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Shu Uemura Essence Absolue Overnight Serum 100ml

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An overnight miracle routine, inspired by Japanese geisha. Shu Uemura Essence Absolue Overnight Serum helps you take advantage of the full eight hours of rest, when your body repairs itself the most.

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Hair Concern:

  • Oily roots, dry ends
  • Breakage and split ends
  • Curl control
  • Dull, lacking shine
  • Frizzy hair

Hair Curl Type:

  • Curly
  • Straight
  • Very curly/African/Caribbean
  • Wavy

Hair Texture:

  • Fine
  • Medium
  • Coarse

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Shu Uemura Essence Absolue Overnight Serum Reviews

4.5 of 76 reviews

84% recommend this product

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Most Helpful Positive

Reduced Frizz!


I received this product as a sample and I was so impressed with it. It has been the best product for my blonde ends to keep them hydrated and significantly reduced frizz. I took it on a multi day hike with a friend and i was amazing for keeping our hair nice! 100% will repurchase!

Most Helpful Criticism

Not for thick long hair


I received a sample in the goodiebag and really want my hair to like the serum but apart from the lovely smell the serum didn’t tame my hair as it claimed. My long curly hair still hard to manage the next day, don’t think I will purchase the full size product.
  1. Not for thick long hair


    I received a sample in the goodiebag and really want my hair to like the serum but apart from the lovely smell the serum didn’t tame my hair as it claimed. My long curly hair still hard to manage the next day, don’t think I will purchase the full size product.
  2. Reduced Frizz!


    I received this product as a sample and I was so impressed with it. It has been the best product for my blonde ends to keep them hydrated and significantly reduced frizz. I took it on a multi day hike with a friend and i was amazing for keeping our hair nice! 100% will repurchase!
  3. Love love love!


    I got this a sample and I will definitely repurchase. It's not oily at all, yet when it sinks into the hair it leaves it so so soft and the smell is divine. Doesn't weight your hair down much either, I usually put a but through my hair during the day as well.
  4. Good, but pricey


    I put this serum on my hair after washing it and it makes me hair soft, smooth and easy to brush.
  5. Good for hair texture


    Makes hair incredibly soft to the touch but doesn't actually make it look any smoother or less dry. It didn't tackle frizz as well as I had hoped. Smells divine though.
  6. Absolutely love it


    Received a deluxe sample size of this product. I have very dry and coarse hair and using this serum the first time definitely gave me a big surprise. My hair was sooo much more shiny and soft the next day. Will definitely buy the full-size.
  7. Worth it


    I received this in a gift set and it is amazing! I wash my hair, blow dry it by leave it a little damp and apply 1 pump of this serum, comb through and leave overnight. It smells wonderful but the results the next day are soft, smooth silky hair. It also doesn't weigh down my fine, Asian hair.
  8. Amazing hair


    I was a bit skeptical at first as the product seems quite light (like a water-based gel cream). But the next morning my hair was noticeably more smooth, silky and voluminous. Even my sister noticed the difference. I apply a 10c sized dollop of product to damp, towel-dried hair before blow drying. It’s pretty pricey but you don’t need a lot of product so it lasts a long time. It also smells divine.
  9. Soft and silky hair


    I received this as a gift with purchase and it has made my hair so soft and silky! I use it on damp hair then blow dry my hair with a dryer and brush so the essence gets distributed evenly.
  10. LOVE!


    I find that this serum is quite good at softening my hair overnight. It also smells delicious. A little goes a long way and I definitely recommend for those who want to have more luscious feeling hair. Also doesn't leave hair my oily like other serums.
  11. Convinced


    I have long curly hair and dry. I only apply the product on the tips. The consistency looks like a jelly that smells very nice. The texture doesn’t weigh down the hair and doesn’t grease either. Makes it soft and supple. Hair looks healthier.
    However, I would have liked have something more moisturizing.
  12. Worth it


    I’ve spent a lot of money over the years to try tame my thin, frizzy hair and not even professional recommend products made any difference. I received this product as a sample and my first thought was it smells incredible. I’ve now nearly finished the sample bottle and although it is pretty expensive I’m going to purchase the full size. I don’t think it does a whole lot to the fly aways in my hair...
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  13. Nice results after 1 use


