When it comes to the pursuit of ageless beauty, we know you favor some very specific body parts.
First, it’s bound to be your face and all it encompasses. No brainer, right? Second up you might slave over your hair in a bid to boost shine and bring on volume. Then, you might venture south to, say your hands – because we all know the feeling of looking down one day, only to be faced by the screaming realization that our mother’s mitts have come to town.
The fact is, the skin on your neck is extremely thin (yes, even thinner than that on your face). It also has a different collagen content to your facial skin and weaker muscles, making it much more susceptible to aging and environmental damage from that ole devil called the sun. Add this to the fact that most of us fail to cleanse, tone, moisturize, treat and protect the skin our necks on a daily basis and ‘Houston, we have a problem.’
So, what to do? Easy. You invest in one of the best firming, anti-aging neck creams on the market and apply it daily as part of your skincare routine.
Here’s the finest crop of physician-grade products brimming with ingredients that actually work (weak, drugstore brands need not apply):
1. Revision Skincare Nectifirm
Revision Skincare Nectifirm is a firm favorite with physician-dispensed skincare fans. Packed with lipopeptides that have been scientifically proven to prevent the breakdown of collagen and tighten the skin by up to 40 percent, it promises to lift, firm and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. We’ve taken it up on that promise and can say, with our hands on our hearts, it won’t let you down.
2. SkinCeuticals Neck, Chest & Hand Repair
If you’re looking to reduce age spots and brighten the skin on your chest, hands and neck, it doesn’t get much better than SkinCeuticals Neck, Chest & Hand Repair. It comes with added redensifying and ‘goodbye crepey skin’ benefits, too. Which we never say no to.
3. PCA Perfecting Neck & Décolleté
Offering ‘rapid results in as little as one week,’ PCA Perfecting Neck & Décolleté is where to go if you want to reduce redness on your neck and chest area, while strengthening and firming the skin and minimizing the appearance of fine lines and neck wrinkles. Containing brightening retinol and anti-aging peptides, it delivers results. And fast.
Bonus tip: If you really want to fight the signs of aging on your neck, always follow your neck treatment with plenty of sunscreen. We realize that we say this until we’re blue in the face, but we will continue to do so and we make no apologies for it.
Written by: Georgia Gould