Best Tightening Mask For Neck

Are you taking care of your neck? While it may seem like a funny question, the skin below our chin is just as delicate as the skin above it and is equally as vulnerable to sun damage, age spots, sagging, and wrinkling over time.

If you like to pamper yourself (and who doesn't?), you've probably dabbled in do-it-yourself spa face masks and even neck masks. It seems like there's a mask for everything, and there's no shortage of neck masks available that claim to soothe wrinkles, tighten up neck skin, and get rid of necklines. Like any beauty product, you need to be patient to see results. However, if you're on a time crunch and want to have a smoother and potentially wrinkle-free neck, what's the best product? This all depends on your specific needs.

Whether your concern is "turkey neck" (the term used to describe the sagging or loosening of skin around the chin) or "tech neck" (the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles resulting from constantly straining or necks to look at our computers or phones), it's time to invest in your precious neck skin.

The face gets all the acclaim and the attention, but there's another area of your body that needs a little T.L.C. Prevent and repair signs of ageing with these targeted treatments specially designed for below chin level.

Let's take a moment to consider the humble neck. It's held your head up for decades, has given you a place to hang your jewellery from, yet, for most of your life, it goes mostly unnoticed—no one is swiping right on your #nelfie, after all. That is, until one day, in your late twenties, you start to notice rings around it from nights spent propped up in bed Instagram stalking. Suddenly, you wished you'd brought your lavish face cream and daily sunscreen down just that little bit further, just a little bit earlier. Luckily, targeted treatments are cropping up everywhere to reverse the years of neck-glect.

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The signs were all there. We just needed to crane our necks a little to notice. At the turn of the twentieth century, artist Amedeo Modigliani saw the beauty in the body part, famously painting doe-eyed women with elongated necks in romantic images hinted at African art. In South-East Asia, the ancient practice of using neck rings dates back to the 11th century. Historians can't agree whether this was a way to shield against weapons or dissuade men's wandering eyes from rival tribes.

Another popular neck accessory, the choker, has been worn for centuries (see portraits of Anne Boleyn, who tragically lost her neck) and has cycled in and out of style ever since. It reached its peak in the nineties (see Drew Barrymore) and again in the most recent nineties renaissance (see Coachella 2016). Then there's Kath Day-Knight's "chooky" neck, which should have served as fair warning for Gen Y-ers, but probably caused more "laugh lines" than anything else.

As someone dealing with the early signs of tech neck, the end of winter poses a daunting threat. With no turtlenecks or scarves to hide behind, it's time to prep the overlooked area for its time in the sun, which brings me to SPF. U.V. exposure is one of the most common causes of premature ageing, so slip, slop, and slap below chin level. The skin on your neck is thinner and more delicate than elsewhere, so it deserves special treatment, and prevention is key.

OVI is the only facial mask that detoxifies and cleanses your skin while also reducing large pores. It’s made with natural oils and rich nutrients found from volcanic islands across the world. You can feel confident knowing that this product will leave your skin feeling healthy, vibrant, and refreshed.

No matter how committed you are to complexion care, there's one significant area we all seem to neglect: the décolletage. From the chin to the chest, this delicate area is one of the first places on your body to reveal signs of aging and perhaps the most noticeable.

"The skin of the neck is sensitive and thin compared to other parts of the body," Joshua Zeichner, director of cosmetic and clinical research in dermatology at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City, previously told Allure. "Combine that with gravity and the constant craning over smartphones, and it's an area uniquely at risk for fine lines and sagging." (Meaning: "tech neck" isn't as much of a myth as we might have thought.)

Whether you're looking to tighten or defy gravity temporarily, there's a slew of stand-out moisturizers, serums, and treatments that will help your skin snap back over time. And because we're nothing if determined to help you achieve all your skin goals, we rounded up 24 of our favourites for your perusing pleasure.

Best Neck Mask Product 

O.V.I. Deep Cleansing Face and Neck Mask

O.V.I. Deep Cleansing Face Mask is a mineral-rich, age-defying Volcanic Ash facial mask that gently absorbs oil, helping to reduce large-sized pores and eliminate built-up impurities leaving tired and stressed skin feeling energetic, vibrant and whole again. O.V.I. is a powerful raw detoxifier & cleanser made for stressed and sensitive skin with natural oils and rich nutrients found from volcanic islands worldwide.

Key Benefits

✓ Detoxify, tighten and brighten your skin.

✓ Vegan & cruelty-free.

✓ Remove impurities built up in pores.

✓ Natural detoxifier & cleanser.

Colorescience Pep Up Collagen Renewal Face & Neck Treatment

Colorescience's Pep Up Collagen Renewal Face & Neck Treatment features a blend of peptides, antioxidants, and hyaluronic acid, all of which work in tandem to support the skin's natural collagen production. After just a month or two — depending on your age and genetics — you may notice a visible improvement in fine lines, wrinkles, and even the firmness of your skin.

