“Whether you’ve long rocked a beard of lumberjack (or Shoreditch barista) proportions or longer facial hair is the result of a socially distanced experiment, the key to its condition and appearance is a quality beard oil.”
“From softening whiskers and making them much easier to tackle to nourishing the skin and preventing irritation and “beardruff” (beard dandruff), a good beard oil acts as a styling agent while keeping it smelling fresh.”
“It’ll serve you well in the awkward stages of growing out your facial hair, making wispy chin hairs look fuller, and, once grown to your desired length it’ll prove essential to keeping you looking more hipster than hobo.”
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“There are five oil derivatives commonly used as the base in a beard oil: coconut, olive, sunflower, jojoba and argan.”
“The antioxidants and vitamins in each promote healthier hair follicles and skin beneath, which could well harness conditions more conducive to facial hair growth. But don’t be fooled into thinking these are magical elixirs that’ll transform lacklustre chin hairs into Viking-esque locks – bottled beard transplants, these are not.”
“The best beard oils are those that work to really enhance the condition of your facial hair, helping to soften out any rougher areas while also strengthening. We’d also recommend looking out for an oil that doesn’t leave too much residue, and absorbs easily into your beard without making you look too oily throughout the day.”
“Like many of the products in your skincare routine, beard oil is best applied to a freshly showered face, allowing pores to be fully open so the oil can be absorbed to its full potential.”
“If you think of it in the same way as the hair on your head, a beard oil essentially acts as a conditioner to use after cleansing with a beard shampoo.”
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1. Horace Lemon & Mint Beard Oil
“Horace, the accessible and inclusive French grooming brand, has upped its beard-maintenance ante. Replacing its generic beard oil with the option of 3 stylish new scents; the Havana-scented Tobacco & Vanilla, the woody-based Patchouli & Cedar and our favourite, a citrus/aromatic that conjures up the orchards of Southern Italy, Lemon & Mint.”
“Made using 99 per cent ingredients of natural origin, it has been formulated to both nourish the whiskers and soften the skin. Jamaican black castor oil boosts the beard’s suppleness and adds volume whilst sweet almond oil hydrates and adds shine”
Scent: Fresh/ Citrus
Benefits: Soothes irritated skin easily and soften bristles
Powered by: Jamaican black castor oil, argan oil, and Vitamin E
Price: £13 for 30ml.
2. Heath Beard Oil
“Dedicated to science and first-to-market innovations, this new addition to the Heath range restores shine, encourages hair growth and tames unruly whiskers. A versatile formula, powered with salicylic acid, it exfoliates deep within the hair follicles, preventing trapped hairs and reducing the build-up of acne-causing bacteria.”
“Good for all skin types but particularly great if you are susceptible to acne or blemish-prone skin, it delivers long-lasting hydration for both the hair and skin without ever feeling greasy.”
Scent: Sage and sea salt
Benefits: great for blemish/acne prone skin, promotes hair growth
Powered by: Jojoba oil, salicylic acid and avocado oil
Price: £11 for 30ml.
Review: “The beard oil feels great! definitely nourishes my facial hair and it makes it feel very thick and luscious. I guess the product of course for the price it’s a bit expensive but I feel like overall it does feel great on your skin so I would recommend it.
It does feel quiet sick and I think that’s a good thing because then you can actually get them in your beard and make it feel like it’s apart the beard instead of just being on the side. it’s useful in that sense as you can actually feel the thickness of the bed because of the oil.
now I would say definitely it is a premium beard oil and the fact that 100% natural means that obviously helps but of course it doesn’t help grow hair where there is no hair which I was a bit upset about but again it’s only to increase the amount of growth in there it’s not necessarily too think either it fits about right.
is quite comforting to the face and therefore makes me feel quite good about my beard. great product definitely recommend it!”
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3. Murdock Beard Oil
“The nutritious and complex mix of 100 per cent natural oils – apricot kernel, macadamia, jojoba, sunflower and olive, to name but a few – gives this beard softener from the creators of the successful barbershop chain some serious gravitas.”
“Particularly good for men who suffer from wispy beard syndrome, it actively adds body and volume by working its way down to the cuticles of the hair strand and helps lock in moisture when applied to damp facial hair.”
Benefits: Adds volume and greater shine
Powered by: Jojoba oil, sunflower oil and apricot kernel
Price: £18 for 50ml
Review: “I’m not sure if my nose works differently to all the other guys on here, but I just couldn’t get on with the smell of this product. As a beard oil, it worked great, but it really smells like the fake smokey flavour of pepperami snack sausage.
And as much as I like pepperami, I can’t deal with walking around smelling it all day long. I managed 2 days, then I had to retire this otherwise good beard oil.”
4. Davines ‘pasta & Love’ Pre-Shaving & Beard Oil
“This luxurious dual-action formula, which can be used to prep the skin before a close shave as well as shaping and conditioning beards, has been purposefully designed for optimum versatility.”
“Part of the first-ever shaving and facial hair-maintenance line from the sustainable Italian beauty brand, Davines; its name being a cheeky and ironic gesture to the two most iconic symbols of ‘Italian-ness’.”
