I don’t know about you but personally, I’m a hoarder of amazing beard products.
And when I got asked if I would review some of the top facial hair products available in 2018, I was more than pleased to do so.
This is the result.
Now I do have to warn you that the article is long – it took me several days to research and write – but I can also guarantee that you will learn something new, and possibly pick up a couple tips & tricks for optimizing beard growth that you never knew even existed.
Top Ten Beard Care Products; a Review
Below, we have listed in order, the best beard products there are for ultimate care (and some actually help you with growth as well). We hope you enjoy the list and find just the right gear for you.
1. Best Beard Product: Maison Lambert Beard Kit
After having to review probably close to thousand different beard products, one constantly surfaces above others in quality.
The Maison Lambert’s beard kit.
You got the classy looking visually pleasing combination of grade-A beard care products, which are mostly organic and free-from beard harming, oil stripping chemicals; sulfates, dyes, toxins, and petroleum oils. Even better, they don’t use hormone suppressing and easy-to-rancid vegetable oils in any of the kit’s products.
The beard kit includes:
- Beard shampoo (organic aloe vera, argan & jojoba oils)
- Organic beard balm (argan, jojoba & coconut oils + beeswax)
- Superior quality beard oil (argan, castor & jojoba oils + vit. C & E)
- Beer-infused soap body soap as a complimentary gift
- Great looking sandalwood beard comb with its own leather pouch.
All of this is packed in either a really good looking leather bag (perfect for travel or storing around your house), or in old school cigar box (perfect for giving the kit as a gift, etc).
2. Wahl Lithium Ion Plus Beard Trimmer
We released a massive review of the best beard trimmers recently.
From our standpoint, the Wahl Li-ion Plus is the best beard trimmer you can currently get your hands on.
It has nice slim design that feels amazing on your hands, it has the versatility of different head attachments and cordless use with powerful lithium-ion battery. And it’s minimally designed with no extra items, making it perfect for travel.
Chances are you might of have seen your barber use one of these occasionally, after all, Wahl is the most used brand by professionals.
Note: To help with your beard trimming adventures, consider getting yourself a beard shaping template as well. It can make beard line up at home easier than you ever thought possible.
3. Drunken Pelican Beard Oil
When we were reviewing beard oil ingredients for our list of best beard oils, we noticed an alarming trend.
Most of the companies have no clue what oils they use in their products!
There are hundreds of brands using vegetable-oils with very long carbon-carbon chains. Those oils are notorious for turning rancid when in contact with heat and oxygen (hint: in your face, out in the open)
Polyunsaturated vegetable oils are also known for suppressing hormone production (testosterone & DHT, aka. the beard fueling androgens).
Quality beard oil should be based on saturated and monounsaturated oils, which are stable on the face and not ruined by oxygen and heat. They should also support (not suppress!) the very hormones that make your beard grow and flourish.
Knowing this, we were extremely happy to find the Drunken Pelican Beard oil.
As it happens, they use good quality natural oils in their production (organic coconut, argan, jojoba, and beeswax) which are great for your beard follicle hormone balance and very stable on the skin surface + they manage to do this while providing amazing masculine scent with a nicely designed bottle.
All we can say is that when it comes to oils, this has to be the #1 beard product.
4. Beard & Mustache Scissors
Don't call it a beard care and growth product arsenal if it doesn't have a pair of facial hair scissors.
Sure, a quality beard trimmer can handle most of your trimming needs, but there are always times when some nice beard scissors are a must.
Times like cutting out isolated stray facial hairs that have gone wild.
Or thinning out the mustache and the occasional strand that decides to point towards the ceiling no matter how much you brush and wax your top lip fur.
Simply put, we like these Premium 5" Precision Beard & Mustache Scissors to do the job.
They're made for professional use from high-quality Japanese stainless steel and come with a nice leather pouch.
There's also high-quality convex blades, leaf-spring plate & tension screw for perfect adjustment, extra silicon rings for different finger sizes, and a 100% refund policy if you're not pleased with the product.
5. ZilberHaar Boar Bristle Beard Brush
When it comes to beard brushes, the name of the game is getting one with boar bristles.
But why brush anyway, huh?
Well, a beard brush is one of the key products within a good beard care routine. Brushing allows you to style & train the beard much more effectively than a comb or your hands alone could.
Quality beard brush product also removes dead skin cells (which can lead to beard dandruff in excess) and other debris from the facial hair, making your beard not only look cleaner but also feel like it.
Simply add some beard oil, balm, or wax and brush away from top to bottom, perhaps back a little to make your facial hair strands neatly arrange in a formation.
Of course, there are hundreds of possible brands to choose from, but we've always liked to keep it simple and look for three key factors...
- The bristles should be 100% boar, not synthetic.
- The handle should be natural wood and durable.
- The price should not be over the top.
What fits this criteria perfectly is the German ZilberHaar Boar Bristle Beard Brush with soft bristles and a nice looking durable pearwood handle.
