The cosmetics company R. Neuner, based in Hall in Tirol, continues to produce unchanged to this day in the formulation, l’Eau de Cologne ALT-INNSBRUCK. It is the result of an ancient and simple recipe from the year 1953, particularly prized by lovers of tobacco, and could be found for decades only in old hairdressing parlours around the Austrian town of Innsbruck.
Anonima Barbieri is a line of products for men 100% made in Italy, produced by a team of professional barbers who have come together sharing their personal experiences and knowledge handed down for generations. As true artisans, these modern barbers aim to exalt and transmit the passion for the art of barbershop that they have inherited from their fathers, or who have learned from expert professionals.
All the products of the line have been designed carefully, with delicate formulations rich in elements of vegetal origin. The bottles are made of violet glass, ideal for the best protection and conservation of the produtc from sunlight, with a practical dispenser.
Designed for professionals barbers, but also for those men who want to recreate the unique and evocative atmosphere of barbershop at home.
Founded in America in 1921, BARBASOL is an icon brand for shaving. In 1919 Professor Frank Shields set out to create a creamy product that would provide for a less irritating shave. It called it Barbasol, by combining two words: from the Latin barba, meaning “beard”, and the english “solution”.
Beardsley’s mild-flavored botanical formula makes it a pleasure for a man to wash his beard as often and as thoroughly as he likes. When you stop shaving, your skin may react by producing more dead cells. They often get trapped in the bristles of the new beard growth, causing irritation. Frequent washing with Beardsley shampoo is an excellent way to avoid this problem. Beardsley’s botanical ingredients are especially soothing to the skin in the first weeks of growth.
Bullfrog line combines the everyday experience of the male grooming with the most current methods and styles of Anglo-Saxon and North American barbers. A contemporary professional line inspired by the classic barber style, used in the salon or at home to create the legendary “Bullfrog effect”: a plunge in the America of the 1930’s, the friendly barber, you sit on a leather chair and not having to think about anything else. The Bullfrog barbers have created with their “secret formulas” a line that allows you to get amazing looks, with great attention to details. Bullfrog is a return to the Barber ritual, once a daily male universe stage and a place where young and old, rich and poor always meet all together to take a break from the rest of the world and survive the jungle of the metropolis, the family and the work.
In 1905 Captain Peabody Fawcett R.N Ret’d, the intrepid and eminent Edwardian explorer, disappeared whilst attempting to navigate a major tributary to the Congo River. No trace was ever found of his seemingly doomed expedition... until that is, in 1997, in an old battered trunk purchased at a house clearance sale, it was found an exquisite dressing case containing salves, unguents, ointments and detailed recipes of
exotic ingredients for use in the Captain’s very own grooming requisites. These precise formulae have been faithfully followed and Fawcett’s original potions are now available to the discerning gentleman of the XXI century.
When Savills first developed Copacetic, their modus operandi was to first identify and perfect the features of each product, this would mean that each and every one was part of an awesome styling range. Eventually, over the two years of development, the performance levels of Copacetic were perfected. Then Savillas’ Barbers turned their attention to making the best even better and added ingredients that added further benefits to a gentleman’s hair and scalp. All Copacetic products are sourced and/or crafted in the UK and are all paraben, sulphate and cruelty free. No mess, no stress, it’s all copacetic. COPACETIC (Koh-pa-set-ik) – 1920s adjective meaning excellent, fine, ok.
Couto Medicinal Toothpaste was created by Dr. Alberto Ferreira Couto, on June 13th 1932. The doctor created a toothpaste, to protect the gums against gingival recession. This natural product was so effective that in its native country, saying “Couto Paste” is still synonymous with toothpaste. Despite 80 years have been passed since its first appearance, the family company produces in a modern laboratory, in small batches to maintain the best quality and strict control of the product.
CREST is a brand of toothpaste made by Procter & Gamble in the United States and sold worldwide, in many countries in Europe, but not in Italy. CREST was introduced in the United States in 1955, producing in the years a wide range of products for mouth and oral hygiene. CREST is accepted by the American Dental Association (ADA) as well as by equivalent dental associations in other countries where is marketed, to be a proven decay-preventive toothpaste.
