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Hello my lovelies!
In case you didn’t know, I absolutely love beauty subscription boxes. I love the ability to try new things every month, and I’ve been introduced to multiple products that have become a permanent fixture in my vast collection. What I don’t love is how overwhelming the volume of product received can get. It can often feel like you have no time to use the goodies you’re getting, and it most certainly puts a damper in the excitement of trying new things.
In my quest for more reasonable subscription boxes, I stumbled briefly across Facetory, a subscription service entirely dedicated to curating a box of up to seven sheet masks per month for you to enjoy. Coincidentally, my aunt and uncle were kind enough to gift me a year long subscription to Facetory for Christmas, and after using all seven of the first month’s mask buffet, have developed an opinion on each mask, as well as answering the question: is Facetory worth your money?
Let’s Get Started:
Facetory Let’s Talk, Detox! Purifying Pore Mask (4.00 USD) –
One of Facetory’s own creations, this mask was naturally a favorite. With charcoal powder to help curb oiliness and volcanic ash to relieve acne and inflammation, this mask was right up my alley as an oily, acneic skin type. This mask felt great on the skin, did absolutely no drying or stripping to my pores, and attributed to clearing up some of my lingering acne.
Banobagi Milk Thistle Repair Mask (3.50 USD) –
While I loved the concept of this mask, I suspect that this product might’ve broken me out. I loved the moisturization of this mask and my skin felt AMAZING after using this product, but I fear it may have been either too heavy for my skin type, or one of the two featured ingredients might not be my friend. Speaking of ingredients, this mask contains milk thistle, a great anti-aging property to help slow the break down between sugars and protein in the skin, and anise fruit extract which contains antioxidant and astringent properties to treat and protect the skin from free radicals. Who knows, maybe this mask would be a better choice for one of my dryer skin days.
23 Years Old Cocoon Gold Silky Mask (5.00 USD) –
This mask was by far the best smelling mask out of the bunch, which is greatly appreciated when it’s sitting on your face for 20 minutes. This mask contains silkworm cocoon extract, which in turn contains a protein called sericin that aids in boosting moisturization attributes in the other ingredients of this mask. The mask also contains willow bark extract, a personal favorite that naturally exfoliates the skin and clears the pores to promote clearer skin. No only did this mask moisturize my skin, but it exfoliated and brightened my skin all without being too harsh during this frigid Wisconsin weather.
Dr. Althea Water Glow Skin Renewal Hydrogel Mask (6.00 USD) –
Favorite alert. I am a complete sucker for a hydrogel mask because they truly work for ALL skin types given their base of, you guessed it: gel and water. This mask contains jojoba seed oil, an emollient that soothes the skin and also mimics the natural oils of the skin, making it a fantastic ingredient for those both dry and oily alike. Niacinamides are also featured in this product, which improve the appearance of pores, hyperpigmentation, and strengthen the acid mantle of the skin. This may have been the most expensive mask of the bunch, but it is worth it ten times over in my humble opinion.
Shionle Pollutant Defending Mask (3.50 USD) –
This mask is absolutely perfect for this time of year with how cold and snowy it’s been around my little section of the country. This mask contains broccoli extract, a UV ray blocker and natural aid in protection against UV damage, fig extract, which is high in vitamins A and C and promotes exfoliation of superficial skin cells, and cabbage extract to heal and soothe the skin. You really can’t go wrong with masks that protect against the harsh realities of our environment.
Simply When Snow Song Illuminate Mask (4.00 USD) –
I do think this has the potential to be a great mask for those with dull skin that needs a little pick me up, but given how oily and youthful my skin is in general, this mask was not a miracle worker in particular for me, although it is still a lovely mask. This product contains Niacinamides, which as I previously mentioned improve the appearance of pores, hyperpigmentation, and balance the acid mantle, sodium hyaluronate, a moisturizing agent and derivative of hyaluronic acid is also featured, and aloe leaf extract, a soothing and hydrating ingredient that also contains anti-inflammatory properties. If you need to brighten up a little, this is absolutely the face mask for you.
Day Cell Pro-Biotics 3 Step Total Solution Mask (5.00 USD) –
I love multi-step sheet masks because they really are a bang for your buck in many cases. Step one is an exfoliating pad that contains betaine salicylate, a BHA that gently exfoliates while improving the tone and texture of skin. Step two is the actual mask that features bifida ferment filtrate, a hydrating and soothing ingredient that also prevents oxidation damage from UV light. The final step is a pro-biotic cream that contains beeswax, a natural anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory ingredient to protect your skin against irritants and keep it calm. Pro-biotics are definitely a selling point for this mask, and it really delivers on them.
Is It Worth It?
With each box coming in at a price of around $20.00, the upfront value of this past month’s masks came in at $31.00, making these subscription boxes a major steal. Sheet masks are a fantastic skin care product, but can get expensive very fast, so by saving $10.00, it really is a cost efficient deal to hang onto. Out of seven masks, only one absolutely did not work for me, meaning that I truly enjoyed almost every single product that was sent to me. How often does that happen with other subscription boxes? Almost never. Based on my first experience with this subscription service, I would give Facetory a big fat seal of approval; it is definitely worth it.
That’s all I have for you guys today. Please remember to like, comment, and subscribe, it really helps me out. Also don’t forget to have a wonderful Wednesday!
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