Ready to geek out over beard wash? We looked up all the quality ingredients common among the top products in beard wash reviews, so you don’t have to.
Top Beard Wash Ingredients to Look Out For
Moisturizers, or humectants, perform the double duty of hydrating your skin and delivering vitamins and minerals deeper into your skin's inner layers.
1. Aloe Vera
Try using aloe vera gel as a shaving cream, and you’ll see how this plant keeps your skin supple and healthy. It is also effective for preventing razor burn and minimizing skin reactions due to shaving.
2. Argan Oil
Moroccans have long used this oil extracted from the nuts of the argan tree for its moisturizing and hair growth properties. It also prevents acne from breaking out and smoothens wrinkles.
3. Avocado Oil
Avocado oil's main use is to nourish the skin. Aside from that, people use avocado oil to help wounds heal faster, to manage psoriasis, and to relieve skin inflammation due to eczema.
4. Blackcurrant Seed Extract Oil
This oil works wonders for the skin by treating conditions like dermatitis and eczema. It’s basically a vitamin booster for your dermis (aka skin).
Beeswax combats bacterial infections and protects your beard hairs from wear and tear. It’s always a good ingredient to have in your beard wash.
6. Castor Oil
Castor oil is amazing at drawing moisture to the skin. It’s great as a beard wash ingredient because of its antimicrobial qualities and anti-inflammatory properties.
7. Coconut Oil
Coconut oil is not only an effective moisturizer, but it is also great at killing bacteria. It penetrates your skin more than any other kind of oil.
8. Cedarwood Essential Oil
Aside from its relaxing scent, cedarwood essential oil can also promote hair growth.
9. Citrus Auranitfolia Oil
Citrus Auranitfolia Oil comes from key lime and works well as a moisturizer, cleanser, hair conditioner, mask, and as a tonic.
10. Cocoa Powder
Believe it or not, the ingredient behind chocolate is also good food for your skin, since it’s packed with antioxidants that help reverse skin aging. It’s not something you regularly look for in your beard wash, but it's a definite plus when you see it listed among the ingredients.
Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on Jan 1, 2019, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.
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