Amazon for $8.

4. Band-Aids, they're just a better option for anyone with sensitive skin.,

"I have super sensitive skin, and off-brand Band-Aids cause hives and rashes, which are usually worse than whatever I had the Band-Aid on for. Accept no substitutes." —susiewren

Get a box of 100 from Amazon for $6+ (available in five styles and 16 sizes).

6. Crayola crayons, they actually do their job...unlike other brands. Ahem, RoseArt.

"Off-brand crayons are waxy wastes of time that hardly color." —t49e12a934

Get a box of 152 crayons from Amazon for $12 (available in a two-, three-, four-, or five-pack).


8. Reynolds Wrap, it won't tear and break off in pieces when you fold it.

"Bought the dollar store aluminum foil and it was so thin and brittle it broke off in pieces." —rls3t

Get a 200 square foot roll from Amazon for $8 (available in four styles).

Find some foil-wrapped recipes here!

10. Dawn dish soap, it's potent enough that you only need a little bit to get through your chores.

"You need half a bottle of the knockoff brands to even get through one load of dishes, when just a few drops of Dawn gets the job done. Plus, Dawn saves wildlife." —averyoset02

Get a two-pack for $12 (available in nine other sizes and quantities).


11. Tide detergent, it comes in lovely little pods and works for those who have sensitive skin.

"It's unparalleled! Our family refuses to buy anything else, because every other detergent made me break out with hives." —betherick85

Get a box of 81 pods from Amazon for $20.

12. Tampax or Kotex, for tampons... because everything else just feels like you're getting acid burns.

"TAMPONS. NEVER, EVER BUY GENERIC TAMPONS. It doesn't make a huge difference price-wise, but the Tampax/Kotex packaging and overall quality is so much better." —carolinet4a2f6ed51

"Look, you do not use generic brand tampons. Not unless you want your coochie to feel like it's getting acid burns." —AwkwardDesertFox

Get them from Amazon: box of 50 Tampax Pearl tampons for $9 and box of 50 Kotex Security tampons for $6.

14. Dove soap, it smells fresh and won't cake up on you.

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"Dove soap is just so much better than other soaps like it. The smell is fresh, and beauty hack — it even works great as a shampoo. Other white bar soaps are cakey, flaky, and coat the skin. I know it sounds stuck-up, but I love a good lather — only with Dove soap." —kateflowerhome

Get two-pack from Amazon for $3 (available in 17 sizes and 18 styles).

15. Windex, because other cleaners never quite get the job done.

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"Cleaning products. Generic window cleaner never quite does the job. Windex every time." —Nora Elizabeth Larsen, Facebook

Get a two-pack on Amazon for $12 (available in a three-pack and in 32oz sizes).

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The comments used in this post have been edited for length and clarity.