With all this talk about the face, let's not forget about the neck! I actually make the grave mistake of forgetting to apply my products and BB cream onto my neck very often. Because I want to make sure that you also remember to not skip this very important part of your body that is one of the first parts to show the first signs of aging, I am going to introduce two neck patches that you can easily add to your skincare regimen.
The skin on your neck is very thin and is a very sensitive part of your body that is prone to wrinkles and horizontal lines (where your neck folds naturally). When we age, the skin on our neck gets more thin and loses its elasticity. Have you ever heard that you can tell a person's age by their neck? I sure have, and if you're scared of aging like me, then it is definitely time to start paying a closer attention to this area.
1. JUST BEYOND's Bye-Bye Ugly Neck Patch
This was actually the first neck patch that I ever had the opportunity to try. It is very similar to the smile line patch that I reviewed earlier in that it sticks onto the neck very nicely, is made without parabens, and shows a very nice difference in my skin. Unfortunately, I still don't know what kind of magic ingredient is in this patch to help with my skin's elasticity, but it is derived from nature. This neck patch needs to be left on for around 40 minutes (don't cheat ^^). Please see the brand's ECO philosophy here.
Currently, the only place I know that carries this product is a boutique across from Zion Market at City Center on 6th in Koreatown LA. The store has a huge sign that says O HUI and THE HISTORY OF WHOO.
2. TOSOWOONG's Help Me Neck Patch
I think I found my neck patch! I recently made a purchase at Wishtrend, an online Korean cosmetics retailer and wholesaler that carries skincare products raved about by Korean power bloggers, that included this neck patch. I like to know the ingredients in the products that I use, and Wishtrend does a really great job of bringing out the key points of each product (in English too).
The neck patch is made to combat the wrinkles on your neck. Adiposlim, Adipoless, and carbonated water are the ingredients in this patch that will really help the skin on your neck. TOSOWOONG's product contains Adiposlim, a preservative-free caffeine-like product that is patented by SEPPIC, a cosmetics business in France. Caffeine has the capability of dehydrating fat cells and making the skin look smoother while shrinking blood vessels (which makes your skin more firm). It also contains antioxidants that help to slow down aging and can reverse the damage that UV light has on the skin. Not to mention - Adiposlim is four times more effective than normal caffeine. Another product patented by SEPPIC, Adipoless, is very useful in getting rid of dark circles. Derived from organic Quinoa, the product reinforces the dermal structure of your skin, which helps with preventing your skin from sagging. It also helps to moisturize your skin, which is something that your neck skin really needs! Carbonated water from France (San Pellegrino in Italy) helps to make your skin more tender.
In addition to all of that, this neck patch is a bio cellulose type! In one of my previous posts, I explained the difference between a cellulose mask and a hydrogel mask. I think I've postponed an explanation of another type of mask enough! A bio cellulose mask is a net of resilient fibers that are thinner than human hair. It is a fairly new type of mask that tightly hugs the contours of the face as it delivers nutrients instantly into the skin. In addition, the mask is hydrophilic (loves water), eco-friendly, and biodegradable! You will definitely feel the difference!
Personally, I have a lot of great things to say about this coconut-based bio cellulose neck patch. As someone who is a fan of face masks that can instantly do the trick for your face, I find that this neck patch - if used regularly - can really help improve the way your neck skin looks. Wishtrend sells 4 sheets for around $11. I don't think that this bundle is expensive at all! For a younger-looking neck on someone who easily forgets the neck area in her skincare regimen, it is an investment that I am ready to make. Plus, I can put it on when I'm wearing a face mask as this neck patch only requires around 20 minutes to work effectively!
This product is available for purchase here! Purchase something from their free shipping section here to get free shipping on your entire order no matter the minimum. Their free shipping section is great because they feature their BEST products, and not their worst ones or any overstocked items. I recommend getting this product or this product!
Did I get you to think about your neck? ;) As the Korean skincare market is highly competitive, many great brands are overlooked because of their packaging or marketing. While cute and gorgeous packaging is important, the product itself is what we are really depending on to make a difference in our skin. I hope to review more indie Asian skincare products alongside the big ones as well so that you, myself, and other vklSKIN readers can find the best products for our skin. Remember, if something doesn't work for you, keep looking and experimenting! I believe that taking risks to finding something that really works for your skin is much better than sticking to something that only does the job halfway. Also, if you want to see a real change in your skin, commit to the product (unless it truly irritates your skin) for at least two weeks to a month. When working with the layers of the skin, patience is required, and most of the time, you won't see the results immediately.
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