FaceTory Lux Plus Box Review – Spring 2020
FaceTory Lux Plus Box is a quarterly box from K-Beauty sheet mask subscription, FaceTory! The Lux Plus box contains 10-12 items that will include sheet masks along with skincare like serums, toners, eye creams, as well as hair care and more! It runs $49.95/box with free shipping and has a new curation by the FaceTory team every season. I just love their super cute packaging and info booklet design too!
They also offer the 7 Lux Box ($19.90 per month + free US shipping) which includes seven curated sheet masks with slightly higher-functioning ingredients, like hydrogels and other more sophisticated ingredients.
This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
This is a review of the Lux Plus Box ($49.95 + free US shipping).
About this K-Beauty Subscription
The Subscription: FaceTory Lux Plus Box
The Cost: $49.95 + free US shipping. Save with an annual subscription!
The Products: 10-12 full-sized skincare products and sheet masks.
Ships to: The US and Worldwide
Good to Know: FaceTory Lux Plus switched from monthly to quarterly starting in June of 2019.
FaceTory Lux Plus Box Spring 2020 Review
FaceTory Lux Plus Box includes a truly amazing booklet full of info about each product. This is a great one to keep around for detailed instructions on how to use, WHEN to use, and each product’s key ingredients.
FaceTory Me, Myself & Eye Refreshing Eye Cream, 1.01 oz. – Retail Value $15.95
Recently my good friend (who is a Nurse Practitioner) sent out a cry for help with skincare, knowing exactly who to turn to (#itme). Wearing a mask for 10 hours a day has really wreaked havoc on her skin and she was feeling self-conscious about her appearance and then feeling guilty about feeling self-conscious. What a fun little cycle, huh? This is a woman who is low-key obsessed with eye creams, something I have always struggled with when it comes to seeing results. I decided to include this tube in the care package I made for her and asked if she could report back. She had a wealth of info to share, so I hope you enjoy this guest product review!
“This eye cream has the consistency of and spreads like a full face cream so it’s thinner than a cold cream but thicker than a serum. I enjoy it since most thick eye creams have a tendency to be greasy and difficult to blend. On the contrary, this cream is soft and smooth and has no stickiness. It’s no-nonsense, has no discernible scent, and no shimmer which makes it great for sensitive eyes like mine. Because of the thickness of the formula, you need a very small amount for full under eye and eyelid coverage which means the tube will last a long time. I used it twice a day for about 10 days and it didn’t do anything for my dark circles but definitely helped with the tenting under my eyes after wearing a mask all day and having all of the moisture wicked out of that area. Impressed with the results so far, I now use it only in the morning as I want something to help with circles and puffiness and use a night oil.”
EssenHerb Tea Tree Cleansing Water, 6.76 oz. – Retail Value $25.00
This cleansing water feels fantastic when swept across my face, mainly due to the tea tree extract and oil. There’s a little tingly freshness to it as anyone familiar with tea tree would expect and the star ingredient has amazing benefits like being antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral which makes it a great tool for blemishes. After cleansing, using this special water as a toner will help keep your skin free of excess oil and reduce redness. If you love minty things like I do, this one is for you!
Huangjisoo Mugwort Rescue Soothing Pads, 60 ct – Retail Value $25.00
Wouldn’t ya know- I’ve been using these for makeup wipes, not realizing that they are not intended as such! This tub of pre-soaked pads reminds me a lot of the Oxy pads I used in the ’90s but contain mugwort to soothe the skin after cleansing. Side note: they still work pretty well to remove makeup in a pinch. 😉 The scent of the solution on the pads is unique to me and has almost a sweetness without being fruity. Tough to explain, but I don’t mind it at all. Perhaps that is just mugwort. Each pad is literally dripping with solution, so I normally give it a little squeeze before swiping across my face. The directions say to use twice a day (after cleansing) and now that actually read the gosh darn directions and know what they’re for, they’ll come in handy once I’m back in beauty school for the days we do makeup. We tend to do several looks in one night which can take a toll on my skin. These pads feel and smell nice, so hopefully, they’ll extend my skin’s tolerance. Plus- hello… cute alpaca on the packaging!
