Face Mask Alchemy Subscription Review – January 2019


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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.

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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 January 2019 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.

The big bummer/announcement on the page is that February will be the last FMA delivery. SO SAD! Marie is taking time to focus on bigger and better things, so hopefully, that means a new subscription is ahead? She’s also expecting another child in April! Congrats to her!

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)!

Iao ValleyFace Mask Powder, 0.5 oz.

The powder this month utilizes different ingredients from the past year, but Marie wanted to make it special and harness the feeling of her favorite place: a lush sanctuary called Iao Valley on Maui. It has French green clay, French white clay, organic matcha tea, organic moringa powder, organic coconut milk powder, Hawaiian spirulina, organic Gotu kola, organic white tea, and organic Oregon blue-green algae. Together, they fight oxidative skin stress and reduce inflammation.

Green Things Face Oil

This smells really fresh and clean and contains cold pressed and unrefined organic chia seed oil, cold pressed and unrefined organic camelia seed oil, and double distilled vetiver essential oil. Love it! This can go into the mask or can be used on clean skin before or after the mask to soothe. She suggests using this with a jade roller too!

I began with the dry Iao Valley powder.

I then added some water.

After that, three drops of the Green Things Face Oil.

And finally, about 1/3 of the honey stick. At this point, it was looking a little too soupy for my liking.

I decided to add more of the powder to thicken it up.

Okay, now I’m really proud of how this came out. I think this is one of the best consistencies I’ve made. It’s thick, yet spreadable. I love the rich green color it turned into!

I’ll be honest: on this day, I had already put my face through about three different masks, so I tested this one out on my hand. I spread it all over the top (more so than above) and let it get as dry as it could and started cracking a little. This took about 10-15 minutes. Once it was ready, I rinsed it with warm water and gave it a little scrub. Oh my goodness does my skin feel wonderfully soft! I pressed my lips against it to really get a feel and honestly had to stop myself from making out with my hand as the kids do in the movies when they’re practicing kissing for the first time. I can’t wait to make this mask again (because there is plenty of everything left) for when my face is ready! There is also a lot of the oil left for me to smear all over my face and jade roll.

Verdict: I’m so sad that Face Mask Alchemy is ending, but I’m glad we had these months together. I’ll be interested to see what Marie has in store for us and hope that it comes sooner than later. In the meantime, I’m ready for February- the last one. 

To Wrap Up:

Can I still get this box if I sign up today? Unfortunately, it looks like February is already sold out so there will be no more FMA! 🙁

Value Breakdown: For $10.88 I received enough ingredients to make a custom face mask with some leftover, as well as a bamboo spoon and plenty of the honey stick left. There was also most of the oil still to use as an after-mask treatment.

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Written by Marne Orenich

Marne Orenich

Marne is a stationery addict, lip product connoisseur, record collector, and twice over cat mom. Her favorite subscriptions contain office supplies, natural skin care products, and anything with food.

Posted in Beauty Subscription Boxes, Face Mask Alchemy Reviews, Subscription Box Reviews, Subscription Boxes for Women| Tags: face mask alchemy | 3 comments

3 Comments

  1. When i signed up at the end of December this was my first mask sent. I have made it twice and think i can easily make two more out of the powder. It really is lovely. Smells alot like the matcha imo but only while mixing is that scent powerful. I also have taken your idea and used rosewater to mix. The next time i mix im going to try using carbonated water (supposedly the closest to skins natural ph) and see how those results are.
    So sorry to see this sub go. But i was charged for the next one last friday and its already on its way to me. So i have about 6 more times to enjoy this sub. (Guessing 4 uses in the next if i get 2 more out of this one).

    • Oooh, carbonated water?! I’ll have to try that!

  2. I’m sad this is ending! I just heard about this sub and was interested in trying it.

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