    Got a deluxe sample of this and after one use and I am like wow, my usually flat dead looking hair is full of body and has this lovely gloss look too it. Absolutely loving it! Will be purchasing the full size
  14. good hydrator

    perfecting skin

    it is nice and hydrating for the hair. i put it at night in my hair and they are full of life in the morning. i love using this product it smells really nice too.
  15. Eneribebe

    Makes my hair super soft and smell divine

    I received this as a sample and I am really loving it! I have dry and coarse hair and have used many leave on hair products in the past but I am so impressed with this. Firstly, I was amazed of its light and non greasy textures, it soaked into my hair and hydrates it immediately after applied, the smells is absolutely amazing and feel like I have just been to a hair salon! The sample size of 40...
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  16. Lovely overnight treatment


    This is a lovely overnight treatment and I love that you don't need to wash it out in the morning. It helped to soften my hair.
  17. Smells divine


    Good serum that doesn't leave your hair feeling greasy or oily. I usually rub it on my palm and comb it through my hair before bed. it also has a pleasant smell!
  18. Smells nice but didn't notice a change


    Abit disappointing! I purchased this with high hopes that it would make my hair feel amazing yet I have used the entire bottle and not noticed much of a change. Does smell amazing but wouldn't repurchase
  19. my hair feels super soft


    I received a deluxe sample of this overnight serum and found my hair was super soft after like an intensive leave-in conditioner effect!
  20. Wow. What a product!


    I never write reviews, but I felt this one deserved a 5 star review!
    I have fine straight blonde hair (but lots of it). Its not overly damaged but I wouldn’t say it looks healthy. Until now. I used the treatment overnight and wow, my hair is so shiny, soft and silky! Doesn’t look oily or greasy which is a win for my fine hair. I got this as a sample but will definitely be purchasing full siz...
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  21. Smooths, defines and moisturises


    This is an incredible product by Shu Uemura. I can't wait to put this in my hair every time I come out of the shower. It has a beautiful smell and texture. It smooths and defines my curls whilst moisturising my hair, leaving it so soft! I was skeptic of this product, but now I am a believer...
  22. Really nice


    I received this as a sample and actually really liked it! I wouldn’t say it did a whole lot to tame my hair but it smells amazing and definitely made my hair feel softer. I’m not sure I would pay full price for this product as it’s quite expensive.
  23. Amazing for dry ends!


    I received a sample of this and will repurchase the full size. The overnight serum worked so well on my colour treated and dry ends and helped to revive them and tame frizz. It also smells very luxurious and wasn't greasy or heavy. Definitely recommend!
  24. Divine Smell


    There's really not that much wrong with my hair. It's not overly amazing but it's not that damaged either as I don't style or straighten it regularly. I put the tiniest bit on, it smelled amazing. The effect of the product the next day.....I suppose my hair was softer & I notice it is not as limp & there seem to be smidgen more volume but it is hard to tell as I have recently started using a hair ...
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  25. Brings my hair to life


    I’ve received this as sample, and got me impressed on how hydrating it is. With a coin sized amount of product rubbed between my palms then gently combed through my hair leaving it overnight, the next morning my hair is so soft and my frizz was tamed
  26. helps with frizziness


    This product really helped with the baby hairs on top of my head that always escape and stick up! Overall, I don't have super crazy hair so it only made a little bit of a difference but I can imagine how it would be super helpful for very frizzy hair. My hair also felt really nice and soft the next day after using it which was nice!
  27. smells nice


    got it as a sample with my purchase and i am loving it. i used it at night after i take shower and dried my hair and in the morning my hair is so soft and tangle free. i have long thin hair.
  28. It works!


    Thank you adorebeauty for the generous sample of this product! Followed the instructions and applied this on before bed, its not greasy, my bleached blonde hair absorbed it quickly. In the morning my hair was bouncy and smooth!! Definitely getting more when my sample runs on.

