9 creams, serums and masks to firm and lift skin
Not ready to go under the knife or visit the doctor? Here are 9 options to help you stop sagging skin – all from the comfort of home
Arbonne RE9 Advanced Age-Defying Neck Cream
Arbonne RE9 Advanced Age-Defying Neck Cream, $97, relies on nine botanicals and elements, including algae extract (to moisturize and support collagen synthesis) and peptides (to reduce the appearance of wrinkles).
Avon Anew Clinical Infinite Lift Targeted Contouring Serum
Avon Anew Clinical Infinite Lift Targeted Contouring Serum, $45, incorporates a pharmaceutical-grade skin tightener with peptides. The promise: the appearance of firmer, more elastic skin in areas prone to sagging. Available at avon.ca.
Clarins Extra-Firming Advanced Neck Cream
Clarins Extra-Firming Advanced Neck Cream, $78, blends Clarins’ exclusive firming complex with sunflower auxins (substances in the plant stem) to help firm and reduce wrinkles in the delicate neck area. Green algae extract plumps and smooths skin, while oat sugars support a youthful-looking chin, neck and décolleté. Available at major department stores and pharmacies.
Elizabeth Arden Prevage Anti-aging Neck and Décolleté Firm & Repair Cream
Elizabeth Arden Prevage Anti-aging Neck and Décolleté Firm & Repair Cream, $138 (shown above), features a powerful antioxidant, idebenone, blended with tightening polymers and a skin-smoothing vitamin A derivative. Available at Hudson’s Bay and Shopper’s Drug Mart.
Elizabeth Grant Wonder Effect Décolleté Pads
Elizabeth Grant Wonder Effect Décolleté Pads $30, are saturated with glycolic acid and Torricelumn (a substance harvested from sea kelp pods). Apply and wait 20 minutes for it to dry. The pads moisturize, reduce the look of wrinkles and sunspots, and makes the delicate skin of your chest appear brighter. Available at elizabethgrant.ca.
Jouviance Restructiv Collagen Boost
Jouviance Restructiv Collagen Boost, $55, promises the same skin-plumping effect as a hyaluronic acid injection. Jouviance developed an exclusive complex called pro-collagen activator complex, which helps deliver a high dose of cell energy without causing glycation. (Glycation causes collagen fibres to stiffen and leads to a loss of skin elasticity.) Available at Shopper’s Drug Mart.
Rodial Chin & Neck Lift
Rodial Chin & Neck Lift, $98, comes in the form of a light triple-action gel made from a blend of essential amino acids, peptides and wheat proteins. It’s designed to promote skin elasticity, diminish the appearance of wrinkles and even reduce fat accumulation in your neck and chin. Available at murale.ca and select Shopper’s Drug Marts.
Skin Republic Neck and Décolletage Repair Mask
Skin Republic Neck and Décolletage Repair Mask, $9. Infused with collagen to plump, and vitamin E to restore youthful texture, these masks work in just 20 minutes. Available at sephora.ca.
StriVectin TL Advanced Tightening Neck Cream
StriVectin TL Advanced Tightening Neck Cream, $99, is formulated with proprietary NIA-114 technology and promises to energize cells, strengthen and rebuild the skin barrier and inhibit the impact of environmental aggressors. Ingredients like hyaluronic acid and algae extract help firm, sculpt and moisturize. Available at major department stores and pharmacies.