I thought I’d revisit with MAC Volcanic Ash Exfoliator today considering MAC has now made it permanent. I’ve been waiting for Mineralize Volcanic Ash Exfoliator to be added to the general catalog for too LONG. Since the original launch, when it was packaged in a tub, I was in love with it.
And here we are several years later with new packaging and an endless supply we can easily get our hands on. Fond farewell to my hoarding away bottles of this stuff.
As of December 13th Mineralize Volcanic Ash Exfoliator will be available at all MAC locations as well as online as part of the permanent MAC Skincare Collection.
Phew! This is amazing news. I’ve been obsessed with this since its 2008 release. At the time MAC housed it a messy tub with a screw top. Believe me trying to juggle a jar of this in the shower was not a friendly experience. Plus it would end up around the rim of the jar which would make screwing the lid back on a bitch to say the least. MAC has since ditched that packaging and embraces a 3.4 oz squeeze tube ($28).
So what is this Volcanic Ash stuff anyway?
I’ve likened it to Lush Coal Face and Lush Dark Angels Cleanser.
Made of a dark black thick paste it quite looks like something you’d find oozing out of Mordor.
Natural Volcanic Ash and fine sugary crystals are used to exfoliate skin and deeply cleanse all skin types. It’s gritty at first but as you apply and wet it it begins to emulsify and lather up. The sugar crystals break up easily when you apply any sort of water or wetness.
I like using it in the shower on a wet face. I rub it all over my face, massage it in, wet my hands, massage some more, and finally rinse it off. It rinses clean away leaving skin feeling smooth, soft, and squeaky clean. My drier skin adapts to it well and I can easily use it daily should I choose as it never dries my skin out.
I’ve always found it’s a great daily exfoliator however, during really cold winters I sometimes need something a little gritter to remove flakes completely. But if you do use it daily, chances are, you won’t have to contend with flakiness anyway as this keeps skin super smooth.
I’m not impressed with a ton of the MAC skincare products I’ve tried but Mineralize Volcanic Ash Exfoliator is the exception. It’s an incredible product that’s long over do to become permanent. I rejoice I can get it easily without having to hoard away bottles of it when it’s introduced for a limited time. Never tried it? I urge you to do so. It’s an instant love.
A great Winter introduction for MAC, Just the thing we need for the winter ahead!
Have a love affair with it?