When I looked at the ingredients for Radical Firming Neck and Décolleté Gel
($125) my immediate thought was “This gel should be good.” I’ve had good experiences with other products containing retinol
, green tea extract
and hydrolyzed wheat protein, and I’ve also found that polysaccharides are beneficial to my skin.
After cleansing, I applied the gel to chin, neck and décolleté
both morning and evening – it feels nice on the skin and glides on smoothly. However, after more than two weeks I could see hardly any improvement at all, so I started to compose a scathing review in my mind….
When another week went by I realized that my neck did look a bit smoother, and the décolleté showed definite signs of firming!
Now, after almost five weeks I can honestly say that my throat and décolleté are noticeably smoother and the lines thinner – so noticeable that my husband of almost 30 years said the other day “That neck gel you told me about, I can see it works. Keep it!”
Does the bottle last, you ask? I’ve used this gel morning and evening for five weeks now, two pumps each time, and there seems to be at least two-thirds left.
This product is looking more and more like a winner, but for the price of $125 I would expect more results than what I’ve gotten so far. The effect to date rates three stars out of five, which means it has not made it on to my “daily regimen” list.
I will, however, continue to use this gel and if improvement continues I will get back to TIA with a glowing postscript to this review.
For your information (so you know what the product has to overcome), I’m a couple of years shy of 60, so my skin has been around for a while. Furthermore, I’m an outdoorsy person, which means lots of fresh air, and exposure to wind, sun, cold, heat etc.
Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Polyacrylamide, Dimethicone, Sorbitol, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Glycerin, Coffea Arabica (Coffee) Seed Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Fruit Extract, Panthenol, Dipalmitoyl Hydroxyproline, Alpha-Arbutin, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Saxifraga Sarmentosa Extract, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Histidine, Retinol, Macrocystis Pyrifera Extract, Opuntia Ficus-Indica Stem Extract, Morus Bombycis Root Extract, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Niacinamide, Allantoin, Biotin, Phenoxyethanol, Propylene Glycol, Caprylyl Glycol, Laureth-7, Tocopheryl Acetate, Butylene Glycol, Potassium Sorbate, Sorbic Acid, Disodium Edta, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Sodium Benzoate, Sodium Metabisulfite, Sodium Sulfite, Pvp, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Xanthan Gum, Lecithin, Bht, Trisodium Edta