Face Mask Alchemy Subscription Review – September 2018
Face Mask Alchemy is a monthly DIY mask subscription that sends you everything you need to create a new at-home face mask experience. Hawaiian-born subscription box lover Marie began “hacking” face masks on YouTube and would look up all the ingredients to see if she could recreate it, and thus, FMA was born.
This month’s box is being reviewed thanks to an MSA reader request!
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About Face Mask Alchemy
The Subscription Box: Face Mask Alchemy
The Cost: $10.88/month with free shipping!
The Products: A months supply of dry face mask, a unique oil or other potion, a Hawaiian honey stick and bamboo spoon
Ships to: U.S. only
Face Mask Alchemy September 2018 Review
Like last month, I received a full sheet with my Face Mask Alchemy delivery which goes over what I received, the ingredients, how to use/make it and some extra tips. Owner Marie suggests using masks no more than twice a week, and to not let a clay mask fully dry (shocker to me). I’ll keep this into consideration when using mine this month.
Everything comes in a mesh pouch to keep it together.
You’ll always receive a bamboo spoon in your package to get things stirred up!
Hawaiian Honey Stick
You will also find a Hawaiian honey stick in each one that you can choose to add to the mask!
Billy Goat Ranch Lavender Hydrosol, 4 ml. – Retail Value $0.50
The additional ingredient this month is in the form of a hydrosol. Since the mask is all about soothing your summer skin and settling things down, the hydrosol is made lavender, known to help you chill out. Hydrosols are the byproduct of distilling (in case) lavender florets to make essential oil. Think of it as a refreshing toner! It can be added to the mask powder in lieu of water, or just to hydrate and calm your skin after using the mask (what I’ll end up doing). Smells amazing, of course!
Settle Down Clay Mask Powder, 0.5 oz.
This month’s mask is made with a blend of clays like white kaolin, pink, glacier, Amazonian white, along with coconut milk, oatmeal, honey, chamomile, and organic aloe powders, plus comfrey, and chamomile extract. There’s not much of a scent with this one besides a clay one, but I love clay masks so I’m excited to try it out.
I started with 1 tablespoon of the mask powder in a small dish. Last month I used my hand and it got messy pretty quick.
Since I used 1 tablespoon of the mask powder, I matched it with the same amount of water. I probably should have started a with a little less since it seemed a bit liquidy instead of a thicker paste.
I decided to add the honey stick because… why not? I was unsure if this would make the mask thicker or thinner since it is a liquid, but a sticky one. It did end up making it a bit thinner, so I should retain that knowledge and perhaps use less water for that reason.
I added more powder to get the mask to get a consistency that I liked. That’s what this is all about, right? Being a junior beauty alchemist. When I achieved what I liked, I slathered it on using the bamboo spoon and then let it (mostly) dry.
I liked the look of this one since it has a nice natural oatmeal hue which matches it’s all natural ingredients. It felt nice and cool at first and stayed that way as I allowed the benefits of calming chamomile, softening oats + clay, clarifying honey + clay, and soothing comfrey to do their thing. As I washed away the now darker and slightly thicker mask about 10 minutes in, I noticed it had just a little grit in there that acted as a gentle exfoliator which I can appreciate. Even after washing it away, my face still felt cool in addition to now being super soft. Yay!
Verdict: Face Mask Alchemy was a hit with me once again. I am going to begin looking forward to this delivery each month so I can feel ultra DIY by making my own facial masks which will be unique since they include different ways to make it my own! Next month maybe I’ll take Marie up on her suggestion to add some oils? So much fun!
To Wrap Up:
Can I still get this box if I sign up today? Yes, this box is still available!
Value Breakdown: For $10.88 I received enough “Settle Down” mask powder for roughly 2 masks, and a 4 oz bottle of Lavender Hydrosol, plus a bamboo spoon and honey stick to help me doctor it up.
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