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Finding The Best Beard Product For You?

Sam Martin

Posted on October 26 2018

Finding The Best Beard Product For You?

It's not an easy job, finding the right beard product for you. There's so many out there; oils, balms, waxes, creams, and anything else you can think of. So, with all these options of beard products, from so many different places, what should you choose? Which is the right beard product for you?

Well, we have some information that might help you. While we can't comment on what beard products are out there with other brands, we can tell you about the beard products within our own range, and how to find the one that's right for you. Below is some info on our core range of beard products, so you can find out what suits you.

Beard Balm - A Muskoka Fragrance

Our Beard Balm has become the most popular product for beards within the Apothecary 87 range of beard products.

What Is It?

So what exactly is Beard Balm? Well, Beard Balm changes from brand to brand. Some are made from wax as a styling product, others are designed to be tacky creams that hold hour beard in place, but ours is a little different. We wanted something that gave a super light and natural hold, without leaving your beard feeling like you have product in there. What's more, is we wanted our Beard Balm to really leave your face feeling fresh, so we developed the Beard Balm to have nourishing properties for the hair and moisturising properties for the skin underneath it. It's also fast acting, so you can notice a much quicker result than using beard oils. You may use this more if you have slightly oily skin or prefer not to use oil based products.

What Does It Smell Like?

We created a scent to go in the Beard Balm, with a well known bearded model, Josh Mario John (also known as @spizoiky). Josh, being Canadian, wanted a scent that triggered meant something to him and in this case, triggered memories.

The Muskoka fragrance, named after Canada's Muskoka region was inspired by his youth, spending time in Muskoka and he reminisced about the smells & flavours from his time spent there. 

Sweet, but masculine scent of fresh Maple sap, blended with the warm, smokey undertones of the fresh log fires. This is what memories of Muskoka smell like.

What Is In It?

Our formula for our Beard Balm is a concoction of many ingredients, but to translate some of the official terms into English, you will see; Dragon's Blood (Tree Sap) Extract, Keratin, Water, Vitamin E, Vegetable Glycerin, Wheat Protein, Provitamin B5 & Water.

Beard Oil - Original Recipe

Our Beard Oil - Original Recipe is exactly that. It was our first product, created to be different to everything on the market.

What Is It?

Beard Oil... yup, oil for the beard. What does it do? Well, it's a leave in conditioner. Much like Beard Balm in terms of what it does, nourishing the beard hair and moisturising the skin underneath. However if you have very dry skin, a Beard Oil may be your preferred option as the oil can help balance out your skin. Also, our Beard Oils are designed to absorb into the skin, however some may find this a slower process than our Beard Balm.

What Does It Smell Like?

The Beard Oil - Original Recipe has been created with a range of essential oils, which all contribute to the fragrance. It's quite masculine, smooth & spicy fragrance that stands out. Check out the ingredients below to find out more.

What Is In It?

For this Beard Oil, we really wanted to focus on blending together great essential oils that would have a big impact on the beard hair and skin. You'll find a simple base of Grapeseed Oil and Jojoba Oil, which are great not only for the hair, but also absorb into the skin well. Then an array of essential oils, such as; Australian Sandalwood, Frankincense, Rose Geranium, PatchouliVitamin E and topped off with a splash of Musk.

Beard Oil - A Vanilla & Mango Fragrance

The most popular Beard Oil in our range of beard products. The Vanilla & Mango fragranced was released as a Beard Oil in a time when only woody/citrus fragrances were on the market. This quickly became one of the fastest growing beard products in the world.

What Is It?

We won't bore you by repeating ourselves, see above if you need to recap on what a Beard Oil is, however the main difference between the recipe for the Vanilla & Mango and the other products is more than just fragrance, it's the full recipe. More details below.

What Does It Smell Like?

The Beard Oil - A Vanilla & Mango Fragrance is a complex one, which has a smell that can't quite be described... Not really, it smells like Vanilla & Mango. It's sweet, yet refreshing, and there's nothing that really quite describes it until you've experienced it. But our most popular Beard Oil can't be a bad choice!

What Is In It?

The recipe for this beard oil is a more rounded one. Great base oils and some very specific essential oils used for purpose. Grapeseed Oil, Argan OilJojoba Oil, Cedarwood Oil (which is amazing for helping dry and flakey skin), Vitamin E and a splash of our secret Vanilla & Mango fragrance.

Beard Oil - The Unscented

Beard Oil - The Unscented, developed for a specific need. For anyone who doesn't like fragrances, wants to use a Beard Oil that doesn't conflict with their cologne, or just want's to have freedom with their fragrances, this is for you.

What Is It?

Again, we won't go into lots of detail about what a Beard Oil is, but this recipe was created for it's unique purpose to condition the beard hair, moisturise the skin and not have any fragrance.

What Does It Smell Like?

Beard Oil - The Unscented... it doesn't smell like much to be honest. We'd go as far as saying it's unscented!

What Is In It?

This is where things get interesting for this product. Ingredients chosen because they're fantastic for looking after your skin and beard, but don't have strong smells. Inside, some of the ingredients you will find are; Argan OilJojoba Oil, Sunflower Oil, Crambe Seed Oil & of course some Vitamin E.


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