“I feel bad about my neck,” famously wrote Nora Ephron (one of the most astute and wittiest writers ever). She was pondering the many conundrums women face as we get older in her book with the same title. And, let’s face it, many of us DO feel bad about our necks!
Thankfully, there’s some help out there and if you are looking for a treat, then search no further than Japanese luxury brand, Decorté. This AQ Concentrate Neck Cream is your salvation. Yes, it may cost a whopping £170… but wait, a little really does go a long way and this is a lot cheaper than, gulp, a face lift, other surgery or ongoing treatments. And it works!
Here’s the science bit… With a special massaging tool, it works in three ways: it has been designed to strengthen from the inside of the skin, at the epidermis level and promote cell turnover using an ingredient called Golden Silk Extract, which fills the gaps in the epidermis so that the firmness of the skin is improved. It then works at the Dermis level, with Terminalia Bellerica Fruit Extract helping to promote collagen production. Lastly, it also contains the muscle tension relaxation ingredient Acetyl Hexapeptide-8, a synthetic peptide composed of six amino acids, which relieves neck muscle contraction by blocking the release of the neurotransmitter to the “platysma muscle”. The “platysma muscle” appears prominent when you open your mouth sideways, covers the left and right side and front of the neck and connects to the face line. When this muscle is in a contracted state, it leads to wrinkles in the neck and blurring of the face silhouette, so it is vital to relax it.
In short, this is a retexturizing neck cream that helps to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles while firming and lifting skin for a more sculpted, contoured appearance. Signature AQ ingredients combine with peptides and collagen-promoting extracts to help create a more firm, silky-smooth neck.
Decorté, a Japanese luxury skincare brand, is renowned for its cutting-edge products rooted in scientific research, originally launched in 1970. It bases its innovative formulations upon ancient Eastern medicine combined with the latest in science.
*This review is based on a press sample