Coconut oil is great for cleaning your teeth, whitening your teeth, and even throwing it in a frying pot a la Joe Wicks. You should only use small amounts and heat it up in your hands. Then, you can apply it to your beard. Because of its low lauric acid level, it is lighter than most oils and will condition and nourish your beard. However, it may smell like a Bounty candy bar.
Adam Grooming Atelier's signature oil for beards conditions and softens hair that is particularly dry and brittle. Adam's team has developed this oil with help from their expert barbers. It is rich in a blend of essential oils that soothes any flaky, dry or sensitive skin. It is vegan-friendly and free of silicone and parabens. This all-natural styling solution is full of natural botanicals that will help you shape, sculpt, and define. Grapeseed oil (a natural sealant) moisturises and locks hydration within the hair follicles, guaranteeing a beard that stays manageable and soft, day-through-to-night. Wild pine helps relieve dryness and inflammation underneath the beard. Cedarwood, on the other hand, regulates oil production and protects skin from harmful environmental pollutants. This woody fragrance has clary-sage and pine undertones.
After a silky-smooth finish? This is the one for you. The reparative serum is jam-packed with silk protein, avocado oil and aloe vera to leave your skin in tip-top condition. All of our panel said their facial hair felt softer to touch after a few pumps, and 92% said it didn’t leave any sticky residue behind.
We asked 300 men with different beard lengths and styles to try 24 beard oils. Our goal was to find out which ones work best for smoothing and softening facial skin. We asked them to give feedback on how soft and hydrated their skin was, as well any reductions in itching.
Daimon Barber provides a comprehensive range of sustainable grooming heroes. They are transparent and simple to use. These attributes don't diminish the high-performance efficacy and science-meets–nature formulas. This range's Beard & Stubble Softener is thoughtful about the skin beneath our bristles. It also cares about conditioning the facial forests. It is packed with plant-based oils that are rich in vitamins and minerals and free from chemicals nasties. This British "bromance” brand uses only British ingredients. The line's bestseller protects, repairs and moisturizes hair fibers. It also smells of Egyptian mallow and Oudh.
Currently on sale, get this one quick if you're wanting to test the water. If you still need convincing, it aced our lab test, while 75% of our panel said it added a sleek finish to their beards. It hardly caused any irritation to skin either, and 83% appreciated its weightless feel on skin.
The theory is that beard oil can be applied to any length of stubble. You could also use it to apply a serum to your freshly shaved skin, but we would recommend using a professional skin serum if you are going to do this.
Anthony's revolutionary dual-action formula works well as a preshave or conditioning oil. It has been designed to soothe sensitive skin and control unruly or wild whiskers. It contains essential oils of rosemary, basil, and tea tree which nourish and soften bristles. Calendula and olive oils, which treat dry, flaky, and itchy skin. The light orange peel scent is followed by a minty and eucalyptus aroma.
For long beards that need a bit of assistance to get a brush through them, try L'Oreal. All of our testers said this beard oil made their beards easier to comb through after application and found it managed to tame any unruly hairs.
As with any grooming product you decide how often you apply beard oils. Some oils are easy to absorb and wash off, making them great for daily use. Some oils have more staying power and are better suited to people who don’t have the time or patience to wash their beard daily.
Bulldog Skincare was founded in 2005 by Simon Duffy. His vision was to create a range ethically sound, natural ingredient based targeted grooming options for men. The brand's most memorable moments, in our opinion are its facial hair products and shaving creams. The original beard oil is infused in eight essential oils, including camelina oil, green tea, and aloe. It is quick to absorb and light in texture. This leaves facial hair shiny, without looking greasy, and makes coarser beards easier to style and shape.
Nourishing your beard without costing you an arm and a leg, testers loved this lightweight, non-greasy formula that managed to smooth down any frizz and flyaways. It left 92% of our panel with softer skin and hair, too. Not bad!
To get maximum effect and minimal greasiness, apply it when your beard starts to grow thick enough that it covers the skin beneath- around the centimetre mark. This is the point when your beard should be thick enough to cover your skin underneath. It will work in your favor too. Researchers at the University of Queensland interviewed 919 women to find a direct relationship between fertility and facial hair.
This oil is rich in tea tree and citrus extract, which naturally cleanses the beard while energizing the skin below. It is ideal for men with longer beards. It's vegan-friendly, non-sulfate, and SLS-free. The high-performance oil is enriched with powerful antioxidant argan olive oil. This highly-recommended super-ingredient enhances the skin's hydration and protects it from sun damage and environmental toxins. It has the highest concentration (reputedly), of any natural nourishing cream currently available.
This organic and vegan option can be used from head to toe to relieve any dryness. When it comes to your tasche, an impressive 86% of testers said it absorbed quickly, leaving skin and hair softer and smoother. Despite doing wonders when it came to nourishment, 79% still found it lightweight and 71% said it didn’t leave any greasiness in its wake.
We used a Diatron machine in our Lab to determine the smoothness of the hair prior and after application. The score for beard oil was determined by how easy it was to use the switches.
L'Oreal Men Expert's Barber Club system, inspired by professional barber expertise offers targeted solutions that condition and fortify a healthy-looking, shiny bush of facial hair. This multi-functional tool is designed for men with medium to large beards and can also help maintain the skin's natural moisture balance. It contains 88 percent of natural ingredients such as eucalyptus oil and is suitable for all skin types. The formula contains no parabens. It's powered by cedarwood essential oil which deeply moisturizes the skin and isn't greasy. It conditions, tames, and is uplifted by a nostalgic barbershop scent.
Packed with vitamin-rich oils - such as jojoba and grapeseed - use this one to give your beard or moustache a hydrating top-up, or as prep before a shave. Not only did it score top marks in our lab test for adding softness to hair, but 80% of testers were also impressed by how well it worked as a shaving lubricant, and they appreciated the fresh scent it left on the skin.
It's best to wash your beard with a beard shampoo, such as this Bulldog 2-in-1 shampoo and conditioner. This is better for coarse hair than regular shampoo. It can be dried with a towel or blow-dry depending on its thickness. After drying, apply the beard oil to your hair as directed on the bottle. Finish it off by combing it or using your fingers to work it in.
Leif beard oils are great for thicker and more fuller looking beards. They nourish and protect the skin from drying and contain a unique blend if natural essential oils. The oil is lightly scented with rosemary and orange, and also contains vitamin E to protect and moisturize the skin below. It is 100% natural and vegan-friendly. It's formulated with jojoba oil (a hydrating anti-inflammatory that soothes skin irritation and redness) and hypoallergenic. Argan oil, which is a conditioning ingredient that aids in strong beard growth and stimulates rosemary oils which have healing properties.
For those looking for something that will get along with all beard shapes and sizes, and absorb quickly, here 80% also said it helped tame any unruly hair.