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Ultimate Kérastase Haircare Guide: How To Decode Your Hair

When it comes to luxury haircare, Kérastase has it covered. A firm favourite with celebrity hairstylists, Kérastase sets the bar when it comes to addressing specific haircare problems. Each Kérastase product range is specially formulated to address particular issues – from hair loss to dryness, damage and frizz. Allbeauty brings you the ultimate Kérastase range guide, so you can find the right range for you and give your hair the luxury care it deserves.

1. Kérastase Genesis – To Treat Hair Fall

Hair fall typically has two reasons – external aggravators like heat styling, excessive brushing, pollutants or because of weakened roots. Containing ginger root and edelweiss extracts along with 1.5% Aminexil (used to treat alopecia) the Kérastase Genesis range of products has been created to address both causes of hair fall. The Genesis Homme range is designed specifically to combat hair fall in men, so his hair can look and feel as good as yours.

Top Picks:

Kérastase Genesis Serum: When it comes to fighting hair loss, the Kérastase Genesis Serum Anti-Chute Fortifiant: Nourishing & Fortifying Serum packs a punch. Its formula is fortified with caffeine, arginine, resveratrol, and vitamin E which stimulate blood flow to the scalp and act as antioxidants against oxidative stresses.

Kérastase Genesis Ampoules Cure: Anti-Fall Cure Treatment: This six-week Kérastase hair treatment is designed to treat severe hair loss and encourage regrowth. The Kérastase Genesis Ampoules contain a blend of growth stimulating ingredients including arginine, an amino acid that stimulates microcirculation and nourishes hair bulbs to help regrowth.

2. Kérastase Curl Manifesto – For Curly Girls and Guys

Kérastase Curl Manifesto is a Kérastase range of products developed specifically for curly hair, with all the products you need to properly care for your curls. Enriched with repairing ceramides and softening Manuka honey, the Kérastase shampoo and conditioner set is just what you need for regular cleansing and conditioning. The result – soft and shiny curls for perfectly ‘grammable hair.

Top Picks:

Kérastase Curl Manifesto Crème De Jour Fondamentale: Ultra-Lightweight Cream: Upgrade your curly hair routine with this Kérastase curl cream. You’ll fall in love with this lightweight cream that preserves your curl pattern without weighing it down and acts as a heat protector too.

Kérastase Curl Manifesto Refresh Absolu: Curl Refreshing Spray: Get rid of non-wash day woes with a spritz of this Kérastase hair spray. Simply mist through dry hair to reactivate your curls and you’re good to go.

3. Kérastase Resistance – To Repair Damage

Damaged hair can turn brittle, look lifeless, and lead to split ends. The Kérastase Resistance range is designed to repair extremely damaged hair, strand by strand. The Kérastase Resistance Force Architecte line is ideal for restoring mildly damaged hair, while the Thérapiste line treats hair that is severely damaged by chemical treatments and processes. The result: visibly fuller, glossy and healthier hair.

Top Picks:

Kérastase Resistance Bain Force Architecte: Strengthening Shampoo: This Kérastase shampoo contains a Vita-Ciment® Complex which fortifies the hair fibre to restore strength and resilience. Hair feels soft, sleek and protected. Watch the bounce return to your hair with every wash.

Kérastase Resistance Sérum Thérapiste: Strengthening Hair Serum: This Kérastase serum is the perfect antidote for over-processed, ultra-damaged hair. The serum coats each strand of hair to protect against heat before styling.

4. Kérastase Densifique – To Add Volume to Fine Hair

If you wish your hair looked fuller and more voluminous, then the Kérastase Densifique range is what you need in your life. Containing that magic ingredient hyaluronic acid, Densifique volumizes, hydrates, and strengthens fine hair to look luxuriously dense and healthy

Top Picks:

Kérastase Densifique Fondant Densité: Thickening Conditioner: This Kérastase conditioner is pure luxury in a bottle. It immediately gives your hair the lift it needs to look fuller and more voluminous, bringing back your va-va-voom in an instant.

Kérastase Densifique Masque Densité: Thickening Hair Mask: Put the life and shine back into your hair with this Kérastase hair mask. It detangles hair gently, preventing breakage and giving your hair the body it needs without weighing it down.

5. Kérastase Elixir Ultime – Detangles and Adds Shine

You can’t think of Kérastase without thinking of the Elixir Ultime collection. This iconic range of Kérastase products includes a cocktail of four precious oils, argan oil, maize oil, camellia oil, and pracaxi oil to combat frizz and soften hair, leaving your locks with unbeatable shine

Top Picks:

Kérastase Elixir Ultime Le Bain: Shine Shampoo: This Kérastase shampoo contains camellia and marula oils to gently nourish your hair from root to tip. Hair feels so silky after every wash that you won’t be able to keep your hands off it.

