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Keep Your Neck In Check With These Outstanding Creams

Hey Lovelies!

It’s a well-known fact that the skin on the neck is often the first hit by the dreaded age-factor; don’t let your neck let you down. Having reviewed many, here is my pick of the most outstanding neck creams.

The Best Neck Creams:

1.Elemis Pro-Collagen Neck & Decollete Balm, £52, www.elemis.com

elemis pro collagen neck and decollete cream
Credit: Elemis

When it comes to restoring youth to your neck and décolletage area, Elemis has you covered (quite literally). Combining scientifically proven ingredients to firm, nourish and tighten the skin, a little of this product will go a long way to achieving incredible results. Included is sea buckthorn to aid in restoring damaged skin, padina pavonica to deal with those pesky fine lines and algae to boost skin elasticity. For optimal results, this should be incorporated into your skincare routine long-term and you will begin to notice a signifiant improvement by the end of the first month if use.

2.Neostrata Skin Active Triple Firming Neck Cream, £65, www.facethefuture.co.uk

neostrata active triple firming neck cream
Credit: Face The Future

When it comes to neck rejuvenation, we need some serious ingredients. NeoStrata’s Skin Active Triple formula is where you will find such special wonders. Combining ceramides, vitamin C, hyaluronic acid and peptides – basically all the essential stuff to diminish the dreaded crepe-y neck and revitalising it to one of former glory – puts this into hero product category.

3.L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Hydra-Nutrition Golden Balm- Face, Chest & Neck, £19.99, www.amazon.co.uk

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One thing I’ve recently noticed is the sad fact that my until lately very perfect neck has begun to suffer from tech-neck syndrome. Staring at my laptop, writing articles until the wee hours each night has finally begun to take its toll. Never fear – should you notice a similar predicament; this little gem works exceptionally well. The results are noticeably fewer fine lines, as well as firmer and more moisturised skin. Better yet – it doesn’t cost a bomb. Phew!

4.SkinCeuticals Triple Lipid Restore 2:4:2, £130 (48ml), www.lookfantastic.com

skinceuticals triple lipid restore 2:4:2
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This superior product is super-pricey because it packs a mighty punch. Richly concentrated with lipids, pure ceramides, natural cholesterol and fatty acids, the anti-aging formula gets to work to slow down the signs of aging. Aiding in the restoration of your skin’s own barrier function and self-repair, this product works both instantly and over time. Furthermore, the specially formulated components treat fine lines, skin sagging and all those unwanted things that come with age to greet your skin. Take that time!

Have you tried any of these creams and what are your thoughts? Leave me a message in the comments below and have an awesome day xx

 

 

 

 

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Can LED Light Therapy Actually Turn Back The Clock?

Hey Lovelies!

Today I am sharing my knowledge of LED Light Therapy – the Hollywood craze that most celebs are currently pursuing.

As a beauty editor I am totally obsessed with products and treatments that actually deliver rejuvenation, diminishing lines and wrinkles and tightening the skin wherever possible, to achieve that much sought-after youthful appearance. Sadly, they don’t all work. It is my job to filter the good from the bad and share this with the world. Light therapies are supposed to be the latest rejuvenating trend that work little miracles and can be done in minutes. The questions on everyone’s’ lips: Does it really work; is it painful, and is it better than spending our hard-earned cash on Botox and fillers? Read on:

About LED Treatments:

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LED treatments are referred to as blue light, red light and yellow. Blue light is mostly used for reducing acne and acne scars, red is the go-to anti-aging treatment and yellow is often used to optimise skin health. The chosen treatment will vary from short to long wavelengths and much depends on the individual’s needs. Harvey Nichols’ Light Salon offer bespoke LED facials of which you can review here.

How Does It Work?

LED stands for Light Emitting Diode of which produces therapeutic wavelengths (long and short) of light energy. Once received by the dermal cells, it is converted into ATP (an essential component for cells to produce collagen and elastin). This is proven to be extremely effective, with the skin’s response acting as it would do in your twenties. The result is a plump and rejuvenation complexion (YAAASS)!

So, if you are sick of Botox not getting all of those pesky lines and wrinkles and paying through the nose for the 3-monthly disappointment, you should definitely consider giving this a treatment a chance. Furthermore, LED is a fantastic method for dealing with unsightly pores, to even skin tone and awaken dry and dull complexions.

How Long Does An LED Light Therapy Facial Take And Is It Obvious You Have Had it?

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The bonus about this little star treatment is you cannot tell you have had anything done and you can be in and out within half an hour. LED light therapy gives your skin a warm sensation, but nothing else. Phew!

Now For The Downside… (Because There Had To Be One)

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It is usually advised for customers to repeat their treatment twice each week for 4-6 weeks. This works out to be a tad pricey (but in my view it’s totally worth it).  Treatment prices range from anywhere between £40-£300 (depending on their needs and choice of clinic).

For those with deeper lines, have enjoyed the sun a little too much or who have smoked for some considerable time, it will take longer to achieve good results but stick with it and you will be pleased.

More Upside…

Once you have had the course of treatments, you may only need one or two treatments each year to maintain results.

Are There Any Contraindications?

In short, no. This is one treatment that has no contraindications and it can be used on all skin types. However, as with any treatment (and particularly if you are using an at-home device) always follow the instructions.

Should I Invest In an At-Home Device?

light therapy lightstim
Credit: Amazon

If going to a salon for continued treatment seems a little daunting and costly, it may be worth considering investing in an at-home device. You should know that these will undoubtedly be weaker than the professional devices, but you can achieve good results (it will just take a little longer). The other point to make is that when opting for this treatment, to guarantee success, you must endeavour to include it within your daily skincare routine. The best devices I have come across is the LightStim priced at £159.99 at Amazon and the Omnilux Clear-U, priced at £347 at Amazon.

Have you had experience of LED light therapy and what do are your thoughts. Please leave your comments below. xx

 

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