The absolute best way to give your neck its due regard is a combination of proper cleansing, occasional exfoliation, and sunscreenbut above all, an effective neck cream to hydrate daily and support the area is vital. We reached out to a wide swath of beauty experts for their take on the most effective, hydrating, and essential neck creams that work to deliver lasting results for your neck and dcolletage, below.
Cynthia Franco, Beverly Hills Aesthetician
This emollient neck cream is particularly beneficial for those with medium to deep lines around the neck to provide brightening. Epicuren's formulation contains vitamin E and edelweiss extract, as well as shea butter to soften; as a result, the consistency is richer than its counterparts, but absorbs quickly into the skin. I love this neck cream from Epicuren, says Franco, whose clients include Lucy Boynton, Salma Hayek, The Weeknd, and Vanessa Kirby. It has a thick and velvety consistencythe results are pretty amazing when used daily. The peptides work on the wrinkles of your neck and dcollet and the elasticity as well. I highly recommend for all of my clients for maintenance as well as preventative.
Molly Stern, Los Angeles/New York City-Based Makeup Artist
Delivering hydration and firmness for a lift-like like effect, Tensolift's neck cream uses double hyaluronic acids, and high and low molecular weight to retain moisture. The cream also contains niacinamide to give an even tone around the neck area, diminishing any visible sun damage. The Natura Biss Tensolift Neck Cream is fabulously luxurious and effective, says Stern, who works with Reese Witherspoon, Lily Collins, and Cara Delevingne. It feels amazing, not greasy at all and it really helps with the elasticity of the neck and tightens the skin. I use it on myself daily, as well as every one of my clients when prepping their skin.
Joanna Vargas, New York-Based Aesthetician
Quite possibly the most sophisticated blend of advanced ingredients to firm and renew the dcollet, Tatcha's cream uses Hadasei-3its proprietary trio of anti- aging Japanese superfoods: Uji green tea, Okinawa algae, and Akita rice, as well as a handful of effective bioactives, Japanese cornflower, lemon balm, and artichoke leaf, paired with vitamin C and peony to help cell turnover and bring radiance to the neck area. The Tatcha Ageless Revitalizing Neck Cream is great because it has antioxidants to help protect that delicate area of the body, according to Vargas, the celebrity facialist revered by the likes of Greta Gerwig, Juliane Moore, and Maggie Gyllenhaal. But honestly, I encourage clients to use their regular skincare on the face, neck, and dcollet because it's so important to take care of the fragile, overexposed parts of the skin. Generally speaking, I think using a retinol like my own Supernova Serum helps so much in keeping the appearance of those areas tighter, plumper, and free of sun damage.
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