Bossman Beard Oil Kit
Viking Revolution Beard Oil Conditioner
Beard oil moisturizes both the beard and the face beneath the beard that often suffers from neglect. It treats the hair follicles and keep the hair from growing brittle. Many brands of beard oil contain supplemental ingredients such as vitamins and minerals intended to aid in the production of healthy beard hair and improve the state of the underlying derma. Lastly the oil also gives your beard a nice sheen which is always good for attracting whoever it is you’re trying to attract.
Our Picks For The Best Beard Oil
Bossman Beard Oil Kit
Bossman is the real thing when it comes to beard care and their Beard Kit contains everything you need to keep your beard hair looking, feeling and smelling great. The kit is comprised of 3 parts: their renowned beard oil that softens the hair and moisturizes the skin beneath, their beard balm that encapsulates the hair trapping essential minerals and moisture and their “magic” scent which is a blend of patchouli oil, bergamont, and frankincense.
- Weight12.8 ounces
The three components working together provide an unsurpassed level of grooming excellence
The “magic” scent may not be actual magic but when used in moderation is very pleasant
The skin beneath your beard will benefit from the combined ingredients
Some actually find the “magic” scent to be a bit overwhelming if not applied conservatively
The beard balm needs to be thoroughly worked in
Jojoba Oil (Beard Oil)
Irritated, dry and cracked skin can cause constant itching at work or in social situations and that’s not good no matter how you slice it. To prevent that embarrassing phenomenon you want a low impact but highly effective treatment that will restore the underlying skin to its pre-beard suppleness. Leven Rose Organic 100% Pure Cold Pressed Unrefined Natural Jojoba Oil is that treatment. But Leven Rose Jojoba beard oil isn’t just for the skin under your beard.
- BrandLeven Rose
- Weight6.2 ounces
100% all natural jojoba oil. Nothing added or removed
Is fully absorbed by the skin. Won’t cause inflammation and is fragrance free and kosher
Serves as an excellent all-purpose moisturizer for arms, legs, hands etc
Those looking to add a bit of an enticing fragrance to their beard may be a tad disappointed
Claims that it’s an effective treatment for eczema and psoriasis need to be taken with an enormous grain of salt
Honest Amish Beard Oil
Honest Amish Beard Balm Leave-in Conditioner is a complex formulation of nut butters, hair strengthening botanicals, virgin argan, grapeseed, apricot kernel oils and more working together to nourish the skin under your beard and restore it to its natural moist and pleasant state. Honest Amish Beard Balm will also work to provide much needed moisture and body that will result in a fuller, more attractive beard. While the formula is complex it needs to be emphasized that the company uses no manmade chemicals or compounds of any kind in their beard balm.
- BrandHonest Amish
- ModelBeard Balm
- Weight2.08 ounces
Fragrance free as well as being free of artificial colors
No plastic is used in the packaging. Only 100% recyclable tin which itself is made from recycled materials
100% money back satisfaction guaranteed
You’ll likely want to avoid Honest Amish Beard Balm if you have any nut allergies
The ability of the product to prevent ‘beardruff’ may be slightly overstated
Leven Rose Beard Oil
This is the second Leven Rose item on our list. This Fragrance Free Beard Oil and Leave-in Conditioner is a worthy addition to our top 10 list for a variety of reasons. It does an outstanding job moisturizing both beard and facial skin and is also one of the most effective treatments on this list at dealing with itching and irritation.
- BrandLeven Rose
- Weight2.4 ounces
No artificial fragrances, fillers, additives GMOs or parabens
Leven Rose does not test any of its products on animals. Ever
Leven Rose takes into account that oils are light sensitive and uses a dark amber glass bottle to preserve freshness and effectiveness
Like some other beard oils this “unscented” product does have a natural odor some may find a little off-putting
You might require a bit more than advertised to soften a naturally tough beard
Premium Beard Oil
If you’re looking for a top-flight beard conditioner Beardsmen have it for you. Their Premium Spirit Beard Oil and Conditioner does a fantastic job keeping your beard smooth, shiny and free of tangles. Keep your beard looking and feeling its best with Beardsmen’s combination of all natural ingredients. Beardsmen make a point to talk about their product’s ability to relieve itchy skin that can sometimes be side effect of beard growth so we feel compelled to say that it does a good job of that. Not great.
