Post Shave Repair Gel

All Skin Types, including Sensitive Skin

A refreshing alcohol-free after shave gel to nourish and soothe skin.

Discontinued product

We regret to inform you that this formula has been discontinued.

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What It Is

Our lightweight formula, with 90% Aloe Vera, nourishes and soothes skin after you shave. Refresh your skin with a cooling, alcohol-free after shave gel.

What It’s Good For

  • Soothes and comforts skin after shaving and helps fight razor burn and sensitivity
  • Leaves skin feeling comfortable and refreshed
  • Alcohol-free
  • For men’s shaving

Key Ingredients

How To Apply

How to Use

How To Apply
  • Massage a small amount of alcohol-free after shave gel onto freshly-cleansed skin in upward, circular motions
  • Avoid the immediate eye area
  • Can be used day or night
  • Discover Kiehl’s men’s shaving products including our beloved brushless shave cream


Future Made Better

True to our founding family’s mission, we strive to improve the quality of the communities we serve by reducing our
environmental impact, formulating responsibly, and supporting charitable causes. This formula is made with:
Responsible Formulation
Sustainable Sourcing

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Rated 1 out of 5 by from How is this a suitable replacement for the after-shave balm ? Let me add another voice to the chorus calling for the return of the ultimate after-shave balm. That wonderful product was my introduction to Kiehl's and I've been a loyal customer for years. You have eliminated the one item I found absolutely essential from your product line. Like others have noted, you can imagine my enthusiasm for replacing your ultimate after shave balm that worked flawlessly for years, with the two-step process of a gel followed by some inferior moisturizer. Inefficient and ineffective - perfect.
Date published: 2015-07-27
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Please bring back the Ultimate Men's after shave balm In my opinion, this product is not at all a good substitution for the Ultimate Men's after shave balm. I have been using the utlimate balm for years and now I'm going to be lost and very disappointed when I run out. First they got rid of the after shave balm (that was green and great) and now the ultimate after shave balm. I also noticed they got rid of the close shavers formula. What's going on. If I could have one requested it would be at least bring back the Utlimate men's after shave balm.
Date published: 2015-02-03
Rated 1 out of 5 by from This product is not worth $1 So, we went from having two great aftershave products which were discontuned to be left with this! I'm not sure who is buying this or why they still make it. Who is making the executive decisions on what men like to use? It does not keep the skin moisturized and certainly does not compare fractionally to its predecessor . It's time to either bring back the "close shavers squadron " ultimate men's aftershave balm & multi purpose facial formula! Or make another quality product! What we have now is far from good !
Date published: 2016-04-15
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Poor Substitute Kiehl's touts this as a replacement for a discontinued product called the Men's Ultimate After-Shave Balm. It is a very poor replacement. Post Shave Repair Gel goes on thin, has no soothing effect, and actually dries out the skin. (They even say to follow with "your favorite moisturizer.") The odor is cloying: like a cross between spearmint gum and freshly gnawed alfalfa cud. It's not a terrible product, but the After Shave Balm was an outstanding product. I wish Kiehl's would offer both.
Date published: 2014-11-20
Rated 1 out of 5 by from If you liked any of the previous iterations, you'll HATE this new one. Let me see... I have been using Kiehl's for years. It seems to me that they have always fussed with this product, or let me say, the after save cream. Five or so before this. I remember a yellow one with and without (red or blue dot), a light yellow, a green, and now this. This product doesn't make the mark. If you put it on, as I do, after the blue astringent, it clots up with little balls of product. If you wait until the blue astringent is dry, then it feels like a plastic face mask.
Date published: 2015-01-05
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Balm please First you got rid of the Centella face wash, then removed the SPF from the Creme De Corps Light Weight Moisturizer and now this? I don't know what is happening in your labs but it is driving me away as a customer. I now look to other brands when at one time I used exclusively Kiehl's products. I recommend you heed the advice of the reviewers here and bring back the balm. This product is over priced aloe. We want the good stuff.
Date published: 2015-04-14
