Every December we choose to honor some of the amazing anti-aging products that have delivered unparalleled results throughout the year. The Truth In Aging Best Of Awards is now a hotly anticipated event by both our community members and our carefully-curated brands. The treatments, serums and creams we award not only meet our strict standards — innovative, ethical, good for the skin — but are also proven effective by tough critics (aka real women and men like you). So whether you are looking for line smoother, glow booster, anti-aging eye cream or all of the above, stay tuned over the coming days as we reveal standout products in every category.
The award for Best of 2016 Neck Cream goes to…
Best Neck Cream: Deciem NIOD Neck Elasticity Catalyst ($70 in the shop)
Do you really need a cream devoted to your neck? The short answer is yes. The neck ages alongside the face yet is often neglected until damage is already done. Fear not, though: Not only does Deciem NIOD Neck Elasticity Catalyst promise to smooth rings and fight gravity, but it delivers on those promises — fast! — so you can ditch the infinity scarves.
“Deciem formulas are always impressive and this one is no different,” says Marta. If you are unfamiliar with the brand, NIOD stands for Non Invasive Options in Dermal Science, and the professional-strength range is said to complement the options you would receive through a derm appointment. Neck Elasticity Catalyst utilizes a host of smarter-than-me technologies to boost skin elasticity, so I will do my best to explain how the product works — because, really, this stuff works.
The inclusion of tetrapeptide supports the key protein syntheses for functional elastin (the fibrous protein responsible for skin bounce) and cellular cohesion, while the plant extract leontopodic acid helps restore and strengthen the elastic fiber. Together, these actions directly increase skin turgor. In the meantime, a blend of amino acids and a special bio-complex of trifluoroacetylated tripeptide work to block the enzyme responsible for the breakdown of healthy elastin over time.
Finally, the combination of caffeine, carnitine, bitter ginger and a direct-form hyaluronic acid boost skin density and thickness. The result is a plumper, less-lined appearance. Truth In Aging community members have reported improvements in skin texture and tautness in as little as a week. “I have to agree with all those who have tried and tested this neck cream — it tightens,” Marta raves.
“After about one week of using NEC, I could see a difference in tightness. I have been applying it daily with terrific success. It does everything that it says it will. Skin is tighter, plump and smooth.” –Jan-Marie
“My neck and jaw skin look so much better. And it tightens! I can feel it in the morning after using it the night before! This is a ridiculously effective product.” –Eliza
“After several weeks of testing, I’m pleased to say that this stuff WORKS! The crepey appearance along my jawline and neck has improved by roughly 45 percent.” –Suzanne
Check out more Best of 2016 award winners:
Best of 2016: Firming Serum
Best of 2016: Night Treatment
Best of 2016: Anti-Aging Eye Cream