Essence Absolue

Mr. Shu Uemura’s Legend Contemporary Master, Visionary and Pioneer of Beauty

While working as a makeup artist in hollywood in the late 1960s, Mr. Shu Uemura discovered the extraordinary power of oils for makeup removal. Creating the legendary unmask facial cleansing oil, he was the first to transform the beauty industry by introducing the beneficial properties of oils in his products. Embracing his remarkable heritage, today his legendary expertise in oils continues its presence with new addition to Essence Absolue – nourishing oil-in-cream.

Centuries ago, geishas used camellia oil to enhance shine, smoothness and softness of the hair. The beauty secret was so precious that the ingredient was given the name “liquid gold” because of its beneficial properties. As one of the most rapidly absorbing oils, camellia oil offers multiple benefits:

  • deep nutrition and moisture
  • rich in essential lipids to maintain balance of hair fiber
  • protection from dryness
  • supple and velvety finish