Sagging and excessive wrinkles often first appear in the neck area due to a constant tug of gravity. If you're embarrassed, you don't have to hide your neck behind a scarf or a turtleneck collar. Firm up the neck area and smooth away wrinkles and other signs of aging with an anti-wrinkle neck cream full of firming emollients and skin-nourishing vitamins.
Clarins Advanced Extra-Firming Neck Cream
Clarins' neck-firming cream is billed as the "ultimate firming neck treatment," reports anti-aging skincare expert Paula Begoun. She tested it and said it can help improve your skin's appearance and make it feel smoother. Active ingredients include herbal extracts that are high in antioxidants, plus a proprietary Stimulen complex that's designed to firm your skin cells.
L'Oréal Paris Advanced Revitalift Face & Neck
The editors of "InStyle" magazine rank L'Oreal Paris' face and neck cream as one of the best wrinkle treatments on the market. Dr. Macrene Alexiades-Armenakas, a dermatologist reviewing the neck cream for the magazine, loved its use of retinol. Retinol is a natural derivative of vitamin A that can effectively reduce the appearance of wrinkles. The magazine also liked the cream's smooth texture.
Dr. Denese New York SPF 30 Neck Defense Day Cream
As the sun hits your neck, its ultraviolet rays degrade your skin's collagen and can make wrinkling and sagging in the neck area even more prominent. Keep such aging at bay with Dr. Denese New York's neck-defending day cream, which received Begoun's Paula's Pick award due to its exceptional performance. She raved about its "excellent" formulation that combines sunscreen with retinol and antioxidants to enhance, boost and protect the neck area.
Isomers Neck and Chin Firming
Isomers adds its proprietary anti-aging complexes Ovaliss and Essenskin to its neck cream in what's a very emollient lotion, says Begoun. The skin may appear and feel firmer and more toned as the emollients trap moisture in the skin's surface. Begoun also says it contains "intriguing ingredients," which may help to guard against other signs of aging beyond sagging.
- "Don't Go to the Cosmetics Counter Without Me"; Paula Begoun; 2009
- "InStyle" Magazine: L'Oreal