Kérastase Elixir Ultime L’Huile Originale: Elixir Limited Edition Huile: The renowned Kérastase hair oil, L’Huile Originale, is a leave-in hair treatment that controls frizz for up to 96 hours and leaves hair beautifully soft and manageable.

6. Blonde Absolu – To Brighten Blonde Hair

Whether you’re a natural blonde or get a little help from the bottle, the Kérastase Blond Absolu range is for you. The hyaluronic acid and edelweiss extracts neutralise brassiness and dull undertones so that your blonds shine brightly.

Top Picks:

Kérastase Blond Absolu Bain Ultra-Violet: Anti-Brass Purple Shampoo: This Kérastase purple shampoo is the perfect match for greys and cool blond hair. It nourishes your hair deeply and protects it from oxidative stresses that cause brassiness.

Kérastase Blond Absolu Serum Cicanuit: Lightweight Overnight Serum: This Kérastase serum is designed to protect your hair from the effects of bleaching. Meant to be left on overnight, it reduces the appearance of split ends by deeply hydrating and nourishing your hair – leaving you time to catch up on your beauty sleep while it does the hard work for you.

Check out the Kérastase Chroma Absolu collection to restore nourishment and radiance for coloured hair.

7. Kérastase Discipline – Fights Frizz

If you have curly or unruly hair that’s prone to frizz, the Kérastase Discipline collection is your new bestie. The products in this range products are designed to fight frizz and flyaways and tame unruly hair.

Top Picks:

Kérastase Discipline Fondant Fluidealiste: Anti-Frizz Conditioner: Use this sulphate-free Kérastase conditioner on towel-dried hair. It detangles your hair, leaving it soft and manageable with anti-frizz control even when it’s humid outside.

Kérastase Discipline Keratin Thermique: Blow-dry Perfector: Anyone with frizzy hair knows that blowdrying your hair can wreak havoc once your hair settles. The Kérastase Discipline Keratin Thermique: Blow-dry Perfector is a hair treatment that smooths hair to prevent frizz and protects it from the heat of a blow dry. The result: silky hair that’s super easy to style.

8. Kérastase Specifique – To Treat the Scalp

Healthy hair begins at the scalp. The Kérastase Specifique series has been specially developed to treat scalp issues including dandruff, irritation, oily roots, and flakiness. With Specifique, you no longer have to choose between a clean scalp and nourished hair – you can have it all!

Top Picks:

Kérastase Specifique Argile Equilibrante: Weekend Purifying Cleansing Hair Clay: This Kérastase hair treatment targets oily roots and dry hair, with amino acids and kaolin clay that balance sebum on the scalp and nourish your hair. Use weekly and you’ll soon notice your hair looking nourished and your scalp feeling irritation-free. Bliss.

Kérastase Specifique Bain Divalent Shampoo: This Kérastase shampoo is packed with ingredients your scalp and hair will love. Tamanu oil has anti-inflammatory properties that calm the scalp, piroctone olamine keeps dandruff under control with its anti-fungal and antibacterial properties, and glycerine helps hair retain its moisture.

9. Kérastase Nutritive – To Quench Dry Hair

The Kérastase Nutritive range is designed to hydrate varying levels of dryness in hair ranging from normal to very dry, as well as preventing breakage. Hair feels gorgeously silky and radiant.

Top Picks:

Kérastase Nutritive Bain Satin Shampoos: There are two Kérastase shampoos in this range – Bain Satin 1 for slightly dry hair, and Bain Satin 2 for very dry and sensitised hair. Containing bejoin resin and irisome complex, these shampoos are packed full of nutritive ingredients to protect and nurture your hair.

Kérastase Nutritive Nectar Thermique; Nourishing Heat Protecting Milk: The Nectar Thermique is a Kérastase heat protector that coats your hair with a protective shield without weighing it down. It smooths the cuticle for a silky-smooth finish when styling.

10. Kérastase Chronologiste – For Mature Hair

We’ve all heard of anti-ageing products for our skin, but what about for your hair? The Kérastase Chronologiste collection is meant to fight the effects of ageing on hair, with products containing hyaluronic acid to moisturise and hydrate, vitamin E to protect, and Abyssine for regeneration.

Top Picks:

Kérastase Chronologiste Sérum Universel: The Kérastase Chronologiste Sérum protects hair from stressors that contribute to ageing. It coats the strands, preventing the deposition of pollution particles. Hyaluronic acid plumps hair to make it appear fuller and denser, giving it an instant boost.

