Some products are instant hits. Others are timeless classics. Kérastase Elixir Ultime is both. The gorgeous glass bottle, the intoxicating fragrance, and yes, the special blend of precious, shine-inducing oils made a serious splash when the luxurious serum was released ten years ago. It remains a sought-after favorite of hairdressers and clients all over the world. Here are the top ten reasons to love Elixir Ultime...
1. It’s overflowing with precious plant oils.
Camellia oil takes center stage in the rare Elixir Ultime blend, with sacred marula and argan oils in supporting roles. They all work together to nourish the hair, keeping it soft, supple and yes, as shiny as glass.
2. Hairdressers love it.
An absolute favorite among Kérastase hairdressers, Elixir Ultime is a smoothing blow dry serum, dry shine finish and mask booster. It has so many uses and gives clients the halo of radiance they crave when they step out of the salon.
3. It gets top ratings.
It’s hard to argue with thousands of 5-star reviews. Consistently top-rated all over the Internet, Elixir Ultime is a truly beloved hair treat. Everyone has their own experience with its glimmering super powers.
4. It’s great for all hair types.
It is a myth that hair oil is only good for certain types of hair. Elixir Ultime is formulated for total versatility, so all hair types can enjoy its strengthening, softening, shine-inducing properties. It’s just a matter of proper application.
5. There are many ways to use it.
Elixir Ultime is the most versatile product on your shelf. Use it as a blow dry serum, a dry finishing gloss, a leave-in conditioner, a mask booster or even as a hair perfume. Each application has a slightly different effect. Experiment and find favorites for every occasion.
6. It smells amazing.
Some Elixir Ultime fans claim they use it for the fragrance alone, the extraordinary hair care benefits being secondary. It’s an intoxicating blend of uplifting violet and freesia with grounding cedarwood, santal and creamy tonka bean—a truly iconic olfactory experience that stays with you all day.
7. Its benefits are scientifically proven.
The science of shiny hair is a complicated subject, but Elixir Ultime has cracked the code. Its refractive qualities are proven to make hair 6x shinier, while sealing split ends and offering 96h of continuous frizz control.
8. The texture is lovely.
Fluid and silken, never heavy, always luxurious. Simply pumping Elixir Ultime into the hand and smoothing it onto the hair is a powerfully sensual self-care ritual.
9. The mini size goes everywhere with you.
Elixir Ultime’s luxurious glass bottle is a beautiful vanity piece, but not as practical as a handbag item. No worries. The convenient travel size bottle is portable and durable. At 50mL, it passes TSA regulations too, so wherever you go, shine follows.
10. It seals in shine.
The Original Oil really shines as part of a complete Elixir Ultime routine that layers on the shine in a series of steps. Begin with the cleansing, nourishing Le Bain and choose Le Fondant for lighter conditioning or Le Masque for a deep treatment. At the end, apply the Oil to wet hair before styling, and then again on dry hair to intensify the radiant effect.
Elixir Ultime Hair Care Routine
Pure shine, opulent volume the must-have range to beautify hair, putting the power of Marula and Camellia
oils at the heart of its formula. Kérastase created a customized 3-step beauty routine:
cleanse, treat and texturize with carefully conceived methods
for shiny and extremely radiant hair.