January 3, 2018

Do Try Out MAC Mineralize Charcoal Skincare

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Where does one begin with the new MAC Mineralize Total Detox Skincare Collection for Spring 2018? Perhaps with Mineralize Volcanic Ash Exfoliator which is really where it all started isn’t it? Mineralize Volcanic Ash Exfoliator launched in 2008 for a limited and later in 2012 became a permanent part of their skincare collection. Needless to say it made an impact with a lot of fans of MAC as it was a stellar exfoliating option that left skin smooth and soft.

If anyone is a Lush fan you’ve likely tried Coal Face which I consider the solid version of MAC Volcanic Ash Exfoliator. Later on in life Lush released Dark Angels Cleanser which was a chunkier version of Coal Face. I’ve always felt like these three products gave birth to a whirlwind of drugstore charcoal skincare options later like Biore Deep Pore Charcoal Cleanser and Freeman Charcoal & Black Sugar Facial Polishing Mask ( this one being a very cheap, inexpensive dupe of MAC’s formula).

I realized I haven’t been following Volcanic Ash Exfoliator. It sort of dropped off my radar only until this repromote I can’t even say I know if it was still part of the permanent line or if MAC is bringing it back in this collection. I do know one thing, this has made me want to revisit it and see if I love it as much as I once did and even give some of the other items in this collection a whirl. The good news is, if you never tried it before now is a good chance to do so!

Let’s take a look!

MAC Mineralize Reset & Revive Charcoal Mask $31
A charcoal-infused mask created with bamboo charcoal powder and mineral-rich clay to penetrate pores and draw out excess oil and dirt leaving your skin clearer, smoother, and softer.

MAC Mineralize Charged Water Charcoal Spray $26
A charcoal-infused face spray that replenishes lost moisture.

MAC Volcanic Ash Exfoliator $31
A cleansing and exfoliating scrub that contains natural volcanic ash with fine sugar crystal to smooth, soften, and cleanse skin.

The MAC Mineralize Total Detox Skincare Collection is available now at macccosmetics.com and nordstrom.com.

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  • kjh

    Interested in the spray. Sounds JTT for oily/dehydrated. But neither MAC, nor Nordie’s posts ingredients. Boo!

  • Jane

    I remember why I purposefully forgot about the Volcanic exfoliation, which I loved. It went from something like $16 to $30. I will not participate in those kinds of shenanigans, just as I didn’t buy any Victoria Beckham this season when their shared parent company hoisted those prices up an equally ridiculous amount.

    It’s good stuff, but no.

      • Jane

        It was stupid cheap is all I remember. Estée Lauder has gotten far too aggressive with their pricing.

        And by aggressive I mean insulting. Love you, Lauder, but give me a break with these prices!

        • Isabella Muse

          mmm EL seems to have money to burn as well snapping up brands for not millions but billions!

  • Cheryl

    I think the charcoal trend is overhyped. While it is useful as a mild exfoliants, charcoal will not detoxify, clean pores, or do anything other than temporarily dry/ tighten the skin. There are some great YouTube videos by dermatologists discussing what charcoal can and cannot do. Like everything else in the beauty industry, hype takes over and reality gets lost. Charcoal can be a great product, but it is not a miracle worker and people are being duped by advertising into spending buckets of money on charcoal masks and other products that simply cannot perform as advertised. I love me a good charcoal scrub, but that’s about it.