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Shu Uemura Essence Absolue 150ml

4.5 of 68 reviews


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A multi-purpose hair oil to nourish and protect, for all hair types.

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Hair Concern:

  • Breakage and split ends
  • Dull, lacking shine
  • Colour protection
  • Frizzy hair

Hair Curl Type:

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

Hair Texture:

  • Fine
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Shu Uemura Essence Absolue Reviews

4.5 of 68 reviews

92% recommend this product

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Most Helpful Positive

New favourite hair oil


Surprisingly lightweight and non-greasy. Love that it can be used in a variety of ways- for flyaways/on dry hair, as a pre-treatment prior to washing hair, or in towel-drier hair. Has a beautiful scent as well.

Most Helpful Criticism

Doesn't do much for my thick, long hair


Really light, makes my hair feel slippery but doesn't do much in terms of taming my long, thick hair (naturally straight). I prefer a more moisturising, heavier oil like Moroccan Oil. This might perform better on those with fine hair.
  1. New favourite hair oil


    verified purchaser
    Surprisingly lightweight and non-greasy. Love that it can be used in a variety of ways- for flyaways/on dry hair, as a pre-treatment prior to washing hair, or in towel-drier hair. Has a beautiful scent as well.
  2. light-weight

    perfecting skin

    i used a sample of it and i have long and color treated hair and it is so gentle and light weight on my hair and does not feel heavy at all. i can use it before styling my hair and my hair does not feel rough
  3. High price, really nice product


    I got a small bottle as a GWP, and it is really nice and lightweight for my fine hair. It adds shine and detangles. The only other hair oil I have tried is Mythic oil, which felt so heavy and greasy compared to this. I probably will repurchase when it runs out because even though it is a much steeper price than I would usually invest in my hair, I think it will last me a long time.A little goes a ...
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  4. Very light hair oil


    I have super thick, oily and frizzy hair. This product is probably a bit light to suit my hair but I still like it. I put it in my ends after blow drying for extra moisture.
  5. Lightweight but effective


    Super lightweight, absorbs into the hair really well. Hair feels softer, nourished and stronger. Reduces frizz. Smells incredible.
  6. The best hair oil


    This is one of the best hair oils I have tried and it works so well on my dry, damaged colour treated ends and leaves them soft and silky. The oil smells amazing and it is lightweight and doesn't weigh hair down. It also absorbs extremely well and doesn't leave behind any residue.
  7. Love the smell


    I didn’t think I would find an oil that would usurp my Kerastase Ultime huile, but this product is threatening to do just that. The smell is so delightful, and I find I can use more of it in my hair and it won’t weight it down or make it look greasy at all. Generally I can only do one pump, and anything more and my hair will be too greasy. I put two generous pumps of this into my damp hair and let...
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  8. Fantastic

    Sally K

    I absolutely love this product. It is so nourishing for my long and dry hair. My hair feels amazing after the first use and it has really helped improve my blow wave results. I am in love with this range of products!
  9. Awesome


    My previous hair treatment product was tangling my hair and I didn't know it until I used this. When I tried this wow my hair doesn't tangle much these days, so smooth. I can run my my fingers through my hair smoothly even if I haven't brushed for a while. My hair falls less now when brushing because it's less tangled. I am definitely buying the bigger bottle once I finish my small bottle. The dow...
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  10. Lovely oil


    This is a beautiful light weight oil and really makes my hair super shiny and smooth. It’s not really heavy but manages to helped with my thick frizzy hair
  11. Worth the $


    The whole Shu range is amazing and this oil is no exception. I have really dry ends and I when I use this it brings them back to life. I use a lot of heat on my hair and this oil helps big time!
  12. Totally worth it!


    Beautiful textured oil, feels nourishing without being too heavy and lasts forever - absolutely recommend!
  13. Perfect for fine hair!


    This oil is perfect for my fine, damaged and brittle hair. Leaves it softer, shiny and more healthy looking. Doesn't overweigh it, but makes it far more manageable. I love the light floral scent of the oil too - it smells really sophisticated and fancy.
  14. Feminine.