La Mer The Neck & Décolleté Concentrate

There are few neck creams — or any cream, for that matter — that we would happily spend nearly $300 on, but La Mer's The Neck & Décolleté Concentrate is one of them. Formulated with skin-boosting ingredients like rejuvenating seaweed extract, smoothing sesame oil, and ultra-hydrating glycerin, the neck skin is left looking softer and brighter after just a few uses.

SkinCeuticals A.G.E. Interrupter

SkinCeuticals's A.G.E. Interrupter comes recommended from New York City-based dermatologist Shari Marchbein, who says she loves this thick cream because it contains proxylane. This sugar-derived protein helps to boost hydration and diminish the appearance of wrinkles. With a whipped texture and barely-there fragrance, it's also lovely to use.

It Cosmetics Confidence In a Neck Cream

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It Cosmetics has a reputation for straightforward products that get the job done, so it's no surprise that its new Confidence in a Neck Cream is described as "shapewear for your neck." The moisturizer — made with a slew of nourishing ingredients, including hyaluronic acid, shea butter, collagen, and seaweed extract — is light enough for daywear but is especially soothing to slather on at night. Pro tip: Head over to QVC.com for a duo version that includes the cream, plus a citrine roller to massage the moisturizer into your décolleté gently.

Brandt Neck Sculpting Cream with Gua Sha Technique

A neck cream rarely comes with its sculpting tool, but Dr. Brandt is breaking the mold. The Dr. Brandt Neck Sculpting Cream with Gua Sha Technique is a two-piece set featuring a velvety cream formulated with skin-tightening ingredients, such as hyaluronic acid to hydrate, pea extract to promote elasticity, and a gua sha tool made of rose quartz to sculpt the face and help the product penetrate more deeply into the skin. We like to use it as a before-bed massage because it feels so new. Damn. Good.

StriVectin TL Advanced Tightening Neck Cream

StriVectin's T.L. Advanced Tightening Neck Cream is loved by both beauty editors and derms because, unlike some neck creams, it gives legit results (with consistent use, that is). The top-selling moisturizer contains a patented technology called NIA-114, as well as its "Gravitate-CF Lifting Complex," and both help fade the appearance of deep wrinkles, fine lines, and sagging skin over time. It also features hydrating ingredients like soothing shea butter, glycerin, and hyaluronic acid to nourish the skin.

Perricone MD Cold Plasma+ Neck & Chest Broad Spectrum SPF 25

We can all benefit from extending our entire skin-care routine down past the neck, including the most important aspect: sun protection. Along with its proprietary cold plasma complex, the Perricone MD Cold Plasma+ Neck & Chest Broad Spectrum SPF 25 also includes SPF 25 to shield skin from the sun's harmful U.V. rays.

Emma Hardie Lift & Sculpt Firming Neck Treatment

Allure's former social media manager Madisen Theobald is a huge fan of Emma Hardie's Lift & Sculpt Firming Neck Treatment, which she started using just a few months ago when she noticed a few deeper lines in her neck as a result of — you guessed it — looking down at her phone and computer so often. She's only 25, which we know might make you shake your head, but tech neck is real, folks, and it's affecting people at alarmingly young ages. (My 10-year-old cousin is already showing signs!)

"I use it every night, and I've already noticed that my necklines are less visible," she says. "Plus, it's enjoyable to use." Because of its serum-like texture, you can roll the product on with the metal applicator, which is supposed to help it penetrate better. The cream contains inca inchi and raspberry oils, protecting the skin from free-radical damage and lock in moisture. So whether you're 55 or 25, it couldn't hurt to give this one a go.

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Estée Lauder Resilience Multi-Effect Tri-Peptide Face and Neck Crème

Looking to save steps in your skin-care routine, all while incorporating an entirely new body part? Estée Lauder has you covered with this face and neck cream combo, formulated to encourage collagen and elastin production over time. Tech neck aside, it's only natural that anyone who wants to smooth and strengthen neck skin would also want those same results for the face. Double the use makes this cream extra splurge-worthy.

BareMinerals Ageless Genius Firming & Wrinkle Smoothing Neck Cream

Not only does this jar look glitzy in your medicine cabinet, but the BareMinerals Ageless Genius Firming & Wrinkle Smoothing Neck Cream is also infused with real gold particles, which act as anti-inflammatory agents and can potentially improve skin's elasticity. Additionally, this formula contains all-important peptides, which are proven to assist in collagen growth.

