I don't know what I was doing when this was released last year, but I obviously didn't make my way to a MAC counter to buy Volcanic Ash Exfoliator the first time round when it was released with the Future Earth collection last Summer. I really wasn't into LE collections at all back then so turned a blind eye at the time.
I've read so much about this exfoliator that when I saw it being sold on Specktra over the weekend I had to snap it up. I went to pick it up from the sorting office before work this morning as I missed the delivery yesterday and there was no way I was waiting until Tuesday (after the Bank Holiday weekend) to get this.
So here it is, one of the most talked about skincare products that MAC has released. If you didn't know this is to be re-released with Style Black and I'll be testing this starting tonight to see if it really lives up to the hype and if it makes a difference to my skin.
I don't know what to expect but first impressions are that it stinks to high heaven and is really gloopy, like tar and looks like lava - hence the name I guess! It doesn't look like the kind of product you want to smear all over your face to be honest and this is definately a product I'll be using in the shower as opposed to in the sink cos I can tell it'll make a mess!
MAC instruct that a small a amount be smoothed evenly over clean, moist skin and that it be washed off with warm water. Usage is recommended 1-3 times a week. This doubles up as a body exfoliator too which is handy.
It kind of reminds me of Origins Modern Friction but I may change my mind once I have it in my hand and can feel the texture properly and then feel it against my facial skin. Apparently it has sugar granules in it
Who bought this last Summer and what do you think of it? Will you be repurchasing when Style Black is released or buying for the first time? Or do you already use an exfoliator that ticks all your boxes and will skip this product altogether?
I can't wait to wash my face tonight! I'll report back next weekend with an update.