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The Best Beard Oils for 2020: Full Guide

When it comes to finding the best beard oil, you really need to first understand what beard oil does, and why you should be using it daily.

If you simply read the front of a beard oil label you might assume beard oil is for your beard, and if you apply the oil directly to your beard, you would already be doing it all wrong. 

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How to Choose the Best Beard Oil:

 To start, there is one thing we should clear up. 

Beard Oil is NOT for your beard.

You read that right, beard oil is NOT for your beard. This is important enough to state twice. If you were already unsure as to how beard oil works, or why you might need it, you might really be confused now.

Don't worry, we cover everything you need to know about beard oil in this article to help you understand it's importance.

From helping with better beard growth to making you smell irresistibly good, there are many reasons why you should be using beard oil daily.

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What Is Beard Oil?

Beard Oil is a specially formulated blend of oils designed to help with your SKIN, which then in turn dramatically improves your beard growth and overall health.

Your body produces oil naturally called sebum oil, but as you grow a beard, your new-found follicles pull the oil away from your face leaving your face extremely dry. 

This dry skin is what causes many beard problems such as beard itch and irritation, flakey dandruff, and slow, unhealthy beard growth.

Beard Oil exists to moisturize your skin which will eliminate any of these issues, and help promote better beard growth. A good beard starts at the foundation, and beard oil is a must-have for beards of all lengths, textures, shapes, and sizes.

An added bonus of beard oil is that it comes in an assortment of fragrances which means you can smell like you're walking through a fresh citrus grove, wandering through a pine forest, or sitting next to a campfire on any given day.

Ingredients In Beard Oil

If you were to ask bearded men from all around the world what was most important to them about beard oil, it would be the ingredients (and their quality) and scent.

The ingredients are so important as the wrong combination can cause breakouts, and some don't even absorb well into your skin which can make a mess of your phone or anything else that touches your beard.

The best beard oil is one that closely mimics your natural oils. It will absorb into your skin quickly, moisturize extremely well without clogging your pores, helps bring circulation to the skin, and of course, smell great.

When it comes to the blend of oils used to create the best beard oil, there are two types of oils used:

Carrier Oils

Carrier oils are the primary oils used to create all the moisturizing and health benefits to your skin and beard. Through our extensive research and development and with the help of our chemist, we studied, broke down, and tested carrier oils to create the perfect blend of the highest quality, most beneficial oils to use in our beard oil.

Argan Oil - has a high level of vitamin E, omega 3 fatty acids, and antioxidants, which make it great for moisturizing your skin and beard, and also serves as a great anti-aging moisturizer as well.

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Jojoba Oil - This is the closest oil to your natural sebum oil your body produces so it won't clog your pores.

Grape-Seed - is a lighter oil that is rich in oleic acid and monounsaturated fats, which will help penetrate into your beard hair to moisturize.

Vitamin E - has natural antioxidant effects that can help assist with maintaining hair growth, and also can bring circulation to the skin which will aid in hair growth as well. 

Fragrance Oils

Now this benefit may be a little more obvious. The carrier oils mentioned above will nourish the skin, but it's the essential oils in most beard oils that makes them smell so good! If you want your beard to smell like you're sitting around a campfire, or walking through an orange grove, there is a perfect fragrance for you! And if you're one to prefer no fragrance at all don't worry, there are fragrance free options too! 

The sense of smell is closely linked and plays a critical role in memory, mood and emotion, so make sure you get remembered for smelling GREAT!

When it comes to smelling like a crackling campfire or fresh citrus grove, you can thank fragrance oils for that. Here at Live Bearded, our beard products use 100% natural ingredients from top to bottom which means essential oils along with natural fragrance oils are used to leave your beard smelling absolutely irresistible.

Here at Live Bearded, we love creating seasonal limited edition fragrances like Pirate Drake here. With essential oils we have created a beard oil blend that smells like you are sipping a mojito on the beach!

Beard Oil Promotes Better Beard Growth

In addition to eliminating the dryness, beard oil will lock in moisture to your skin which will help promote healthier and better beard growth moving forward. Now, beard oil will NOT create new hair follicles to grow out of your face. Unfortunately nothing will. Not even a beard growth vitamin. But what the vitamins as well as beard oil will do, is help your beard grow faster and healthier. The additional beard growth will cover up any thin spots you may have, and as it grows your beard will fill out better so give it time!

