Mild, didn't dry my face out
Meh as a face wash, awesome as a shaving gel!
What makes this product unique?
This gentle yet hard-working gel cleanses your skin without making it tight or dry. It easily removes dirt and excess oil, and rinses clean. It can be used before or after shaving, and works to soothe sensitive skin, reduce redness and help fight acne.
This product contains no added dyes, is 100% fragrance-free, and is clinically proven to be non-irritating.
Who is this product for?
PC4Men Face Wash is ideal for all skin types.
Sources to support the claims made for the PC4Men Face Wash
The New Ideal in Skin Health: Separating Fact From Fiction, Allured Books, 2010, pages 417–419; Toxicology In Vitro, December 2006, pages 1,387–1,394; Cutis, December 2005, pages 19-25; Skin Research and Technology, February 2005, pages 53–60; and Dermatologic Therapy, January 2004, pages 16–25.
lauryl glucoside, decyl glucoside, glycerin, aloe barbadensis leaf juice extract
Water, Decyl Glucoside (coconut-derived cleansing agent), Glycerin (skin-repairing ingredient), Sodium Cocoamphoacetate (coconut-derived cleansing agent), Lauryl Glucoside, Coco-Glucoside (cleansing agents), Glucose (water-binding agent), Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate, Sodium Lauryl Glucose Carboxylate (cleansing agents), Glyceryl Oleate (emulsifier), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice (water-binding/soothing agent), Xanthan Gum, Carrageenan (thickeners), Sodium Phytate (chelating agent), Citric Acid (pH adjuster), Potassium Sorbate (preservative), Ethylhexylglycerin (skin-conditioning agent), Phenoxyethanol (preservative)
DIRECTIONS: In the morning, before or after shaving, and every evening, massage a small amount over face and neck. Rinse with warm water and pat skin dry with a clean towel. For best results, follow with the rest of your PC4Men product routine.
Detailed instructions on how/when to apply your PC4Men products can be found in ourMen's Skincare article.
Can I use PC4Men Face Wash as my shampoo?
You can, yes, but it's best reserved for facial use. A regular shampoo is a better bet for guys especially if they use styling products (like pomades or waxes) as PC4Men Face Wash isn’t strong enough to remove buildup from these types of products. Even if you don’t use heavier hairstyling products, washing with our All Over Hair and Body Shampoo would work for that dual action in the shower.
How does PC4Men Face Wash differ from other Paula's Choice cleansers?
Our PC4Men Face Wash is actually identical to our Earth Sourced Cleanser, except for the packaging and the placement in our men’s line. While most of our cleansers are a balanced mix of beneficial natural and synthetic ingredients designed for specific skin types, PC4Men Face Wash was formulated for all skin types. Like all Paula’s Choice cleansers, PC4Men Face Wash is designed to be water-soluble, cleanse gently yet thoroughly, and is fragrance- and colorant-free, because that’s what’s best for skin.
What if there isn’t a product for my needs in PC4MEN?
No problem! Chances are, there’s a Paula’s Choice product in one of our other collections that will get the job done—without any fancy (re: girly) packaging or fragrance. Our Clear line is a great add-on for men struggling with moderate to severe acne, or you can mix and match between Clear and PC4MEN as needed. Same thing if you see a product in any of our other lines (Resist, Skin Balancing, Earth Sourced, etc.) that you think may work best for your skin type or concerns. Not sure if you should shop outside the PC4MEN line? Give us a call or chat us up
, and we’ll steer you in the right direction!