Paula's Choice PC4MEN Nighttime Repair

Paula's Choice PC4MEN Nighttime Repair

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Type of product Night Moisturizer
Used in
3 Routines
Brand country
American United States

Description

  • cruelty-free night moisturizer that contains ceramides, peptides, retinoid and vitamin e.
  • it doesn't contain any harsh alcohols, common allergens, parabens, silicones or sulfates.
  • it does contain fragrances and oils.
  • it is likely to be good for anti aging and brightening skin.
  • it is fungal acne (malassezia) safe and reef safe.

Directions

Ideal for softening and smoothing the face, neck and eye area. At night, use as the last step in your skincare routine. For daytime, follow with a broad-spectrum sunscreen rated SPF 25 or greater.

Product Info

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alcohol-free
silicon-free
fragrance-free
sulfate-free
paraben-free
oil-free
fungal-acne safe
reef-safe
eu-allergen-free
vegan
cruelty-free

Ingredient Details

Here's a breakdown of the benefits, notable ingredients, and drawbacks that we found with Paula's Choice's PC4MEN Nighttime Repair.

Benefits (10)

Good For Oily Skin Icon
Good For Oily Skin
Reduces Redness Icon
Reduces Redness
Helps Reduce Irritation Icon
Helps Reduce Irritation
Good For Skin Texture Icon
Good For Skin Texture
Reduces Large Pores Icon
Reduces Large Pores
Good For Anti-Aging Icon
Good For Anti-Aging
Good For Dark Spots Icon
Good For Dark Spots
Good For Scar Healing Icon
Good For Scar Healing
Helps Fight Acne Icon
Helps Fight Acne
Helps Brighten Skin Icon
Helps Brighten Skin

Notable Ingredients (4)

Retinoid Icon
Retinoid
Vitamin E Icon
Vitamin E
Ceramides Icon
Ceramides
Peptides Icon
Peptides

Concerns (3)

May Worsen Dry Skin Icon
May Worsen Dry Skin
May Cause Acne Icon
May Cause Acne
May Cause Irritation Icon
May Cause Irritation

Paula's Choice PC4MEN Nighttime Repair Ingredients Explained

This product contains 28 ingredients. Click on any ingredient to learn more about it

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Skin Conditioning, Solvent
Also known as: Aqua, Eau, Purified Water, Aqua / Water, Distilled Water, Deionized Water
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Water is the most common cosmetic ingredient of all. It often makes up the largest portion of a product, and is thus typically found at (or near) the top of an ingredients list.

In most cases, the purpose of water within an ingredient list is to act as a solvent - this means it's there to help dissolve other ingredients into the formulation.

Water also happens to be necessary for all life on Earth. If you see this, drink a glass of water. Stay hydrated!

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2
Emollient, Skin Conditioning

Skin-conditioning agent, emollient, and solvent that helps to improve the absorption of other ingredients.

It is derived via either synthetic or animal sources.

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3
Humectant, Skin Conditioning, Skin Protecting, Solvent
Also known as: Vegetable Glycerin
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An organic, colorless, odorless, and non-toxic compound that has antimicrobial and antiviral properties. It acts a humectant in skincare products, meaning it helps skin retain moisture by pulling moisture from the air.

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Also known as: Octyl Stearate, 2-Ethylhexyl Stearate

2-Ethylhexyl stearate

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5
Emollient, Emulsifying, Skin Conditioning

We don't have a description for Cocoglycerides.

6
Also known as: Shea Butter
Community rating: Mixed

Butyrospermum Parkii Butter is the fat obtained from the fruit of the Shea Tree, Butyrospernum parkii, Sapotaceae.

Shea butter has a moisturizing effect and has been is rumored to be a favorite of Cleopatra.

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7
Emollient, Skin Conditioning
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Squalane is an emollient that helps the skin retain moisture. It's an oily liquid that occurs naturally in certain types of fish and plant oils.

Squalane also happens to be naturally occurring within the sebum of our skin - it's part of the natural oils our skin produces to keep itself hydrated.

Squalane is known to be non-irritating (even at 100% concentration).

It's a fantastic ingredient that hydrates the skin superbly and is suitable for those with sensitive skin.

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8
Absorbent, Emollient, Emulsion Stabilising, Skin Conditioning

We don't have a description for Sodium Polyacrylate.

9
Emollient, Emulsifying, Skin Conditioning

We don't have a description for Lecithin.

10
Skin Conditioning
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We don't have a description for Adenosine.

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Skin Conditioning
Community rating: Loved

Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1 is a peptide.

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12
Skin Conditioning
Also known as: Ceramide NP,1,3,4-Octadecanetriol, 2-Octadecanamide,Stearoyl-C18-Phytosphingosine,Stearoyl-4-Hydroxysphinganine
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Ceramide NP is one type of ceramide.