In the 1940’s CyRIL R SALTER was established as a family company in London, with a world wide reputation in supplying high quality gentlemen’s grooming products. Always attentive to shaving needs, Cyril R. Salter produces one of the best shaving creams, unique for its richness and creaminess with a light fragrance obtained, where possible, with naturally derived ingredients, and absolutely free of parabens. The shaving will be as smooth and close that the skin feels exceptionally soft and refreshed.
Dapper Dan was founded in Sheffield, England in 2011; born of frustration with the less than adequate products available to gentlemen to fulfil their styling needs. Products were developed over a ten year period by professionals in the trade, determined to create a unique and compact styling range. In 2012, Dapper Dan Matt Paste was launched and quickly became the most versatile matt styler we had ever experienced. In 2014 we added a Deluxe Pomade and a Matt Clay to the range. With these 3 well selected products, which have been reported among the best pomades in UK, there is no styling requirement that can not be met.
The name “DE VERGULDE HAND” (The Gilded Hand) comes from the soap factory
founded in 1554 in Amsterdam. Established for over 460 years on the market, is the first Dutch brand registered officially. Forerunner among shaving’ products, offers a range of highly reliable products and high quality that are hypoallergenic and dermatologically tested, very skin friendly.
Droyt Products Ltd founded first in Belarus in 1893 and then migrated to England in 1938, is an old established manufacturer of glycerine soaps using the best quality of vegetable and minerals ingredients. The recent introduction of liquid soap is acclaimed among the best organic products with glycerin and essential oils based on Tea Tree and Rosemary, both recognized as natural antibacterials.
In 1893 in Paris, a young married couple created the first toothpaste Email Diamant according to the formula developed by the American chemist John Walton. In the years ‘20, their son, a young comedian opera singer, who gets a beautiful smile while performing the role of Figaro in the play of the Barber of Seville, becoming the emblem of the brand, placed on the package. In France is now the symbol and historical reference of cosmetic toothpastes.
EUTHYMOL is a brand of antiseptic, fluoride-free toothpaste distributed by Johnson & Johnson that is characterised by its bright pink colour and medicinal taste of the Thymol essential oil. It has been on the UK market since 1880 and the production and consumption of Euthymol was mainly in Glasgow, boasting lovers as Oscar Wilde and Sean Connery, still today preserves its original packaging, which is old fashioned in strict liberty style.
Fenjal brand is owned by Doetsch Grether - founded in 1899 as a pharmacy in Basel. Shortly afterwards, the business activity was expanded to incorporate the whole distribution of pharmaceutical and cosmetic products. As early as 1962, the fenjal crème bath oil became the first fenjal project to be launched on the market. The distribution of fenjal on foreign markets marked the beginning of the International Division in 1963. Scientific research and innovation have contributed to the development of the Swiss brand fenjal which now offers a comprehensive range of care products manufactured in Muttenz (BL).
Féret Freres was founded in 1865. Its principal activity was the manufacture and the distribution of important French and international brands of perfumery and beauty products. In the 1970s, the company focused on the manufacture and the distribution of its own brands: Bloc Hyalin and Hyalomiel, recovering the ancient formulas handed down from father to son.
Fine Classic After Shave is an elegantly formulated throwback to a time before men’s shaving was refashioned into dermatology. The short ingredient list ensures an ultra-light face feel, and a refreshingly cool and skin toning dry-down. The premium fragrances are sophisticated, yet entirely masculine, and evoke an unmistakable “barbershop” quality.
Ingredients: Alcohol, Water, Fragrance, Menthol.
Contains no artificial colors, preservatives, emulsifiers, petroleum, or silicones.
Made in the U.S.A.
There is a reason why Italy is considered “the Garden of Europe”, and the reason is the incomparable italian refinement. Sophistication and elegance, traditions and cultures, characterize all places and cities. Style is evoked in the great attention for details and in each fascinating folkloristic aspect. Also, how to forget Italy is the country of the Dolce Stil Novo style?
