When it comes to moisturising our faces, we’re sorted with products and techniques. But what about our necks? And as the term "tech neck" has been percolating amongst the beauty community, we dive into how to care for your neck and round up the best anti-ageing neck creams for tightening and firming.
When it comes to taking care of our skin, we’re inundated with information on products and our daily skincare routine normally consists of [cleansing](https://www.fenwick.co.uk/beauty/skincare/cleansers-and-toners), [exfoliating](https://www.fenwick.co.uk/beauty/skincare/treatments/exfoliators) and [moisturising](https://www.fenwick.co.uk/beauty/skincare/moisturisers) the face. But what about our necks? It’s one of our most delicate areas (on par with our eyes) and its vulnerability makes it the first place where visible signs of ageing appear. Although you can use a [facial cream](https://www.fenwick.co.uk/beauty/skincare/moisturisers) on your neck, a [neck cream](https://www.fenwick.co.uk/beauty/skincare/treatments/specialist-treatments) really helps to target the neck area as the skin differs from that on the face. And, with the rise of "tech neck" - charactised by deep wrinkles on the neck from constantly looking down at a phone or tablet - caring for the skin on our necks has never been as important as now.
From firming solutions to cruelty-free formulations, we highlight the best neck creams to use and our top tips on caring for your neck.
###### **Be gentle**
The skin on our necks are incredibly delicate because there’s less collagen and sebum production, therefore it receives less moisture than the face and is more prone to dryness. Due to the sensitivity of the area, avoid potent ingredients like retinol and opt for gentle formulations that are specifically targeted towards the neck area. Powered with botanical extracts, [Chantecaille’s Bio Lifting Neck Cream](https://www.fenwick.co.uk/beauty/skincare/moisturisers/night-creams/bio-lifting-neck-cream/2500005139913.html) brightens up the skin with yellow poppy flowers and its rich texture soothes dryness. Nourish your neck with [Omorovicza's Firming Neck Cream](https://www.fenwick.co.uk/beauty/skincare/treatments/specialist-treatments/firming-neck-cream/2530010967263.html), which is a cruelty-free, anti-ageing solution that contains hyaluronic acid for plumped skin. To smooth out fine lines, apply [Clarins' Extra-Firming Neck Anti-Wrinkle Rejuvenating Cream](https://www.fenwick.co.uk/beauty/skincare/moisturisers/day-creams/extra-firming-neck-anti-wrinkle-rejuvenating-cream/2500001227980.html) on your neck. It’s formulated with sunflower auxins to increase resilience and tighten up the skin.
###### **Keep your head up**
A simple tip to care for your neck is to keep your head up when you apply products onto your neck. Easily forgotten also good for our health in general, looking directly down can create poor posture, which leads to an increase in pain around the neck area. [La Mer’s The Neck and Décolleté Concentrate](https://www.fenwick.co.uk/beauty/skincare/treatments/specialist-treatments/the-neck-and-decollete-concentrate/2530011903406.html) is an intensive firming treatment that comes with a brush so that it can be applied effectively on the neck. Simply apply the balm onto the brush, then brush from the base of your neck upward, which helps to stimulates the upward direction and prevents the skin from pulling down - tech neck avoided.
###### **Understand your concern**
Depending on your concerns, evaluate ingredients carefully in order to help prevent further signs of ageing. The plant extracts in [Clarins’ Super Restorative Décolleté and Neck Concentrate](https://www.fenwick.co.uk/beauty/skincare/treatments/specialist-treatments/super-restorative-decollete-and-neck-concentrate/2500000719554.html) work well with mature skin as the organic hurunga extract reinforces the skin’s structure and tones the neck. If wrinkles are your concern, [Shiseido’s Benefiance Concentrated Neck Contour Treatment](https://www.fenwick.co.uk/beauty/bath-and-body/body-care/body-treatments/benefiance-concentrated-neck-contour-treatment/2938220080633.html) is formulated with chlorella extract and reduces the appearance of neck wrinkles and fine lines with a primer-like film. And, as we often neglect applying sunscreen below our chin, the neck becomes more liable to sagging, unevenness and wrinkling. So, remember to apply a [broad-spectrum SPF](https://www.fenwick.co.uk/beauty/suncare-and-tanning) over your neck to help protect the skin against UV rays.
#### **Our top six neck creams**