The British Bearded Baby is a UK-based beard product company from Liverpool. The company prides itself on creating hand made beard oil and beard balm in small batches, in an effort to maintain the highest possible quality.
In this article, I will review their “Silence” and “Night Tonic” beard oil scents, as well as their “Hank” beard balm. These are 3 high quality beard products indeed.
Disclosure: The products reviewed in this article have been given to me free of charge. I did not receive any other compensation for writing this review.
“Silence” Beard Oil – Several Aromas in the Bottle
The “Silence” beard oil scent is a very elaborate one. The blend contains several aromas including coconut, vanilla, cedarwood and bergamot. This is an impressive range of aromas that definitely helps obtain notes of various types. I will admit that The British Bearded Baby managed to blend those different aromas quite agilely. Hats off to them, it was surely one heck of a challenge.
The scent is unique and doesn’t have a specific aroma that stands out. All of the aromas mentioned above are very well-balanced, so you get to smell everything when you use this beard oil. The uniqueness of the scent makes its specifics hard to describe. Nonetheless, I will say that it’s a mildly woodsy and a mildly citrus-like. It’s so well-blended that I can’t identify whether the base of the scent is bergamot or cedarwood. This says a lot about the quality of this beard oil.
All in all, it smells great and can appeal to citrus beard oil lovers who prefer something less fruity, and woodsy beard oil lovers who don’t want their beard to smell like a cedar plank.
Here’s the list of ingredients for the “Silence” beard oil scent:
Argonia Spinosa (Argan), Cocoa Nucifera (Coconut), Prunus Dulcis (Almond, Sweet), Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba, Golden), Cedrus Atlantica (Cedarwood), Vanilla Planifolia (Vanilla Extract), Citrus Aurancium Bergamia (Bergamot).
“Night Tonic” Beard Oil – Floral, Herbal Scent and Great for Beard Growth
The “Night Tonic” beard oil scent is for floral and herbal scent lovers. This one is also very well-balanced, combining rosemary and lavender scents. Once again, I will point out The British Bearded Baby‘s ability to blend their beard oil scents with great agility. I can clearly notice both the rosemary and lavender in the blend, but can’t confirm a predominance. The end result gives a floral and herbal beard oil that can appeal to beardsmen looking for a more natural scent. It can also match the tastes of woodsy beard oil enthusiasts.
Personally, this is the kind of beard oil I like when I grow tired of funky and fruity scents. It’s a “back to basics” option for me.
Another interesting thing about this beard oil is the use of castor oil. This makes the oil a bit thicker than the “Silence” one, which helps for control and application. Furthermore, it helps promote beard hair growth and strengthening.
Here’s the list of ingredients for the “Night Tonic” beard oil scent:
Prunus Dulcis (Almond, Sweet), Argonia Spinosa (Argan), Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot Kernel), Vitis Vinifera (Grapeseed), Ricinus Communis (Castor), Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary), Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender).
“Hank” Beard Balm – A Solid Beard Softener and Conditioner
The “Hank” beard balm from The British Bearded Baby is an awesome product. First off, it has a very nice texture and it’s quite easy to apply. It also has great softening and conditioning properties. This beard balm is made of organic ingredients only, making it a high-quality product.
The scent is great too. It’s sweet and contains subtle notes of cedarwood. The sweetness is predominant, thanks to the use of cocoa butter, vanilla, coconut.
The control on beard hair could be better. If you tend to have a wavy beard, you might need to work harder when using this beard balm. The extra work is worth it, since the quality of the product outweighs this minor annoyance.
As for the tin, I really like the slip cover. It can be opened with one hand, which is pretty cool 🙂
Here’s the list of ingredients for the “Hank” beard balm:
Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Cocos Nucifera (Coconut), Prunus Dulcis (Almond, Sweet), Cera Alba (Beeswax), Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa Butter), Cedrus Atlantica (Cedarwood), Vanilla Planifolia (Vanilla Extract), Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary).
Feeling on Beard and Skin
Both the “Silence” and “Night Tonic” beard oil scents feel great on the beard and skin, and do a terrific job at soothing itching. The scents are pleasant and last for several hours.
The “Night Tonic” provides slightly better control thanks to the use of castor oil, which helps make the blend thicker.
As for the beard balm, it does a marvellous job at softening and conditioning the beard. The quality of the ingredients used is obvious when you apply the product on your beard. Control is okay, as long as you’re not having a “bad beard day”. In that case, you might need to either work harder or use a beard balm that provides better control.
Undoubtedly, The British Bearded Baby creates solid, high quality beard products. The “Silence” beard oil scent is a complex one that can suit several tastes. It contains coconut, vanilla, cedarwood and bergamot. This is a great unique scent that’s definitely worth trying out.
The “Night Tonic” beard oil scent is more floral and herbal. It also helps beard hair growth and strengthening thanks to the use of castor oil. This is a good option if you’re looking for a “back to basics” beard oil, as long as you like rosemary and lavender.
Finally, the “Hank” beard balm is a high quality product made of organic ingredients exclusively. The texture is nice and the scent is on the sweet side with subtle notes of wood. Control could be better, but use a bit more and you’ll be fine in most cases.
Learn more on The British Bearded Baby’s website.