OK, OK — we know; the antiaging thing is getting a bit crazy. Just when you wrapped your head around the facts of retinol, like what it is, how to use it and why it’s going to be your BFF for the rest of your life until you die (no, seriously, it is), you’re smacked with news of antiaging blush, antiaging oils and now, antiaging neck products. Does every single part of your body really need a targeted antiaging treatment? Is this all a marketing scam? Am I supposed to use these? The answer to all of these is, surprisingly, no.
No, you don’t need to use any antiaging products on any part of your body if you don’t want to. We’re all about aging gracefully and naturally, and if you’re cool with your fine lines and wrinkles, then we are too. But if you want try to slather yourself in gravity-fighting ingredients, then we’ve got your back (and front and face and neck…). Because antiaging neck creams are, in fact, a thing, and they’re not a scam — at least not totally.
“For the multitaskers out there, an additional neck cream may not be necessary,” says Yale dermatologist and all-around skin guru Mona Gohara. “If you’re already using a retinol or antiaging cream on your face, just spread the wealth and smooth it over your neck too.” However, if you’re already bad at keeping a consistent antiaging routine for your face or you just forget that you have a neck sometimes, Gohara does recommend a separate neck cream to “serve as a friendly reminder that your neck is there and needs love too.” So with that in mind, we rounded up the absolute best cult-favorite neck creams that truly, seriously work. Massage them from your clavicles to your jawline, and in just 50 short years, you’ll notice you look way younger than every other member of your nursing home. Congrats!
Elemis Pro-Collagen neck & décolleté balm
Elemis Pro-Collagen neck & décolleté balm (Elemis, $78.50)
Clarins Extra-Firming Neck Cream
Clarins Extra-Firming Neck Anti-Wrinkle Rejuvenating Cream (Clarins, $89)
StriVectin Advanced Tightening Neck Cream
StriVectin Advanced Tightening Neck Cream (StriVectin, $95)
L'Oréal RevitaLift neck cream
L'Oréal RevitaLift Anti-Wrinkle + Firming Face & Neck Contour Cream (L'Oréal, $17.99)
Perricone MD antiaging neck treatment
Perricone MD Cold Plasma Sub-D antiaging neck treatment (Sephora, $135)
Originally posted on StyleCaster.