    The scent is lovely and it does what it says, making my hair shinier and glossier, but my hair is very dry, and this is just overpriced. While I enjoyed using this product, the price doesn't justify the need for it. I would much prefer IGK. This oil is better than the Kesatase one though, in my opinion.
  15. Best hair oil


    This makes my hair shiny and soft and is truly lightweight. Best hair oil out there.
  16. Nice smoothing hair oil


    I love the smell of this oil as well as the packaging. The texture is beautiful as a nourishing but not heavy oil. This oil makes your hair smell beautiful and smooths the ends by leaving them hydrated. However, if you use too much, it can take a while to dry and may leave some parts a bit piece-y. It does not control much frizz but it definitely works well after heat-styling hair to fix any frazz...
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  17. Good overall hair product


    Got a smaller size of this in an offer with purchase. I have naturally curly hair and usually stay away from products with silicones but this one is good. I use it on dry hair to soften and moisturise the length or use it from root to tip at night and wash hair the next morning. Adds softness and shine and smells good.
  18. Amazing


    This hair serum is amazing. I received it as a sample and I still have some left. It’s the best hair serum I’ve tried. I don’t have fine hair, nor do I have particularly thick hair. It’s making it nice and soft, and keeps flyaways down.
  19. One of the best


    One of my all time favourite hair oils. It's thick and works but amazingly without weighing my hair down. I have fine hair that gets dry and too heavy products can weigh my hair down
  20. Best hair oil I've ever used


    I bought this over a year ago and am only just starting to run out now- I use this every 2-3 days! It is the most lightweight oil I have ever used on my hair and it truly nourishes and gives it an amazing shine.

    I have really fine, thin hair and one pump is the perfect amount of product. I apply it to towel dried hair and blow dry it out. I can't recommend enough!
  21. Perfect hair oil


    I was getting tired of using serums and my current oil just wasn't cutting it anymore.

    The consistency of this product is the perfect combination of a leighweight serum and an oil

    It warms nicely between the palms before applying it and makes my hair dry sleek with just blowdrying
  22. Clear oil!


    THE oil must-have for blondes! If you have dry/bleached/damaged hair this will be a life saver. Naturally I have dry hair, so living in CO makes it truly a disaster keeping it hydrated. I've tried hair oils in the past and they usually smell horrible and some can stain blonde hair so it's important to make sure it's a clear non-tinted oil.
  23. Doesn't do much for my thick, long hair


    Really light, makes my hair feel slippery but doesn't do much in terms of taming my long, thick hair (naturally straight). I prefer a more moisturising, heavier oil like Moroccan Oil. This might perform better on those with fine hair.
  24. Beautiful oil


    Lovely hair oil. It isn't too heavy and smells fantastic.
  25. I've been loving hair oils recently, because it's now Winter and my hair is starting to feel drier and coarser than ever.

    Lily via BeautyCrew.com

    I've been loving hair oils recently, because it's now Winter and my hair is starting to feel drier and coarser than ever. If you go to the beach often and have sun-damaged or chlorine-damaged hair, this product will work wonders in restoring your hair's natural shine and texture. After I used this for a couple of months, my hair completely went back to how healthy-looking it was initially. It imme...
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  26. Favourite styling product


    I find this product amazing, it isn’t too heavy, yet helps to control my hair for drying & smoothing out. Other products are too greasy or heavy, or others if they are lighter, do not work well enough. I just re-purchased this as I’m so happy with it.
  27. Lovely oil


    Great oil without that oily feeling. Smells really nice and keeps my hair looking shiny. Not the best for controlling frizz though
  28. Incredible product

    Mrs S

    Such a stunning product. I made the investment as I'm trying to grow my hair, which is the slowest growing hair in the history of hair, so I'm cutting it less and I'm always using heat on it. It has been worth the price tag and my hair feels divine. Next stop their shampoo and conditioner!
  29. Shiny hair


    Great to use when blow drying, protected from the heat and drying out and made my hair really shiny.
  30. Light and shine non oily


    This is really shine my hair without greasy and light and natural healthy look, I only use half pump and enough for my underarms length hairs, which I think the bottom should last pretty long, is expensive product but worthwhile. Thanks Adorebeauty for the cash voucher for new customer. Definitely would recommend to my family for the website.
  31. Not suitable for thick hair


    This smells really lovely, but I found it wasn’t very effective on my thick hair. It’s lightweight and I feel it would be better on someone with thinner hair
  32. Smells lush


    I received this product as a sample. I prefer leave in conditioners for my hair type, but this felt nice as a leave in treatment instead! I also used a little bit as a serum after blow drying.
  33. Great


    This is amazing. Makes hair shiny and helps detangling. Originally received as a sample and bought the full size.
  34. Soft and Smooth Locks!


