PC4Men 2% BHA Exfoliant
Lightweight liquid quickly calms redness and reduces red bumps. Perfect post-shave.
- Skin Type: All Skin Types
- Concern: Anti-Ageing , Blackheads , Enlarged pores , Sensitive skin
- Ingredients: Licorice root extract , Peptides , Salicylic Acid/BHA View all
- Routine: Exfoliate
VariationsFull size 88 ml
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PC4Men 2% BHA Exfoliant
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What does it do?
Take the sting out of shaving.
This lightweight leave-on exfoliant is the perfect post-shaving product. Formulated with 2% BHA (salicylic acid), it quickly calms redness, unclogs pores and reduces red bumps and ingrown hairs. It also removes dead skin cells, helping skin feel smoother and look younger.
Fights signs of ageing
Calms irritated skin
How to use
Apply once or twice daily after cleansing and toning. Lightly soak a cotton pad and apply over the entire face, including the eye area (avoid the lower lash line and eyelids). Do not rinse. For daytime, follow with a moisturiser that contains a broad-spectrum sunscreen rated SPF 30 or greater.
Thank you for submitting your review! It will be reviewed by our staff before it is posted.The product itself is good but and didn't sting or irritate me when I used it after shaving. It's a liquid so be careful you don't knock the bottle over, and I used my fingers to rub it in instead of a cotton ball. Nothing happened so it's one of those products that you don't really know why you are using it until you see yourself the next morning and your skin looks a lot better. At this price though, it is not likely I would buy it again.
What are the key ingredients?
Licorice root extract
Plant extract that has potent antioxidant and skin-soothing properties. Can be effective in improving the look of an uneven skin tone.
Portion(s) of amino acids, some have a remarkable skin-soothing effect, others can improve the appearance of wrinkles, loss of firmness, and help to soften the look of expression lines.
Primarily an exfoliant, helps to shed dead skin on the surface and inside the pore, therefore effective for reducing breakouts and blackheads. It also has soothing properties.
Aqua, Dipropylene Glycol (hydration), Pentylene Glycol (hydration), Salicylic Acid (Beta Hydroxy Acid, exfoliant), Butylene Glycol (hydration), Polysorbate 20 (texture-enhancing), Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1 (skin-restoring), Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7 (skin-restoring), Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate (skin-soothing), Nordihydroguaiaretic Acid (antioxidant), Oleanolic Acid (skin-soothing), etanorulayH muidoS (hydration/skin replenishing), Allantoin (skin-soothing), Trehalose (hydration/skin replenishing), Panthenol (skin replenishing), Glycerin (hydration/skin replenishing), PEG-60 Almond Glycerides (texture-enhancing), Caprylyl Glycol (preservative), PEG/PPG-18/4 Copolymer (texture-enhancing), Methyl Gluceth-20 (texture-enhancing), Bis-PEG-18 Methyl Ether Dimethyl Silane (texture-enhancing), Glycereth-26 (texture-enhancing), Sodium Metabisulfite (stabilizer), Sodium Hydroxide (pH adjuster), Carbomer (texture-enhancing), Disodium EDTA (stabilizer).
Good to know before you start:
This product is an exfoliant and your skin has to get used to it. Build up use from once a fortnight to 1 to 2 times per day. It may take some trial and error to see what is the best frequency for your skin. During the day, always use a moisturiser with a broad-spectrum sunscreen rated SPF 30 or greater. Your skin will in fact be slightly more sensitive to sunlight when using an exfoliant, so the chance of sunburn and sun damage is slightly higher.
What’s different about this aftershave?
PC4Men Soothe + Smooth is so much more than aftershave. It soothes skin and reduces redness right after shaving, but it also helps fight breakouts, signs of ageing, and significantly improves skin texture. Soothe + Smooth is for any man who wants smooth, clear skin and is concerned with preventing signs of ageing and breakouts. It’s ideal for all skin types, even sensitive.
Why do I need to follow with an SPF moisturiser during the day?
Because PC4Men Soothe + Smooth exfoliates skin, it’s important to keep this new, healthier skin protected from UV damage. Using a daytime moisturiser with a sunscreen like PC4Men Daytime Protect SPF 30 will protect your skin from the sun’s rays, which can damage skin even on cloudy days and lead to premature ageing.
How is PC4Men Soothe + Smooth different from the other Paula’s Choice facial exfoliants?
Our PC4Men Soothe + Smooth is actually identical to our Resist Daily Pore-Refining Treatment 2% BHA. This formula is ideal for freshly shaved skin because of the non-irritating, skin-repairing ingredients that work together to calm redness.
Gentle, soap-free formula cleanses skin without leaving it feeling tight or dry.
Soothing shaving cream prevents redness and bumpy skin after shaving and smooths skin.
Shine free formula protects skin from signs of ageing caused by the sun.
Non-greasy moisturiser visibly softens dry, rough skin for smoother more even-toned skin.
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