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Paula's Choice Skincare

PC4MEN Shave

6.00 fl. oz. for $ 13.00
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The problem with most shaving creams is that they contain too much fragrance or problematic, sensitizing ingredients such as menthol, various forms of mint, citrus, or eucalyptus. All of these can lead to redness, razor bumps, and other signs of sensitivity.

This fragrance-free shaving cream offers a concentrated formula that produces a low lather and is easy to smooth over the beard area. Applying a thin layer to damp skin leads to a close shave without sensitivity, and the formula rinses easily from your razor blade and face, leaving skin feeling smooth.

If we have any hesitation about this formula it's that the pH is a bit higher than we would ideally like and what we typically recommend. But because this shave cream is so gentle in every other regard, the benefit of the beard-softening higher (more alkaline) pH seems a fair tradeoff.

Pros:
  • Fragrance-free formula.
  • Easy to apply, easy to rinse.
  • Leaves skin feeling smooth.
  • Soothing ingredients calms redness.
  • Concentrated cream formula minimizes the risk of razor burn.
Cons:
  • This has a higher (more alakline) pH than what we'd typically recommend for other rinse-off products like cleansers, but can be acceptable in a shave product.
Jar Packaging: No
Tested on animals: No

This innovative, ultra-soothing, and effective shave cream has a cushiony texture that ensures a close shave. The light formula rinses easily, leaving your skin comfortably smooth. This product contains no added dyes, is 100% fragrance-free.

Water (Aqua), Stearic Acid (texture-enhancing), Myristic Acid (texture-enhancing), Cocos Nucifera Oil (coconut oil/non-fragrant oil/emollient), Glycerin (hydration/skin replenishing), Potassium Hydroxide (pH adjuster), Allantoin (skin-soothing), Glycyrrhiza Glabra Root Extract (licorice extract/skin-soothing), Arctium Majus Root Extract (burdock extract/skin-soothing), Carnosine (antioxidant), Boerhavia Diffusa Root Extract (skin-soothing), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice (hydration/skin-soothing), Sodium Hydroxide (pH adjuster), Hydroxyphenyl Propamidobenzoic Acid (texture-enhancing), Disodium EDTA (stabilizer), Caprylyl Glycol (preservative), Butylene Glycol (hydration/penetrance enhancing), Phenoxyethanol (preservative), Benzalkonium Chloride (preservative).

Paula's Choice Skincare At-A-Glance

 

Paula's Choice Skincare was established in 1995 when best-selling beauty author and consumer advocate Paula Begoun (known as The Cosmetics Cop) decided to develop her own products.

As a natural evolution of Paula's personal mission to help consumers find the best products for their skin, the line has grown into an extensive range of skincare and makeup products that are formulated to meet the needs of almost every skin type and skin concern imaginable, from acne to wrinkles.

Paulas Choice Skincare relies on published research where available to discover the best ingredients for skin. Stable packaging is another feature of the brand, using innovative, opaque, and air-tight or air-restrictive components that keep antioxidants and other light- and air-sensitive ingredients from breaking down. The line is also 100% fragrance-free.

Disclosure: Paula Begoun is the creator of Beautypedia and founder of Paula's Choice Skincare products. Reviewing thousands of skincare and makeup products over the past 30 years, both on this site and in her best-selling books, Paula's mission has always been to help consumers find the best products possible for their skin. The Beautypedia Team proudly and unequivocally maintains this commitment. In addition, The Beautypedia Team reviews all products using the same rating standards and criteria, whether it is a Paula's Choice product or another brand.

Why are Paula's Choice Skincare products rated highly? The Paula's Choice Skincare Team would not launch a product unless it was worthy of a high rating from The Beautypedia Team. Paula and The Beautypedia Team were researching and reviewing products long before Paula's Choice Skincare ever existed and consumers were constantly requesting a skincare brand that met all of Beautypedias criteria. As a result, The Paula's Choice Skincare Team was created and uses the same research and criteria to formulate Paula's Choice products as The Beautypedia Team uses to review products.

For more information about Paula's Choice, call (800) 831-4088 or visit www.paulaschoice.com.

About the Experts

The Beautypedia team consists of skin care and makeup experts personally trained by the original Cosmetics Cop and best-selling beauty author, Paula Begoun. We’re fascinated by skin care and makeup products and thrilled when they meet or exceed our expectations, but we’re also disappointed when they fail to perform as claimed, are wildly overpriced, or contain ingredients scientific research has proven can hurt skin.

Our mission has always been to help you find the best products for your skin, no matter your budget or preferences. Beautypedia’s thorough and insightful reviews cut through the hype and provide reliable recommendations for all ages, skin types, and skin tones.

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