The magazine began in February 2001 and is published monthly. Its slogan is "for teens who want something deeper". Each magazine has a distribution of approximately 13,000 copies and a readership of 40,000..
In keeping with its Redemptorist background, the magazine advocates an active Christian ethos. In particular, it is a Catholic magazine for teens who want something deeper. Issues raised include career choices, how to handle bullying, loneliness and making life-enhancing decisions. FaceUp works in partnership with other agencies seeking to support young people.