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The 411 On Your Neck and Décolleté

With these specialized products, you can give your neck and décolleté the attention they deserve resulting in healthy, radiant, smooth & glowing skin.

We pay a lot of attention to our faces. We apply serums, softeners, moisturizers, and sunblocks to ensure our skin remains healthy, supple, and firm. On the other hand, many of us neglect our necks and décolleté—  until we begin to notice sagging, fine lines, and loss of firmness, which seems to happen more quickly in these areas than others. This could be blamed on several factors. Some say looking down at our phones more often contributes to fine lines in the neck. Others say sleeping on our side causes wrinkles on our décolleté— but Mother Nature says different. Simply, the skin around our neck and décolleté is designed differently, requiring special care and a little TLC.

Simply, the skin around our neck and décolleté is designed differently, requiring special care and a little TLC.

BWB spoke with Lisa Garguilo, VP of Education & Spa Sales for LUZERN LABS to better understand why the neck and décolleté should be cared for differently than the rest of our body.

The skin on the neck and décolleté may not appear much different from that of the face, but it is quite biologically different.

  • First, the skin on the neck and décolleté is thinner with less adipose tissue (the fat layer that supports the dermis).
  • It also contains fewer sebaceous glands, which is associated with reduced moisture levels, as well as a tendency toward dryness and dehydration.
  • This neck and décolleté area contains a higher amount of blood vessels, and if not the properly protected contributes to ruddiness of the skin.
  • UVA/UVB damage are other contributors to the breakdown of the skin on the neck and décolleté as most do not properly protect the area with SPF.

This unfortunate combination of thinner skin, increased vascularity, and dehydration can greatly impact the appearance of the neck and décolleté, resulting in elevated concerns such as:

  • Fine lines – Creepiness
  • Increased Vascularity & Hyper-pigmentation
  • Dehydration – Rough skin”

To combat the challenges the neck and décolleté face, BWB tried Luzern’s NEW NUIT Neck & Décolleté Perfecting Creme. It features their patented +AlpPure Firm, which is made of organic active ingredients from the Swiss Alps and promotes elasticity while improving the skin’s inner structure. It also uses their patented +AlpPure Alpine White, which combines stabilized Vitamin C, 7 extracts from high-flavonoid Swiss plants, phenolic acids, and antioxidants to reduce environmental stress and discoloration. Add in retinol, peptides, ceramides and polyose from oats to lift, firm and reduce fine lines. What an amazing support system for your neck and décolleté, which will be revitalized in no time!

In addition to Luzern, BWB tested the top neck and décolleté creams available and we have a few favorites.

BABOR, the German skincare company known for its unique ability to blend science with active ingredients indigenous to Germany, applies these same principles in their SkinovagePX Intensifier Firming Neck & Décolleté Cream. Their unique osmotic delivery system helps skin absorb ingredients such as sweet almond extract, marine collagen and coenzyme Q10, resulting in a smoother, firmer neck and décolleté. It is also gentle enough to be used morning and night.

EMINENCE Organic Skin Care’s Hibiscus Ultra Lift Neck Cream will amaze you with its ability to improve the appearance of the neck area almost immediately. The cocktail of ingredients include hibiscus to firm and lift, edelweiss to strengthen sagging skin, paprika to stimulate blood circulation, and acacia (aka Senegal Gum) to reduces wrinkles and inflammation.

ReVive Fermitif Neck Renewal Cream SPF 15 is a must for the daytime because it protects the sensitive neck and décolleté from the number one enemy of our skin: the sun. It also incorporates sunflower seed oil, aqualane, peptides and Sambucus nigra flower to soften, hydrate, and repair damaged skin. You will love the subtle rose scent and indulgent feel of the cream every time you apply it.

Clark’s Botanicals Age Defying Neck Cream is already a cult favorite. It is packed with 18 active ingredients, some of which are retinol, phospholipids, algae extract, shiitake mushrooms, and licorice root, resulting in increased fatty tissue, cell rejuvenation and smoother lines. Keep a lookout for Clark’s Botanicals, you will be seeing them more and more.

With these specialized products, you can give your neck and décolleté the attention they deserve resulting in healthy, radiant, smooth & glowing skin.

Vanessa Baumann

Vanessa Baumann has been a licensed, medical aesthetician in New York for over twenty-three years, working with some of Manhattan’s top plastic surgeons. Choosing to change gears and express herself through her love of writing, she is now a freelance writer and beauty editor. Vanessa also may be found on Facebook and Instagram, sharing her knowledge of skincare products, advice, and the quest for glowing skin.

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