Face Mask Alchemy Subscription Review – February 2019
Face Mask Alchemy was 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 February 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. She also reminds us that this will be the FINAL delivery. So sad!
Everything comes in a mesh pouch to keep it together.
You always receive a bamboo spoon in your package to get things stirred up!
And a 100% Hawaiian honey stick that you can choose to add to the mask or just enjoy in yogurt or tea later.
Ku’ulei Face Mask Powder, 0.5 oz.
This month’s powder features flowers and foliage like rose, hibiscus, rooibos, and chamomile, as well as honey powder, oats, and strawberry, along with French green and white clay and Amazonian white clay. It has a light brown hue like cocoa powder and a fine texture. The goal with this one is to “resurface and refresh” the skin for the harsh winter.
Maui Sunflower Oil Blend
Sunflower oil is apparently a new crop industry in Maui, and here it’s been mixed with hibiscus oil, astaxanthin (which has antioxidant properties), and argan oil. Like Marie mentions, a lot of my beauty products contain sunflower oil which helps condition and smooth skin, so featuring this month is a no-brainer.
Like always, I started with the powder in a small dish.
I then took rosewater I had on hand instead of tap water. The bottle I had is in a pump which I found to give a ton more control than trying to pour in the right amount of liquid. I got it to a thick paste.
After that, I added 4-5 drops of the oil blend which is really going to make this a hydrating, luxurious mask.
For the last step, I added half of the honey stick to get the consistency above.
This one was a little more gritty than some other masks, but I don’t mind it at all since it will have exfoliating properties as well. I love what honey brings to these masks as it gives it a more rubbery-like texture that doesn’t dry out all the way while the ingredients and oil are all working their magic. After removing this mask from my face (warm water, circular motions with help of a soft washcloth) my skin felt supple and looked fresh.
Verdict: I’m sad to see Face Mask Alchemy go, but this subscription made me so much more knowledgable about some ingredients as well as gave me permission to be more adventurous with masks and more comfortable experimenting with ingredients like rose water, oils, and of course honey. I wish Marie all the best and hope to see something new from her in the future!
To Wrap Up:
Can I still get this box if I sign up today? Unfortunately, this subscription has ended for good.
Value Breakdown: For $10.88 I got the ingredients to make at least two masks with plenty of oil leftover to use after masking to soothe and nourish my skin. Plus, this sub was super fun to receive and create with!
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