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MAC Volcanic Ash Thermal Mask Review

October 3, 2009

After the huge success of the Volcanic Ash Exfoliator, MAC launched Volcanic Ash Thermal Mask ($19.50), a limited edition tar-black mask that contains Volcanic Ash and natural oils to deep-cleanse and treat the skin to keep it moist, clean, soft and evenly-textured.

Unlike the Exfoliator, the Volcanic Ash Thermal Mask did not feel abrasive on my thin, sensitive skin. It went on very smoothly with a pleasant scent and heated up right away when it came into contact with water (you are supposed to apply this while your skin is still damp). The heating sensation only lasted for a few seconds but felt so soothing on the skin.

The mask dried up quickly with a slight tightening effect and once it rinsed off easily with warm water, I kid you not, results were INSTANT! Not only did my skin feel super clean and soft with no dry feeling, the pores around my nose had shrunk a little as well! I ended up loving this so much I went back and bought a backup within a week! MAC really should make this permanent pronto!

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  • Reply Aleksis October 4, 2009 at 1:06 am

    omg I love it too!!!

  • Reply amy October 4, 2009 at 1:16 pm

    I really like it to I look very rosy and dewy afterwards. It works exceptionally with a steam bath!

  • Reply kristie October 5, 2009 at 7:43 pm

    This looks very cool. I’d love to try it out. Hopefully it can shrink my pores too lol.

  • Reply mansi October 9, 2009 at 12:45 am


    i was wondering how you spread it evenly on your face. i find the product is extremely thick and hard to spread.. unless in contact with water basically!! let me know 🙂 thanks!

  • Reply Christy October 12, 2009 at 1:43 am

    I love this stuff! I agree, it should be permanent. I bought 3, then more online. It feels so good after using it 🙂

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