Ultimate Firming Neck & Chest Cream
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.
- Lightweight yet provides lasting moisture for dry skin.
- Skin is left feeling exceptionally smooth and soft.
- Fragrance free.
- A real beauty bargain!
- 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.
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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