Double & Zero Espresso Revital Ampoule Mask Review

[ disclaimer: product received complementary for an unbiased and honest review ]

BB Cosmetic is an online K-Beauty store that carries a lot of popular brands, but also some unknown brands as well. I have never heard of Double & Zero before and a little research shows that they make a variety of sheet mask “flavors”, some of them quite fun, like their My Sweet Macaron series and Double Care Solution series, which comes with a roller for your face!  They also have a Coffee series, of which there are three types ~ Cappuccino Chiffon Ampoule Mask (brightening), Iced Americano Cooling Ampoule Mask (moisturizing/cooling) and Espresso Revital Ampoule Mask (Anti-Aging).

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BB Cosmetic carries the last version and I hope they will stock the other two flavors soon!  BB Cosmetic let me pick out the products I wanted to review and I choose this product to review because of, well, coffee! I don’t think I have tried a coffee facial sheet mask before! And they just didn’t give me one mask, but a whole box of 10 ~ which is how they are sold at BB Cosmetic.  You save 8% on your purchases at BB Cosmetic using promo code use YW36SVN21HU   

Product Description

According a very rough translation that I did on Double & Zero’s Korean site, this is what I gleaned from this mask:

This contains an espresso concentrated ampoule for strengthening elasticity, anti-aging, moisturizing and lift care.   It uses premium 1,000 ppm Arabic coffee from Ethiopia and coffee contains powerful antioxidants that are more powerful than Vitamin C and E.  From the USDA and National Aging Research Institute (NIH), they did a comparison of ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) and the coffee bean has 625 times more effective than blueberry extracts and 90 times more than acai berries.

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This contains seven kinds of natural polyphenol extracts, which are anti-aging and anti-oxidants compounds:  Coffee Seed, Grape, Cocoa, Apple, Coconut and Wine extracts.   Grape and wine extracts not only contain polyphenol, but resveratrol and tannin.   It also contains three types of anti-aging peptides, to help with skin elasticity

  • Copper Tripeptide-1 acts as a growth factor for you skin cells, removing damaged collagen and elastin while restoring and strengthening skin elasticity
  • Dipeptide Diaminobutyroyl Benzylamide Diacetate, also known as Syn-ake, is a peptide that is mimics the peptide called Waglerin 1, which comes from the snake vemon of the Temple Viper. It is a powerful 6th generation peptide developed by Swiss company Pentapharm Ltd.  This is similar to Botox, which causes your muscles to relax and smooths out your skin.
  • Acetyl Hexapeptide-8 (Argireline) is a neuropeptide that helps reduce wrinkles and fine lines. It is also similar to Botox as it will help relax your facial muscles, smoothing out your skin. And just like Botox and Syn-ake, the effects are just temporary.

Also, this contains two patented ingredients

Patent No 10-0812596 BSAM Complex ~  a skin protecting compound that consists of natural botanicals to help repair damaged skin, acting as an anti-inflammatory and moisturizer  (No. 10-0812596-0000, US Patent registration No. 7,994,141)

The present invention relates to a skin-protecting composition for the damaged skin, comprising glycyrrhizin, quercetin, rosmarinic acid, madecassic acid, chamazulene, bicalein and emodin. The composition of the present invention has all of excellent antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, wound-healing and moisturizing effects, thereby being widely used in medicine, cosmetic material or the like for the purpose of protecting the easily infectable, damaged and dried skin.  Accordingly, the skin-protecting composition of the present invention, in which the compounds are mixed in a specific ratio, has all of significantly excellent antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, wound-healing and moisturizing effects, thereby being effectively used for protecting the damaged skin. Further, glycyrrhizin, quercetin, rosmarinic acid, madecassic acid, chamazulene, bicalein and emodin contained in the skin-protecting composition of the present invention are compounds derived from natural plants, and thus they have no cytotoxicity  From Google Patents

Patent No 10-1363413 Pure Medi Complex  This herbal compound will help in anti-aging, refine skin texture and lessen fine lines and wrinkles.  

