This Heath addition is committed to science and first to market innovations. It restores shine, encourages growth, and smoothes out unruly hair. It contains salicylic Acid, which exfoliates deeply into the hair follicles. This helps prevent hairs from getting trapped and reduces the growth of acne-causing bacteria. It's suitable for all skin types. But it is particularly good for those who are prone to acne and have blemish-prone or sensitive skin. Heath's signature salty-sage fragrance is infused into the product. The nourishing properties of Jojoba Oil, which can reduce hair breakage and relieve beard itching, and avocado oil provide additional elasticity, softness, and softness. It works in conjunction with your skin's natural oils, delivering long-lasting moisture. It can also be used for taming flyaway hair.
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.
British-based Dr Harris has been grooming royalty from London's St James' area since 1790. It is best known for its classic, gentle scents and royal warrant as a pharmacist. It is no surprise that the beard oil performs and - thanks to its Windsor scent (citrus vetiver, black pepper) it also smells great. It is a great choice for anyone who wants to grow a beard. The soothing formula includes ingredients that soothe itching and irritation.
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 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.
L'Oreal Men Expert's Barber Club system is based on professional barbering expertise. It provides targeted solutions to condition and fortify healthy looking, shiny facial hair. This multi-functional aid is for men with medium to lengthy beards. It is also beneficial for the skin's moisture balance. The formula, which is free from parabens and eucalyptus leaf oil, is extremely hydrating and non-greasy. The formula conditions and tames, and it is lifted with an old-fashioned barbershop scent.
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.
We asked 300 men with everything from stubble to long beards to trial 24 brands of beard oil, to find the best at smoothing and softening facial hair, as well as the best ones for making beards easier to style, brush and tame. They gave feedback on the softness and hydration of their skin too, as well as any noticeable reduction in itchiness.
This richly-textured, yet non-greasy beard oil is America's #1 choice. It is made with certified organic natural oils, potent vitamins and antioxidants. It also helps to prevent dry itchy skin. It is lightly scented with essential oils and botanicals that provide a pleasant, uplifting, and green, floral scent. This oil promotes healthy-beard growth. It absorbs quickly and leaves no oily residue. It has also been enriched in Kalahari melon oil (and marula oil), which are rich in fatty acid and have been proven to soften hair and smooth skin. The powerful antioxidants in brown algae and carrot seed extract work together to protect against damage caused by free radicals. Vitamin E boosts hydration and plum oil softens dry, brittle facial hairs for extra control and natural shine.
The rich and nutritious mix of natural oils (100 per cent), apricot, macadamia and jojoba, as well as sunflower and olive oil gives this beard conditioner from the founders of successful barbershop chains some serious gravitas. It's especially good for men suffering from wispy hairs. It is best to use it at night, while you're sleeping, for maximum penetration and effectiveness.
If you’re looking to add some shine to strands, this is your guy. Not only did it score full marks in our lab test but our testers were impressed too; it left their beards looking soft and glossy. It also made them easier to manage, with 88% finding their hair was easier to comb through after using a few drops.
The dual-purpose beard and face oil can be used to shave and condition facial hair. It is rich in vitamins and deeply moisturizes with grape seed oil, hazelnut, and jojoba oils. It's suitable for all skin types and is the perfect formula for those who have a mix of clean-cut and textured 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.
In the Lab, we used a Dia-stron machine to measure the smoothness of hair before and after application. The easier the switches were to comb, the higher the beard oil scored.
This Danish brand celebrates all things facial hair and is dedicated to growing and grooming great beards. The brand's signature beard oil, which was developed over a year of extensive research, leaves the bristles fuller and hydrated for up to 72 hours. The combination of two nutrients-rich ingredients makes it even more powerful: limnanthes alpha seed oil, which softens coarse or dry hair and seals in moisture, and NaturePep amaranth. This patented ingredient actively thickens the hair (11.3 percent thicker after three applications), by increasing the size of each hair fibre. It has a silky, serum-like texture that nourishes and rehydrates tired-looking bristles, giving them a healthier look. Copenhagen Grooming offers a loyalty program: The more stock you purchase, the lower the prices.
This dual-action formula is a luxurious, multi-purpose product that can be used for both prepping the skin and shaping beards. Part of the first-ever shaving and facial hair-maintenance line from the sustainable Italian beauty brand, Davines a Mediterranean-inspired cocktail of lemon, bergamot, orange, patchouli and iris.
Packing in some of our favourite nourishing ingredients, including avocado, jojoba and sweet almond oil, our winner scored full marks in the lab for how well it smoothed hair, while 93% of our panel said its softening effect lasted throughout the day. If itchiness is your bugbear, 79% also said it helped solve this problem, while all said it was easier to tame and style facial hair.
Bulldog Skincare for Men was born out of Simon Duffy's 2005 vision to create ethically sound, natural ingredient-based targeted grooming products for men. We think the brand's best moments are its facial hair and shaving products. The Original beard oil has eight essential oils in it, which includes aloe vera and camelina oil. It is infused with green tea and green tea to condition and moisturize. It is light and quick-absorbing, leaving facial hair shiny and without looking greasy.
Horace, a French grooming brand that is inclusive and accessible, has improved its beard care. Three new stylish scents replace the generic Horace beard oil. These include the Havana-scented Tobacco & Vanilla fragrance, Patchouli & Cedar with a woody base and our favourite, a citrus/aromatic scent that conjures up the Southern Italian orchards, Lemon & Mint. It is made from 99 percent natural ingredients. It has been specially formulated to nourish the whiskers as well as soften the skin. Jamaican blackcastor oil improves beard's suppleness, volume, and shine while sweet almond oil hydrates. The skin is moisturized by argan oil rich in vitaminE. Grapeseed oils has anti-inflammatory capabilities to prevent itching, irritation, redness and itching. Vegan-friendly. Mineral oil, silicone (alcohol and paraben-free).
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.
Many Haeckels signature formulas are marine-based because of their effectiveness and conservation of Kent's coastline. It is enriched with seaweed extract and vitamin E. This iconic conditioning oil, also known as the Sailors Beard Oil, follows the tradition of using local raw materials whenever possible. It is best suited to longer beards and more specifically for very dry, coarse, and damaged facial hair. Natural antibacterial and antiseptic properties are also available in neroli oil.