Whether you're applying moisturizer, serum, or sunscreen, the same skin commandment applies: Never forget your neck. Your décolleté needs some TLC, too, especially once you hit your 30s and gravity starts taking its toll. That said, using the same gel- or water-based face moisturizer on your neck might not be enough. The wrinkles, sagging, and dehydration that eventually develop in that area overtime deserve a more potent treatment that goes beyond hydration.
We know, we know. It sounds a little excessive to have a separate moisturizer for your neck, but it's actually not that uncommon a practice! (Read why Heart Evangelista swears by it here.) So when you're ready for the extra step, here are age-defying neck creams worth adding to your rotation:
Skin Doctors Superfacelift Face and Neck Lifting Cream
The Superfacelift targets wrinkles on the face and neck with encapsulated retinol and lactic acid to reveal smoother skin. It claims to reduce the appearance of forehead wrinkles by 86% after a month, so imagine how much firming you'll receive by working it down your neck.
Belo Intensive Whitening Face & Neck Cream SPF 30
For those battling an uneven skin tone, this cream has a combination of kojic acid and tranexamic acid that helps brighten scars and spots. It has SPF 30, too, which helps protect your décollatage from the sun.
Clarins Extra-Firming Neck Anti-Wrinkle Rejuvenating Cream
This cream plumps and lifts sagging skin with the help Clarins' signature Extra-Firming Complex and oat sugars, visibly reducing the appearance of fine lines. It's infused with anti-pollution properties as well, perfect for protecting your décolleté in a neck-baring top.
Murad Rejuvenating Lift for Neck and Decolette
Murad's patented lifting formula claims to reduce texture in the neck area after a month's use. It uses a combination of glycolic acid, vitamin C, and retinyl palmitate to effectively speed up skin turnover.
Fresh Black Tea Firming Corset Cream
This cream quite literally acts like a corset for your face and neck, infused with a black tea complex that improves elasticity overtime and goji fruit extract and peptides to re-firm depressed and textured skin.
Estée Lauder Resilience Lift Firming/Sculpting Face and Neck Creme SPF15
A dehydrated neckline causes dull-looking skin, but that's not a problem this hydrating, radiance-boosting formula can't help with. This cream has a Tri-Peptide Lift Complex, which claims to help rebuild collagen in the skin and have it look more youthful after each use.
Lancôme Rénergie Nuit Multi-Lift
This night cream aids skin repair while you get your beauty sleep, containing exclusive anti-aging technology from Lancôme (yeast and rye seed are major components) that reduces the appearance of wrinkles and lifts the original contours of your face and neck. Pair it with the Rénergie Day Cream for firming round the clock!
This story originally appeared on Preview.ph.
* Minor edits have been made by the Femalenetwork.com editors.