Looking to find the best beard oil, but not sure where to start? You’ve come to the right place. At a glance, the best beard oil works wonders for any hirsute man — from your local, well-groomed barista to a friend rocking more of a Castaway vibe — regardless of the length, style, or texture of his facial topiary.
The hygiene, health, and conditioning properties of good beard oil are both incredibly underrated and, once you start using it, totally indispensable. Once you start using your beard oil, your coarse facial hair will become more supple, more fragrant, and considerably easier to style. It’ll be healthier, too, as any rogue ‘beardruff’ — that’s beard dandruff, FYI — will be long gone, helping you feel more confident with your facial fuzz. There’s more on that later.
Similarly, the nourishing ingredients of beard oils will mean that your skin will notice the benefits of using facial hair serum, with natural oils and ingredients — including Argan oils, baobab, and jojoba – to keep your skin feeling soft and refreshed.
Percy Nobleman Signature Scented Beard Oil
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.
L’Oreal Men Expert Barber Club Long Beard & Skin Oil
For long beards that need a bit of assistance to get a brush through them, try L’Oreal. All of our testers said this beard oil made their beards easier to comb through after application and found it managed to tame any unruly hairs.
Elemis TFM Smooth Result Shave and Beard Oil
Packed with vitamin-rich oils – such as jojoba and grapeseed – use this one to give your beard or moustache a hydrating top-up, or as prep before a shave. Not only did it score top marks in our lab test for adding softness to hair, but 80% of testers were also impressed by how well it worked as a shaving lubricant, and they appreciated the fresh scent it left on the skin.
Daimon Barber Softening Beard and Stubble Serum
After a silky-smooth finish? This is the one for you. The reparative serum is jam-packed with silk protein, avocado oil and aloe vera to leave your skin in tip-top condition. All of our panel said their facial hair felt softer to touch after a few pumps, and 92% said it didn’t leave any sticky residue behind.
Murdock London Beard Oil
This beard oil is ideal for guys worried about excess greasiness in their product. It’s fast-absorbing and won’t leave your beard slick after use. Your hair will feel soft after application and your skin will be softer. Using natural oils, Murdock London’s bear doil uses an ‘ultra-nourishing’ blend to hydrate dry hairs and to enhance shine without excess grease. The pump bottle is a nice touch, too — meaning a mess-free application is guaranteed. “A little goes a long way and it smells Devine! A must have for all beard wearers,” said one customer on Look Fantastic.