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M.A.C Cosmetics Mineralize Volcanic Ash Exfoliator


4.3 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars68%
  • 4 Stars17%
  • 3 Stars7%
  • 2 Stars3%
  • 1 Star6%
4.38 / 5 based on 71 Reviews
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Product Description

Full Description:

A Dual-purpose Cleansing And Exfoliating Scrub That Blends Natural Volcanic Ash With Fine Sugar Crystals. Highly Effective, The Mineral-rich, Concentrated Formula Foams On To Refine And Unclog The Skin And Add Instant Moisture, Leaving Skin Feeling Soft And Comfortably Clean. Rinses Off With Warm Water.

Key Claims And Benefits:

  • Exfoliates Skin
  • Smoothes Skin
  • Hydrating
  • Controls Oil
  • For All Skin Types
  • Dermatologist Tested
  • Ophthalmologist Tested
  • Non-acnegenic


  • Smooth A Small Amount Of Product Evenly Over Moist Skin.
  • Wash Off With Tepid Water.
  • Use One To Three Times Per Week.
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  • Does this product work well? Where can I get it?1 Answers
  • I see this product has ASH in it's name... Does this mean...3 Answers
  • Does this exfoliant work well? I've recently started gett...1 Answers
M.A.C Cosmetics Mineralize Volcanic Ash Exfoliator
M.A.C Cosmetics Mineralize Volcanic Ash Exfoliator
Reviews (71)
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Media (18)
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  • "My favorite exfoliater ever . Does not dry out skin and I have extremely sensitive skin and combination . A little pricey but worth every penny and since you only use it 2-3 times a week it last a long time." in 9 reviews
  • "after years of curiosity, i finally decided to give this a try. i really dont know why i waited so long but omg i LOVE this scrub! it has a sugar base so you do get quite a bit of scrubbing action but it isnt harsh on my sensitive skin. i do find my skin to be a little more dry after using (but i've been a bit dry in general) but it's nothing a little extra hydration cant fix quickly" in 6 reviews
Lily W.
New York, NY
366 reviews
I used this in the past when I first started to buy MAC products. The grainy particles are pretty big in comparison to alot of other exfoliators. That being said you couldn't go full force scrubbing your face with the product. It did help take off the dead layer of akin, leaving my skin feeling smooth. I just wish the grains were a finer texture.
Ani B.
Los Angeles
452 reviews
Can't say I'm a fan of this product. I usually make a lot of purchases from MAC but I don't think their skincare is good or effective. It's a thick black granulated goop, felt like tug-resistance when I applied on my skin. It spread okay but didn't glide on. The 'sugar' granules felt harsh on my skin. Did it feel clean, yes! But my face was also irritated and I didn't see any long term effectiveness. It just felt clean for that day. I'm currently on a hunt for another charcoal mask or peel as this was not a keeper.
Kylie J.
Alma, AR
12 reviews
This is my favorite exfoliator!! It has a fun, clean smell and the texture is smooth enough to use multiple times per week. I love using this product before bed followed by a moisturizer—waking up to soft skin! Highly recommend!
Kelly M.
39 reviews
I’ve been using this face scrub for years now. I’m in love with it. It exfoliates without hurting my skin. I have sensitive skin and this has never caused me a problem. If you haven’t tried MAC skin care products, i highly recommend them.
Jenaia G.
Breckenridge , MN
80 reviews
Can't say I'm a fan of this product! It's a thick black granulated goop. Spreads ok but doesn't glide. Feels like a tug-resistance when I apply it to my face. The 'sugar' granules are harsh on my skin. Face feels immediately tight with product on and after I wash it off. Do I feel clean- yes but my face also feels irritated? After 2 uses I threw this squeeze tube out. Sadly, it just wasn't for me...
Sarah J.
Lorain, OH
104 reviews
Enjoyed this product more than other cleansers and masks I've used. Left my face feeling amazingly refreshed and clean. Definitely recommend. Didn't dry my skin out or cause any issues.
Maria C.
107 reviews
If I can give this product 10 stars I would it is my all-time favorite product for exfoliating! It leaves my skin smooth because it works very well at removing my dead skin cells
Annette C.
26 reviews
Oh I LIVE for this stuff.  Mac's whole Mineralized line is amazing. I got so addicted to this, that I was using it daily. I had to stop because using it every day because I was drying out my face too much.
Caitlyn O.
Van buren TWP, MI
595 reviews
This is my favorite exfoliated i have been using it for years I would highly reccommend it! It cleans out every pore nook and cranny on my face when I’m done washing my skin feels clean and not bumpy or greasy
Danielle M.
Kingstown, NC
54 reviews
I have been using this product for over 3 years. It is one of my go to product. I would recommend this with the entire system that was recently released. The price is good because it doesn’t take that much product.
Ammita W.
Durham , NC
49 reviews
I see this product has ASH in it's name... Does this mean that it is for dry skin? I have very dry skin and could benefit from this if anyone could let me know if it's worth the buy? Should it be paired with something else? Give me the scoop!
Jillian R.
Millersville, MD
25 reviews
Do you peel it off or wash it off?
Ashley V.
Bakersfield , CA
58 reviews
Did they change the name on this from Volcanic Ash to reset & revive charcoal mask? I went to buy some at MAC but the lady said the name changed, but when I look online it still shows as Volcanic ash?
Joelle W.
300 reviews
Does this reduce pore size for anyone?
Mary Ashleigh B.
Spartanburg, SC
35 reviews
How is this with oily skin? I really want to try it, but I don't want it to dry out my skin causing it to produce even more oil.

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