I received a van der Hagen Luxury Shave Set sample for the purpose of reviewing. Opinions and stories are my own.~
Do you have a manly man in your life or perhaps a new graduate that needs to start practicing to be a real man? Enter van der Hagen Enterprises, the manufacturer of premium shave products for men, touting the tools used by the most masculine men we know: our grandfathers. Back in the old old days our grandfathers would whip up their shave soap with a boar bristle brush and shaved with a straight razor and now the tradition can be passed onto younger generations.
The Luxury Shave Set includes:
- A moisture-rich, hypoallergenic puck of the brand’s Deluxe Shave Soap
- A hand-dipped ceramic shave bowl
- A 100 percent natural boar bristle brush
The van der Hagen Enterprises owes it’s renowned reputation as producers of the finest quality soaps to their use of the old fashioned kettle process. During this process, carefully selected ingredients are added to a heated kettle by a master compounder according to exacting temperatures. Once complete, the thin liquid is poured into molds, run through a cooling tunnel and hand packed. The result? A unique formula, which contains over 40% humectant moisturizers. In addition, the Deluxe Shave Soap contains Aloe Vera & Shea Butter and the Glycerin Shave Soap contains Vitamin E & Oat Extract.
The kettle process is obviously more labor intensive and their use of finer ingredients means the final products are more luxurious but according to my husband, who is the one that shaves his face, the results speak for themselves. He feels that it offers the closest shave leaving his face feeling soft and smooth. I did the touch test and his face felt amazingly smooth. With Father’s Day coming up and boys graduating high school and college this shave kit would be the perfect man gift.