    Side note, one morning after using this the night before, I needed to straighten my hair. Don't think that wen...
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  29. Made a huge difference to my hair


    I have been lucky enough to have received a few shu uemura product samples in my orders. I have loved each of them. This one leaves me waking with soft smooth hair every day. My hair is naturally a little frizzy and this product helps tame my frizz. Another difference I have noticed that I’m unsure as to if it is coincidence or not, but I’ve found that my hair is also much easier to style.
  30. Another amazing product

    Mrs S

    Every Shu Eumera product I’ve tried is amazing. They’re expensive but they’re worth it! I heat style My hair almost every day so it’s quite dry and this product has my hair on the road to recovery!
  31. Softens and smells sweet


    I was lucky to receive this as a sample from my last purchase and love the sweet smell of the serum. I just brush it through my dry hair before bed and wake up with softer feeling hair.
  32. Would highly recommend!


    I have thick, damaged hair (bleaching) at the moment & was lucky to receive a sample of this in my last order from Adore.

    I have used it twice now & can say that my hair has felt soft & very hydrated/nourished in the morning. It isn't heavy or greasy & has a very pleasant scent.

    I'm very critical with hair products and have to say that I really love this! I will be pur...
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  33. exceptional!


    My hairdresser always recommends Shu Uemera hair products and I love everything of theirs that I've used. This is no exception. The serum is deeply hydrating, but not greasy or sticky. It almost soaks straight into your hair and leaves it incredibly soft the next day. I will definitely re-purchase.
  34. would purchase again


    I have very thick, coarse hair and this serum helped soften my hair. The serum itself has a nice creamy texture that is very easy to apply. I would recommended brushing the hair before applying it. It also has a nice floral scent that isn't too strong which I appreciate as I don't like products with a strong scent. Overall, very satisfied with the product!
  35. Beautiful leave in hair serum!


    I was fortunate to get a very generous sized sample of this hair serum with my adore beauty order!
    It smells just lovely and nourishes my dry coloured hair beautifully! I also found that a little went a long way, two pumps was plenty to apply through my mid lengths and ends. I feel that it would be excellent value for money! I recommend this overnight hair serum!
  36. Received as a sample.


    I received this as a sample. I was wanting to try this for awhile. It smells divine! As do most of their products. I have really long fine hair so I found I had to use a bit of conditioning spray with this treatment as I couldnt get my comb through the treatment through as it made my hair quite knotty.

    The day after it made my hair feel very lovely though.
  37. Nourishing delight


    I received this in a sample and have started to use it overnight, and also during day.

    It smells delightful, and its especially great if it's a windy day outside.

    Highly recommended.
  38. Smells wonderful


    I received a generous size sample of this. It smell wonderful but not overwhelming. I used it at night on dry hair. It absorbs and does not leave any residue on pillow. Makes hair moisturised and soft. I feel it slightly relaxed my naturally curly hair and smoothed it.
  39. Good product


    Received this as a sample in a goodie bag and am enjoying using it overnight. My hair feels healthier.
  40. Nourishing


    I received this as a sample with my recent adore order and decided to try it over the weekend. I used it on damp hair, smoothed a generous amount all over my hair and wrapped it up in a scarf for bed. The next day I left it for approx. 4 hours before I had a shower. My hair felt really nice, nourished and soft. While it's really nice, I don't think there is anything that's stand out about it and I...
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  41. Best overnight hair serum!

    Christine W

    This is a boujie hair product, but it does not disappoint (and lasts a while if you’re like me and only wash hair twice a week)! I have quite thick, frizzy, dry ends, long hair and since adding this to my hair styling routine I’ve found my hair less frizzy, less dry and quite smooth! It also smells amazing and won’t leave your hair oily. It does what it says it does. Definitely recommend!
  42. Didn't work well for me


    I really wanted to love this as i need some smoothing and taming of my colour treated and bleached hair..it didn't make my hair feel nourished..and just a bit crunchy..so it isn't for me
  43. Interesting

    Laura w

    I didn't love this as much as I thought I would, I have dry dyed thin frizzy hair. I tried this but I wasn't that impressed. It smells feels and great, I might've used too much but my hair got oilier a bit faster than usual. Its meh.
  44. Great product


    Where do adore beauty find all these Amazing products? This is a beautiful range
    Love japanese products and this is just divine.
    Received as sample and definitely a must.
    Beautiful texture , beautiful scent and a great must have. So love these Amazing freebies.
    Can't wait to explore the range. A1 quality.
  45. amazing!


