I love the experience of luxury salon hair products. I have been free of silicones and sulfates in my hair routine however for several years now so it’s not often I find salon hair care I can actually use. I was so delighted to discover the Kérastase Aura Botanica Collection. This range of products is composed of an average of 98% natural origin ingredients including responsibly sourced coconut and argan oils. All of the formulas average 97% biodegradable. With no Silicones, Sulfates, or Parabens.
They offer intense conditioning and nourishing qualities without the unwanted buildup. Hair is left healthy and shiny, with reduced frizz.
One of the most decadent things about this luxury haircare line, aside from the GORGEOUS packaging, is the fragrance. The products smell so amazing that using them is like an indulgent self-care ritual in itself.
There are currently four products in the line:
Kérastase Aura Botanica Shampoo Bain Micellaire Gentle Aromatic Shampoo ($45 CAD) – This 96% natural origin gentile cleansing shampoo uses natural origin surfactants derived from coconut and sugar to create a light yet lush lather. I find it does a beautiful job cleansing my hair while leaving it feeling healthy. It’s specially formulated to prepare the hair fiber for optimal conditioner penetration. And it smells heavenly.
Kérastase Aura Botanica Conditioner Soin Fondamental Intense Moisturizing Conditioner ($50 CAD) – I love a rich conditioner (my hair is so dry and damaged) and this 97% natural conditioner treatment is much richer than a traditional conditioner while still being lighter than a mask. It has a really unique texture that feels really luxe and is colored by natural caramel. I know pretty cool huh? It is formulated with certified organic Coconut & Argan oils and has a melting texture. I feel like it really absorbs into my hair doing more than just detangling. I feel it really nourishes and improves its condition.
Kérastase Aura Botanica Oil Essence d’Eclat Moisturizing Oil Mist ($57 CAD) – I am so excited about this product! Most oil mists end up making your hair look so greasy but this 99% natural origin lightweight ultra-fine bi-phase mist is so incredibly light! It is composed of 2 phases. An oil phase that contains a unique blend of coconut, argan, jojoba and avocado oil paired with an aqueous phase containing Damascus Rose floral water. It tames frizz when you want to air dry your hair, and it also protects up to 230°C during blowdrying. It’s also great for taming frizz on second day hair. When used as a leave-in it offers 48 hours of nutrition and 72 hours of frizz control for soft, touchable hair with no greasiness or build up.
Kérastase Aura Botanica Oil Concentre Essentiel Aromatic Nourishing Oil Blend ($60 CAD) – I LOVE hair oils, but did you know that most of them contain silicone? Heck a lot of them contain more silicones than oil! I encourage you to go check your hair oils. This Aura Botanica Oil Blend is a 99% natural oil blend that nourishes and smoothes hair (and skin!) without weighing it down with icky silicones. The powerful formula includes Samoan coconut oil, Moroccan argan oil, avocado oil, jojoba oil, sweet orange oil, and rosemary extract. Of course it smells INCREDIBLE. You can also create your own deep conditioning treatment by blending the Concentré Essentiel and Soin Fondamental in a 1:10 ratio. (1g of Concentré = 2 pumps). Heavenly!