    I received this as a free gift and have been using it for a few weeks now...I am finding my unruly, dry, frizz prone hair is far more well behaved, smooth and tangle free. This is a lovely leave in product, never too oily and the smell is really gorgeous.
  35. Robust and longer lasting results!


    I really love using this oil at the end of my hair care routine and in conjunction with the Shu Uemura urban moisture shampoo and gentle radiance cleansing oil shampoo. The oil is thick but isn’t heavy and is absorbed quickly. It’s nourishing and I notice less frizz for longer than the previous hair oil I was using. It has a nice light fragrance that Shu is known for.
  36. Worth it


    I received a large sample of this oil. It makes my hair feel like it did when I was a child with super silky hair. It smells beautiful too! It has a light floral scent. Definitely will repurchase when I’m out, but I only use 1-2 pumps and I have long hair.
  37. Need this in your haircare routine


    I received a deluxe sample of this in a recent order. I couldnt pass this up as I am a huge fan of the Shu Uemura Hair Care range.
    First of all, smells amazing. It smells like it works haha
    I have bleached blonde hair. Its dry and it is curly so not only do I have to maintain frizz; i have to maintain moisture and strength. As soon as I applied the product through my hair, I noticed h...
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  38. Smells nice


    Very light weight oil, smells nice and leaves hair soft. However I didn’t feel like it helped with frizzyness
  39. Amazing smell


    I received a deluxe sample size of this product in a promotion. After using it a few times already, I can now say this is my holy grail hair oil. I have fine, frizzy hair but always use oils after straightening or curling to keep frizz down and make it shiny and healthy looking. The oil smells divine and doesn't weigh down my fine hair or make it greasy. The price is a bit much but considering you...
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  40. Good product


    I received a sample of this, and I like it. It leaves my (fine, wavy, bleached) hair feeling slightly moisturised, but I need to use a fair number of pumps, despite my hair being quite short. The fragrance is also not to my preference, but I didn't react to it, so I don't mind. I'm not sure if the product is worth it at this price, but it does what it says it will do.
  41. Absolutely beautiful!


    This hair oil is nourishing and smells divine! It does NOT leave a sticky film or residue as it sinks right into your hair. You need very little so it lasts a long time. Worth every cent!!
  42. Salon Results!


    Love this hair oil. I'm usually reluctant to spend $$$ on hair products because I don't know if they will suit my thick, colour treated hair. I've been looking for a good hair oil so it was good timing when I received this as a sample. It gives me that hairdresser, fresh hair feel - which is worth the cash in my opinion. You only need a small amount to work through the lengths and ends. Will def p...
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  43. Light weight


    This is a nice light weight oil that adds a beautiful shine. It’s not sticky or heavy, but I don’t think this would be good for thick hair gals, great for fine though. A little goes a long way and it smells Devine
  44. The most beautiful hair oil!


    This has been my favorite hair oil since I first tried it at the recommendation from my hairdresser 4 years ago. It never weighs down my fine and not a lot of hair, no matter how much I put in. I feel the product is absorbed deep into my hair, whilst other hair oils I have tried seem to sit on the surface. It always leaves my hair feeling hydrated and soft. One bottle lasts a very long time despit...
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  45. Best hair oil ever


    I absolutely love this product!!!! I’m so happy to receive a small complementary bottle from adore beauty during my past purchase otherwise I would never know this product exists!!!! It’s super light weight, smells amazing and makes my super dry hair look glossy and healthy. I will buy a full bottle of this when my sample size runs out. Thank you adore beauty for this discovery!!!!!
  46. Love


    I apply to my ends after styling and it has made my hair so much softer and shinier. I have extremely oily hair and don't notice my hair becoming oilier faster or looking bad.
  47. Silicone soft hair


    This hair oil provides a slippery feel which makes hair feel luxuriously soft. However, you'd want to stay away from this if you're after natural products. The primary ingredient in this oil is the man-made silicone cyclopentasiloxane, of which is extremely harmful to the environment and marine life. Hmm....apparently it may also cause mild skin and eye irritation in humans and a small percentage ...
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  48. My Favourite Hair Oil!


