Smell (Irrelevant to effects)
We really like the smell of this product. In fact, truth be told, we prefer it to the CBD Beard Balm. The warmth of bourbon mingles with the subtle spice of sandalwood, creating a clean scent that’s masculine without being overpowering.
Since your beard is in very close proximity to your nose, strongly scented products can become overwhelming throughout the day. That’s not the case with this beard oil — it has a light, clean Bourbon Sandalwood scent is that is pleasant without being heavy-handed and inescapable.
The oil itself is free-flowing without being too runny. The bottle makes it easy to dispense a few drops onto your fingertips and disperse the product through your beard. It imparts a pleasant smoothness and suppleness to the hair, likely due in large part to the blend of argan, jojoba, and vitamin E oils.
The product is easy to work with and distribute evenly through even the most unruly of beards. It helps lend manageability and softness to coarse hair while soothing irritation caused by shaving and hydrating dry skin and hair.
Effects (Onset, Duration, Intensity)
We tested this product on the biggest beard we could find (one of our testers’ fathers has a serious beard that’s approaching ZZ Top proportions) and it delivered. We saw improved manageability of beard hair, decreased flyaways, and a more clean-cut, well-groomed appearance. The condition of beard hair looked better, as did the skin underneath.
Over time, we noticed increased softness of beard hair and continued improvements in the hair’s condition. The product doesn’t leave any buildup or residue so it won’t leave you looking dirty or haggard after application.
Best used for
This product is especially good for thick, long beards that need some TLC. If you have particularly thick facial hair, this beard oil will likely be easier to work through the hair than the balm version, which is waxier in consistency. Unless you have a crazy long beard, you’ll probably get considerable mileage out of this product — a little goes a long way.
You might also benefit from this product if you suffer from ingrown hairs and inflammation after shaving. The CBD within the product can help soothe sensitive skin and relieve pain from razor burn, reducing redness and smoothing your skin.
Best used with (Complimentary Product)
For the full beard care and styling experience, we recommend pairing this product with the beard balm from Hemp Bombs. The oil will restore softness and improve manageability, while the balm will help hold hair in place and maintain your clean-cut look all day long.
If you’re looking to apply the benefits of CBD beyond your beard, we recommend a systemic product like CBD gummies (shown in image below) or a tincture, which will work to alleviate pain, inflammation, and anxiety for hours on end.
The bottle contains 15 mL of product and 25 mg of CBD. At $14.99 per bottle, this works out to a per-milligram cost of $0.60, which is rather pricey as far as topical products go. That said, we did notice some major benefits to the beards we tested this product on. If you’re serious about your facial hair, this product may be a worthwhile investment.
We should note that the oil is available in a bundle with the balm that does take the price down considerably (and could make for a nice gift idea). The bundle is a good option for people looking for multifaceted beard care and styling control.
In terms of CBD body products, this one stands out from the crowd. It’s a niche product, sure, but it performs well, it’s easy to use, and it smells wonderful. While the cost per milligram is pretty high considering that the product is largely going in your hair, it may be worthwhile to some consumers, particularly serious beard aficionados.
As with all of Hemp Bombs’ products, this beard oil is made of pure, organic CBD extracted through a safe and environmentally friendly supercritical CO2 method. It meets our criteria for quality, purity, and potency as laid out in our CBD Buyer’s Guide.
Directions: Massage into your beard immediately after showering or cleansing for a sculpted, managed look that holds.
Ingredients: Pure Organic CBD, Argan Oil, Jojoba Oil, Sweet Almond Oil, Vitamin E Oil, Bourbon Sandalwood Oil