It is from these ideas of naturalness that the elegant tradition of "Black Orchid" was born. This new line of beard products celebrates the real Made in Italy, as it is deeply rooted in the italian traditional craftmanship. The great attention for details and the refinement of the natural essences give birth to Gentlemen’s Choice, a unique line that celebrates refined and unrivaled elegant style. After the overwhelming success of this fragrance, which characterized the debut of this proudly made in Italy brand in the panorama of high quality niche brands for beard care, Gentlemen’s
Choice presents a new fragrance “Stoned”, that comes from a seemingly “busted” laboratory note, with fresh and anice flavoured scent and distinctive aquatic nuances,
Imperial Leather is a brand of soaps and healthcare products which originates in Britain in 1768. Everything began when a Russian nobleman called Count Orlof commissioned a brand of perfume from Bayleys of Bond Street in London, which embodied the distinctive aroma of the Russian military boots. The perfume was called ‘Eau de Cologne Imperiale Russe’ and in 1938 Alex Cussons, who acquired the brand, used the original scent and created Cussons Imperial Leather soap and other toiletries. In 1942 due to World War II, all soaps were rationed in Britain, Imperial Leather was marketed as being best choice because it lasted longer than other brands.
Today, Imperial Leather is manufactured by PZ Cussons, one of the most important manufacturer of personal care products which are distributed all over the world.
The quest for the perfect grooming product, and a passion for all things distinguished and refined, led the to the creation of Js Sloane. With this dapper gent in mind and for the love of Hollywood’s golden era and the distinguished and dashing leading men of the silver screen, lead to the development of Js Sloane’s first products by focusing on one of hair styling’s oldest and most revered products: brilliantine. Js Sloane wanted to bring back the sensibility of grooming as a ritual and the notion that being well-groomed was a prerequisite to social interaction. The goal is to create a modern-day version for the gentleman’s classic grooming products. Low-profile retro amber jars with tin lids embellished with cigar band labels. The packaging hits all the right notes looks smart on the bathroom shelf: masculine, handsome, clean and modern with an air of vintage haberdashery.
G B Kent & Sons Ltd, manufacturers of brushes since the eighteenth century is one of the oldest established companies in Great Britain. Kent Brushes was founded in 1777 by William Kent in the reign of George III. Kent holds a pre-eminent place in the history of brush making, with an unbroken record of excellence in the quality of its production which has been recognised by the granting of Royal Warrants for nine reigns. The company continues to retain the craftsmanship and unprecedented quality that is Kent's reputation. Even in today's fast moving, mass-produced assembly, Kent are proud to still be manufacturing many of their original brushes by hand. Kent harness the latest hi-tech manufacturing processes, whilst building on the time-honoured traditional methods to create the world's finest example of each and every brush that leaves their factory.
LISTERINE mouthwash is the best selling in the world. The first formulation was created by Dr. Joseph Lawrence and Jordan Wheat Lambert in 1879 as an antiseptic surgery, was given to dentists for oral hygiene in 1895 and was the first counter mouthwash sold in the United States in 1914. The mouthwash was named in honor of Dr. Joseph Lister, pioneer of antiseptic surgery. The Listerine brand lends its name to the scarce and unmistakable toothpaste.
In a fast-paced globalized world, it is difficult to imagine a passionate artisan sitting in a workshop of a small Italian village hand making shaving articles with antique knowledge. The result of this enthusiastic work are exclusive accessories, which today are proudly returning as main characters in the ancient ritual shaving. Men’s Heritage is the result of a nostalgic and extensive research made into the archives of their family by the two roman brothers Chiara and Francesco Gaudiosi, whose grandparents were working for a famous perfume company. The strong passion for details gave birth to the Men’s Heritage Collections, where a vintage inspiration characterizes the modern products: horn, ebony, olive wood and luxurious leather are some of the prestigious materials used to create razors, shaving brushes and many more accessories for men. Men’s Heritage is a fabulous jump back into the past, from where original ideas took inspiration from sophisticated and elegant models and very exclusive handmade creations came to light, emblem of Italian quality renowned worldwide.