The invention relates to the skin anti-aging use cosmetic composition and a manufacturing method thereof comprising the mixing extract of the phragmitis rhizoma and salicornia herbacea.  A mixed extract of salicornia herbacea and phragmitis rhizoma of the present invention is a natural substance, has no cytotoxicity, has an outstanding effect in inhibiting collagenase activity and promoting collagen production, improves skin wrinkle and skin texture when being applied in skin, and thereby being used for anti-aging cosmetics for skin From KIPRIS Patents

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Its sheet mask is made “Skycell Crystal with Cloud Cells”  fabric, which is just another fancy word for tencel!!  It is made from Norwegian Spruce, including the resin and it is a 100% natural cellulose material, which has long soft fibers for excellent absorption and adhesion to your face.  Double & Zero Espresso is 5-Free: free from parabens, benzophenone, triethanolamine, mineral oil, artificial coloring

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Ingredients: Water, PEG/PPG-17/6 Copolymer, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Bis-PEG-18 Methyl Ether Dimethyl Silane, Coffea Arabica (Coffee) Seed Extract (1,000 ppm), Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Fruit Extract, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Extract, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Wine Extract, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Copper Tripeptide-1, Dipeptide Diaminobutyroyl Benzylamide Diacetate, Acetyl Hexapeptide-8, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Centella Asiatica Extract, Polygonum Cuspidatum Root Extract, Scutellaria Baicatensis Root Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Yeast Ferment Extract, Salicornia Herbacea Extract, Phragmites Communis Extract, Glutamic Acid, Lysine HCL, Glycine, Arginine, Adenosine, Sodium Hyaluronate, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Carbomer, Cellulose Gum, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, lllicium Verum (Anise) Fruit Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Disodium EDTA, Fragrance  cosDNA analysis

 

Performance

The packaging is really delicious looking ~ every time I look at the coffee bean just dripping its goodness into the espresso cup, I feel like I  have to run out to my nearest Starbucks!   The first thing I notice when I open up the mask package is the scent ~ wow ~ this smells just like coffee liqueur ~ it has that same boozy, sweet scented coffee scent.  

The mask is dripping in a thick essence, which makes the mask have a semi-gelatinous feel to it.   There is enough of this essence ~ which is not jelly like, just thick ~ left in the package, so I just spread it on my neck and décolletage area. 

The mask fits very well on my face ~ and it feels soft, adheres nicely.  It isn’t too thin, but since it is such a wet mask, I think it needs to be ~ otherwise, it might tear or stretch out of shape while placing it on my face.  While I am wearing this, it has a cooling and refreshing effect on my face.  I accidentally tasted the essence ~ how does one do that?  by drinking a glass of water and then licking my lips, which licked the mask ~ and while it does have a sweet coffee taste, it isn’t something I would drink!

I was able to leave this on for about an hour, because that mask is so wet!  This is a night time mask for me, due to the slight stickiness of the essence on my face after I remove it.  However, I did notice immediately that my face was very moist and hydrated with a nice glow.  The next day, my face looks so plumped up and soft, without any dryness or redness.  Did I mention this mask is also soothing as well?

 

Final Thoughts

Color me impressed with Double & Zero!  I really enjoy using this mask and I am glad I have a whole box to try ~ I’ve already used 5 of them.  I found that that this mask hit all of the important points for me ~ fit and feel of the mask sheet, scent, longevity, essence ingredients and results.  I have used coffee ingredients before, but this is the first time for me that I have a sheet mask whose main ingredient is coffee.  This is an anti-aging mask, but I would think if you have dry skin or you just want a deep and intensely moisturizing mask now and then, this one is great.   I would love this essence as a separate skincare item as it is so wonderfully moisturizing ~ it is almost like I used a facial oil, but I didn’t!  I don’t know if this is a new brand or not, but I am surprised that there aren’t more reviews on Double & Zero products.  Especially with those masks with a roller ~ which I did purchase a couple boxes.   Have you tried any D&Z masks yet?  What flavor and what did you think of it?

You can purchase this Espresso Ampoule Mask at BB Cosmetic for $15.87  (click here), which is a full box of 10 masks, making them under $1.60 per mask.   Sometimes, inexpensive masks have fantastic results and this one does.  BB Cosmetic ships internationally as well as the USA ~ they have a USA warehouse, so if you live in the US, you could get your items a lot quicker if they stock the items there.   You save 8% on your purchases at BB Cosmetic using promo code use YW36SVN21HU  

 

[ disclaimer: product received complementary for an unbiased and honest review ]

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