I am already an admirer of SkinOwl’s unusual eye gel and so when I read community member Ki's review of the SkinOwl Neck+ Concentrate ($68 in the shop), I decided to buy myself a bottle. I was fully prepared to like it and hop on the site at some point to leave a comment. In fact, I love it so much that I wanted to take the time to write a full review. This neck treatment has really made a difference.
I have been a bit obsessed with my neck the last couple of years and have made a concerted effort to find and try new products that could restore it (at least a little) to swan-like youthfulness. I’ve made some progress, but nothing really significant. Until, that is, I tried SkinOwl Neck+ — and I feel that I’ve hit a turning point.
At this point, I should give you some context and make a little confession. I don’t really have a sagging neck issue or very deep wrinkles. What I do have is a red, lizard-like texture and one discernible “tree ring.” The confession I have to make is that I didn’t use Neck+ entirely on its own, but with a three-nights a week application of Ao Skincare Rewind, a gentle yet very good retinal-based serum.
I can’t remember my neck looking this smooth and supple. A lot of that rough redness has just gone, and that tree-ring is a lot fainter as well. These changes classify as a result!
SkinOwl Neck+ is a gel that looks thick in the bottle, but is relatively light and absorbs extremely quickly. It has a subtle, mossy scent. As you might expect with SkinOwl, the ingredients are natural and there are no nasties except the preservative sodium benzoate.
Worth a callout is turmeric, as this may have made some contribution to my lighter, less red skin tone. There are claims that turmeric’s potency is greater than that of the conventional cosmetic whitener arbutin, and it has been shown to help to fade and prevent dark spots by inhibiting melanogenesis and to stop the synthesis of melanin pigment. Another botanical is yarrow, a wound healer that is used to tighten sagging skin. Meanwhile, a key ingredient is Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM), a natural sulfur that has the ability to enhance collagen bundles and keratin, the important stuff in our skin, hair and nails.