- Brand2.4 ounces
- Weight8 ounces
The product is extremely easy to use by simply placing a few drops in your palm, rubbing your palms together and working it into the beard
No artificial fragrances added. In fact no artificial anything added
Pleasant odor generated by eucalyptus, cedar and pinewood
Comes in a large bottle so if you shave your beard you’re kind of stuck
Some users report it masks rather than treats beardruff
Mountaineer Brand Beard Oil
Mountaineer Brand allows you to wear your beard with confidence. Confidence that you’ll never wind up itching your face during social occasions, confidence that your beard will always look its best, confidence that your beard won’t emit any unpleasant “natural” odors and confidence that the product you’re using on your face wasn’t tested on animals during its development. Mountaineer brand beard oil is lightly scented using eucalyptus, Fir needles and cedarwood.
- BrandMountaineer Brand
- Weight2.56 ounces
A vegan friendly, all natural, cruelty free product produced right here in the USA
Easy to use and won’t leave you feeling like your beard is greasy or otherwise uncomfortable
The pleasant woodsy odor is a big step up from some other beard oil
If you don’t like your beard to smell ‘woodsy’ you’re a bit out of luck
Marketed as an all-purpose moisturizer but you’d probably do well to confine use to your beard
American Beard Company Beard Oil
This beard advertises you’ll achieve a “majestical” beard after using their product for just a short time. We don’t know if anyone’s beard can be considered majestic but there’s no doubt The American Beard Company Oil and Leave-in Conditioner will provide your beard with a certain pizazz it might otherwise have been missing. The product does a good job of reducing beardruff without making you feel like you dipped your beard into a tank of 10w30 and your beard is likely to feel more agreeable than it maybe ever has.
- BrandThe American Beard Company
- Weight0.32 ounces
Beard oil made with all natural jojoba seed and argan kernel oils
Stimulates the growth of healthy facial hair and the maintenance of healthy skin under it
Comes with a 100% money back satisfaction guarantee
The “scentless” claim by the manufacturer is not entirely accurate
Still waiting on that “majestical” beard, but we won’t hold it against them
Prophet And Tools Beard Oil
What sets this beard oil apart from the competition and makes it a best bang for your buck beard oil is the delightfully non-greasy way this product goes about its business. Somehow it’s able to effectively handle irritated skin, reduce beardruff, promote hair growth and reduce tangles all without ever feeling like oil. But there’s more too. It works fast, it works effectively and the kit includes a nifty beard comb for keeping everything in line and looking fine. Split ends, dry skin and flaking are no match for the Prophet beard oil.
- BrandProphet and Tools
- Weight2.4 ounces
Comes with 1oz premium beard oil, beard comb and beard care eBook
Many report noticeable enhancements to the way their beard looks and feels after the first use
Never tested on animals, does not contain nuts and suitable for vegans
No scent at all, either natural or manmade. Curious how they can do that “naturally.
The beard comb looks like it was designed for Grizzly Adams
The Gentlemen’s Beard Oil
The Gentleman’s Beard Oil and Softener will make your beard feel silky smooth and look vibrant and healthy. It will treat your split ends (if you have any), prevent longer beards from getting tangled and make your face feel great underneath. It does as good a job as any oil on the market at taming beardruff and takes only moments to apply. There’s no reason to go around itching your face and brushing flakes of dry skin off of your shirt front when you have Gentlemen’s Beard Oil.
- BrandThe Gentlemen’s Beard
- Weight0.96 ounces
Truly an unscented beard oil. No smell whatsoever either natural or artificial
Simple as pie to use. Just rub a few drops between your palms and work it in
100% money back guarantee if you are not completely satisfied
Maybe the most effective beard oil for reducing beardruff
One has to question how they achieve a beard oil with a complete lack of odors without some sort of artificial manipulation
Viking Revolution Beard Oil Conditioner
From the price and the cheesy title, we wondered if it could really hold up to the test. Not only is it 100% organic, making it perfect for those with sensitive skin, but it’s also a cure for the itchy, scratchy, dry beard. VR’s conditioner is optimal for wintertime use, especially if you work outside, and you’re looking to protect your face mane first and foremost, because we’re about to drop the ball: it doesn’t have much of a scent, at all. The bottle lets off a nutty aroma when you open it, but when you apply the oil, you have about ninety seconds until that scent fades completely. Excellent for protection and irritation-free shielding from the elements, but not the best for an evening outing.
- BrandViking Revolution
- Weight3.2 ounces
One of the best introductory beard oils for effectiveness and price
100% natural and organic ingredients
Money back guarantee
Bottle is only 3.20 ounces
Doesn’t have much of a scent
Honest Amish Classic Beard Oil
Honest Amish also broke our #4 slot with their beard balm, but the excellence doesn’t stop there. You’re in the hands of one of the most trusted brands in America, giving you a softer and more manageable beard, even if you’ve had brittle, dry beard hairs for a long time. Part of their success is due to the commitment to use only 100% natural, organic products that aren’t known irritants of anyone. Basically, anybody could use this oil to get a fuller looking beard, and return healthy color to dying sections. It’s all made right in the United States, so you can feel good about every penny being pumped back into the economy and fueling homegrown jobs.