Neogen Dermalogy Real Vita C Serum, 1.12 oz. – Retail Value $38.00
Spring’s box brings us a serum packed with 22% vitamin C (10%) and Vita C Acerola-plex (12%) that aims to lighten dark spots vitalizing “tired” skin to become clear and bright. Since vitamin C protects against free radicals and helps collagen production and cell turnover that slows as we age, this is always a great ingredient to look for. Vita C Acerola-plex seems to be a fancy-sounding term for acerola extract, which is a cherry high in vitamin C. The serum comes out of the dropper easily since it’s very thin and watery. It’s not sticky or oily at first, but after massaging it into my skin, it becomes slightly tacky before completely smoothing out. After less than 5 minutes, it’s as if there is nothing there but nourished skin. It gives my face a slightly more taut feeling and is almost like a protective shield. There’s no SPF though, so it’s recommended to complete your routine with sunscreen afterward if you plan to head outside.
ElishaCoy Soonso Cream Mist, 4.05 oz. – Retail Value $27.00
I simply adore cream mists like this one from ElishaCoy. It reminds me of Cream Skin from Laneige and is a combo toner/moisturizing spray. The fine spray covers a large area of my face in one pump and it feels refreshing as well as hydrating. My skin feels like it just got a thin layer of moisturizer in one or two spritzes which makes my skin routine shorter. The featured ingredient of milk protein extract helps soothe my skin and combat dryness. Super easy!
FaceTory Bow Bunny Hairband Version 2 – Retail Value $7.95
This bunny headband is just too cute. Wrapped in baby pink soft microfiber, this plastic headband keeps my hair out of the way while I’m washing my face and doing my skin routine. The large bunny ears have wire inside them so that they can be bent in any direction I please. A fun touch to my nighttime regimen!
FaceTory Artemisia Refreshing Relief Facial Sheet Mask – Retail Value $3.00
This mask was super soft against my face to start off. The serum was very refreshing as well and felt cooling while calming my redness. After removing the mask, the serum leftover felt great and made my skin look plump!
Logically, Skin Aquatide Soothing & Lifting Mask – Retail Value $5.00
I ended up using this mask over at my boyfriend Kurt’s house which means when I went to massage in the creamy leftover serum, I rubbed it all over his face, too. Although a bit floral for my liking, this mask helped target any fine lines I have (mostly in my forehead and around my eyes) with its key peptide complex ingredient.
Jeju:en This Is My Sheet Green Tea Calming Mask – Retail Value $4.00
It’s always a surprise when sheet masks have writing on them, like this one that mirrors the front of the package. Each cheek has a “touchdown” hand emoji and across the forehead “THIS IS MY SHEET” is emblazoned in green. Green tea will help calm the skin, so this one would be especially soothing after sun exposure. I didn’t see a huge difference in appearance, but it was fun to take the selfie for sure.
Coscodi Hydra Soother Cellulose Mask – Retail Value $3.00
This one is a super delicate thin mask which I like since it made it stick to my face really well. The serum (which contains spring water as its base ingredient) had minimal stickiness once removed which is always a must for me. This mask was like a hydrating cool breeze and would be great for future summer masking.
Sur Medic+ Bright – Glutathione Mask – Retail Value $3.80
Another paper-thin and wonderfully soft mask, this one can be tricky to separate from the mesh, but patience prevails. The mask contains glutathione which is a powerful antiaging and antioxidant ingredient that also occurs naturally in living organisms, including our bodies. After 10 minutes on my 40-year-old skin, this mask made my face look fresh and dewy!
Verdict: Each FaceTory Lux Plus Box is a real treat that I look forward to every season. Spring had all sorts of fresh products that aim to refresh, cleanse, and start anew. Getting full-size products and a new crop of sheet masks that I’ve never seen before is always a delight and the booklet has so much information delivered in a cute way. My favorites this time around have to be the cream mist, cleansing water, and bunny headband. The 11 items from this season’s box have a retail value of $157.70 which is more than three times the cost.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Yes- you have until May 31st to get this box as your first!
Value Breakdown: At $49.95 for this box, here’s what you are paying approximately per item:
- Eye Cream: $5.05
- Cleansing Water: $7.92
- Soothing Pads: $7.92
- Vitamin C Serum: $12.04
- Cream Mist: $8.55
- Bunny Ears Headband: $2.52
- Artemisia Mask: $0.95
- Aquatide Mask: $1.58
- Green Tea Mask: $1.27
- Cellulose Mask: $0.95
- Glutathione Mask: $1.20
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