MAC - Mineralize Volcanic Ash Exfoliator

MAC Mineralize Volcanic Ash Exfoliator

  • Cleansing
  • Exfoliation
  • methyl gluceth-20
  • sucrose
50 /100
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Formula review

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What does the product description say?
"Made with finely ground volcanic ash from Vanuatu that has been used for centuries as a treatment for skin conditions, the mineral rich, foaming cleanser also contains sucrose, a natural exfoliant that will unclog pores and rinse away easily."
WIMJ summary

This product works by removing dirt and oil from the surface of the skin. It uses a combination of mild cleansing agents (disodium coco-glucoside sulfosuccinate, hexylene glycol, lauramidopropyl betaine, peg-7 glyceryl cocoate, sodium cocoyl glutamate, sodium lauroyl lactylate) and should be able to cleanse the skin gently. Still keep in mind that any cleansing can disrupt the skin barrier, and most people do not need to cleanse their skin more than once per day.

Even though this formulation is mild, the following cleansing agents could trigger an irritation or allergy for some people: peg-7 glyceryl cocoate

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
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What does the product description say?
"Mineralize Volcanic Ash Exfoliator"
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WIMJ summary

This product does not contain effective exfoliating ingredients. It might be able to deliver physical exfoliation, that is scrub off some of the dead cells on the surface of the skin. We do not recommend physical exfoliation, because it is not uniform (some bits of skin can get exfoliated too much while others not at all). It can also traumatize the skin and aggrevate acne and other skin conditions.

Potential irritants


Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Can help attract water to the upper layer of the skin. In crystal form, it can work as a gentle exfoliant, gentler than the salt scrub. Helps stabilize the emulsion
26% - 40%
Helps water and oil mix together
8.8% - 13.1%
4.2% - 6.3%
4.3% - 6.4%
2.3% - 3.5%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and soften it
1.7% - 2.6%
1.3% - 1.9%
A preservative
1% - 1.6%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
1% - 1.6%
Helps create a more spreadable product texture
0.4% - 0.9%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.35% - 0.85%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.1% - 0.45%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.05% - 0.3%
An umbrella term for the following three colorants: CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499
0.05% - 0.3%

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