Thursday, October 8, 2009

MAC Volcanic Ash Thermal Mask Review


I purchased a MAC Volcanic Ash Thermal Mask sometime last week from the Style Black Collection and I finally tried it today.


MAC description:

Formulated with Volcanic Ash and natural oils, this ash-black facial mask simultaneously deep-cleanses and treats the skin. When water is added, the mask heats up and the oils instantly lubricate the skin, leaving it feeling soft and clean. Helps keep skin moist, clean, soft, and evenly-textured. Limited edition.

Ingredients:

Price: $19.50 at MAC

My Thoughts:
The first thing I have to say is that I have no idea what volcanic ash smells like. When I sniffed the product, the only scent I got was ash! Nothing fruity or floral. Just ash. LOL! You only smell it if you sniff so my advice is just don't sniff! :) So I followed the instructions to apply with moist hands to still moist skin (to activate the heat) and left it on for a bit more than the instructed 5 mins. After rinsing, I felt soooooo clean and and soft. My skin was very moisturized so my pores appeared smaller too! :)

Overall, I really like the product but it felt wierd to have black stuff all over my face. It was a good thing that I did not do it in front of my husband because I think I would have scared him like when I do my sheet masks. :)

Rating: 5/5

I would and would not rebuy this product because it is a limited edition product. The price will probably be jacked up like crazy on ebay by the time I finish and I like trying new products.

Hope this review is useful! Have a nice day! :)

-Yui

13 comments:

amynaree said...

great review, sounds like this is a great product :)

Shop N' Chomp said...

I scare my hubs that way too...lol! So good to hear this worked so well for you! Thank you for the awesome review :D

Babybubblz said...

i'm happy to hear it moisturizes! thx for the review

Blair said...

Thanks for the review! This mask sounds fantastic!!! I'd love to get my hands on it :)

Dina (XYYan) said...

nice review!!
i haven't tried a volcanic ash mask yet..

May said...

Thanks for the review! I've order two tube for me and my friend.

aniiita89 said...

thanks for the review
i went to macs yesterday but their all sold out on this already :(
hopefully i'll be able to find it tmrw :)

adin_22 said...

a lot have been raving about this...great review...Thanks...

Lisa J. said...

Hmm...seems like all the good things are limited/discontinued. MAC will probably make it "unlimited edition" in the near future though.

Shanghainese Dumpling said...

THanks for the review, I've heard about Volcanic ash masks, not sure if you heard about this youtuber called Rice Bunny she used Volcanic Ash = Kitty Litter Powder, as a mask and it worked really well especially for oily skin :)

Yumeko said...

i keep hearing abt it, but becauses it LE i am trying to avoid trying it in case i love it XD

FriendzCentury said...

Thanks for your review, I like the sound of the results...maybe I'll have to give this a try :)

sizbelle said...

great review, i'm gona check this out in store... muz have it haha, hope it works for me too!