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Kérastase Ingredients

Kérastase Key Ingrédients

Quality is important to us. At Kérastase, we source the finest ingredients that has beneficial hair and scalp properties. We wish help you understand the products that may benefit your hair and scalp. For your reference, we've compiled a list of our key ingredients used in our products.

4600 PPM Irosome Complexe

The combination of highly concentrated gluco active and exceptional Iris rhizome extract, chosen amongst thousands of plants for its ultra-powerful nutritional reserve. Combined with a precious resin secreted by Benjoin tree able to recreate its inner nutrition from within. The ultimate blend of nutrition to deeplu nourish the most severely dried-out hair.

4600 PPM Irisome Complex Benjoin resin

Powerful healing molecule with anti-allergenic properties.


Powerful healing molecule with anti-allergenic properties.

Aloe Vera

Powerful natural moisturiser which reveals natural shine.

Amazonian Brazil Nut Oil

A deeply nourishing active that delivers exceptional nutrition with no weight.

Amazonian Murmuru Butter

Native to Peru and Brazil, it penetrates and locks in moisture, making thick, curly hair easily manageable.


To help prevent the premature ageing of the hair follicle. Anti-hair loss action, extends the lifecycle of hair.

Aminexil 15000 PPM

The valuable blend of Aminexil, GlucoLipide GL and Madecassoside to help maintain hair density*. It improves the heath of tissues surrounding the hair root making them more flexible and resilient which allows the root to anchor more firmly into the scalp.

*Clinical test. 119/130 people vs placebo. Daily application for 6 weeks.

Anti-Impurity System

New generation of high-foaming agents that deeply purify the roots.

Anti-Ox cellular

Antioxidant complex to prevent the loss of melanin.

Antioxidant polyphenol

Protects the stem cell environment against oxydative stress.

Argan Oil

Ultra Rich argan oil, extracted by hand from the Moroccan forest to preserve active ingredients including Omega 6 and 9.


One of the most important amino acids that compose the hair fiber, stimulates hair substance.

Auto-Reticular polymer

Creates a hydrophobic film that tames frizz and protect against humidity.


Improves quality of the bulb’s environment.

Calophyllum Oil

To calm irritations and soothe inflamations.

Camelia Oil

Helps smooth the hair fiber, resulting in incredible shine.

Candelila Cera

A solid oil, that crystallizes on the fiber delivering protection against damages caused by blowdry.


Algae extract: natural fixing polymer that ensures bouncy curls with a care touch.

Cationic Polymer

Provides flexibility, shine, anti-frizz & anti-humidity. Combined with an ionic polymer, hold is boosted.

Cationic derivates

Smoothes and softens the hair fiber.

Cationic derivates

Brings softness, lightness and facilitates detangling.

Cellulose Powder

Physical amplifying effect in contact with water.


Recreates the intercellular cement, strengthening the hair fiber from the inside.


Trengthens and regenerates the fiber.

Ceramide 1000

Highest concentration of ceramides to protect from breakage and strengthen hair.


Strengthen the fiber, lubricate & make it pliable.

Ceramides and texturizing polymer

Compensate the loss of melanin of the hairIngredients.

Coconut Oil

Double hand-pressed virgin coconut oil, certified organic and responsibly sourced, with nourishing lipids.

Coconut Water

Deeply penetrates the hair for unparalleled hydration.

Complex Glycan

Restores thicker looking hair.

Complexe AOX

To protect from oxydative stress.

Conditioning Agents

Lipid compounds that nourish and smoothen the hair fiber.

Contouring Polymers

Volumizing active ingredients which thicken the hair fiber from root to tip.

Corn Germ Oil

An active ingredient, that has a major nutritional and protection function.

Creatine R

Creatine R is an exclusive complex composed by Creatine + Ceramide:

  • Amino-acid implied on fiber’s internal structure reinforcement + Lipids responsible for surface recovery.

  • As a complement with a targeted action, the formula is enriched with Acid Maleic, small particles that penetrate the fiber for reinforcement action and sealing cuticules with a uniform coating from root to tips.

Cristalline Mineral Powder

Gives immediate texture and volume without weighing down the hair.

