FaceTory is a monthly beauty box that's perfect for people interested who love (or want to try out) sheet masks! The company aims to provide its members with the latest cult-favorite products, essences, and ingredients.
This is a review of the 7 Lux subscription level ($19.90 per month + free U.S. shipping), which includes 7 sheet masks and a bonus item every month.
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.)
The sheet masks come packaged in a cheerful yellow bubble mailer- my eyes definitely enjoyed the bright colors of the packaging and the sheet masks inside. To me, sheet masks are supposed to be fun, and I think Facetory does a good job with their branding to keep things lighthearted and joyful- the outside packaging saying "Woo Hoo!" is exactly how I feel when my subscription box is delivered to me. The subscription also comes with an info sheet detailing the products inside so you can learn a little more about the masks you're receiving. Now let's dive into them.
The Breakdown – What’s Inside The Box
Yadah Daily Green Cica Mask - Retail Value $3
I loveee cica (centella asiatica) in skincare because it really helps to calm and soothe redness and just keep my sensitive skin happy and healthy. This mask was awesome for me- the first three ingredients were water, glycerin, and cica, so it was super hydrating and nourishing to my skin. The mask material was comfortable, and I would use this mask again if I came across it.
It’s Skin The Fresh Bamboo Sheet Mask - Retail Value $3
Bamboo is a hydrating ingredient with anti-inflammatory and properties, so I love to see it in skincare. The sheet mask of this material is very soft and it was comfortable to wear. This didn’t leave any sticky residue when I was done masking, and my skin was soothed and soft. All around, this was a solid mask!
Elishacoy Hydra Mushroom Sheet Mask - Retail Value $3
I really enjoyed this face mask- I found it to be lovely. Along with mushroom extract, this also has eucalyptus, hyaluronic acid, and sage oil, and the end result was a rich and nourishing essence that left my skin soft, hydrated, and happy.
Purenskin Avocado Mask - Retail Value $2
This is a basic hydrating sheet mask made with avocado extract along with fig, anise, and arginine. I found it to be enjoyable- it was hydrating and nothing too fancy, but simplicity isn’t always a bad thing if it’s effective. My skin liked this one, and I appreciate the reasonable price.
Babyface Skin Reboot Peel Mask - Retail Value $3
This mask was one of the most interesting sheet masks I have ever tried in my life. I’m so glad I read the ingredients before applying it- sometimes I just slap on a sheet mask and get ready to relax, but that doesn’t work for this sheet mask. It’s an exfoliating mask that you leave on for only a minute. Once that minute is up, you remove the mask and then massage the essence into your face. The essence actually balled up the way a peeling gel would, and then you rinse those balls away. My skin was definitely softer after using, but my skin did feel a little tingly so I followed up with the soothing sheet mask that came in this box. Personally, this wasn’t for me, but I can appreciate the ingenuity of this unique mask.
Blingpop Skin Gel Collagen Mask - Retail Value $3
I thought I’d love this mask based on how fun the packaging is, but I actually kinda sorta strongly disliked it. The material was thin and flimsy and reminded me of a dryer sheet in a really weird way. The essence was hydrating enough with ingredients like squalane, hydrolyzed collagen, and green tea, but when there are so many sheet masks out there I prefer to use the ones that are comfortable to wear and enjoyable to use.
Facetory Ace That Face Collagen Sheet Mask - Retail Value $3
I love the packaging of the Facetory branded masks- they’re always fun and whimsy. Notable ingredients on this sheet mask included hydrolyzed collagen and mushroom extract. The gauze-like sheet mask material was well saturated, and my skin soaked it up. When I was done masking my face did feel a little sticky, but following up with a moisturizer took care of that.
Yadah Green Tea Pure Cleansing Balm, 0.84 oz - Retail Value $8
I love cleansing balms! I’ve never heard of this brand before, but I was intrigued by the inclusion of green tea powder. I didn’t notice any graininess to this balm when using it. It was smooth and melted makeup away easily, and it didn’t burn my eyes. I have no complaints, and since I use cleansing balms on almost a daily basis this is definitely a useful product for me.
Value – Was This Box Worth It?
The Cost: $19.90 + free US shipping
Value Breakdown: This box costs $19.90 + free shipping, which means that each of the 8 items in the box has an average cost of $2.48. Everything in the box added up to $28, which is on the lower end of values I have seen in the boxes I review. That's obviously not a crazy high value, but I don't think it's unreasonable considering how low cost and affordable sheet masks are to start with.
I am getting in the groove with my Facetory subscription, and I like how every month there's a mask that seems to stand out or be a little different than your normal mask. While sheet masks have become an almost daily part of my self-care routine, I usually reach for the hydrating and soothing ones. The Babyface mask sent this month was definitely an atypical sheet mask experience, and I give props to Facetory for including it. I liked that the bonus item this month was a cleansing balm, too- I am always happy to try new cleansing balms out. With a sheet mask subscription like this, you're really paying for a slight discount and a great curation. If you use sheet masks at least twice a week (or even more frequently, if you're like me), then this is a subscription worth checking out.
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Other Things You Should Know
Can I still get this box if I sign up today? No, order by the end of the month to receive the November 2021 box.
Which sheet mask from the FaceTory 7 Lux October box would you like to try most?