The beard grooming industry has seen a pretty substantial supply of beard oils, most, if not all, of which, have been touted by their manufacturers as being beneficial for any beard-sporting gentleman looking to improve the health and appearance of his facial hair.
But is it really true that a beard oil can provide nourishment to one’s beard, while giving it a sleek, sexy look at the same time?
Look, my beard is very important to me and after hearing so much fuss about oils for facial hair, I decided to check out a few brands.
After experimenting with 17 different oils so far—all with high user ratings—I’m happy to report that my beard has indeed experienced the benefits (yes, it’s looking real sexy right now!).
I like to mix things up and am always open to trying new ones as long as they are not too expensive, and to be on the safe side, have been getting mostly positive reviews from users.
Out of those 17, these are my 5 picks of the best beard oil.
5 Best Beard Oils Reviews For Men
Devil's Delight Beard Oil by Billy Jealousy
Simply put, this beard oil is terrific. Currently, Billy Jealousy has three other beard oils with equally catchy names including “Beardo’s Bounty,” “Charm Offensive,” and “Gnarly Green.”
The Devil’s Delight is the best of the lot (actually, I haven’t tried Charm Offensive) because the scent is distinctively unique and pleasantly sweet.
According to Billy Jealousy, the Devil’s Delight has hints of black pepper, coffee, lavender, orange, sandalwood, and vanilla.
I’ll admit I wasn’t keen on getting it at first because of the “black pepper” and “coffee” notes.
I drink coffee every day and I use freshly ground black pepper in my cooking all the time, so of course I wouldn’t want my beautifully grown beard smelling like food!
But the mainly enthusiastic reviews I read online prompted me to pull the trigger, and I’m glad I did.
Figuring out the scent was a tad tricky initially. There were no hints of coffee or black pepper, which I’m thankful for.
Then I figured it out! To me, it has a richly sweet orange-vanilla smell.
Even though I’ve received plenty of compliments for wearing it, the oil’s fragrance did get a few unfavorable comments too. One buddy of mine said that “it smells sickeningly sweet.” Other naysayers echoed along the same lines.
Well, you can’t please them all.
However, the fragrance alone doesn’t really convey why the Devil’s Delight is so “terrific,” there are other positive aspects as well, such as making my beard look silky smooth, preventing skin irritation, and eliminating those pesky, flaky beard dandruff or “beard-druff”.
Aside from its pretty thick consistency, which is more like a coating than oil and its quite high price tag, I couldn’t be happier with this product.
Epic Moisture MP 10 Nourishing Oil, 2 fl. oz. by Jack Black
Unbelievably good but expensive, Jack Black’s Epic Moisture MP is one of those “you get what you pay for” types of products.
While the price doesn’t thrill me, I’m extremely pleased with the oil’s ability to soften my dense, coarse beard (not feminine soft, mind you) and the skin underneath.
Better yet, this oil can be used for just about any part of your body.
If you feel that your hair and certain areas of your skin lack moisture, apply a few squirts of the oil for a real quick hydration fix.
The first couple of things you’ll notice upon applying some on your beard is that it’s very light, has a very subtle citrus-like scent, and it evaporates quickly, leaving you with a fairly soft facial mane and not even a hint of greasiness.
Even if you have a wild frizzy beard, a few squirts of the oil should be able to tame those unruly hairs, making the whole thing manageable while adding some fine sheen to it.
Another cool thing about the Epic Moisture MP is that it works incredibly well as a pre-shave oil. I found that the shave it gave me was surprisingly smooth and close.
It’s worth noting that while it’s true that the product is on the pricey side, it shouldn’t require an awfully lot of squirts to soften up your beloved beard (unless your beard is epically long).
My beard which is approximately 3 inches long can be fully covered with just three squirts. So if you plan on using this exclusively for beard grooming purposes, I reckon it’ll take a while for the entire bottle to finish.
So, come to think of it, this thing isn’t really all that costly.
Jack Black (not that multi-talented celebrity!) packed some killer quality ingredients in this oil and it shows.
This is one moisturizer/ beard oil that I can enjoy using over and over again.
Beard Oil WV Timber, Scented with Cedarwood and Fir Needle by Mountaineer Brand
Some might disapprove this beard oil for not having a longer lasting scent. It’s true, but there’s no denying it still offers terrific value for the money.
For a thick beard of fairly long length, about 3 or 4 dabs should be more than adequate to keep beard-druff away, and soften up stubborn hairs just a little so that they are easier to manage.