Dry Oil

Deep nourishing action with lightweight finish.

Edelweiss Flower

Edelweiss floweris rich in anti-oxidants to protect hair against daily damage. It also softens and calms sensitized hair fibers.

Elastic polymers

Reinforced by elastic polymers that bend and flex without breaking, hold becomes flexible, touchable, durable.

Fibra Kap

  • Compensate for the missing KAPs and reactive their synthesis.

  • SP 94.

  • 6 amino-acids.

  • 1 wheat protein hydrolat.


To provide a genuine energy boost for the nutrition of the hair fiber from the root up.


Lipid-replenishing active ingredient.

Gluco-lipid GL

A patented combination of energising glucose and a nourishing lipid.


Boost cellular metabolism and enable a qualitative hair growth.

Glucose peptique

Enters the deepest layers of the cuticle to compensate surface irregularities and restore uniformity. Hair is texturized.


Gives shape and definition to curls Glycerin: softens hair, gives a caring touch.


To moisturize, relax and soften the scalp protecting it from external aggressions.


Known for its moisturizing and strengthening properties, Glycine is fixed on the sensitized hair leaving hair nourished and fortified.

High precision care agents

Restoration with a natural touch. Weightless effect.

Hyaluronic Acid

Hyaluronic Acid fills and heals fiber wounds from within for a uniform, deeply nourished cuticle. This ultra concentrated acid strengthens hair, preventing future breakage.

Imperial Tea

Imperial Tea Found in China, Imperial Tea enhances the true depth of color, with highly contrated flavoids and white tea extract.


Minerals which produce a 3-dimensional framework strengthening the hair from inside.

Iris Rhizome Extract

To protect the hair from oxydation and prolonge the nutrition result.

Jasmine Absolute and myrrh extract

High concentration of scents for long lasting effect.


Concentrated anti-oxidant to prevent disorders induced by external agressions such as with the pollution, cigarette smoke or sun exposure.

Linseed Oil

Derived from the flax plant, this water repelling oil polishes and smooth the hair fiber from root to tip, leaving hair smooth and shiny for maximum light reflection.


To improve natural oil production.

Lipid Agent

Association of cosmetic lipids for coating action and anti-frizz protection.

Liquid Light

Formulas were especially conceived to match the needs of natural, long, and young hair.

Long lasting fixation Polymers

This styling product gives a strong and long-lasting hold to all structured styles.

Low-poo technology

Cationic & amphoteric surfactants: gently remove impurities.

Madecassoide and Vitamin B5

Anti-inflammatory properties +Vitamin B5: promotes hair growth and health.

Magnet-Like Polymers

Intense reparative action on the cuticle.

Maize Oil

Delivers emollient and anti-oxidant active ingredients for ultimate shine.

Marula Oil

Enriched in vitamins C and D, it provides intense source of nutrition, antioxidants, to bring to your hair, the nutrients it deserves.

Menthol Derivative

To gently refresh the scalp.

Mexican Aloe Vera

A protective ingredient that coats and hydrates the fiber, offering a layer of defense against external aggressors.

Micronized Polymers

Create an extremely fine, resistant and flexible mesh that adheres to each hair fiber.

Mineral Agent

Adds texture, movement and body with a soft natural touch.


To eliminate the adhesion of polluting particles promoting shine and ease of combing hair.

Moroccan Argan oil

Ultra Rich argan oil, extracted by hand from the Moroccan forest to preserve active ingredients including Omega 6 and 9.


  • Morpho-Constituing Agents + Surface-Morphing Polymers.

  • Restores the hair fiber's homogeneity and coats the fiber to provide manageability and anti-frizz protection.

Native plant Cells

Cells extracted from a milenary known apple tree famous for its exceptional conservation properties.

New Generation of Ceramids

Imitate the natural ceramids of the hair and reinforce the resistance of the hair fiber.

Nutribalm texture

Creamy white balm that melts into hair, immediately penetrates lenghts and provides perfect coating down to ends. Inside: smoothing agent, shine booster, and softener.

