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MAC Mineralize Volcanic Ash Exfoliator

A highly-effective cleanser and exfoliator that unclogs pores and adds instant moisture.
Average Customer Rating:
4.729 out of 5
4.7
 out of 
5
(59 Reviews) 58
4 out of 4(100%)reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for Mineralize Volcanic Ash Exfoliator
Review 1 for Mineralize Volcanic Ash Exfoliator
Date:12 05 2014
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
LOVE
Tags +Gentle, Foaming, Refreshing, Effective
I have dry/normal skin with some rosacea. My skin is hard to please. I washed my face w/ the lightful cleanser and loved it. With a clean face I used the volcanic ash exfoliator. I left it on 2 mins. Before I used the volcanic ash, I had some acne on my face that hadn't surfaced yet or I had not seen yet. After using, my face was perfectly clean, soft and smooth AND (in a good way), it brought my acne to the surface from deep beneath the skin! I actually feel like the zips erupted like a *volcano* in a good way and I was able to clear them out and treat them with the Lightful Lotion (which is like a toner and I use with a cotton round). I decided if I got that good of results, I would do it again, just on the few zits. After the 2nd time (about 5 mins), the zits calmed down a bit. I cannot believe how well this works! I would rather it bring up a few rough deep zits than have them sit in there making my skin ugly. Also, I thought my nose piercing had closed in completely since I took the nose ring out nearly a year ago, and I have not seen a hole--until I used this product. I am grossed out to know that despite how many cleaners I have used and how well I clean my face everyday, that I have not unclogged my piercing hole until now (I have used many other exfoliators this year). I can always put foundation over it to cover it but I LOVE that this stuff unclogs my skin so I know what I'm dealing with, yet making it so healthy feeling and definitely not over-dried, like most exfoliants do. I LOVE this stuff
+27points
28of 29found this review helpful.
 / Tx
Product Purchase: MAC Store
Review 2 for Mineralize Volcanic Ash Exfoliator
Date:08 27 2013
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
LOVE THIS!!!
Tags +Gentle, Creamy, Effective, exfoliating cleansing
This is an AWSOME exfoliator!! I am all about skincare first....makeup second. I try different skincare products alll the time from department stores; drug stores; online, etc; however, I have to be careful because I have sensitive skin. I usually only purchase makeup from MAC but I went to the MAC store with my daughter and she purchased the ash exfoliator, so of course I tried it and LOOOOOVED it. I will be purchasing my own very soon.
I use to work in the cosmetic/skincare industry for over ten years; one company I worked for sold pharmaceutical grade skincare products including an exfoliator and I thought it was the best. I have been converted, I will be using MAC's ash exfoliator from now on....DON'T CHANGE THE FORMULA.
It leaves my skin feeling so smooth, soft, supple and polished; like I just had a facial. I'm over 40 and it makes me look younger.....I keep looking in the mirror :D
GREAT PRODUCE MAC!
+91points
94of 97found this review helpful.
 / King of Prussia, PA
Product Purchase: MAC Store
Review 3 for Mineralize Volcanic Ash Exfoliator
Date:02 13 2015
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
My favorite Item
Tags +Effective, exfoliator
I bought this item a long time ago, ill say at least more then 6 months ago and I am barely running out. I love this exfoliator so much I had to leave it a review. You only need a tiny bit each time you use it. I exfoliate about 2-3 times a week after washing my face first and I leave it on for about 5 minutes the rise off with cold water it leaves my face feeling clean and soft. Today I came to website to order another one before I completely run out. I do have sensitive and i didn't find it irritating at all.
+9points
9of 9found this review helpful.
 / HOUSTON
Product Purchase: maccosmetics.com
Review 4 for Mineralize Volcanic Ash Exfoliator
Date:02 23 2014
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Tags +Refreshing, Effective
HANDS DOWN BEST EXFOLIATOR EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This product seriously leaves your skin feeling like you just had a mini facial, brightens and energizes instantly. after the first use there's a noticeable difference in skins appearance.i have exclusively used MAC products for the last 5+yrs but this is seriously the best and most impressive product ive ever purchased!!!!!!!!!!!
+29points
29of 29found this review helpful.
 / maine
Product Purchase: maccosmetics.com
Review 5 for Mineralize Volcanic Ash Exfoliator
Date:04 30 2013
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
FANTASTIC
Tags +Refreshing, Effective
I love this exfoliater more than life itself, it's a heavy duty scrub that gets rid of all the gunk below skins surface and leaves your skin with a glow, not an instant one, but one that develops since it removes a layer of skin! Don't use this more than 3 times a week unless you have heavy acne and oil problems, or else it could potentially dry your skin. It leaves you feeling refereshed and like you got new skin! Works best after your wash your face with the Cleanse off oil and soap and water. Do not apply straight on to your fully made up face, it doesn't cut as deep into skin's pores if you decide to do that!
