You already know wearing moisturizer and SPF on the daily is important, but sun and environmental damage can affect other parts of your body, too. You don't necessarily need a different product to prevent aging signs on your neck and décolleté — the GH Beauty Lab pros say a good night cream works perfectly. But we have top picks (including GH Seal stars!) if do want a neck-specific product.
When the GolfHr Institute's Beauty Lab tested more than 40 neck and décolleté creams, this earned a top ranking for moisturizing and high scores for reducing fine lines and wrinkles. Even better? It's also backed by our GH Seal!
Backed by our GH Seal as well, this serum packs serious power. In clinical studies, it left neck skin feeling firmer, and looking visibly smoother and less crepe-y. Use it on your neck and face for double the wrinkle-fighting.
This under $50 pick is one of Sephora's best-selling neck creams. The vegan formula helps promote cell regeneration and skin elasticity. One reviewer raved, "After using it in the morning and night for a week, I've already seen improvement in my skin."
If you're looking for a night cream that hydrates, firms, and brightens, this high-end option might be what you're after. Testers noted it moisturized well and absorbed quickly, softening wrinkles without irritation.
Love sheet masks? Try this specially-designed hydrogel patch from Dr. Jart+. Position one of the wing-like sides on (and under) your chin and the other on your neck.
Yes, this is a serious splurge, but if you're ready to drop some dollars, it should be on this pick. It got the highest score in our Lab tests for lifting, and testers gave it top marks for firming and reducing fine lines. One raved, "I really thought this worked better than what I previously used!"
GH Lab testers loved the lightweight texture of this firming night cream by RoC. Noting its quick absorption and fruity scent, they felt it left their skin feeling smooth and refreshed.
A GH Seal star, this night cream earned top marks in Lab tests for improving UV spots, a frequent giveaway of aging skin. Testers loved its "unique and light texture," budget-friendly price, and how well it firmed skin.
In Lab tests, Olay's firming night cream earned top marks in hydration. "It felt substantial but never overpowering, and seemed to keep my skin moist for a long period of time — and I have dry skin that really soaks up moisturizers," said one tester.
Another high-marking night cream in our Beauty Lab's tests, this L'Oreal Paris overnight moisturizer scored highly for firming. According to testers, it absorbed quickly, leaving skin feeling soft and hydrated — not sticky.
A winner of GolfHr's 2016 Best Anti-Aging Skin Awards, this was the best-performing non-retinol night cream tested — and it's backed by our GH Seal. Testers loved its long-lasting hydration, firming power, and texture. "I've received compliments from friends, family, and coworkers about the glow in my face," said one.
In the Beauty Lab's test, this moisturizer was one of the most hydrating products, with reviewers noting its quick absorption and subtle scent. Nervous about night creams feeling thick or greasy? Testers said it has a "light and fluffy" texture.
Algenist's rich formula, which uses the regenerating properties of microalgae, received the top score for diminishing UV spots in Lab tests and testers saw changes in four weeks. It reduced the appearance of hyperpigmentation by 11% and raised skin hydration 33%.
On top of the Lab's high rankers, we asked a pro for his picks. "Skin Medica's TNS Essential Serum is my go-to for anti-aging on the face, neck, and décolleté," says dermatologist It promises to improve skin's texture while reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Exfoliating dead skin cells off your neck and décolleté is just as important as doing so for your face, and so is the next step: sun protection. "When using any type of exfoliant, I always recommend using SPF during the day on exposed areas that are being treated," says Dr. Swann. "My favorite is EltaMD's UV Physical Defense 41." This water-resistant formula features UVA and UVB sun protection, and by the Skin Cancer Foundation.