“A deep penetrating infusion of rare Orchid extract and regenerating proteins that renew hair strength, elasticity and vibrancy.” – Fekkai
OVERALL PRODUCT RATING: ★★★★★★★★☆☆ (8/10)
PRICE DETAILS: $75 for 5oz. (♦♦♦♦♦)
PRESENTATION: Glass Jar
TEXTURE & SCENT: Rich cream texture with a pleasant light floral scent.
KEY FEATURES: Rare Orchid Extract and proteins renew hair strength, elasticity and vibrancy.
QUICK REVIEW: At $15 an ounce, this luxurious treatment makes even the most damaged hair softer, shinier. If price is not an issue, this is a solid choice.
the REVIEW: Fekkai AGELESS Creme Luxe Hair Treatment is a divinely scented, rich hair mask makes my dry, damaged, lackluster hair feel softer and look shinier and healthier. A little dollop on clean, wet hair and a few minutes is all I need to repair any visible damage without weighing hair down – and the effects last, even after hair has been styled.
Let’s address the price shall we? At $75 for a mere 5oz., this is worlds better than the Pureology Nanoworks Luxury Hair Mask (discontinued) which was a monumental waste of money. While Creme Luxe definitely works on dry/brittle hair, its safe to say that Fekkai’s other masks are just as effective. The Protein Rx Anti-Breakage Treatment Mask ($30/5.5oz.) utilizes soy and milk protein and leaves hair feeling more resilient (especially after coloring) with a light almond scent. Fekkai’s classic Technician Color Care 3-Minute Mask($32/7oz.) is one of my favorites and revives shine in 3 minutes with a light fruity scent. The new version, Salon Technician Color Care Rapid Results Moisture Mask ($39/7oz.) probably provides similar results with the added benefit of Galanga Root which acts as a UV shield.
I’m going to assume that the inclusion of Orchis Maculata (Orchid) Root Extract which gives AGELESS Creme Luxe its superior scent and slightly more effective results is the reason for the higher price tag.
the FINAL ROAR! While producing brilliant results, Fekkai AGELESS Creme Luxe Hair Treatment can easily be replaced by any of the brand’s other wonderful treatment products at half the price.
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Phyto Phytocitrus Restructuring Masque ($38 for 6.7oz.). This paraben-free option rejuvenates hair and comes in a shower friendly plastic jar. Phytocitrus has a rich texture and a faint grapefruit scent. This also soothes my scalp after coloring.
Garnier Fructis Haircare Triple Nutrition 3-Minute Undo Dryness Reversal Treatment ($6.29 for 8.5oz.). Olive, Avocado and Shea Butter oils nourish hair for a fraction of the price. A bit too heavy for fine hair types and be sure to rinse well.
FEKKAI AGELESS CREME LUXE HAIR TREATMENT DETAILS:
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: This regenerating treatment improves hair strength, vibrancy and elasticity with each application. A rare orchid extract is blended with proteins that work together with an incredible blend of natural oils and extracts, resulting in a lush concoction that provides a luxurious treatment experience. After use, the hair is stronger, shinier and healthier with increased volume and elasticity. (Source: Dermstore.com)
FEKKAI AGELESS CREME LUXE HAIR TREATMENT INGREDIENTS: Water (Aqua/Eau), Cetearyl Alcohol, Cyclopentasiloxane, PPG-3 Benzyl Ether Myristate, Cetyl Esters Isododecane, Amodimethicone, Behentrimonium Chloride, Isohexadecane, Glycerin, Quaternium-91, Cetrimonium Methosulfate, Stearalkonium Chloride, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Dimethiconol, Keratin, Hydrolyzed Keratin, Keratin Amino Acids, Orchis Maculata (Orchid) Root Extract, Cetrimonium Chloride Panthenol, Glyceryl Stearate, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Phospholipids, Hydrogenated Coco-Glycerides, Biotinoyl Tripeptide-1, Theobroma Grandiflorum (Cupuacu) Seed Butter, Argania Spinosa (Argan) Kernel Oil, Phytantriol, Oleanolic Acid, Panthenyl Ethyl Ether, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Extract Cinnamidopropyltrimonium Chloride, Leontopodium Alpinum (Edelweiss) Flower/Leaf Extract, Hydrolyzed Conchiolin (Pearl) Protein, Butylene Glycol, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein/PVP Crosspolymer, Hydrolyzed Rice Protein, Hydrolyzed Jojoba Protein, Apigenin, Octyldodecanol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Retinyl Palmitate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Fragrance (Parfum), PPG-26-Buteth-26, Trideceth-12, Propylene Glycol, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Benzophenone-4, Citric Acid, Trisodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben Propylparaben, Linalool. (Source: Dermstore.com)
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