A few weeks ago (read: 2 month ago), the Adelaide Beauty Bloggers gathered for our monthly meet, this time hosted by MUK Haircare for their exciting new launch of Muk. Spa Argan Oil Repair Range. Held at Chianti Classico on Hutt St, Adelaide (an absolutely delish place btw), we had the opportunity to spend the evening with one of the co-owner and director, Mark Gariglio himself who was there to introduce and explain the new range to us.
The core range of MUK. products
Founded in Melbourne, Australia in 2006, Muk has since gone from strength to strength since, with it’s amazing products, cool packaging and controversial marketing carving it’s own niche in the market. It’s first product ‘hard muk’ (a styling mud) was an overnight success upon launching, leading to an expansion of products in their core range from shampoos, conditioners to more styling products. With an emphasis on being affordable and a reputation built on hard core performance, Muk prides itself on it’s mindset to ‘under promise and over deliver’. Pretty impressive if you ask me.
I personally like that the different ranges are colour coded. Makes it sooooo much easier to pick it out of the aisle, especially when shopping for someone else, don’t you think so?
Anyway, let’s move on to the focus of the night:
Say hello to the muk. Spa Argan Oil Repair range.
A professional range of natural based haircare solutions containing Argan Oil. The perfect fusion of nature and technology, muk. Spa Argan Oil Repair range is 100% free of sulfates, parabens, phosphates, mineral oil and contains no added sodium chloride.
Considering that Argan Oil has been a hot topic over the past few years regarding it’s benefits in skincare and haircare – even to the extent of being referred to as ‘liquid gold’ – it’s not surprising that it is one of the main ingredients for this range. Sourced directly from Morocco, it has then been blended with a mixture of other key ingredients including sweet almond oil, aloe vera extract, linseed oil and hydrolised keratin protein to produce the muk. spa range.
While I’ve tested several other products containing Argan Oil; in which some were super disappointing, I can honestly say that the muk. spa Argan Oil repair range sounds extremely promising and that I am excited to trial it. Will get back to you on how it performs at a later date (because I have to finish my current shampoo first *sobs*) and I can’t justify that many bottles of opened products cluttering up my bathroom.
For the record, the full range consists of:
muk. Spa Argan Oil Repair Shampoo | 300mL | RRP $26.95
muk. Spa Argan Oil Repair Conditioner | 300mL | RRP $26.95
muk. Spa Argan Oil Repair Mask | 250mL | RRP $26.95
muk. Spa Argan Oil Repair Treatment | 100mL | RRP $34.95
muk. Spa Argan Oil Repair Shine Spray | 100mL | RRP $34.95
With the success of the haircare range, the natural next step is of course, electrical products. Following the rise of market converts, Muk set out to create that range with aims to not only outperform the other brands, but also be affordable. Perfecting their original Style Stick, Muk created a hair straightener that had more advanced technology than any other in the market at the moment.
Mark presenting the revolutionary Style Stick 230-IR.
Introducing the Style Stick 230-IR. It has infra-red lights in the ceramic plates itself which causes a gentle deep heat within the hair shaft itself. Accordingly, it claims that it will create straight hair in a single swipe of the iron. Now, as someone with considerably thick hair, I can only imagine the possibilities and time I’d save with a tool like that!
Note the difference, especially on Cally (left). (excuse the crappy phone pics)
And lo and behold! A short demonstration on a couple of willing participants later, I’m sold. Having been used to needing to go over my thick mane of a hair repetitively whenever I attempt to style with a straightener, often with disastrous results *cough*, I can definitely say that thing is the closest thing to magic a girl would need.
(And I love it so much, the Muk Style Stick 230-IR is getting a separate review post on it’s own later.)
with co-founder, director and founder of Muk Haircare – Mark Gariglio,
and the awesome Celeste of Becoming-Beautiful.
with Kristal of Profound Feline and Susannah of Sparkle2Day
Ending this post with a shot of the Adelaide Beauty Bloggers, without whom I’d never have had such a fun year.
Thank you to Muk Haircare for the lovely night and of course all the gorgeous Adelaide beauty bloggers who made it.