Just when I scrapped out the last bit of my old Clarins Advanced Extra-Firming Neck Cream, tossed the empty tub to the dustbin, the NEW Clarins Extra-Firming Neck Anti-Wrinkle Rejuvenating Cream arrived my doorstep two months ago.
I wished I was told about the importance of taking care of the neck, just as the face. I came from a family where no one uses any skincare. I learnt about taking care of my face only after I started working. However at that time neck care is basically non-existance. Just like face care, I learnt it the hard way. It was a 9-5 desk job with monitor placement underneath the table (you know, the kind of table that the banks are into a few years ago?) that gave me two harsh lines on the neck that got me thinking about neck care.
If you search hard enough, you will know that there aren’t many neck cream available. There are a few from higher end brand and they are usually on the higher price side. Yes you can drag your usual skincare down to the neck, but for someone who has two distinctive deep lines, it is not enough nor does it do anything.
Clarins Extra-Firming Neck Anti-Wrinkle Rejuvenating Cream is a cream specially designed to firm the neck, provide anti-wrinkle benefit and rejuvenate the fragile neck at the same time. The first time I opened the tub, a familiar Double Serum scent greeted my nose right away. Heck, I like this new formulation scent more than the previous! The old one doesn’t smell bad, this new one is just better 😀
The cream has a soft peach tint to it and the texture is the usual Clarins ‘melt’ consistency whereas it is extremely lightweight. Personally for me Clarins always came out with the best cream consistency as it is not the typical usual creamy cream. Its delicate melt texture melts right into the skin within a minute, leaving a non-greasy afterfeel. Being a Clarins product, it does carry a scent to it. As I mentioned earlier, the scent is similar to the brand’s other best-seller – Double Serum, which is very soothing. Extra-Firming Neck Cream is made from a blend of Clarins’ Extra-Firming Complex and Sunflower Auxins to help firm and reduce wrinkles. Green Seaweed Extract plumps and smoothes the skin, while Oat Sugars immediately lifts and supports the vulnerable skin.
I’ve been using this new neck cream for about two months now, not 100% diligently but 80% 🙂 . Does it work for me? I’m anxious to find out myself. Can you imagine how excited I was when I was preparing the photo for this review?
First thing first. As much as I have high hopes for this neck cream, I am well aware that my neck lines has reached the danger level. This means I don’t need a good neck cream but I need a miracle cream. We all know cream alone will not do anything to these nasty neck lines that I have. Sad to say the cream does not do much for the deep lines. On the positive side, I like how the skin on my neck area is so much smoother now. And so much more “toned” looking. To be fair, Extra-Firming Neck Cream never promises to remove deep lines so as far as I’m concerned, this product absolutely delivered its claim to provide softness, firmness and tone the neck area. I did not have any extra wrinkle so the anti-wrinkle claim is true as well 🙂
Here are the ingredients list if you are interested.
As I’ve tried the old version and this new Extra-Firming Neck Anti-Wrinkle Rejuvenating Cream, I prefer this new formulation and scent so much more as the result are more noticeable, albeit not what I expected. This explains why I never get around in reviewing the old version neck cream.
Price wise, it is still on the high side. This is more of a special care product which you may not need at this stage of your life unless you are in the same situation as mine. You can still use this neck cream as a preventive measure, which I highly recommend as I myself regret so so much for not taking care of my skin and neck during my younger age 🙁
Have you used any neck cream before? Do share with me what is your current neck cream and if they works 🙂
Disclaimer: Product was sent to me for review consideration. This doesn’t affect my judgement in the review in any way.