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Bring back Kiehls Ultimate Men's After Shave Balm I purchase this product after running out of Kiehls Ultimate Men's After Shave Balm. 1st thing, this product leaves your face too tight and its not comfortable on your face. 2nd thing, you need two products to do the job Kiehls Ultimate Men's After Shave Balm did as it doesn't contain any SPF. After two weeks, I just returned this product. Please bring back Kiehls Ultimate Men's After Shave Balm or i will need to look for another alternative.
Date published: 2015-09-21
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Please bring back Ultimate Men's After-Shave Balm I stopped in today today to get the product that I have been using for years in its various incarnations. I can't believe how different this one is. I compared it with the remaining cream I have left and it is so obviously inferior that I am amazed. I never used other products for my face but if they don't bring back a version of the after-shave cream I have used for years I will be out there trying out the competition until I find something I can live with. Besides a thin unpleasant feeling I hate the floral smell. I really enjoyed the neutral quality of the original. I wasn't sure about it when they added the menthol a few years back, but I ended up loving that refreshing quality. This product has a fake fragrance that reminds me of so many lesser brands on the market. Please bring back the product I love with all the interesting oils that gave it its wonderful qualities!
Date published: 2015-01-07
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Bring back the Ultimate Balm - please!! The Ultimate Balm was terrific - the Repair Gel is a very poor replacement. Bring back the Balm and make tens/hundreds of thousands of men your loyal customers for life! After using the Repair Gel, my skin feels a bit... tight, tacky, stiff - almost plastic. The Ultimate Balm was fantastic; rich, creamy, smooth and left my skin feeling cool, comfortable, moisturized, soft. Bring back the Ultimate Balm!!
Date published: 2015-03-05
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Doesn't Feel Good to Use - Bring Back the Pleasure of Shaving (and yes, Bring Back the Balm) I have tried to be measured in my response to the many Kiehl's product eliminations of the past 10 years. I used to be a stalwart brand advocate, but the new ownership makes it tough to keep loving them. Here is yet another example. I, too, was a balm user, and liked the feeling of a BALM on my skin after shaving. This formulation is thin and flimsy and light in a cheap-feeling way, and doesn't help calm the skin after use. The After-Shave Balm and the Men's Alchohol-Free After Toner were my pleasurable after shave products that soothed and made me feel ready. With the elimination of both, Kiehl's has taken much of the pleasure out of shaving that their much-admired and previous products afforded. My favorite is when Kiehl's Customer Service tries to appease me by saying, "We know how upsetting it can be when one of our favorite products is discontinued; have you considered ...?" Really? And, Yes. That is why I'm complaining. Your other offerings don't cut it.
Date published: 2015-05-31
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Bring back the balm One more voice here. Used your creamy balm for many years and it did the job as both an post shave tightener and a great moisturizer. I'd apply cream that's about the size of a dime and then I'm on my way. The gel is just ok as a post-shave "repair." But I'm supposed to let it dry and then put another cream over that? Just a little too much work. Or are the Kiehl's marketing guys just trying to sell another product? Bring the balm back...
Date published: 2015-05-14
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Horrible As much as I'd like to have good things to say about this product, I can't think of any. Every time I've tried to use this product after shaving, my skin feels filmy and gross. At this point in time, there is no good alternative that Kiehl's has to offer for an aftershave. If you do end up getting this, try to use a tiny tiny amount.
Date published: 2016-04-19
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Nothing compared to Ultimate Mens After Shave Balm and Moisturizer You're probably looking for a substitute to the awesome Kiehl's Ultimate Mens After Shave Balm and Moisturizer. Well, this isn't it. Pretty sure the only option is to find the balm on other retails if there's any left or hope that Kiehl's brings it back. This slimy replacement isn't worth your time. This feels greasy and leaves a residue.
Date published: 2016-05-15
Rated 1 out of 5 by from I agree--bring back the Ultimate Mens After Shave Balm and Moisturizer I've been using Kiehl's products for years, and this is the 1st time I've been disappointed. This stuff just doesn't work. It actually beads up when I put it on my face. The Ultimate Mens After Shave Balm and Moisturizer spoiled me, and I want it back!!!
Date published: 2015-03-13
Rated 1 out of 5 by from I guess you blew it...again What more can I say. The other reviews tell the story—a poor, uncalled for substitute for a good product. This is not the first time Kiehl's has blown it since becoming just another cosmetics company. Suggest you take a look at your original mission and customers wants and needs and not so much about what everybody else is doing.
