Editor's TipEditor's Tip

Every now and again (twice weekly, really), your skin needs a deep clean. Try Alchimie Forever Gentle Refining Scrub.

Alchimie Forever

Birchbox Breakdown

We appreciate the bracing sting of an old-fashioned aftershave, but that alcoholic cheek-splashing of yore isn’t always doing your skin favors. Consider instead this antioxidant-packed gel. Chock-full of good-for-you ingredients—and free of parabens, sulfate, dyes, and animal byproducts—this best-selling product not only calms irritated skin, it also keeps shine in check and reverses free radical damage.

How it Works

This botanical blend of green tea, tomato, rosemary, and turmeric reduces skin inflammation and redness, reverses the effects of UV exposure, rejuvenates skin cells, and keeps your skin’s natural oil production in balance.

How to Use

Apply to clean face and neck morning and evening. Use as a postshave treatment to prevent razor burn and ingrown hairs, even on a shaved scalp, or layer beneath sunscreen as a second line of defense against UV rays. Over-exposed? This multi-purpose gel also works as an after-sun soother.

Water/Aqua, Panthenol, Glycerin, Polyacrylamide, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Curcuma Longa (Turmeric) Roots Extract, Solanum Lycopersicum (Tomato Fruit Powder, Menthol, Laureth-7, Isopropyl Myristate, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Potassium Sorbate, Polyglyceryl-4 Caprate, Sodium Lactate, Chlorphenesin, Alcohol, Fragrance/Parfum, Linalool, Limonene

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

Miracle Gel!

I have very sensitive skin so when I shave my neck I almost always get razor burn, no matter how much I lather up and whichever direction I shave. I tried this stuff in my box, which came with two single-use packets and I can say that it cleared up the razor burn on my neck so good that I've never seen it look this good (as long as I can remember at least!)

It is pricey, but even Amazon is selling it for the same price here so at least my points will help lower the cost a bit.

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Great Product...Slightly Pricey

I received a sample in my November box. I tried it the next morning and ordered it the same afternoon.
I could tell a difference in my skin after the first use. The fragrance is light fades quickly. The scent is slightly reminiscent of "Cool Water".
I hate that I love this product since it is a bit on the pricey side. Oh well...I'm worth it!

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Alchemie forever antioxidant skin repair gel

Unlike other gels, this one did not leave my skin sticky. It nicely moisturizers without feeling too heavy. The fragrance is relatively mild, and won't compete with your cologne.

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Not bad, not great

I liked the fact that this wasn't a stinging aftershave, but it didn't really do much to sooth my skin. Free radical repair sounds fancy, but I need a little more to justify the price.

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Does a great job

After using this for several days, I believe I can tell a difference in my skin. It looks brighter and clearer. This gel goes on easily and has a good smell. Overall I would say this is a high-quality product.

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