Neck Cream with Niacin Anti-Wrinkle (Discontinued)

$11.99 - 2 fl. oz.
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There is nothing in this mineral oil–based, completely ordinary moisturizer that can address wrinkles, or sagging skin on your neck. Believing these claims is even less realistic than believing in the tooth fairy.

Other than the antiquated formula, it's important to know that there are no ingredients we know of that are special for the loose skin on your neck or the texture of the skin on your chest. We wish there were, but there is no research showing that any skin-care product can help skin in this way. If you're using a well-formulated facial moisturizer, you can and should apply it to these areas, too (especially sunscreen for daytime), but that won't lift your skin anywhere.

In terms of well formulated, this moisturizer is anything but. The vitamin E won't remain stable due to the jar packaging (which presents a hygienic concern, too), so the only anti-aging ingredient of note is the B vitamin niacin. Although niacin remains stable in the presence of light and air and is a good skin-care ingredient, it offers no special benefit for loose skin on your neck or chest. Plus, skin needs a lot more than one ingredient to function as young as possible.

Helps to firm and tighten delicate skin on the neck and upper chest. Reduces the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and visible sun damage.

Water, Mineral Oil, PEG-40 Stearate, Glycerin, Cetyl Alcohol, Sesame Oil, Sorbitan Stearate, Propylene Glycol, Dimethicone, Niacin, Tocopheryl Acetate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Panthenol, Steareth-2, Isostearic Acid, Stearic Acid, Myristyl Myristate, Carbomer, Triethanolamine, Polysorbate 40, Diazolidinyl Urea, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, BHT

Known primarily for their well-formulated AHA products, Alpha Hydrox got an impressive image update recently. Although the improvements were more visual and packaging-related than formulary-driven, the fact remains that Alpha Hydrox has a formidable range of effective AHA products, all with definitively researched glycolic acid. Kudos to the company for continuing to be direct about the AHA content (and pH) of their exfoliants, something most other lines selling AHA products prefer to keep a mystery. Should the folks behind this brand choose to go back to the drawing board once again, they would do well to reconsider their current jar packaging if they intend to keep adding antioxidants and other beneficial ingredients to their efficacious but still predominantly basic products. Until then, you can rely on Alpha Hydrox for supplying AHA products that really work, and a few other surprises too, all affordably priced and readily available.

For more information about Alpha Hydrox, call 1-800-447-1919 or visit

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