Beard Balm vs Beard Oil –  what works for YOUR whiskers?

We’ve yet to meet a man who doesn’t love his beard! But simply loving those hard-won whiskers is not necessarily enough – because to continue being at their best, beards need careful care.

Luckily for you, there are a number of specialist care products on offer that can help to keep your beard in tip top condition – looking, feeling and even smelling great.

Razor MD offers a range of beard balms and beard oils to help men treat their whiskers with the respect they deserve – offering the gentle conditioning and nourishment needed to keep facial hair looking fine all the time.

If you want to show your beard some love, then it’s time to invest in an everyday beard care product that can help to optimise appearance and improve whisker-feel while continuing to care for the skin beneath to prevent uncomfortable beard itch or unsightly flaking.

But which is the best product for your beard? Is beard oil or beard balm better? Here we take a look at what each option has to offer and explain which will benefit your type of beard…

What are the benefits of Beard Oil?

Jojoba plant

Beard care with jojoba

Beard oils are fantastic products that work to moisturise and condition both whiskers and underlying skin. Massaging a beard oil into the chin, jaw and neck on a daily basis can help to promote optimal growth conditions for your beard, as well as caring for existing whiskers.

Our beard oils are formulated with jojoba, which boasts natural antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties to help soothe and protect the beard base, while natural seed oils work to moisturise and improve the look of the hair shaft.

Beard oil is a daily use product that can help to reduce beard itch – perfect for early growth or established beards that require little styling.

Should I use Beard Balm?

Beard balm is another option for men seeking a comprehensive beard care product.

While beard balms use a number of the same conditioning and caring ingredients as our beard oils, the addition of natural shea butter and beeswax, together with a more complex ‘heat and cool’ production process, mean the resulting product is something akin to a hair pomade – perfect for beards that could benefit from some structure and style.  This can be useful for longer and mid length beards, allowing you to achieve a more groomed look without losing any length.

Beard balms are also a good choice for those looking to add volume to their beards. Men with finer facial hair will find that the combination of ingredients works to coat fine whiskers, creating an impression of fullness they are unlikely to achieve with oil alone.

Scented or Unscented Beard Care Products

While our pre-shave oils and shave creams are all available in unscented versions for those with sensitive skin, or users who wish to continue using a signature cologne without creating confusion, our beard oils and beard balm products are subtly scented with earthy essential oils that are the perfect solution for men looking to create a great all-round impression in one easy step.


(Image of jojoba credit Kenneth Bosma via Wikimedia Commons under license)