The Best Beard Oil 2016 Review: Everything you Need to Know about Beard Oil and Why you need them.
Before the day the New York Times declared facial hair fashionable, bearded men were already turning heads. There is just something about a well kept well groomed man that makes you want to stop and stare. Bearded men were turning heads long before The New York Times declared facial hair fashionable.
To be honest, there is something about a well-groomed guy that makes a woman want to stop and stare. Also you will notice when there’s a hair askew, which is why there are products to assist you with taking care of your whiskers.
If you are one of the guys that have been sporting a beard for a while now, you would already know how much care and effort goes into caring for your beard, especially when it comes to choosing the correct grooming products.
With the sudden surge in beards being in style, there’s a lot that you need to know when it comes to taking care of it. Because your beard is part of the most sensitive part of your body, your facial skin, you need to take very good care of it.
Depending on how long and thick your beard is, it may be impossible for you to reach the very bottom of the skin for moisturizing purposes.
This is when you need to use a beard oil instead. Not only does beard oil make your grooming regimen easier, but it serves 4 primary purposes as well.
What Does Beard Oil Do For Me?
- 1 What Does Beard Oil Do For Me?
- 2 The Top 5 Best Beard Oil of 2016
- 3 What ingredients to avoid in your beard oil
- 4 How to Apply Beard Oil Correctly
- It moisturizes your beard. Not only does it make your beard softer, but it is a lot more manageable and easier to trim and maintain. A hydrated beard is a happy beard.
- Serves as a conditioner. The second purpose of beard oil is it’s conditioning properties. This prevents beard dandruff that would normally occur from being outside in the elements that cause dry skin and hair. It also makes your beard a lot shinier.
- Prevents the itch. Beard itch is common among bearded men. Who knew applying beard oil would fix this problem simply and easily?
- Makes your beard smell good and clean and fresh. While not all beard oils have a nice smelling scent, most of them do, which keeps the bad smell of sweat under control.
Now that we know what beard oil’s purpose is, let’s get down to business and see what the guys say about the products they’ve tried and tested over a span of 6 months.
Related: How to Trim a Beard like Pro
The Top 5 Best Beard Oil of 2016
A lot of my friends are always asking me; Where can I buy Beard Oil? Follow me as I show you the best beard oil in the market today.
Leven Rose Beard Oil and Leave-In Conditioner.
If you have sensitive skin, this beard oil is ideal for you. Because Leven Rose beard oil does not contain any filler ingredients like fragrances and additives, it will not irritate your skin but will still work very effectively in moisturizing beard and skin. It contains only two ingredients, organic Jojoba oil and organic Argon oil.
Leven Rose beard oil is vegan friendly and works great for pretty much any type of beard ranging from the healthier and smoother beards to the coarse wilder ones.
It’s natural ingredients turn out to be perfectly sufficient in moisturizing your beard even though it contains no artificial moisturizers like a lot of the other products out there. We have also found this product to work well at getting rid of dandruff and itchiness.
The itchy phase of growing a beard can be very distracting and uncomfortable and the only downside about this product is that with the especially long beards, it does not really condition as well as some of the other products so you may still need an external conditioner. Also, it comes in a 1 oz container, which is not an ideal size when you’re looking for bang for your buck.
Art Naturals Organic Beard and Moustache Oil
This beard oil is especially effective for those with very coarse or dry beards.
A dry beard looks dull and unattractive, and may lead to the dreaded itchy beard problem.
The Art Naturals organic beard oil comes with organic and all natural ingredients, of which argan oil, vitamin E and jojoba oil are all part of.
It does come with a few carrier oils which help perfect the balance you need to keep your beard perfectly moisturized and healthy.
Applying this product on a daily basis will make your beard healthier and softer and give it an attractive look that healthier beards tend to have anyway.
This is a light product, but somehow gives a more greasy look compared to the other beard oils, which is not all bad when it comes to your beard, but if that is not the look you are looking for, you should skip this one. It also comes in a 2 oz container, meaning more bang for your buck, and it is subtly scented.
Beardsmen Spirit Premium Beard Oil and Conditioner
The first comment we have to make is the ideal 4 oz container in which this beard oil comes, which is four times larger than most products out there.
To top that off, the quality happens to be on par if not better than the others.
It certainly does a great job in making your beard healthier, shinier and softer as well as ridding your beard of beardruff and itch.
The smell is what makes this product stand out from the others. This product has a strong, “manly”, menthol-like smell.
