Rich, yet non-greasy, this neck cream targets multiple signs of ageing. If you’re not familiar with the key ingredients, the triple blend of hard-working actives works to resurface and brighten discolouration, stimulate collagen production and support the skin’s structure to plump and smooth lines and firm the neckline.
No matter your age, there’s no reason not to make your neckline part of your skincare routine. Our necks are more susceptible to showing signs of premature ageing as neck skin is much thinner than facial skin with fewer oil-producing sebaceous glands, leaving it more vulnerable.
When ageing, we produce less collagen and elastin, just like our complexions, and our skin is more prime to sagging, wrinkling and UV damage.
What’s more “the skin on our neck is more extensible and elastic,” says dermatologist Dr Sonakshi Khorana who works with Faace. “And it is significantly influenced by constant movement, weight and sun exposure.” This isn’t helped by what’s now been dubbed ‘tech-neck’, our constant screen use forces us to look down at our phones, tablets and laptops exasperating creasing of the neck.
Of course, there’s nothing wrong with using the same products on your neck that you do on your face. Just pay attention to the ingredients list, as the delicate skin is more likely to be sensitive, or react to potent actives.
Nevertheless, don’t think a dedicated neck cream is an indulgent buy; there are benefits to using a separate product. Not only will it encourage you to give the neck area the same TLC you give your face, but with ingredients that actually target the delicate area you are going to get the best results: be it combating crepiness, sagginess, discolouration or lines and wrinkles.
How we tested
Our tester put the latest neck creams on trial, using them for a minimum of 30 days. Each was used as instructed by the brand, both as part of a morning and evening skincare routine. We looked at how they made the neck and décolletage feel, but ultimately if they made a difference to the skin’s appearance. Let us introduce you to the neck’s best thing….
The best neck creams for 2023 are:
- Best overall neck cream – Neostrata triple firming neck cream: £50, Sephora.co.uk
- Best neck cream for fine lines and wrinkles – Necessaire the neck serum: £60, Sephora.co.uk
- Best value neck cream – Prai ageless throat and décolletage crème: £27, Marksandspencer.com
- Best neck cream for sensitive skin – Meder arma neck cream: £90, Mederbeauty.com
- Best neck cream for firming – Strivectin TL advanced tightening neck cream: £49, Boots.com