+39points
44of 49found this review helpful.
 / Fort Collins, Colorado
Review 6 for Mineralize Volcanic Ash Exfoliator
Date:08 06 2012
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
MAKE THIS PERMANENT!!!!!!! Pretty please?
Tags +Gentle, Foaming, Refreshing, Effective, everyone!, acne prone skin, dry flaky skin, oily skin
I have been obsessed with this product ever since its first release. I had sun poisoning and my skin was peeling REALLY badly. I went into Mac to see if they had a good heavy cream (which they did and it was wonderful) but they recommended this exfoliator too. I was desperate so I bought what i found out later was the last jar. Had I known how limited it was I wouldn't have used it on my whole body. But it WORKED MIRACLES!! Ever since that first jar I stop EVERY time I pass a Mac counter to ask about this product. Every two and a half years or so is UNACCEPTABLE for such an amazing product! I use it nearly every day when I have it. My acne prone combination skin clears up and balances out within three uses. I swear I even see an improvement on my old acne scars. If you can't or won't make it permanent can you at least bring it around once a year? Pretty pretty please? :)
+17points
18of 19found this review helpful.
 / Charlotte, NC
Product Purchase: Department Store
Review 7 for Mineralize Volcanic Ash Exfoliator
Date:01 26 2015
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Amazing Stuff!!
Tags +Refreshing, Effective
I just used this product, at the recommendation of a friend. I was skeptical at first, because I have combination skin. Oily in some places, overly dry in others. It wasn't harsh at all. My skin feels SO smooth and soft. Seriously, never have I ever used a product that's made my skin feel like this. I HIGHLY recommend this to ANYone! I'm already anticipating purchasing my next tube, and I just cracked this one open! This is the first ever MAC product I've ever purchased, and now .. I'm ready to purchase more. I'm a believer!!
+4points
4of 4found this review helpful.
 / Oregon
Product Purchase: Department Store
Review 8 for Mineralize Volcanic Ash Exfoliator
Date:08 16 2012
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I LOVE THIS!
Tags +Gentle, Foaming, Refreshing, Effective, a refreshing clean feeling for all skin types!
I bought this on a whim, knowing the benefits of natural cleansers and trusting in MAC's reputation in spectacular products. This exceeded my expectations by far - so much so that I purchased 2 more bottles as back up when I learned that this not a permanent product in their line. I have normal/oily skin with a few blemishes here and there and I also have senstive skin. This was not only an effective product, it left my skin feeling refreshed and clean like no other exfoliator I have ever experienced in my life.
I would reccomend this to anyone....its fantastic!!!
Dear MAC, PLEASE MAKE THIS A PERMANENT OPTION IN YOUR LINE! I LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!
+11points
11of 11found this review helpful.
 / West Chester, Pa
Product Purchase: maccosmetics.com
Review 9 for Mineralize Volcanic Ash Exfoliator
Date:03 14 2015
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I am keeping this as part of my skincare regiment
Tags +Refreshing, Effective, exfoliation
I just bought the volcanic ash exfoliator tonight. I've used it tonight and I love it!!!! My skin feels soft and smooth and I feel like I've had a facial!
Great product!
+3points
3of 3found this review helpful.
 / Virginia
Product Purchase: Department Store
Review 10 for Mineralize Volcanic Ash Exfoliator
Date:01 19 2014
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I Love this stuff
Tags +Effective
Volcanic ash exfoliator makes my skin feel so soft and smooth. I Love it!!!
+12points
13of 14found this review helpful.
 / Pasadena
Product Purchase: MAC Store
Review 11 for Mineralize Volcanic Ash Exfoliator
Date:10 02 2013
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
AAH-MAZING!
Tags +Refreshing, Effective
Originally, I asked for a sample of the volcanic ash exfoliator at the MAC counter. Took it home and tried it..... and went back the next day for the full-size product. It has a clean, earthy (nature-ish) scent, which is actually nice in the mornings when you're washing your face. The product looks a little gross when you use it, like dirty, but it worked wonders for me. This scrub left my skin soft and pleasant feeling, and moisturizer and makeup went on more evenly. It seemed that my face glowed.... but that was probably due to how clean it got from like one use of this. Great product overall!!!
+11points
12of 13found this review helpful.
 / LA
Product Purchase: Department Store
Review 12 for Mineralize Volcanic Ash Exfoliator
Date:01 03 2015
Overall Rating: 
1 / 5
1 / 5
LOVE IT !
Tags +Gentle, Refreshing, Effective, cleaning
I generally don't write reviews but i couldn't help myself on this. This stuff is seriously the best ! You notice a difference right away. It left my skin super soft and felt so clean. I love this exfoliator and would recommend it to everyone !
+5points
7of 9found this review helpful.
