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No Pigs Were Harmed
in the Making Of Reuzel Products
Reuzel is proud to be certified by Leaping Bunny as a cruelty free company. We never test on animals.
The first pomades were made from pig fat and apples. Seriously!
Prior to the late 1700’s, barbers were also surgeons. In surgery, they attempted to use pig fat to heal open wounds and quickly learned this caused infection. In effort not to let the pig fat go to waste, they decided to use it for barbering and discovered that it was perfect for greasing the hair back from their customers’ face. While this style of slicking the hair back grew in popularity, it didn’t smell very gentlemen-like. The French then began adding apples to the mix to make the smell more appealing. The French word for apple is Pomme, and thus pomades were born.
How things have changed
Today, we’ve left out the pig fat but combined our grease pomades with the traditional apple scent in our Green Apple Peppermint Grease and Pink Apple Salsa Grease. You wouldn’t want to fry anything up with our Lard, but it will give you the proper scumbag look.
Do we use animal products?
Most of our products are 100% vegan except for a few that contain beeswax: Green Pomade Grease, Pink Pomade Grease, Extreme Hold Matte Pomade, Concrete Hold Matte Pomade, Clay Matte Pomade, Fiber Pomade, Beard Balm, Solid Cologne Balm, “The Stache” Mustache Wax, Grooming Cream, and Matte Styling Paste.
We love pigs!
We pay tribute to the retired pig with our Reuzel logo. We chose to use the pig as our beloved mascot to celebrate both the history of pomades and pigs being free from harm.