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Product Review: MAC Volcanic Ash Exfoliator

Happy Sunday Dolls!

I hope your weekend was filled with lots of fun, and joy.

I will conclude this weekend with a review that may interest many of you MAC fans...I am talking about none other than the famous Volcanic Ash Exfoliator-which is a limited edition scrub that was released with the MAC Style Black Collection. This exfoliator also was released with a thermal mask, but I wanted to try this much raved about exfoliator that many seem to stock up on since it is limited edition.

I am a gal' that has gone through my share of different facial scrubs. I still haven't found "THE" Holy Grail facial scrub that blows my socks off. Did this scrub turn out to be my HG of facial scrubs? Read on to find out!

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MAC Volcanic Ash Exfoliator ($21.00)

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MAC Volcanic Ash Exfoliator squeezed out of the tube.


Product Usage:

*Smooth a small amount over clean, moist skin. It can be used on the face or body. Just wash it
off with warm water, and you can use this scrub 1-3 times per week.

Application:

I removed all my makeup with a cleansing towelette, and I washed my face with my original Clean and Clear cleanser. I wet my face with water and squeezed a dime sized amount on my hand and rubbed it all over my face. I noticed that the scrub is black and contains little black granules. I noticed the smell of the scrub-and I can't really describe what it smells like. It does not bother me at all, but if I were to guess, I would describe the smell as a bit earthy. I would say that the smell is not pleasant, but it's not bothersome (at least to me).
While i was rubbing this scrub on my face, I noticed that the granules were a little harsh on my skin, but they immediately dissolved, which was pretty cool. I have never actually used a scrub in where the granules dissolved. I rinsed with warm water, and my skin was really, really soft. The smell did linger, but it did soften down to a nice clean, and fresh smell.

Here is a picture of me with the scrub on my face (excuse the yellow shower cap):


Looks kinda like a mud scrub huh? haha.

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Overall, this scrub is just average for me, although I did like how soft it left my skin, I wouldn't exactly call this my HG scrub. But it is definitely a nice scrub to have. I use this scrub about 1-2 times a week, and I love the fact that it has not caused any adverse skin reactions such as irritation, and breakouts. Even though this scrub is pretty cool, I am not going to go crazy and stock up on it. I can wait until it is re-released, or becomes permanent as I feel that other drugstore scrubs perform the same as this one does, but for a fraction of the cost.

Pros:
1. It's in a squeeze tube, which makes the product sanitary and easy to use in the shower
2. A bit harsh at first, but the granules dissolve right away
3. Face is left feeling clean, and soft
4. Squeeze tube is see-through, so it makes it easy to see how much product you have left

Cons:
1. Limited Edition Product
2. Kind of expensive $21.00 + tax for a scrub, ouch!
3. Smell can be bothersome to others
4. Some may find this scrub a little messy to apply

Grab this scrub while you can loves! I hear this thing is selling out like hot cakes. And money-hungry people sell this stuff on E-Bay for ridiculous amounts...Crazy!

Have any of you tried this scrub? Loved it? Hated it? Let me know in the comment section!

2 comments

  1. I like it, It's not a bad scrub. It leaves your skin really soft :)

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