What’s beard oil for?  Well to help you deal with beardruff – that itchy sensation you feel when your beard is growing for about a month.  So why the itch?  It’s your skin drying out beneath your beard.

As your hair follicle’s grow, the sebaceous glands beneath your skin produce sebum oil, which helps your hair stay moist.  However, the glands can only produce so much sebum oil  so your hair follicles can end up dryed out.

If you have oily skin, you don’t need to worry about beard oil clogging your pores.

What is beard oil made out of?

Beard oil is made out of primarily carrier oils and essential oils.  However, higher end and lower end beard oils contain many other ingredients which bare mentioning particularly if you have any issues with allergies etc.

Carrier oils are the main ingredient in beard oil and comprise almost 90% of the oil inside a beard oil.  They are commonly used in a variety of cosmetic products and help keep your beard smooth to the touch.

Jojoba oil or (Simmondsia chinensis) for the botanically inclined is a very light carrier oil that resembles sebum oil that the skin naturally produces.  This means that your chance of having a breakout or skin being irritated is minimal.

Argan oil Is another common carrier oil and is usually marketed by flaunting its ties to Morocco where it is used with bread during breakfast or on couscous or pasta.  It surprisingly does well on skin as well.  Most of the world’s Argan oil is made by 22 women’s cooperatives in Morocco.  These argan oil cooperatives help support nearly 2.2 million people in the main argan oil producing region of Morocco.

Essential oils are other ingredients in beard oil and range from fragrances like lemon and pine.  They can often help to disinfect your skin and keep it fresh and clean.

How to apply beard oil?

Washing your beard like washing behind your ears ought to be part of your daily routine.  You can try out a beard shampoo instead of soap.  Once you are done, you should pat your beard dry with a towel.  To apply beard oil, pour out a small coin (1 rupee) sized amount in your palm.  Rub your hands together, starting from the base of the hair follicle down to the tip of your hair.

Our Best Beard Oils of 2017

Beardo Hair Serum with Argan Oil

Beardo hair oil is a great light oil to use on your beard after a face wash.  It fights hair graying and helps make your hair stronger and smoother.

Beardo Godfather Lite Beard and Moustache Oil

This is a great, lite oil with the added benefit of vitamin – E for your skin.  Unlike many other beard oils, this does not leave your skin feeling sticky or dry.

Man Arden Beard & Mustache Oil - The Legend

Man Arden prides itself on not using mineral oils, sulphates and other skin irritants.  If you are looking for a simple, natural beard oil, this is a great choice.

The Man Company Oil for Beard Moustache and Mooch

If you have thick hair, this beard oil is a great option for making it smooth and soft.  It’s got vitamin E which helps keep your skin moisturized and your hair strong.

Ustraa by Happily Unmarried Woody Mooch and Beard Oil

This is a great simple beard oil that has a cedar wood scent that reminds you of the mountains.  It’s got vitamin e for added moisture and to help reduce fine lines and wrinkles.

Our Picks in Detail

Beardo Hair Serum with Argan Oil

Beardo hair oil is a great light oil to use on your beard after a face wash.  It fights hair graying and helps make your hair stronger and smoother. Argan oil is a natural defense for your hair that enables it to stay smooth.

What’s in the oil?

C14-22 Alkane, IPM, Polydimethylsiloxane, Cyclomethicone, Dimethiconol, Dimethicone Cross Polymer, Argan Oil Deodorized Organic, Almond Oil, Coco-caprylate / Caprate, Fragrance.

Want to skip the chemistry lesson? The first 5 ingredients are used to make your skin smooth and are essentially various silicon polymers.

C14-22 Alkane is a skin moisturizer used in a variety of cosmetic products.

IPM or Isopropyl Myristate is a colorless synthetic oil that helps reduce the greasy feeling caused by other ingredients in cosmetic oils and lotions.

Cyclomethicone is used to help beard oil spread out across the skin without entering skin pores.  It is often used in the cosmetic industry for dry skin, but can cause skin irritation in some people.

Polydimethylsioxane is a fancy name for silicon which helps create a hydration barrier that keeps moisture in.

Dimethicone vs dimethiconol – These are 2 polymers that sound the same aside from the fact that dimethiconol has a larger molecular weight on account of its hydroxyl groups. But you didn’t come for a chemistry lesson.  These 2 help detangle hair and provide your hair with a subtle gloss.  On the flip side, dimethiconol is not water soluble and must be washed out with a good beard wash.

Coco-caprylate – is a skin conditioning agent derived from coconut oil which helps lotions and oils spread more easily across the surface of the skin.

Beardo Godfather Lite Beard and Moustache Oil

This is a great, lite oil with the added benefit of vitamin – E for your skin.  Unlike many other beard oils, this does not leave your skin feeling sticky or dry.  On the contrary, it spreads easily and helps moisturize your skin for the whole day.  The aloe vera helps moisturize your skin and keeps it free from irritation.

What’s in the oil?

Almond oil, Aloevera EXT, Fragrance, Caster oil, Olive oil, Vitamin E, , Mineral oil, Manthol, B. H. T

Almond oil has great benefits for your skin and hair.  It helps remove dead skin cells and reduces fine lines and wrinkles.  Almond oil also helps to reduce split hair ends as well as reducing dandruff and scalp irritation.

B. H. T or butylated hydroxytoluene is a preservative that can affect the endocrine system if ingested in large amounts.

Man Arden Beard & Mustache Oil - The Legend

Man Arden prides itself on not using mineral oils, sulphates and other skin irritants.  If you are looking for a simple, natural beard oil, this is a great choice.  It’s got a combination of macademia, almond, avocado, and apricot oils.  The product promotes growth, softens your beard, and helps condition as well.

What’s in the oil?

Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Rice Bran Oil, Olive Oil, Argan Oil, Almond Oil, Avocado Oil, Apricot Oil, Butylated Hydroxytoluene, Perfume.

Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride is a coconut based carrier oil. It is used in cosmetic products as an emollient, creating a barrier on the skin which helps skin to retain moisture.

B. H. T or butylated hydroxytoluene is a preservative that can affect the endocrine system if ingested in large amounts

Ustraa by Happily Unmarried Woody Mooch and Beard Oil

This is a great simple beard oil that has a cedar wood scent that reminds you of the mountains or man or a mountain man.  It’s manly ok? The cedar wood also has an added benefit of keeping dandruff at bay – take that Head and Shoulders!  It’s got vitamin e for added moisture and to help reduce fine lines and wrinkles.

What’s in the oil?

Cedar Wood essential oil- Helps in keeping the beard healthy and shiny & has a pleasant manly smell.

Wheat Germ Oil- Is a rich oil power packed with Vitamin A, E, D & a number of B vitamins which are good for your hair.

Silicon- Silicon coats the hair making it silky and smooth and also locks in moisture to keep the hair hydrated throughout the day.

Myristic Compound- Found in nutmeg, coconut, orris root and butter fat, it is hydrophobic element that prevents the beard oil to fade away quickly due to washing or rains or sweat. Is also the best for absorption.

The Man Company Oil for Beard Moustache and Mooch - Almond & Thyme

If you have thick hair, this beard oil is a great option for making it smooth and soft.  It’s got vitamin E which helps keep your skin moisturized and your hair strong.  It also boasts thyme as an ingredient which reduces hair fall.  The ingredients are 100% natural.

What’s in the oil?

Almond Oil, Thyme, Rosemary, Lemon, Geranium, Argan Oil, Hazelnut Oil, Jojoba Oil

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