Review: Double Dare 4-in-1 Kit Zone System Mask ★★★★★
Double Dare 4-in-1 Kit Zone System Mask is an innovative and multi-functional mask kit that targets all areas over the face while improving the overall skin appearance. It will leave your skin to rejuvenated, refreshed, and refined.
I love that it comes with a mask brush and a super cute and fluffy headband. You can use this mask pack without lacking any tools. This mask pack consists of 4 steps, splitting the face into 3 zones. I personally think it’s a neat idea since our facial skin is made up of patches of skin with different characteristics and needs.
My skin is slightly congested and dry today. I’ve cleansed my skin. Find out how I normally prep my skin for masking.
The first step and first zone is the undereyes, where the 24K gold hydrogel eye patches will go. It claims to nourishe the delicate skin under the eyes and help reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and crow’s feet to achieve firmer, revitalized, and youthful-looking eyes.
Despite having fragrance listed in the middle of the ingredients list, I did not detect any strong scent. The hydrogel pieces were soft and came sandwiched between 2 plastic pieces to keep its shape. They were coated in clear runny essence. I have never believed in gold as a beneficial skincare ingredient because the research behind the benefits of gold in skincare is rather ambiguous. Unlike most eye patches, these are symmetrical in shape and did not look like a comma. I prefer the shape of these as positioning them under my eyes came as a no-brainer. They fitted perfectly and adhered well throughout the wear.
The second step and second zone is the T-zone, referring to the forehead and nose. Normally the T-zone would’ve included the chin too but in this case it didn’t so I decided not to veer away from the intended instructions.
This charcoal clay mask claims to deeply cleanse, detoxify, and reduces the appearance of pores.
The little sachet contains more than enough for an even and thick layer. This spreads very easily especially with the mask brush. It felt smooth and buttery and had a light fragrance. I had fun “painting” this on my forehead and nose.
The second step and second zone is the U-zone, referring to the cheeks, mouth area and chin. This kaolin clay mask claims to revitalize the skin and help tighten and tone.
There was just enough mask in the sachet for an even layer. Unlike the charcoal clay mask, this had a drier consistency and was harder to spread. It took quite a bit of brushing to get it to get a dollop of it evenly spread out. This gave off a peachy fruity scent which I very much enjoyed. I was surprised not to feel any tingle around my sensitive nasolabial areas. Usually, I would avoid the area as clay masks tend to irritate the skin there.
At this juncture, I wondered about the difference between bentonite clay and kaolin clay. After some brief research, here’s what I have:
Bentonite clay: Porous and can penetrate deeper into the pores to remove sebum.
Kaolin clay: Very gentle hence great for sensitive skin. Able to gently exfoliate and soften skin.
Like I said, I had so much fun “painting” on the clay masks that it took me longer than I should. So by the time I was done with step 3 kaolin clay mask, step 2 charcoal clay mask was starting to dry.
After 20 mins
I had this mask on for a total of 20 mins, the recommended duration was 15 mins. It felt stretchy and tight on the areas where I had the clay masks, which was everywhere except for my eyes.
After removing the eye patches with ease, it came time to rinse the clay masks off. It was much harder to rinse off the charcoal clay mask than the kaolin clay mask. I had to rub and splash multiple times before the charcoal clay came cleanly off.
After drying off, I noticed how supple, smooth, and baby soft my skin felt. Upon closer inspection, I also noticed the teeny tiny lines around my eyes looking less obvious. I was also surprised to not see any additional redness or experience any sensitivity on my cheeks, which was a common thing with clay masks. Pores were looking cleaner and smaller. My skin usually feels tight and dry right after cleansing, but that was not the case here. My skin felt normal but to be safe, I hurried along after taking this picture to pat on my toners and serums.
Step 4: Moisture Finishing Cream
Step 4 contains an overall face cream that is formulated with advanced hydration active technology. It contains rich hydrating ingredients that will leave skin restored, replenished, and hydrated.
I know this is supposed to come right after cleansing but I don’t think my dehydrated skin will find this sufficient, especially in this winter season. So after layering on a couple toners and serums, I applied this face cream.
It had a gel cream consistency and smelled of lavender, highly resembling a sleeping mask. The first layer sank in really quickly despite the toners and serums underneath. I was able to apply 2 layers of it without feeling icky. Finish was dewy at first but it quickly turned silky and non-tacky. Oily skin types would find this moisturizer perfect for right after masking.
I do not expect this mask pack to soothe or calm my redness. Judging from what it claimed to do, I’d say it did those very well. My complexion looked clear and glowy.
Below is a side by side comparison of the before and after pictures.
Despite having a higher price point, I’d say this is still a worthwhile mask pack to get. It targets the different needs while making it suitable for all skin types. This is one I’ll save for special occasions. Check out more Double Dare reviews here.