1. Gentle Exfoliant
Much more delicate than the skin on the rest of your body, your neck and décolletage shouldn't be lumped into our general body cleansing. While both areas require regular exfoliation, you should be opting for a gentle formula that includes an AHA or enzyme exfoliation slough away dead skin cells and promote skin cell turnover. Rich in lactic acid and xylitol, this exfoliant by REN draws water molecules within the skin to the surface, which helps to boost the skin’s defence barrier.
AHA Smart Renew Body Serum by REN, $63.67 at REVOLVE
2. Vitamin C
Most dermatologists will agree: vitamin C should be a skincare staple. Not only does the potent ingredient help to breakup and prevent pigmentation, it also produces collagen which assists in brightening and lifting the skin.
Specifically designed for the face and neck, this nourishing cream harnesses the powers of collagen-plumping, polyphenol-rich Red Maple Bark Extract and indigenous Australian superfruit Kakadu plum, which contains around 100 times more vitamin C than oranges. When you combine the formula with pomegranate, your skin is more able to absorb vitamin C, and is better at eradicating free radicals and regenerating itself. The cream also contains red maple bark which helps to reduce fine lines.
3. SPF Protection
Sun damage is one of the main causes of premature ageing, often resulting in wrinkling, spotting and loss of skin elasticity. Just as we protect our faces with sunscreen, it's imperative we also safeguard our décolletage and neck from harmful sun exposure. In order to keep your neck and décolletage plump, apply a sunscreen with a high SPF each day. Perfect for the body, this non-greasy sunscreen also contains the antioxidant Baicalin to fight free radicals on the surface of the skin.
4. Multi-Tasking Mask
A weekly mask will afford your neck and décolletage the best chance to soak up powerful age-defying serums. Applied weekly for just 10 minutes, The Light Salon's Hydrogel Décolletage Mask is loaded up with Sodium Hyaluronate and Hydrolyzed Collagen to help boost hydration and suppleness. It's also made with antioxidant-rich Camellia Sinesis which calms and helps to brighten the complexion.
Hydrogel Décolletage Mask by The Light Salon, $85.97 at Net-a-Porter