Kerastase Elixir Ultime Review

Kerastase Elixir Ultime review

Kerastase is a popular name in high end beauty products. Designed to make your hair look its absolute best, they have a range of shampoos, masks, conditioners, and elixirs.

One of their most popular lines, with several different products, is the Elixir Ultimate.

Those products are what we will be focusing on in this article. 

Kerastase Elixir Ultime L’Original Hair Oil

Pros

  • Helps reduce frizz
  • Adds moisture to your hair
  • Increases shine
  • Protects against heat
  • Works for all hair types
  • Smells Great
  • Silicone free
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Price can be out of some people’s budgets
  • Is a little runny
  • Is no longer in production

What Is It?

Designed to provide the nourishment your hair may be lacking; this serum works to bring out more of your natural shine and gloss.

It also works as a heat protector and will help strengthen your hair’s strands. 

Who Is It For?

If you have noticed that your hair is not as shiny as it usually is, or just looks duller than normal, you need to consider this serum.

While it is a little on the expensive side, you are going to get fantastic results and healthier hair. 

What Is in It?

The hair oil serum includes Argan Oils, Maize oil, Pracaxi oil, and Camellia oil. Argan oils are used to help strengthen hair follicles and protect against external damage.

It is also going to make your hair shinier and overall healthier. Maize oil is going to provide antioxidants and emollients for more shine to your hair.

Pracaxi oil works for deep conditioning and nourishment of your hair. Camellia oil smooths hair fibers, making your hair look silkier and shinier. 

Other ingredients in the serum include:

Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethiconol, Zea Mays/ Corn Germ Oil, Linalool, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Limonene, Coumarin, Benzyl Alcohol, and Fragrance

How to Use It

Depending on your hair length, you will need to use between two and four pumps of the serum. Place it in your hands and then begin to work it through your hair from top to bottom. Your hair should be clean and dry, with no other products in it when you apply the serum. You should let it sit to soak into your hair, then style your hair however you desire. Throughout the day, you can also apply more serum to the ends of your hair if you need to. 

Kerastase Elixir Ultime L’Huile Originale Hair Oil

Pros

  • Includes five precious oils
  • Quickly adds shine to hair
  • Helps prevent breakage
  • Deeply nourishes

Cons

  • Price can be out of some people’s budgets

Who Is It For?

You should use this formula for heat protection and additional shine and moisture in your hair. You can use it every day, or more sporadically to get the results you want depending on your hair type and condition. 

What Is in It?

Just like the original formula, this serum contains Argan Oil, Procaxi oil, Cemellia oil, and Miaze oil. 

Other ingredients in the serum include:

Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethiconol, Zea Mays/ Corn Germ Oil, Linalool, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Limonene, Coumarin, Benzyl Alcohol, and Fragrance

How to Use It

You use this serum the exact same way as you would the original formula. Make sure to brush your hair beforehand to prevent any tangles as you work your way through your hair. 

Kerastase Elixir Ultime L’Huile Legere Bi-Phase Oil Spray

Pros

  • Makes your hair look thicker
  • Works as a finishing spray as well
  • Lightweight on your hair
  • Makes hair shinier

Cons

  • Price can be out of some people’s budgets

Who Is It For?

If you have very thin or flat hair, this is something you need. Each strand is thickened, making your hair more voluminous and appear thicker than it normally would.

The oils will also make your hair healthier and shinier. 

What Is in It?

Water, Alcohol Denat, Trisiloxane, Propulene Glycol, Cyclopentasiloxane, C12-1S Alkyl Benzonate, Aminopczopyl, 11 Riethoxysilane, Lactic Acid, Sodium Chloride, Benzyl Salicylate, Hexyl Cinnamal, Benzyl Alcohol, Linalool, Limonene, Xylose, Caramel, Citronellol, Geraniol, Hydroxycitronellal, Zea Mays, Argan Oil, Camellia Oil, Sunflower Oil, Maize Oil, Procaxi Oil, Citric Acid, Sodium Hydroxide, Hydrogenated Palm Glycerides Citrate, Tocopherol, Caprylic Triglyceride, Coumarin, Phyllanthus Emblica Fruit Extract, Commiphora Myrrha Resin Extract, and Fragrance

How to Use It

You will need to shake the formula well before every use to make sure it is well blended. Then you can spray one pump into your hair and work it in from top to bottom.

Depending on the length of your hair, you may need to use more then one pump to cover everything. Make sure that your hair is dried, preferably with a towel, and product free.

Once the serum in in your hair, you can then style it as you would like. You can also use this serum as a finishing spray or a touch up spray throughout the day. 

What Are People Saying?

All of Kerastase’s serums are highly rated on both their site and third- party sellers. While the original serum is no longer being produced, it is still highly reviewed.

Many people who used the original serum are in fact looking to have it back and hoping that Kerastase will start producing it again. 

While it is not the original formula, the newer formulas have become a good substitute for those who used the original. You will still be getting the same shine and overall healthier hair, with the newer formula. 

The Bi-Phase oil is slightly less highly rated, mainly because of the ingredients in it.

There is more alcohol and sodium in this formula, making it more drying than the others. However, many people still love this formula as well. 

My Final Verdict

Kerastase’s hair oil serums may be a bit on the expensive side, but are well worth the money.

In fact, while the Kerastase original serum is no longer being produced, it is still one of the most highly reviewed serums.

Many people like the newer formula that replaced it, but the original remains sought after.