Best for: Pre-event primping
via amazon.com In a less-than-ideal start, I accidentally applied the protective film from the Talika Bio Enzymes Anti-Aging Neck Mask ($11), thinking it was the mask. After that initial mishap, the “second skin” easily stayed put for 30 minutes. The results were, in a word, impressive. The direct-hit hyaluronic acid and collagen formula had clearly nestled into my deep neck lines, plumping them and making them less visible.
Bottom line: While the groves didn’t vanish completely, I’d absolutely use the mask before a big event. “Deep wrinkles are very hard to eradicate even with lasers,” confirms Debra Jaliman, MD, board-certified NYC dermatologist, Assistant Professor of Dermatology Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and author of Skin Rules: Trade Secrets from a Top New York Dermatologist. Psst…Here are other secrets for putting your best face forward in photos.
Best for: Overall texture improvement
via jurlique.com My first thought was that Jurlique Purely Age-Defying Firming Treatment Mask ($65 for 5) had a strong smell I couldn’t put my finger on. Maybe a result of the botanical-infused formula? My second thought was how much I enjoyed the two-in-one component as it treats both your face and neck. That said, the paper-thin sheet came loose from my neck several times during the 15-minute treatment. It helped to smooth the mask in place and lay down without hunching over my computer typing this review.
Bottom line: My neck wrinkles remained deep valleys, but my skin’s overall texture looked smoother and brighter. Here are more tricks for naturally glowing skin.