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Very lightweight but shiny!
from Milano, Italy
About Me 29 Years Old, Breakouts Prone, Combination Skin, Fair Complexion
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.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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Great for oily skin
from Albany, CA
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!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Irritating and Stinging Feeling after application !
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.
Stubborn and Picky Husband Approved!
By K9 Love
from Mission Viejo, CA
About Me Minimalist
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.
from Vancouver Canada
Light weight and leaves no white cast. Best sunscreen I have tried so far.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Best Sunscreen Ever!!!
I refuse to use any other sunscreen! If they ever stop making this, I might have a melt down! Seriously!
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
By Christian Acne-Fighter
from Long Island. New York
About Me Beauty Conscious
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!
(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
Perfect for everyday!
from New Orleans / Monterrey, Mexico
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!
Very skeptical; very impressed
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!
(1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
kind of runny
About Me Brand Buyer
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.