Difference between L’Oreal and Olay
L'Oreal and Olay are two of the most noteworthy names in the cosmetics and skin care industries, and their products have graced fashion magazines as well as bedside bureaus all over the world across many generations. A comparison between the two product lines seems only fitting, and here we present one!
L'Oréal is a brand of products marketed by the largest cosmetics and beauty company in the world. Among the many products in the L'Oreal line are hair coloring, skin care, sun protection, make-up, fragrances and hair care products. L'Oréal is also quite active in the fields of dermatology and pharmaceuticals, and the company is in fact the biggest nanotechnology patent-holder in the U.S.
Olay is a Procter & Gamble-owned line of skin care products that was previously known as Oil of Olay in North America and South Africa, and Oil of Ulay in the U.K..
L'Oréal actually started out with a line of hair-coloring products, although other cleansing and beauty products were soon in the making. At present, the company has over 500 sub-brands and thousands of different products all dealing with various aspects of the beauty industry. Its product line is made up of hair coloring and hair styling products, body and skin care products, skin cleansers, makeup and perfumes. L'Oreal products are available everywhere from salons to perfumeries, and even supermarkets, shopping malls, pharmacies and by direct mail.
Olay for its part has a number of products that mostly have to do with maintaining the youthful appearance of skin. Among its more famous product lines are Olay Professional, which is intended to fight the signs of aging; Regenerist, which combats the effects of aging via cell regeneration; Definity, which employs skin tone correction, Total Effects, which is also an anti-aging product; Facial Cleansing, which cleans skin pores; Olay Body Lotion, and Olay Body Cleansing.
Among the brands under the L'Oreal umbrella are:
- L'Oréal Paris
- Maybelline New York
- CCB Paris
- L'Oréal Professionnel
- Shu Uemura Art of Hair
- Helena Rubinstein
- Shu Uemura
- Giorgio Armani
- Ralph Lauren
- Viktor & Rolf
- YSL Beauté
Olay for its part has a number of products in the “boutique” category, among them the aforementioned Total Effects, Professional, and Regenerist, as well as Complete, Quench, White Radiance, and Olay Vitamins.
Similarities and Differences
- A brand of products marketed by the largest cosmetics and beauty company in the world
- Hair coloring, skin care, sun protection, make-up, fragrances and hair care products
- Products are available in salons, perfumeries, supermarkets, shopping malls, pharmacies and by direct mail
- A Procter & Gamble-owned line of skin care products
- Among its more famous product lines are Olay Professional, Regenerist, Definity, Total Effects, and Facial Cleansing