What Is The Best Beard Oil In Canada And Why Does It Matter?
First off what is beard oil?
Beard oil is that special juice that makes the difference of turning heads and going unnoticed. It is also the main solution to solving most peoples beard itch. You must also realize that it moisturizes your beard as well as the skin beneath your beard. Used properly, beard oil serves aesthetic as well as serving functional purposes. Depending on the blend of oils it contains, you may get an irresistible scent and it also nourishes and gives a sleek look and feel to the hair on your face.
What ingredients do beard oils contain?
For the most part, beard oils are made out of two types of oils: carrier oil and essential oil. Carrier oil is basically the base of the oil. It is that ingredient that turns any dull beard into a spectacular one. It carries the essential oil and helps it from causing your skin irritation. It is the carrier oils that have the moisturizing effect and promote hair growth. Some of the most popular carrier oils are coconut oil, jojoba oil, argan oil as well as grapeseed oil.
Simply put the best organic beard oil is one that is made from natural ingredients. A lot of the best organic beard oils are made from any of the following ingredients:
Avocado oil, Argan, Jojoba, Almond and so on. Every ingredient listed above is filled with a lot of nutrients and essential oils that are great for both the skin and hair as well as the hair follicle. In some best organic beard oils, you may notice ingredients that are specialized like: Grape seed oil, Hempseed, Sandalwood, and so on.
Usually, the best organic oils that contain these ingredients are made to tackle particular issues such as sensitive skin, beard itch and so on. Not to mention these oils are great to moisturize the skin and bead hair. And heck who knows maybe you'll even grow in a little extra hair to help thicken that scruff. So in the end choose your beard oil wisely and like anything in life it's all about the ingredients!
Coconut oil seems to be the most popular at the moment. It has both healing and nourishing effects. It is for this reason that it is a big star when it comes to beard care products as well. Apart from being used for cooking, it has a huge added value in women's cosmetics, due to its antibacterial and anti-fungal properties. It penetrates your skin much faster than other oils, making it the perfect solution for beard itch and beard flake.
Jojoba oil is another cosmetic industry wonder. Due to its oily skin control, we especially recommend it to men with sensitive skin. Native Americans used to apply it to treat their sores and burns. Now it has reemerged and it is used as a powerful ingredient to treat acne, chapped skin and sunburns. It's no wonder it plays such a crucial role in men's beard care products.
With its high vitamin E and fatty acid content, argan oil is highly prized for its hydration and moisturizing qualities. It is ideal to give your beard a more natural shine and a healthy boost. It's easily absorbed and non-greasy as well, becoming one of our favorite components in men's beard oil.
Grapeseed oil is the result of oil being extracted from grape seeds. Just like the jojoba oil, it has great super powers. As an extra, it also restores collagen and helps fight aging.
While the carrier oils do most of the work, it is the essential oil that give your beard the additional vitamins, minerals and scent, making it feel extra soft and smell fresh and clean.
Carrier oils as well as essential oils are key components to any men's beard care product, but of course, the percentages differ. And if you add some extra ingredients in the mix, you might be getting an entirely different product all together.
Some criteria you'll want to consider before buying
What elements you should pay attention to when you decide to step up your game and give your beard the treatment it deserves? As explained above, beard oil is a combination of really important oils, that if properly balanced, will give you the extra manliness that your are looking for.
How to use beard oil
Really there are only two ways to apply beard oil, after you shower or without showering. You will learn here the difference and what works best you can decide for yourself.
Apply beard oil after shower
Most of us consider that the best time to apply beard oil is right after taking a shower, preferably at night but sometimes in the morning before work. If you apply at night, all the debris accumulated during the day will be washed off, your pores will be open and your skin and beard hair will be ready to absorb all the nutrients.
We recommend the night, because it is during sleep that skin is regenerating and it is ready to eat up all the healthy stuff you will feed it.
Just think about is this way, why is it you normally see your girlfriend putting on a thick layer of face cream right before she goes to sleep? Kinda the same thing when you think about it right?
Apply beard oil without taking a shower
Here is the second option. Although we are not the greatest supporters of this second method, we do realize that there might be times when a shower is not accessible or ideal, but your beard needs some freshening up. In these cases, we advise the use of Viking Beard Brand boar bristle beard brush, not just during the beard oil application but also before. Our beard brush serves the great purpose of detangling, massaging the skin and cleaning and spreading evenly the natural oil of the skin, called sebum.
If a shower is not there to help you with the cleaning, then, let our beard brush do the work instead! Once your beard is untangled and freshened up, you can use the same methods as above. Either massage the beard oil with your hands from root to tip, or use our brush to ensure you get a more even distribution.
It might not come as a surprise to you that after all this talk that we will choose our own Viking Beard Brand beard oil as the best beard oil you can get over other products out there here in Canada.
And we understand that we're biased here but rest assured that we're not saying this just because it’s ours. But rather because it is the result of years of experimenting with beard oils, figuring out what oils work best and the factors that make a beard oil the very best and then filling all those criteria in the Viking Beard Brand beard oil creation.
Our team at Viking Beard Brand has tried all the ingredients separately and together in different combinations, in order to establish which is the best ratio and the best combination to address bearded problems such as dryness, sensitive skin, itch, dullness, greasiness or roughness. We worked hard also on working on a formula that works well with your bodies natural chemistry to get the best overall results.
We went for the combination of apricot kernel oil, avocado oil, jojoba oil, sweet almond oil, aloe vera, vitamin E and a combination of manly essential oils, in order to strike the perfect balance between a nourished, shiny and soft beard and a healthy, young and radiant skin.
Of course, we are only just one of the many great men’s grooming companies on the market today here in Canada. We are not looking to convince every Canadian.