Facetory Subscription Box Review + Coupon – February 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. Rather than arriving in a box, the products in this subscription come packaged in this adorable, illustrated envelope!
This is a review of the FOUR-ever Fresh subscription level ($4.95 per month + shipping), 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).
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: $4.95 + $0.99 shipping for the FOUR-ever Fresh subscription (4 masks per month), or $14.95 + free 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
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I’ve tried sheet masks before, but never on a regular basis. I have combination skin that breaks out once in a blue moon. After a long, cold, dry winter, my skin is feeling sort of dingy and tired. I’ve been drinking more water, moisturizing, and giving my face some exfoliating love, but I’m excited to see if these masks can help revive it a little quicker.
The products in the box are listed out on this card, as are their benefits. It’s helpful for me to have this info, as most of the details on the sheet mask packages are written in Korean (which I’m sad to say I can’t read—maybe this subscription will encourage me to learn!).
There’s also a card with a coupon to use, should I choose to upgrade to the Seven Lux plan. Cool! I love their branding so much. It’s so pretty and cute!
SNP Coconut Fruits Gelato Moisture Mask – Value $4.29
The picture on this package certainly looks sumptuous! This mask boasts “undiluted fruit extracts” that help add moisture to the skin while delivering a soft, vibrant finish.
This mask was a little drippy coming out of the package, and I had to be careful to curtail the serum (they call it “sheet mask essence” in this box) running down my neck. I loved the bright coconut scent, though—it was very fresh and spa-like. The soft fabric mask still felt pretty damp after I removed the mask (I gave it about 20 minutes), and there was a good amount of “essence” to rub in. My skin did feel firmer and softer for the rest of the afternoon. It felt kind of powdery smooth to the touch, too.
Acwell Honey Anti-Wrinkle Daanji Mask – Listed Value $2.00
I thought since this mask had honey in it that the essence wouldn’t be as runny—that wasn’t really the case, though the essence wasn’t quite as runny as the last one. Highlights of this mask include honey extract, royal jelly extract, and a special eucalyptus fiber mask for an extra kick of moisture.
The mask really does smell like rich, sweet honey, which I didn’t expect. After 20 minutes of wearing the mask, my skin did feel more moist and soft, though the feeling didn’t last as long as I would’ve liked (I tried this one evening, and by the next morning, my skin was parched again). Even about an hour after rubbing the remaining essence into my skin, it felt like there was still a very subtle residue on my skin. It wasn’t a huge deal, but I wish it had a cleaner finish.
Goodal Baby Perennis Radiance Mask – Value $4.00
At first, I was worried, as the packaging on the info card looks a bit different than what I got. The correct name appeared on the back of the package, though, so I’m going to assume it’s a packaging change and nothing more!
This mask has a strong floral scent that reminded me of a classic perfume. It’s a little overwhelming to have so close to your face for so long, I’ll admit. The mask was a bit drippy, but it absorbed nicely into my skin. After rubbing in the excess essence, I still was getting a bit of that residue feeling—when I’d move my face, I could sort of tell something was there. My skin felt a smidge firmer than it had when I put the mask on, but again, I long for a cleaner finish!
Proud Mary Cereal Whitening Apricot Mask – Listed Value $2.00
I was really wary of this mask at first glance. I’m not a fan of “whitening”—did this mask include harmful bleaching properties? According to the info card, no, but it should have revitalizing effects for my skin.
So, I ended up really loving this mask, but not because it did anything for my skin tone (it didn’t). I didn’t experience any “brightening”, but what I did get was the smoothest, cleanest, softest feeling skin I’ve experienced in awhile! A friend of mine both did a sheet mask while watching TV one night, and the next day, I literally said “I can’t believe it, my skin still feels so awesome after that apricot mask!”
Verdict: Here’s the thing about this subscription—it’s only $4.95 a month. While Facetory lists the retail value of its items as $2.00 each, online, most of these masks turn up for at least $4.00. So, for the price of one mask, you get four (which end up being around $12.00 total)! Not all of these masks wowed me, but they did leave my skin a bit more moist and enriched than it was before. Plus, getting these masks in the mail encouraged me to take a moment to sit back, relax, and just… chill out. It’s far from the efficacy of a spa facial, sure, but for $5.00, it was plenty enjoyable.
What do you think of Facetory?