Garnier Fructis Color Shield Shampoo and Biolage Color Last Shampoo...

The ingredients listing for these two shampoos are almost Exactly the same.... so... my question  is, are there different grades of the ingredients? More concentrated levels of one ingredient in one product vs another?? Why are the formulas so similar? I know they are both owned by L'Oreal, but could there actually be a difference between the two?



Biolage Color Last Shampoo

Water , Sodium Laureth Sulfate , Coco-Betaine , Sodium Chloride , Glycol Distearate , Dimethicone , Fragrance , Sodium Benzoate , Hexylene Glycol , Cocamide MIPA , Salicylic Acid , Carbomer , Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride , Limonene , Hexyl Cinnamal , Coumarin , Linalool , Butylphenyl Methylpropional , Benzyl Alcohol , Benzophenone-4 , Hydroxycitronellal , Amyl Cinnamal , Methyl Cocoate , Orchis Mascula Extract , Sodium Hydroxide , Citric Acid

Garnier Fructis Color Shield Shampoo

Aqua/Water/Eau, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Coco-Betaine, Sodium Chloride, Glycol Distearate, Dimethicone, Parfum/Fragrance, Sodium Benzoate, Hexylene Glycol, Cocamide Mipa, Pyrus Malus Extract/Apple Fruit Extract, Salicylic Acid, Carbomer, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Linalool, Niacinamide, Pyridoxine HCl, Benzophenone-4, Citric Acid, Hexyl Cinnamal, Benzyl Alcohol, Saccharum Officinarum Extract / Sugar Cane Extract / Extrait De Canne A Sucre, Benzyl Salicylate, Citronellol, Camellia Oleifera Seed Oil, Vitis Vinifera Seed Oil/Grape Seed Oil, Amyl Cinnamal, Euterpe Oleracea Fruit Extract, Methyl Cocoate, Sodium Cocoate, Sodium Hydroxide, Citrus Medica Limonum Peel Extract/Lemon Peel Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, CI 17200 / Red 33


  • Welcome to the wonderful world of hair care marketing! Based on reviewing these ingredient lists I don't see any functional difference between these two products. The extracts, fragrance and color are different but that's about it. It's very common for companies to leverage formula bases across multiple brands so this isn't all that surprising to me. 

    By the way, kudos to you for taking such a careful look at the ingredient lists! You must be a smart shopper!
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