Your Neck Deserves More Than Just Your Leftovers
If you want those necklines to go, you'll have to give your neck and décolleté much more than your face's sloppy seconds.| September 18, 2017
It is undeniable and understandable that the focus of anyone’s skincare regimen is the face. Whenever a new moisturiser or acne treatment rolls around, we think about the face. The neck – and products meant specifically for the neck – hardly ever come into the picture. If it does, it is typically and afterthought, a place where all the leftover moisturiser and serum on your hands goes to because why waste it?
I get it – the neck and the décolleté are pretty low maintenance compared to the face. It doesn’t break out nor does it require much makeup if at all. Occasionally, if lucky, it gets a little sunscreen if you remember, but that’s about it. One might say that neck lines aren’t a prime concern since youth is on your side, but you know what they say, prevention is always better than crying from regret later on.
Now, here’s the truth. Gurl, listen. Your neck area loses collagen and elasticity just as quickly as your face as you age. All that time you spend staring down at your phone isn’t helping the situation, either. Those lines on your neck? They’re not going away until you do something about it. It’s about time you gave your neck more love and more than just leftovers.
Taking that extra step of keeping your neck contours in check doesn’t necessarily have to equate to expensive. You can always use existing anti-aging, lifting and hydrating products that you already use for your face – just make sure you really work it into those neck lines as well. If you’re paranoid and you’re in search of products designed specifically to wage war against the turkey neck, we’ve listed some below to suit your needs and budget, from the patented Nia Line Smoother to the super-luxe La Prairie Anti-Aging Neck Cream. Sometimes you just gotta splurge, right?
Natura Bisse Tensolift Neck Cream
Known for its anti-ageing products, Natura Bisse is a must have on our list. The concentrated rich cream with Hyaluronic Acid and Kombuchka extract promises to plump up and alleviate below the jaw lines. (It is currently out of stock, so y’all better get on the waiting list, stat.)
StriVectin Tech Neck™ Line Smoother
A lightweight serum with an in-built massage roller to gently firm and smooth your neck. It is packed with skin optimizing formula, NIA-114™ and a blend of lipopeptide to help reduce the horizontal lines.
Rodial Snake Chin and Neck Lift
Did I hear snake venom? Say what! This lightweight gel is formulated with essential amino acids and combined with Syn-ake dipeptide – so named as it is inspired by the reaction triggered by temple viper venom – gives a mild freeze-like effect and stimulates collagen production to reduce visible neck wrinkles.
Yes To Blueberries Face & Neck Oil
You might be wondering, why do all the anti-aging products have to be so expensive. Well here’s something wallet-friendly! Enriched with natural antioxidants and organic blueberries to fight the free radicals, while the blackcurrant oil provides intense hydration to the neck. Yes to natural products!
La Prairie Anti-Aging Neck Cream
Made in Switzerland, expect nothing less from this luxurious cream that reduces the effects of time and gravity on your neck. La Prairie’s exclusive Celluar Complex is set to restore your skin’s elasticity and youth. It is probably the most expensive item on this list, but we are betting on every dime.
Dr. Dennis Gross Ferulic + Retinol Fortifying Neck Emulsion
Renew your neck area with Dr. Dennis Gross’ unique formula of ferulic acid and retinol neck emulsion, packed with antioxidants and pure vitamin A to help with a smoother, more supple and healthier looking skin.
Algenist Firming and Lifting Neck Cream
Algenist is another of our favourite brands for hydration. Non-greasy and slightly scented, the firming and lifting neck cream is combined with Algenist’s signature Alguronic Acid and ProPeptide to regenerate micro-algae cell promote youthful skin.
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