What Does Beard Oil Even Do?

What Does Beard Oil Even Do?


Beard oil - it’s everywhere. It’s in your Christmas stocking. It’s getting dusty on your bathroom shelf. It’s infiltrating the deodorant aisle at the supermarket. Beard oil can be a delightful addition to even a simplistic grooming routine, with the scents and apothecary glass bottles providing a ritual that reeks of self-care. 

But what does beard oil even do, exactly? 

In the world of men's grooming, beard oil has rapidly ascended as an indispensable ally for anyone choosing to give a monkey’s uncle about their facial hair. At Stroven, we understand the transformative power of a well-groomed beard. Beards, moustaches and strategic stubble are more than just a trend or a way to hide a double chin (or underwhelming jawline) -  they’re a statement of personal style, a nod to tradition, and they come with a commitment to self-care.

At Stroven, we have 10 years of beard-wearing experience and nearly as much expertise in cosmetic ingredients and formulations, so we felt qualified to put together this pocket guide to beard oil. 

In this comprehensive guide, we'll delve into the multifaceted benefits of beard oil, illuminating why it's a cornerstone in the grooming regimen of discerning men across the UK and beyond. 

  • Moisturising Hair

  • There’s nothing worse than a sickly-looking, wiry beard. A well-moisturised beard is the key to looking put together whilst boasting a mighty mountain of facial hair, and beard oil is your best tool for achieving this. In a quality beard oil, natural oils are chosen and blended according to their combination of fatty acids such as the Omegas 3, 6 and 9. Some oils penetrate deep into the hair shaft, delivering nourishment where it's needed most. Others sit on the outside of the hair shaft, adding shine and forming a protective barrier than keeps moisture from escaping. The result? A beard that feels softer and looks thicker and healthier, without the greasiness often associated with lower-quality products. A healthy moisture balance in hair will also make it easier to style, so your other styling products will last longer. 

  • Taming Unruly Beards

  • For many, the challenge isn't growing the beard; it's keeping it in check. Beard oil plays a pivotal role in taming unruly facial hair, making it more manageable and easier to style. A well-groomed beard looks stylish and timeless, but an unkept beard quickly tows the line from rugged to disheveled. 

    The natural oils not only condition the hair but also weigh it down slightly, allowing for a neater appearance. Whether you're aiming for a sharp, defined line or a more natural shape, beard oil can help you achieve your desired look with less fuss and more control. A good oil will also add shine to the hair, making it look healthy and clean. 

  • Signature Scent

  • Beyond its grooming capabilities, beard oil offers a sensory experience that can enhance your self-care ritual. Yes, applying beard oil counts as a self-care ritual. A well-fragranced beard oil can offer all-day scent, whilst being subtle enough to not be overpowering, especially when its sat so close to your nose. Beard oil scent also offers the opportunity to compliment your cologne or eau de parfum. Easier and cheaper to switch up than your cologne, changing your beard oil from something deep and spicy to light and citrus can give further depth and versatility to your fragrances. 

    Stroven beard oils are enhanced with essential oils that have been used for centuries in traditional ayurvedic therapies, and studied scientifically for their benefits on improving mental and emotional well-being. Benefit from ancient wisdom with cleverly-curated fragrances, such as our best-selling Lemon & Black Pepper scent with may chang oil that has been studied for its benefits on anxiety, muscle tensions and insomnia. 

  • Skin Health

  • Underneath even the greatest beard is skin that needs care. The primary benefits of beard oil are actually to the skin underneath where they provide hydration and nourishment that can prevent dryness and irritation, as well as helping fight off fungal infections and regulating acne. Regular use can reduce the occurrence of ingrown hairs and other skin issues related to facial hair growth, making it an essential product for both hair and skin health. Our formulations are enriched with ingredients known for their skin-soothing properties, such as andiroba oil and jojoba oil, which help to keep the skin under your beard healthy and comfortable. 

    If you suffer with sensitive skin, it’s likely you’ve sworn off beard oils because of how irritated they make your skin. Even unscented versions can leave a painful, burning sensation you’d just rather avoid. If this sounds true for you, there’s no better place to look that The Snowflake Super-Sensitive Skin Serum & Beard Oil, enriched with anti-inflammatory arctic blackcurrant extract, ideal for treating dry, irritated skin as well as acne-prone skin. 

  • Encouraging Growth

  • A common question we encounter is whether beard oil can promote beard growth. While no product can change your genetic predisposition, the right beard oil can create optimal conditions for hair growth. By moisturising the skin and hair, reducing breakage, and keeping the follicles healthy, beard oil can help your beard appear fuller and more robust. It's about giving your beard the best possible environment to thrive. There are also formulas designed specifically to help improve growth and fullness. Our Growth Expert Beard Oil combines potent botanicals such as castor oil and rosemary extract, which has been proven to be just as effective as minoxidil without the nasty side effects. 

    In conclusion, beard oil is a multi-dimensional product that serves not just to enhance the appearance of your beard but to improve its overall health and the health of the skin beneath it. At Stroven, our commitment to quality and expertise in cosmetic ingredients and formulations ensures that our beard oils deliver on their promises. Whether you're new to the beard game or looking to elevate your grooming routine, incorporating beard oil is a step toward a more refined, healthy, and stylish facial hair experience. Embrace the change and witness the transformation in your grooming ritual and your beard's appearance and health.

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