- BrandHonest Amish
- ModelClassic Beard Oil
- Weight0.3 ounces
100% organic and natural ingredients; no known skin irritation
All made in the USA
Softens and conditions even the harshest beards
You only get two ounces
Applicator doesn’t stick well to the bottle after initial opening, allowing scents to be released
Smooth Viking Beard Oil with Added Balm
They couldn’t decide, so they went 80/20 on oil and balm, respectively. Smooth Viking utilizes 100% all-natural ingredients, giving you a comfortable, itch-free formula to maintain your beard. It’s not ideal for restoring a brittle beard beyond a few days of misuse, and for that, it ended up being about as much as we would pay for maintenance beard oil. If you’re a gent who’s stuck working outside every day, especially when the winds howl and the cold nips at your neck, you need to lock-in moisture and maintain your beard appearance. You’ve just met your match.
- BrandSmooth Viking Beard Care
- Weight4.8 ounces
One of the best beard oils to lock-in moisture in harsh environments
100% all-natural ingredients
Designed for continuous beard management; not restoring a dry beard
Pricey for amount
Beard Oil Buyers Guide
There’s a lot more going on in 2-5 ounces of beard oil than you would think. Everything has to be very carefully measured, blended, and give you the perfect results. They’re a lot more difficult to make than you’d think; we purchased and tested forty-seven different types, and not even half made this list. Based on our choices, here’s what makes the oils more tick, and what you should be looking for.
Benefits of Beard Oil
Moisture Retention - Nobody likes Brillow pad-feeling facial hair. Chicks aren’t going to dig it, you’re not going to be happy with it, so why have to suffer in the first place? 2-3 drops of beard oil (5-6 if you’re Dumbledore), and you’ll be good to retain the minerals in your hair, and upkeep that soft feeling.
Maintenance - Beards that fall out of sorts with your style, just look plain bad. It looks dirty more than it does anything else, and it’s not helping at all. Maintaining your beard lets professionals know that you can rock the viking look and take care of it, and lets potential dates know that you’re a guy who takes care of himself.
Cleanliness - Thick, long facial hair can get pretty gross as time goes on. Simply getting it wet in the shower isn’t going to cut it. Beard oil helps remove debris and unwanted dirt buildup (granted, it’s not a beard shampoo, but it’s still helpful), and prevent your beard from tangling, which never looks good.
Enriching Your Skin - The skin at the very end of your beard isn’t getting a lot of sunlight. In fact, it’s not getting much of anything. The natural oils and minerals found in beard oil are there to help you maintain your beard health and shine, but it also keeps your skin moisturized so you don’t find any nasty surprises during trimming season.
5 Tips to Effectively Use Beard Oil
Tip #1: Gentle Application
The biggest mistake men make it twisting and ripping their damn beard off. It looks painful, because it is painful. When you’re using the oil, you’re trying to gently massage it into your beard, only applying necessary pressure when you need to get through a thick beard.
Tip #2: Don’t Overuse
Do you want to burn through your supply? Do you want a greasy beard? We’re hoping we know your answer to both of those. You use a max of two to three drops for standard, 4-6 inch beards, and only apply more if you’re trying to outdo Jim Carrey.
Tip #3: Paint It
Bushy beards, you’re massaging it in. With standard length beards, you can simply coat your hands, and apply in the same direction that your facial hair normally grows. Don’t know how to use the right amount on your palms? Onto tip #4.
Tip #4: Palm Exposure
You’re not lathering like you would shampoo or body wash like you would in the shower. Instead, you’re going to take those two to three drops, drop them into the center of one palm, and in circles, coat your palms and fingers very gently. You don’t want to massage it into place, but you do want to leave it on your palms enough to transfer into your beard.
Tip #5: Mustache Love
Some men forget that the mustache is a separate entity, colliding with your primary facial hair by a few thin lines. We saw some seriously questionable reviews on products that assumed it would somehow carry into the mustache, because we all know how often gravity goes in reverse. Don’t forget the stache, but don’t over-oil it.
Q: Why is My Beard so Dry and Brittle?
A: You have, at any point in time, 20,000 pores on your face. For dudes, that comes with a lot of different spots for beard hair to crop up. You have all these pores that are supposed to be excreting body oils, but they’re loaded with these thick hairs that don’t allow for oil to come from beneath. Apart from that, vitamin D absorption from sunlight is no longer happening, so your skin is becoming drier, and drier.
