Facetory FOUR-Ever Fresh Subscription Box Review – April 2017
This is a review of the FOUR-Ever Fresh subscription level, which includes 4 curated sheet masks made from traditional fabrics like cotton and cellulose. They also offer a Seven Lux subscription level, which includes 7 curated sheet masks with slightly higher-functioning ingredients (think hydrogels and other more sophisticated ingredients).
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The Subscription Box: Facetory
The Cost: Slight price hike since last month! It’s now $5.95 + $2.95 shipping for the FOUR-Ever Fresh subscription (4 masks per month), or $15.95 + $3.95 shipping for the Seven Lux subscription (7 higher-functioning masks per month).
COUPON: Use coupon code EMAILSIGNUP10 to save 10% off your first box!
The Products: 4 or 7 sheet mask facials representing what’s new and popular in the Korean sheet mask trend.
Ships to: U.S. and Worldwide
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The pack doesn’t have a formal theme, but I will say most of the packaging on the masks mirrors the dreamy palette of this info card!
The products and their features are listed out on this second card. Most of the information on each mask’s package is in Korean, so having these details in English is really helpful!
There’s a coupon code on the card, too, in case you need more than 4 masks a month!
Shinetree Caviar Essence Mask – Listed Value $2.95
The info card contains caviar extracts that are supposed to increase vitality and elasticity in the skin. This mask also includes options to help provide nutrients, moisture, and more.
I was a little worried that this mask would have some kind of seafood scent to it, but thank goodness it didn’t, haha! This fabric mask felt nice on and immediately after, though I felt like there was more essence than usual to have to rub into my skin (I ended patting some off with a towel). My skin did feel a bit more moisturized, but the firming and elasticity I was looking forward to wasn’t quite there.
Beyond Seaweed from Jeju Mask – Listed Value $2.00
This mask is all about “boosting strength in delicate skin.” The info card also mentions that this mask doesn’t feature parabens or harmful substances, which I appreciate!
I was also a little worried that this mask might have a briny, sea-water smell, but in fact, it smelled fresh and clean. The essence is lotion-y, rather than clear. It felt really nice on, though the eye holes were weirdly close together. The edges of the holes were sitting right on the outer corners of my eyes! The mask felt nice and did bring my skin a bit of moisture—especially in the areas that are typically drier. But the moisture faded a little sooner rather than I would’ve liked (after about an hour or so).
Lindsay Pearl Essence Mask – Listed Value $3.95
I LOVE this mask’s packaging! The colors are gorgeous and a little iridescent, too. It’s different from the packaging shown on the info card, and full disclosure, I like this version so much more. According to the card, this mask is meant to restore rough skin and promote vitality via its pearl proteins.
This mask was the most comfortable to put on my face—it provided more coverage than other masks in the box, and its fabric really hugged my skin, rather than slipping off of it. The mask brought a lot of softness and smoothness to my T-zone skin (which tends to be more precocious), though I wish I’d exfoliated my cheeks a bit more before using the mask (it left them feeling a little residue-ish).
Sesamis Royal Jelly Firming Mask – Listed Value $2.95
Here’s another really beautiful package! Inside this metallic-gold envelope is a mask that’s meant to cleanse and nourish skin with Royal Jelly, a substance akin to honey. Moisture, elasticity, cleansing, anti-aging—this mask claims to do it all!
The mask really does smell like honey. I will say it was the first mask that irritated my skin a bit—just barely, but the areas of my skin that are more dry or irritated did feel a twinge in the final minutes of the mask. It was super effective, though. My skin felt makeup-primer smooth for the rest of the afternoon!
Verdict: Facetory is a great value—for $8.90 ($5.95 + $2.95 shipping), you get $11.85-worth of products. That’s about as much as I’d expect to pay in a store for a handful of sheet masks, so I feel like it’s a fair investment. You do have to be willing to be surprised with what you get and know that not every mask will work wonders for you (especially in one go). Sheet mask shopping to me is kind of like finding a great pair of jeans. You try on a ton, and when you find a brand that works for you, you tend to stick with it. I feel like Facetory is a great way to experience that “try on” phase since you’ll experience a lot of different masks for different purposes. When I find one that I really love and want to experience again, I can hop on the Facetory site shop (which usually stocks some of each box’s masks after that month has passed).
What do you think of Facetory?