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PC4Men Daytime Protect SPF 30

Go ahead. Have fun in the sun. This weightless, shine-free formula fights signs of aging while protecting your skin from UV damage.
Item #: 873
  • Anti-Aging, Wrinkles
  • For All Skin Types
  • Protects skin against signs of aging
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What makes this product unique?
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.

Who is this product for?
PC4Men Daytime Protect SPF 30 is an anti-aging moisturizer with sunscreen that’s perfect for all skin types and designed for daily use. It’s ideal for men who don’t like the feel of sunscreen. It works great whether you have rosacea, sensitive skin, or are prone to breakouts.

Expiration Date 4/2016

Sources to support the claims made for PC4Men Daytime Protect SPF 30

Archives of Dermatological Research, March 2010, pages 71–83; Skin Pharmacology and Physiology, September 2009, pages 299–304; Skin Research and Technology, August 2009, pages 338–345; Dermatologic Surgery, July 2009, pages 1,057–1,065; Experimental Dermatology, June 2009, pages 522–526; Clinics in Dermatology, November-December 2008, pages 614–626; Skin Therapy Letter, September 2008, pages 5–9; Journal of Drugs in Dermatology, July 2008, pages S7–S12; Food and Chemical Toxicology, April 2008, pages 1,298–1,307; Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health, Volume 72, pages 796–806; Future Oncology, December 2008, pages 841–856; Journal of Pathology, January 2007, 241–251; International Journal of Immunopathology and Pharmacology, July-September 2005, pages 497-502; Journal of Investigative Dermatology, January 2002, pages 117–125; Clinical Experimental Dermatology, October 2001, pages 573–577; and Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications, September 1999, pages 661–665.

Key Ingredients: homosalate, oxybenzone, adenosine, colloidal oatmeal, Camellia sinensis, phospholipid, Salix alba extract, Ginkgo biloba leaf extract, ascorbyl palmitate, aloe barbadensis leaf juice powder, panthenol, avobenzone, bisabolol, silica, superoxide dismutase, Boerhavia diffusa root extract, octocrylene, tocopherol

Product 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).

DIRECTIONS: Use as the last step in your morning skincare routine. Apply liberally to face, eye area, and neck 15 minutes before sun exposure. Use a water-resistant sunscreen if swimming or sweating. Reapply at least every 2 hours if skin is exposed to sun.

Detailed instructions on how/when to apply your PC4Men products can be found in our Men's Skincare article.

I’ve tried SPF products in the past and hated how they felt. Is this one different?

Yes! You’ll be amazed at how light this fluid formula feels; actually you won’t feel it at all! PC4Men Daytime Protect SPF 30 was formulated for the man who knows the remarkable benefits of sun protection but doesn’t want to feel that protection on his face. PC4Men Daytime Protect SPF 30 slips over skin, won’t grab in the beard area, and sets to a long-wearing, weightless, unnoticeable, shine-free finish.

How does PC4Men Daytime Protect SPF 30 differ from your other Paula’s Choice facial moisturizers with SPF?

Our PC4Men Daytime Protect SPF 30 is actually identical to our Skin Balancing Ultra Sheer Daily Defense SPF 30, except for the change in packaging and placement in our men’s line. We chose to duplicate this formula for the guys because of its weightless and shine-free qualities. The last thing guys want to put on their face is something heavy that they’ll notice throughout the day. This moisturizer has all the benefits they need without anything they don’t want in a daily product.

PC4Men Daytime Protect SPF 30 has a mix of active ingredients and antioxidants that’s great for all skin types, whereas our other moisturizers with sunscreen meet the needs of specific skin types and preferences. The textures are different, as well, depending on the formulation and what concerns it is targeting. Some are lotions, others are creams, and some have a satin finish while others are matte.

Is PC4Men Daytime Protect SPF 30 suitable for breakout-prone skin?

Yes. Its lightweight, fluid texture and soft matte finish are ideal for breakout-prone skin.

Do I need to apply this at night, too?

No, because sun protection isn’t needed at night. Finish your evening skincare routine with PC4Men Nighttime Repair, and you’ll wake up to stronger, younger-looking 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 (read: 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!

Do I need to apply this at night, too?

No, because sun protection isn’t needed at night. Finish your evening skincare routine with PC4Men Nighttime Repair, and you’ll wake up to stronger, younger-looking skin.

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