Innisfree Soybean Energy Neck Cream Review:
We constantly strive to care for our face because this is what people notice at first sight. But we overlook its nearest neighbor, the neck. Other than the crow feet and wrinkles on the face, another tell-tale sign of one’s age is neck. The skin on the neck will also lose its elasticity over time and that is when vertical ridges (more pronounced when you speak) or horizontal neck lines make their appearances. And in today’s world of smart gadgets, where we often lower our heads gazing at our phones and tablets, wrinkled necks seem inescapable.
Skin on the face and neck differ, in that the latter has less hair follicles and oil glands. It is also less likely to be sensitive as compared to the face. Most of the time, people do not splurge on neck creams separately. They either overlook the application of skincare products on their neck, or they use the same face cream on it. I am one of these “most people”. I do not really give neck care much thoughts despite being aware that it does need attention too. So when I chanced upon the Innisfree Soybean Energy Neck Cream, which I feel is at a very affordable price for such a big jar, I decided to make a purchase to ease the guilt.
(Obtained from Innisfree Website)
1. Highly-enriched, fermented, and undiluted Jeju soybean solution for firming effect :
The fermented, undiluted Jeju soybean solution that’s been through four highly concentrated stages enhances elasticity for firm, dense skin.
2. Fermented Jeju soybean oil for radiant skin:
Micronized fermented Jeju soybean oil strengthens skin barrier while making the skin radiant and healthy-looking.
Water, Propanediol, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Cyclopentasiloxane, Cetearyl Alcohol, Niacinamide, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Cyclohexasiloxane, Bacillus/Soybean Ferment Extract, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract, Orchid Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Camellia Japonica Leaf Extract, Citrus Unshiu Peel Extract, Opuntia Coccinellifera Fruit Extract, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Extract, Dipalmitoyl Hydroxyproline, Adenosine, Hydroxypropyl Cyclodextrin, Glyceryl Stearate, Glyceryl Caprylate, Dextrin, Polyglyceryl-3 Methylglucose Distearate, Peg-100 Stearate, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Carbomer, Tromethamine, Disodium Edta, 1,2-Hexanediol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Fragrance
How to use:
Spread over neck evenly and massage from bottom up until completely absorbed.
My Skin Type: Sensitive, Oily, Dehydrated, Enlarged pores, Aging
Innisfree Soybean Energy Neck Cream Review:
First, the packaging – just a normal jar and it does not come with spatula. I generally do not like skincare products in jar, and I wonder why many Korean brands like to package their products in this way. Even many luxurious brands do that too.
Other than the concern over contamination, I find it a hassle to bring when travelling. Upon opening the jar, you will see a loose paper cover on top of the cream. It is not sealed. Shoddy work, I would say.
Those who are very particular about ingredients will be happy to note that this neck cream is 6-free ie. no parabens, no animal ingredients, no mineral oil, no synthetic colors, no imidazolidinyl urea and no artificial fragrance.
As for its key ingredient – Soybean extract, it is said to be a power antioxidant that can improve uneven skin tone and also a collagen booster to improve signs of aging.
It has a citrusy scent with a hint of herb. Nothing unbearable to me though. The cream is rather thick but spreads well. It feels somewhat oily on application and does not really absorb fully into the skin even after sometime, so there is a tad of sticky feel.
I would not have like this if it is on my face, but it did not feel as uncomfortable on the neck. Nevertheless, I am cautious not to be too generous with the amount that goes onto my neck.
I am not sure if I am imagining things. But it does appear that my neck lines are less pronounced after some weeks of use? I did not take any before photos, because I did not have much expectations in the first place and my neck lines are not that bad to begin with. So I cannot do a 100% accurate comparison.
I am sure though it has not done anything in terms of firming because I still get my double chin and can see that bit of loose skin when I bend my head down.
I have not really done extensive search, but skincare products targeted at the neck do not seem that common. Even amongst Innisfree plentiful lines of skincare products, the Soybean line is the only one with a neck cream. There is probably a lack of demand, I guess.
I would think a neck cream is good for prevention rather than resolution. You start young on this, and it may delay the aging of the neck. For those who are already facing loss of elasticity of skin around the neck, I am skeptical about how much effects topical application can help. Probably only a facelift can truly help. Neither do I think this cream will help for those who naturally (ie. in-born) have deep lines on their neck.
Having said these, I would however conclude that it is a decent product to consider getting instead of using the likely more expensive face products on your neck.
Where to buy:
Have you tried Innisfree Soybean Energy Neck Cream?
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