03.25.2015
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PC4Men Daytime Protect SPF 30
2 fl. oz. for $24
Expert Rating
Community Rating (3)
Expert Reviews
Last Updated:03.25.2015
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:No

PC4MEN Daytime Protect SPF 30 manages to do what too few daytime moisturizers for men can: feel like practically nothing while providing robust, broad-spectrum sun protection to keep skin in top shape.

The in-part avobenzone formula feels surprisingly light, sets to a shine-free finish, and won't build up in the beard area—good to know for men who like to sport a bit of scruff!

Unlike many men's moisturizers with SPF, this does its job without adding fragrance, a common source of skin irritation, especially when applied to just-shaved skin. Instead, you get skin-firming antioxidant green tea along with a host of other anti-aging ingredients, none of which feel the least bit slick or greasy.

The only drawback is that the mix of active ingredients isn't ideal for those with extra-sensitive skin. If that describes your skin, look for a daytime moisturizer that contains only titanium dioxide or zinc oxide as the active ingredients. Both are exceptionally gentle, even when applied around the eyes.

Pros:
  • Provides broad-spectrum sun protection without a hint of greasiness.
  • Nearly imperceptible feel with no visible shine.
  • Contains antioxidants to firm skin and reduce redness.
  • Fragrance-free.
Cons:
  • None, unless you have extra-sensitive skin, in which case you may prefer a product with the mineral actives titanium dioxide and/or zinc oxide.
Community Reviews
Claims

PC4Men Daytime Protect SPF 30 offers multiple anti-aging benefits for all skin types while providing complete sun protection. It feels so light you’ll barely even know you have it on. The shine-free formula prevents and reduces wrinkles, rough skin, brown spots, and other forms of sun damage. When used daily, this product strengthens skin against further damage and prevents premature skin aging. This product contains no added dyes, is 100% fragrance-free, and is clinically proven to be non-irritating.

Ingredients

Active Ingredients: Oxybenzone 4%; Avobenzone 3%; Octocrylene 2%; Homosalate 7% (sunscreen agents). Other Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Butylene Glycol (slip agent), Silica (absorbent), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Powder (water-binding agent), Cetyl Dimethicone (silicone-based emollient), Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate (absorbent/thickener), Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract (antioxidant), Ascorbyl Palmitate (vitamin C/ antioxidant), Phospholipids (cell-communicating ingredient), Superoxide Dismutase (antioxidant enzyme), Adenosine (cell-communicating ingredient), Tocopherol (vitamin E/antioxidant), Bisabolol (anti-irritant), Boerhavia Diffusa Root Extract (antioxidant/anti-irritant plant extract), Colloidal Oatmeal (plant-based anti-irritant), Panthenol (skin-conditioning agent), Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Extract (antioxidant), Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract (anti-irritant), Acrylate/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer (film-forming agent), Titanium Dioxide (opacifying agent), Sodium Hydroxide (pH adjuster), Steareth-21 (emulsifier), Steareth-2 (emulsifier), Polysorbate 20 (emulsifier), Disodium EDTA (chelating agent), Phenoxyethanol (preservative), Sorbic Acid (preservative).

Brand Overview

Paula's Choice Skincare At-A-Glance

Paula's Choice Skincare was established in 1995 when best-selling beauty author and consumer advocate Paula Begoun (known as The Cosmetics Cop) decided to develop her own products.

As a natural evolution of Paula's personal mission to help consumers find the best products for their skin, the line has grown into an extensive range of skincare and makeup products that are formulated to meet the needs of almost every skin type and skin concern imaginable.

The formulas contain only ingredients that have substantiated, published research showing they are beneficial and effective. Stable packaging is another feature of the brand, using innovative, opaque, and air-tight or air-restrictive components that keep antioxidants and other light- and air-sensitive ingredients from breaking down. The line is also 100% fragrance-free.

Disclosure: Paula Begoun is the creator of Beautypedia and founder of Paula's Choice Skincare products. Reviewing thousands of skincare and makeup products over the past 30 years, both on this site and in her best-selling books, Paula's mission has always been to help consumers find the best products possible for their skin. The Beautypedia Team proudly and unequivocally maintains this commitment. In addition, The Beautypedia Team reviews all products using the same rating standards and criteria, whether it is a Paula's Choice product or another brand.

Why are all Paula's Choice Skincare products rated highly? The Paula's Choice Skincare Team would not launch a product unless it was worthy of a high rating from The Beautypedia Team. Paula and The Beautypedia Team were researching and reviewing products long before Paula's Choice Skincare ever existed and consumers were constantly requesting a skincare brand that met all of Beautypedia's criteria. As a result, The Paula's Choice Skincare Team was created and uses the same research and criteria to formulate Paula's Choice products as The Beautypedia Team uses to review products.

For more information about Paula's Choice, call (800) 831-4088 or visit www.paulaschoice.com.

About the Experts

The new Beautypedia Team proudly and unequivocally maintains the commitment to help you find the best products possible for your skin. We do this by relentlessly pursuing and relying on published scientific research so you will have unbiased information on what works and what doesn't-and the sneaky ways you could be making your skin worse, not better!


The Beautypedia Team reviews all products using the same research, criteria, and objectivity, whether the product being reviewed is from Paula's Choice or another brand.

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Paula's Choice Skincare At-A-Glance

Paula's Choice Skincare was established in 1995 when best-selling beauty author and consumer advocate Paula Begoun (known as The Cosmetics Cop) decided to develop her own products.

As a natural evolution of Paula's personal mission to help consumers find the best products for their skin, the line has grown into an extensive range of skincare and makeup products that are formulated to meet the needs of almost every skin type and skin concern imaginable.

The formulas contain only ingredients that have substantiated, published research showing they are beneficial and effective. Stable packaging is another feature of the brand, using innovative, opaque, and air-tight or air-restrictive components that keep antioxidants and other light- and air-sensitive ingredients from breaking down. The line is also 100% fragrance-free.

Disclosure: Paula Begoun is the creator of Beautypedia and founder of Paula's Choice Skincare products. Reviewing thousands of skincare and makeup products over the past 30 years, both on this site and in her best-selling books, Paula's mission has always been to help consumers find the best products possible for their skin. The Beautypedia Team proudly and unequivocally maintains this commitment. In addition, The Beautypedia Team reviews all products using the same rating standards and criteria, whether it is a Paula's Choice product or another brand.

Why are all Paula's Choice Skincare products rated highly? The Paula's Choice Skincare Team would not launch a product unless it was worthy of a high rating from The Beautypedia Team. Paula and The Beautypedia Team were researching and reviewing products long before Paula's Choice Skincare ever existed and consumers were constantly requesting a skincare brand that met all of Beautypedia's criteria. As a result, The Paula's Choice Skincare Team was created and uses the same research and criteria to formulate Paula's Choice products as The Beautypedia Team uses to review products.

For more information about Paula's Choice, call (800) 831-4088 or visit www.paulaschoice.com.