I never used a specific neck cream. I just always used my face cream. But I got this neck cream with my Strivectin set and used it. In a matter of a few weeks the slight discoloration on my neck started to disappear and my neck actual looks tightened. I love this stuff and will continue using this. Again, like I said before I recommend this for young mature ages like me: 52. Absorption I thought that maybe this cream would leave a oily residue and wouldn't absorb into my skin, but I was proved wrong once again by StriVectin. You don't need much to spread on your whole neck and within 5 minutes your skin feels supple but not greasy. Doesn't Clog Pores I can't say it doesn't clog pores because I don't have have large pores on my neck but since I use other StriVectin products I know those products don't clog my large pores on my nose. Effectiveness My daughter has been nagging me to use neck cream and to apply it the correct way (in an upward direction) but I never listened to her until I received this in one of the StriVectin deals. I tried it and now it is a daily part of my routine.