Here Are the Top Beard Oils of the Year:

 

Best Beard Oil For Growth And Thickness

The best beard oil for growth and thickness contains Argain Oil, Jojoba Oil, and Vitamin E because these are all proven to help promote better hair growth and health. 

Argan Oil - is not only a great anti-aging moisturizer for your skin, but it has a high level of omega 3 fatty acids, Vitamin E, and antioxidants. These will help combat a dry skin, and strengthen your beard hairs for less shedding and beard loss over time.

Jojoba Oil - This is the closest oil to your natural sebum oil your body produces and is loaded with vitamin C, B, E, copper, and zinc. It will also help prevent beard hair loss and promote hair thickness.

Vitamin E - has natural antioxidant effects that can help assist with maintaining hair growth, and also can bring circulation to the skin which will aid in hair growth as well. 

It's because of these extremely beneficial properties that we chose to use them in our all-natural beard oil as together they create the best beard oil for growth and thickness.

Best Beard Oil For Acne

When it comes to finding the best beard oil for acne, Argan Oil is the best for the job.

Argan Oil helps the skin fight acne by promoting cell regeneration, skin elasticity, hydration, revitalization we well as fading acne scars. 

Argan Oil closely mimics your natural sebum oil and can help regulate sebum production. It's for these reasons a formula with Argan Oil will be the best beard oil for acne which is why we used it as one of our main carrier oils for our all-natural beard oil.

Many other beard oils on the market use oils that seem foreign to the human body and will not absorb into the skin well. The result is beard oil sitting on the surface of your beard, and ultimately all over your phone or anything else it touches.

Our beard oil absorbs quickly to nourish the skin and help promote healthier and better beard growth.

Here is one of the all natural beard oils we offer.

The American Beard Oil

Price: $17.99

 

  • Size: 1oz / 30ml Glass Bottle
  • Essential Oils: Pine, Cedar, Vetiver, Bergamot
  • Scent Strength: Medium
  • Fragrance Profile: A light, smokey campfire with sweet notes.
  • Hold: Light/None. Relaxes and conditions hair.
  • Ingredients: Argan, Jojoba, Grapeseed, Essential oils for fragrance.  
  • Suggested Use: Daily

 





Best Beard Oil For Men

When most people are looking for the best beard oil for men, they are typically looking for high-quality ingredients that work to moisturize the skin and killer fragrances that smell fantastic all day long and don't wear off after a couple of hours.

You want a beard oil that absorbs into your skin so you don't apply it only to rest your phone against your face and have oil make a mess of your phone and anything or anyone else that touches your beard.

Argan Oil, Jojoba Oil, Grape Seed,and Vitamin E all work extremely well to absorb quickly into your skin to moisturize your face and eliminate any beard itch or irritation and have tons of beard growth benefits. 

Combine these benefits with irresistible fragrances and this is why we believe the blend of these oils is not only the best beard oil for growth and thickness but also the best beard oil for men overall.

Best Beard Oil For Thick Beards

The best beard oil for thick beards is the LEGEND beard oil, because, well, you're a Legend! Most guys are envious of your beard and it's glory because the truth is, almost all of us wish our beards grew thicker.

That said, any of our all-natural beard oils will be great for you and your beard because beard oil is actually not dependent on the beard at all. Beard oil exists for your skin, not just your beard.

So whether your beard is patchy, thick, short, long, or anywhere in between, you can use the same beard oil. The only question is, which of the six irresistible fragrances will you try first?

The Legend Beard Oil

Price: $17.99

 

  • Size: 1oz / 30ml Glass Bottle
  • Essential Oils: Sandalwood, Vanilla
  • Scent Strength: Medium
  • Fragrance Profile: A light, nutty aroma of Sandalwood, blended with the sweet notes of Vanilla.
  • Hold: Light/None. Relaxes and conditions hair.
  • Ingredients: Argan, Jojoba, Grapeseed, Essential oils for fragrance.  
  • Suggested Use: Daily

 





Best Beard Oil For Black Men

This is a question we get a ton, and it's really a simple answer. Because beard oil is designed for your skin, you really want to use the same quality ingredients that we stated above.

The same Argan, Jojoba, Grape Seed, and Vitamin E together create the best beard oil for black men. This is exactly why we chose these ingredients in our specially formulated blend of beard oil so our oil is beneficial for all beards.

