PC4MEN Daytime Protect
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PC4MEN Daytime Protect
This broad-spectrum SPF 30 sunscreen has a barely-there feel and shine-free finish to protect skin from sun damage and helps reduce the risk of early skin aging.

PC4MEN Daytime Protect

Based on 36 reviews

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This broad-spectrum SPF 30 sunscreen has a barely-there feel and shine-free finish to protect skin from sun damage and helps reduce the risk of early skin aging.
  • Protects skin from harmful sun rays
  • Weightless formula isn’t sticky on skin
  • Use as the last step in your AM skincare routine
Skin Types:
All Skin Types

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    2 oz
    $29.00
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    $0.80

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Why is it different?
PC4MEN Daytime Protect SPF 30 offers multiple anti-aging benefits for all skin types while providing essential sun protection. It feels so light you’ll barely know you have it on, and has a weightless soft matte finish that is refreshing and light.
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What does it do?
An antioxidant-fueled formula decreases the risk of skin cancer and early skin aging caused by the sun if used as directed with other sun protection measures. That means a less noticeable appearance of wrinkles, rough skin, and loss of firmness. It has a weightless soft matte finish that is refreshing and light.
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How to use
Use as the last step in your AM skincare routine. Apply liberally 15 minutes before sun exposure. If you don’t apply liberally, you will need to reapply every two hours after your skin is exposed to direct sunlight. If you plan to swim or perspire you must apply a water-resistant sunscreen.
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Research

Studies used to help formulate this product:

Seminars in Plastic Surgery, August 2016, issue 3, pages 129-133
Oxidative Medicine Longevity, 2015, volume 2015, 709628
Dermatologic Research and Practice, 2012, volume 2012, 135206
The Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology, January 2013, issue 1, pages 16-26
International Journal of Cosmetic Science, December 2006, issue 6, pages 447-451
Indian Journal of Dermatology, 2008, issue 4, pages 163-166
Indian Dermatology Online Journal, April-June 2013, issue 2, pages 143-146
Current Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, 2014, issue 2, pages 173-181
Bioscience Biotechnology Research Asia, 2006, volume 3, pages 257-260
Archives of Dermatology, August 2000, issue 8, pages 989-994
Indian Journal of Dermatology and Venereology, March-April 2012, issue 2, pages 142-145
Journal of Drugs in Dermatology, September 2014, issue 9, pages 1092-1097
Journal of Cosmetic Science, July-August 2011, issue 4, pages 361-370
International Journal of Cosmetic Science, April 2000, issue 2, pages 85-94
Dermatologic Therapy, September-October 2007, issue 5, pages 314-321

Ingredients
Product Ingredients

Active Ingredients: Avobenzone 3%; Homosalate 7%; and Octocrylene 2%; Oxybenzone 4%
Other Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Butylene Glycol (hydration/texture-enhancing), Silica (absorbent), Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate (absorbent/emollient/texture-enhancing), Cetyl Dimethicone (emollient), Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract (antioxidant), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Powder (hydration), Ascorbyl Palmitate (vitamin C/antioxidant), Phospholipids (skin-restoring), Superoxide Dismutase (antioxidant enzyme), Adenosine (skin-restoring), Tocopherol (vitamin E/antioxidant), Bisabolol (skin-soothing), Boerhavia Diffusa Root Extract (antioxidant/skin-soothing plant extract), Colloidal Oatmeal (plant-based skin-soothing), Panthenol (skin replenishing), Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Extract (antioxidant), Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract (skin-soothing), Acrylate/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer (texture-enhancing), Titanium Dioxide (texture-enhancing), Sodium Hydroxide (pH adjuster), Steareth-21, Steareth-2, Polysorbate 20 (texture-enhancings), Disodium EDTA (stabilizer), Phenoxyethanol (preservative), Sorbic Acid (preservative).

Ratings & Reviews

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4.1

(based on 36 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (21)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

73%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (9)
  • Non-greasy (7)
  • Softens skin (4)
  • Soothes skin (4)
  • Moisturizes (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Daily use (9)
  • Enlarged pores (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Survivalist / minimalist (4)
    • Skin Type:
    • Oily (4)

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(0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Very lightweight but shiny!

