Thursday, October 28, 2010

Kerastase Elixir Ultime... Prepare For A Rave Review!

I finally got my hands on this today...

Lets admire the (future) Holy Grail! :)

I saw this advertised a few months ago and immediately thought "where can I get it? where? where? where?"!!

Sadly, the advert was a bit of a tease and when I looked online I discovered it wasn't coming out until October! Grr! ; )

Well, time does indeed fly, because whilst browsing (I should be on commission due to the number of mentions they're getting from me!) I saw that it was their new product of the week! Even better, they had it for under £28! I think it's supposed to retail for about £33, so this was a good saving. As an extra bonus, they had free delivery, so I just had to have one!

For your money, you get a 125ml pump bottle. The 'Elixir' is a luxe blend of four precious oils: Maize, Argan, Camellia & Pracaxi and it claims that you can use it in four different ways...  

before shampooing (as a pre-cleanse product to prepare the hair)
before blow-drying (use as a leave-in conditioner)
after blow-drying (finishing touch)
daily routine (for dry hair that needs added control and nourishment throughout the day).

This is probably just their way of justifying the high price tag, as what they've just described can be said of pretty much any other serum! However, the blend of oils is unique and I doubt that they would be allowed to make such bold claims without anything to back it up.

Kerastase is a big brand and they have a good reputation for quality products. I know - without any doubt - that their shampoo I've switched to (Bain Oleo-Relax) is amazing and like no other shampoo I've tried. It's oil-based, but it produces a light lather that rinses clean in no time. I like it so much that I have ordered another bottle! I have never done that with a product that I've only used twice before, so this is saying something!

With the Elixir, I think I'll try it each way to see what works best for my hair. With winter coming up, I want to be prepared!

Have you got a bottle yet? Is there a particular way that works best for you?

I also ordered a Leighton Denny Foot File... I know, super glamourous, right? ; )

The packaging is nothing special - just a clear plastic cover - but it's what's inside that counts!

I have got a Ped Egg, but I find it a bit gross... It works, but I find it such a faff to use. So, before buying the Kerastase Elixir, this file came up as a 'why not buy this?' product next to my basket. Damn them, I got sucked in!!!

I will try it tonight and see how it compares to the Ped Egg. I had a 'Bliss' pedicure once and the Diamond Foot File they used was brilliant. At £39 for a basic one, it's a real treat (especially for something that you use to remove dry skin ;) but I am seriously considering getting one (or asking very nicely at Xmas!)

This was a good price - less than £6 - and it looks like a more expensive product, so I shall see!


I'm going to have an 'LA Stone Therapy' Hot Stone Massage tonight and I CAN. NOT. WAIT! I have been working longer hours recently and I can really feel the knots in my neck and shoulders mounting up. It'll be the first time I've had a massage like this and it is just what I need. Expect a blog post if all goes well!

Hope you're having a great week so far... It's almost the weekend! x


  1. I am a big Kerastase fan - I only use their products on my hair - so I need to try it out!

  2. @Cafe Bellini ... I really recommend this, it is amazing! I've found that using it before blowdrying is the best way for me. Let me know what you think when you get some! :)

  3. I have a bottle and use it as a leave in conditioner as well as a glossy finishing touch to dry hair. Love it!

  4. @Penelope ... It really is an amazing product! I honestly don't know how I lived without it before ;)


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