Something that I didn’t even consider about beard care products is that some guys may want Vegan friendly products. As a Non vegan I didn’t realise that using Beeswax was a no, however it is a big no and it’s hard to get hold of Vegan friendly Beard care products!
And so Mike set about producing a range of vegan friendly products for the UK beard care market and I have been sent Manmane ‘The Zesty One’ Moustache Wax to test and review.
I was immediately impressed as I like the slider type tins, they are handy and easy to handle. ‘The Zesty One’ is of course zesty but it’s more than that, Zesty makes us really just think of lemon but Manmane ‘The Zesty One’ Moustache Wax is a blend containing Grapefruit and Bergamot which is a Zesty oil, it’s actually Bergamot Orange and it also contains Ylang Ylang which can be floral but it also splits people’s opinions on what they can smell and some describe it as smelling of custard and even rubber!
I certainly don’t get that from ‘The Zesty One’, it is indeed zesty and has a floral backnote, Mike has blended the oils at the right strength, making it smell great but not too strong, you can get Moustache wax that is a massive burst of scent but this is then sat literally right under your nose all day.
Manmane ‘The Zesty One’ Moustache Wax is firm but not so firm that you have to fight to scrape some out of the tin, a small amount between my thumbs and fore fingers was then gently worked across my tash and then I ran a comb through my tash to style it. The wax gave my tash quite a good hold, it is a medium hold but applying a second coat after a minute or so kept my tash nicely in place for the day.
My daughter is a vegetarian, she gave up eating meat about a year ago and I always tease her about how her products never taste as good as meat! ‘The Zesty One’ does not in any way feel different to a wax made with Beeswax, in fact it doesn’t feel sticky like some can, so what is it that is used instead of the beeswax? Edit:After using this a while I have found a difference between this and a wax using Beeswax, this was is slightly crumbly when you scrape some out, maybe it has dried slightly? It is now two months on and this wax is my daily use moustache wax and I really like it. Yes it is slightly crumbly as I scoop some out but it is soon ready to use after working between thumb and forefinger and maybe quicker than if it contained Beeswax. I have decided to change the score from an 8.5 to a 9!
Manmane have used Jojoba Wax and Carnauba wax which are plant-based products, they have blended those with Shea Butter, Coconut Oil and Vitamin E oil and the result is very nice indeed. The one thing that does annoy me about having all this face fur is the moustache hair constantly ending up in my mouth, ‘The Zesty One’ helped to keep it away from my mouth!
Manmane ‘The Zesty One’ Moustache Wax comes in a 15g slide top tin and costs £7.00 from their website, the wax is also available as
The Fresh One – Tea tree, Peppermint and Patchouli
The Spicy One – Anise Star, Black Pepper and Patchouli
The Woodsy One – Tea Tree, Scotch pine and Vetiver
The Floral One – Rose Geranium, Grapefruit and Ylang Ylang extra
Manmane also sell a range of Beard Oils and Balms that are also Vegan Friendly!
Manmane About Us
Manmane has been a concept worked upon by the founder Michael Thompson since 2013. We are finally opening in November 2015 after a long tweaking period. Michael combined his passion for nature and cooking and put them to good use creating our concoctions.
We sell plant based beard products because there is basically no good reason to include animal derived products in your formulations. Mike has sported a beard on and off for many years and recently turned Vegan. This was a personal choice based upon his personal beliefs, his partner Kirsty is a “normal diet” person and they live together happily. Mike’s simple message is if you can use plants to replace animal derived products Why wouldn’t you? Non Vegans are very welcome..lol.
We are based in Swansea Wales UK. We are situated between Blackpill ( made famous by Dylan Thomas) and a lovely village called “The Mumbles” just at the start of the beautiful Gower peninsula.
We are a Company that is run every day with good ethics at the centre of our every action. We believe after a lot of perfecting and tweaking of our product formulations over a long period of time has resulted in a fantastic range. I hope you take a look around and find something for yourself or your loved ones. If you have any questions please drop us a line in anyway you wish using , but in the meantime thank you for taking the time to find out about us and we wish you all the best.