In the early 1930’s, the chemist (pharmacist) Fred Mitchell first produced lanolin soaps.
The soaps contain natural lanolin from wool fat, which can be soothing to dry or
sensitive skin and could also be beneficial for a most confortable shave.
Crated in 1920, the Musgo real line is more modern than ever before. Combining a hundred year old hand made production with the demands of modern times, this line has a range of products that suit men’s skincare. Incredibly moisturizing, these products are enriched with lanollin, glycerin, karité butter and coconut oil, that make these products perfect to fight external aggressions to the skin. Masculine, elegant and distinctive, Musgo Real line is synonim of excellent quality, with a contemporary package design that displays the authentic and original labels of Claus Porto.
Thesis Technology Products Ltd. is a british manufacturer family business company born with the aim to launch new products designed with innovative materials and technologies. The first product to be successfully launched was a patented product that uses a neoprene seal to allow people with plaster casts or bandages to bath with 100% certainty that their dressings will stay dry. In 2010 the same materials and technology were adapted for hairdressing gowns and the quality products gave birth to NEOCAPE. The special neoprene seal prevents hair, liquids and coloring from going down the neck. Thanks to the high quality standards, NEOCAPE products are used and requested by the best professionals in the salons around the world.
OAK, from Berlin, takes care of men with beards like you would expect from old, traditional barbers: seriously and respectfully. Every product serves the care of the beard and is developed together with barbers and bearded men. The ingredients are all natural and comply with the regulations for controlled natural cosmetics.
Original Toiletries - Shaving & Grooming Accessories is the first Original Toiletries collection of tools and accessories dedicated to men’s grooming. With the collaboration of best specialists selected in Italy and Europe, all accessories have been created to offer the best experience of shaving in the daily shaving routine. Daily, Barber, Wet lovers, Travel and Essential are specifically dedicated to the wet shaving lovers, while the Grooming collection includes a series of accessories for beard and moustache care. Each piece combines the mantainment of high standards in the choice of materials with the practicality of use.
Pears is a brand of soap first produced and sold in 1789 by Andrew Pears at a factory just off Oxford Street in London. Pears Soap was the world’s first registered brand and is therefore the world’s oldest continuously existing brand. Also, it is renowned to be the first floating and transparent soap based on glycerine.
Talarico Shaving Brushes – a story with strong and rugged roots.
A handcrafted shaving brush is an object that someone has thought about, worked with his hands and in the end produced thanks to his craftsmanship. A handcrafted product embodies the essence of its creator.
Craftsman Raffaele Talarico, who draws inspiration from his Calabrian origins, says ‘I choose a natural and warm material like wood and often the shapes of my brushes gently reflect the natural curves of their origins. I try to create and model in each brush my passion, love for my family, enthusiasm for a work that is beautiful and emotional for me.’
A Talarico shaving brush encompasses all this
Passion – Roots – Tradition
This young pomade company is owned by the young brothers Donnelly, barbers over four generations and is located in Dublin, Ireland. The passion for pomade, which should perform and exceed expectations than those already present on the market, took over 2 years to develop. A fragrance that would act as a cologne for the hair, alone took over a year to blend. The production with premium ingredients and careful craftsmanship it is also represented in the jars’ artwork, which was hand drawn by a font artist in Boston, who expresses a modern retro taste.
In 1949 a grooming product innovation was unveiled: an aerosol shaving product named Rise that was the first pressurized shaving cream. Soon after Rise introduced in the early 1950’s the first shave foam product that combined the speed and convenience
of a brushless shave foam with superb lathering and moisturizing characteristics.
Founded in 2010 in the beautiful Pacific northwest, Schmidt's was inspired by a singular mission: to change the way people think about deodorant. Schmidt's is raising the bar in an industry that has left users wanting more. We've set new standards for deodorant: a luxurious feel, health-conscious formulation, captivating scents, and an experience that outlasts the competition. All Schmidt's deodorants are Made in USA, Vegan and cruelty free, Free of aluminum, propylene glycol, parabens & phthalates and gluten-free.
