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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:
4.712 out of 5
4.7
 out of 
5
(66 Reviews) 65
10 out of 11(91%)reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for Mineralize Volcanic Ash Exfoliator
Review 1 for Mineralize Volcanic Ash Exfoliator
Date:01 27 2016
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
AWESOME
Tags +exfoliating
I only has this as a sample and this literally took all of my blackheads away and took out ALL of the gunk I had in my pores and made my pores look smaller! I love it. I recommend this to anyone wondering how to get rid of enlarged dirty pores.
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Review 2 for Mineralize Volcanic Ash Exfoliator
Date:01 21 2016
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
To Ash or not To Ash
Definitely ASH! this is a great product and leaves my skin feeling soft and subtle. Helps control oil for two - three days. I use it along with my favorite face wash. Will purchase again. Well worth the cost, a little goes a long way!
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 / MI
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Review 3 for Mineralize Volcanic Ash Exfoliator
Date:01 09 2016
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
love the way my skin feels!
I bought this after reading the great reviews- and i have to say i love it too! My skin feels so soft and even after just one use. can't wait to see how it works after a few weeks of consistent use!
0points
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 / Charleston, SC, USA
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Review 4 for Mineralize Volcanic Ash Exfoliator
Date:10 24 2015
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great scrub!
Tags +deep cleaning, moderately gentle
I don't tend to like mechanical, granular scrubs but this product is great when my usual AHA/BHA routine is just not keeping up with my clogged pores. My husband uses this on his forehead, too! I also like the ash-black tinting to the product so you know where the product is in case you missed a spot rinsing it off.
+3points
3of 3found this review helpful.
 / Vancouver, BC, Canada
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Review 5 for Mineralize Volcanic Ash Exfoliator
Date:10 21 2015
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Make Me A Believer....
I have very sensitive skin, so I've always shied away from scrubs and harsh cleansers. But I was looking for something just to brighten and polish up my skin.
Well....I tried this and you've made me a faithful client. When I tell you my skin was so incredibly smooth and soft, after one use!
I was amazed...you've made me a believer!
+2points
2of 2found this review helpful.
 / New Jersey, USA
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Review 6 for Mineralize Volcanic Ash Exfoliator
Date:09 16 2015
Overall Rating: 
2 / 5
2 / 5
horrible, regret
i regret this, horrible smell and texture
-18points
0of 18found this review helpful.
Review 7 for Mineralize Volcanic Ash Exfoliator
Date:08 31 2015
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Absolutely Amazing!!
Tags +does not dry out skin, removes flakey skin, leaves face soft
At my first Mac counter experience, I came in because I was having some major skin issues around my cheeks. My skin was flakey and dry and I had tried everything to cover up/get rid of the dry skin. That was the only place my skin was dry, I have a mixture of oily/dry skin everywhere else. She immediately recommended the Volcanic Ash Exfoliator and used it on my cheeks while I was there. Instant results!!!! I purchased this and use it once every 5-7 days on my whole face. It is by far one of the best exfoliators I've ever used! Highly recommend this product!
+5points
5of 5found this review helpful.
 / Virginia
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Review 8 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!
+1point
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 / Canada
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Review 9 for Mineralize Volcanic Ash Exfoliator
Date:07 22 2015
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
One of the best skin care products ever!
I used a sample and loved it so much I drove a hour away to get it! I had went a whole week with out n I'm so upset I went that long! It smells clean it feels like a facial it leaves my skin much more clear and o can see a difference in my hyper pigmentation! I also notice my hormonal acne decreasing! This is a product I will never take out of my skin care regimen. I'm oily/ & dry skin as well. One of my favorite products!
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 / Akron
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Review 10 for Mineralize Volcanic Ash Exfoliator
Date:07 10 2015
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Gunk remover!
I've been using this exfoliator for a couple of months now. I use it about once a week for my oily skin. After washing my face I pat it on and let it sit for about a minute or so, then I gently rub my skin. You HAVE to put moisturizer on after using this. But its the first exfoliator that actually makes my skin look better, not just feel soft. Paired with the Comfort Creme, its perfect.
Its also fun to use. Feels like you're playing in the mud like a kid again. :)
+2points
2of 2found this review helpful.
 / Arizona
Review 11 for Mineralize Volcanic Ash Exfoliator
Date:06 16 2015
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Best exfoliator!
Tags +facial like results, best exfoliator i've ever used
I've used only mac makeup for 10 years but for some reason was never intrigued to try out any cleansers. I use Mac primers and moisturizers and love em all! so I decided to try this exfoliator out. What have I been missing?!?I have only used this 3 times in the week I've had it so far but WOW. After the first use I touched my face and it didn't even feel like my skin! Soft smooth and even like a baby's bum lol! I have no big issues with my skin other than a bit oily at times and forgetting to wash off my make up some nights leaves some dirty rough pores behind, but this stuff will keep me motivated to take better care of my skin. I'm ordering more of MAC's skincare products after this review. Very impressed and so happy about this purchase. this has definitely replaced my previous exfoliator for good!
I'd love it if MAC had more cleansers and I also hope one day MAC will throw in some retinol into the mix for more extreme anti wrinkle options for their moisturizers.
Thanks MAC!
+3points
3of 3found this review helpful.
 / OC Ca
Product Purchasemaccosmetics.com
Review 12 for Mineralize Volcanic Ash Exfoliator
Date:04 19 2015
Overall Rating: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
IT DOES EXACTLY WHAT IT SAYS!!
Tags +Gentle, Foaming, Creamy, Refreshing, Effective, exfoliating your face, leaving skin feeling soft clean free hydrant
I went to a mac stand at Macy's, planning on buying a BB Cream, when one of the lovely employs assisted me in trying the BB cream on, we realized that my skin was dry and peeling, so the BB cream was not applying on my face so well because of that. He recommended me to buy this two days ago and so far I am in love!!! It leaves my skin feeling free, soft, clean, unclogged, no peeling and better than my face has ever felt before. The only reason I give this product a 4/5 is because i have only been using it for going on 3 days now so I don't quite know if it will have any bad effects on me later on or if it doesn't show a great amount of improvement later on. But for now, so far- this is amazing! I recommend you getting it without a second thought! This is my first MAC product, next week i will return for a follow up and will buy a moisturizer for my face and continue from there!
+1point
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 / Massachussets
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Review 13 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.
+2points
2of 2found this review helpful.
 / Arizona
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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
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Review 15 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
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Review 16 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
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 / HOUSTON
Product Purchasemaccosmetics.com
Review 17 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
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Review 18 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 !
+3points
7of 11found this review helpful.
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Review 19 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
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Review 20 for Mineralize Volcanic Ash Exfoliator
Date:11 11 2014
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
One of the best
Tags +Gentle, Refreshing, Effective, someone who wears alot of makeup, any suffering frim dry flakey skin
This makes your skin feel brand new, If I have an event where I have to wear a heavy amount of make up ill use this after the green gel cleanser and my skin feels extremely smoothe and so clean, Im not even finished my first tube and ive already bought my second because I never want to be without it!
0points
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 / Mayland
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