This blends into your beard, but it’s odd; it works in reverse. Since you’re only getting miniscule levels of oil, it’s only maintaining the beard hairs closest to your skin. There isn’t enough production to travel downward to the ends of each hair on your beard, which dries it out over time. It’s lacking minerals, vitamins, and it will soon start to show in the color, and become fragile. Winter weather is also going to dry it out, requiring greater attention to detail each and every day.
Q: Can Beard OIl Help Beard Growth?
A: In some cases, yes it can, but it’s not a significant enough difference to really warranty purchasing it with that sole purpose. Think about it like this: beard oil is your fresh soil (bear with me here). After time, your potted plant is going to absorb all the nutrients out of the soil, and it’s going to look bleak and dry. Even if it’s growing, it’s going to add more frizz and wildness instead of looking awesome and refined. You’re just making the conditions easier, but you’re not actually making the beard grow faster, except in very few circumstances (usually about 1cm for every 18cm of beard length, so not really substantial enough to make an impact in your buying decision).
Q: How Long Does Beard Oil Last?
A: One two ounce bottle is going to last you for three to six months. As for the oil actually being in your beard, it’s going to dissipate after about eight to twelve hours on average. You’ll wash it out in the shower that night or in the morning, reapply, and keep looking like a Saxon warlord all day long.
Q: Can You Use Beard Oil in the Sun?
A: Yes, but it’s tricky. The more citrus oil (especially lemon) in your beard oil, the more of a bleaching effect it’s going to have on your beard. If you’re looking at essential oils like coconut, olive and others, you’re not going to experience any difference. Citrus bleaches hair and strips it of color.
Q: How Good Is Beard Oil?
A: Like most things, beard oil will vary in quality from maker to maker. The best (those being the ones we highlight above) will all do an outstanding job of softening your beard and restoring moisture (with soap) and suppleness to the skin of your face. Some will also do an outstanding job of reducing beardruff.
Q: What’s The Best Beard Oil?
A: Any of the oils above will do you well but we feel that any of the first three listed are top of the line beard oil.
Q: Which Is Better, Beard Oil Or Beard Balm?
A: While this is largely a matter of taste, there are slight differences in the way the two are applied and how they feel once in place. The oil usually soaks into the beard hair and underlying skin with ease as long as you haven’t used more than the typical few drops. Beard balm, on the other hand, may take a bit more effort to work it fully into the beard and skin.
Things To Consider When Buying Beard Oil
The Ingredients - Most beard oil visits the same ingredient list, though there are variations in how complex their mixtures will get. Some have extremely simple formulas while others will have extensive if still all natural, mixtures that include nut oils, natural fragrances and other types of skin softeners. As a general rule, the fewer the ingredients, the fewer potential bad reactions between the oil and skin.
We’ve made a quick bullet list of the main ingredients you want to find in the oil. These are things that have been time-tested, used for ages, and have the lowest possibility of any sort of abnormal or adverse reactions.
- Olive Oil
- Avocado Oil
- Argan Oil
- Pumpkin Seed Oil
- Flaxseed Oil
- Castor Oil
- Sweet Almond Oil
- Vitamin E Oil
- Grape Seed Oil
- Jojoba Oil
- Shea Butter
- Tea Tree Oil
- Coconut Oil
These are blended to bring you a shine or matte finish to your beard, keep your skin protected, and your beard rejuvenated after each use. Nearly all beard oils are able to help restore damaged hair, though some are purely for maintaining an already excellent beard.
Scent - Many an all natural beard oil states that it is fragrance-free but only a couple actually are. That’s because when they say ‘fragrance-free’ they mean no fragrances have been added specifically to create a certain type of scent. The included ingredients, however, can, and often do, have their own scent. Make sure that if you want something that is truly fragrance-free that you find an oil that says it has no odor whatsoever.
Packaging/Animal Testing - Choose the oil that is packaged in easily recyclable and/or easily biodegradable material like glass, tin and cardboard/paper. Also, few self-respecting beard oil users will want to purchase a product that’s been tested on animals. Do our animal friends a favor and reject any oil that you suspect may have used animals during their product development.
Our Top Beard Oil Pick
We’re sticking with number five for personal use, and absolutely love the fragrance, as well as the moisturizing effect that Leven Rose had on us. They can repair brittle and damaged hair, albeit for a few additional drops, but they really hit home when they told us that they don’t test on animals, and don’t contain anything artificial. At all.
As facial hair has returned to popularity men everywhere are looking for ways to make their beards softer, more attractive and less impactful on the underlying skin. Beard oil and other beard grooming products and hair styling (10 best pomades for men) like those profiled above are the best way to do so. We hope you found this information helpful and be sure to check back on a regular basis for more product information and reviews.