A little sillage: Most beard oils have a subtle scent, though they aren’t often overpowering after absorbing into your whiskers. This ability to project is called sillage, and a nice scented beard oil can pinch-hit in place of a cologne.
Baxter of California's beard oils are rich in ingredients that will enrich your hair and leave no residue. The complex is fast-absorbing and softens every strand with no excess grease thanks to avocado oils and vitamin A.
It seems like a simple recipe: Jojoba oil, almond oil, and jojoba oil will soften your boar-ish hair. But things get more interesting: The skin is moisturized with extract of seabuckthorn (an orange berry). Pine oil helps to fight fungal infections and prevent beard dandruff. This is quite a potent potion.
Okay, so this was originally designed to tame dry and frizzy hair, but, by happy coincidence, it works just as well on your face. Its key ingredient is linoleic acid, which has been proven to aid hair growth and helps to keep the skin beneath your beard healthy.
Kiehl's facial oil contains essential oils that replenish the skin. It also has salicylic acid which prevents dandruff and removes brittle skin. The scent, which is a combination of sandalwood, cedarwood and eucalyptus, also gets high marks.
Beardbrand is well-named, because they sell the most trusted and efficient beard products within a highly competitive retail space. We love the unscented blend that works for all skin types. It is a combination of oils from grape seed and jojoba as well as castor. This blend packs a huge punch for a great price.
Next to a good beard trimmer, beard oil is an essential for any guy, no matter how long or short his stubble. The best beard oils are overflowing with nourishing ingredients (usually a combination of natural oils). They rapidly absorb into skin and hair, and, depending on the beard, help ground any flyaways. (Some lighter oils don’t tame as well as others—which isn’t necessarily a bad thing if you’ve got a close-cropped beard.)
Do you want to rid your house of unwanted pets? Solo Noir is the answer. The chemical-free serum, which contains grapeseed oil, grapeseed, sweet almond and grapefruit oils, will control loose, unruly strands so you can tame them without fuss.
Beard dandruff may be painful, but Stubble&'Stache blends sunflower and hemp seed oils to nourish your cheeks and chin as well as your beard. This oil is rich in argan and jojoba oils and contains vitamin E.
A daily application of oil comes with numerous benefits. First and foremost, it keeps both beard and skin hydrated. It’s hard to moisturize the skin beneath your facial hair, and beard oil slips in there quite easily to nourish and soften it all. (This prevents the dreaded beard dandruff, particularly in winter.) And by hydrating the beard hairs themselves, the oil prevents them from turning brittle and wiry. This prevents breakage, and it also prevents the beard from scratching you.
Jack Black's beard oil contains potent antioxidants to prevent dry skin, and a combination of oils that enhances hair strands. But where it shines is in its ability to add shine to your mustache. It is a carefully formulated formula that will give you shiny locks.
This home-made beard oil combines oils of argan and grape seed with oils of juniper berry and rosemary. Brothers Artisan provides four scented oils for grooming, which can be used to treat and nourish the skin. We particularly love the juniper and Eucalyptus.
The best beard oil is an easy sell: if you want to grow a beard, or improve the one you've already got, this is just about the easiest and best-smelling step you could take. Because a great beard starts with the proper products, a little patience to fill those patches, and a little intel on how to shape and style. But what separates the bush-league growers from the big league bushes is elbow grease: That beard is a labor of love, and a daily application of beard oil will keep your scruff looking lush and feeling soft, while moisturizing the skin underneath. Meanwhile, the rookies are growing a glorified Brillo pad on their face and rocking dry, flaky skin underneath.
Murdock London is the place to go if you want soft, baby-soft skin underneath your beard. Murdock London's brand is known for its ultra-nourishing formula, which contains oils that penetrate beyond the hair follicle and reach the skin. The formula is quick-absorbing so your hair won't look greasy.
V76 has strengths in size, sillage and absorption. V76's oil has a twice the amount of other oils (2 oz. This oil weighs in at 2 oz., compared to 1 for most other oils. It is also $19 cheaper than the usual competitors. A blue cedar scent lingers long and soothes the senses, and lastly, this castor-safflower-olive-jojoba oil blend soaks into your skin and facial hair quickly, so that it doesn't weigh you down.
To tame even the wildest whiskers: Your beard doesn’t just grow neatly into shape; it needs coaching and conditioning. A dense blend of essential oils will do the trick. Something heavy enough to keep your strays in check, but light enough that it still absorbs quickly into the hair and avoid any greasiness.
Are you ready to shave off your beard? Lab Series is here to help. It offers a 3-in-1 product that can be used on skin, hair, and scalp. The formula can be used until you decide to remove your beard.
Reamirs is twice the size than most beard oils. Lavender oil soothes skin and beard. The oil contains vitamins A, E, and other nutrients to help your mane grow thicker, fuller, and faster.
No surprise that award-winning barber shop Ruffians also offers an award-winning beard oil. But as well as endowing your facial fuzz with an elegant, citrus smell, Ruffians offering also locks in moisture and protects your skin from sun damage.
All of the items on this list will help strengthen your beard. But Billy Jealousy’s beard oil, which is made from sunflower, sweet almond and olive oils along with aloe verde, goes an extra mile. The packaging is positively sinful in every sense.
Oars + Alps offers a unique beard formulation that may convert even those who aren't yet aware of the benefits of argan oils. The brand's carefully-crafted concoction includes a combination of argan and Jojoba to nourish your hair and add a healthy dose grapefruit or vetiver to make your whiskers feel as inviting as you do the rest.