Whether it’s due to genetics or years of a sub-optimal skin care routine, our necks are one of the first areas to show visible signs of aging.
Why? As we age, our bodies start to make less and less collagen – a protein our skin needs to stay firm and elastic. The skin in the neck and chest area is thinner, so signs of aging show up here first. Sun exposure and other lifestyle factors can further accelerate the aging process.
If you want to prevent future damage to that delicate area, check out these three anti-aging neck creams with antioxidants and other lifting, firming ingredients to combat that dreaded turkey neck.
Hibiscus Ultra Lift Neck Cream by Eminence Organic Skin Care
This rich, luxurious cream contains all-natural active ingredients like paprika and edelweiss to stimulate circulation and tighten sagging skin. The addition of hibiscus and a botanical form of hyaluronic acid leave your skin feeling firm and hydrated.
While this product is billed as one that yields lifting results in only minutes, it took a couple of weeks for me to notice changes. My neck did feel instantly hydrated, and the effect seemed to last all day. The hibiscus fragrance was pleasant and not at all overpowering.
If you’re in to natural, organic skin care that is free of parabens and doesn’t test on animals, this product line is a must try.
Nectifirm by Revision Skincare
This best-selling neck cream was named the #1 neck product recommended by medical professionals in a 2017 Kline Group survey.
Nectifirm contains powerful peptides, chains of amino acids known to stimulate collagen production and tighten skin. Antioxidants and other plant-based products in this formula keep delicate neck skin moisturized, smoother and more even toned.
In a 12-week clinical study, subjects who used Nectifirm showed improvements in photodamage, firmness and elasticity as well as a firmer and more lifted appearance.
I liked the texture of the product, and this one also made the skin on my neck and chest feel really hydrated.
Nectifirm is great for all skin types, but don’t expect to see changes overnight. Peptides take at least a month (sometimes longer) to start to work their magic, but the results can really be worth the wait.
Revision Skincare products are available through dermatologists, plastic surgeons and some spas.
Nécolleté Age Reversal for Neck & Chest by Osmotics
Last but not least, Necollete Age Reversal for Neck & Chest from Osmotics boosts your skin’s natural production of hyaluronic acid while reducing sagging and improving tone. Made with shea butter, this softening cream increases moisture in the neck and chest area. Other key ingredients increase firmness and elasticity in this delicate area.
Results are expected after 30 – 45 days. I noticed a difference in hydration almost immediately after starting to use this cream and a difference in firmness after a couple of weeks which seemed to last for the entire six weeks that I used it as part of both my morning and evening skin care routines.
This fragrance-free product works well with all skin types.
By Karen Morse, MPH