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A Short Guide To The Best Beard Oil on The Market

A common misconception about growing a beard is that it is easy and low maintenance. Fed up with the hassle of consistently shaving, some think that growing a beard is easier than shaving. While this can be true, an uncared-for beard can be even more of a hassle if it is not tended to. The skin under your beard can get dry, ingrown hairs can form, the hairs can get wiry and wild if not cleaned properly… a whole slew of annoyances can creep up. One of the best and easiest to use products that help combat these issues is using the best beard oil. But which is the best out there?

Before we dig into some of the options out there, please keep the following in mind:

  • The product you buy only works if you use it consistently. If you don’t follow the recommended use instructions, you can’t blame the product.
  • Always do a small allergy check before applying to your whole beard. Any time itching or skin irritation occurs, discontinue use.

There are a ton of oils for sale. All of the oils we recommend today are effective in their own way, so to make it easy for you to find exactly what you are looking for, we have chosen our seven favorites that fit the most requested categories.

Best Beard Oils 2018

Mount Beardmore

Mount Beardmore (what an amazing name, right?) is new to the scene, but has a smart business model and works quite well. Their oil has 9 all-natural essential oils: Virgin Argan Oil, Jojoba Oil, Vitamin E Oil, Sweet Almond Oil, Apricot Kernel Oil, Avocado Oil, Pumpkin Seed Oil, Hempseed Oil, and Grapeseed Oil. The additions of Vitamin E, Apricot Kernel oil and Almond oil are very helpful for dry skin in particular.

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Beard Oil by MOUNT BEARDMORE, Premium Beard Oil, Packed With 100% All Natural Nutrient Rich Oils and Scented With Essential Oils, Aptly Named ‘THE ENTREPRENEUR’ Every Drop Smells Like Accomplishment
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Beard Oil by MOUNT BEARDMORE, Premium Beard Oil, Packed With 100% All Natural Nutrient Rich Oils and Scented With Essential Oils, Aptly Named ‘THE ENTREPRENEUR’ Every Drop Smells Like Accomplishment
A premium formula of nutrient rich oils that keep your beard, mustache, or side-burns looking shiny & healthy, and scented with essential oils that smell fresh and inviting

They currently have three scents: ‘The Entrepreneur’ which is light and clean with a slight citrus note, ‘The Incognito’ is cleverly named because it actually doesn’t smell at all, and the designer’s favorite ‘The Hitman’ which has a whiskey-scented base with a woody quality.

Can’t decide? Do what we did, get all three! The Entrepreneur was perfect to wear to work, The Hitman was ideal for weekends around the house and The Incognito is perfect for when you want to wear your own cologne and are concerned the scents would clash.

Bonus: The packaging has a drawing of an imagined Mount Rushmore with all bearded men, just like you hoped it would have.

Bossman Jelly Beard Oil

For those with a particularly thick beard, it can be hard to get the oil distributed properly. Bossman separates themselves from the rest of the pack by creating a thicker beard oil that they refer to as a jelly. It works well to bond to the skin pores and the hair follicles a bit better than standard oils. For this fact, it does help to moisturize more efficiently and could stimulate faster hair growth.