Kérastase Chronologiste Bain Régénérant: Youth Revitalising Shampoo: The Kérastase Chronologiste Shampoo addresses issues caused by ageing hair fibres, such as brittleness and dullness, to give your hair its youthful bounce back.

Shop the best of luxury haircare on allbeauty’s today, with Kérastase products and collections at great prices.

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ELEMIS Men – Top 5 Skincare Picks

Elemis – Superfoods For Super Skincare

INTRODUCING THE SUPER SQUAD – The Elemis Superfood Skincare System range that contains pre-biotics for healthy, glowing skin.

Ever popped into Wholefoods for a green juice in the hope that it would make you healthier and transform your skin overnight? Formulated with plant-based, nutrient-dense superfoods and prebiotics, the Elemis Superfood Skincare System does just that.

Formulated with nutrient-dense, plant-based superfoods, the Elemis Superfood Skincare System is made from a variety of grains, greens, fruits, seeds and oils, including ginger, kale, broccoli, avocado, matcha and flax seeds. Designed to help replenish, nourish and hydrate skin, the Superfood System feeds your skin from the outside in.

Free of parabens, sulphates and phthalates, allbeauty brings you 10 ELEMIS skincare saviours to supercharge your skincare routine.

1: Elemis Superfood Facial Wash

Loaded with nutrients and an active sugar-based prebiotic, this gel cleanser helps keep skin looking clean, healthy and feeling refreshed throughout the day. ELEMIS cleansers are PH-balanced so your skin feels  cleansed without feeling stretched.

To use: Mix in your palms with water and apply morning and evening by gently massaging over the face. Rinse off and gently pat dry.

 2: Elemis Superfood Fruit Vinegar Liquid Glow

This ELEMIS toner harnesses the cleansing power of apples, apricots, and peaches to deliver much-needed  antioxidants and vitamins directly to your skin, while gently exfoliating it and reducing the appearance of pores. 

To use: Apply using a cotton pad to a cleansed face. Avoid the eye area. Use every morning and evening.

3: Elemis Blackcurrant Jelly Exfoliator

Elemis Superfood Blackcurrant Jelly is jam-packed with anti-oxidant rich extracts, including Nordic Bilberry and  Black Tea, which help remove the build-up of dead skin cells and leave skin feeling soft and smooth, and looking  radiant. 

To use: Apply to a dampened face using light, circular motions. Add water to transform into a milky scrub and  remove with a wet flannel.  

4: Elemis Anti-Ageing Superfood Facial Oil

This award-winning, nourishing facial oil has been designed to re-energise and hydrate skin. Enriched with the  power of concentrated antioxidants, omega 3s, vitamins B and E, it leaves skin feeling soft, smooth, and supple.  The ELEMIS Superfood Facial Oil absorbs easily into the skin, making it feel gorgeously rich without any stickiness.  The composition of this facial oil makes it perfect for a whole range of skin types, including oily skin

To use: Apply 3-4 drops every morning to cleansed face and neck. Massage over the skin before or instead of  your daily moisturiser and you’re good to go. 

“What is good for your body is also good for the skin, and this nutritional oil – packed with superfood ingredients  and rich in antioxidants – is the key to a glowing, radiant complexion” – Georgia Louise, ELEMIS consulting facialist.

5: Elemis Superfood Day Cream

This nourishing day cream instantly hydrates your skin with a combination of ginger, matcha and goji berry,  leaving skin looking plumped, refreshed, and replenished. Promoting dewy radiance, the softening cream will  revive a luminous complexion while balancing and protecting against the environment. 

To use: Apply in the morning to cleansed skin after Superfood Facial Oil and Serum.

6: Elemis Superfood Probiotic Night Cream 

This cream works throughout the night to keep skin healthy by supplying it with a superfood grain complex and  an active pre-biotic. This ELEMIS moisturiser contains Hyaluronic Acid which can help reduce the appearance of  fine lines and repair damaged skin. Your skin looks healthy and restored in the morning with a fresh new look

To use: Apply in the evening to cleansed, dry skin. Rinse thoroughly if in contact with eyes

7: Elemis Superfood Vital Veggie Mask

Nourish, hydrate and brighten skin with the Elemis prebiotic face mask. Packed with super greens and radiance boosting ingredients including vitamin C, omega-rich avocado, wheatgrass, and nettle extract. Just like its colour,  the mask feels cool on the skin without that dry feeling that some masks can give you. 

To use: Apply a generous amount to clean, dry skin twice weekly. A slight tingling may occur while it works its magic. After 10 minutes, remove with a damp cloth.

