Shu Uemura Essence Absolue Universal Balm 150ml 150ml
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Nourish and protect hair and skin with Shu Uemura Essence Absolue Universal Balm. This luxurious multi-purpose balm, enriched with precious camelia oil, hydrates and conditions hair, skin and nails. With a non-sticky, lightweight texture, hair is left full of shine and moisture, and skin is hydrated and smooth.
What customers say
- Dull, lacking shine
- Oily roots, dry ends
Hair Curl Type:
- Very curly/African/Caribbean
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Customer ReviewsReview & Earn
4.4 of 20 reviews
85% recommend this product
Most Helpful Positive
This Balm is the best I have ever used. It calms frizzy hair and feels silky and beautiful on my skin as well. The scent is just lovely. This large tube will last for a long time
Most Helpful Criticism
Good for body moisturiser
Received a generous sample of this in my recent AB haul. I was surprised that it has a lightweight texture despite of being marketed as a 'balm'. It has a pleasant smell and I love the fact that it is a universal balm. However, I do not find it it nourishing for my hair. Additionally, despite of having light texture, it weigh down my hair and making it looks greasy (I have fine hair). Nonetheless, I really like it as a body moisturiser.
LuxuriousThis Balm is the best I have ever used. It calms frizzy hair and feels silky and beautiful on my skin as well. The scent is just lovely. This large tube will last for a long time
Smells good and nice balmTried this balm first time at my hairdresser and recently bought this myself to try. The texture is much lighter than expected, not thick like a traditional balm, which is good. It spreads easily into the ends of my hair nicely and love that it can be used on the hands too. I feel that it keeps my hair less frizzy without weighing it down,
Unexpectedly goodverified purchaserI got a sample of this and I instantly noticed a difference. I have dry coloured hair. It keeps my hair from being dry and it makes my hair soft. I bought a full size. Then I finished that. So I bought another one eventhough it is quite expensive. It is really good.
I used it after washing my hair. The texture is very light and non greasy but still moisturising. And it smells really n...Read More
Magic in a tubeverified purchaserReceived a sample size of this balm and was hooked. Love the texture, smell, and how it made my hair feel overall. My hair seemed to drink it up and feel so soft and silky afterwards. Was so impressed, I bought a full sized tube.
Curly hair’s best friendverified purchaserThis balm really surprised me. That said I am a huge Shu Uemura fan, so I shouldn’t have been surprised at how fantastic it is. It nourishes my curls without weighing them down and eliminates the frizz.
This is devineverified purchaserI received as a sample and fell in love with its universal application. Smells great, feels great - Purchased a large tube immediately.
FabulousI received this as a sample. Hair care is not something I have really taken a lot of notice on in the past, but found this fabulous......I’m in two minds as to if I should love or hate the samples that adore beauty spend. I love that I get to try new products, but hate that my bank balance is taking a pounding!!!
Great multi purpose productI received some samples as a GWP and I love how multi use it is! Hair, skin, cuticles. Great scent and left my hair and skin soft and hydrated!
SampleHad a sample of this one, and found it very thick and luxurious. Definitely smelled divine! I think this is good for taming thick hair, but can make hair oily
Great results but it is just a finishing serumIt does make your hair feel thicker and look shinier from the first use.So that is a massive plus. It does not however help with 'holding your hairstyle' in place so if your curled our hair it will have an indifferent effect on how long this style will last, it neither enhances or prolongs it nor destroys it. The smell is terrible -like an old man's shaving cream. I do not like the name of;univers...Read More
Smells amazing!I received this in an AB Goodie Bag and while I don't love it as much as my Ouai hair oil, I adore this as a body moisturizer. It's definitely on the pricey side for every day but I think I'm going to have to spring for the full size. It's a nice, light texture that sinks really well into the skin and the smell is absolutely to die for!
What a gorgeous hair balm!I received this in my AB Goodie bag and I absolutely loved this product. After one use my hair is shiny and no flyaways! Hair is still looking shiny the day after, even after heat straightening! l would definitely consider purchasing. It is the only balm/hair serum that has actually worked on my hair! I gave it 4 out of 5 stars purely for the high price tag for the full sized product!
Smells Amazing, Feels AmazingThis product smells amazing and leaves the skin feeling soft. I love it and would defintely buy this product again.
Love this Balm!I received this as a sample and I love love love it! I have fine hair that is prone to fly aways. I put this in my hair after it is washed and in the morning when I wake I have no fly aways. I have used so many oils and frizz free serums that just either look greasy or don't work, but this is the first product that works! Will definitely purchase!
Beautiful on the skinI got a deluxe sample with a recent order and I absolutely love this on my skin, it’s so hydrating and smells absolutely amazing. This is a great universal balm
smells divine but does not last longa bit pricey but it smells luxurious. The upside is it can be used for hair skins and eyebrows. However i dont find this worth the price.
Good for body moisturiserReceived a generous sample of this in my recent AB haul. I was surprised that it has a lightweight texture despite of being marketed as a 'balm'. It has a pleasant smell and I love the fact that it is a universal balm. However, I do not find it it nourishing for my hair. Additionally, despite of having light texture, it weigh down my hair and making it looks greasy (I have fine hair). Nonetheless,...Read More
It’s OkThis works well as a treatment but not as a leave in.
Love for hairI love this for my hair! It leaves it so soft and smooth and refreshed. The smell is great as well!
Love using this for my hairLove using this for my hair, there is a nice soft fragrance from it, and leaves hair feeling so smooth! Also helps with styling with hot tools as there is less frizz