— Maria W.
Oil of Olay Regenerist products (drugstores)
— Ann M.
L’Oreal Age Perfect Radiant Concealer (ulta.com, $12.99); Hard Candy Glamoflauge Full Coverage Foundation (walmart.com, $5.97); Jerome Alexander CoverAge 5-in-1 Concealer Stick (sold with eye roller ball) (amazon.com, $22)
— Sharyn D.
Stacked Skincare MicroNeedling Refining Tool (stackedskincare.com, $95); Peace Out Microneedling Dark Spots Brightening Dots (sephora.com, $28); Dr. Jart+ Focuspot Dark Spot Micro Tip Patch (us.drjart.com, $18 for six)
— Amy S.
NatureWell Extra Virgin Coconut Oil Moisturizing Cream (naturewellbeauty.com, $19)
— Lois D.
Dear Answer Angel Ellen: I am being bombarded by neck cream ads and other remedies for sagging and neck wrinkles. Do you or your readers have any advice on favorite products? It is very confusing.
— Fiona M.
Dear Fiona: Confusing for sure. But until they invent a way to defy gravity, there’s nothing that truly makes our necks sag-free (except a visit to the plastic surgeon). You can douse those bags and wrinkles with creams, lotions, potions, serums, oils, peels, extracts and gels, but I have not found one that makes more than a tiny difference. I’d be thrilled to learn that I’m wrong. But on this one, I doubt it.
Reader Rant 1
Arlene H. writes: “A question to put out there: Why do stores have to play music in the background? Why?! Do I really need music as I walk through the store to pick up milk and eggs? Do I need that music as I look at dog biscuits and running shoes and maybe some greeting cards? Maybe a marketing department planted a seed that says, ‘Go ahead and play music — to keep the consumer busy!!’ No thank you. But again, no one asked me.”
Reader Rant 2
From Bev K.: “I don’t understand why most of the companies make sandals with a piece of fabric in between the toes. It is much thicker than the piece of rubber or plastic that they used to use. The fabric is very irritating and causes blisters. Is it just me or do other people dislike this also?”©2021 Tribune Content Agency, LLC