Best for: Overall texture improvement
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.
Best for: Resuablitity
File Frownies Neck Treatment Mask ($15) under: another mask that’s at its best when laying horizontal. The biometric membrane carrier patch (fancy!) did try and make an escape while I was scurrying around my apartment, but laying down so that it didn’t budge was probably an overdue moment of self-care anyway. Though I hadn’t chilled the mask, I was pleasantly surprised by the cooling sensation it infused along my throat when applied. I took it off after 20 minutes (you can leave it on for up to 30) and noticed that the area was plumper.
Bottom line: The reusable mask—three to five uses in total—definitely softened the wrinkles around my neck and kept my skin hydrated long after it’d been removed. And here, find out which products you should actually chill in the fridge.
Best for: Erasing “crinkles”
The brand made famous by their 15-minute laser and light facial is making it easy to treat your self at home with its Skin Laundry Wrinkle Release Neck & Chest Sheet Mask ($58 for 5). I easily applied the neck and décolleté overlay, which proved to have impressive staying power, and kicked back for a half-hour episode of Watch What Happens Live (10 minutes longer than the suggested time allotment, oops). The double duty mask, infused with a whopping 19 skin conditioning extracts, works to soften, brighten, and tone on contact.
Bottom line: Buh bye, crinkles! Well, not exactly, but close. It worked to visibly minimize the lines in my neck, while brightening sun spots on my chest. I was so impressed, I drenched my face in the leftover goop. “Masks can improve crepiness and discoloration, but gradually over time and with consistent use,” confirms Dr. Jaliman. Don’t miss these 50 everyday habits that erase years from your appearance.