Bossman Beard Oil (4oz) - Eliminates Beard Itch, Bigger Bottle, Thicker Growth, All Natural, American Made, Non Greasy Jelly Beard Oil (Magic Scent)
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Bossman Beard Oil (4oz) - Eliminates Beard Itch, Bigger Bottle, Thicker Growth, All Natural, American Made, Non Greasy Jelly Beard Oil (Magic Scent)
  • A NEVER BEFORE SEEN "JELLY", MORE EFFECTIVE THAN TRADITIONAL BEARD OILS - The world's 1st Jelly Beard Oil disrupts the beard product industry! The increased viscosity of the Jelly forms a robust bond to the hair follicles and skin pores that other beard oils can't!
  • GROW YOUR BEARD QUICKER, FULLER, AND TAMER - Carefully chosen natural oils moisturize the facial hair follicles and pores to stimulate beard growth and thickness for a refined, polished and seductive look. Helps men grow their beard faster and thicker.
  • LASTS LONGER - Typical beard oils are thin and cannot provide full coverage and dry out quicker. The increased viscosity of the Jelly penetrates deep into the beard and hydrates the roots of the hair follicles for a luscious and flowing beard.
  • DOUBLE THE QUANTITY - Most other beard oils are only 2 oz of product, but with the Boss man Brands Jelly, you get twice the quantity which lasts twice as long. Best used with our scented balm or conditioner kit.
  • MAGIC SCENT - Warm and intoxicating blend of rich sandalwood and vanilla oils that creates a clean base intended to highlight the bergamont, patchouli and frankincense accents. It was the "original" Bossman Scent for a reason. This scent is perfect for close encounters, special occasions and the days when your beard needs to be as smooth as you are. To find our other scents of Hammer, Gold & Stagecoach, type in "Bossman Beard Oil" on the Amazon search bar.

They currently feature three scents: Magic is the original scent and features sandalwood and vanilla oils that blend nicely with the bergamot, patchouli and frankincense. Hammer has a masculine edge but is balanced by lavender and geranium oils for a subtle floral note. Gold has a bright citrus note and feels fresh and clean.

Dr. Prescott’s Old Western Beard Elixir

For the price of another’s brands beard oil alone, Dr. Prescott’s Old Western Beard Elixir kit contains beard oil, beard balm and a good quality wooden comb. The inspiration for Dr. Prescott’s beard oil and subsequent packaging are greatly inspired by the old west. Even during an era known for macho cowboys, lawmen, and bandits… men still knew how to look their best.

Despite having an amazing 23 different botanicals, the oil remains unscented to allow your own cologne to shine. The included beard balm and comb are perfect for keeping stray beard hairs in place or if you maintain a stylized mustache that requires balm to keep it in place.

Since it is a well-designed kit, this is a wonderful gift for anyone with a beard.

Vigore Max Natural Men’s Beard Oil

VIGORE MAX Best Natural Men's Beard Oil (4 fl. oz.) Handcrafted, Organic Moisturizer & Conditioner | Promote Thicker, Healthier Facial Hair, Mustache | Reduce Frizz
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VIGORE MAX Best Natural Men's Beard Oil (4 fl. oz.) Handcrafted, Organic Moisturizer & Conditioner | Promote Thicker, Healthier Facial Hair, Mustache | Reduce Frizz
VIGORE MAX beard oil treatment is packed with natural, essential oils that moisturize your facial hair deep within the follicles to help reduce frizz, improve manageability and promote thicker, fuller hair.

The essential oils used in Vigore Max are all organic and all-natural. To further protect the oil from shipping problems or sunlight bleaching, the oil is packaged in aluminum bottles. To help you not waste oil, the packaging also has a pump top to eliminate spills. This oil is also thoughtfully made for those with sensitive skin by not adding any unnecessary fragrances. Some of the essential oils do have a natural scent and this product does contain tree nut oils, so it is not 100% allergen free. The oils used in their beard oil are: Fractionated Coconut Oil (MCT), Hemp Seed Oil, Hazelnut Oil, Jojoba Oil, Olive Squalane Oil, Avocado Oil and Grape Seed Oil. To maintain their high quality, they prepare small batches. This ensures that any issues in production don’t affect a great deal of the oil and that each batch is made to perfection.

Proraso Hot Beard Treatment

While a standard application of beard oil is great, the occasional deep conditioning of a hot beard oil treatment is life-changing. Since it is not as quick and easy to apply as regular beard oil, treat a hot oil treatment as a special treat for yourself once or twice a week. The heat opens the pores, allowing deep conditioning and hydrating to occur. While it is a leave in product, there is no heaviness or residue. It leaves your beard feeling incredibly soft and manageable. The scent is a nice combination of clean citrus and a balancing cedar note.

