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Elixir Ultime Hair Care

Elixir Ultime Hair Care

Now featuring precious Camellia & Marula Oil
for lustrous shine and alluring fragrance.

Crave Magnificence

A precious alliance of indulgent ingredients take shine to the next level.
Now with precious Camellia Oil, for long lasting shine & instant smoothness as well as
sacred Marula Oil, for a lightweight finish & high anti-oxidant protection.



ELIXIR ULTIME shampoo

Le Bain Shampoo

Shampoo for dull and dry hair.

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ELIXIR ULTIME conditioner

Le Fondant Conditioner

Daily conditioner for dull and dry hair.

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ELIXIR ULTIME mask

Le Masque Hair Mask

Weekly treatment mask for dull and dry hair.

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L’huile Originale Hair Oil

Universal, versatile beautifying oil for all hair types.

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ELIXIR ULTIME L’huile originale oil





ELIXIR ULTIME L’Huile Légère hair oil

L’Huile Légère Bi-Phase Hair Oil Spray

Bodifying spray for fine hair.

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ELIXIR ULTIME ingridients

Precious Ingredients

New benefits of precious Camellia Oil and sacred Marula Oil:

• Longer lasting shine
• Lighter formula for a lightweight finish
• Instant softness & smoothness
• Intense fiber nutrition

Oleo- Complexe benefits:

• Respects hair integrity
• Revives natural strength
• Provides long-last shine
• Delivers smoothness



The Science of Hair Shine

Radiant hair is infinitely desirable, yet it can be so elusive. With Elixir Ultime, the scientists at Kérastase have harnessed the power of shine to infuse every strand with undeniable brilliance. No matter the hair type, learn how you can achieve shiny hair at home with Elixir Ultime hair products that can make a difference in how it looks & feels.



Sometimes it feels like a losing battle trying to achieve and maintain shiny hair. Between heat styling, product residue, environmental factors and other stressors, hair can easily become dull and matte, a frequent disappointment for those who prefer a glossier look.

But there is a science behind shine, and it is a code we’ve managed to crack. Here is some of the knowledge we’ve used to create an iconic product, now empowered to take shine to new levels of intensity.



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Two Types of Shine

Not all shine is created equal. When light hits the hair, it can create two types of reflection—specular and diffuse. Specular reflection is symmetrical, creating a bright, mirror-like shine. Diffuse reflection scatters light, weakening its intensity. How much of each type of reflection you see depends on the condition of the fiber. Rough surfaces produce more diffuse reflection, which is why damaged hair often appears dull.



The Golden Ratio

The ideal conditions for shine yield a high ratio of speculative to diffuse reflection, and Elixir Ultime is designed to encourage that high ratio by smoothing and nourishing the fibers instantly. Speculative Reflection = Overall Shine Diffuse Reflection

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Enemies of Shine

Dirt

Deposited on the hair in the form of dust or product residue, dirt disrupts the hair’s ability to reflect light, causing it to appear dull and matte.

Sebum

Natural oils from the scalp can seep onto the hair when it hasn’t been cleansed, clouding the surface of the fiber and reducing the hair’s capacity for intense shine.



Friends of Shine

Marula Oil

Extracted from seeds inside the hard kernel of fruit from the Marula tree, this precious oil has incredible moisturizing and nourishing properties. It softens and soothes the hair, promoting a high level of light reflection, which appears to the eye as intense shine.

Camellia Oil

Taken directly from the seeds of the Camellia oleifera flower, precious Camellia oil is widely revered for its nourishing qualities. Comprised largely of oleic acid, linoleic acid and vitamin E, its nutrients can smooth and calm any hair type, creating the ideal conditions for high shine





Making Elixir Ultime Fragrances

As an iconic fragrance that has marked many manes for nearly ten years, we explore the unique olfactory structure of the remarkable products of the Elixir Ultime range. Top, heart and base notes work together to perfume hair with the most unique scent.




Kerastase Elixir Ultime Original Hair Oil - The Top

The Top

Violet is the hero here, blended with Freesia for a floral lightness at the top of the fragrance. This is where the scent gets its incredible lift, and a certain softness that balances the anchoring earthiness of the base.





The Heart

Mineral notes come in at the middle level, including Heliotrope and Cedarwood that dance with the Mandarine above, offering an oriental flair that is the perfect expression of brilliant shine through scent.

Kerastase Elixir Ultime Original Hair Oil - The Heart





Kerastase Elixir Ultime Original Hair Oil - The Base

The Base

The selection of the base notes is crucial to creating a fragrance that really lasts. Elixir Ultime’s robust foundation is rooted in the wood of Santal, the creamy richness of Tonka Beans along with a grounding, animalistic musk.





Fragrance Profile: Bain and Masque


The Top - Kerastase Elixir Ultime Original Hair Oil

The Top

Delights abound at the uppermost reaches of the fragrance, where the bright citrus-spice dance of Grapefruit and Ginger mellow into a cloak of crisp Raspberry and Cassis.

The Heart - Kerastase Elixir Ultime Original Hair Oil

The Heart

In its middle, the fragrance presents mysterious Black Violet fused with Saffron Flower Petals. Their composition is lifted by the delicate transparency of Crystal Rose.

The Base - Kerastase Elixir Ultime Original Hair Oil

The Base

The fragrance finds its foundation in wood and leather. Cedar and Cashmere Wood mingle lustily with the classic perfume of Vetiver.





Layering Elixir Ultime Products

Elixir Ultime products are meticulously designed with complementary fragrance profiles that work together to achieve a fully developed scent that stays on the hair for hours on end.

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Kerastase Elixir Ultime Shampoo, Hair Mask & Hair Oil

1. Begin with the Le Bain Shampoo to cleanse the hair of unwanted residue and odors and form a base of grounding freshness.

2. Apply the Le Masque Hair Mask or the Le Fondant Conditioner to penetrate and brighten the fragrance while adding softness and health.

3. Make one of three Elixir Ultime oils your finishing step to add shine and bind the fragrance to the hair.





How To Boost Your Hair Mask’s Nutrition

Your hair mask is already deeply nourishing, but there’s a way to make it even more potent. This miracle mixture takes coarse dull hair to new shiny heights.



Boost Your Hair Mask’s Nutrition

Step 1

Add 2 to 3 pumps of Huile Originale into a a teaspoon-sized amount of Masque Elixir Ultime Hair Mask and mix until you achieve a smooth silky texture.

Boost Your Hair Mask’s Nutrition

Step 2

Take a strand of hair and apply a bit of the mixture applying it to ends and lengths working your way up from the tips.





Boost Your Hair Mask’s Nutrition

Step 3

Then twist the strand into a curl. Let it sit and repeat on the rest of hair. After 5 minutes, rinse out



2 Steps To Make Curls Shine

Shape and define your curls with Elixir Ultime Original Hair Oil so they bounce, capture the light and remain frizz-free.





2 steps to make your curls shine

Step 1

Apply up to 3 pumps of Elixir Ultime Original Hair Oil into hands and rub hands to spread the oil evenly on hands.

2 steps to make your curls shine

Step 2

Take a curl and twist it around your finger to define it and tame frizz zones.



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