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Beauty In The Spotlight: Shu Uemura Essence Absolue

Beauty In The Spotlight: Shu Uemura Essence Absolue
Team LF
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To be a product in our Beauty Spotlight, it has to be extremely special and work hard to deliver incredible results. The Shu Uemura Essence Absolue is one of those products...

Known for their makeup and skincare collections with eclectic packaging and artistic collaborations, Shu Uemura are also at the healm of innovative haircare. A selection of their products have become cult favourites amongst influencers, celebrities and professionals, and while we love them all, the Essence Absolue is our hero, never-leave-home-without favourite.

What Makes The Shu Uemura Essence Absolue Special?

This lightweight oil is an iconic favourite thanks to its ability to nourish the hair without weighing it down. The spotlight ingredient is Camellia Oil, a unique Japanese oil, which is known in its country as Tsubaki Oil.

Camellia is rich in Omega-6 Linoleic Fatty Acids, which helps to condition and nourish the hair, keeping it soft, while unblocking pores on the scalp to leave you with much better volume and colour. It works to rebalance stressed out and damaged hair to restore natural hydration levels and improve its overall look and feel.

Unlike other Camellia Oil infused products, the Shu Uemura Essence Absolue absorbs instantly into the hair to leave you with soft and shiny locks in place of greasy and heavy hair.

Smoothing a bit on the ends of hair covers split ends in a pinch - Vogue

How To Apply The Shu Uemura Essence Absolue

You can use the Essence Absolue in a multitude of ways for fabulous hair all year round...

  1. A Pre-Shampoo Treatment - If your hair feels tangled or a little drier than usual, then you can apply up to 4 pumps of this oil for added nourishment and to detangle any knots. Simply apply onto dry hair and comb through to give your hair a pre-wash treat!
  2. A Conditioning Treatment - If you forget to apply before getting into the shower, then you can even apply the Essence Absolute onto wet hair. Simply apply onto the ends and mid-lengths, working through till you reach your scalp where you can massage it in to get rid of product build-up and residue.
  3. A Styling Treatment - If you are looking for a product which will keep your hair protected from UV rays, then the Essence Absolue is your new best friend. Applied just before blow-drying, the oil will not only protect your hair from environmental damage, but will also leave your hair super soft and shiny.
  4. An Overnight Treatment - If you want a more nourishing treatment for extremely dry and damaged hair, you can even use the Essence Absolue overnight. You can then just style as you usually would the following morning!

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