8: Elemis Superfood Berry Boost Mask

Mattify, balance and purify skin with  this smoothie-inspired face mask. Packed with omega-rich SuperBerry  Complex, Brazilian purple clay to help draw out impurities, gently exfoliate and mattify the T-zone. Perfect for an  ELEMIS facial spa day at home or a quick pick-me-up before a night out. 

To use: Apply an even layer to dry skin. Leave it on for about 10 minutes and wipe off with a damp cloth. You  may feel a slight tingling sensation as it works its magic. Use twice weekly.

9: Elemis Superfood Matcha Eye Dew 

This ELEMIS eye cream has a gel-like texture to soothe tired eyes. Kiwi and honeydew melon extracts gently protect the skin’s natural barrier around the eyes to reduce any puffiness around the eyes and smooth contours. 

To use: Pat small amounts around the eye contours until it has been absorbed.

10: Elemis Superfood Glow Priming Moisturiser

This ELEMIS moisturiser is just the thing you need to give your skin that natural-looking dewy glow. The  fermented tea seed oil and the probiotics balance and protect your skin’s moisture barrier, while the fermented  ginger and kombucha provide antioxidants and vitamins that make your skin look radiant. The ELEMIS  Superfood Glow Priming Moisturiser is the ultimate multitasker – you can use it as a moisturiser, primer and  highlighter. 

To use: Apply to a cleansed face or use on top of makeup as a highlighter for instant radiance. 

ELEMIS skincare makes for great gifting too – allbeauty loves the Superfood Collection Glow Trio which contains a cleansing butter, mist and priming moisturiser to cleanse and replenish your skin. 

Shop ELEMIS at allbeauty and get up to a third off RRP. 

Haircare: Multi Step Routines

The transition from cold winter air to the humidity of summer means that Spring is a key period for ensuring that your hair maintains top condition from root to tip…

A time for renewal, this spring we’ve come up with a list of product suggestions to give your mane a new lease of life.

For even more inspiration to maintain your hair in top condition from root to tip visiting the Spring Haircare section on the allbeauty website

*Prices correct at the time of publishing

Hair Loss and Hair Thinning, Meet the Experts: Foltène

Originating in Como, Italy back in 1944, Foltène has established itself across the globe as a specialist in the prevention and treatment of hair-loss and hair thinning problems. With hair health a growing item on the beauty agenda, we met the experts to ask those pressing questions about how our hair, and their products, actually work.

Did you know?
  • Hair is the fastest growing tissue in the body, second only to bone marrow
  • We lose approximately 50-100 hairs per day
  • Average number of hairs per head is 100,000 -150,000
  • Our hair grows an average of 1cm per month
  • Each hair is, on average, 10-100μm (Nanometer)Brush Foltene

What causes hair loss and thinning?

Causes can vary from hormonal factors, nutritional deficiencies, aging or contemporary (stressful) lifestyles, leading to symptoms such as the weathering of the hair shaft, increased aging of the hair follicle and/or decreased melanocyte function (resulting in hair colour changes).

How does the cycle of hair work?

There are three phases in the hair cycle:

Growth (the anagen phase) – this is the developing phase that allows the hair to reform and grow. This stage lasts three to five years.

Resting (catagen phase) – this is the regressive phase. This is when the hair stops growing. This stage lasts approximately three weeks.

Falling (telogen phase) – this end phase allows the hair “pushed” out of the hair follicle by the growth of a new hair. This lasts around four months, then the hair resets the cycle.

On average, 90% of healthy hair is in the anagen phase (growth), while 10% is in the catagen (resting) or telogen (falling) phase.

How does Foltène influence the hair cycle?

Foltène products promotes more of a holistic approach on hair loss conditions and contribute to the normalisation of the hair cycle by extending the growing phase and shorting the falling phase, helping to regain a healthy hair cycle.

They also prolong the resting phase, bring more nutritive elements to the hair follicle whilst also preventing the attack of toxins.

Foltène has two patented ingredients – what do they do?

Tricosaccaride is the original patented active ingredient that helps strengthen the hair and bring the balance of the scalp to its natural condition. It also encourages the natural growth of hair and helps to reduce hair loss.

The second patented active ingredient, Tricalgoxyl, is rich in polysaccharides extracted from algae and acts to normalise the life cycle of hair. It helps reduce hair loss, encourages natural hair growth and restores the natural balance of the scalp. It’s most commonly used in Foltène’s women’s product range.

Who could benefit from using these ingredients?

We recommend the product to all men and women with hair loss problems, people who may notice extra hair in their brush or comb, people with hair which tends to be thin, fine, dry, limp or lifeless, subject to easy breakage. It’s also, recommended for chemically damaged hair.

