In our anti-aging skincare ;stash, there is no shortage of facial moisturizers, eye creams ;and night serums ;to help smooth fine lines and fade age spots. But when it comes to targeting these noticeable signs of aging ;below the chin, ;our regimen is seriously lacking specific products for the neck. ; Aside from the eyelids and hands, the neck is another area ;that reveals how fast you’re aging. The skin on the neck is thinner than the skin on your face so it loses elasticity ;before most body parts. Yet, people still neglect to give it the TLC it truly needs. ; While Nora Ephron had a hilarious take …

In our anti-aging skincare ;stash, there is no shortage of facial moisturizers, eye creams ;and night serums ;to help smooth fine lines and fade age spots. But when it comes to targeting these noticeable signs of aging ;below the chin, ;our regimen is seriously lacking specific products for the neck. ;

Aside from the eyelids and hands, the neck is another area ;that reveals how fast you’re aging. The skin on the neck is thinner than the skin on your face so it loses elasticity ;before most body parts. Yet, people still neglect to give it the TLC it truly needs. ;

While Nora Ephron had a hilarious take on this topic in her book, “I Feel Bad About My Neck: And Other Thoughts on Being a Woman,” we went straight to a doctor to find out whether we really need neck creams.

Gervaise Gerstner, a consulting dermatologist for L’Oréal Paris, strongly suggests treating the face, neck and chest as one body unit. “The ingredients that are a must ;for these areas are glycolic acid peels (helps with discoloration and prompts the production of new collagen and elastin), SPF (sun protection), retinol (re-texturizes and reduces fine lines and wrinkles) and growth factors (stimulates collagen and elasticity),” she said.

While Gerstner believes there isn’t a singular magical anti-aging ingredient for the neck, she stands by treating the neck just as aggressively as the face. “Just invest in high-quality face products, which can double as neck and chest products,” she said.

Should you need treatment that’s a bit more aggressive, Gerstner observes that the neck texture responds well to in-office treatments such as Fraxel laser, Botox ;and vertical bands ;to draw back the neck to appear tighter. Thermage ;is another skin tightening option for improving ;jawline laxity.

For practical and preventative anti-aging options, shop our editors’ picks below for some of the best firming and hydrating body moisturizers as well as neck creams.

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