Our neck can age almost 20 times quicker than our face, so it’s never been more important to find the secret to how to get a smooth neck. Now you can, thanks to Ageless Throat and Decolletage Crème from Prai, which makes it easy to achieve a firmer neck with minimal effort.
Sure, we can tap, tap, tap (always tap your skin care onto your face for better absorption) products on our face but do we always remember to extend our routines past our chin?
I’m sure I’m not alone in applying toners, serums, essences, moisturisers, sun cream and sleeping masks to my neck but I’ve been searching for a dedicated neck cream for a while. It’s a bonus that this delightful offering from Prai is also suitable for the decolletage (another commonly overlooked area when we apply skin care).
As I’ve mentioned, the skin on our neck can age a heck of a lot faster than our face, which is down to the fact it’s incredibly delicate and fragile skin. Hence, the reason to give it some TLC.
An ageing neck can be caused by a number of factors, including sun exposure (please don’t forget to apply your sun cream throughout the year!), general ageing and the dreaded ‘tech neck’.
What’s this ‘tech neck’ all about? Sure, it sounds like an invention from the future but it’s actually the result of our addiction to smartphones and tablets. Constantly staring at our phone to scroll through Instagram or do a bit of online shopping causes pesky creases and lines on the neck. You see, constantly checking Instagram does have a downside.
Although neck care is a vital part of any skin care routine, the jury is out in terms of whether we need a specific neck product in our routine. Many high profile beauty bloggers argue that your regular face cream can achieve the same result but I have to disagree.
I use a lot of skin care products, including lots of anti-ageing lotions and potions and to date this is the only cream to rejuvenate my neck, prevent horizontal neck lines deepening and lift my skin.
Packed with an impressive selection of anti-ageing ingredients, this cream aims to banish signs of ageing by promoting firm skin. It contains the innovative Sepilift DPHP™ to help boost collagen levels and plump up skin.
The inclusion of squalene and shea butter makes this cream moisturising, soothing and hydrating. Sodium hyaluronate has excellent anti-ageing properties, crucial if you want to keep neck wrinkles at bay. An antioxidant rich combination of mulberry, aloe vera and grapeseed further protects skin from ageing by eliminating age spots, skin discoloration and soothing any skin irritation.
While it doesn’t contain sun cream, this isn’t really an issue for me because I layer my regular sun cream underneath in the morning.
First of all, this lightweight cream has a lovely, bouncy texture making it a dream to apply. I use this as the last step in my skin care routine morning and night. It’s easily absorbed and doesn’t cause pilling with the rest of my skin care regime. Hurrah!
I love how much firmer my neck is with this. Fine lines caused by the inevitable ‘tech neck’ are less noticeable and my neck is silky smooth. This gets to work quickly, so only a small amount is needed and it doesn’t leave my skin feeling greasy. As with any neck product, it’s vital to apply it in an upwards motion to avoid dragging the skin down. Don’t encourage gravity to speed up the ageing process!
I’ll be honest, I didn’t expect this to work so brilliantly from the first application. But you know what, it totally did! I woke up to an instantly smoother neck which was still moisturised after my beauty sleep. Now that this is part of my regular skin care routine, I don’t think I’ll be able to stop using it. It’s definitely the best neck cream and is going to be a repeat purchase.
Find out how I get a good night’s sleep and protect my neck at night with my Beauty Bear™ Age Delay Pillow from Nurse Jamie.
Prai at Marks and Spencer, £25