Antonin B Ceramides Enriched Desert Serum
Antonin .B has pulled together, from the botanical realm, over a dozen of plant based oils and extracts to do just that.
The Ceramides Enriched Desert Serum is a featherweight cocktail of premium organic botanicals. It is formulated to deeply penetrate your hair and makes it stronger, softer and healthier without weighing it down.
It nourishes and rejuvenates dry and color treated hair by replenishing its natural lipids. By smoothing the cuticles on your hair shaft, it combats frizz and porosity which helps maintain moisture in your hair.
The Ceramides Enriched Desert Serum is particularly suitable for dry, color treated or chemically processed hair. It is also ideal for blow dries and heat styling.
It only takes 3 drops of this serum to bring vibrancy back to your hair. The Ceramides Enriched Desert Serum is a lightweight yet powerful combination of exclusive botanicals and green innovation. It is particularly suitable for dry, color treated or chemically processed hair.
- Certified Organic
- 100% Natural
- Cruelty Free
- No Silicones
- No GMO
- No Synthetics
- No Parabens
Size: 20ml (0.68fl.oz)
How to Use:
Every day leave-in
Depending on the length, thickness and texture of your hair, you will need an average of 2 to 4 drops per use. Warm the drops between your hands and apply to your hair, insisting on your ends.
If you have very fine or thinning hair, avoid your roots.
Distribute about a dropper full of Desert Serum throughout your hair (preferably slightly damp hair). Leave to deep condition overnight or under a heating cap. Then shampoo as usual.
Blow drying tip
Distribute 2 to 3 drops of the Desert Serum on damp hair. Proceed to blow drying. Use hair straightener if desired. Then apply 1 to 2 extra drops to entire head for more shine and a longer lasting blow dry.
Scent: The Serum bears our signature scent. It is constructed on a sensual and vaguely powdery base of organic ylang-ylang flower distillate. Rising from the base, comes a crispy fresh heart of lemon and lime peel surrounded with the spicy and rounded notes of palmarosa and Bourbon geranium.
It is our modern interpretation of the green experience: sensual, fresh and light. And it is suitable for both women and men.
The list of ingredients reads like a high-end face serum and that’s because we respect your hair.
Desert date, kukui and hazelnut provide a fluid and penetrating texture with vitamins, essential fatty acids and antioxidants to build up your hair’s resilience to the elements.
Borage is very rich in Omega-6 fatty acids. It is anti-ageing and keeps moisture levels high; while Brazil nut brings minerals, including selenium, to seal your ends and prevent splitting.
Jojoba balances your scalp’s production of sebum and coconut oil enhances the formula with its special affinity with your hair’s natural proteins.
Safflower is light and provides its own grade of natural ceramides. Broccoli and Abyssinian oils are nourishing and wonderful organic substitutes for silicones. They both provide a pleasant gliding texture and boost your hair’s shine.
In order to make the formula even more efficient, we have enriched it with wheat-sourced ceramides that penetrate the hair shaft in order to fill in the holes and bruises left by chemical processing and heat styling.
The Serum is infused with ylang-ylang essential oil to fortify and add shine; as well lemon, lime, palmarosa and Bourbon geranium to detoxify and purify.
INCI ingredients list
*ingredients from organic farming
°components naturally present in essential oils
100 % of the total ingredients are from natural origin
79.40 % of the total ingredients are from organic farming
Natural and Organic Cosmetic certified by Ecocert Greenlife according to Ecocert Standard available at http://cosmetics.ecocert.com
Our philosophy closely resembles our family history. We are the melting pot. We are bridges between worlds. As we connect seemingly opposing spaces, we create one that is our own.
Antonin .B brings together the love of purely natural traditions with the modern desire for innovation and maximum efficiency.
We understand that you want products that work and we mean to provide them to you, by selecting high quality ingredients and following an important set of rules:
· Formulas packed with active ingredients
· 100% of ingredients sourced from nature
· High concentration of organic ingredients
· An emphasis on ethics and solidarity
· Green science that respects everyone’s integrity
· No GMOs
· Pure ingredients with extraction processes that preserve their quality
· No protected or endangered species
· No animal testing (not even on the ingredients, not even through third parties),
· Formulations that focus as much on the beauty of your hair as its health.
