Are you taking care of your neck? No matter how committed you are to complexion care, there is one significant area we all seem to neglect: the neck. As we age, the skin on our neck loses elasticity and collagen and this delicate area, can be one of the first places to show those tell-tale signs of ageing and perhaps the most noticeable! It is also more vulnerable to sun damage and photosensitisation from fragrances, not to mention “turkey neck” (the term used to describe the sagging of skin around the chin) or “tech neck” (the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles resulting from too much straining over laptops and smartphones). So, with that in mind, it’s time to invest in your precious neck skin and start using a targeted cream formulated to help firm, tone, and tighten that skin that has started sagging or showing crepey lines and wrinkles. Read on for my round up of six of the best neck creams to fight tech and turkey neck!
Dermalogica’s Neck Fit Contour Serum
Described as your neck’s best personal trainer Dermalogica’s new Neck Fit Contour Serum is a skin care workout for your neck and décolleté. A lightweight, roll-on serum that immediately tightens skin and tones over time for a more visibly lifted and sculpted appearance. Using high-performance Flex Lift Contour Technology, which acts like invisible mesh to provide a visible lifting and tightening effect, it also smooths fine lines and helps protect skin against pollution, which can lead to premature signs of skin ageing. Neck Fit Contour Serum also comes with personalised neck workouts to help sculpt your neck’s appearance from both the inside and the outside, €89 available in Dermalogica stockists nationwide and online dermalogica.com
NeoStrata Skin Active Firming Triple Firming Neck Cream
A concentrated anti-ageing treatment that helps lift and smooth the appearance of the neck where signs of ageing are most prominent, this lightweight, non-greasy cream is expertly formulated with Pro-Amino Acid and NeoCitriate, which works to stimulate natural collagen production, whilst NeoGlucosamine gently exfoliates to lift away impurities and even skin tone. Enriched with Apple Stem Cell extract, it prolongs cell lifespan, leaving skin looking and feeling younger and lifted with a restored vitality, €77.40 available in NeoStrata stockists nationwide and online neostrata.ie (use code sherna20 for 20% off)
Vichy Neovadiol Phytosculpt Neck & Face Contours
Vichy’s 1st anti-ageing, firming balm for menopausal skin, targeting the visible signs of ageing, it visibly reinforces, tightens, and redefines neck and face contours. Suitable for all skin types including sensitive skin. Along with Vichy Mineralising Thermal Water, rich in antioxidants, it also contains an active firming complex which mimics DHEA, a hormone in the skin which depletes during the menopause. The balm melts in contact with the skin to allow for absorption but once cooled down, the balm transforms into a film that lifts and firms the skin. Quickly absorbed and non-greasy, skin feels Instantly hydrated, plumped and more even looking. Vichy Mineralising Thermal Water, rich in antioxidants, €30 available in selected pharmacies nationwide and online.
Thalgo Wrinkle Correction Rich Cream
Thalgo’s new Hyalu-Procollagene range boosts the synthesis of collagen and hyaluronic acid in the skin, promoting a reduction in fine lines from underneath the skin. Their Wrinkle Correction Rich Cream is specifically meant for face AND neck, delivering a trio of hyaluronic acids and marine pro-collagen to plump up the epidermis, smooth and gradually fill in even established wrinkles. Formulated with plant butters and oils, its luscious texture nourishes dry skin on a daily basis, leaving it soft and velvety. Wrinkle Correction is also available in a Gel-Cream texture enriched with aloe vera to adapt to the needs of normal to combination skin, €68 available in Thalgo salons/spas nationwide and online thalgo.ie (use code sherna10 for 10% off sitewide)
AlumierMD Neck and Décolleté Firming Cream
A luxuriously smooth firming cream that helps to prevent and improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, restoring a more youthful appearance. Low levels of encapsulated retinol firm and strengthen the skin and improve elasticity, texture, and tone. Encapsulated retinol allows for a slow release into the skin overnight so you can enjoy all the benefits of retinol with little to no irritation. Liquorice root extract brightens and evens out skin tone while gentle flower acids exfoliate and promote skin renewal. Only to be used in your evening routine, apply a small amount after cleansing and applying treatment products and gently massage into neck and décolleté in an upward motion, as this contains retinol, ensure you wear sunscreen during the day, €84, to purchase email email@example.com or call 0861451551.
Clarins super Restorative Décolleté and Neck Concentrate
If you’re over 45, this cream has been formulated specifically for you and your skin’s needs. Plant-based, it combines organic extracts of harungana and Montpellier rock with the soothing silkiness of oats to deliver a cream that evens out skin tone, reduces the appearance of age spots and boosts radiance. The directions instruct that you should use this both morning and night to maximise its effect and you should start to see a reduction in fine lines and neck creases within four weeks. With its uplifting botanical fragrance, non-oily moisturising effect, it immediately lifts the surface of the skin, smooths roughness, and restores velvety softness to the skin, €76 available in Clarins stockists nationwide and online clarins.ie