Nowadays there are contraptions that zap away hair, reduce cellulite, even work out your body without having to move from the sofa but I'd never considered that there might be a product to tone your neck. Well, today I introduce to you the Rio 60 Second Neck Toner.
Designed, as the name would suggest, to tone up your neck and get rid of the dreaded double chin, this device promises a firmer neck after using this for just 60 seconds a day. This little beauty uses electrical impulses (sounds scary, don't worry it's not!) to stimulate muscles in to passive exercise. This movement is similar to nerve pulses that you'd experience whilst exercising and just means your muscles are contracting and then relaxing.
As you need the Conductive Gel to use the 60 Second Neck Toner you have to do a little patch test in advance just to ensure you're not allergic. This literally entails popping a small amount on your neck for 24 hours and keeping an eye out for any irritation. Once you've done this, you're ready to test the product out! Do be warned you will feel a slight tingling, bizarre sensation at first but it's fine it's just the device doing its job.
To use, all you need to do is apply a small amount of the Conductive Gel to the two golden contacts, place the contacts on a treatment area and decide what intensity you want by using the + and - buttons. Now, you're probably wondering what the treatment areas are so let me explain.
Treatment Area 1; Underneath your chin, avoiding any adams apples. Hold in place for 60 seconds.
Treatment Area 2; Underneath your chin to the left, near to where you feel your pulse. Hold in place for 60 seconds.
Treatment Area 3; Underneath your chin and to the right, once again near to where you feel your pulse. Hold for 60 seconds.
Pretty simple, ey?
So did it work? Both myself and my mum tested this out and I'm happy to report we both saw improvements in the appearance of our necks and profiles. I don't have a double chin (or one that I'll admit to!) so I just needed the skin tightening slightly and this did the job for me. My mum had slightly looser skin and a bit more to work on so she was my main test subject. After a few weeks we noticed her neck looked firmer and she no longer had to extend her neck like an Ostrich during family photos. It didn't completely get rid of the problem area, but definitely helped to tighten the skin and improve the appearance. I'll keep you all updated on whether we see any more progress.
What's the quirkiest beauty device you've ever tried?