Date published: 2015-06-30
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Disappointed again.... I am a big Kiehl's fan, but you have once again replaced one of my favorite products with an inferior substitute. I am willing to pay top dollar for quality products, but you are turning me away from your product line and forcing me to find another line of lotions and related products that will consistently deliver. If I could have done so I would have given this product "0" hearts. Bring back the balm!
Date published: 2015-10-25
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Why? For years, Kiehl's prodded a very effective post-shave moisturizer for men. Not long ago, they replaced it with this sludge. When you slather this on your neck after a shave, it produces what can be best described as "neck lint" -- small white particles that are nearly impossible to get off the skin. After nearly two decades of performing the Kiehl's regiment of White Eagle, Astringent and Post-Shave moisturizer, I'm now in the market for a different set of products.
Date published: 2016-07-04
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Nowhere as good as the balm The problem is the product is not bad, it is just not as good as the balm. The gel goes on easily and smells decent but does not give that 'ahhhh' feeling like the balm. Now that I know better, an OK product just wont do. Sorry Kiehls, but I am going to shop around to find something comparable to the old balm. Perhaps Art of Shaving?
Date published: 2015-03-01
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Ultimate Balm is still best This aloe left residue on my face. The ultimate balm is still best. Been using it for a decade and they called it wraps. Now I don't even want to bother with other Kiehls products.
Date published: 2015-03-24
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not Even Close Please bring back the Ultimate Shave Balm. At least e-mail an explanation why that is not available anymore.
Date published: 2015-02-05
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Disappointment Bring back the Ultimate After-Shave Balm. Great product - don't know why you replaced it.
Date published: 2015-08-28
Date published: 2015-03-15
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Worthless I was shocked with the drugstore cheapness of this aftershave. Until Kiehl's brings back the wonderful Multi Purpose Facial Formula for Men or its equivalent I will not buy any Kiehl's product. Why this company would discontinue such an excellent product and replace it with a vastly inferior one is beyond my comprehension.
Date published: 2015-09-25
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Please please please bring back the Ultimate Men's After Shave Balm The Ultimate Men's After Shave Balm and Moisturizer was my favorite Kiehl's product and the best after shave product I've ever found. Please bring it back. This is a poor substitute!
Date published: 2015-10-01
Rated 1 out of 5 by from This needs negative hearts There isn't too much to say about this product other than it's horrible. I would like to give this negative stars/hearts if it was possible. Hopefully they bring back the balm.
Date published: 2015-05-31
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Please bring back the balm! The balm was great and this is a poor substitute in every way - the skin becomes dry and it smells terrible.
Date published: 2015-03-29
Rated 1 out of 5 by from the trend continues Horrible product. Does nothing for my skin. I echo the sentiments of those who have said that the Ultimate After Shave Balm was the best thing going. That was one great product. However, as has been an all to frequent trend, you keep changing or discontinuing great products. What is your thinking? Have you ever heard of the saying "Don't reinvent the wheel?" If so, apply the principle to your proven winners and favorites.
Date published: 2016-03-04
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Terrible. Why did they get rid of the old formula? DO NOT BUY - TERRIBLE
Date published: 2014-12-16
Rated 1 out of 5 by from BRING BACK ULTIMATE AFTERSHAVE BALM This is a horrible product that replaced the best aftershave product I have ever used - the men's ultimate aftershave balm.
Date published: 2015-01-21
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not that bad...but not great either My reaction to this product isn't as negative as those of the other reviewers. Even so, I have to agree that the prior Kiehl's balm, now discontinued, was the superior product. It felt like it was doing much more for the skin than this one, and the sensation was more tangible. A representative at my local store surmised that the old balm was not selling well enough to be continued. I hope that was not the case; I too would like to see it come back.
Date published: 2014-12-30
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