I have a small confession to make – although I have been in the beauty industry for over 25 years my neck is the one area that I neglected until I started to see those tell-tale signs of ageing. So my advice to my younger self and all of you reading this would be that it’s easier to start early and help slow the sands of time!
However with the advancements in skincare it is also possible with the correct products to improve both the texture and tone of your neck and décolletage area.
Today neck treatments are available in the forms of serums, lotions and creams and are no longer the thick gloopy textures of the past. I would recommend twice daily application, taking the product from the jawline to bust line and massaging upwards. Remember to also take the application round to the back of the neck as this is the area that helps support the visible area around the throat.
Choose your product based on your main concerns – is the texture of the skin crepey or are you more concerned with slackening of the jowl area?
Please also remember to include your neck area in your daily cleansing routine and don’t forget to apply your mask to this area too. Finally remember to use a daily SPF on both the neck and décolletage area – our skin is so fine here that it is one of the first places to show sun damage.
Watch our video above for some tips on keeping your neck looking young and click through to YouTube to find out more about each particular product we have tested.
This cream helps to firm and smooth skin texture. The inclusion of Bearberry and Liquorice Root extract helps to break down pigmentation that has formed due to excess sun exposure. Retinyl Palmitate supports skin renewal.
This cream gives intense nourishment to the neck area with Shea Butter and Argan oil; these ingredients also help support the elasticity of the skin. The inclusion of Red Algae helps to target the jaw area to refine the ‘U’ line. I would recommend you warm this cream up between your fingers first and then massage into the skin.
This innovative neck serum roller is new to the UK market. Containing the patented NIA-114 technology from StriVectin this serum is proven to restore the youthful contour of the neck area whilst tightening and firming the skin. We have seen these roller-ball applicators with eye creams but this is the first that I have seen it in a neck product. This application method massages the neck area and increases circulation. Having used this product recently I feel the application method really does add an extra benefit.
This versatile cream targets neck, jaw and chest area, treating crepey skin, jowls and pigmentation. Formulated with an ingredient usually found in cellulite treatments it also helps to break down excess fatty deposits around the neck and jowl region. Peptides also help to inhibit further pigmentation developing.
Voted into Harpers Bazar Beauty Hot 100 in 2013, this beautifully textured neck cream is a treat with real results on both skin texture and tone. Essential fatty acids help to hydrate and prevent further signs of ageing. A Hyaluronic acid complex helps to smooth the skin of the neck and chest area. This cream also has a firming and lifting effect thanks to an ingredient that acts like a second skin.
This is a lighter lotion-style product that helps to treat the neck and bust area resulting in a firmer smoother skin tone. The marine extract Padina Pavonica which is also present in Pro-Collagen Marine Cream helps transform the appearance of the complexion.
This is a serum-texture that is rich in Omega 3, GLA and antioxidants to plump and hydrate the neck and chest area. Quince Seed extract and Kigelia Tree extract helps to firm and tone the skin whilst Pomegranate extract has antioxidant benefits.