By Slavina

from Milano, Italy

About Me 29 Years Old, Breakouts Prone, Combination Skin, Fair Complexion

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Fast Absorbing
  • Lightweight
  • Non-Greasy

Cons

  • Leaves Skin Shiny
  • Stinging

Best Uses

  • Daily Use

Comments about PC4MEN Daytime Protect SPF 30 - 2 oz:

I bought this product with my first batch of Paula's choice products. I have never worn an spf moisturizer in winter, never actually cared that much about sun damage. Nonetheless since my breakouts were worst than ever and I wanted to take action I ordered a bha liquid exfoliator and a skin treatment for spots and fine lines from Paula's choice, and understood that I would also absolutely need to protect my skin while using these products. So I started searching for a daytime moisturizer which would leave my combination skin hydrated, mat and protect it and I decided to go for a man product (I am a woman:)) for oily skin, guessing it would be lightweight and mat. I think that I got it wrong. My skin is combination with some dry patches and it is winter: I could totally live with a heavier moisturizer, this is not enough. It stings a bit at the beginning but it is a really really light stinging. I actually don't like the runny texture so much, but this is a matter of opinion. Indeed it is absorbed in a breeze and there is no white cast. The biggest problem for me is that, combined with the exfoliant, it makes my skin shine as it never ever has shone before!! It's really incredibly shiny!! I haven't read about this problem in any review, but actually this is a problem for me. It's not a greasy shine, actually, I don't even know how to explain it, my skin is balanced if not verging on the dry side, after all the exfoliation cleaning etc, it feels soft and smooth, but its like it's coated in a shiny product. Maybe this would be a problem with all spfs and I have to learn to survive it... Anyway I will reach for a richer moisturizer, since this one does not even leave me mat!
I hope my review is useful, I guess that what is a problem or a deficiency for me could be viewed in a positive way by others.

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great for oily skin

By Sara

from Albany, CA

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Non-Greasy
  • Soothes Skin

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use

    Comments about PC4MEN Daytime Protect SPF 30 - 2 oz:

    As somebody who has oily skin, it has always been so frustrating using SPF since it would leave my skin feeling heavy and oily within a short while after applying. This sunscreen absorbs quickly and protects against shine (as advertised). The only reason I give it 4 out of 5 stars is because I feel it could be just a tad bit more moisturizing. Definitely does not take the place of moisturizer during cold/dry seasons.

    For the record, I am a woman. I know men's products are generally formulated to be absorbed quickly because men don't like the feeling of product on their skin (I guess it makes some men feel less manly??), and that's what drew me to try out this product. No regrets!

    (0 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Irritating and Stinging Feeling after application !

    By Krist

    from Belgium

    Pros

    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Irritates skin
    • Stinging

    Best Uses

      Comments about PC4MEN Daytime Protect SPF 30 - 2 oz:

      I tried this product with very big hopes and expectations from a brand like Paula's Choice but it let me down. In the morning I applied it on my skin after showering and the first thing I noticed was the liquid and runny consistency, something I did not really like but could live with. The moment I applied it on my skin it stinged me for like 30 minutes after initial application ! As a result my skin became quiet red and the feeling of the stinging was anything but pleasant to say the least. I was thinking that this would have been anti-irritating but it did just the opposite ! There was not any hydration Esther and my skin felt very dry and tight. Will certainly think twice before buying a product from this brand again. Not a product for me.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Stubborn and Picky Husband Approved!

      By K9 Love

      from Mission Viejo, CA

      About Me Minimalist

      Pros

      • No Fragrance

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about PC4MEN Daytime Protect SPF 30 - 2 oz:

          My 'Review Headline' says it all! I am a product junkie and have faithfully taken care of my skin for years, especially with sunscreen. My hubby on the other hand refuses to wear sunscreen or lotion because he always finds something to dislike. His skin is sensitive and he dislikes any fragrance. Although I'm a loyal Paula's Choice fan, I tried other products just to find one that my husband wouldn't complain about. I don't know why I didn't try the PC4Men to begin with. I think I just assumed he would complain about that one too. I had ordered something a while back and decided to try 3 samples of the PC4Men. I'm so glad I did. Right after using all 3 packets, my husband asked if I could order more. I couldn't believe what I was hearing him say. All I have to say, in ending this review, is if my husband will use it, it's definitely a 'must have' for anyone who dislikes fragrance, heavy texture, or has skin that is easily irritated. I'm now ordering the full size tube for the third time.

          • Skin Type:
          • Dry
          • Age:
          • 45-59

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Best sunscreen

          By lg

          from Vancouver Canada

          Pros

          • Lightweight
          • Moisturizes
          • Non-Greasy

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use

            Comments about PC4MEN Daytime Protect SPF 30 - 2 oz:

            Light weight and leaves no white cast. Best sunscreen I have tried so far.