We believe that you can have everything: significant results, pleasant scents, science and nature
Frequently Asked Questions
I have fine hair. Will the Serum weigh my hair down?
On fine hair, we recommend being stricter with the amounts you use: 2 drops maximum per use. Your hair will remain light and feel good to the touch. It is only a matter of dosage.
Who is this product best suitable for
The Ceramides Enriched Desert Serum is suitable for all hair types: long, short, thin, thick, straight, frizzy, curly or afro.
How long does it last?
With an average of 3 drops per use, you should a bit over 90 uses out of the Serum.
Is the Serum vegan?
Yes. The Serum is vegan. It contains no animal derived ingredient.
Is the Serum cruelty free?
Absolutely. Antonin .B is a completely cruelty free brand.
The production of the Serum supports communities at the edges of the Sahel desert who fight to maintain their way of life. Workers plant the desert date tree as a barrier against the desert in order to save their homes and avoid becoming the next refugees.
Thanks to this project, they have been able to create jobs locally and build schools – keeping the next generation closer to home.
Our products contain no GMOs and no synthetic ingredients (even the safe ones).
We do not use extra wrapping or boxes with our products. With every purchase, you get a lovely, reusable cotton pouch.
We do use science and green innovation in our products but only if the process does not create pollution and if we can keep our products 100% nature-sourced.
We are a cruelty free brand. Everything we do, we do with love.
Growing up in the Caribbean, we used nature for pretty much everything, whether it was health or beauty. When creating Antonin .B, I wanted to go back to what I knew as a child. I wanted to go back to natural ingredients and trust the power of plants. But I also wanted the products to be much more than a quick mix in the kitchen. There needed to be science and research in terms of textures and the ability for the products to enter the cortex of the hair, not just sit on the surface. I wanted nature in all its glory, enhanced with green science.
2. If you could go back to the beginning of the creation of your brand what would you do differently?
That’s a tough question. It is very hard work, but I don’t know if I would have done anything differently for the brand. I do believe I did what works for me—as I have no intention of becoming the next (enter here the name of any big names in conventional beauty).
Be true to yourself. Build a brand that looks like you even if you feel like you don’t really belong in just one specific space. That’s what’s interesting. I believe that it’s the many facets of who you are that make you and your brand unique.
When it comes to your products, creating good products is not exceptional. It’s normal. It’s what people expect. So, you must do more.
4. What is your most favorite product you have created and why?
I’m very bad at favorites because to me favorites only make sense at a very specific moment in time.
When I have no time to take care of my hair and it’s time to detangle and wash, I sing the praises of the Desert Serum for keeping my hair in good condition. And after I clarify my hair or need to refresh it in-between washes, the Honey Butter is my best friend if I want to keep my curls shiny and soft.
I haven’t found the perfect balance yet. But I’m working on that. Right now it’s a lot of work because the brand is young and all it does is grow exponentially so when I find myself comfortable at a certain rhythm, it’s already time to change the pace.
When I don’t wear makeup: In the morning, I wash my face with water. In the evening, I wash my face with water. That is it. If my skin feels dry or my T zone needs attention, I will exfoliate if needed then moisturize.
When I do wear makeup: Before bed, I take it off with an oil and a cleansing balm. Then I proceed to layering: 1. A toner (with AHA) 2. An anti-blemish face oil / serum 3. A deliciously fresh hydrating gel (with hyaluronic acid) 4. A light moisturizing cream. (All the products are made by me and tailored to the needs of my skin). In the morning, I use the toner and mix small amounts of the other 3 products into a cream before applying makeup.
7. What ingredients are never added to any of your products?
Anything synthetic or derived from petroleum (even if it’s considered safe). Anything polluting. Anything that has caused an animal to suffer or die.
8. What is the best beauty advice you have received?
I don’t know. I never really listened. :-D
“Moisturize” might be the one.
9. What sets you apart from the sea of competition?
There isn’t actually a sea of competition. In hair care, it’s complicated to formulate with 100% natural ingredients.
Perhaps, what sets Antonin .B apart from the start is the state of mind. My main concern is making the hair healthy. So I focus on ingredients that provide nutrients and strength. Shampoos and conditioners are less important to me than good hair treatments.
Also, being involved in studio hairdressing and backstage work, I also need products that are versatile and professional. That’s the spirit behind every product I design: good for the hair, versatile & professional.