If you are looking for something that can be used with any type of beard, and that absorbs quickly, this is it. 80% of those who tried it said they were able to manage unruly hair.
In fact, if you're going to invest in just one product for your beard, it should be beard oil. It's a wonder product, as impressive in its utility as it is in its simplicity. You just rub it into your facial hair (more on that in a moment) and suddenly your beard is softer, scratch-free, and ready for primetime. Here's what you need to know to get the most out of the most important thing you can put on that beard you love so much. Because that whisper on the wind was right: It is pretty sweet, bro.
No matter how long or short your beard is, you need to care for the skin underneath. The packaging might look like a tiny bottle of whisky, but 86% of our testers found the liquid to be softening their skin.




Haeckels' signature formulations include marine-based ingredients. They are driven by effective results and conservation of Kent's coastline. It's infused with seaweed extract suspended in vitamin E. The famous conditioning beard oils (originally called the Sailors Beard Oil), follows the tradition that uses (wherever possible) native raw materials. This oil is great for longer beards. Neroli oil has natural antibacterial properties and is antiseptic.

Beard oil is another essential, along with a beard trimmer. Beard oils that are richly nourishing (often a mix of natural oils) are the best. They absorb quickly into the skin and hair and may help to reduce any flyaways depending on the size of your beard. You might find some lighter oils less manageable than others.

The ingredients are familiar. Jojoba oil is used to soften your boar-ish facial hairs. Then, it gets more bizarre: Seabuckthorn extract (it's an orange-colored berry) moisturizes skin. Pine oil protects your beard from dandruff. This one is quite the potion.

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Tom Ford fanciers everything the other brands do. A trio of scents are available for his beard oil, which recalls his classic fragrance line. Perhaps Oud Wood, or Neroli portofino.
Beard oils have many benefits, including their health and conditioning properties. The beard oil will make your coarse facial hair softer, more fragrant, and easier to style. It will be healthier too as any rogue "beardruff" -- which is beard dandruff FYI -- will be gone. This will allow you to feel more confident with your facial fuzz. There will be more to come.


It is packed with vitamin rich oils like grapeseed, jojoba, and grapeseed. This product can be used to give your moustache or beard a hydrating boost or prep before shaving. This product not only scored high marks in our lab testing for softening hair, but also 80% of test subjects were impressed with its effectiveness as a shaving cream and the fresh, clean scent.

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mountaineer beard oil






This dual-action, luxurious formula can be used to prepare the skin for close shaving, as well as shaping and conditioning beards. Part of the first-ever shaving and facial hair-maintenance line from the sustainable Italian beauty brand, Davines a Mediterranean-inspired cocktail of lemon, bergamot, orange, patchouli and iris.

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.

Squalene and avocado oil help relax those hairs like liquid Xanax. Comb it through for a swift detangling, and a prompt softening.

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Ritual's lightweight, non-greasy beard oil provides a smooth look for men. Sencha antioxidants help to prevent your skin from becoming dry. It will also moisturize your skin, and your beard. Japanese Mint Oil leaves you feeling refreshed, with softened skin and noticeable shine.

Tom Ford's beard oils are full of vitamins E and almond oil, which are rich in nourishing ingredients. The Neroli Portofino is our favorite, but we also love the Oud Wood & Tobacco Vanille. They both have the same delicious quality as all good fragrances.


These 80% said it was able to manage any unruly or irregular hair and works well with all types of beards.

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art of shaving beard oil



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.

If you want your beard to smell so good that people are stopping you in the street to sniff it, Le Labo is the beard oil for you. In addition, it's full of nourishing ingredients for both beard and skin which means, if you apply it regularly, your face will be as healthy as your fuzz.


Packing in some of our favourite nourishing ingredients, including avocado, jojoba and sweet almond oil, our winner scored full marks in the lab for how well it smoothed hair, while 93% of our panel said its softening effect lasted throughout the day. If itchiness is your bugbear, 79% also said it helped solve this problem, while all said it was easier to tame and style facial hair.

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Ritual's light beard oil is non-greasy and will give you a neat, well-groomed look for any man. Sencha antioxidants will protect your skin and moisturize your beard hair. You'll feel refreshed and have softer, more noticeable hair.
Beard oils have nourishing ingredients that will make your skin feel soft, supple, and renewed.

Do you want a smooth finish? This is it. This reparative serum is packed with silk protein, avocado oil, and aloe verdea to ensure your skin stays in top condition. After a few drops, all of our panel members reported that their facial hair felt softened and 92% didn't feel sticky.