Proraso Hot Oil Beard Treatment, 4 Count
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Proraso Hot Oil Beard Treatment, 4 Count
  • Intense nourishing treatment for long beards
  • Scent of cedar wood with notes of Mediterranean citrus leaves a pleasurable fresh sensation
  • Natural-based formulation without mineral oils or artificial colors
  • Made in Italy

Hot oil treatments can be done with just about any oil and a hot towel, but the formula used to make Proraso is designed with heat in mind. If considering trying out a hot oil treatment, do yourself a favor and try an oil specifically made for that purpose. Too many people try a hot treatment with a cold oil and then don’t understand why it doesn’t work…

Heman Men’s Beard Oil

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Beard Oil for Men-All Natural Unscented Beard Growth Oil for Mustache & Goatee, Leave-in Conditioner Softener Facial Hair Care Product for Fuller and Thicker Beard -1 Fl Oz Bottle
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Beard Oil for Men-All Natural Unscented Beard Growth Oil for Mustache & Goatee, Leave-in Conditioner Softener Facial Hair Care Product for Fuller and Thicker Beard -1 Fl Oz Bottle
SUPER QUALITY-100% pure and natural ingredients, no paraben, no mineral oil, no synthetic color, no animal testing, no unwanted hidden intoxicated chemicals you find in products here.

All the ingredients in Heman’s Beard Oil are 100% all natural. There is also no paraben, no mineral oil, no synthetic color and the product is not tested on animals. What it does have is Organic Gold Jojoba Oil, Moroccan Argan Oil, Olive Oil, Aloe Vero, Chamomile Oil and Vitamin E. With the Aloe and Vitamin E, they are trying to help condition and soften the beard a bit more than some of the other oils we tried. If you have a beard that is unmanageable and bushy, this oil works well to tame and calm the hair.

Bonus: They also have a combo pack with a high-quality beard comb.

Beardbrand

The company Beardbrand has risen to incredible prominence over the past year due mainly to their enigmatic founder Eric Bandholz. After quitting a boring job that wouldn’t let him grow his beard, he started an empire that caters to the modern urban beardsman. His beard oil constantly receives high marks and contains Jojoba, Almond, Grapeseed, Castor, and other Essential Oils. While the cost is a bit higher than other options, the consistency and quality make it worth every penny.

Beardbrand Tree Ranger Beard Oil - 1 fl oz
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Beardbrand Tree Ranger Beard Oil - 1 fl oz
  • Keeps beard conditioned and shiny
  • Cultivates scent of Eucalyptus, Cedar, and Pine
  • 1 fl oz / 30 ml
  • Ingredients - Jojoba, Almond, Grapeseed, Castor, and Essential Oils

There are several amazing scents currently available:

  • Tree Ranger – a forest based scent with eucalyptus, cedar and pine
  • Lumber Yard – a woody oriented scent with warm cedarwood notes balanced by soft sandalwood
  • Urban Garden – a slightly vegetal scent with cool cucumber and a licorice spice
  • Tea Tree – a crisp and fresh scent that is meant to evoke a feeling of being on a mountain in the snow
  • Spiced Citrus – a very light and clean smell with bright grapefruit notes.

While these eight options worked well for us, certain skin types will require different products. As a general rule of thumb, try to avoid products with added alcohol (since it can dry the skin out) or parabens (can clog your pores).

My Top Recommendation

Without a doubt, BeardBrand is my top recommendation. They simply make the best beard oils on the market. Are there any categories we missed? Did your favorite brand not make the cut? Let us know in the comments below!

Written by Robert B. Brown

Dermatologist. Researcher. Writer. There are only two things more important than my beard in life; My wife and my two kids. I'm a guy full of surprise. If you don't hear me talk about my hair or beard, it's probably because I am watching the UFC.