The van der Hagen family hails from Holland, where they owned a windmill and farmed. They moved to America in 1905 and began a specialty soap company, which developed into the premier specialty soap manufacturer in the world. Some of their clients for soaps and premium shave products for men include Avon, Harrods (UK), Bath & Body Works, Liz Claiborne, The Body Shop (UK), Michael Jordan , Boots (UK), O. Boticario (Brazil), Elizabeth Arden, Walt Disney, Estee Lauder and Warner Bros.
The Luxury Shave Set is a terrific ‘throwback’ item that any man worth his beard will love to find under the tree this year. This shaving set has everything he will need for a beautifully close shave:
• 100 percent pure badger brush to lather in luxury
• Classic monogrammed apothecary mug
• Hypoallergenic shave soap
• Combination brush & razor stand
Don’t forget to also pick up the Traditional Safety Razor ($20). Wow, I remember my dad using this kind of razor…and then in later years bemoaning the fact that he could find them any longer. This razor is made with heavy-duty chrome plated brass. It has a smaller handle, which makes for a better grip while shaving. It includes 5 double edge, Teflon-coated razor blades. The stainless steel blades prevent ingrown hairs, and the back of the cartridge actually holds used blades, quite a clever feature!
- Chrome-plated razor
- Butterfly opening
- Pack of 5 double edge, Teflon-coated, ice tempered stainless steel blades
The van der Hagen soaps are all made in small batches using their own unique kettle process. The shave soap has humectants like shea, mango and cocoa butters which means a closer shave without nicks, cuts, or ingrown hairs.
My husband absolutely LOVES this shaving set. The first time he used it he said, “This is going to make me want to shave more often!” And guess what? He really does because it’s such a kick to use this retro set. That makes me happy because it leaves his skin really soft and smooth and let’s face it – that makes for much better kissing.
If you are looking for something a little ‘out of the box’ for him this holiday, here’s your answer – get him a van der Hagen Luxury Shave Set and Traditional Safety Razor. He is going to love you for it. – Lisa