SIMPSONS is one of the most renowned and long-lived brands of shaving brushes, created in the East End of London in 1919 and it is considered the Bentley of the shaving brushes. In 2008 it was acquired by Progress Vulfix, when it has been introduced a line of luxury shaving products, to rediscover and enrich the experience of classic shaving.
Sin dall’epoca Vittoriana, Taylor of Old Bond Street vanta una tradizione di oltre 150 anni dedicata al mondo del grooming maschile. Le creme in vaso, grazie all'abbondante presenza di oli essenziali, ammorbidiscono la barba preparando la pelle ad una rasatura dolce e profonda. Come nella più classica tradizione inglese producono una schiuma straordinariamente ricca e cremosa, ideali per l'applicazione con il pennello. Formulazione priva di parabeni.
THE BLUEBEARDS REVENGE Made in Britain, is a premium range of quality shaving and skincare products, which combines the art and British tradition, to the best research and male cosmetic technology. The line has been formulated with added ingredients like Decelerine™ to specifically reduce beard growth, as well as nourish and moisturise the skin after a shave.
Founded by former cricket champion Dion Nash, Triumph & Disaster is a skincare brand hailing from New Zealand. Combining a respect for nature and science, its range of shaving creams, moisturisers and cleansers includes simple, natural formulations made with honest intentions.
The first known reference to the name Vaseline - which comes from the German Wasser (water) plus the Greek έλaiou [elaion] (oil) - was by the inventor of petroleum jelly, Robert Chesebrough in his U.S. patent for the process of making petroleum jelly in 1872. Vaseline was made by the Chesebrough Manufacturing Company until the company was purchased by Unilever in 1987.
Iain Kane, the proprietor of the Village Barber brand, originally comes from Glasgow, Scotland. In over 30 years in the business, Iain has amassed a wealth of experience in places such Spain, England and of course, his native Scotland where he owns his own successful barbershop since 2007.
Iain was continually asked for advice on the best shaving products, particularly from men who had skin irritation problems. This has pushed Iain to find and produce a product completely natural, with no chemicals and paraben free – as it became obvious to Iain that many of the skin problems associated with shaving were, in part, due to the "additives" and a class of chemicals widely used as preservatives in the cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries.
In the three years since Iain first offered his shaving products, initially only to his customers, Village Barber Shaving Oil and Aftershave Balm have received critical acclaim from not only satisfied customers all over the world, but also from his peers and fellow professionals in the business
Progress Shaving Brush (Vulfix) Limited commenced manufacturing over 60 years ago in Manchester and prides itself as being one of the oldest and well respected shaving brush manufacturers in UK. The company offers a complete range of shaving accessories and instruments, as well as a line of luxury shaving creams, based on glycerine and natural essential oils, traditionally hand made. The rich and creamy lather and the superb fragrances make of Vulfix, the quintessence of the english shaving.
Barros Laboratories Ltd founded in Australia since 1993 is the first company which had introduced whitening toothpastes through the brand White Glo, which was originally developed exclusively for actors and models. Today White Glo offers the best whitening toothpastes for daily oral hygiene which are formulated with micro-polishing particles and is the leading brand in supermarkets and pharmacies of the Australian market with a best quality/price ratio.
A blend of pine and capsicum oils is a classic stimulating and refreshing bath additive. The bath essence of Wiberg’s has a strong, balsamic and camphoraceous undertone. Furthermore, for its non foaming features, this bath essence is ideal for use in the hot tub.
Created by William Valentine Wright in 1860, Wright’s Traditional Soap, or Wright’s Coal Tar Soap, is a popular brand of antiseptic soap that is designed to thoroughly cleanse the skin with it’s orange colour. As European Union directives on cosmetics have banned the use of coal-tar in non-prescription products, the coal tar derivatives have been removed from the original formula, replacing them with tea tree oil as main antibacterial ingredient. Despite this major variance from the original recipe, the new soap has been made to approximate the look and smell of the original product, maintaining its charm for over 140 years.