    I absolutely love this oil - I have thin blonde hair, and have always found my hair super intolerant to oils, whether they result in discolouration, are too heavy, or even cause pimples around my hairline. This little beauty is amazing! I received it as a sample, and it has lasted so long - as soon as it is finished, I will be purchasing the full size as both my hair and I just love it! I wash my ...
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  49. Hair saver


    I found this product absolutely amazing I have ageing very dry frizzy hair from having coloured it and bleached it for so many years my hair looked dead I’ve been using this oil along with a leave on overnight one by the same people and it really has made a difference to my hair I can look in the mirror Again and not see horrible hair looking at me that looked so thin. I know this product is price...
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  50. Hair saver


    I know this product is expensive but a little goes a long way it’s absolutely amazing my hair is very dry and looks dead after so many years of colouring in bleaching and it’s nice to be able to look in the mirror again and not see dead looking hair but shiny full bodied hair
  51. Cannot speak highly enough of this sensational oil!


    Absolutely magnificent product!
    If there is one hair product I cannot live without... This is certainly it!
    It Moisturises and Protects... Not to mention the beautiful glistening shine it gives my dark hair!
    Special mention about this product,it lasts forever and smells divine!
    It keeps my hair in exceptionally good condition and is value for money!
  52. Love the scent


    I love the scent of this! It's light and not too strong but smells oh so nice. The oil isn't heavy either and after blow drying my hair I can barely notice it's there. The bottle is a nice size too
  53. Awesome!


    I got this as a gift with purchase and really enjoyed it. Even though it was a little bottle, it actually lasted me quite a while even though I used it generously and frequently. I love the smell of it, though it's an oil, it doesn't make my hair greasy. Sucks that it's made with silicones though, one star off for that
  54. My favourite


    I use this before blow drying my hair and it's not a heavy oil at all. Also doesn't make my hair feel greasy. It's got a light scent which I can't quite pin down but it's really nice and subtle.
  55. Very nourishing for dry ends


    I have been using this product in the ends of my hair. My hair type is oily roots and dry ends. The product applies well and leaves my hair feeling silky and smooth. I was a bit worried I had applied too much as my hair looked a bit oily after I applied it the first time, but it dries to leave the hair with a lovely sheen and subtle but lovely fragrance. Happy with this product and I recommend to ...
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  56. beautiful product!


    I've received this as a sample and I've been using it on towel dried hair and leaving it to dry naturally. my hair is so smooth and silky and reflective to the light, I love it!
  57. Good heat protector


    I like the scent of this essence. It's a good heat protector, however it does contain silicones
  58. Nice!


    Leaves my hair shiny and soft. It's lightweight and doesn't leave oily residue. Fragrance is pleasant and not too strong.
    My hair is fine, wavy/curly, oily roots/dry ends.
  59. Love!!!


    This is my favourite oil for hair. I have fine, blonde hair - this replenishes my hair without making it oily or weighing it down. I love using this befor blow drying/ironing my hair. Smells beautiful too
  60. Worth the Price


    I got convinced into buying this product at the hairdressers, and I remember walking away wondering if I had just wasted my money on an overpriced product.
    But I was so wrong!
    My bottle lasted me about 3 years.

    It is so useful...you can use it before styling with straighteners/hairdryers to protect your hair, or use it after styling to give a shiny, polished look.
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  61. Not effective


    I found this too oily, and it only coated my hair. It does contain a lot of silicone, which initially feels moisturising, but it's a fine line of putting in too much and just becoming an oil slick. After I used a bottle I didn't repurchase. Another purchase talked into trying by my hairdresser! :(
  62. Effective, but beware it is pure silicone


    This is an effective styling product, but beware this product is mostly made up of silicones so if you are looking for a more natural styling product and lured by the 'camelia oil' just keep in mind that there is a very little of that in this product.

    Nevertheless, a couple of pumps through my hair does not weight it down and gives texture and some body. It can be used to smooth ends...
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  63. Gold!


    I originally received this as a sample with another order and am I glad I did! It's the best hair oil I've used. Literally a drop does the job of smoothing my hair and I have hair past my shoulders. Does not feel oily like some other products and the smell is so lovely. The bottle is a huge 150ml so it will last me a lifetime!
  64. Amazing product!


    I received 2 sample sizes in my last order and you only need the smallest amount and it makes your hair so smooth and silky like you've just stepped out the salon! Such a good product definitely worth buying
  65. Magic in a bottle


    I received this as a sample and I am so glad I did!
    I applied it onto my damp hair after washing, the oil goes a long way, I only used less then half of the sample bottle. so I would think this large bottle would last a while. I seen the difference straight away, my hair is very silky and shiny. I was skeptical thinking it might be a one day thing but after straightening my hair and sleepin...
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  66. Amazing!


    Leaves hair soft, silky and smelling beautiful. No residue- it sinks right into your hair. My fav!
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