    This reminds me of a professional keratin treatment - hair is smooth the next day with absolutely nil frizz! I love that you don't need to wash it out. Super convenient.
  46. Great


    This serum is just amazing. It significantly improve my frizzy dry hair. I use it three times a week and it works wonder on my hair. Love it.
  47. This overnight serum is like a pill for your hair


    This product is an absolute favourite of mine. I have fine below shoulder hair that is coloured and 12 months ago it was always breaking and dry and frizzy but since using this my hair has repaired itself and my hairdresser confirms the quality of my hair has improved so much...i use it overnight as a repair serum as directed and over time it has helped my hair. I am in my 50s and are now taking b...
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  48. Excellent serum for frizzy hairs


    I have really frizzy hairs after washed, this product definitely help to control my volume frizzy hairs, and my hairs feel much smoother next morning and easy to manage and styling. Is expensive but it’s worth and I will repurchase again.
  49. Hasn’t done much


    This hasn’t really helped my hair, it doesn’t make it feel nice either. Really wanted to love this but oh well
  50. Very happy and great bnb results


    I got this as gift with my order ..each night i apply it to my oily frizzy hair ..wokeup next morning with very silky hair and non greasy feeling .. I will buy it again
  51. It doesn’t do anything to my hair.


    I have been using it for over a month now and it just doesn’t do anything to my hair, I can’t see any difference. Waste of money.
  52. Okay


    Comparing this to the Shu Uemura universal balm, this works better as a styling product, whereas the balm works better to improve the overall hair health. The balms first ingredient is coconut oil whereas the oil in this one is quite low down the list.
  53. Perfect for fine thin hair! Smells amazing!


    I have fine thin hair and suffer from at times oily greasy hair with dandruff and very dry ends from dying my hair ash blonde (I’m naturally a dark brunette) my hair was so damaged!
    I received a sample of this and used it and fell in love. The next day my hair had no residue and felt soft and supple, it didn’t weigh my hair down either. I bought a bottle as soon as I ran out of the sample....
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  54. Smells really good


    Smells really good but not sure if it does anything to my hair, it makes it smooth but unfortunate hasn’t helped my frizz
  55. Game changer


    I love leaving products to soak in over night but didn’t want the commitment of having to wash every day.
    This product honestly won’t leave your hair oily and will leave no tell tale signs that you had a treatment in the night before!
    Worth every cent
  56. Beautiful product


    The Shu Uemura overnight serum always leaves my hair more hydrated in the morning. I have also used it before blow waving with the same result, like all of the Shu products, they never seem to weigh down my very fine damaged hair, I feel they always are well absorbed and I feel like they actually work rather than just sitting on top of my hair. A must have for damaged hair!
  57. Life saver for damaged hair


    I received this in special once. And it couldnt have come at a better time. I am naturally brunette however I have found a few greys. I have said, as soon as I see greys, I will go blonde and eventually embrace the grey hair lol
    Well....I bleached bathed my hair with a trusted hairdresser, she did a fantastic job but I noticed when my hair was wet, the strands of hair were extremly fragile (...
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  58. Great fit fine hair


    I have fine hair, with oily roots but dry ends. This product is a cream, but very light. I use it on dry hair but find if I use it after I have dried my hair straight, it makes my hair kink so I now only use it after I have let my hair dry naturally and in the morning, it’s lovely and soft. Gives beautiful shine without it looking oily. Makes hair soft and manageable.
  59. Best overnight serum!


    I apply this serum every two nights when I wash my hair and when I wake up my hair feels soft, beautiful and fresh. I used to lose a lot of hair and it was usually very dry. I use the shampoo and the mask once a week as well. Seriously, this brand changed my hair for good!
  60. Underwhelming


    I have dry bleached thick frizzy hair. I tried this and was hopeful of good results from reading the reviews, but I wasn't that impressed. It smells great, and it did make my hair shinier, but it didn't feel any better or less frizzy.
  61. Great for bleached hair!


