Our Science


A Revolutionary New Approach

Unlike other systems that simply coat the hair, Cezanne uses a revolutionary low pH system with similar acidity to lemon juice to open up the cuticle to allow the infusion of a proprietary blend of keratin, botanical extracts and vitamins to the cortex. This action facilitates the change in the curl pattern of the hair at the molecular level.
  • Harsh, alkaline products with a high pH raise the cuticle to excessive levels, a process that can actually damage the hair.
  • Simple hydration of the hair at a lower pH provides a gentler, less extreme cuticle lift that is nevertheless sufficient for Cezanne’s small molecules to penetrate to the cortex.
  • Extensive product testing has revealed that Cezanne Perfect Finish yields optimal results at a low pH, comparable to that of lemon juice.
  • There is no formation of formaldehyde – or any aldehyde that may generate noxious gases.
  • No unpleasant “sulfur” odor as with carbocysteine products.
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Improving Hair from the Inside-Out

When heat is applied during the flat iron process, the cuticle is closed and the proprietary blend of keratin, botanical extracts and vitamins are locked into the hair, protecting and smoothing the hair from the inside out.
  • Opening the cuticle increases its porosity and allows the infusion of a proprietary blend of beneficial small-molecule agents that moisturise and fortify the hair.
  • These agents enter the cortex to replace lost and damaged protein mass, strengthening hair from within.
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Figure 3: Improving hair from the inside out.

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Figure 4: By closing the cuticle, the treatment is sealed into the hair cortex.

What is Sericin?

Sericin is a natural protein produced by the silk worm, Bombyx Mori. In silk, sericin acts as a cement between filaments of fibroin. Sericin also possess a high affinity for the keratin in hair. In hair, sericin acts as a cement between reticulated proteins.
  • Seals in moisture
  • Adds luster
  • Protects bonds and locks hair into its smoother, straighter form.
There is no other smoothing product in the world that uses sericin in the way it’s used in Cezanne.

Figure 5: Bombyx Mori, Silkworms.

The Role of Glycolic Acid

Glycolic acid is a popular anti-aging ingredient that has been recognized for many years. Glycolic acid is safe in the Perfect Finish Keratin Smoothing Treatment for the stylist and for the client. It has the ability to fully penetrate the hair shaft, delivering many important benefits:
  • Enhancing softness
  • Improving manageability
  • Preventing breakage
  • Protection from heat

A Trouble-Free “Perfect Finish”

When heat is applied with a flat iron, two important things are happening:
  • The bonds in the hair are stretched into their new positions, leaving hair smoother and straighter
  • The cuticle is gently sealed, locking in the proprietary blend of healthy ingredients that fortify and restore hair
Working from the inside-out means there are no additional steps required
  • No masque needed to “coat” hair with moisturizers
  • No product that needs to stay in the hair for days
Clients leave with the salon-finished hair they love
  • Hair can be colored, dried and styled immediately