On any given day, any given number of beauty-product publicists stop by my office, pitching me “must-have” products that I don’t really believe will ever be my must-haves. I try everything, with an open mind, of course, but my snap-judgments are generally spot-on (yes, in fact, I’ve carried on just fine without the bikini-line soothing underwear for pre/post waxing).
But I’m happy to admit just how wrong I was about PCA Skin’s Perfecting Neck & Décolleté cream. The publicist begged me to use it twice daily and document my results—and swore I’d see results, which I do. Look at my neck before:
Keep in mind, this part of the body is notoriously difficult to treat without plastic surgery (talk about a pain in the neck); the skin is thin, the tendons get ropey, there’s sagging and constant movement (that causes lines to form) to contend with, not to mention sun damage. But this collagen-boosting, pigment-correcting concoction seems to yield real results.
In the absence of the $75 dollars you’ll need to get yourself a tube on dermstore.com (fortunately, a little really does go a long way), most dermatologists offer a simpler solution: Instead of just using your gentle anti-agers on your face, extend them down to the base of your neck.