Facetory SEVEN LUX Subscription Box Review + Coupon – April 2017
Facetory is a monthly sheet mask facial subscription. The company aims to provide its members with the latest cult faves from the Korean sheet mask trend.
This is a review of the SEVEN LUX subscription level ($15.95 per month + shipping), which includes 7 curated sheet masks with slightly higher-functioning ingredients (think hydrogels and other more sophisticated ingredients). They also offer a FOUR-ever Fresh subscription level ($5.95 per month + shipping), which includes 4 curated sheet masks made from traditional fabrics like cotton and cellulose.
My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
The Subscription Box: Facetory
The Cost: $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%!
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
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
My skin can be kind of all over the place—it’s usually oilier through my T-zone, but every now and then, my skin will surprise me and get really dry around my nose. Using the masks in this subscription has definitely helped during the dry times since the masks are usually really moisturizing. Some of the masks also leave my skin feeling a bit firmer and smoother, at least for an evening.
I’m always glad that Facetory includes so much detail about each mask. The information on the packages themselves isn’t usually in English, so this product card is key in understanding what’s special about each mask.
Here’s the back of the card.
Duft & Doft Pink Milk Mask – Retail Value $4.95
This mask is apparently one of the most popular masks in Korea right now, which made me excited to try it. The gist is that the pink mask includes a bunch of special potions to keep your face looking fab, including milk extract to “brighten dull skin and give it a glowy, healthy look.”
The info card said to open the bottom tip of the mask, squeeze out the excess essence, and put it on my skin before applying the mask. Just to be clear, it’s the mask that’s pink—the essence is supposed to be pink, but it seemed more clear to me. I think the most noticeable part of this mask was how soothed my skin felt while it was on. The essence wasn’t sticky or residue-ish like other products can be. While the effects didn’t last much longer than a few hours, I did feel like the mask left my skin feeling moisturized and a makeup primer smooth, especially around my nose and cheekbones.
Shine K Super Food Berry Honey Mask Pack – Retail Value $2.95
Pretty much every mask I’ve tried from Facetory has smelled the same—the fragrance, if there is one, is usually just a fresh, clean kind of smell, like what you’d expect from a lotion. This mask, on the other hand, smells like sweet raspberries!
The mask itself wasn’t anything too exciting. It was moisturizing, sure, but the results didn’t last too long. Also, I found the eye holes a little on the small side (my eyes are VERY much on the big side), so I had to fight not to get essence in my eyes!
SNP Jelly Vita Firming Toning Mask – Retail Value $2.95
This mask helps with wrinkles, elasticity, skin nutrition, and moisture via a jelly-like essence that’s packed with bergamot extracts, chamomile flower extracts, and more.
The info card mentions that you have to smooth the jelly around in the package before you apply the mask to make sure it’s even. I did smooth things out pretty well, but I still got a big glob of jelly towards my right cheek, and not so much anywhere else. The mask is more meshy than others I’ve tried, so the jelly (which is basically a thinner petroleum jelly) can easily seep through and absorb into the skin. The parts of the mask that had more jelly on them did leave my skin feeling soft, but it was so uneven that it wasn’t my fave.
Leaders Shining Effect Aquatoning Pearl Mask – Retail Value $2.95
I’ve tried pearl masks from other brands before and really liked the impact they had on my skin. This mask is supposed to “brighten and liven up” my skin with pearl powder and hyaluronic acid.
I was really impressed by this mask—it kept my skin feeling soft all day, to the point where I still found myself petting my cheeks at dinner (I did the mask in the morning). I didn’t get a lot of the brightening effects with this one use, but this feels like one of those masks that would do amazing things to my skin with repeat use. I might have to nab some more!
The Art:Cell Aurora Pearl Mask Pack – Retail Value $3.95
Another pearl mask! Awesome! I also have to say, this packaging is so pretty. The subtle mermaid-scale pattern shimmers in the light, too.
I think pearl masks were just made for my skin because this mask was also so amazingly effective. The mask felt soothing while it was on. The essence soaked into my skin really nicely (even on my hands), and left a light, smooth feeling like makeup primer would. Best of all, the effects of the mask lasted a really long time. My favorite part was how firm and bouncy the skin around my nose and cheeks felt. Those areas tend to be duller and less lively than others, but they felt and looked awesome after this mask!
Dr. Jart Ceramidin Mask – Retail Value $4.95
Dr. Jart masks I’ve used have been really effective and tend to involve more sophisticated materials as well as ingredients. For instance, other Dr. Jart masks I’ve tried featured gel, rather than a liquid essence. This was a pretty straightforward sheet mask, though the info card says it’s crafted for sensitive skin and is void of 10 harmful toxins, which I like.
The mask’s main mission is hydration, and I did feel a bit more moisturized after using it. But I felt like there was a bit more residue than I would’ve liked, and I didn’t get the firmness that I experienced with other masks in the box.
Frienvita Aqua Gold Glow Mask – Retail Value $3.95
The last mask in the box was the most unique mask I’ve tried. Not only does the essence include little flecks of real gold, but the mask itself is an “octopus sucker black sheet,” which hugged my skin in a way that was comfortable and made this mask a much less clumsy experience than other masks that slip around on my face. (Note that this wasn’t one of those charcoal masks that stick so tightly to your skin that they’re painful to pull off—it’s just a fabric mask that slips around less easily than others!)
My skin felt pretty good after using the mask. It was soft and a little firmer than it was before I put the mask on. The gold flakes didn’t have any noticeable impact. A few ended up sticking to my skin, but they’re so big that it would’ve looked weird if I left them—it’s more like having some fine confetti on your face, rather than a dusting of shimmery powder.
Verdict: Facetory gives you about $27.00 of sheet masks for about $20.00 (the price of the box plus shipping). I like being stocked up with sheet masks, though I didn’t get the same value out of each one. Each month’s box is essentially a variety pack that highlights all different kinds of masks, ingredients, and functions. But now that I know which masks worked the best for me (hooray for pearl!), I kind of wish there was an option to get masks that fit my specific preferences or skin needs (a.k.a. just a bunch of pearl masks). Still, it’s kind of fun to explore the wide world of sheet masks each month and discover new brands!
What do you think of Facetory?