Octopirox 2500 PPM

Helps reduce the appearance of visible dandruff flakes. Thanks to its purifying action, the scalp feels healthy and protected.

Oleo Complexe

Amla, Maize, Camelia, Argan: Shine, nourishment and softness.

Piroctone Olamine

To prevent itchiness through anti-fingal and anti-bacterial properties.

Plukenetia volubilis seed oil

Enriched with fatty acids such as Omega 3, Omega 6 and Omega 9, the seeds of the plukenetia volubilis nourish the fiber and offer emollience.

Polymer derived from glucose

Hardens on the fiber and gives easy blowdry results.

Pracaxi Oil

Brings shine, nourishment and deep conditioning to the hair.


Protein which mimics the function of keratin and rebuilds the hair.

Pro-Keratin and Elastin

Strengthen torsion points, improve fiber elasticity and smoothen hair surface for a better fiber cohesion.


To nourish the fiber and steep it in softness.

PS 21 5000 PPM

To soothe the feel of the scalp. It comforts the scalp and helps to protect it from feelings of discomfort.


Vegetable sugar with anti ageing properties, it is responsible for the production of collagen and elastin that provide support and flexibility to the skin.

Rosa Canina fruit oil

This moisturizing oil is highly concentrated in Vitamin C and can provide an anti-oxidative benefit.

Royal Jelly Extract

Rich in nutriments (Glucides, Proteins and Lipids) for softness and shine-enhancing action.

Salicylic Acid

Triggers the production of defense agents able to destroy the external aggressors. Its exfoliating action allows a deep scalp cleansing.

Samaon Coconut Oil

Double hand-pressed virgin coconut oil, certified organic and responsibly sourced, with nourishing lipids.

Sea Salt

From France: purifies from all residues.

Shine Amplifier

Brings shine to the hair.

Shorea Butter

We use the extracted oil from the Shorea robusta seed to provide hair with softness and a homogenous touch, as well as providing hair with resistance to breakage.

Silicon free Formula

This product is for very sensitive hair, color-treated or chemically-treated hair thanks to its suflate-free formula.


Volume and frizz control.

Smoothing Elastomer

Inspired from skincare, it delivers the smoothing effect and facilitates glide during blow-dry.

Sodium citrate Yuzu and Lychee extract

Neutralizes water particles. Anti-deposit effect to reveal glazed shine.

Softening Agents

Bring extreme softness to the fiber.


Mimics stem cells optimal environment that allows their interaction and awakens dormant follicles.

Stylight texture

Specifically designed for the diameter of fine hair, it creates volume without a weighed down effect.

Surface Protector

Makes the hair smooth, soft  and easy to detangle.

Sweet Orange Peel

Cultivates in Marocco and Spain: adds shines to your hair + JOJOBA: cleanses scalp and promotes hair growth.

Systeme Aqua Ionic

  • Infuses the hair fiber with emollient ingredient.

  • + UV Filter and Vitamin E Derivative: fight fiber oxidation process to help protect the hair from color fade.

Thai Rice Bran Oil

Rich in vitamins, it shields the fiber for a soft, natural touch and enduring healthy glow.

UV filter

  • Absorbs UVs and minimizes their effect on the hair fiber.

  • Provides UVA/UVB protection.

UV neutralizers

Are highly concentrated pigments that act immediately on the fiber to neutralize and remove brassy & yellow undertones, revealing a radiant natural shine.


Recreates the intercellular cement, strengthening the hair fiber from the inside.

Vitamin A

Recreates the intercellular cement, strengthening the hair fiber from the inside.

Vitamins B3 B5 and B6

Boost follicular activity.

Vitamin B6

Helps strengthening and growth of hair.

Vitamin E

Help fight against oxidative aggressors that lead to premature color fading.

Vitamin PP

To stimulate action optimising the blood microcirculation of the scalp.


Has thermo-protective properties.

Xylose Agent

Provides heat protection.

Zinc Gluconate

Captures and locks - in color deep within the hair fiber by creating strong ionic bonds between coloring agents.

Zync Pyrithione

Active antibacterial ingredient that identifies, targets and eliminates the micro-organisms responsible for dandruff appearance.


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