I Think I Need to Start Using a Neck Mask

I don’t neglect my neck, per se, but I certainly don’t treat it with the active love and respect I show my face. Case and point: My neck has never worn a mask. My face, on the other hand, has been buffed, hydrated, and brightened with every clay, bubble, gel, and sheet mask on the market. It’s been peeled, toned, and massaged. So, I decided, it's only right to show my neck the same courtesy when Frownies Neck Treatment Mask ($15) came across my desk.

Meant to address creping and creasing on your neck as it nourishes the skin, this gel mask might just be my saving grace. You see, I have had lines across my neck for as long as I can remember. They've deepened with age, for sure, but I have memories of those subtle neck folds from middle school and perhaps even earlier. It's not an age thing as much as it is a genetic thing, at least for me.

I slid the slimy gel mask out of its plastic packaging and smoothed it along my neck. For a moment, it felt like I was in a cast. However, after getting used to the initial bizarre feeling, I never wanted to take it off. It was cooling to the touch and super hydrating—I felt like I could feel it working the entire 20 minutes I left it on. The bio-metric membrane patch actually stores powerful nourishing and moistening extracts and allows for deep penetration of those ingredients into your skin. The claim is it helps reduce the appearance of wrinkles and tone the neck. But does it work?