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Best neck cream: Freeze the clock with the best neck creams

Jade Vincent
21 Aug 2018
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For smooth, soft skin that stays wrinkle-free for longer, check out our pick of the best neck creams

While we invest heavily in caring for our faces, our necks are often neglected. The skin is just as delicate and thin as that on the face, prone to losing elasticity, developing age spots and wrinkles, yet most skincare routines tend to end around the jawline. Well, you’ll be pleased to learn that daily application of a neck cream will easily put paid to those multiple signs of ageing.

Knowing which product will deliver results could prove more tricky, however. Below we’ve compiled a handy buying guide that will assist you to choose the right product for your particular skin concern, alongside reviews of our pick of the best neck creams available.

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How to buy the best neck cream for you

When should I start using a neck cream?

As is always the case, prevention is better than cure. In fact, our necks can actually begin to show signs of ageing far sooner than our faces. As such, it’s never too early to start extending your skincare routine downwards, to cover your neck and décolletage. For those who may have already hit their forties? It isn’t too late – give your neck some TLC. 

How much should I spend on a neck cream?

We won’t beat around the bush – neck creams tend to be expensive. But while they’re a pricey purchase, they can be a worthy investment. Just be mindful that you could be paying for a combination of pretty packaging, exotic ingredients and a brand’s reputation; not necessarily the quality or effectiveness of the product. Be sure to do your research before taking the plunge, especially if you’ll be spending a hefty sum. 

The best neck creams to buy in 2018

1. Omorovicza Firming Neck Cream

Price: £95 (50ml) | Buy now from Cult Beauty


The Omorovicza Firming neck cream targets fine lines, sagging and sun spots, with a supercharged formula that instantly plumps parched and dull skin. This neck cream is enriched with white truffle enzymes and leontopodic acid, which gently resurfaces the skin for a smoother texture. Proteins help lift the skin for a firmer appearance and ultra-moisturising hyaluronic acid tackles wrinkles.

For best results, apply the neck cream morning and night in an upward motion until it’s fully absorbed. Thankfully, because of the ultra-rich formula, only a small blob is needed – you won’t get through the tub too quickly. Our thoughts? Replenishing and elasticising, the Omorovicza Firming neck cream should be your first port of call for correcting the first signs of ageing. 

2. Too Cool For School Egg Mellow Cream 

Price: £27 (50g) | Buy now from Space NK


If you’re only beginning to think about anti-ageing skincare, or simply fancy a fuss-free, do-it-all product, the Too Cool For School Egg Mellow is the all-in-one cream you’ve been looking for. The firming cream targets your face, eyes and neck, working as a primer, serum, moisturiser and sleeping mask in one. Suited to all skin types, the Egg Mellow Cream gives dull, dry skin an instant shot of radiance for a brighter, more youthful-looking complexion.

Egg extract moisturises the skin, while collagen fibres plump up fine lines; niacinamide brightens and smooths for an even texture. As a gateway into anti-ageing skincare, there’s no beating Egg Mellow. We’re sure your skin will be looking fresh and nourished in no time at all. We’re big fans of the Korean brand’s funky packaging, too.

Image of [TooCoolForSchool] Egg Mellow Cream

[TooCoolForSchool] Egg Mellow Cream

£23.98 (£47.96 / 100 g) Buy now

3. Natura Bisse Tensolift Neck Cream

Price: £172 (50ml) | Buy now from Space NK


Natura Bisse is renowned for its use of high-quality ingredients and forward-thinking formulas. The brand may promise a lot, but trust us, it delivers. Packed full of micropeptides, collagen, elastin and amino acids, the skin instantly feels plumped, lifted and firm after a single application. The cream immediately sinks into the skin without any sticky residue, and a little goes a long way.

The Tensolift neck cream’s active ingredients encourage skin cells to regenerate, gradually giving you a firmer, more youthful-looking complexion over time. Just don’t expect results overnight; it isn’t a miracle-worker.

Image of Natura Bissé Tensolift Neck Cream 50 ml

Natura Bissé Tensolift Neck Cream 50 ml

£193.00 (£386.00 / 100 ml) Buy now

4. Estée Lauder Resilience Lift Firming and Sculpting Face & Neck Crème

Price: £69 | Buy now from Boots


Estée Lauder is one of our go-to skincare brands for good reason. Its reasonably priced, hardworking formulas actually deliver on their promises – and its Resilience Lift Firming and Sculpting Face and Neck Creme is no different. Those after a low-maintenance solution will be pleased to discover that the cream is suited to both your face and neck. It’s fragrance and oil-free, which means it shouldn’t irritate sensitive or oily skin types, and has SPF 15 to protect your neck against sun damage.

Formulated with a clever Photo-Activated Lift Complex, your face and neck will instantly look firmer, tighter and more radiant. What more could you want?

5. bareMinerals Ageless Genius Firming & Wrinkle Smoothing Neck Cream

Price: £38 (50ml) | Buy now from John Lewis


Rich, hydrating and replenishing, the bareMinerals Ageless Genius Firming & Wrinkle Smoothing Cream is a fantastic product at an attractive price point. Using mineral gold and age-defying peptides, collagen levels are replenished to improve elasticity and help combat deep-set wrinkles.

The floral-scented cream uses extracts of algae, jasmine and gardenia to give a youthful, lit-from-within glow. Plus, with Edelweiss extract you should expect to see a toned and more lifted contour around your jaw and chin in no time at all.

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