Scent: Earthy and citrus tones of patchouli.
Benefits: It relieves skin redness & irritation and can also be used as a shaving oil.
Powered by: Jojoba, almond oil, and alchenchengi.
Price: £20 for 50ml
Review: “Nice smell but not as good as other beard oils in the market. Leaves the beard soft and manageable My husband is pleased with it.”
5. Ruffians Argan Beard Oil
“Infused with tea tree and citrus extract, which helps naturally cleanse the beard and energise the skin beneath, this omega and vitamin-rich oil is particularly good for those with longer and fuller beards.”
“Vegan-friendly and silicone and SLS-free, it offers high-performance conditioning thanks to a generous dose of the powerful antioxidant argan oil, a widely appreciated super-ingredient that boosts hydration from the tip of the facial hair strand through to the follicle and serves as an effective barrier from environmental toxins and sun damage.”
Benefits: High-performance conditioning
Powered by: argan oil, citrus, and tea tree extract.
Price: £25 for 30ml
Review: “This is a great oil. I have quite a thick beard, and 1st tried it in store when one of the Ruffians barbers used it on me during a haircut. It lasts well and is not too heavy. I highly recommend it.”
6. Adam Grooming Atelier Daily Beard Oil
“Using ingredients that have proven benefits to both the hair and skin, Adam Grooming Atelier’s signature beard oil softens and conditions particularly dry and brittle beard hair.”
“Developed with the aid of Adam’s team of expert barbers and enriched with a blend of signature essential oils, it promotes healthy hair growth and soothes any troubled, dry or flaky skin that might lurk beneath.”
“Vegan-friendly and both silicone and paraben-free, the all-natural styling aid which is packed with natural botanicals, is designed to help you shape, sculpt and define.”
Scent: Woody, with tones of pine and clary sage
Benefits: Promotes hair growth and softens bristles
Powered by: Wild pine, grapeseed oil and cedarwood
Price: £20 for 30ml
7. Anthony Pre-Shave + Conditioning Beard Oil
“Anthony’s innovative dual-action formula can be used either as an effective pre-shave prep or intensely conditioning beard oil. Engineered to soften the skin and rein in unruly and wild whiskers, it is super lightweight, so particularly beneficial for anyone who suffers from acute sensitivity.”
“Infused with essential oils of basil and rosemary, which nourish and soften the bristles, tea tree and calendula and olive oils which take care of dry, flaky and itchy skin, it has a light and uplifting scent of orange peel with a mint-fresh and eucalyptus aftertaste and will help you achieve your bearded or clean shaven best.”
Scent: Eucalyptus and orange peel
Benefits: Intense nourishing, can be used as shaving prep
Powered by: Calendula, olive oil, basil oil and rosemary oil
Price: £23.10 for 59ml
Review: “Not quite sure it’s worth the money – has a nice minty scent, but at this price point, you kind of want more. If you’re spending this kind of money on beard oil, I’d shop around.”
8. Daimon Barber Beard & Stubble Softener
“Daimon Barber offers a no-nonsense core range of sustainable grooming heroes that put transparency and ease of use front and centre.”
“This doesn’t distract from the high-performance efficacy of its well-balanced, science-meets-nature formulas. The Beard & Stubble Softener in this range thoughtfully considers the skin beneath our bristles as much as it does in conditioning the facial forest.”
Scent: Egyptian mallow and Oudh
Benefits: Stubble and softer beard hair
Powered by: Kahai oil, aloe vera, avocado oil
Price: £21.56 for 100ml.
Review: “the smell is stronger than i’d have liked, but it is a great hair product. i have to use 4-5 pumps to work it through my beard – and my beard isn’t *that* long, just dense and wiry.
seems overpriced considering how much i’ll have to use, but it seems like it’s also conditioning my beard – so maybe i’ll use less over time. depending on how long it lasts, i will probably buy again.”
9. Bulldog Original Beard Oil
“Simon Duffy’s vision in 2005 to create a range of ethically sound, natural ingredient-based targeted grooming solutions for men that would hold their own alongside the big boys on the supermarket shelves unleashed Bulldog Skincare For Men into the world. And in our opinion, its shaving and facial hair products are among the brand’s finest moments.”
“In fact, infused with eight essential oils, including aloe vera, camelina oil and green tea, the conditioning and hydrating Original beard oil in the range has acquired an almost cult-like following.”
Benefits: Improves shine, softens and vegan product
Powered by: Camelina, green tea and aloe vera
Price: £1.60 for 30ml
Review: “Great beard oil, I have been using this for ages and love it. half the price is better than lots of other oils I’ve tried.
I like its smell, reasonably priced, it lasts for ages, and I use it a lot. Don’t scrimp get it in there; get it into the skin. It feels good all day; I love the beard balm, too.
Apply that after oil to tame that hair that won’t sit down. I should be getting paid for this review ???? I’m not. but I really like it. Get some.”
