This week we spoke to Skin Expert and Training Specialist from Dermalogica Hannah Barnes, about their latest skincare launch: Dermalogica Neck Fit Contour Serum, a treatment specifically designed to give your neck and décolleté a workout that firms and lifts the skin.
Q: What's the technology behind the new Neck Fit Contour Serum, and how does it work?
A: «Our neck skin consists of relatively thin skin, which is subject to dynamic movements and near-constant tension. A superficial neck muscle called the platysma is perhaps the most consequential muscle in producing these movements. The constant contraction of this muscle can result in the formation of vertical and horizontal wrinkles on the neck and chest. Neck Fit Contour Serum features NEW! Flex Lift Contour Technology, which acts like an invisible mesh to immediately tighten skin with powerful polymers.
Advanced ingredients tone over time to deliver Retinol-like results. Neck Fit Contour Serum is like a workout for your neck. You should apply the serum with your chin tilted up, using the metal applicator to roll from your chest to jaw line. Once a thin layer of serum is applied, worked in with the roller, still with your chin lifted – hold that pose – let the Neck Fit Contour Serum dry and feel the Flex Lift Contour Technology mesh retracting to smooth and tighten the skin for an immediate visible lifting effect. This technology delivers an immediate decrease in the appearance of wrinkle depth. It also helps to decrease the penetration of environmental pollutants that can lead to premature signs of skin ageing».
Q: What are the key ingredients used in the formulation?
A: «At Dermalogica we pride ourselves on using the best possible ingredients from what nature has to offer and what ingredient science has uncovered. As a professional skin care brand we have never relied on just one key ingredient to deliver the results you expect from this product. The Neck Fit Contour Serum includes our Flex Lift Contour Technology to provide a visible lifting and tightening effect. Additionally, we utilised molecules inspired by the resurrection plant, which help to strengthen skin’s moisture barrier – critical for optimum neck skin health - for a smooth, even appearance. To deliver significantly firmer and smoother skin in 12 weeks, we have used a combination of ingredients that work together to deliver retinol-like results. This unique blend includes Rye Seed Extract, an extract from the leaves of the Rambutan tree and a novel peptide unique to Dermalogica called Palmitoyl Tripeptide-42».
Q: Can you talk us through the key benefits?
A: «Neck Fit Contour Serum has been clinically proven to even skin tone and reduce wrinkles in just 8 weeks. It is designed to immediately tighten, and tone overtime for a visibly lifted appearance and helps to smooth and firm skin with retinol-like results».
Q: Who would you recommend Neck Fit Contour Serum to?
A: «Neck Fit contour Serum is suitable for all skin types! A lot of people are guilty of neck neglect and forget to apply their skincare products to their neck and chest. Over time, as these areas of skin are exposed to environmental factors such as pollution and UV damage it can cause the neck and chest to age faster than other areas. Neck Fit Contour Serum is your reminder to spend dedicated time to this area. The product is designed to support from a preventative perspective, if you’re looking to preserve the skin in this area. However, it is equally suitable if you have already started to experience signs of premature ageing on your neck and chest. For example, crepiness of the skin or horizontal lines on the neck from using devices – now being called ‘tech neck’. For best results we recommend applying this morning and evening under your moisturisers».
Q: What is the right age to start using Neck Fit Contour Serum?
A: «This product is suitable for anyone looking to prevent or treat any signs of premature skin ageing around their neck and chest area. To combat neck neglect and get your customisable neck workout experience, visit neckfitcontour.com and learn more about neck anatomy and the benefits of exercising your neck muscles. Grab your Neck Fit Contour Serum, select a playlist of your choice and pick a workout to take your skin care routine to a new level».
Q: Which moisturiser should I use after applying Neck Fit Contour Serum?
A: «You can apply any moisturiser over Neck Fit Contour Serum. We just recommend you work the product in with the roller applicator until it’s completely dry before you apply. Remember to apply any other serums only to the face area and then take your moisturiser all the way down the neck and across the chest».
Q: Do I have to use an SPF also on my neck?
A: «Yes! We recommend applying your SPF across the whole face, neck and chest. Remember a teaspoon amount is the correct volume for optimum protection. Layering SPF products is a great way to ensure you’re applying the correct dosage».