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Alterna Caviar AM/PM Repair Duo

Alterna Caviar AM/PM Repair Duo provides the AM/PM regimen needed to rehabilitate hair that has suffered severe damage as a result of color, chemical processing or heat styling.
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  • Overview
  • Alterna Caviar AM/PM Repair Duo provides the AM/PM regimen needed to rehabilitate hair that has suffered severe damage as a result of color, chemical processing or heat styling.

    SKU: 008072

  • Ingredients
  • Photo-Age Defense: Water (Aqua), Propylene Glycol, Glycerin, Polysorbate 20, Caviar Extract, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Pikea Robusta Extract, Glycine Max (Soybean) Symbiosome Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Wasabia Japonica Root Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Acrylic Acid/VP Crosspolymer, Fragrance (Parfum), Disodium EDTA, Tocopheryl Acetate, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Glyceryl Stearate, Gellan Gum, Ethylhexyl Salicylate, Cyclopentasiloxane, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Benzophenone-3, Algin, Glyceryl Acrylate/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Hexyl Cinnamal, Limonene, Linalool, Methylisothiazolinone, PVM/MA Copolymer, Tin Oxide, Silica, Retinyl Palmitate, Phenethyl Alcohol, PPG-2 Methyl Ether, Mica (CI 77019), Laureth-23, Chromium Oxide Greens (CI 77288), Calcium Chloride, BHT, Sodium Hydroxide, Geraniol, Citral, Polysilicone-15, Phospholipids, Hydrolyzed Yeast Protein, Superoxide Dismutase, Silanetriol Melaninate, Polyquaternium-10, Papain, Bromelain, Niacinamide/Yeast Polypeptide, Hexapeptide-11, Adenosine Triphosphate, Saccharomyces/Magnesium Ferment, Saccharomyces/Iron Ferment, Saccharomyces/Copper Ferment, Saccharomyces/Silicon Ferment, Saccharomyces/Zinc Ferment, Pantothenic Acid Polypeptide, Ascorbic Acid Polypeptide.
    Overnight Hair Rescue: Water (Aqua), Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Polyquaternium-37, Glycerin, Algae Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Polysaccharides, Ascorbic Acid, Azurite, Beet Root Extract, Bromelain, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), C10-40 Isoalkylamidopropylethyldimonium Ethosulfate, C11-15 Pareth-7, C12-16 Pareth-9, Caprylyl Glycol, Caviar Extract, Corallina Officinalis Extract, Dimethiconol, Dipropylene Glycol, Hydrolyzed Algae Extract, Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein PG-Propyl Silanetriol, Hydrolyzed Keratin, Hydrogenated Castor Oil/Sebacic Acid Copolymer, Keratin Amino Acids, Keratin, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Panthenyl Ethyl Ether, Pantothenic Acid, Papain, Pearl Powder, Phytantriol, Polyquaternium-10, PPG-1 Trideceth-6, Propylene Glycol, Propylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, Retinol, Saccharomyces/Zinc Ferment, Saccharomyces/Copper Ferment, Saccharomyces/Magnesium Ferment, Saccharomyces/Iron Ferment, Saccharomyces/Silicon Ferment, Saccharomyces/Calcium Ferment, Silanetriol Melaninate, Superoxide Dismutase, Tocopherol, Trideceth-12, Trimethylsiloxyamodimethicone, Ubiquinone, Wasabia Japonica Root Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance (Parfum), Benzyl Salicylate, Citronellol, Farnesol, Geraniol, Hexyl Cinnamal, Limonene, Hydroxycitronellal, Linalool.

  • Features
    • Alterna Caviar AM/PM Repair Duo includes Photo-Age Defense is an everyday AM treatment for hair; Overnight Hair Rescue is a PM treatment for hair.
    • Photo-Age Defense: A leave-in, protective hair shield that resurfaces strands, filling in gaps & tears while smoothing the hair cuticle. Refracts natural & artificial light including UVA/UVB rays, preventing & reversing the damaging effects of photo degradation. Restores hair to a healthy, youthful state.
    • Key product benefits are derived from the formula’s micro-emulsion beads. Micro-emulsion beads contain powerful technologies that activate when emulsified, locking in essential ingredients (fatty acids, vitamins, minerals and proteins) and locking out damaging light sources
    • Overnight Hair Rescue: Overnight Hair RESCUE instantly penetrates deeply into hair, delivering vital nutrients for transformational results while you sleep.  After just one use, awaken to silky, shiny hair that looks and feels remarkably stronger, healthier.
    • Micro-sized natural hair proteins and amino acids penetrate and repair hair from the inside. Bio-identical hair lipids restore shine and elasticity while positively charged ions impart softness.
    • Multi-vitamin complex strengthens and enhances the penetration of proteins. Specially blended moisturizing agents repair the damaged shaft and seal the cuticle for lasting results.