10. L’Oreal Men Expert Barber Club Long Beard & Skin Oil
“Inspired by professional barber expertise, L’Oreal Men Expert’s Barber Club system offers targeted solutions to help condition and fortify a healthy-looking bush of shiny facial hair.”
“Designed for men with medium to long beards, and as equally beneficial to the moisture balance of your skin, this multi-functional aid is enriched with 88 per cent natural ingredients, such as eucalyptus leaf oil, and is suitable for all skin types.”
Benefits: Nourishes skin underneath and softens the hair
Powered by: cedarwood essential oil and eucalyptus leaf
Price: £7.33 for 30ml
Review: “Smells great! Purchased as a stocking filler and recipient was happy as likes the barber club collection.”
11. Haeckels Conditioning Beard Oil
“Driven by effective results and the conservation of the Kent coastline, where the brand was founded and is based, many of Haeckels’ signature formulations have marine-based ingredients at their heart.”
“Enriched with seaweed extract suspended with vitamin E, its iconic conditioning beard oil (originally known as the Sailors Beard Oil) follows the tradition of using (where possible) indigenous raw materials.”
Benefits: Hydrates and repairs long beards
Powered by: Neroli & sweet almond oil and jojoba oil
Price: £34 for 50ml
12. Copenhagen Grooming Beard Hero Beard Oil Serum
“Dedicated to helping grow and groom awesome beards, this Danish brand is a celebration of all things facial hair. Its signature beard oil (which is not just a beard oil, but more on that in a minute), which took a year of research to develop, effectively leaves bristles hydrated and fuller-bodied for up to 72 hours.”
“It is further powered by a combo of two nutrient-rich ingredients: limnanthes alba seed oil, which softens dry or coarse hair by coating the fibre and sealing in hydration, and NaturePep amaranth, a patented ingredient which actively thickens the beard by increasing the diameter of the individual hair fibre.”
Benefits: Adds volume and hydrates beard hair
Powered by: NaturePep amaranth and limnanthes alba seed oil
Price: £19 for 50ml
Review: “Lots of packaging. Amazon delivered in a box that could have contained 4 of these sets. The set itself also came in unnecessary packaging but I guess cosmetic manufacturers like to sell things in a nice presentation package.
Anyway the products so far have been very good. I have a very long beard so need to use a lot if I am using this type of stuff.
However I am noticing I don’t have to use as much with this. I thought it was a tad expensive but as I use less it probably works out ok. I do like the products and will probably buy again.
13. Elemis Smooth Result Shave & Beard Oil
“This dual-purpose face and beard oil can be used as both a shave prep and a conditioning oil to keep facial hair in tip-top shape. A vitamin-rich and deeply hydrating blend of jojoba (known to have soothing and healing properties), hazelnut and grape seed oils.”
“It serves a comfortable glide if using it with a razor and is a stellar styling aid for keeping your bristles nourished and easy to tame. Suitable for all skin types, it’s the ideal formula for part-time beard wearers, who regularly fluctuate between clean-cut and rocking facial hair.”
Benefits: Hydrates all skin types
Powered by: grape seed, hazelnut oil, and jojoba oil
Price: £25 for 30ml
Review: “I bought this Elemis Smooth Result Shave Oil for my husband who has told me it has a great smell and does the job well!”
14. Jack Black Beard Oil
“This luxuriously-textured but non-greasy beard oil is the #1 beard oil in the U.S. Formulated with a blend of certified organic natural oils, potent antioxidants and vitamins it is made for dry and brittle facial fuzz and helps prevent dry itchy skin.”
“Lightly scented with botanicals and essential oils that give an uplifting aromatic, green and herby fragrance, it also promotes healthy-beard shine.”
“Fast-absorbing and without leaving any oily residue, it has been enriched with Kalahari melon oil and marula oil, both rich in fatty acids and proven to soften the hair and smooth the skin.”
Benefits: Prevents flaky/itchy skin, promotes shine, and good with dry hair
Powered by: Vitamin E & Kalahari melon oil
Price: £21 for 30ml
Review: “This product has worked wonders for the other halves facial hair, less wirey texture and healthier looking and feeling. It also helps tame it for him. I have recently stated using this for my brows and I will continue using this instead of the usual brands! This is not just for the beards! Girls run!”
15. Dr. Harris Beard Oil
“British-based Dr Harris has been grooming royalty and the aristocracy out of London’s St James’ district since 1790. Holding a royal warrant as a pharmacist, it is actually its clean and classic gentlemanly scents that it is most renowned for. It should come as no surprise then that its beard oil not only performs.”
“Embracing the brand’s Windsor scent (citrus, vetiver and black pepper) – also smells the business. A great one for anyone beginning to grow a beard as its soothing formula contains agents to help calm itchiness and irritation.”
Benefits: Soothes irritated skin and gives it a scent
Powered by: Jojoba oil and Abyssinian oil
Review: “It’s a nice scent. It’s very clean and bright and invigorating. Super complex, and easy to wear. It isn’t overpowering, you could wear it in pretty much any situation or occasion. It’s expensive but you only use a few drops. I find that it lasts a very long time.”
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