In the age of Tech Neck—the truly devastating phenomenon where we're looking down at our devices so often that it's creating a whole new set of wrinkles—treating the area in question is essential. The one thing you should be doing in addition to slathering SPF of daily? Using a neck/décolletage cream that moisturizes and nourishes in the name of elasticity and crease-free texture.
The extra step might be annoying, but the reality is that the skin on the neck can be thinner than that on the face and is just as prone to aging. While you *can* just use your regular moisturizer, if you're going to be slathering anything on that area, it might as well be with something tailor-made for it. From the drugstore steals to the worthwhile investments, here are the neck creams we love for a variety of reasons.
If it's firming and tightening you desire, this sculpting emulsion will give your skin new life with its powerful cocktail of copper tripeptides (they slow the effects of aging and promotes the growth of elastin) and botanical collagen boosters to help lift, plump, and eliminate crepiness in the skin. But don't worry, all of this doesn't come at the cost of hydration—it's filled with hyaluronic acid, too.
Ole Henriksen Ultimate Lift Neck Crème, $48; sephora.com.
If you're in the market for a wallet-friendly option, this formula is particularly created for dry skin. An ultra-thick cream packed with antioxidants and Vitamin C, it's an excellent moisturizer and will reduce the appearance of pesky preexisting fine lines and wrinkles.
L'Oreal Paris Age Perfect Hydra-Nutrition Golden Balm Face Neck & Chest, $13.99; amazon.com.
We'll take extra sun protection wherever we can get it, but never with a multi-tasker that doesn't truly deliver on proper hydration and cell regeneration. This cream not only boasts broad spectrum SPF 15 (though you will have to apply generously for a solid veil of coverage) but also has slew of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory ingredients to nourish, tighten, and smooth the skin.
Estée Lauder Resilience Lift Firming/Sculpting Face and Neck Creme Broad Spectrum SPF 15, $100;bloomingdales.com.
If you're a sucker for anything that makes you feel like you're at a spa, this silky, soft-yet-sweet-smelling cream is the one for you. Formulated with Tarte's beloved maracuja oil (packed with essential fatty acids and Vitamin C) for brightening, smoothing, and firming, as well as sodium hyaluronate and algae extract for deep hydration, it's a truly luxe multitasker for the neck and décolleté.
Tarte Maracuja Neck Treatment, $44; sephora.com.
If you prefer a serum to a cream, you'll love this lightweight, plant-based formula for the neck and chest area. It not only hydrates thirsty skin, but has a laundry list of gentle botanicals and vitamins that work together for smoother, bouncier looking skin in a matter of weeks.
Origins Plantscription Anti-Aging Power Serum, $58; beauty.com.