How much love do you give your neck? You may have a bathroom filled with moisturisers and serums for your complexion, but skincare doesn’t end at the chin and neck creams are particularly important for ageing skin.
Our skin from the neck down is just as delicate and just as vulnerable as that on our faces. In fact, the skin on our neck is thinner, more similar to that around our eyes. This makes it prone to wrinkling, sun damage and age spots, particularly as we get older.
It can be good practice to extend the creams you are using on your face down to your neck and décolleté. However, some anti-ageing ingredients, particularly those derived from vitamin A such as retinol, can be too harsh and irritate the thinner skin on your neck. To avoid this, invest in creams that are designed with the neck in mind. Here are our favourite neck creams for ageing skin.
QMS Medicosmetics Firm Density Neck and Bust Cream, £169
QMS Medicosmetics was founded in 1986 by Dr Erich Schulte. His experience working with severe burns victims led him to discover the beneficial effects collagen has on skin healing and anti-ageing.
This deeply nourishing cream works to tighten, plump and lift the skin on your neck, décolleté and bust area. Packed with oils, it helps strengthen the connective tissue on your neck for smooth and soft results.
iS Clinical NeckPerfect, £86
This anti-ageing neck cream from iS Clinical is formulated with AHAs, antioxidants and hydrating hyaluronic acid. It reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and improve skin tone and texture.
Targeting the neck, jawline and décolleté area, the cream lifts, firms and tightens to reduce the look of ”crepey” skin.
StriVectin TL Advanced Plus Tightening Face & Neck Cream, £83
This cream from StriVectin is a two-in-one, equally effective on both the face and neck. Containing ceramides, peptides and a lifting complex, the cream works to tighten, lift and firm the skin. The result is a more sculpted and youthful looking neck. It also creates a smooth texture and corrects the look of uneven skin tone.
Emma Hardie Lift & Sculpt Firming Neck Treatment, £65
Emma Hardie’s collagen-boosting serum contains as part of its packaging, a clever facial roller. This applies the product, distributing it over the skin, while also giving you a massage.
The serum contains hyaluronic acid to protect and moisturise, while the omega complex works to firm, nourish, and rejuvenate your skin.
Perricone MD Cold Plasma Plus+ Sub-D/Neck, £95.20
With peptides, caffeine and essential amino acids, this Perricone cream works to target the appearance of sagging skin along the jawline and neck. The results? A taut, more youthful glow.
The formula also helps to even skin texture and build back elasticity to reduce fine lines and crepiness in the skin.
Dr Dennis Gross Ferulic + Retinol Fortifying Neck Emulsion, £75
If thicker cream consistencies aren’t for you, this lightweight formula from Dr Dennis Gross might be what you are looking for. Fast-absorbing, it is packed with ingredients like lactic acid, ferulic acid, retinol and amino acids to protect the skin from future damage. It restores elasticity to leave you with firm, hydrated skin.
Vichy Neovadiol Phytosculpt Tightening Face and Neck Cream, £30
Like all Vichy products, mineralising thermal water forms the basis of this gentle face and neck cream. It has been specifically formulated for menopausal skin.
The cream contains an active firming complex which mimics DHEA, a hormone in the skin which depletes during the menopause. Targeting signs of ageing, it reinforces, tightens and redefines neck and face contours.