Korean beauty products are more popular than ever, and they’re best known for highly effective skincare. If you’ve ever wanted to learn more about them, FaceTory is a great place to start. This company is based in southern California and highlights Korean skincare products you might not hear about otherwise in this quarterly box. Each box comes with several well-reviewed or award-winning skincare products and a handful of face masks, which should be enough to keep you busy for a few months.
FaceTory Lux Plus is a quarterly beauty box, and each one includes 10-12 items. About half of each box is dedicated to face masks, and the other half is made up of full-sized skincare products. This is the perfect box for skincare lovers, but you might want to skip this one if you’re specifically looking for makeup. Otherwise, you can use it to build up your skincare collection with useful products.
Each FaceTory Lux Plus box comes with 5-6 full-size beauty products and the same number of face masks, though the numbers can vary slightly. FaceTory specializes in sheet masks, so all their subscriptions include a variety of masks. Boxes arrive four times a year, one for each season. This is a great way to get started with Korean beauty and build up a routine. You’ll find tons of skincare and a few hair products in these boxes, but I haven’t seen any makeup at all.
The company also has two other subscription services, but this is the most expensive and comes with the most items. There’s 7 Lux, which is a monthly subscription that includes 7 face masks and 1 full-size item. The most basic tier is 4-ever Fresh, which includes 4 face masks each month.
For me, the pros definitely outweigh the cons of this service.
- Detailed informational booklet
- Several full-size items and masks each month
- Building blocks of a beauty routine in each box
If you don’t speak the language, it might be hard to decide where to start with Korean beauty items. Each FaceTory Lux Plus box comes with a detailed booklet telling you how to use each item, how to work it into your beauty routine, and what’s in it. There are even explanations of how the key ingredients help your skin! Most products have some basic English translations on the packaging for the ingredients and instructions, but this pamphlet is very helpful when the instructions aren’t clear, or if you want to know exactly how the product will help your skin.
Each box contains around 5 full-size items, though it varies by month. You can also expect 5 or 6 face masks per month. The total retail value typically comes out to more than $100, making this a great way to try new products and get to know Korean brands. Since the boxes aren’t curated based on user preferences, they keep the items pretty general. Boxes often include cleansers, moisturizers, lotions, toners, and so on, because anyone can use them.
One of the best things about FaceTory is that the products tend to be usable, practical items. In some boxes, you can find the basic items you need to get your beauty routine started. The Fall 2020 box included a toner, serum, and moisturizing sleeping mask that can all be used together, in that order. Their Welcome box in particular is designed as an introductory box, and it includes a toner, cleanser, serum, and more.
- No box personalization
- On the pricey side
- Occasional repeat items from their sheet mask subscription service
This is a solid box overall, but one of the few drawbacks is that there’s no option to customize your box to fit your unique needs. Instead, the items are curated by the experts at FaceTory according to skincare concerns for each season. Fall’s box focuses on hydrating and holding off dry skin, while the summer box included sun protection, cleansers, and cooling eye gel.
This subscription service isn’t one of the cheaper options available. It’s a great value for the money, but not everyone can fit the cost into their budget. In that case, it might be better to order a box as the occasional treat instead of keeping a subscription.
If you are also subscribed to one of their lower tiers, you might get a repeat face mask. Since face masks are single use, this shouldn’t be too much of a problem, unless it’s a mask that didn’t work for you.
After you sign up for FaceTory, they’ll ship your box within the next few days. Boxes do sell out sometimes, so try to order early. If a box has sold out, try asking customer service if there will be a restock. Otherwise, they’ll likely send you their Welcome box. The Welcome Box is the perfect introduction to Korean beauty, with a toner, serum, two cleansers, and an eye cream, along with several sheet masks.
FaceTory boxes are curated by their skincare experts to include the best Korean products. These items are staff favorites, and some have won awards. The boxes aren’t personalized at all, but the company keeps them fairly general, filled with products anyone can use.
Before you sign up, you can look at box previews on their blog and website. The subscription page will show you all the products available in their current box, and you can view past boxes, too, to decide if you want to subscribe.
After your subscription, you’ll be automatically signed up for another payment and another box three months after the first. You’re billed exactly 90 days after your first billing, so make a note on your calendar to remember that date if you end up wanting to cancel.
FaceTory is a quarterly box at $50 a year, with free shipping. They don’t offer any special discounts if you sign up for a full year, and the total annual cost would be $199.80 plus tax.
My Fall 2020 box added up to $137 worth of beauty products, according to the FaceTory price estimates. I think that’s a great value for the price, and there are enough products in one box for me to use for months.
It’s easy to sign up for FaceTory Lux Plus. You just need to go to the subscription page and enter your billing and shipping details.
When you sign up, you’re also agreeing to an automatic payment every three months. Billing takes place exactly 90 days after you first sign up, and then continues on that schedule. You can avoid being charged for another box as long as you cancel before those 90 days are up.
FaceTory specializes in Korean beauty products. Unless you’re deep into Korean beauty, they’re likely to send items from brands you’re not familiar with. This is an exciting way to learn about brands and products, though. Some of the brands you’ll see pop up most often are FG beauty, NOSTE, Huangjisoo, and even the FaceTory brand, which is made in Korea but distributed here in the US.
The boxes tend to include different brands each month, but if you keep your subscription for a while you can see the variety.
FaceTory Lux Plus is a great beauty subscription option that focuses on Korean skincare items for an American membership. This box is the perfect opportunity to try products that are well-loved and from respected brands. The FaceTory explanations are very helpful in learning about the active ingredients and application instructions, so you don’t have to worry about any language barrier when you use these products.
This is a quarterly box. Even though it’s pricier than some other subscriptions, it’s a great way to treat yourself without getting an overwhelming amount of products. I recommend this box to any skincare obsessives, especially those who want to try Korean products.
Like most beauty subscription services, FaceTory Lux Plus doesn’t allow returns. However, if any of your items are damaged or missing, you can contact their customer service team to ask about a replacement. They ask that you include pictures of any damage and that you make your request within 7 days of delivery.
If you’d like to cancel your order, you can do so with a full refund as long as you contact them before you get your tracking number. Otherwise, refunds aren’t available. Be aware that they process order quickly!
It’s easy to cancel your FaceTory Lux Plus account. Just sign in to your account and go to the “Manage Subscriptions” page. From there, you can cancel your account online.
On the FaceTory website, you can see the product list for the current Lux Plus box before you place your order. They have detailed information on all the products and masks, including how to use them, what order to use them in, and the key ingredients.