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Chin Up!

Chin Up! If you’re noticing some sagging skin of the chin and neck, don’t despair. Here are some tips and formulas to tackle the problem and look great at any age.

neck and decollete beauty



The problem: sagging skin of the chin and neck

The cause: Collagen, elastin and laminin proteins provide critical support to skin structure. As we age, these structural proteins break down and cells begin to produce less of them.

Accelerated breakdown: Environmental aggressors such as UV, pollution and ozone depletion amp up free radical production. These further breakdown the proteins resulting in sagging skin. Without a strong foundation, skin quickly sags.

Perceived aging: A recent Estee Lauder five year Age Measurement Study revealed that skin sagging alone determines nearly 30% of how old a Caucasian woman looks. That number jumps to 50% for Japanese women.

Light dims: “As a woman reaches mid-life and her skin support structure weakens, she not only experiences sagging, but also experiences a significant loss of light in her skin. This causes her skin to lose its radiance and youthful glow,” says Dr. Nadine Pernodet, Ph.D., Executive Director of Skin Biology, Research & Development, The Estee Lauder Companies.

First line of attack: Wear a broad spectrum sunscreen every day. This will shield skin cells from further UV damage and will permit the firming products to work at their optimum level.

What you need to know: North Americans have focused solely on the face for years in the fight against aging. But sagging and wrinkling at the chin level and below reveal a woman’s true age. New products designed for neck, chin, decolette and hands are specifically designed to fight the signs of aging.

The latest science: New targeted delivery systems allow chemists to deposit ingredients precisely with the skin’s layers. They can now make sure the cells responsible for producing structure proteins receive nourishing and activating ingredients. The latest advance is sirtuin technology that works with the natural activity of sirtuin “longevity genes” that generate energy to power all cellular activity. This in turn, powers the production of collagen and elastin fibres resulting in firmer-looking skin.


Key products:

clarins super restorative neck and decollete

Clarins Super Restorative Decollette & Neck Concentrate

elizabeth arden prevage neck and decollete cream

Elizabeth Arden Prevage Anti-Aging Neck and Decollete Firm & Repair Cream

shiseido benefiance neck cream

Shiseido Benefiance Concentrated Neck Contour Treatment

estee lauder Resilience Lift neck

Estee Lauder Resilience Lift Night Firming/Sculpting Face and Neck Crème

3lab neck cream

3LAB Perfect Neck Cream

philosophy when hope is not enough neck

philosophy when hope is not enough smoothing vitamin c/e peptide cream for neck & décolleté


  • Reply
    Shelley N
    March 7, 2015 at 8:26 am

    thanks for pointing out these products. Unfortunately I am starting to see the signs of aging on my neck and nothing is working so far.

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    Lisa L
    March 6, 2015 at 3:46 pm

    I love 3Lab…it is amazing and feels very rich on the skin! it is expensive but so worth it!

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    March 4, 2015 at 3:04 pm

    going to buy these next time I’m out.. thanks.

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    Chrissy Christensen
    March 2, 2015 at 5:32 pm

    I am turning 48 on the 20th and I am starting to sag in places on my face and other places. I have always put product on my neck but never my decolette. I will be doing things differently from this day forward. Thank you Dave!

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    Jo-Anne Pfoh
    March 2, 2015 at 1:54 pm

    well this is awesome because I was seriously looking at turtle necks for the summer. I am 55 now and i am noticed the saggage to go with my baggage. I will have to go look for them on my next shopping trip ty for the great advice

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    Lorna Patrick
    March 2, 2015 at 1:49 pm

    Thank you for the info, she looks amazing !!

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    Karen Ali
    March 2, 2015 at 12:28 pm

    Thanks Dave! This info will be very helpful for me!

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    March 2, 2015 at 11:50 am

    Hey Dave, how old is this model? She looks amazing.

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    March 2, 2015 at 7:47 am

    That is so true. .I want to look like her when I am at that age… but hopefully my heart still remains young at age ;).thanks Dave Lackie.

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    Carolle Wieler
    March 2, 2015 at 7:42 am

    Happy to see my favourite brand Philosophy in the line-up !

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    Krystal Gehrke
    March 2, 2015 at 7:31 am

    She looks amazing! I need to look like that when I’m older lol

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