February 13, 2023

If you have a beard - long, short, or in between - you know that it needs daily oiling to keep it healthy and manageable. So does the skin on your face beneath your beard.

But what exact oils should you use? There are many different kinds. Which ones give you all the truly good stuff?

Trust your friendly bearded pros to give you the rundown on the best natural oils for your beard’s health.

And notice we said natural oils. In other words, avoid unnatural oils like the plague, because they’ll wreak havoc on your facial forest. (A good example is mineral oils, which are a by-product from making gasoline.)

We’re gonna mention 9 natural oils that work wonders for a beard. The great thing is you don’t have to buy all these oils individually and figure out how to combine them. You can have them all mixed together in one perfectly balanced beard oil that will provide all that good stuff to your beard and remove all the questions from your mind.

1. Virgin Argan Oil

Also called Liquid Gold, this extract from the kernels of the Moroccan Argan tree is jam-packed with Omega-6 fatty acids, antioxidants, vitamin A, vitamin E and minerals.

It's awesome for keeping hair and skin moisturized, soft and lustrous. You’ll get less beard acne from using it, while your beard will be so much easier to brush without tangles or flyaways. Plus, Argan oil keeps your pores clear to reduce the risk of developing yeast, fungus or bacteria.

Argan oil is an absolute dream come true for banishing beard itch, beard dandruff (beardruff), even patchy beard issues.

Here's more great info on using Argan oil on our beard: 7 Benefits of Argan Oil for Beards

2. Pure Jojoba Oil

Need to reduce split ends and brittle hair breakage? Enter Jojoba oil. It contains long-chain fatty acids to add some fast-penetrating moisture for your whiskers and skin. Those long-chain fatty acids, along with proteins, vitamins, and minerals, ensure that jojoba oil effectively reduces irritation and clears up acne, dryness, and irritation. Your skin will be silky smooth without being greasy; your beard hairs will be soft and shiny; while you’ll be reveling in the attention you get from looking so fine.

3. Vitamin E Oil

Vitamin E is renowned worldwide as a top-notch antioxidant and moisturizer. This oil also works on smoothing and nourishing facial skin to reduce itchy, flaky beardruff. Plus it’s a potent weapon in the fight against split ends and hairs damaged by the environment. Your beard will feel smoother, and may even feel thicker.

4. Sweet Almond Oil

This oil brings you the goodness of potassium, zinc, protein, and monounsaturated fatty acids – along with a healthy dose of vitamin E – to not only moisturize and condition, but also strengthen hair strands by penetrating deep into the skin to nourish follicles. It’s yet another weapon in the fight against breakage, split ends and tangles. 

Plus, sweet almond oil can penetrate the hair shafts and lock in moisture.

5. Apricot Kernel Oil

This is the oil to make sensitive skin deliciously happy - and happy skin makes for a happy beard. It locks in essential hydration to make facial skin less scaly and flaky. Maybe it’s because apricot kernel oil has some striking similarities to the sebum oil our bodies naturally produce for moisturizing and conditioning hairs. 

Apricot kernel oil moisturizes, it softens, it rejuvenates, and it’s anti-inflammatory. It’s a light oil that helps add shine to your beard without leaving a greasy residue.

6. Avocado Oil

You know avocados are a superfood to eat. They’re also the source of a luscious oil that’s rich in Vitamin B to moisturize and condition hair and skin. Add in vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E, potassium and lecithin and you get a beard oil to reckon with.

It will penetrate the skin and follicles without making your beard greasy, clogging pores, or leaving a sheen.

Vitamin B also encourages healthy blood flow to ensure your beard grows as thick and tangle-free as it can.

The lecithin in avocado oil can really add luster to your whiskers, while smoothing them and elasticizing their overall structure.

7. Pumpkin Seed Oil

This is an awesome oil for boosting your beard’s luster and manageability. Even better, pumpkin seed oil provides a crucial barrier against damage from UV rays, pollution and unpleasant bacteria.

8. Hemp Seed Oil

Hemp seed oil maintains moisture levels in skin and hair strands, improves blood circulation, and makes brushing and styling a breeze. It’s packed with essential fatty compounds like lipids to strengthen strands while keeping them silky.

Hemp seed oil penetrates skin better than most of the oils mentioned here, so it’s a great source of essential moisture to keep skin supple and to assist quality beard growth.

9. Grapeseed Oil

This oil enhances the absorption of all the other oils and maintains the perfect overall balance of hydration - without feeling greasy on skin or hair.

Grapeseed oil is light and thin, making it great for not clogging pores. Add in its generous quantities of Omega-6 and Omega-9 fatty acids to help reduce skin inflammation to eliminate brittle hairs, dry skin, even beard rash or shaving rash.

It’s a maestro at adding a vibrant luster to your whiskers while still feeling essentially dry to the touch. Now that’s conditioning. You’ll experience clearer skin with less flaking, along with hairs with better volume and less frizz. 

So how should you go about getting these 9 badass oils on your face and beard? Where can you get them? What’s the ideally balanced combination of them all?

Fortunately, The Rugged Bros have done the research in a state-of-the-art facility right here in the United States. We’re immensely proud of our beard oil and will gladly put it up against any other on the market. That’s because we’re supremely happy with how our own beards look and feel with regular application - and so do our customers.

Oil up, bro! Your beard and your face will thank you.

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