Paula's Choice PC4MEN Nighttime Repair
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- 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.
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.
Ingredient List (28)
Water • Dicaprylyl Carbonate • Glycerin • Ethylhexyl Stearate • Cocoglycerides • Butyrospermum Parkii Butter • Squalane • Sodium Polyacrylate • Lecithin • Adenosine • Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1 • Ceramide NP • Retinol • Punica Granatum Extract • Camellia Oleifera Leaf Extract • Glycyrrhiza Glabra Root Extract • Tetrahydrodiferuloylmethane • Tetrahydrodemethoxydiferuloylmethane • Tetrahydrobisdemethoxydiferuloylmethane • Tocopheryl Acetate • Chamomilla Recutita Flower Extract • Glycine Soja Seed Extract • Glycine Soja Oil • Butylene Glycol • Propylene Glycol • Glyceryl Polymethacrylate • Xanthan Gum • PhenoxyethanolJump to Ingredients Explained
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Notable Ingredients (4)
Paula's Choice PC4MEN Nighttime Repair Ingredients Explained
This product contains 28 ingredients. Click on any ingredient to learn more about it
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!
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.
We don't have a description for Cocoglycerides.
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.
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.
We don't have a description for Sodium Polyacrylate.
We don't have a description for Lecithin.
We don't have a description for Adenosine.
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.
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
We don't have a description for Punica Granatum Extract.
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.
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.
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.
We don't have a description for Glycine Soja Seed Extract.
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.
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.
We don't have a description for Glyceryl Polymethacrylate.
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.
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.