Product Review: Kerastase Cristalliste Bain Cristal Luminous Perfecting Shampoo

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

     I pay more attention when it comes to hair care now than before. My hair was very low maintenance before because all it takes to complete my hair care routine every day includes shampoo and conditioner. I don't apply serums and I don't blow dry my hair. I just let it dry naturally and after combing I'm good to go. But as time pass by consider the age factor and numerous chemical treatments that I've gone through, my hair strands became weak and brittle. I have thin limp hair to begin with and it's easily prone to dullness and breakage. The worst thing that happened to my locks was major major hair fall. To address these issues, I change shampoo and conditioner every month- some lessened the hair fall while others make it worst. I already found my HG shampoo with Pure Beauty Tsubaki Treatment Shampoo and Botanique Spa Morocco Argan Oil Shampoo but there are times that my hair still needs extra care and shine. With so many brands of commercial and organic shampoos in the market today, it's very hard to choose which one to try first as most of them promises good results. What my hair needs now is shine! My digi-permed hair will turn three months old this coming November that's why the curls are not that shiny anymore. Thank goodness that Kerastase is here to rescue. 

     To tell you honestly, I'm not planning to use this shampoo because I was very much contended with the current shampoo that I'm using. I was planning to repurchase another bottle of Botanique Spa shampoo earlier this month but I decided to give this variant a try. If you'll ask me why I veered away from this varaint without trying it first, then the answer would probably my first experience with another variant of Kerastase shampoo- the Reflection Bain Chroma Riche. I had a not so good experience with the first variant of shampoo that I've tried from Kerastase but with this one, that impression vanished! It made me think again that all shampoo variants were created with a purpose and that purpose should serve us well. So do you think this shampoo made a yay or a nay? Click CONTINUE READING to read my experience!
Kerastase Cristalliste Bain Cristal Luminous Perfecting Shampoo
KÉRASTASE PARIS, the “hair and scalp expert since 1964” unveils Cristalliste, the best-kept secret for hair that shines bright from roots to tips. Hair that sparkles like crystal, weightless as light—the KÉRASTASE PARIS Cristalliste is enriched with the Liquid Light Complex, cleaning and purifying the hair’s roots, polishing the hair’s dry ends and enhancing its natural glow and shimmer. The result is hair that is feather-light and smooth, cascading down in a flowing manner, with luminous shimmer caused by the refraction of light from one hair fiber to the other.
What it claims:
  • Has variants for fine and thick hair typesLeaves hair clean, luminous and free-flowing
  • Ultra light consistency doesn’t weigh down hair
  • Cleans hair and gives its proper treatment
  • Adds noticeable shimmer to the hair
  • Hair is a breeze to detangle
  • Suitable for fine and thick hair types
Kerastase Cristalliste Bain Cristal Luminous Perfecting Shampoo
  Luminous Perfecting Shampoo for thick long hair- the formula enriched with a plant origin extract helps

size: 250ml / 8.5 fl.oz.

price: 1,250 php (Around $38.00+)

place bought: Free
Available at David's Salon and all leading Salons nationwide.
Please refer to their website for more information regarding availability.

instructions for use: Apply a quarter-sized amount to wet hair and massage with flat hands. Emulsify and rinse thoroughly.

ingredients: Aqua/Water, Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Chloride, Hexylene Glycol, Hydroxypropyl Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Sodium Benzoate, Salicylic Acid, Benzoic Acid, Citric Acid, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Limonene, Linalool, Hexyl Cinnamal, Benzyl Salicylate, Benzyl Alcohol, Citronellol, Sodium Hydroxide, Parfum/Fragrance C51225/1
Kerastase Cristalliste Bain Cristal Luminous Perfecting Shampoo
The texture is runny and the color of the shampoo itself  is clear.

What I like:
  • Classy, luxurious bottle that's very pretty because it's pastel pink.
  • I like the scent, smells so good! I describe it as delicate floral scent.
  • My hair feels squeaky clean after use.
  • I didn't experienced hair fall with this variant.
  • I don't have a hard time combing my hair because it's easier to detangle after every wash.
  • My hair looks silky and smooth.
  • Doesn't weigh down my hair.
  • No dandruff and breakouts on my back and in my forehead.
  • Has batch and manufacturing date printed on the bottle.
What I don't like:
  • The price! It's verrry expensive for a cheapskate like me
  • Even though the packaging is classy and looks luxurious, I prefer pump type bottle because I can control on how much product to dispense.
  • Doesn't produce enough lather, I feel like using organic shampoo.
Will I purchase? Maybe, since it's pricey I need to save a lot to get another bottle of this.

     I give this a 4.25/5 rating. To tell you honestly I like this more than the Kerastase Reflection Bain Chroma Riche shampoo that I've tried before. This one has more benefits with my digi-permed and color-treated hair that I really like. If you're a long time reader of my blog, prolly you know that I don't shampoo my hair everyday because I stay at home most of the time. But with this one, I'm breaking my rules because I noticed that I shampoo my hair every other day or for three consecutive days and nothing has changed with my hair. I also have a history of major hair fall but with this one, I have nothing to worry about falling hair strands during and after shampooing my hair. The only downside of this product is the price. It's very expensive for a cheapskate like me. If I have a job I think I can splurge on buying expensive shampoos and this one is the first brand on my hair care essentials. If you're looking for a high-end brand that's worth every peso, then Kerastase is the brand to keep.

   To avail CRISTALLISTE line, visit your nearest Kérastase Paris salon. For more information, visit the official Kérastase Paris website at or call the Kérastase Paris hotline at (02) 672-7200.
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     Have you tried Kerastase or other brand of high-end shampoo before? Thanks for sharing!

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DISCLAIMER: This product was given to me as free by Castro PR. The views expressed here are my honest opinion about the product.


  1. Kerastase is really a nice product. Kaso it's too expensive nga. hihihihi.. kaya I'd stick with DOVE nalang :3

  2. A bit pricey but at least it leaves hair well treated and maintained.

  3. wow,too exensive shampoo but Kerastase is a well known very effective products. and i think its hard to find it on the market.

  4. Oh its too pricey for an ordinary wife like

  5. I use l'oreal shampoos before, but some, hindi ako "hiyang" mejo dinadruff. But hopefully this helps since its new and it moisturizes :)

  6. @Rhea Bue- how's DOVE? expensive nga na minsan nakaka hinayang gamitin.

    @Franc Ramon- that's the good thing about expensive hair care products like Kerastase, they're really effective.

    @sherry ann gole cruz- yup, and it's exclusively distributed sa mga salons.

    @elsie valdez- pricey for cheapskates like me too.

    @Sheela Marie Castillo- too bad, pag hindi hiyang ang shampoo it'e either dandruff or hair fall anf effect.

  7. Too expensive, it's so hard to maintain, tight budget.

  8. @Belinda Ibanez- true, high end products can make or break you.

  9. i'd love to try this one. i'm gonna save some dough for this.. coz the hair is the crowning glory of a woman, we should maintain it properly.

  10. @yenmorales- yup I agree that we should maintain it properly and expensive ones will do that job talaga basta you need to look for the right one.

  11. nice review.. kinda' expensive.. but I want to try so that I could experience how it will works on my hair.

  12. @Rhea Liza Munoz- Kerastase is a high end brand hair care product but the price is worth the try :)


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