PC4Men 2% BHA Exfoliant
Lightweight liquid quickly calms redness and reduces red bumps. Perfect post-shave.
- Skin Type: All Skin Types
- Concern: Anti-Aging , 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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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.
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Thank you for submitting your review! It will be reviewed by our staff before it is posted.I write a review on behalf of my husband who has used Soothe & Smooth for a couple of months now. I have also tried this myself sometimes. This is the same product as Resist line's Pore-Refining Treatment that I've considered. I use 2% BHA liquid myself. My husband has somewhat oily skin like mine. He earlier got his skin irritated after every shaving. When he has used this as an aftershave he no longer has no irritation at all. No redness, no pimples. I can see an overall improvement in his skin. It is more smooth, not oily and the blackheads have diminished. When I've tried this I liked the consistency but product smells pretty bad. Husband has never complained. He only blames me for getting him hooked on the fairly pricey product. But this truly is a multitasking product. Try and see.I was given this product as a gift from PC customer service team, thank you so much for that!
This product is great! Before using this I used the 2% bha liquid and thought it was just OK. This one, however, is much much better! Its not sticky or shiny at all and compleatly dries after like 10 sec! Can't tell that i have anything on my face, wonderful!
The only thing that i didn't like about this product was the high price, thus only 4/5 stars!As a man I don't use many beauty products, but I want the few of them to be perfect: just like 'PC4MEN Soothe + Smooth' is for my skin!This is a wonderful product, and works perfectly as an aftershave. It really helps to calm the irritation I get from shaving. It's also good if you suffer from breakouts and blackheads.
The best bit though, is the dramatic difference in skintone. It immediately evens out uneven skintone!
It looks great too.
I only gave it 4 stars because it is a bit pricy for my taste.
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, helping 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).
Frequently asked questions
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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