We asked 300 men, with all types of beards, to test 24 different brands of beard oil. The goal was to find the best beard oil for smoothing and softening facial hair. The softness and hydration, as well as any reductions in itching, were also reported by the men.
Haeckels is driven by the preservation of Kent's coast and effective results. Many of its signature formulations contain marine-based ingredients. The iconic conditioning beard oil, originally known as the Sailors Beard Oil (previously called the Sailors Beard Oil), is rich in seaweed extract with vitamin E. It follows the tradition to use (where possible) local raw materials. This oil is ideal for long beards with very coarse or damaged facial hair. It contains a combination of oils like jojoba sweet almond, clove, sandalwood and protects, repairs, protects, and nourishes. Natural antibacterial, antiseptic and natural moisturizer, neroli oil is also useful.
This item is currently on special, so grab it quickly if you want to test the water. If you need more convincing, it passed our lab test. 75% of our panel reported that it added a sleek look to their beards. It caused minimal irritation to the skin, and 83% praised its weightless feeling on the skin.
Our favorite nourishing ingredients include avocado, sweet almond oil and jojoba. The winner received full marks in the lab because it smoothed hair. 93% of our panel members said that the softening effect lasts throughout the day. 79% of those who tried it said that it solved their itchiness, and all agreed that it was much easier to style and manage facial hair.
L'Oreal Men Expert's Barber Club system was developed from professional barber experience. This multi-functional product is ideal for men with medium or long beards. It also helps maintain the skin's moisture balance. This formula is completely free of parabens. It is powered by the deeply hydrating cedarwood essential oils and is surprising not to get greasy. It conditions and tames the skin and releases a nostalgic, old-school barbershop smell.
This lightweight, non-greasy formula will nourish your beard without you spending a fortune. Testers loved it because it was light and easy to use. The formula left 92% panel members with softened skin, hair, and eyes. Not bad!
Coconut oil can be used to whiten your teeth and for throwing things in a pan (a la Joe Wicks). It's best to use a little bit and melt it in your hands before you apply it to your beard. It is less greasy than other oils due to its high level of lauric acid. This oil will nourish and condition your beard. It may smell like a Bounty bar of chocolate, however.
Daimon Barber has a core range that is transparent and easy to use. The high-performance, science-meets–nature formulas of Daimon Barber's well-balanced range don't suffer from this. This range's Beard & Stubble Softener carefully considers the skin underneath our bristles, as well as conditioning the facial forest. It's enriched with plant-based oils, vitamins and free of parabens. The British "bromance brand" is known for its ability to protect, repair and rehydrate hair fibres. This bestseller leaves beards soft and smooth, and comes scented with an Oudh or Egyptian mallow scent.
This beard oil has a mix of woodsy essential oils. It quickly absorbs to soften your hair, while soothing the skin underneath. Exfoliating Salicylic Acid gently eliminates dry skin cells to prevent the formation of dandruff.
To measure the hair's smoothness before and after applying the beard oil, we used the Dia-stron machine in the Lab. The beard oil score was higher if it was easier to comb.
This Danish brand is all about growing and grooming amazing beards. Its beard oil, which is more than just a beard oil. This oil took over a year to create and leaves your hair fuller for up 72 hours. It also contains two nutrient-rich ingredients, limnanthes Alba seed oil and NaturePep amaranth. These are patented ingredients that actively thicken the beard (11.3% thicker after just three applications). The serum-like texture of the product hydrates and nourishes tired-looking hair from the inside. It leaves your mane looking healthier. Copenhagen Grooming also offers an loyalty program. The more stock you buy the better the prices.
These 80% said it was able to manage any unruly or irregular hair and works well with all types of beards.
You can decide how often to apply beard oil, just like any other grooming product. Some oils can be absorbed and washed out quickly, making them suitable for daily use. Some oils will be more durable, which makes them ideal for people who don't have the time to wash their hair every day.
Adam Grooming Atelier’s signature beard oil conditions and softens particularly dry and brittle hair by using ingredients that have shown benefits for the hair and skin. Adam's expert team of barbers developed the oil and added a blend essential oils to soothe any dry, flaky or troubled skin. This all-natural styling tool, which is both vegan-friendly, paraben-free and silicone-free, has natural botanicals to help you shape and sculpt your hair. 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 is a natural remedy for dry skin. It soothes itching and inflammation. Cedarwood protects your hair from environmental pollutants and toxins. Clary sage and pine combine to create a woody, fresh scent.
Care for your skin is crucial, no matter what length of beard you have. The packaging looks like a miniature whisky bottle but inside, 86% of the testers reported softening skin.
If you do decide to use it, we recommend washing your beard with a shampoo that is suitable for coarse hair. We suggest this Bulldog 2-in-1 beard shampoo/conditioner. Depending on how thick your beard is, towel-dry it or blow-dry it. Then apply the beard oil according to the directions on the bottle. To finish, you can either comb it through or use your fingers to apply the oil.
Anthony's unique dual-action formula can either be used as a pre-shave preparation or to condition beards. It's lightweight and softens the skin. Essential oils of rosemary and basil nourish the skin and soften it. It also contains tea tree oil (which acts as an antioxidant), calendula oil which soothes itchy skin and olive oil which treats dry, flaky, itchy skin.
This one is loaded with vitamin-rich oils such as grapeseed oil and jojoba. It can be used to moisturize your moustache, or give it a quick prep before you start shave. It was a top-rated shaving lubricant in our laboratory test, scoring top marks for adding softness to the hair. Additionally, 80% testers were impressed by the fresh scent and how well it worked on the skin.
This product is the perfect choice if you want to shine up your strands. It scored 100% in our lab tests. Our testers were also impressed with the softness and shine it gave their beards. It made their hair easier to manage with 88% reporting that it was easier to comb their hair after just a few drops.
Bulldog Skincare For Men was created in 2005 by Simon Duffy, who had a vision to create an ethically sound and natural range of targeted grooming solutions for men. Our favorite moments of the brand are its facial and shaving products. The conditioning and hydrating Original Beard Oil has a cult following because it is infused eight essential oils including green tea, aloe vera, and camelina oil. It absorbs quickly and is light in texture. This makes facial hair shiny without looking greasy.
Are you looking for a silky-smooth finish This is the one. This reparative cream is jam-packed full of silk protein. Avocado oil and aloe Vera will keep your skin in the best shape. All panelists reported feeling softer facial hair after using the product, with 92% saying it didn't leave any residue.