10 Best Beard Oils 2020
An essential member of your beard kit is most definitely a good oil.
Some of you may already use it (in which case you’re on the hunt for a new brand to try) and some of you may be new to the concept (why is it that I should put oil on my beard?).
Either way, you’ll find what you’re looking for here: what to look for when you’re shopping for an oil, how to use it and we’ll show you which brands other fine looking bearded gentleman like yourself already use.
This is our guide to the best beard oil brands that won’t break the bank.
Why Beard Oil?
Those of you who are new to beard products will probably be pleasantly surprised by all of the benefits to using a beard oil:
- Hydrate. Facial hair is much coarser than the hair on your head and, if it’s long enough, it makes it more difficult for creams and lotions to hydrate the skin underneath.
In comes beard oil with it’s jojoba oil and argan oil to save the day. Hydrating the beard with oil keeps the skin underneath moisturized, helping you prevent the dreaded “beardruff” – or beard dandruff.
- Soften. Not only does it moisturize the skin underneath, but it also moisturizes the hair follicles and makes them softer. A more kissable you!
- Shine. A little goes a long way. Just a few drops of beard oil gently massaged into your beard will also give it a lovely shine.
If you’re not convinced yet by all of the benefits, then we welcome you to continue reading.
We have some useful info that will help you work your way through the ingredients labels (what is argan oil and how does it benefit me?). Avocados aren’t just for guacamole dip and those flax seeds can help you in more ways that you know!
Top 10 Beard Oils Table
|1. The Gentlemen's Beard||1 oz.||$$$$||4.8|
|2. Beard Oil - Tea Tree Scent||4 oz.||$$||4.8|
|3. The Regular Guy Beard Oil||1 oz.||$$||4.7|
|4. The American Beard Company||1 oz.||$||4.6|
|5. Smooth Viking Beard Oil||2 oz.||$$||4.5|
|6. Wisdom Beard Oil||1 oz.||$$$$||4.5|
|7. Wild Willie's Beard Oil||2 oz.||$$$||4.5|
|8. Honest Amish Classic Beard Oil||2 oz.||$$||4.5|
|9. Natural Beard Oil||1 oz.||$||4.5|
|10. Art Naturals® Organic Beard Oil||2 oz.||$$||4.4|
When to Apply Beard Oil
As most of you already know, the best time to apply a beard oil is after you shower or wash your face.
We’d say that once a day is plenty, but if you shower twice a day (maybe you take a shower after your morning workout and then again after a long day at work), you may need to use more. Just try not to overdo it. Less is more!
You can also apply to dry beards, but to reap the maximum benefits, it’s best to use it just after you’ve washed it.
What to Look for as You Shop
- Container Color. You’ll notice that many oils come in dark glass bottles. This helps prolong their shelf life since the dark color filters out UV light.
- Oils. Remember that these bottles don’t contain just one oil, they contain several. You’ll notice below that we’ve listed the ingredients of our top five oils for you.If you’re not an oil expert, that’s no problem. We’ll discuss them a bit more in detail next before you head down to check out the top oils.
As you compare and contrast beard oils, it’s important to understand the differences between all of them. To do this, you need to know a bit about how each type of oil benefits you:
- Jojoba Oil. It strengthens the hair follicles, hydrates them and adds shine.
- Argan Oil. This is like a leave-in conditioner that also makes styling your beard easier. It will also help control the frizz and prevent split ends.
- Avocado Oil. This gives an extra boost of moisture to the super dry. It also acts as a natural SPF, great for those of you who spend a lot of time outdoors.
- Tea Tree Oil. This is great at preventing dandruff (or in this case, beardruff) and it helps sooth a dry, itchy face.
- Grapeseed Oil. In addition to moisturizing and conditioning, it also helps reduce beardruff, reduces hair loss and strengthens hair follicles.
- Sunflower Seed Oil. This is another one that acts as a sunscreen for hair. It is also very lightweight, which helps prevent you from having a beard that looks too greasy.
- Flax Seed Oil. This gives your beard hair a healthy dose of Omega-3, which is often lacking in our daily diets. This will help encourage new hair growth and it will nourish the hair follicles, strengthening them.
Top 5 Best Beard Oil Reviews
It’s hard to go wrong with anything Bay Rum, and aside from the pleasant scent, this is also a darn good oil. Gentlemen will agree that The Gentlemen’s Beard makes some of the best beard oil out there.
What’s Inside: extra virgin coconut oil, sunflower seed oil, argan seed oil, evening primrose seed oil, jojoba seed oil, Vitamin E
All of these things combined add up to a moisturized, shiny and softer beard. It also keeps the split ends to a minimum.
Now, we do realize that not all of you are fans of the Bay Rum scent. Also, if you have sensitive skin and can’t use products with added fragrances, then you’ll need some good alternatives.
Luckily for you, we still have four more to discuss, so keep reading!
One of the nice things about this oil is the size. They provide you with four ounces of oil whereas most oils come in a one or two-ounce jar. As they like to put it, they give you a “man-sized” portion!
What’s Inside: jojoba seed oil, sweet almond oil, grape seed oil, castor oil, glycerin, peppermint essential oil, tea tree leaf essential oil, vanilla planifolia fruit essential oil
We did notice the glycerin in there, which most of the pure oils don’t contain. While it is used here as a filler, glycerin is common in many skin treatment products because it helps moisturize and sooth dry skin.
A lot of men enjoy the scent (women, too) however, tea tree isn’t for everyone.
If you’re looking for something a bit different, we still have a few more oils to look at.
The Regular Guy is great for those of you who prefer to avoid artificial fragrances. It is also free of fillers, additives, parabens and GMOs. Good, good, and good!
What’s Inside: Sunflower seed oil, jojoba seed oil, avocado oil, apricot kernel oil, flax seed oil, Vitamin E
Here we have a different blend of oils than the previous ones, with a little avocado oil and apricot oil thrown in. Avocado is great for moisturizing, but it also acts as a sunscreen (as we mentioned earlier). Apricot oil has plenty of benefits, making the hair follicles extra smooth to the touch and they trap in the moisture.
If fragrance free is your way to be, then this is the right beard oil for you.
This is another scentless beard oil, so we’ll have to take a look at the ingredients in order to see how it will help your beard.
What’s Inside: jojoba seed oil, argan seed oil
Wow, just two oils! This may seem basic, but sometimes less is definitely more. It’s nice to see that it doesn’t contain any fillers and that they haven’t gone overboard with ingredients. Both oils are great at moisturizing your skin and beard, as are all of the oils on the labels you’ve seen, but having fewer allows for a more neutral scent. This is nice for those of you who don’t want your cologne competing with your shaving and hair care products.
The last on our top 5 list is Smooth Viking. This is another great oil and we like that you get two ounces of product rather than just one ounce. It will help prevent beardruff and it keeps your beard smooth thanks to that wonderful avocado oil in there. Speaking of, take a look at the ingredients below.
What’s Inside: mango butter, shea butter, beeswax, avocado oil, sweet almond oil, argon oil, castor oil, pure essential oil
With the mango butter, shea butter and beeswax, this almost seems more like a balm than an oil. That’s what keeps the product from getting so messy. Some oils leave your beard feeling greasy, but this really does an excellent job at nourishing and adding a healthy shine rather than looks like it went surfing in oil.