            • Skin Type:
            • Oily
            • Age:
            • 30-44

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Best Sunscreen Ever!!!

            By Brian

            from Missouri

            About Me Minimalist

            Pros

            • Lightweight
            • Moisturizes
            • Non-Greasy
            • Softens Skin
            • Soothes Skin

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use

              Comments about PC4MEN Daytime Protect SPF 30 - 2 oz:

              I refuse to use any other sunscreen! If they ever stop making this, I might have a melt down! Seriously!

              • Skin Type:
              • Oily
              • Age:
              • 18-29

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Absolutely Wonderful!

              By Christian Acne-Fighter

              from Long Island. New York

              About Me Beauty Conscious

              Pros

              • Absorbs Well
              • Lightweight
              • Moisturizes
              • Non-Greasy
              • Smells Great
              • Softens Skin

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Daily Use
                • Sensitive Skin

                Comments about PC4MEN Daytime Protect SPF 30 - 2 oz:

                I really love this product. I use it everyday. It absorbs very well and smells sweet and pleasant. It leaves my skin feeling moisturized and soft, never greasy. I have very oily skin, especially during the summer months and this sunscreen is a lifesaver for me!

                • Skin Type:
                • Oily
                • Age:
                • 18-29

                (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Perfect for everyday!

                By OjosAzules

                from New Orleans / Monterrey, Mexico

                About Me Minimalist

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Lightweight
                • Non-Greasy
                • Softens Skin
                • Soothes Skin

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily Use
                  • Enlarged Pores
                  • Fine Lines/Wrinkles
                  • Redness/ Blotchiness

                  Comments about PC4MEN Daytime Protect SPF 30 - 2 oz:

                  This is my everyday AM moisturizer after using the PC4MEN face wash & PC4MEN toner + BHA. (I don't clean shave and just close trim every 2-3 days)

                  Things I like:
                  - Liquid thin viscosity
                  - Scent (minimum muted & short lasting "SPF" smell)
                  - No white cast (goes on a translucent white that absorbs in seconds on its on-- I don't have to rub it to fade it!)
                  - Balances my oily/combination skin (hits that sweet spot of moisture with greasiness & oil absorbing without over drying)
                  - As far as anti-aging or skin clearing benefits it's hard judge. I can say for sure that it keep my oil under control all day, keeps me moisturized all day and I like it's instant "skin balancing" effect I like to have it on during all waking hours. So, I'm sure that the mere diligent sun protection is anti-aging in itself.

                  Things that are not great or neutral:
                  - It can sometimes sting when first applied in the morning. FULL DISCLOSURE: I use the highest % RX retinoid- it would not be fair to say that this product is irritating. In fact, my skin quickly calms after the brief stinging sensation.

                  And finally, this pairs awesome with PC4MEN lip balm and the PC ultra light serum!

                  • Skin Type:
                  • Combination
                  • Age:
                  • 18-29

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Very skeptical; very impressed

                  By OjosAzules

                  from New Orleans / Monterrey, Mexico

                  About Me Minimalist

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Lightweight
                  • Non-Greasy
                  • Softens Skin
                  • Soothes Skin

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Daily Use
                    • Enlarged Pores
                    • Fine Lines/Wrinkles
                    • Redness/ Blotchiness
                    • Sensitive Skin
                    • Uneven Skin Tone

                    Comments about PC4MEN Daytime Protect SPF 30 - 2 oz:

                    I never really like the feel of sunscreen or any lotion on my face. I now know I have oily skin and any lotion felt greasy. This makes my face feel normal. Forget the sun screen, I would wear it in all waking hours just bc it makes my face feel nice. I wear it religiously and have noticed more even skin tone, less breakouts and pore size. Not sure how it does all that but I also use all other PC4Men products as well as the serum/moisturizer in the light blue bottles from PC's resist line. However, I def would recommend this as the perfect every day face lotion!

                    • Skin Type:
                    • Oily
                    • Age:
                    • 18-29

                    (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    3.0

                    kind of runny

                    By Mickey

                    from Kansas

                    About Me Brand Buyer

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Not Greasy

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about PC4MEN Daytime Protect SPF 30 - 2 oz:

                        If you like to layer products, this one is too watery to be applied last as a "top coat." Has a great antioxidant ingredient deck but lacks peptides.

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