Oftentimes, we are so focused on caring for our face that we practically neglect the skin on other areas of our body. This can be increasingly problematic when said areas get a ton of sun exposure and are more delicate in nature. The skin on your neck is deserving of just as much love and affection as any part of our complexion, and maybe even more so, with it being one of the most fragile areas of our skin. So, if signs of aging are literally breathing down your neck- OR if proactivity is the name of your game, stick around! This week we are breaking down how to best care for this most precious area and even dishing on some recommended products to help you do so. Let’s get it!
IN A NUTSHELL
Main Takeaways: The skin on your neck is super delicate and needs love and affection just as much as your face… if not more so.
Good to Know: Our necks naturally produce less moisture than our faces do, so focusing on hydration while providing it with good topical nutrients and moisturizers is a good first step and can make a dramatic difference in this delicate area’s appearance.
Caring for the Skin on Your Neck
Your neck is one of the most delicate places on your body, as far as your skin is concerned. Similar to the area around your eyes, it is comparatively much thinner than other areas and also has fewer oil glands. Naturally, this means that providing it with proper moisture and hydration is paramount. But that is just the tip of the iceberg. The regular application of powerful nutrients and ingredients that provide protection from environmental stressors help prevent long-term damage and work to fight signs of aging. For this much softer and effectively less durable area, ensuring that it is on the receiving end of this kind of nourishment should be top of mind, especially when one considers its constant exposure to UV rays.
Luckily, there are a range of products out there to help you do just that. Whether pinching pennies has become your most favored pastime or you’re uber booked trying to manage your diva of a dermis, fear not- there’s something for everyone! You may be wondering if your current face cream will work on your neck. The answer is most likely- yes! It’s always best to spot test with any product, especially since the skin on your neck can be more delicate and sensitive. When it comes to Fleur & Bee, any of our products are equally as effective on the face as on the neck- and we highly recommend applying any of our serums or moisturizers on your neck as part of your daily skin care routine. Here is a roundup of our favorite Face & Neck creams.
1. Best Overall Neck Cream
Fleur & Bee: Crème de la Cream Brightening Moisturizer
More important than getting a product that is specifically formulated for any particular part of your bodacious bod is securing one that is fortified with high impact nutrients to pamper and protect the skin on your neck or otherwise. Fleur & Bee’s silk in a jar, Crème de la Cream, is carefully crafted with a blend of humectants, emollients, and occlusives to hydrate from every angle and optimize your skin’s moisture levels – super critical for your neck area. Caffeine from organic green tea leaf extract temporarily supercharges the skin for an airbrushed tone, while vitamin C brightens for an undeniable glow. This moisturizer goes on smoothly and absorbs quickly, rendering it highly efficient; results for more hydrated and even skin can be seen immediately. Further, with time and consistent application, you may experience more nutrified skin with a minimized appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, making it perfect for areas like the neck that tend to experience more creasing. Perfectly formulated for all skin types, Crème de la Cream gives comparable, yet more expensive products a run for their money and has quickly become a cult classic, with super fans everywhere declaring their eternal love for this super rich moisturizer. Apply to delicate areas like the neck and décolletage in addition to your face for a luxe feel that can only ever be described as the crème de la CREAM!
2. Best Neck Cream for Dry Skin
Fleur & Bee: H2 Oh Yeah Hydrating Moisturizer
It isn’t often that we are able to feature two F&B products in a skincare category roundup, but with one of our newest product launches being an intensive hydrator, we’ve hands-down got the “best for dry skin” slot covered! Our H2 Oh Yeah moisturizer is an antioxidant-rich skin smoothing cream that effortlessly delivers intense hydration wherever it is applied. Jam-packed with the best that nature and science have to offer, H2 Oh Yeah masterfully harnesses the inimitable hyper-hydrating and anti-aging plant power of 21 nourishing actives, including hyaluronic acid, squalane, and vitamin B5. Unmatched moisture, brought to you by tried-and-true ingredients like aloe vera and shea butter, is locked in with a blend of mild non-comedogenic occlusives like grapeseed and sea buckthorn oil to ensure all day hydration. H2 Oh Yeah helps minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, revitalizes the skin for a naturally youthful glow, and is an amazing answer to dry, dehydrated skin… or even normal skin in need of a post cold weather treat! Best of all, it can be used anywhere and makes a perfect treatment for the skin on your neck. Apply both day and night, just as you would to your face, to reveal a nutrified neck that’s never dry or lackluster.
3. Best Neck Cream for Sensitive Skin
LilyAna Naturals: Face & Neck Hydrating Complex
You can reliably count on LilyAna Naturals for a few things… The first is recognizable packaging that unfailingly features amazing artwork and is a total vibe. The second is beautiful skincare that is always clean, cruelty-free, and does what it claims to do. Swish! Their Face & Neck Hydrating Complex is made with a nourishing nutritive cocktail featuring Vitamin C, E & A. With botanical extracts from power plants like cranberry, orange, lemon, and rose, your skin will look increasingly radiant with every use, be undeniably hydrated, and feel fresh as a daisy! Expect a minimized appearance of fine lines and wrinkles wherever it is applied and a more even tone for a youthful appearance. Got rosacea or eczema? Bring it on! This most gentle cream is a fit for even the most sensitive skin – making it perfect for delicate areas like the neck.
4. Best Neck Cream for Mature Skin
Fleur & Bee: Youth Fairy Retinol Moisturizer
One of the most studied and widely used anti-aging ingredients on the market, retinol is known to increase collagen production and increase cell turnover. The results are firmer, smoother and younger looking skin. The skin on our neck can be one of the first places to show signs of aging, so using the power of retinol to assist mature skin should be your #1 priority. Youth Fairy blends a small, yet highly effective dose of retinol with skin soothing and smoothing botanicals, such as shea butter, evening primrose oil and plant stem cells. Together, science and nature work to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and lift the skin on the neck. Don’t be afraid to slather Youth Fairy retinol moisturizer all over your décolletage, too! When first using a retinol product, it is best to begin applying it once a day, every other day (usually in the evening), then increase usage when your skin adjusts. Youth Fairy is gentle on the skin, so it usually only takes a week or two for your skin to adjust to the retinol. We recommend using Youth Fairy as your night cream.
5. Best Bargain Neck Cream
Jacob & Eli: Lemon + Green Tea Face and Neck Firming Cream
Need an option that won’t break the bank? At $10 a jar, Jacob & Eli’s Lemon + Green Tea Face and Neck Firming Cream is affordable and effective! This influencer fave is famed for its plant stem cells and peptide combo that comes together in a silky-smooth moisturizer you’ll want to apply everywhere. This trusted product works to repair the skin barrier and protects against environmental stressors for a revivified glow. So, if the skin on your neck or face fails to be as tight as your budget, reach for this crowd pleaser!
6. Best Luxury Neck Cream
Dermalogica: Neck Fit Contour Serum
If you’re feeling lavish, look no further than this product by trusted beauty brand, Dermalogica. This pick differs from everything else on our list in the way that it’s a serum rather than a cream, but that doesn’t make it any less effective. With rave reviews that help justify its price, the Neck Fit Contour Serum rolls on like a dream and, with consistent use, tones the thin skin on and around the neck. The proprietary Flex Lift Contour Technology yields retinol-like results, while the rye seed and resurrection plant extracts tighten, smooth, and strengthen for a youthful appearance.
Remember to follow up with sunscreen on your face and neck during the day. No matter what skin type you have, there is a neck cream that works for everyone- so don’t neglect your neck!
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