We’re all familiar with the products we need to firm the skin on our face. But what about our neck? Contrary to popular belief, neck creams aren’t just face creams disguised under a new name. “Neck creams are often thicker than facial creams and have ingredients in them to help lift and tighten the neck skin that loses collagen and elastin over time,” says board-certified dermatologist Lily Talakoub.
While Talakoub says you can absolutely use your normal face cream on your skin, you should still really consider adding a targeted neck cream on top of it. “You should always be applying your facial creams on your neck if you don’t have a separate neck cream,” she Talakoub. “However anti-aging ingredients like retinol and glycolic acid may be much harsher and more irritating on your neck than on your face.” With that in mind, we ask her and other dermatologists for their picks of the best neck creams (we also threw in some of our all-time faves).
This article originally appeared on Harper’s BAZAAR US.