When it comes to aging, they say the eyes are the first to go. Translation — you get lines and wrinkles around the eye area at a young age if you aren’t proactive with eye cream. I mean, I’ve seen women in their 20s with crow’s feet. Not a good look. Well, if the eyes are the first to go, the neck is a close second. Fortunately I have protected my eye area for years, but I haven’t been so careful about treating my neck and décolleté. I was looking in the mirror one day and really didn’t like what I saw from my chin to my chest. Kind of saggy, some weird lines, overall yuckiness. Of course I’m totally subjective and hypercritical of myself. So, I reached out to my fave brand tarte, and asked if I could review their new Maracuja Neck Treatment. Being the gracious lovelies they are, they sent me a jar.
What it is formulated to do:
Let Tarte’s luxurious Maracuja Neck Treatment help to improve the appearance of skin on the neck and décolleté. This area has a different type of skin that is thinner and more delicate than elsewhere on the body, and it requires a special treatment that goes beyond facial skincare. Infused with tarte’s miracle of maracuja™, along with sodium hyaluronate and algae extracts, this intensely hydrating formula assists over time with promoting cell regeneration and skin elasticity while reducing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and sagging. Smooth on this the ultra-silky, softly-scented cream daily for a refreshing, spa-like application, and let this nourishing, multitasking formula do the rest.
What it is formulated WITHOUT:
I have to start by saying that I don’t have my before picture, as my phone got stolen, but trust me, it was not pretty. I have used tarte Maracuja Neck Treatment for the past three months, and I have to tell you that my neck looks soooo much better. The circles on my neck that were bothering me are less defined and my skin is firmer and tighter.
My other area of concern is that slightly saggy skin under my chin. Hate it. Or I should say “hated it,” as since I have been using this neck treatment, my skin has become firmer, and more elastic. I also use tarte Maracuja Neck Treatment on my décolleté and am happy to say that this skin looks so much better. I didn’t realize how much sun damage I had there until I really compared the skin that “shows” and the skin that doesn’t show. I guess all those years of wearing V-necklines caught up to me.
Last neck concern of mine were the vertical lines that I could see when I lifted my head. But now, those lines are like “buh-bye.”
The texture of the neck cream is lovely — rich and feels luxurious. It absorbs and leaves my skin feeling moist throughout the day. There is no greasy after-feel or fear that you will have a stain on your clothing.
My 58 year old neck (okay next month I’ll be 58)
Pro: Firms, diminishes lines, absorbs quickly, luxurious feel
Buy Again: Yes
Packaging: 5 Blings — beautiful jar
Overall: 5 Blings
Hero Ingredients: -Maracuja: Rich in essential fatty acids and vitamin C for firmer, brighter, and smoother skin and maximum hydration.
-Sodium Hyaluronate: Retains moisture for optimal hydration and a refreshed appearance.
-Algae Extract: Rich in polysaccharides known to hydrate and help with skin repair and renewal.
Cruelty Free: Yes