For Foltène’s full product range, click here

Seoulista Q&A: An Exclusive with Founder Una McGurk

Seoulista Beauty sources innovative skincare from Seoul, widely regarded as the epicentre of beauty. We explore this exciting industry – known as K-beauty – to discover the latest, award-winning innovations and bring them to your doorstep. South Korea, the country that brought you the BB cream and other game-changing beauty staples.

Here’s everything you need to know about Seoulista Beauty.

Where does the Seoulista brand take its inspiration from?

‘Glass skin’ was first made famous by the women of South Korea, with their luminous, plumped, poreless and oh-so-smooth complexions. World leaders in beauty innovation, we take inspiration from their flawless complexions and revolutionary hi-tech skincare staples, to bring K-Beauty to the discerning beauty lovers of the Western world.

What is your mantra and how do you live by this?

Great Skin. No Fuss. No Drama.

Sometimes there is just too much to do for busy people, so we have dedicated ourselves to making radiant healthy skin one less thing to worry about. The Seoulista mantra is about delivering professional-grade treatments in the time it takes to have a cup of tea; our Instant Facials infuse the epidermis with 25ml of active ingredients to deliver instant, long-lasting results all in one simple step. No Fuss. No Drama.

What has been the highlight of the Seoulista story so far?

At Seoulista we like to make skincare fun, but that doesn’t mean we aren’t serious; the exceptional reception we have had from industry insiders proves that, and each of our 8 awards so far ha been an incredible highlight for us. It’s made every long-haul flight to Korea and late-night phone-call with our wonderful team of dermatologists totally worth it!

How do your masks works?

Unlike many other typical ‘sheet masks’, our hi-tech fibre is made from a 100% natural and biodegradable ingredient called biocellulose, created from fermented coconuts. First used in medicine to treat skin burns, it has an unrivaled ability to work in synergy with the skin and hold and distribute more than 100 times its weight in water.  So it drinks up our serums, and then once on the skin, drives the powerful ingredients in to the epidermis for instant transformational results.

What makes your masks different?

Biocellulose, mentioned above, is one of the key factors that make our Instant Facials stand-out from the crowd, as well as the quality ingredients we use in our serums. But what separates us even further, is that every product has been formulated and tested by dermatologists to ensure the utmost efficacy and results for the skin.

What’s your number one tip for choosing a face mask this spring?

With the spring comes glorious days enjoying the sun and the great outdoors, so choosing products that protect the skin from external aggressors is key. Look out for products that use vitamin C as this offers an antioxidant shield for the skin, as well as helping to stimulate collagen production at the same time – what’s not to like?! Our Brightening Instant Facial is perfect for that vitamin C infusion and dewy springtime glow. Don’t forget your SPF too though!


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Spring Fragrance: Have You Got Your New Scent?

We may be rolling our eyes at April Showers, but the promise of glorious spring days spent in the sunshine isn’t far away. If you’re looking for a light fragrance to breeze into Spring with, then read on…





Light & Fresh




For even more inspiration to help you find your spring scent visit the Spring Fragrance page on the allbeauty website.


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Awaken Your Skin This Spring

During the winter our skin experiences everything from cooler, less humid weather to dry stuffy environments that suck the moisture out of your skin, in turn leaving you with possible dryness and flakiness.  You’re likely to have used more heavyweight moisturisers, layered up the serums, balms and oils over the winter but now it’s time to say goodbye to them, and say hello to Spring.

World Sleep Day – Our Favourite Products

World Sleep Day 2019

Little impacts on how you look and feel as much as sleep. According to the National Sleep Foundation, the recommended amount of sleep that the average adult needs is 7-9 hours each day.

For many, busy lives prevent us establishing a bedtime routine which could help us fall asleep quicker, and stay asleep for longer. Then, of course, there’s the other ‘sleep stealers’ such as caffeine, alcohol and the blue lights of gadgets and TVs, if consumed too close to bedtime. For others, the trickiest part is trying to actually nod off once their head hits the pillow.

With sleep being a significant contributor to overall well being, and in celebration of World Sleep Day,  we’ve selected five of our favourite products that’ll help you to relax, de-stress and have you counting sheep in no time.

For more inspiration to help you achieve the perfect night’s sleep, visit our World Sleep Day page.

Sweet dreams!

*Prices correct at the time of publishing


Mother’s Day Gift Guide 2019

Mother’s Day Gift Guide 2019

From gorgeous giftsets to luxury fragrances, there’s no reason not to spoil mum this Mother’s day…

Don’t forget! Mother’s Day on Sunday March 31st. Shop all Mother’s Day gifts at
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