A smoothed out neck can give a more youthful appearance, and thanks to StriVectin’s TL Advanced™ Tightening Neck Cream ($95), the signs of aging on the neck can be reversed. This revamped version of their already popular-selling StriVectin TL Tightening Neck Cream now contains the breakthrough Gravitite-CF Lifting Complex™, which helps rebuild the elastin fiber architecture, and in combination with NIA-114™ technology, gives structure to sagging skin and gives it a youthful-looking profile, neck line, and décolleté.
There are two ways in which the new TL Advanced™ Tightening Neck Cream works: instantly and over time. Instantly, the cream helps with the skin’s moisture, which is an important part in reducing the sagging. Over time, the cream works to improve definition and tone. Other ingredients include hyaluronic acid, algae extract for oxidative stress, and Cumingii Leaf Extract, which forms a complex and sheer elastic network over the skin like a shield.
In an eight-week study, 100% of the participants said that their necks felt hydrated and more smooth, and that their necks and jawlines looked and felt firmer and lifted. I am not surprised by the results because after using this cream, I noticed results within a week.
Cleansing oils have become de rigeur when once upon a time, you wouldn’t dream of using oil on your face. Shu Uemura was the trailblazer in this category. But now many brands have thrown their hats into the ring and we can’t seem to get enough of these little natural oils that go to work to get skin clean and clear.
Enter Clinique. Packaged in a pretty, lilac bottle, Clinique’s Take The Day Off Cleansing Oil ($27) dissolves every trace of makeup, excess oil, and dirt on your face without stripping your skin of essential oils to keep it looking radiant.
The gentle formula contains Triethylhexanoin, a natural oil-like ingredient derived from the Castor Bean Plant, which is known for its reddish-brown nubby rich seeds. The fragrance-free cleansing oil is to be applied to a dry face and gently massaged into the skin. It’s silky texture softly lathers your skin, and it’s safe for all skin types. Following up with a hot washcloth over your face is a great way to have that at-home spa feeling.
It is a fine complement to Clinique’s 3 Step System (cleanse, exfoliate, moisturize) especially for those skin types that are in need for a little bit more moisture overnight. Compared to other cleansing oils that I have tried, this one stands out because of its affordable price and it delivers on it promise to “take the day off” my face.
A good skin care regimen always starts with a good cleanser. The newest ones leave skin feeling squeaky clean and come in a variety of formulas—gels, oils, milks, and powders—for all skin types. Make sure when picking the right cleanser that it should never be too harsh and strip away the skin’s healthy oils.
These 6 complexion cleansers will keep pores clear, and brighten and hydrate parched skin.
Revision Skincare Papaya Enzyme Cleanser ($28) – Exfoliate gently with this refreshing cleanser containing papaya fruit extract and salicylic acid to speed up cell turnover and antioxidants to soothe skin.
Algenist Genius Ultimate Anti-Aging Melting Cleanser ($38) – A good option for normal to dry skin, this starts off as a gel and then morphs into a milk when mixed with water, containing alguronic acid and microalgae oil to keep skin smooth and hydrated.
Murad Transforming Powder Dual-Action Cleanser and Exfoliator ($30) – A new addition to the brands acne line, this deep-cleaning wash starts off as a powder, and when activated with water turns into a foam with gentle exfoliation beads to help unclog pores. Pumpkin seed extract and salicylic acid keep pores clear and prevent future breakouts.
ZO Skin Health Offects Hydrating Cleanser ($35) – This rich and lovely cleanser removes impurities and excess oil while panthenol and allantoin soothe and moisturize skin.
Ole Henriksen pure truth melting cleanser ($34) – Another hybrid cleanser that starts off as a citrusy orange gel and when mixed with water turns into a light milk, removing makeup without stripping the skin. Vitamin C, rose hip, and virgin cherry oils brighten and nourish the skin.
Tata Harper Purifying Cleanser ($58) – A soap-free all-natural cleanser for combination to oily skin, containing sugars, broccoli extract, and fruit enzymes to unclog pores, while a blend of essential oils keep skin balanced and feeling refreshed.