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Face Mask Alchemy Subscription Review – November 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!

My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)

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 November 2018 Review

You’ll find an info sheet in your Face Mask Alchemy delivery which goes over what I received, the ingredients, how to use/make it and some extra tips.

Everything comes in a mesh pouch to keep it together.

Bamboo Spoon

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 (or just some tea)!

Pumpkin Glow Face Mask Powder, 0.5 oz.

The featured powder this month is called Pumpkin Glow which sounds perfect for Fall. It contains alpha-hydroxy acid from the pumpkin powder and fruit enzymes from the included papaya powder which the info sheet tells me are two different exfoliators that help resurface skin. In addition, there are two different clays (white kaolin and French green), plus organic honey powder, and organic coconut milk powder which contains acacia fiber and tapioca starch. That’s a lot of great stuff, right?

Pumpkin Oil Blend

This simple blend is made of pumpkin seed oil (small USA-farm produced) plus organic baobab (that’s fun to say) oil and wild-crafted tamanu oil. What are those last two? Baobab oil comes from the seeds of the very cool looking trees that are indigenous to places like Australia, Africa, and are rich in essential fatty acids. Tamanu oil comes from nuts of a species of evergreen tree and is said to aid in the regeneration of skin and help with scars. Sounds pretty amazing. This oil can be added to the mask or used afterward. I just took my nose piercing out recently, so I may use it to lessen any scarring!

I started with the Pumpkin Glow powder, which is green because of the French green clay.

Then, I added the teeniest bit of water. It’s best to start with just a few drops from the faucet, especially if you plan to use the honey and oil in the mask as well since they’ll also add moisture.

Once that was mixed, I added a few drops of the pumpkin oil because why not?

This gave the mask an even smoother texture.

I knew I wanted to include the honey as well but since I already liked the consistency and thought I needed a bit more to cover my face, I added more powder as well.

The end result was this great creamy paste.

Here’s a patch test on my hand so you can get a look at it up close.

Marie recommends leaving this mask on for no more than 10 minutes (and to patch test if you have sensitive skin or use retinol or acid products) so I did just that. As it dries, it slowly turns a deeper green color. After washing it off, My skin is feeling AH-mazing and I think adding the oil is always a wonderful idea to really hydrate and leave the skin incredibly dewy and soft. I honestly couldn’t stop touching my face (bad, I know) because it felt so nice!

Verdict: Face Mask Alchemy was a dream once again this month. Like always, I really enjoy mixing the mask myself and tend to like trying it with the honey and included oil. I think it really helps moisturize the skin that way! Pretty soon, I’d like to start adding other things I have on hand like serums or rose water instead of regular old tap water. 

To Wrap Up:

Can I still get this box if I sign up today? No, but sign up today to get December as your first!

Value Breakdown: For $10.88 I received enough ingredients to make well over two custom face masks with some leftover, as well as a bamboo spoon and a honey stick.

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Did you get this month’s Face Mask Alchemy? What did you think?


Written by Marne Orenich

Marne Orenich

Marne is a lipstick connoisseur, record collector, and twice over cat mom. She loves discovering new clean beauty brands and has quite the collection of beautifully packaged serums and moisturizers.

Posted in Beauty Subscription Boxes, Face Mask Alchemy Reviews, Subscription Box Reviews, Subscription Boxes for Women| Tags: face mask alchemy | 5 comments

Comments (5)

  1. This was my 1st mask from them (I just subscribed). I love it! I got a cute ceramic bowl from the Korean market by my house. I mixed my own mask and had fun with it. It’s a great inexpensive subscription that’s fun and feels good on my skin.

  2. This seems great…. I think I want to try this mask.

  3. Nice job on mixing the mask! I still need practice on mixing powder masks, but it always feels like a sense like of accomplishment if I can get it to the consistency you had. 🙂

  4. Oh, to the wishlist this goes!

  5. Ooh, this seems interesting..

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