Although in my military career beards were considered punishable, I always liked having one. So, now I sport one regularly. It doesn’t hurt that the beard has become somewhat more of a sex symbol itself (I like to think lol) with women especially even sexier when it’s well kept. It’s no wonder the grooming aspect of beards have taken the forefront of the “men’s beauty world” from subscription grooming boxes to beard brushes and combs to beard oils. I had been looking into some of the products to amplify my beard’s “sexyback”, so when I had the opportunity to try Garvon’s and Cornucopia’s beard oils gratis, I couldn’t say no. I’m going to let you know if you been wondering about bringing out you beard’s inner sex panther how these will help (it’s illegal in 9 countries and works 60% of the time, every time lol).
* = ingredient simialrities
Garvon’s product presentation, to start, is very minimal and sophisticated giving the instant impression of a high-quality product (which it is), but while being affordable. As far as the benefits to my beard and face increased luster, moisturizing the skin beneath the beard and left it feeling softer and more kept. I used it routinely for 10 days, once a day after washing and drying my beard, as the directions recommended. With Garvon being on the lighter side of oil shortly after application, it felt as if you had not applied it. Garvon has low to no scent so it won’t overpower your senses or throw off your cologne or pheromones (rrraaaawwwwrrr…lol).
GARVON BEARD OIL – 1 oz, $13.97 (at the time) – contains Organic Sunflower Oil, Organic Argan Oil, Fractionated Coconut Oil*, Organic Jojoba Oil*, Vitamin B5, Olive Oil, Grapeseed Oil, Shea Butter. Distributed by a London-based company.
Cornucopia’s product presentation, while not as aesthetically pleasing as Garvon, gives the impression that you may have bought the industrial value size generic version of a higher quality, however, you’re pleasantly when you find out Cornucopia is that high quality product! I used Cornucopia consistently for 10 days, once a day (although it didn’t have directions) I followed the recommendation given by Garvon for using their beard oil. The price of Cornucopia is phenomenal for its quality and size other oils are charging the same or more for an ounce or less with similar ingredients and quality. As far as the benefits to my beard and face they were similar to previously mentioned increased luster, moisturizing the skin beneath the beard and left it feeling softer and more kept. and again you can’t argue the price to value ratio, as well as the oil itself was on the heavier side so after applying it you felt as though the oil lasted longer throughout the day. Cornucopia has a low mint scent which is nice as it’ll begin to give you a natural fresh scent and feels very clean.
CORNUCOPIA BEARD OIL – 2 oz, $13.79 (at the time) – contains MCT (Fractionated Coconut Oil)*, Golden Jojoba Oil*, Hemp Seed Oil, Tea Tree Essential Oil, Orange Bitter Essential Oil, Peppermint Supreme Essential Oil. Distributed in the USA by a Corbin, Kentucky-based Company.
All in all, I’d recommend if you’re skeptical about beard oils put the skeptism to rest. As it really comes down to your preference of ingredients because the benefits are essentially the same merely conditioning your beard to be the sexy beast we all know it can be.
Have a men’s grooming product we should check out let us know!
**Disclaimer: I would error on the side of trying only a couple of drops as the oil really gives some good coverage otherwise you’ll be wasting it or have an oily face (I learned this the hard way over applying Cornucopia’s brand) it you try to use it (I had a more coarse beard measuring about .8-1 inch, if you’re not as coarse of short it may differ for), I massaged it in and then used a beard brush (which felt really good).