You would only have to massage it into your beard once daily, so a 2 oz. bottle can last for over a month, maybe two. Heck, it’ll run out a lot longer than that if your beard is thin and not all that long.
And let’s not forget the price, which is virtually a bargain.
Although its hair softening effect isn’t great, I love how the oil moisturizes my beard keeping it grease-free, and also soothes the skin below.
I’m also a huge fan of the oil’s woodsy scent that exudes subtle hints of cedar and pine, along with a teeny bit of raisin smell.
The rather indistinct smell of raisin surprised me at first, but then I realized that one of its ingredients is grape seed oil. Other ingredients are eucalyptus oil, castor oil, and almond oil.
All the oils used to make this product are extremely gentle to the skin, which accounts for that soothing feel, and they are unlikely to cause irritation.
Of course every individual is different. Some of you might be allergic to one or more of the aforesaid oil. As a matter of fact, a friend of mine is allergic to almond oil.
It’s hard to find things to complain about in a beard oil that does the job well enough at bargain pricing to boot, takes a good while to empty even if it’s only a 2 oz. bottle, and smells wonderful.
As mentioned, the scent goes away very quickly—within an hour or two from my personal experience—and that’s about my only beef with this product.
Otherwise, this is one of the best beard oils for the money, and would not disappoint any proud beard owner who wants a little more than your average beard oil can offer.
Ranger Grooming Co. Fragrance Free 100% Pure Organic Beard Oil by Leven Rose
If simplicity is what you’re looking for in beard oils, this one is as simple as they come. What Leven Rose has made is a frills-free beard oil product that is powered by only two ingredients: argan and jojoba oil.
Yep, only these two, believe it or not.
A beard oil that’s made of purely organic ingredients, the Ranger Grooming Co. is completely unscented—at least to me, plus the product is indeed advertised as “fragrance free.”
I’m saying this because prior to ordering, I saw a few reviews claiming that the product emits a smell that resembles either vegetable or olive oil.
Nope. I’m halfway through the bottle and I can confidently conclude that the oil smells like nothing at all.
For such a basic beard oil with zero fillers and only a couple of ingredients, the Ranger Grooming Co. sure has some real nice perks going for it.
For starters, the texture of the oil is just right. It’s not runny nor is it too thick. A few drops massaged throughout the length of my beard, and those coarse, chaotic whiskers of mine became a lot more compliant when combed.
It also gave my beard a real sweet shine that often last for a whole day. I believe this is the handiwork of the jojoba oil.
Jojoba oil, after all, is well known for being able to bestow a healthy, longer lasting shine to the hair.
The moisturizing effect is impressive, and if the skin under your facial hair is always dry or feels itchy all the time, this oil might be able to squash those problems.
Finishing the bottle may take quite a bit of time depending on your usage. A beard with medium density and length might require roughly 4 to 6 drops a day, which should take around a couple of months to finish.
Just like the Mountaineer Brand beard oil, the price is excellent for the quantity, and the overall quality is respectable to boot.
Smooth Viking Beard Oil by Smooth Viking Beard Care
Smooth Viking, the company that brought you the incredibly value-for-money Beard & Mustache Brush and Comb Kit, is here with another beard grooming product, and this time, it’s a beard oil.
This one has several different kinds of oils including safflower. No, it won’t make the manly mane on your face smell like that annual plant, so don’t worry—your manliness will remain intact!
Actually, it gives off more of a sandalwood kind of scent that’s not overpowering, and honestly, I really love the smell.
Offering some very helpful qualities, Smooth Viking beard oil is a superb product much like the other oils on this list.
Whether it’s taming wild beard hairs softening it to a more manageable level, or putting an end to itchiness due to dryness of the skin, this oil could help you sort these issues out without draining your wallet.
Unfortunately, it’s feels a tad too oily to me, but not so much that it breaks the deal.
Conclusion of the 5 Best Beard Oils Reviews
All right my bearded brethren, I’m done jabbering about my top 5 personal picks of the best beard oils for sprucing up your facial hair, and making it irresistibly kissable to the opposite sex!
Since there’s a ton of different beard oils out there, deciding which one is right for you can be pretty vexing.
With features to satisfy a variety of proud beard owners—organic and non-organic, scented and unscented, pricey and cheap ones, works as a pre-shave oil, etc.—I’m hoping this list can help pinpoint you in the right direction.
Who knows? One of them might even become your permanent choice. I'd start with trying out the Viking Beard Oil here.
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