Ceramides are intercellular lipids naturally found in our skin that bonds dead skin cells together to create a barrier. They are known for their ability to hold water and thus are a great ingredient for dry skin.

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13
Skin Conditioning
Also known as: Vitamin A
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Retinol, AKA Vitamin A. Unlike AHA's, retinol does not remove the top layer of old and dead skin cells. Instead, it travels directly to the middle layer and gets to work. It neutralizes free radicals, boosting elastin and collagen production. This in turn makes retinol effective in removing fine lines, wrinkles, and enlarged pores.

Retinol is sensitive to breakdown when exposed to sun and air. It will also make your skin more sensitive to the sun, so it is recommended to wear SPF after applying retinol.

It is not recommended to use any retinols while pregnant. Retinol may cause irritation in some people.

Read about Tretinoin

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14
Astringent, Masking, Tonic
Also known as: Pomegranate Extract

We don't have a description for Punica Granatum Extract.

15
Astringent, Skin Conditioning
Also known as: Tea Oil Camellia

Camellia Oleifera Leaf Extract is the extract of the leaves of Camellia Oleifera, Theaceae

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16
Bleaching, Emollient, Perfuming, Skin Conditioning, Smoothing, Soothing
Also known as: Licorice
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Glycyrrhiza Glabra Root Extract is an extract of the roots of the Licorice, Glycyrrhiza glabra L., Leguminosae.

Extracts of licorice have demonstrated to have antibacterial, anti‐inflammatory, antiviral, antioxidant properties.

Read more: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7167772/

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Tetrahydrodiferuloylmethane is an antioxidant.

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18
Antioxidant, Skin Conditioning

Tetrahydrodemethoxydiferuloylmethane is an antioxidant.

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19
Antioxidant, Skin Conditioning

Tetrahydrobisdemethoxydiferuloylmethane is an antioxidant.

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20
Antioxidant, Skin Conditioning
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Tocopheryl Acetate is AKA Vitamin E. It is an antioxidant and protects your skin from free radicals. Free radicals damage the skin by breaking down collagen.

One study found using Tocopheryl Acetate with Vitamin C decreased the number of sunburned cells.

Tocopheryl Acetate is commonly found in both skincare and dietary supplements.

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21
Masking, Skin Conditioning
Also known as: German Chamomile Flower Oil
Community rating: Liked

Chamomilla Recutita Flower Extract is an extract of the flowerheads of the matricaria, Chamomilla recutita (L.), Compositae

Chamomille is rich in antioxidants and helps soothe skin.

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22
Skin Conditioning

We don't have a description for Glycine Soja Seed Extract.

23
Emollient, Perfuming, Skin Conditioning

Glycine Soja Oil is a fragrance and is an oil.

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24
Humectant, Masking, Skin Conditioning, Solvent
Also known as: Bg
Community rating: Mixed

Butylene Glycol (or BG) is used within cosmetic products for a few different reasons:

  • It is a solvent, meaning that it helps to dissolve other ingredients. This also enhances the absorption of the product into one's skin.
  • It is a humectant, which means that it helps attract moisture into the skin.
  • It helps improve product application.

Overall, Butylene Glycol is a safe and well-rounded ingredient. It is unlikely to irritate skin, and works well with pretty much all other ingredients.

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25
Humectant, Skin Conditioning, Solvent
Also known as: 1,2-Dihydroxypropane, 1,2-Propanediol, Methyl Glycol, And Trimethyl Glycol
Community rating: Disliked

An odorless, colorless liquid used as a humectant, meaning it helps skin retain moisture.
Within a product, it helps deliver actives and also protects it from melting or freezing.

Propylene Glycol is considered an organic alcohol and commonly added into both cosmetics and foods.

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We don't have a description for Glyceryl Polymethacrylate.

27
Emulsifying, Emulsion Stabilising, Gel Forming, Skin Conditioning

Xanthan gum is used as a stabilizer and thickener within cosmetic products. It helps give products a sticky, thick feeling - preventing them from being too runny.

On the technical side of things, xanthan gum is a polysaccharide - a combination consisting of multiple sugar molecules bonded together.

Xanthan gum is a pretty common and great ingredient. It is a natural, non-toxic, non-irritating ingredient that is also commonly used in food products.

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Preservative
Also known as: 2-Phenoxyethanol
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Phenoxyethanol has germicide, antimicrobial, and aromatic properties. In studies, Phenoxyethanol has been found to prevent germ and microbial growth. By itself, it has a scent similar to roses.

Phenoxyethanol is commonly used with Caprylyl Glycol to preserve the shelf life of products.

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