Shu Uemura

Essence Absolue

Absolute Essence Universal Balm

This balm brings a host of benefits to your haircare shelf. It nourishes and aids in detangling, leaving exceptional shine and hydration. Its versatility also provides an anti-frizz smoothing effect while protecting hair from free radicals.

Pro tip: It can also be used on the skin to moisturize and protect against dryness, making it perfect for winter!


Coconut Oil: A natural oil rich in fatty acids that nourishes and hydrates both hair and skin, while providing shine and flexibility.

Camellia Japonica Seed Oil: A natural oil rich in fatty acids and antioxidants that nourishes, hydrates, and protects both hair and skin, while providing shine and flexibility.

Sunflower Seed Oil: A natural oil rich in vitamin E and fatty acids that hydrates, nourishes, and protects the skin and hair, while softening and revitalizing them.

Vitamin E: A form of vitamin E that acts as a powerful antioxidant, protecting hair and skin from damage caused by free radicals and helping to maintain their health.

As a hair treatment:

1. After showering, gently squeeze excess water from the hair.

2. Dispense a blueberry-sized amount of product into the palm of your hand and rub it between your hands.

3. Distribute evenly through dry lengths and ends for a shiny and manageable result.

Pro tip: Use as a moisturizing cream on drier areas of the body such as hands, elbows, cuticles, and nails for instant comfort.

Aqua / Water, Cocos Nucifera Oil / Coconut Oil, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Esters, Cetyl Alcohol, Amodimethicone, Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Phenoxyethanol, Bht, Trideceth-6, Chlorhexidine Digluconate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cetrimonium Chloride, Camellia Japonica Seed Oil, Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil / Sunflower Seed Oil, Caprylic/Capric Glycerides, Glycine Soja Oil / Soybean Oil, Lactic Acid, Caramel, Benzyl Alcohol, Cinnamal, Ci 15985 / Yellow 6, Ci 19140 / Yellow 5, Linalool, Chamomilla Recutita Flower Extract / Matricaria Flower Extract, Gardenia Taitensis Flower, Rosa Canina Flower Extract, Bisabolol, Nelumbo Nucifera Flower Extract, Linum Usitatissimum Flower Extract / Linseed Flower Extract, Tocopherol, Parfum / Fragrance

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