If that is what you are looking for in a beard oil, this is the oil for you.
Despite having a manly smell, it is not overpowering or distracting. We found this fragrance to be perfectly sufficient and pleasant, unless you are a fan of unscented beard oil products.
The ingredients are a unique blend of jojoba oil, almond oil, grapeseed oil, castor oil as well as three essential oils namely eucalyptus, glubulus, juniperus virginiana oil and pinus sylvestris oil. The result is a non-greasy effective oil.
While a lot of similar products claim to be a beard oil as well as a conditioner, this product truly is. It actually does eliminate the need to use an additional conditioner.
Considering the 4 oz size container, it’s unique advantages and affordability, this beard oil is definitely considered a smart purchase.
Grave Before Shave Bay Rum Beard Oil
We really loved this beard oil’s packaging! We won’t spoil the surprise for you, but the packaging is certainly an indication of the quality.
This oil deserves to hold a spot in the top 3 beard oils that we reviewed.
It contains all natural ingredients and manages to moisturize the skin beneath your beard as well as the beard itself.
Packed with natural ingredients such as jojoba oil, apricot oil, almond oil and tea tree oil, it works great at conditioning and softening your beard.
It helps grow your beard and also keeps it free from flakes, dandruff and itch.
In terms of fragrance, the makers claim that it has a Bourbon like smell, but we found it to smell a bit different to Bourbon, but it still has a very desirable scent. Considering the container is only 1 oz, you are paying a slightly premium price compared to other similar products.
However, if you value quality (and the health of your beard) more than a few bucks, this Bay Rum beard oil is a definite must buy for you.
The Gentlemen’s Beard Oil and Conditioner
This seems to have been our best pick out of all the beard oils, and for great reasons.
Firstly, it’s vegan friendly. This beard oil comes with all natural ingredients, does not contain any additives or fragrances.
Unlike other beard oils that claim to be fragrance free, this beard oil is truly and completely unscented and fragrance free.
Packed with primary ingredients of organic sunflower seed oil, organic argan seed oil, organic oenothera biennia seed oil, organic jojoba oil and tocopherols, this oil works especially effectively in conditioning your beard.
The vitamin e in this oil makes it a super product at driving away beard ruff as well as rendering your beard to look healthy and shiny.
Although this product is pretty expensive compared to its counterparts, we have rated this beard oil to be of the highest quality beard oil for 2016. It is very well worth the price.
What ingredients to avoid in your beard oil
While there are not many ingredients to avoid in a beard oil, we can definitely tell you which to include in your choice of beard oil.
Argan and Jojoba are considered essentials for beard oils. They come packed with all types of benefits that we have already mentioned.
Jojoba is the ingredient closest to natural oil that the skin produces. Because of that, it is probably the most optimal oil to have in your product.
The ingredients worth avoiding are all products that you mainly find in bad shaving cream. Products like propylene glycol, parabens, phthalates and formaldehyde.
These cause skin irritations and are not recommended in an oil based product. Artificially fragranced products should also be avoided as these are normally the cause for skin irritations and could lead to acne. Our list of favorite beard oils do not contain any of the above ingredients, we have you covered.
How to Apply Beard Oil Correctly
To get all the benefits beard oil offers, you need to apply it properly. You need to apply beard oil at the right time. It is recommended you use it after taking a warm shower. If you prefer taking cold showers, you could wash your face with warm water before applying the beard oil.
Warm water assists in opening pores for maximum absorption. However, make sure your beard and skin is completely dry when applying the beard oil. It is not a good idea to apply the oil on a wet beard. Pat your beard down with a towel or blow dry if you have the time before applying the oil.
There also is no magic number when considering the amount of oil you should use. That would all depend on the length and thickness of your beard as well as how oily you are.
If you have a short beard or only recently started growing it, one or two drops should be ideal for you. A medium sized beard may use 2 – 4 drops and lastly, the super long beards may use around 4 – 6 drops.
The physical way you apply the oil is not too difficult. Place the desired number of drops on the palm of your hand, rub your hands together and start applying the oil from the base of your neck right up to your cheeks. Cover the entire beard and make sure some of it reaches down to the skin beneath the beard when possible.
While there are a wide variety of different beard oils, it was a difficult task grading them. Some of the products we tested ended up irritating our skin and were not even worth mentioning.
Beard oil is not the only product on the market for grooming your beard. You should research other products as well and see perhaps if a beard balm would me more suitable for you.