The late, great comedian and writer Nora Ephron absolutely hated her neck. She actually named a book after it – I Feel Bad About My Neck: And Other Thoughts on Being a Woman (2006, Knopf).
It’s why her signature look was a black Chanel turtleneck. “Our faces are lies and our necks are the truth. You have to cut open a redwood tree to see how old it is, but you wouldn’t if it had a neck,” she wrote.
I get it – especially now that I spend so much time on Zoom and Facetime – and am forced to notice my neck on a daily basis. It’s not terrible and I’m not ready for major surgery yet, but there is definitely some room for improvement on and around my neck and décolleté.
I am, of course, revealing my age by citing Ephron, but that’s kind of the point of this article…
If I am being completely honest, my neck may be a spot that I missed when applying sunscreen, which could be why I am noticing the appearance fine lines and wrinkles. Dermatologists have noted that the neck is often neglected and tends to show signs of aging from environmental exposure, so at least I know I’m not alone.
So, I decided to give the new DefenAge 6-Week Perfection Neck Cream a try based on what I have read from a handful of leading derms whom I trust and are singing its praises. I’m already a big fan of the DefenAge 8-in-1 BioSerum which feels like liquid silk when you apply it, so I was excited to check out this cream.
I have not been disappointed. I apply one pump of this dream cream in the morning and at night after washing my face. I lightly massage it with my fingertips while my skin is moist, starting above my breast and going all the way up my jawline.
I consider myself pretty low maintenance when it comes to skin care routines, so this fits the bill perfectly for me. It spreads evenly without leaving a “sticky” feeling.
Another plus: It tightens saggy neck skin that bothers me more than wrinkling. I started seeing results around two weeks in to my six-week N = 1 experience (even my husband noticed (granted, with some prodding).
Unlike other creams and moisturizers, DefenAge is specifically designed for the skin of the neck, which ages differently from other areas of our skin. The secret weapon in this neck cream is the age-repair defensins, which have been clinically proven to deliver visible results. The defensins work to lift, firm and smooth out the neck area and are exclusive to the DefenAge luxury skin care range. Defensins activate a dormant preserve of “fresh” cells in the body known as LGR6-positive stem cells, which naturally promote the creation of beautiful new skin.
The new neck cream also contains niacinamide and a special blend of plant extracts that have shown to be effective in tightening sagging neck skin.
I still use it daily; it has become part of my routine. And now when I am on Zoom calls, I admire my handiwork and then choose to focus instead on my crow’s feet…It’s always something.
You can find DefenAge 6-Week Perfection Neck Cream at many aesthetic practices and medspas across the US, or on their website.
NOTE: The DefenAge 6-Week Neck Perfection Cream was provided for review. Opinions are my own.