What makes this product unique?
Close Comfort Shave Gel is a positive, restoring about-face for your shaving routine! Its cushiony gel formula protects skin yet ensures a close shave without needless irritants such as fragrance or menthol. The non-lathering formula rinses easily. It is packed with soothing anti-irritants to help minimize redness from shaving, making the daily shaving ritual (on your face for men or legs and bikini area for women) unbeatably comfortable.
This product is 100% fragrance- and colorant-free.
Who is this product for?
Close Comfort Shave Gel is recommended for men and women regardless of skin type. May also be used to shave the scalp if desired.
Sources to support the claims made for Close Comfort Shave Gel
Photodermatology, Photoimmunology, and Photomedicine, February 2007, pages 48–56; Skin Research and Technology, November 2006, pages 241–246; American Journal of Contact Dermatitis, September 2000, pages 165–169; and Acta Dermato-Venereologica, November 1999, pages 418–421; Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, December 1999, page 1,020 and Journal of Agricultural Food Chemistry, October 1999, pages 3,954–3,962.
chamomile, willow herb, aloe vera, glycerin, green tea
Water, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice (water-binding agent), Glycerin (skin-identical ingredient), Polysorbate-20 (thickener), Ethoxydiglycol (solvent), Epilobium Angustifolium (Willow Herb) Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract (anti-irritant), Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract. Camellia Oleifera (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, (anti-irritants/antioxidants), Bisabolol (anti-irritant), PPG-12 Buteth-16 (emulsifier), Glycol Stearate (thickener), Carbomer (gel-based thickener), Triethanolamine (pH-adjustor), Copper PCA (skin-conditioning agent), Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol (preservatives), Ethylhexylglycerin (skin-conditioning agent), Hexylene Glycol (solvent).
DIRECTIONS: Apply to damp skin and shave as usual, rinsing the blade between strokes. This gel formula does not foam or lather. Rinse or splash gel from skin after shaving. Follow with Paula's Choice Redness Relief Treatment, a Paula's Choice sunscreen with SPF 15 or greater for daytime, or moisturizer for nighttime.
Does Close Comfort Shave Gel foam?
No. The formula doesn't contain propellants to create a foamy texture. Instead, Close Comfort Shave Gel has a concentrated formula with a thick, easy-to-spread gel texture.
How much do I need to use?
If you're a man about to shave his face, a nickel-sized amount should be sufficient to cover the beard area with a thin layer or gel. If you're a woman about to shave her legs, we recommend at least a quarter-sized amount per leg. Add more Close Comfort Shave Gel as needed or based on personal preference.