RoC Multi Correxion 5 in 1 Chest, Neck & Face Cream

Besides Father Time, the sun is the No. 1 culprit behind aging skin. Suffice it to say that daily SPF is a must. In fact, a recent study found that sunscreen can actually help reverse (not just prevent) the signs of aging. Cool, huh? RoC's Multi Correxion 5 in 1 Chest, Neck & Face Cream not only moisturizes skin with ingredients like glycerin but also targets discolouration and dullness — all while shielding you with SPF 30 from the sun's harmful U.V. rays.

Dennis Gross Ferulic + Retinol Fortifying Neck Emulsion

Dr. Dennis Gross's Ferulic + Retinol Fortifying Neck Emulsion contains a powerhouse of potent skin refreshers, including retinol (which lessens the appearance of fine lines) and ferulic acid (which thwarts free radicals) for healthier-looking skin. Plus, there's lactic acid, a gentle exfoliator that supports skin cell turnover for an instant glow. Bonus points for the citrusy scent, which is sure to put a pep in your step each A.M.

StriVectin Tightening Neck Serum Roller

StriVectin Tightening Neck Serum Roller is a cinch to apply. Roll the cooling applicator over the neck and — voilà! You've just given yourself a dose of collagen-loving algae and a host of other skin-tightening peptide blends, which tighten the neck area both instantly and over time.

Murad Regenerating Lift for Neck and Décolleté

If sunny beach vacations from spring breaks' past are haunting you in the form of sunspots on your chest, get even with Murad's Regenerating Lift for Neck and Décolleté. It's spiked with licorice root to brighten dark spots and even skin tone, stat.

Sisley Paris Neck Cream

If you're looking to splurge while making your décolleté feel très chic, consider the Sisley Paris Neck Cream, which is as beautiful as it is effective. Oat seed extract and rhatany (a plant-based astringent) provide an immediate tightening effect, while soy fibre and vitamin E extract work overtime to create a more permanent lift. Oh, and this cream is blended with super-soothing shea butter and sunflower oil for unparalleled softness.

Skyn Iceland Hydrocool Neck Gels

If you're masking obsessed, you'll love Skyn Iceland's Hydrocool Neck Gels. These babies peel off like stickers and stay put on your neck, allowing their potent plant botanicals and B vitamins to penetrate delicate skin. Plus, like a sheet mask, these pads feel cooling and oh-so-soothing.

Clarins Shaping Facial Lift V-Facial Intensive Wrap

In the same way, lack of sleep can cause unwanted bags under your eyes; stress can also cause a puffy neck. (Sad, but unfortunately so true.) With firming horse chestnut, the Clarins Shaping Facial Lift V-Facial Intensive Wrap deflates that bloat, leaving your skin super soft, super taut, and super glowy.

Best Neck Mask Based on Skin Problem 

Best Neck Mask: Overall 

O.V.I. Deep Cleansing Face and Neck Mask

O.V.I. Deep Cleansing Face Mask is a mineral-rich, age-defying Volcanic Ash facial mask that gently absorbs oil, helping to reduce large-sized pores and eliminate built-up impurities leaving tired and stressed skin feeling energetic, vibrant and whole again. O.V.I. is a powerful raw detoxifier & cleanser made for stressed and sensitive skin with natural oils and rich nutrients found from volcanic islands worldwide.

Key Benefits

✓ Detoxify, tighten and brighten your skin.

✓ Vegan & cruelty-free.

✓ Remove impurities built up in pores.

✓ Natural detoxifier & cleanser.

Best neck mask for Pre-event primping

I accidentally applied the protective film from the Talika Bio Enzymes Anti-Aging Neck Mask in a less-than-ideal start, thinking it was the mask. After that initial mishap, the "second skin" easily stayed put for 30 minutes. The results were, in a word, impressive. The direct-hit hyaluronic acid and collagen formula had nestled into my deep necklines, plumping them and making them less visible. 

Best neck mask for Reusability

File Frownies Neck Treatment Mask under "another mask that's at its best when you're horizontal." The biometric membrane carrier patch (fancy) did try and make an escape while I was scurrying around my apartment, but lying down so that it didn't budge was probably an overdue moment of self-care anyway. Though I hadn't chilled the mask, I was pleasantly surprised by the cooling sensation it infused along my throat when applied. I took it off after 20 minutes (you can leave it on for up to 30) and noticed that the area was plumper.

Best neck mask for: Defying gravity

First of all, major points for the innovative ear straps that secured the Dr Jart+ Neck & Chin Lift mask in place for the full 30 minutes. That plus the industrial-strength adhesive—and grippy dots for traction—locked this thing down (I didn't even mind that it resembled a post-surgery bandage). Unlike the others, which were wet with serums and other formulas, this volufiline, collagen, and the adenosine-laced sheet were dry and therefore less messy.