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FaceTory Lux Plus Winter 2021 Subscription Review + Coupon

Jessica Hapak
ByJessica HapakJan 20, 2022 | 5 comments

FaceTory Lux Plus
4.5 overall rating
4 Ratings | 1 Reviews

FaceTory Lux Plus Box is a quarterly box from the K-Beauty sheet mask subscription, FaceTory! It runs $49.95/box with free shipping and has a new curation by the FaceTory team every season.

They also offer the 7 Lux Box ($19.90 per month + free U.S. shipping) which includes seven curated sheet masks with high-functioning ingredients, like hydrogels and other sophisticated ingredients.

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This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out our editorial guidelines to learn more about how we review boxes.)

First Impressions

 

The FaceTory Lux Plus Box comes packaged in a light pink box with the items inside securely packed inside. This quarter instead of a booklet we also received an insert with a QR code for us to scan to get more information about the products included.

The Breakdown – What’s Inside The Box

Elishacoy Kombucha Gyeol-Biome Mist, 100 mL - Retail Value $17.78

I love the packaging of this facial spray- the glass bottle has a beautifully heavy weight to it that makes me feel elegant when I use it, and the box it comes in is made on 100% sugar cane paper and printed with soy ink. The formula is 86% fermented black tea so it’s packed with probiotics, and it also has niacinamide, glycerin, amino acid, and multiple weights of hyaluronic acid. I really like the ingredients on this, so even though a facial mist isn't going to give me noticeable results beyond an instant boost of hydration, I plan on continuing to use this in my routine. 

Yadah Green Tea Cleansing Balm, 100 mL - Retail Value $22.59

 

This cleansing balm is actually made with green tea powder, but I didn’t notice any graininess to this balm when I used 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. 

Essenherb Tea Tree Cleanser, 150 mL -  Retail Value $19.99

I can be picky with my cream cleansers,  but this one from Essenherb was really nice. I didn't detect any fragrance or tingle from the tea tree inside, and it had a really lovely texture once water was added to it. This was really gentle on my sensitive skin and didn't leave it feely dried out at all, either.

Ariul Daily Pick Peeling Pads, 30 ct - Retail Value $8

I'm not really sure why these are called peeling pads when they're more cotton rounds soaked in exfoliating essence (think First Aid Beauty Facial Radiance Pads or the Stridex pads a bunch of us used as teenagers). I definitely get the vibe that this is marketed toward teenagers, and it would make sense considering the salicylic acid is great for fighting acne while the evening primrose extract has anti-inflammatory properties. These were a little too strong for my skin- they didn't make my skin burn, but I could tell my skin was near its exfoliating limit.

Needly Peony Jelly Mask - Estimated Value $5 (buy a box of 5 for $24.99)

I truly adore this mask, and I was so happy to find it in this month's box. The mask pouch has a ton of essence inside, and the essence is thicker, almost like a gel-serum texture. It feels incredibly cooling and soothing on my skin when I wear it, and since there's so much essence inside I actually squeezed out the remaining and applied it to my neck, chest, hands, and forearms. This doesn't leave a sticky residue when it's absorbed, and my skin is left feeling bouncy and hydrated thanks to the panthenol, peony extract, and niacinamide. 

Muldream Vegan Green Mild All In One Mask - Retail Value $4.58

This mask is designed to soothe stressed or irritated skin, and that's exactly what it did. It's formulated with ceramide NP and two derivatives of Centella Asiatica, and the mask was cooling to my skin and fit my face incredibly well. When I was done wearing it I could tell that some of the redness I was dealing with had calmed down, and my skin overall felt more hydrated and nourished too.

Sweeteen Tartcherry Cica Calming Mask - Estimated Value $2 (buy a box of 10 for $20)

My skin loves cica (Centella Asiatica), so I am always happy when that is in the name of a mask. This one, in particular, fit my face really well and checked all the boxes of being hydrating, soothing, and leaving no sticky residue behind.