    I bleached my black hair 5+ times in less than a month and even though it’s a nice blonde, it’s pretty damaged.
    My amazing hairdresser recommended this and I got it as part of the pack from here with the Ultinate Reset.
    I use it every night and I can honestly say I feel my dry ends becoming more nourished, manageable, shiny and looking more healthy.
    I don’t style it in the mor...
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  62. Tames frizz


    After using too much dry shampoo or over working my hair during the week, I pop a little Overnight Serum in my hair to smooth it all out. It's not oily so I tend to leave it in for a few days and the results are great! I often have oily roots and dry ends, and this product balances them out. Certainly tames the frizz without heaviness or oiliness.
  63. Beauty sleep in a bottle


    Big fan of this overnight serum. I have fine hair and love how it feels in the morning after sleeping with this in. My hair is much less frizzy and a whole lot shiner!
  64. Zero frizz for real


    I think I am in love with Shu uemura brand as a whole but talking about this product, I just wanna say that if you want zero frizz in your hair then this product is for you. No kidding, this product is the reason why I have gathered confidence to wear my hair curly :) I have been getting compliments wherever I go and all thanks to this product. Now I have hair with no frizz and hair which are supe...
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  65. Healthy


    Healthy shiner hair that gets compliments.
  66. Best overnight hair mask


    I love this for my hair as it's very fine and quite damaged on the ends, and I'm trying not to use any heat on my hair so it helps it looks a little more sleek and styled when I wake up in the mornings. My hair is also soft and less frizzy when I wake up in the morning and it's super lightweight and doesn't weigh down my fine hair. I haven't tried the oil version but its definitely next on my list...
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  67. Alright


    I was excited to try this due to the glowing reviews but I didn’t see many results with this product. I have thick, straight frizzy hair that’s very dry. It helps with moisturisation slightly but I haven’t seen any of the benefits it’s touting. My hair is still dry and unruly so I will continue my hunt for a product that will help! Smells amazing though.


    This product is by far the most amazing product I have ever used on my bleached, long and thick hair!! I was struggling with frizz and dryness and had tried several products which all had good results but not great. Then i tried Shu Eumura Essence Absolue Overnight Serum and let me tell you, my hair is so soft, so moisturised and ZERO frizz. I can not rate this product highly enough. It is worth e...
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  69. WOW


    This stuff is AMAZING, after just one use i have gorgeous, 95% frizz free hair despite it being damaged from bleaching. The higher price tag is 1000% worth it. I'm not entirely sure if it's as a result of using this product but the natural wave in my hair seems to be enhanced since using it. Can not rate this high enough A MUST BUY!!!
  70. Wonderful product


    This product has changed my hair into wonderful soft and silky hair with little or no effort. Fantastic product for anyone with dry or coarse hair.
  71. Great product!


    Beautifully scented product which leaves my hair healthy and gleaming with every use. Not too heavy and definitely works wonders.
  72. Love!


    After receiving a sample of this product, I very quickly jumped online and purchased an entire bottle. Not only does it nourish my hair without weighing it down, but it also smells great too!
  73. Great for dry/coarse hair


    I have quite dry/difficult to manage hair. This serum is very hydrating, and my hair definitely feels smoother and frizz-free and more manageable the next morning. I think this is product that would be worthwhile for others with similar hair type, however I'm not sure how much benefit it would be for people that do not have such hair troubles.
  74. Wow


    I love my hair when using this. It leaves it so smooth and less frizz. I got a sample and I really want to buy the full size!
  75. Frizz free and fabulous


    Oh my god! This is sensational on my fine bleached blonde hair. It settles it all down and keeps the frizz away for three days after washing. Feels absolutely amazing while in the hair too! Smooths my hair beautifully
  76. It's okay.


    This is okay and smells nice but I've used much cheaper products in the past that have delivered the same results. It's not a bad product, just not worth the money.
  77. Great for Winter


    I got this as a sample and I'm honestly so convinced that I need to buy a full product of this serum! My hair never felt so soft and smooth the very next day. It's been 3 days since using it and my hair still feels amazing!
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