The Regimen

Redefine Your Neckline

Redefine Your Neckline

Tis the season of friends, family, parties, and lots of photos. Whether your holiday plans include any plunging necklines or just the occasional V-neck sweater, it’s a good time to give some consideration to the condition of your cleavage and northward, aka your décolleté.

The cleavage, shoulders, and neck up to the jawline make up what’s known as the décolleté.  The French word means “wearing a low neckline.” The skin here has fewer oil glands, less elasticity, and thinner tissue. It’s also frequently exposed to sun and environmental elements, making it particularly vulnerable to the effects of UV and pollutants.

While we focus much of our attention on the face, the décolleté is just as prone (if not more so) to wrinkles, age spots, sagging, and redness. Essentially, you want to treat your décolleté the same way you treat your face. With a consistent, targeted, clinical regimen.

 

Cleanse daily with either Green Tea Antioxidant Cleanser or Cleansing Milk Gentle Non-Drying Cleanser. Either will provide nourishing, antioxidant, cell support. If your skin is prone to redness, the Green Tea Antioxidant Cleanser will help neutralize the tone. If your skin is on the dry side, opt for the Cleansing Milk which is hydrating and calming.

 

Use a gentle toner to strengthen the skin barrier, balance pH, and enhance the absorption of corrective serums. Skin Nourishing Toner is perfect for the delicate skin of the decollete. It’s a radically different optimizing formula of antioxidant and ultra-nourishing ingredients including mandelic acid to stimulate cell renewal and promote even tone; botanical elements to clear, calm and brighten; plus photoprotective niacinamide and rosehip oil to hydrate and protect against environmental stressors and signs of aging. Ideal for sensitive or rosacea-affected skin.

 

Double-down on repair and protection. We recommend two serums to lift, lighten and redefine. First, Rejuv Rx Peptide Concentrate, the cashmere of our corrective serums. This peptide-rich formula improves collagen and elastin production to restore cellular structure and reduce sagging in the delicate neck and décolletage. Lightweight, concentrated, intensely rejuvenating, Vivant’s award-winning serum also reduces inflammation and redness for a firm, toned, and luminous neckline. Use this morning and night.

Allow Rejuv Rx to dry before applying Pure C + E in the morning. This vitamin C and E powerhouse is the ultimate protection against photoaging. Vitamin C is essential to collagen production. Vitamin E supports cellular repair. Both are powerful antioxidants that work synergistically to shield skin from UV and free radical damage. Vitamin C is also a brightener to help fade dark spots.

 

The sun is the enemy of the smooth décolleté. Always, always use sunscreen to protect this delicate area. Apply Day Treatment Lotion SPF 15 every morning after your serums. Spin Trap underneath sunscreen magnifies photoprotection. And because it’s lightweight and non-greasy, you can get dressed immediately without worry of it getting on your clothes.

 

For some added replenishment at night, Marine Skin Nourishing Cream blends antioxidants, bioactive marine minerals, amino acids, and sea proteins in an intensely hydrating treatment to restore suppleness and elasticity. 

 

It might seem like extra work to care for the décolleté, but if you’re already keeping a consistent regimen for your face, this is just a small extension. And the benefits will be well worth it, especially if you start early to prevent damage before it starts. Don’t fear the deep V. Reach for whatever neckline you want and rock it with confidence.

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