Kerastase Elixir Ultime, Beautifying Serum Made of 4 Natural Oils

What is it? Kerastase Elixir Ultime hair serum

The claims: “Versatile oil” that can be applied to hair in any condition, giving multiple benefits from 4 natural oils contained in this product. Several ways to apply the serum:

  1. Before washing our hair, to lock the dirt on hair so the washing process will be more effective
  2. Before blow dry, to give extra protection and shine to hair
  3. After a blow dry, to give final touch and tame frizzy hair
  4. As part of our daily beauty routine, whenever our hair starts to feel dry or when we want to make it more manageable.

At the launching of Elixir Ultime, Kerastase stated that this product will also be great to apply before swimming for protection from chlorinated water. One or two pumps of this serum for each application is enough.

Elixir Ultime promises to give 4 benefits to the hair:

  1. Repairs the hair shaft and makes it stronger, healthier and beautiful
  2. Nourishes the hair shaft and makes it smooth without being heavy, resulting in more manageable hair.
  3. Protects the hair shaft from any external aggression to keep it healthy and beautiful
  4. Adds shine to the hair

The star ingredients: Four kinds of exotic natural oil said to give calming effect and great transformative power. They are:

  1. Maize Oil: Extracted from corn germs of Central America, maize oil delivers emollient and anti-oxidant active ingredients for ultimate shine. It contains Vitamin A and Omega 6 that give protection to the hair. This oil has been included in Kerastase haircare technology for a long time.
  2. Pracaxi Oil: Native to the Amazon, with its emmolient agent and active antioxidant, pracaxi oil brings shine, nourishment and deep conditioning to the hair.
  3. Camellia Oil: Harvested in Asia, camellia oil helps to smooth the hair fibers for incredible shine. It contains Vitamin F and fatty acids Omega 3 and 9 to give optimum softness.
  4. Argan Oil: Originated from Morocco, Argan Oil helps to restore strength to the hair and protects it from external aggressors. It is also able to regenerate and gives extra strength to the hair.

Packaging & formula: The product comes in a 125-ml plastic bottle. It seems enough for more than 6 months of applications to my hair that is just above the shoulder-length. It’s a light-textured oil that doesn’t look and feel greasy, unless you apply too much on your hair. One pump is enough for medium-length hair. You can apply about two pumps if you have longer hair.

The verdict:

It is visible to others that my hair looks dry. Since the frizz and dryness got unbearable, I cut it from waist-length into short bob at the end of last year. After washing my hair, it usually takes me several minutes to style it with straightening iron. If I don’t straighten my hair, the frizz will look so obvious as I can’t hide it in a bun or braids anymore, like I did when my hair was longer.

But the case turned different after I tried Kerastase Elixir Ultime. I don’t need to use my straightening iron that often. After I wash my hair, I apply a drop of this product and let it dry. My hair amazingly doesn’t look frizzy or dry.

My hair still looks rather big because of its slightly curly texture, but it doesn’t look and feel dry anymore. I just need to tie it in half ponytail to make it sleeker. The rest of the hair gets styled easily as I comb it inward. With the short haircut and Kerastase Elixir Ultime, my hair has never been this manageable. Whenever I want to straighten and let loose my hair, this product protects my hair from the heat.

From my experience above, I can say this product gives satisfying result. My hair turns dry whenever I forget to apply this product. Hopefully, with continuous usage of this product, I will get a more permanent result with and healthier hair.

How much? Rp 395,000 - Since a bottle lasts about 6 months or longer, and given the satisfactory result, I say Kerastase Elixir Ultime is worth the price.

What can be improved: It would be nice if Kerastase don’t raise the price of its products so often, including the price of Kerastase Elixir Ultime so we could continue using the product without worrying about increasing spending.