Does Beard Oil Work?

This is not a simple yes or no question. The real question is, what beard care issues are you struggling with and what would you like your beard oil to do? Generally speaking, beard oils help with these issues:

  • Soften the beard
  • Reduce beard itch
  • Reduce beard dandruff
  • Add shine to the beard
  • Encourage healthy beard growth
  • Help keep your beard fresh and clean
  • Improve the overall health of the beard

Before diving into details, it is important to note that beard oils are not created equal. The type, quality, and concentration of the ingredients matter. Before purchasing a bottle of beard oil, take a look at the ingredient list, and in particular, the order in which they’re listed.

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Following FDA guidelines, the highest concentration ingredient is listed first, all the way down to the lowest concentration ingredient, listed last. While ingredient labels do not have to disclose specific percentage concentration, it is safe to assume that the first few ingredients listed comprise the majority of the beard oil. 

Why beard oil ingredient concentration matters

Both argan and jojoba oils are highly effective beard oil ingredients. Beard oil connoisseurs will tell you not to waste your time with the beard oil that does not contain one (if not both) of these amazing ingredients.

But, just having them in the bottle is not enough. You really need to know how much is in the bottle. Without a high enough concentration of these oils, you will not experience the full benefit. 

Shady cheap beard oil trick: Pure jojoba and argan oils are expensive ingredients. Using them in the appropriate quantities demands a higher price. Shady companies will include trace amounts of these oils (check the back of the label) charge a cheap price and then aggressively market the ingredients. In reality, the concentrations are so low that you are not receiving any real benefit from beard oil.