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VAN DER HAGEN STORY

VAN DER HAGEN STORY




More than a century ago—a time before the gel-to-foam shave creams in a can—in an era where all a man needed was a high-quality shaving brush and frothy shave soap in a bowl to catch a dame’s attention, Pappy Van der Hagen and his family moved from Lith, Holland, to the land of opportunity: America. It was here where the spirit of Van der Hagen was born, and here where it continues to thrive.

Van der Hagen is one of the premier specialty bar soap manufacturers in the world. The Van der Hagens have produced soaps for many of the most respected companies in the personal care industry.

Van der Hagen Enterprises owes its renowned reputation as producers of the finest quality soaps to its use of an old-fashioned kettle process. During this process, we carefully add selected ingredients to a heated kettle at exacting temperatures. Once complete, our molded soaps are cooled and packed by hand. The result: a unique formula which contains over 40% humectant moisturizers. 

The kettle process is more labor intensive, and the finer ingredients more expensive, but the results speak for themselves. Van der Hagen shave soaps not only provide for the closest shave, but they are also hypoallergenic and rinse more completely than typical soaps, leaving your face feeling soft and smooth.

Men across the nation are getting back to shaving basics, thanks to Van der Hagen’s traditional wet shaving tools, such as the boar and badger shave brushes, pure, kettle-processed shave soaps, ceramic shave bowls and more. The brand’s back-to-basics, retro-inspired shave products are not for quirks, but for functionality. Each product is made from the purest ingredients and designed to deliver the closest, cleanest shave possible.

Like a fine wine, Van der Hagen shave soaps are handmade batch by batch. Combining the tried and true method of kettle processing with pure ingredients, Van der Hagen shave soaps won’t clog pores or blades, and they give a superior razor glide. Our premium shave brushes offer gentle, exfoliating application, while our ceramic bowls bring efficiency and class. No, there are no gimmicks here—just effective, quality products at an affordable price. Available in two ranges, luxury and premium, Van der Hagen shave tools are now available at mass retailers nationwide as well as online.

If a Van der Hagen bowl and brush worked for your grandfather, you better believe they’ll work for you. So, carry on the tradition and stop trying to fix what was never broken to begin with. It’s time to start shaving like a Van der Hagen man.