PC4MEN Daytime Protect
Based on 41 reviews
This broad-spectrum SPF 15 sunscreen has a barely-there feel and shine-free finish to protect skin from sun damage and helps reduce the risk of early skin ageing.

PC4MEN Daytime Protect

Based on 41 reviews
This broad-spectrum SPF 15 sunscreen has a barely-there feel and shine-free finish to protect skin from sun damage and helps reduce the risk of early skin ageing.
  • 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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Why is it different?
PC4MEN Daytime Protect SPF 15 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 ageing 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 (stabiliser), Phenoxyethanol (preservative), Sorbic Acid (preservative).

Ratings & Reviews

Stubborn and Picky Husband Approved!

5

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.

K9 Love

Mission Viejo, CA

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Best sunscreen

5

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

lg

Vancouver Canada

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Best Sunscreen Ever!!!

5

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

Brian

Missouri

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Absolutely Wonderful!

5

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!

Christian Acne-Fighter

Long Island. New York

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Perfect for everyday!

5

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!

HagoMusicaLatina

New Orleans,LA / Monterrey, Mexicó

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Very skeptical; very impressed

5

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!

ElGordoYFlaca

New Orleans, Louisiana

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brilliant

5

I've been buying this product for my husband for years, he loves it. We live in QLD and daily sunscreen is non-negotiable, even in winter, and he also cycles to work most days. He says it's the only sunscreen he's ever used that he can use right after shaving. It doesn't clog up his skin, doesn't irritate and he doesn't get red bumps on his neck. He's been using PC shaving cream, a different brand's aftershave lotion and this SPF. It's not cheap, but it's worth it - other brands irritated his skin, so he avoided using them. I figure it's better to spend a bit extra if the man actually slathers it on every morning! (Now, how to make him remember to use a cheaper brand on his arms, too... :) )

Vinni

Brisbane

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Love this Sunscreen- not the message price sends to women.

5

I started using this because I ran out of my other Paula's Choice sunscreen and my husband had this lying around. It is my new favourite. It absolutely feels like there is nothing on my skin so I don't need to apply make-up to deal with shine. This can occasionally sting, especially if I've been applying benzoyl peroxide for breakouts. *Pricing discrepancy: Beautypedia discusses pricing differences between the same product in their reviews so I think it is worthwhile noting that the EXACT same Skin Balancing Sunscreen product targeted at women is 4$ more expensive for the same 2 oz amount. Regardless of reason, I'm not thrilled with the message this sends to female customers, such as myself, who have been purchasing Paula's for years. As such I am now happily purchasing the men's product!

Kristi

Vancouver, Canada

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Great Everyday Sunscreen

5

This is a great daily sunscreen. I use it as my to and from work sunscreen or if I'm going out of during the day. It applies very easily and is nice and light. I also like the colour tone. I find it's perfect for my pale to semi-pale skin. It just has a slight tone to it the blends in very well with my skin. The only downside is it's not waterproof, so it's not the best choice for sports. If PC could come out with a version of this that is waterproof that would be awesome. I wouldn't change this product though as it serves it's purpose as a great daily moisturizer/sunscreen, but an additional waterproof product would be great. Overall PC4Men Daytime Protect is fantastic product.

Ryedhel

Saskatoon, SK

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My husband finally wears sunscreen

5

My husband would never wear any sunscreen on his face because it would run and get into his eyes. This is the first sunscreen he wears every day. It stays put, and his face is looking better. He really appreciates it. Thank you from both of us.

CAROLYN B.

Undisclosed

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