The biggest difference is how much beard oil you use which isn't dependent on race but rather on personal skin traits and the climate you live in. If you live in an extremely dry climate, your skin is naturally going to be dryer which may require more oil to keep healthy.

So as a rule of thumb, the application may vary slightly for everyone for a number of different reasons.

Best Beard Growth Oil For Patchy Beards

If you're looking for the best beard growth oil for a patchy beard, you've come to the right place. When it comes to patchy beards, we will be the first company to tell you there are no magic pills or elixirs that will help you grow new beard hair follicles out of nowhere. 

That said, a beard oil with all-natural ingredients to include Argan Oil, Jojoba Oil, and Vitamin E oil will significantly help your beard growth and health. Why it won't allow you to go to sleep with peach fuzz and wake up with a long and full bead, these natural oils will keep your skin healthy and bring circulation to the surface of the skin to help beard growth. 

It's for these reasons we chose to include these natural oils in our 100% natural beard oil. If you are looking for the best beard growth oil for a patchy beard, we would recommend our Wingman Beard Oil. Not only will it help with your beard health and growth, but it'll leave you smelling as though you're walking through a fresh citrus grove!

The Wingman Beard Oil

Price: $17.99

 

  • Size: 1oz / 30ml Glass Bottle
  • Essential Oils: Citrus, Clove, Vanilla
  • Scent Strength: Medium
  • Fragrance Profile: Fresh blast of Citrus with bold Clove notes, rounded out with a calming hint of Vanilla.
  • Ingredients: Argan, Jojoba, Grapeseed, Essential oils for fragrance
  • Hold: Light/None. Relaxes and conditions hair.
  • Suggested Use: Daily

 





Best Natural Oil For Beard Growth

When it comes to beard grooming or any personal care for that matter, natural products will be the route to go. If you're looking for better beard growth, there are a few natural oils that are proven to help.

Vitamin E Oil - We talked about the benefits above but they're worth stating again as this might be the best natural oil for beard growth. 

It will help keep your skin moisturized and healthy with its antioxidant effects. These properties can help reduce the amount of oxidative stress and free radicals that cause the hair follicle cells to break down.

Vitamin E also promotes blood circulation which can help with beard growth, and also prevent breakage and brittle beard hair.

Jojoba Oil - The other best natural oil for beard growth because of how it strengthens hair, can prevent hair loss, and promote hair thickness. Because of these properties, we've included both of these key ingredients in our all-natural beard oil. It also absorbs quickly into the skin to ensure it gets to work and not just sit on the surface to end up on your phone.

Best Beard Oil For Itchy Beards

The best beard oil for itchy beards is one that you apply IMMEDIATELY! If you've ever experienced beard itch, you know how painful this can be. 

In fact, an itchy beard is the #1 reason guys shave their beards. The reason your face is itchy is that your skin is extremely dry. Fortunately for you, the solution is easy.

That said, we believe an all-natural formula creates the best beard oil for itchy beards as it will closely mimic your natural sebum oils to absorb easily into your skin and relieve the itch quickly. This was a big factor we considered when we specially formulated our all-natural beard oils.

Here is one of the all natural beard oils we offer.

Mossy Oak Beard Oil

Price: $14.99

 

  • Size: 1oz / 30ml Glass Bottle
  • Essential Oils:
  • Scent Strength: Medium/High
  • Fragrance Profile: Bold, Earthy notes with a fresh blast of Eucalyptus.
  • Ingredients: Argan, Jojoba, Grapeseed, Essential oils for fragrance
  • Hold: Light/None. Relaxes and conditions hair.
  • Suggested Use: Daily

 





Best Unscented Beard Oil

The best unscented beard oil on the market is Straight Up beard oil. It's a blend of the highest quality Argan Oil, Jojoba Oil, Grape-seed Oil, and Vitamin E Oil to create a silky smooth oil with zero scent. 

This formula is great to wear on a hunt, or when you want to wear cologne and not have a competing fragrance. It will moisturize your skin to promote better beard growth and health and can be paired with an unscented Beard Wash and Beard Butter to round out your necessary beard grooming products.

Straight Up Beard Oil

Price: $17.99

 

  • Size: 1oz / 30ml Glass Bottle
  • Essential Oils: None
  • Scent Strength: Light
  • Fragrance Profile: Unscented
  • Hold: Light/None. Relaxes and conditions hair.
  • Ingredients: Argan, Jojoba, Grapeseed  
  • Suggested Use: Daily 

 





Best Beard Oil For Soft Beards

A soft beard is the result of proper beard grooming. Taking the few minutes out of your morning to properly care for your beard. Not only will this help your beard look and smell better, but it'll help your beard grow better too. 

