PC4Men Face Wash

What It Does:
  • Quickly washes away dirt and excess oil
  • Cleanses skin without drying
  • Thorough but Gentle Cleansing
  • Helps soothe sensitive skin
  • Visibly lessening redness and rough skin

Who This Product Is For

PC4MEN Face Wash is suitable for all skin types. All "men's" cleansers are cleansers formulated & packaged to be ideal for the lifestyle of men, as the human skin is essentially undifferentiated.

How It Compares
  • This soap-free gel cleanser delivers is the most ideal for men looking for a no-frills cleanser.
  • It is a great starter option for those with no prior preference for any cleanser.
  • This cleanser is also suitable for females.
  • The Skin Balancing / Hydralight Cleanser offers the same benefits for those with oily/combination skin.
  • The Clear Pore Normalizing Cleanser is excellent if Acne is your premimary concern.
  • For Sensitive Skin, opt for the Calm Cleansers.
  • This cleanser has a gel texture.
  • This cleanser is most similar to the Earth Sourced Cleansing Gel.
  • The Resist Perfectly Balanced Foaming Cleanser is formulated with a richer blend of antioxidants for Oily Skin.
  • The Resist Optimal Resulst Hydrating Cleanser is formulated with a richer blend of antioxidants for Dry Skin.

Key Ingredients

  • Function
    Skin Types
    Skincare Routine
    First Step, Before Toner
    Allergy Information
  • Water (Aqua), Decyl Glucoside (cleansing), Glycerin (hydration/skin replenishing), Sodium Cocoamphoacetate (cleansing), Lauryl Glucoside (cleansing), Xanthan Gum (texture-enhancing), Coco-Glucoside (cleansing), Glucose (hydration), Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate (cleansing), Sodium Lauryl Glucose Carboxylate (cleansing), Glyceryl Oleate (texture-enhancing), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice (hydration/skin-soothing), Carrageenan (texture-enhancing), Sodium Phytate (stabilizer), Citric Acid (pH adjuster), Ethylhexylglycerin (texture-enhancing), Phenoxyethanol (preservative), Potassium Sorbate (preservative)


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  • Wet face and apply a small amount of cleanser to your face and eye area with vigorous, yet gentle, circular motions. Rinse well. To remove heavy makeup, repeat or use with a clean, wet washcloth. Detailed instructions on how/when to apply your Paula's Choice products can be found in our How to Put Together Your Own Skincare Routine article.
  • Can I use PC4Men Face Wash as my shampoo?

    You can, yes, but it's best reserved for facial use. A regular shampoo is a better bet for guys especially if they use styling products (like pomades or waxes) as PC4Men Face Wash isn’t strong enough to remove buildup from these types of products. Even if you don’t use heavier hairstyling products, washing with our All Over Hair and Body Shampoo would work for that dual action in the shower.

    How does PC4Men Face Wash differ from other Paula's Choice cleansers?

    Our PC4Men Face Wash is actually identical to our Earth Sourced Cleanser, except for the packaging and the placement in our men’s line. While most of our cleansers are a balanced mix of beneficial natural and synthetic ingredients designed for specific skin types, PC4Men Face Wash was formulated for all skin types. Like all Paula’s Choice cleansers, PC4Men Face Wash is designed to be water-soluble, cleanse gently yet thoroughly, and is fragrance- and colorant-free, because that’s what’s best for 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 (re: 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!

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