If you’re a fan of Strivectin’s TL Advanced Tightening Neck Cream, you’re not alone. In 2017, it was reported by the NPD Group (a market and research firm that covers 20 industries and covers over 12 million consumer surveys annually) to be the best-selling neck cream in the U.S. This is a huge deal for two reasons: First, there’s a neck cream out there that a significant majority of the country is using (and loving). Second, that means it actually works, right?

According to the brand, one jar of TL Advanced Tightening Neck Cream is sold each minute worldwide — and for good reason. The cream uses a blend of unique ingredients, including ginger root extract and bisabolol, which are said to help bring down inflammation, tighten, and hydrate skin. The formula also contains algae extract, which “has shown to promote proliferation of human stem cell activity to a moderate degree, which may be very useful in reducing the signs of aging in skin,” says dermatologist Rachel Nazarian.

Nazarian also mentions an ingredient that could potentially be driving people’s obsession with the cream. “The cyathea cumingiiis is an ingredient derived from the fern plant that may create an immediate tightening effect on skin (probably giving the most immediate effect of the product),” she says, “but not much research has been done in the medical community to support the claims unequivocally.”

Combine that with hydrating ceramides and moisture-boosting hyaluronic acid, and you have this bouncy, yet emollient gel-cream. Personally, skin care for my décolletage has never been a step I’ve forgotten about (thanks, Mom), but I never thought that my neck needed a cream made specifically for it. Upon opening the jar, I fell in love with its rich, buttery texture. As I applied it to my neck and rubbed it in, I felt the cream absorb and plump up the surface of my skin. It eventually absorbs completely, leaving absolutely no residue. All you’re left with is silky skin that almost feels bouncy with moisture.

Here’s the thing, though: I didn’t feel or see a “tightening effect.” Instead, I would say that my neck look and felt more radiant from all of the hydration the cream provides. There was an increase in elasticity, and a slight lift of lines and creases; and this was only after one use. For this effect alone, I’d happily hop on the bandwagon.

You can nab the Strivectin TL Advanced Tightening Neck Cream now for $95 at Nordstrom.


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