The best beard oil for soft beard is the Executive beard oil. With the sweet notes of leather and cedar, not only will your beard be silky soft, it'll smell fantastic too!

The Executive Beard Oil

Price: $17.99

 

  • Size: 1oz / 30ml Glass Bottle
  • Essential Oils: Leather, Vanilla, Cedar
  • Scent Strength: Medium
  • Fragrance Profile: Smooth, cologne-like Leather, with sweet notes of Vanilla and Cedar.
  • Hold: Light/None. Relaxes and conditions hair.
  • Ingredients: Argan, Jojoba, Grapeseed, Essential oils for fragrance.  
  • Suggested Use: Daily

 

 

Does Castor Oil Help Beard Growth?

Many guys reach out asking us what we think about castor oil. The truth is, we don't use it in any of our beard oil or other beard products for one main reason. 

Castor oil is an extremely heavy and greasy oil and although it can serve as a good conditioner, it has a hard time absorbing into your skin and beard hairs. The result is castor oil sitting on the surface of your beard and eventually get all over your phone, partner, pillow, or anything else you touch.

This is why we were so very intentional with all of our ingredients to ensure they absorb quickly into your skin, and offer the elements we've covered here to ensure you are getting the absolute best for your beard.

Why Should You Be Using Beard Oil?

Growing a beard is as easy as putting the razor down, but if left alone, your beard might be described as coarse, itchy, or unruly. Rub your hands through that sandpaper texture beard hair or better yet ask your partner to, and you'll know why taking care of your beard is worth it.

Applying beard oil will moisturize the skin which will in turn help your beard grow better and healthier. Any excess beard oil on your hands can be put into your beard to soften and condition the beard hairs themselves. 

Sure, any guy can grow a beard or their version of one, but having an impressive beard that gets compliments requires a little grooming. 

How to Apply Beard Oil?

Beard oil is one of the three primary steps we recommend your work into your daily grooming routine. Just like you brush your teeth, put deodorant on, and comb or style your hair, you need to wash, oil, and style your beard.

And since you can't put a hat on your face, taking care of your beard is very important!

After you shower and wash with beard wash, you want to apply your beard oil. Get your bottle and dab out 5-7 drops into your hands. Work your hands together, then apply under your beard to your skin first, then work the rest through your beard.

After you are finished with the oil, finish up with a little beard butter to soften and condition your beard hairs, and style to control waves, curls, and flyaway hairs. This will help put your beard "in place" and keep it looking and smelling great all day long. 

As popular as beard oil has gotten in recent years, many guys still don't know how to use beard oil (the right way). Believe it or not, beard oil is not really intended for your beard. Not as it's primary objective anyway. It's actually designed to be used on the skin under your beard! 

Your body produces sebum oil naturally and it's this oil that keeps your face moisturized. Your body usually does a pretty good job producing the right amount...until you grow a beard. As your beard grows in length the hairs pull the oil away from your skin in attempt to keep the hairs healthy. The result is very dry and irritated skin.

As I mentioned above, you want to apply your beard oil under your beard and really massage it into your skin. Better than me telling you, I'll show you...

Applying beard oil the right way daily will not only eliminate any itch and irritation, but it will dramatically improve the way your beard grows, feels and of course smells! 

When To Use Beard Oil

An itchy beard is the #1 complaint about growing a beard, and often times it causes guys to shave. I'm here to tell you there is no need for the so called beard itch if you treat the problem properly!

In order to avoid this, we recommend using beard oil after your first week or so of growth, and work it into your daily grooming routine. This will vary slightly based on how quickly your beard grows, how much oil you produce naturally as well as how dry of a climate you live in, but starting after a week is a great rule of thumb. If you currently have a beard, make sure you get some beard oil right away and start applying daily. 

Final Thoughts

If you aren't currently using an all natural beard oil, I recommend giving it a shot. You'll wonder how you went this long without it. I also encourage you to spread the word as to why beards go through the "itchy stage" and help guys avoid the pain! 

If you have any questions about how to use beard oil, other beard products or anything at all, don't hesitate to contact us anytime!