Product Purchase: MAC Store
Review 13 for Mineralize Volcanic Ash Exfoliator
Date:07 29 2014
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Makes skin baby soft and clear
Tags +Gentle, Foaming, Creamy, Refreshing, Effective
This makes me feel like I have entirely brand new skin, or like I got back the skin I was born with as a baby. It really softens, clears, and brightens the skin, and improves the look of pores. After I use this, I just want to sit there and enjoy the feeling of perfect skin without applying anything else. This product belongs in the cosmetics Hall of Fame, if there were such a thing
+8points
10of 12found this review helpful.
 / Atlanta
Product Purchase: Department Store
Review 14 for Mineralize Volcanic Ash Exfoliator
Date:03 20 2015
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
What a genius exfoliator!
Tags +Refreshing, Effective, dry skin
I wanted to wait until a week later to write a review on this. I can honestly say this is the "genuis exfoliator". I have dry skin and it has help me moisturize my skin perfectly. I think for best results, I leave it on my face for about 5 to 7 mins and wash it off with warm water. It leaves my skin feeling like a brand-new face. Thanks MAC! You never disappoint me!
+2points
2of 2found this review helpful.
 / South Carolina
Product Purchase: maccosmetics.com
Review 15 for Mineralize Volcanic Ash Exfoliator
Date:02 09 2013
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Amazing!
Tags +Refreshing, Effective
This product really works wonders. I purchased this earlier last week. Before going to bed i tried it out. I had a few breakouts and the next morning they were almost gone. After using this for a week my skin has become much clearer. I'm so glad it's permanent. This product is absolutely amazing!
+7points
7of 7found this review helpful.
 / Montreal
Product Purchase: MAC Store
Review 16 for Mineralize Volcanic Ash Exfoliator
Date:06 05 2014
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
GREAT
Tags +Effective
leaves my skin smooth .. love love love
+4points
4of 4found this review helpful.
 / Stockton
Product Purchase: MAC Store
Review 17 for Mineralize Volcanic Ash Exfoliator
Date:04 09 2015
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Mineral snack for your skin
Tags +Gentle, Refreshing, Effective
I tend to not like exfoliators because they either they dry out my combination skin or they are too harsh. This exfoliator is indeed different- first of all, its fun to smear over your skin because it feels like you're a kid again playing with dirt. :) But I digress...
I noticed that along with a nice smell it feels good- not too harsh. What feels even better is to let it sit on your skin for a minute or two. I don't know why, but it feels like your skin is soaking up the clean.
You can gently massage your skin with it and you won't feel like its scraping your face off. Rinses off quickly. I have used it twice so far and it makes my skin look AND feel soft. I pat a light layer of Comfort Creme afterwards, and my skin feels completely refreshed. It does indeed help even out your skin tone.
+1point
1of 1found this review helpful.
 / Arizona
Product Purchase: maccosmetics.com
Review 18 for Mineralize Volcanic Ash Exfoliator
Date:06 13 2013
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I love it.
Tags +Refreshing
This exfoliator is very good in my opinion. I have dead skin pealing from my nose and forehead area. I used this about 3 times and it gently removed ALL the dead skin from those areas. And the smell is nice too.
+5points
5of 5found this review helpful.
 / Miami
Product Purchase: Department Store
Review 19 for Mineralize Volcanic Ash Exfoliator
Date:02 20 2013
Overall Rating: 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Worst product ever....
Worst product I have ever purchased from MAC and I’ve been using their makeup for over 10 years. I bought this exfoliator because my skin had become a little drier than normal during the winter months. Not only did this do nothing for sloughing off dead skin, it also caused my face to break out like crazy. I've never had a reaction like this to anything and it has taken months of non-use for my skin to bounce back to normal. It is rare for me to even get a pimple let alone "breakout" so trust me when I say this product made my face a complete mess. For all those quick reviewers (i.e. people who review products right away without giving them a chance to see what they actually do) I also loved this product at first but be aware if your skin starts breaking out after the first few uses - it's probably not hormonal and it won’t get better no matter how much you like the smell and feel of the product itself. Speaking of which, this product is loaded with perfume. I don't know why MAC seems to be putting so much of it in their products lately. I returned this after using it for a month.
+7points
12of 17found this review helpful.
Product Purchase: MAC Store
Review 20 for Mineralize Volcanic Ash Exfoliator
Date:08 01 2015
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Baby soft
Tags +highly effective
I've been hesitating buying this product due to its scary look, until a Mac girl offered me a sample last night. I evenly put it on my cleansed damp skin and left it on for three minutes, when a feeling of the beads dissolving arose and I could feel it exfoliating and softening my skin without tingling or tightening, after I wet my hand and massaged my face with fingers then rinse it off. Here comes back my baby soft and matte skin. It truly does what it declares, oil controlling and hydrating while exfoliating to remove dead skin cells. It also has a good smell after (when you first apply it it might feel a bit too strong) I'll definitely purchase the full size soon!
0points
0of 0found this review helpful.
 / Canada
Product Purchase: MAC Store