MAC Volcanic Ash Exfoliator

You may have heard by now that MAC Mineralize Volcanic Ash Exfoliator is now part of their permanent collection. And to this I say THANK GOD.

This is the stuff dreams are made of. Well you know, if you have dreams of exfoliators and earthy scents.

I discovered this stuff oh maybe three years ago now and was hooked the second I opened the tube and caught a whiff of it. It’s very hard to describe but it smells exactly like you would imagine volcanic ash would smell like. Minus the possible lingering sulfur. 😉 It’s very earthy and rich but not a fake earthy. And not earthy like plants earthy (think Aveda). Just trust me, it’s fantastic.

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But it’s not just a lovely scent, the product is great! What is this black gritty looking stuff anyway? Well it’s a mineralized cleanser and exfoliator that uses natural volcanic ash and sugar crystals. They are fairly fine, so it doesn’t hurt when you use it. It’s not scratchy or harsh at all.

I use it 1-2 times a week in the shower usually (it’s a bit messy) and my skin feels super clean and really smooth afterwards, without it being dry. It’s suitable for all skin types and you can use it all over your body, not just face.

Up until now I have only used it on my face because I was kind of hoarding my last tube, which I got at a local CCO awhile ago. I didn’t want to waste precious scrubs on my arms! But now that I know I can get it anytime, this might become my go-to all-around exfoliating scrub!

Availability: MAC.

Pricing: $28.00 for 3.4 oz.

Have you tried this previously cult-status exfoliator?


Note: MAC is not cruelty free.

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Written by Kelly
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