When we think of luxury haircare, anti-dandruff products aren’t the first that spring to mind.
Fighting dandruff—a problem which affects roughly two billion women on the planet—often evokes images of clinical, chemical-laden products with harsh, unpleasant scents that leave our hair feeling stripped of goodness.
Now, there’s a new collection combining advanced, anti-dandruff science with a luxurious haircare experience: Kérastase’s Symbiose.
With a fresh, luxury-led approach, backed by over a decade of scientific research, the collection is redefining anti-dandruff haircare, leaving hair and scalps flake-free and beautifully healthy.
Decoding Dandruff: What Causes Dandruff?
A leader in the haircare industry, Kérastase has also discovered the root of the problem, so to speak, when it comes to dandruff.
According to the brand’s more than 30 years research into the condition, dandruff is caused by an increased speed of cellular renewal. Normally, new cells arrive at the scalp’s surface every 14 days, with old, dead cells easily washed away during normal shampooing.
In those with dandruff, however, external aggressors like stress, fatigue and hormonal changes speed up this process in an attempt for the scalp ecosystem to re-balance itself.
The result? New cells arrive at the surface twice as fast, without the chance to properly mature or detach from one another, leading to a visible buildup of flakes and dandruff on the scalp.
With this new discovery comes a new approach to anti-dandruff haircare: the products in the Symbiose collection incorporate a series of active ingredients that act on each of the factors at the source of dandruff, not only treating the consequences but preventing its reappearance.
The collection has been proven to instantly eliminate dandruff*, and deeply purify the scalps of 92 per cent of women*, with up to seven weeks of anti-dandruff efficacy**.
A Sensorial Experience: The Symbiose Collection
The Symbiose collection combines three key ingredients to target dandruff at the scalp, where it begins.
A powerful exfoliator (and skincare favourite), salicylic acid helps to dissolve flakes to reduce visible dandruff, while piroctone olamine helps regulate the microbiome imbalance for a long-haul approach to fighting dandruff.
The active bacterial prebiotic fraction bifidus also acts as a nutrient that fosters the multiplication of helpful bacteria known to have benefits for the scalp, helping to strengthen the scalp skin barrier and support beneficial scalp bacteria.
At the same time, an exhilaratingly fresh and modern fragrance delivers a truly sensorial experience, led by the freshness of mandarin and blood orange.
As part of the collection, Kérastase has released its first anti-dandruff cellular peel— Symbiose Micro-Exfoliating Cellular Scalp Scrub for Dandruff Flakes. Much like a peel for the face, the chemical and mechanical scalp scrub exfoliates dead skin cells and flakes, while purifying the scalp and soothing discomfort. Best used before shampoo (the treatment works to prep the hair to allow deeper penetration of shampoo) massage into wet hair and scalp and rinse thoroughly.
For those with dry, sensitive scalps prone to dandruff, there’s the Symbiose Crème Hydrating Anti-Dandruff Shampoo.
The breathable, creamy formula instantly exfoliates and removes visible dandruff and flakes on the scalp without stripping the hair fibre. After use, hair is left looking and feeling softer, shinier and healthier.
Have an oilier scalp? Try Symbiose Pureté Anti-Dandruff Shampoo for Oily Scalp, with a caring yet breathable formula that works by deep cleansing clogged scalp pores from dead cells and sebum build-up for a less greasy scalp.
Adding to their already iconic lineup of serums, the Symbiose collection also includes the first overnight cellular anti-dandruff serum. The breakthrough treatment, Symbiose Cellulaire Nuit Anti-Dandruff Scalp Serum Intensif deeply regulates cellular renewal speed overnight for eight hours of continuous anti-dandruff action.
With a nighttime application that makes it feels just like a skincare routine, the serum helps you wake with a healthier-looking and stronger scalp that is soothed and comforted.
Formulated to help control and prevent all types of dandruff-prone scalps, discover the entire Symbiose collection here and reveal a balanced, healthier looking scalp.
Brought to you by Kérastase.
* Consumer test on Micro-Pelling Cellulaire
** Clinical study on Bain Pureté, Bain Créme or Sèrum Cellulaire
† Instrumental test on Masque Revitalisant Essentiel