Purenskin Green Tea Wash off Mask - Retail Value $4.50

This is a neat concept, and I would be completely fine with more brands making a mask like this. It's a wash-off mask packaged like a sheet mask, with the powder and liquid kept separately until you're ready to combine them and mask. This even has a pouch for a wooden stick to apply the mask! It's a really cool concept, and it seems like an awesome idea for travel. In terms of performance, I did find this to be slightly drying on my dry skin, but it wasn't overly so. Green tea has a lot of antioxidant properties and is also known for being soothing to the skin, and all in all this was just a neat, fun mask to do.

Aippo Soothing Mask - Estimated Value $6 (buy 5 for $30)

This mask is made with multiple mint extracts, but you wouldn't know it beyond the general cooling sensation this mask provides (that frankly, most sheet masks even without mint have that sensation). This was another mask that had a material that allowed it to fit the curves of my face really, really well, and my skin soaked up all of the hydrating serum this had to offer during the twenty minutes I wore it.

Value – Was This Box Worth It?

The Cost: $49.95 + free US shipping

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COST AND VALUE BREAKDOWN: 

  • Elishacoy: $17.78→ $9.83
  • Yadah: $22.59 → $12.49
  • Essenherb: $19.99 → $11.04
  • Ariul: $8 → $4.42
  • Needly: $5 → $2.76
  • Muldream: $4.58 → $2.53
  • Sweeteen: $2 → $1.10
  • Purenskin: $4.50 → $2.49
  • Aippo: $6 → $3.32

By my math, everything adds up to $90.44. That means you save a little bit less than 50% off of retail value by subscribing!

Key Takeaways

This was my second time trying the quarterly Factory Lux Plus subscription, and I enjoyed it. This subscription introduces me to K-Beauty brands I don't typically see in other K-Beauty boxes, and I had fun trying all of these products out. This quarter's masks seemed to focus on calming and soothing the skin (and most of them fit really well, which was an unexpected perk), and that is something I can always get behind. Overall, I think this was a well-curated box that sent high-quality products, and I look forward to what the next quarter will bring.

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Other Things You Should Know

Can I still get this box if I sign up today? No, all new subscribers will be receiving the Lux PLUS Welcome Edition box as their first box.

Which product from the FaceTory Lux Plus box would you like to try most? Is there a K-Beauty product you hope to see in a future box?

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This quarterly subscription includes 5-6 full-sized products & 5-6 sheet masks/specialty items to introduce to skincare & body care lovers. You’ll also find a helpful guide filled with tips to help you through your skincare routine, step-by-step.
Jessica Hapak
Jessica Hapak
I am a staunch believer that pineapple doesn’t belong on pizza and when I’m not working as a family law attorney I enjoy hiking the Louisiana trails (alligator sightings are a favorite!) or relaxing with Duchess, my cat. I’m a sucker for anything labeled a mystery box and I’ve never met a bath bomb I didn’t like.

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5 comments

Cat

I’ve been a subscriber to this box for a little over a year now and the subscription says they include 5-6 full size products(not including the sheet masks) but this is the first time there were only 4. There was no explanation as to why and nothing on their website. I’m a little disappointed because I love this box but they didn’t deliver on their agreement. I hope they don’t continue in this manner.

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Jessica Hapak

Thanks for calling that out, Cat. I’m still getting used to the quarterly box and I didn’t catch that, but you’re right. I’ll make sure to use extra discernment with the spring box. I hope the products were a good fit for you- how did you like the Elishacoy mist?

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Lynda

Are you going to review the Spring 2022 box? I thought it was a disaster. No pink box, no booklet (or even QR code) so have no idea what should have been in it. There were 5 products this time, but one was a repeat from a previous box which to me almost equates to 4 products.

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Jen

Does anyone know what comes in the Lux PLUS Welcome Edition box??

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Wendy

I believe it’s a bit like an FFF starter box (but a full-sized version) in that they will usually include most of the items from the current seasonal box, but swap out some of them for items they may be trying to get rid of the last of their stock of. When I did this I got half of the seasonal box’s items at the time, and the rest were other items that had been in previous boxes I believe. I wasn’t unhappy with it at all.

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