    Photo-Age Defense: Apply throughout towel-dried hair prior to applying other styling products.  Style with other products as desired.
    Overnight Hair Rescue: APPLY TO DRY HAIR BEFORE BEDTIME. Dispense a quarter-size amount of Overnight Hair RESCUE into palms, rub hands together and distribute evenly, concentrating on dry, damaged ends. LEAVE ON OVERNIGHT AND WASH OUT IN THE MORNING. Use more or less depending on hair length & thickness. Benefits are cumulative, for best results use 2-3 times per week. Safe for color treated hair.

  • About the brand
  • 1997. An alternative vision born in salons: premium hair products free of additives or harsh ingredients. Alterna has always been about purity and innovation inspired by skincare science. With an unwavering commitment to creating products that transform hair after one use, every detail is uncompromised. No more choosing between natural ingredients and high performance results. Exquisite formulas with clinically proven results made with pure, sustainable ingredients like caviar, sea silk, bamboo, and kendi oil.

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  • Terrific Combination!! 5 Star Rating
    I was already a fan of the Caviar line (especially the Moisture Shampoo and Overnight Hair Rescue) when I saw this AM/PM Repair Duo and decided to give the Photo-Age Defense a try. I have tried lots of shine enhancers and UV sprays which make my hair sticky or weighed down, so I was hopeful but skeptical.

    (FYI my hair has a tendency toward dry ends and frizziness, the result of aging and low lift semi-permanent hair color used every 6-8 weeks to blend in greys (especially the ones concentrated at the temples/bangs which are very obvious). I used to require daily shampooing due to oily roots, but since going sulfate-free my scalp has normalized allowing me to regularly go a day or two or three between washes.)

    The Photo-Age Defense is a light-density, non-sticky gel which as advertised coats the hair and helps improve smoothness. I take between a dime and a quarter size and rub between my palms (it liquifies/disperses instantly) and run my hands through just-shampooed hair as the second step in my routine (after Living Proof's hair primer). Sometimes I stop there and let air dry. Remarkably it does not weigh my hair down and if I scrunch really lets my waves come out; most smoothers I have tried do not do this. Once my hair is dry I can spray some shine spray in my palms and brush them lightly over my hair for enhanced shine, but if skip this step, my hair still looks very presentable. If I decide to blow dry, I can layer any styling product I wish without problem. Since it is winter and I don't get much sun exposure, I cannot tell if the UV protection is helping keep my color from fading, but look forward to evaluating that come summer. In the meantime I appreciate the sleeker hair I have been getting.

    The Overnight Hair Rescue is easy to apply as directed to completely dry hair at bedtime, and does not have either of the two problems often associated with overnight treatments, namely causing breakouts and requiring piles of towels and/or a hair cap to keep the bedding clean. I keep it by my bedside and use it a few nights a week (it is so light and non-sticky I do not need to wash my hands afterwards). If money were no object I would use it every night! It is an amazing light-density gel (it feels drier/less wet than the Photo-Age gel if that makes sense) that is absorbed very quickly, is not at all sticky, is not heavily scented and does not interfere with falling asleep--within minutes I forget it is there and in the morning there is no residue on my pillow. When I shampoo it out, my ends are less dry, my hair remains soft, and has improved bounce even if I air dry but especially if I blow dry. Another big plus is that the Overnight Rescue is virtually weightless and does not make my hair greasy, so if I wake up late and do not have time to shampoo, no one will know and I can still look presentable to the world!

    Both products are helpful in improving the texture and shine of my fussy shoulder-length hair. Both are light-weight enough not to weigh down my fine hair, and the combo seems to make a difference in the condition of my hair, preserving fullness, reducing flyaways, and using the Photo-Age helps improve smoothness which in turn helps shine. If you have aging, thinning hair like mine, by all means give this duo a try!

    In particular I appreciate the reduced cost of the duo and recommend stocking up if/when there is a relevant discount code. Most of the percent off specials on Folica don't apply to Alterna but once in a while there is one that does.

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    / Cambridge, MA
    Medium Brown / Color Treated Hair / Fine or Thin Hair
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