Garnier vs. Pantene

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Difference between Garnier and Pantene

Garnier and Pantene are two of the most recognizable names in the health and personal care industries, and their products have been used by countless people from all over the world. Each of these brands has its own fans of course, which is why a comparison between the two seems quite fitting.

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Garnier is a brand manufactured as the budget line of L'Oréal. Among the products in its line are numerous hair care and skin care products. Just like other brands in the L'Oréal collection, Garnier is sold in many countries all over the world.

Pantene is a line of hair care products under the ownership of Procter & Gamble. Pantene first appeared in Europe in 1947, when it was manufactured by Hoffman-LaRoche. The name actually came from its use of the ingredient panthenol. Pantene was purchased by Procter & Gamble in 1985, and it served as the company’s entry into the "beauty product" market.

Hairsprays Compared

Comparing the two brands’ hairsprays, Garnier and Pantene are clearly at the same level. Garnier's Fructis Style Hairspray leaves hair feeling smooth and still manageable, and not sticky at all as other hairsprays tend to do. In most cases, results held for pretty much most of the day. But while both products deliver similar results, Garnier has the edge in fragrance. It has a light, citrus-y aroma that is never too overpowering.

Pantene is the ideal choice for those with fine or medium hair that requires only a little lift. This product leaves the hair smooth and still very easy to run fingers through. Pantene also keeps the hair shiny, although it doesn't really add as much volume as Garnier does.

Product Branding

Pantene has always used "shine" as the touchstone of their marketing campaign…and shine it does indeed, as the product really does impart a certain glow to the hair. Garnier on the other hand has placed more focus on the hair strength aspect of hair care. Given the ingredients of both products however, it wouldn't be far-fetched to think that such benefits are largely baseless, and it is ultimately the look, feel and smell of the hair that will sway buyer opinion. And in this regard, it would appear that Pantene and Garnier are fairly neck and neck.

Similarities and Differences

Garnier

  • A brand manufactured as the budget line of L'Oréal
  • Numerous hair care and skin care products
  • Sold in many different countries all over the world
  • Has the edge in fragrance

Pantene

  • A line of hair care products under the ownership of Procter & Gamble
  • First appeared in Europe in 1947, when it was manufactured by Hoffman-LaRoche
  • Served as the company’s entry into the "beauty product" market
  • Has always used "shine" as the touchstone of their marketing campaign

Which beauty product do you buy more often?
  • Garnier
  • Pantene
 
 

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