04.15.2016
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Ultimate Firming Neck & Chest Cream
2 fl. oz. for $9.99
Expert Rating
Community Rating (6)
Expert Reviews
Last Updated:04.15.2016
Jar Packaging:No
pH:5.30
Tested on animals:No

Ultimate Firming Neck & Chest Cream makes no secret that it's an allegedly special formulation for the neck and chest, even though it doesn't contain any ingredients specific to those areas. That's because skin on the neck and chest that's showing signs of aging can benefit from the same great ingredients that improve signs of aging on the face. Despite this fact, this is a very good moisturizer for those with dry skin to consider—both for the face and the neck!

Housed in an opaque squeeze tube and priced right to qualify as a beauty bargain, this moisturizer has a lightweight yet substantially rich texture that provides lasting softness and moisture to dry and very dry skin. The combination of urea, glycerin, silicone, and jojoba makes skin feel wonderfully smooth, and the formula is fragrance free, too.

So, just how "anti-aging" is this moisturizer? We're pleased to announce that it contains a respectable mix of antioxidants and repairing fatty acids. Cell-communicating ingredients are absent, but for what this costs that's a reasonable and expected omission because what this provides for its price is worth the minor investment.

What about Gold Bond's claim that the skin on the neck and chest is different from other skin on the body? To some extent, that's true. Skin on the neck is thinner than facial skin, and has much less support in terms of bone and muscle than facial skin. Interestingly, skin on the chest tends to be thicker than facial skin, yet all three areas are equally affected by ongoing, unprotected sun exposure (Facial Plastic Surgery Clinics of North America, 2014; and Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy, 2002).

What counts is that you treat skin on the face, neck, and chest to the type of ingredients (plus sun protection) it needs to look and act younger—and these ingredients don't need to differ by area of the body.

Ultimate Firming Neck & Chest Cream contains the exfoliating ingredient salicylic acid, in an amount that would likely benefit skin, if this product's pH wasn't outside the range it needs to exfoliate.

Our bottom line is that this moisturizer is one to consider if you have dry to very dry facial skin, and of course you can (and should) also apply this to the neck and chest! Ultimate Firming Neck & Chest Cream doesn't contain anything special for improving signs of aging in its called-out areas, but is nevertheless a well formulated, inexpensive, fragrance-free moisturizer whose only significant omission is forgivable due to its beauty bargain price.

Pros:
  • Lightweight yet provides lasting moisture for dry skin.
  • Skin is left feeling exceptionally smooth and soft.
  • Fragrance free.
  • A real beauty bargain!
Cons:
  • Contains a potentially helpful amount of salicylic acid, but the pH of 5.3 won't permit exfoliation.
  • Doesn't contain any ingredients unique to the neck and chest.
Community Reviews
Claims
Physically different than other skin on your body, the delicate neck and chest area is one of the first to show signs of aging. As one of the most exposed areas of the body, the neck and chest are highly susceptible to damage caused by the environment and UV rays, making it age faster, Also, over time our skin naturally loses its youthful firmness and texture as lipids, collagen, and hyaluronic acid, a natural hydration component within skin, start to decline – aging its appearance.
Ingredients
Water, Hydroxyethyl Urea, Glycerin, Dimethicone, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Steareth-21, Jojoba Esters, Petrolatum, Selaginella Lepidophylla Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Salicylic Acid, Stearyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, Isohexadecane, Ubiquinone, Whey Protein, Jojoba Oil/Macadamia Seed Oil Esters, Phytosteryl Macadamiate, Bisabolol, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Citrullus Lanatus (Watermelon) Fruit Extract, Phytosterols, Panthenol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Sodium Lactate, Methyl Gluceth-20, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Sodium PCA, Cetyl Alcohol, Hydrolyzed Jojoba Esters, Squalene, Cetearyl Alcohol, Stearamidopropyl PG-Dimonium Chloride Phosphate, Lens Esculenta (Lentil) Fruit Extract, Methylparaben, Ethylhexylglycerin, Propylene Glycol, Tocopherol, EDTA, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Extract, Potassium Hydroxide, Polysorbate 60.
Brand Overview

Gold Bond At-A-Glance

Gold Bond is a staple at drugstores due to their small selection of body lotions, anti-itch products, and various foot-care products. Though there are a number of Gold Bond products containing the potent irritant menthol (particularly its foot care and "medicated" products), in recent years Gold Bond has taken great strides and now offers some impressive moisturizers that are fairly priced, too.

For more information about Gold Bond, visit www.goldbond.com or call (423)-821-4571.

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Gold Bond At-A-Glance

Gold Bond is a staple at drugstores due to their small selection of body lotions, anti-itch products, and various foot-care products. Though there are a number of Gold Bond products containing the potent irritant menthol (particularly its foot care and "medicated" products), in recent years Gold Bond has taken great strides and now offers some impressive moisturizers that are fairly priced, too.

For more information about Gold Bond, visit www.goldbond.com or call (423)-821-4571.