6. Thorne Research 2 / Day Multivitamin
You're probably wondering; "Why the heck is there a multivitamin in a list of best beard products?"
Well, it's a no-brainer really.
You want your beard to be healthy on the outside, but also on the inside.
The difference between a beard of Jon Hamm and a patchy beard of Ryan Gosling is mostly in the quality of nutrition received by the beard follicles.
And the quality of your beard nutrition is mostly determined by the amount and quality of the vitamins and minerals in the diet.
And you need the minerals like zinc, boron, magnesium, selenium, calcium, etc to serve as enzymatic co-factors for hundreds of bodily reactions, some of which include - but are not limited to - are beard growth and hormone production.
But I'm not gonna do that since I think those are not only expensive but also really BAD multivitamins with nothing special to offer in terms of beard growth. Those just have the image of a beard and the word "beard" somehow included in the title and everyone & their dog suddenly think they're the magic-pills for beard growth.
What I'm going to recommend is probably the highest-quality multivitamin on the market; The Thorne 2 / Day Multi. It's not a specific "beard" supplement. However, it has all the necessary vitamins and minerals needed for beard growth in bio-available forms and in correct clinically effective dosages.
On tops of taking the supplement, please refer to our article on these epic beard growth-boosting foods. Many of them supply good amounts of the vitamins and minerals mentioned above.
7. The Beard Trimming Bib
If you've watched any Shark Tank, chances are you spotted the owners of Beard Bib on one of the episodes.
Well, to cut it short, their impressive sales were loved by the sharks, and they eventually cut out a deal.
And by the looks of their homepage, sales, and reviews, they are still killing it with the beard bib.
why wouldn't they. The bib is so stupidly simple and easy concept, yet, no one had done it before!
If you have a beard and live with a woman, you probably already know that one of the top reasons for nagging is the beard clippings in the sink. You think you did a good job cleaning that up, but lo-and-behold your wife will always find beard hairs from some corner you missed.
The beard bib eliminates this issue and fixes your relationship.
8. Kent Men's Handmade Comb Set
Facial hair combs in a beard product arsenal? Gee, who would of have thought of that!
Although there's already a comb in the #1 section of this post, I think we still need to give its own spotlight to quality beard combs.
Kent is considered to be the best and most trusted beard comb maker on the planet, and for a good reason.
Although the three combs on the image look like the cheap plastic kind that are easy to break, those are actually made out of extremely durable material similar to the shell of a tortoise.
As per their website;
"Every Kent comb undergoes the traditional craft of shaping and cutting from solid blank of tortoiseshell effect material."
The three pieces in this kit are perfect beard styling and grooming products, as the big one can be used on thicker and longer beards, the middle one is perfect for little shorter, finer beards, and the little-guy is amazing help for trimming and shaping the mustache.
9. Brickell Men's Renewing Face Scrub
The scrub is an essential beard growth & care product.
This is because occasionally, you want to properly exfoliate the skin underneath your beard.
Exfoliation not only stimulates the beard follicles, but it also clears them from dead skin cells and other debris that might hamper optimal growth.
Now, you don't want just any scrub. After all, most of the products are laden with sulfates, estrogenic parabens, and phthalates, which are - to put it frankly - things that have no place in a mans' beard.
Optimally you should be making your own scrub from safe ingredients, but since that's a huge pain in the ass to start making, I've always reverted to buying Brickell's Face Scrub.
It's decently good with great ingredients such as organic aloe vera, L-Arginine (to stimulate circulation), organic avocado butter, vitamin E, coffee extract, jojoba, and of course the exfoliating crystalline material. You'd be hard pressed to find other scrubs for men with these ingredients.
10. Kirkland Minoxidil 5%
If you have thick, full, amazing beard, you may skip this one.
However, if you have a patchy beard or any spots where you'd like more facial hair to start growing in, then this is for you my friend.
Minoxidil (Rogaine) is a scientifically proven prescription-free FDA-approved hair growth stimulator.
It just so happens to work miraculously well on beard hair as well.
Not only has it been deemed effective by thousands of men who grew beards with it (some from completely non-bearded beginnings).
There's also a study where 46 men used 3% minoxidil solution on their beards for 16-weeks1.
In the study, the researchers found out that when compared to a placebo liquid, minoxidil was able to grow 1328% more hair on the test area. And no, that's not a typo or hyperbole.
The reason we included minoxidil in our review of best beard products is simple; minoxidil (Rogaine) is the best thing out there for forcing permanent NEW facial hair growth. No "growth oils" or Beardilizers and whatnot come even close to the results. Minoxidil is simply "the bees knees" when it comes to growth.
Conclusion on Top 10 Beard Products
You wanted our review of the best beard products for men in 2018, and we have delivered.
We at Beard Resource hope you learned tons of new stuff from this article and got yourself some sick facial hair care & growth products to try.
As always, keep on bearding!