Following a question that I asked in the Great Southern Land social group, well, I had to dive in and see what would be the difference between the Palmolive shave stick and Mennen shave stick. Both sticks are made in Australia...
First I thought they were the same. The ingredient list is very close.
Palmolive shave stick:
Sodium Palmate, Sodium Palm Kernelate, Potassium Stearate, Stearic Acid, Water, Glycerin, Palm Kernel Acid, Fragrance, Sodium Chloride, Tetrasodium EDTA, Tetrasoduim Etidronate, CI 74260, CI 11680, CI 77266.
Mennen shave stick:
Sodium Palmate, Sodium Palm Kernelate, Potassium Stearate, Stearic Acid, Water, Glycerin, Palm Kernel Acid, Fragrance, Sodium Chloride, Tetrasodium EDTA, Tetrasoduim Etidronate, Pigment Green 7, Pigment Yellow 1, CI 77266.
Price? Both $1.99 AUD
Bar code: 9363 2768 - Both sticks have the same
Palmolive is made for Colgate-Palmolive PTY LTD, 345 George Street, Sydney, 2000 or Colgate-Palmolive LTD, 45 Knights Road, Lower Hutt, NZ.
Mennen address is 345 George Street Sydney, Nevis Street Petone NZ.
Now, from there, you will probably conclude they are the same?
I'm not 100% sure. They do seem to be made for the same office (345 George Street, Sydney) but they don't smell the exact same or are the exact same color.
I will need to try them both to see or feel or smell a difference...
Almost forgot, last piece of info... There's a small product number on both packages...
I am unsure is Mennen shave sticks will be replaced by Palmolive but I surely never saw Palmolive shave stick before... I always saw Mennen... They might be the same in the end but it's a bit strange... If the Palmolive shave stick is the same than the Palmolive shaving cream that we have in Oz, that will be great!