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Ask Marta: I need a firming neck cream

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Reviewed by Marta December 2, 2011 10 Comments

Dear Marta, I'm writing because I'm getting a headache trying to decide what firming cream to use. I'm 47 years old, but my neck looks as if it's in its 50s, unfortunately. I'd like to get something that actually works but that I don't have to take out a mortgage to purchase. Would you mind terribly giving me your top 3 firmers under $100? Thank you so very much for your help!

Dear C, I don’t know if it is factually correct that the skin of the neck is thicker than the face. Perhaps it is so often neglected that it is more needy. Anyway, the point that I am trying to make is that I find that I get better results on my neck when I use products that would be too heavy and rich for my face.

The best firming cream that I have found for my neck is SenZen's Infinity. It is a thick cream (too unctuous for my face) but in using on my neck, I have found that it is firming and has greatly improved the texture of my skin. I believe that some other members of the TIA community have had good results using Infinity as their neck cream as well.

However, it is close to your budget limit, so I have come up with some other options for you. A little cheaper is La Vie Celeste's Extra Rich Cream ($75 in the TIA shop). Like Infinity, this also has an ingredient called ChroNoline (caprooyl tetrapeptide-3), is derived from a growth factor, namely TGF-ß and it stimulates production of laminin 5 (as well as collagen VII), helping support the structure of the skin.

In the spirit of using rich night creams as neck creams, there is April Rain's Night Cream. Worth taking a look at because there is a good deal on this right now ( $129 ). It has collagen boosting tripeptide-10 citrulline.

For the budget conscious, then topping up your usual facial moisturizer or serum with an affordable but good body lotion can help. I suggest Zinn's body lotion. It is certainly a good skin smoother and at $25 (in the TIA shop) is great value. The other option is to alternate it with one of my more expensive suggestions.

I’d love to hear about other great neck firmers from readers, so please pile on.

  • January 19, 2012

    by Marta

    Hi Susan, let us know. Thanks.

  • January 19, 2012

    by Susan

    Using too much is a possibility. I've wondered this myself. I will cut in half my traditional use and see how it goes. Thanks.

  • January 18, 2012

    by Marta

    Hi Susan, I don't have that problem at all - I use it every day on my neck on bare skin. Is it possible that you are using too much?

  • January 18, 2012

    by Susan

    Does any other TIAer have an issue with SenZen's Infinity pilling on their neck?

    I value this product and I can actually see the improvement it has made on my neck skin, but I am mystified as to why it pills. Having a serum present or bare skin does not make a difference.

    Thanks for any feedback.

  • January 17, 2012

    by Susan S.

    Thanks so much for your input. The Necollete
    is next on my list to purchase, and thank you for the info regarding micro-currents. I'm definitely going to look into that. If any TIAers have a recommendation of someone in Los Angeles that offers this, please let me know!

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