Barbara's Product Reviews & Giveaways

September 28, 2012 9:52 AM

Van der Hagen Shaving Kit for hubby

[The winner of this giveaway is Hannah Elise. Thanks to all who entered - I wish I had one for each of you! And thanks to Van der Hagen for sponsoring it. You may purchase the Van der Hagen Shaving Kit at Amazon]

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I was so excited to receive this beautiful Shaving Set - a perfect blend of traditional and modern - to review. Years ago, Tripp went through a period where he used a brush and soap and lathered up the old-fashioned way. He seemed to enjoy it immensely - sort of a zen-like experience. Sometimes we forget that in opting for the quick and convenient, we lost those small moments of self-indulgence - not the big materialistic ones, but the kind where we linger an extra moment or two and find a small oasis of tranquility.

So I plan to put this away for Tripp for Christmas. While at some point in our hectic parenthood, he must have given up those extra minutes, I'm guessing that where we are in our lives now he would be ready to pick up this lovely habit again.

Plus, I get to host a giveaway for a set like this for a MommyLife reader:

Guys get the Granddaddy of All Shaves with Van Der Hagen Enterprises' Premium Shave Tools

Austin, TX (PRWEB) August 21, 2012 -- With more than a hundred years experience and available at retailers nationwide, van der Hagen Enterprises, manufacturer of premium shave products for men, is declaring granddads had it right from the start: a bowl and a brush has always been the better way to shave. The familyowned company's handmade, retro-inspired products make for a more cushioned, precise, and functional shave at an affordable price.

For over 20 years, the van der Hagen family has been the world's premier specialty bar soap manufacturer. Their products include quality badger and boar bristle brushes, scented and unscented shave soaps, monogrammed shaving bowls, post shave balms and lotions, face scrub, and more. Each van der Hagen soap is kettle processed and handmade with the highest grade fatty acids and pure ingredients like Mango, Cocoa Butter, and Glycerin. Plus, dapper johns have their pick of either van der Hagen's Classic line or Luxury line, depending on their fancy.

"van der Hagen shave products aren't designed with any gimmick in mind," says Marty van der Hagen, President of van der Hagen Enterprises. "For centuries, men have been using a self-lathering shave soap and brush to get the shave they desire; there was never a need for fancy gel-to-foam creams then and there still isn't now. Our consensus is if it was good enough for your grandfather, it is good enough for you. Why fix what was never broken to begin with?"

Despite the brand's old timey feel, van der Hagen Enterprises' back to basics approach is not for quirks, but for functionality. Research shows that applying a shave soap with brush not only exfoliates skin, but it also lifts whiskers in a way which results in a much closer and more cushioned shave. In addition, van der Hagen Enterprises' kettle processed shave soaps and formulas make for superior razor glide, rinse clean, and won't clog razors or pores. Much like a well-poured draft beer, van der Hagen's shave suite gives men a taste of the frothy, consistent, and smooth.

"All of our soaps are made a batch at a time from quality, American-made ingredients in our Texas-based factory," says van der Hagen. "However, while we have maintained the time-tested, quality-driven hand-made process of the past, we have also incorporated many modern technologies to ensure our products are nonirritating, non-comedogenic, and as pure as possible."

Now, more and more men are telling their aluminum shave cans to scram and getting with the times...the old times, that is. As Pappy van der Hagen might say, "Keep your shoes shined, your hair combed, and always shave with a bowl and a brush." It's time to start shaving like a man.

For more information, please visit Van der Hagen.

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What a wonderful gift for any man in our lives (fathers, husbands, adult sons, etc)!

Posted by: silver | September 28, 2012 7:39 PM

How nice!

Posted by: Sandra | September 28, 2012 9:12 PM

My husband would love this!

Posted by: Kelly | September 28, 2012 9:15 PM

What a great Christmas gift! Thanks for the opportunity to win.

Posted by: karen | September 28, 2012 9:23 PM

This sounds like a great present for my husband, too !

Posted by: dee | September 28, 2012 9:30 PM

I would love this for hubby!

Posted by: Shannon | September 28, 2012 10:53 PM

How neat! My husband would love this as a gift. Thanks so much!

Posted by: annie | September 29, 2012 1:08 PM

What a fun surprise this would be for my husband. Thanks!

Posted by: Lynn in AK | September 29, 2012 3:14 PM

Looks neat....thanks for the opportunity to win!

Posted by: Sherry | September 29, 2012 3:30 PM

Would LOVE to give this to my son or hubby for Christmas!

Posted by: Carol | September 30, 2012 1:49 PM

I have been looking for a set like this to give my husband for Christmas this year!

Posted by: j dan | October 1, 2012 8:04 AM

I had actually looked at these before, and would love to have one to give as a gift. Thanks!

Posted by: Nana | October 2, 2012 9:23 PM

Great christmas gift!

Posted by: stacy | October 3, 2012 11:48 AM

Would love to give this to my husband. :)

Posted by: Hannah Elise | October 3, 2012 9:40 PM

My husband has been looking for something like this! What a great Christmas present!! Thanks!

Posted by: Joani | October 4, 2012 11:53 AM

Would love to gift this to a man in my life! : )

Posted by: Diane | October 6, 2012 1:15 PM

Great Christmas gift idea!

Posted by: Mel | October 7, 2012 3:40 PM


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