Wibble: I Demand some Shu Uemura Essence Absolue

By Beaut.ie | July 16 2009 | 8 Comments

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First, the bad news. Shu Uemura‘s new Essence Absolue costs €50 for a stylin’ 150ml tube of nourishing protective oil, which features camellia oil as its main ingredient.

Now, on to the good news. This is a company who are stellar with oil-based products and while Eve Lom has captured my fickle heart for now, I am still a devotee of their excellent cleansing oils.  I regularly use the brand’s Silk Oil Camellia Smoothing Fluid to tame my hated frizzy mane too, and after a year or so of use, I’d say I’ve only managed to get through a little over a quarter of a 50ml bottle. You need so little each time – just a drop or two, that I don’t think I’ll have to replace it EVER. Oh ok, maybe in four years.

Hopefully this new product will perform similarly, because, while it’s not a Beaut.ienomical buy, it’s multi-functional. Use pre-wash as a treatment to soften hair (lash on 3 or 4 drops to the mid-lengths and ends, comb through with a wide tooth comb, leave in for a few minutes and then apply your shampoo) or use on towel-dried gruaig to keep things in check before you style.

Particularly suited to those with  coarse, curly or thick hair, it can even be used as an instant split-end camouflage – warm a drop between your palms, and smooth down over the ends of any raggedy looking bits.

I am truly, madly, deeply hoping I might get a sample of this to test – and if I do, watch this space!

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8 Replies to "Wibble: I Demand some Shu Uemura Essence Absolue"

  • legalyblonde says:

    I wonder do hqhair or strawberry do this brand… Me like the sound of that Camellia Smoothing Fluid…

    *wanders off to search net, and prays boss doesnt walk in*

  • legalyblonde says:

    They dont :(

    Full price it is then!

  • Glamazon says:

    Oh I am seriously in love with Shu now after purchasing the Cleansing Oil A/O…fantastic product and has definitely improved my oily t-zone. Would quite like to try anything they have now!

    Legalyblonde – I think spacenk are quite reasonable – they stock Shu but not here in Ireland – you have to order by telephone. Delivery is £10 but no risk of customs charge and if you buy with something else you’ll obviously save more. Strawberry’s stock is fairly limited. Even better if you know someone in UK who could bring it back without the delivery charge!

  • Kirstie says:

    fingers, toes and boobs crossed I get a lash of this!

  • Glamazon says:

    Jaysis uncrossing my boobs is the problem these days…’spaniels ears’ doesn’t go near far enough to describe them.

  • legalyblonde says:

    Glamazon – Thanks for the info! Boss restricted the use of beaut.ie all day… :(

    Will have to check out spacenk, really want to try this!

  • Gemma says:

    Were can i buy the above product? as i have v frizzy hair so its worth a shot to me

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