Here at the Bespoke Beard Company, we often talk about how each of our bottles of oils use the same proprietary blend, regardless of which scent you choose, and how great those oils are for your skin and hair. So, it’s about time to mention the other reason we use beard oil: so we can smell damn fine, and not like what we had for lunch
There’s a description on each product page to give every customer an idea of what to expect from each scent we carry, so inquiring minds can refer to those. In general, we’ve tried to provide an option for every preference and scent category. Warmer scents, such as Savile Row and Southern Gentlemen, musky like Rivanna Junction, herby and natural like Vintage Tweed, or something on the cool and clean side with The Three Piece. Our goal was to provide an option for every man to compliment their own individual scent profile. Never heard of a scent profile? It’s the combination of cosmetics and perfumes one wears and how they naturally react to individual body chemistry, resulting in layers of smell unique to every person. Notice how we haven’t mentioned anything about how “strong” any scent is. Scientifically, yes, there is a measurement for that, but it’s not (often) used in the cosmetics and grooming industry. Instead, scent is measured in primarily two different ways.
The next ingredient in our spotlight is really special. It’s produced in exactly one place on earth, has tons of benefits for both hair and skin, and is so nutritious that goats will climb trees just to eat the fruit that bears this oil! I’m talking about a dominator of the cosmetics and health industries; Argan Oil.
The next ingredient from our blend of oils to hit the spotlight is Pumpkinseed Oil. This is one that many people probably haven’t heard too much about, unless they are very adventurous in the kitchen, because pumpkinseed oil has been produced for centuries for it’s use in dishes, aiding in heart health, dietary health, and even potentially helping to prevent things like prostate cancer, though more research is needed
It’s that time of year; Cruising with the top down, strolling on the sand, relaxing by the campfire, ascending to the peak… It’s summer time, and for many men that means boldly tackling the many adventures of the world outside our front doors. But with the heat, sun, sweat, and wind in our faces, it can be a little rough on a full or unkempt beard. Here are some tips for those who still want to keep their face forest, but maybe struggle with the elements during summer:
Whatever style you decide to flaunt for the summer months, it’s important to keep your facial hair clean with sulfate free shampoo and conditioner, used no more than 3 times a week unless you are frequently sweating in the sun or work in a career field that can get a little messy sometimes. And if you’re not so confident in your trimming game, see your local barber. They’d be ecstatic to help you
The next ingredient in our proprietary blend of oils to be put under the microscope is grapeseed oil. While it doesn’t have quite the salacious history something like Hempseed oil might have, it does have an old one. As old as wine, really. See, winemaking accounts for something like 80% of the world’s grape production, and virtually all grapeseed oil is actually a byproduct of that winemaking. As most laymen know, the winemaking process begins by crushing grapes. Once those grapes are crushed, they leave behind seeds (after all, you wouldn’t want your wine to have a bit of a crunch, would you?) Those seeds are then, well, crushed again; allowing oil to be extracted from them.
For a long time, especially in mediterranean countries, grapeseed oil was used much like, and even alongside, olive oil, mostly in cooking. And it turns out, it’s pretty desirable for cooking. It has a very clean taste, and is a very light oil with a moderate smoke point, which makes it useful as well healthy. And just like our friend hempseed oil, it’s high in Omega-3 and Omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids.
But, what does this mean for our beards? Well, for one, grapeseed oil has been shown to moisturize skin, heal acne, and tighten pores, which is very important for preventing such beard atrocities as the ingrown beard hair and beardruff. As for your hair, applying grapeseed oil can add strength and shine while keeping your beard soft. And the best thing about it? Being such a light oil means it’s absorbed quickly into your skin and hair, providing all those benefits quickly, without making your hair and skin feeling gross with an oily residue.
Sounds pretty compelling, doesn’t it? So why don’t you grab a bottle of Bespoke Beard Company Beard Oil and try it out. You’ll love the results.
At the Bespoke Beard Company, we have nothing to hide. In fact, we take pride in the ingredients used in all of our high quality oils; the very ingredients that make them high quality. So with that, we’d like to take the opportunity to shine some light on each of the 9 carrier oils used in every bottle of Bespoke Beard Co. beard oil.
First up, Hempseed Oil. Before you ask, yes, THAT hemp. But, don’t worry, there isn’t anything fishy going on here. While hemp cultivation in the United States has largely been prohibited until the last decade thanks to the correlation of the Cannabis (in this particular case, Cannabis sativa) plant and it’s well-known and highly controversial use as a psychoactive, the less scandalous products of the plant, namely hemp fiber and hempseed, have been imported into the US frequently and in large quantities since the Marihuana Tax Act of 1937. In fact, hemp fiber has been used in everything from rope and canvas to fine linens, tea bags, and insulation. Hempseed has a very similar story.
Hempseed is actually a bit of a misnomer. It is actually an achene, similar to a nut, and is actually quite nutritious for you, containing highly unsaturated fats, easily digestible protein, and dietary fiber. (Note: Please do not ingest your beard oil.) Hempseed oil is made, as you may have guessed, by crushing or pressing the hempseed, and no, there is no THC in the hempseed itself, so you won’t find any in the oil itself.
So what are the benefits of hempseed oil? Well, it’s great for your skin. It can actually hydrate your skin without clogging your pores, and helps to balance your skin’s own production of oil, which can aid in preventing acne. And thanks to the linoleic and oleic acids found in hempseed oil, it can soothe inflammation and prevent signs of aging. As for your hair, hempseed oil reduces how much water your hair can absorb, which in turn reduces how brittle your hair can be, reducing breakage and preventing split ends. On top of that, hempseed oil is high in Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids, both of which have been noted to play a major part in preventing hair loss.
So there you have it. All these benefits, and that’s just ONE of the nine different essential oils in every bottle of Bespoke Beard Company beard oil. But don’t take our word for it. Pick some up and see for yourself.
Using prodigious amounts of beard oil will not negatively affect your beard or face. But let’s face it. Oil is, well, oily. If you don’t like feeling a bit of oily residue anytime you touch your beard, or your significant other complains about feeling on their face after you show them affection, then you may want to use a little bit less.
In many cases, though, beard oil has been shown to moisturize the skin and enhance the health of hair follicles, allowing facial hair to grow in where it was previously patchy. And when your facial hair is healthy, it appears fuller and more voluminous. By eliminating split ends and other hair problems, beard oil can also help beards grow longer.
Beard oil should always be applied after a shower, making sure your beard is completely dry before applying. You can also apply it anytime you’re looking for some extra softness, scent, or shine.