Maybe you’ve been underwhelmed with overpriced beard oils. Maybe you’ve struggled to make messy, time-intensive oils on your own only to discover a sandalwood and thyme blend isn’t your thing. Maybe you’ve never even realized your whiskers need the damn stuff. Well, we’re here to tell you that they do, and you’d be hard-pressed to find any better beard oil than Primally Pure.
Grooming oil hydrates your facial hair (a must if you live in a cold or dry region), keeping your fuzz soft and smooth. It also happens to provide an excellent opportunity to smell better, and even entice the fairer sex. While many are relegated to “fragrance-free” or run-of-the-mill aromas, the masculine Old Fashioned and Mojito scents (both $20) are crisp and fresh, without overwhelming. Of note, the Primally Pure line doesn’t leave you with that greasy residue that some products create, and they’re packaged in 100 percent recyclable glass bottles, We also like that these cocktails of mainly organic oils are particularly well-suited for itchy and sensitive skin (both contain grapeseed oil, an acne-fighting astringent, and moisturizing jojoba oil). We’re partial to the woodsy Old Fashioned, but if you can’t pick, order a beard oil mini-pack, which has a small version of each.
To use, rub a dime-sized amount into your beard after shaving. Serious bonus: If you dampen your skin and then apply a few drops of oil to your face (again, about the size of a dime), you can shave with the stuff, as well. Apply a couple more drops post-shave to condition your whiskers, pour a drink to match your beard buzz, and you’re good to go.
No beard? No problem. Primally Pure beard oil also doubles as a highly effective after-shave oil that prevents irritation and ingrown hairs.