I’ve been looking forward to writing this post for a long time. At this point in time, we produce four different types of men’s grooming products: Beard oil, beard balm, mustache wax, and solid cologne. At first glance, it seems as though we’re trying to corner ourselves into a pretty narrow market: men with beards. Not so.
Every bearded savant product was designed with one idea in mind: Creating the best damn product for your skin and beard. This is why the ingredients in our products are primarily moisturizers. People with experience in the skin care industry are always nodding their head in agreement as I list off our carrier oils and butters—jojoba oil, sweet almond oil, Shea butter, cocoa butter, and beeswax. These ingredients not only make amazing men’s grooming products (which they do) but more generically, they are the base of premium skin products!
Today, I want to share some non-traditional uses for our products. These are safe ways to apply our products to your body for reasons that have nothing to do with facial hair. Spoiler-alert: most of these suggestions have come from the wives of men who use our products.
DISCLAIMER: we have tried all these methods with varying degrees of success but everyone’s body is different and will react differently. Test on a small area before diving in head first!
Two drops in the palm of your hand and apply to your face. The jojoba is a rapidly absorbed carrier oil that will get the essential oils into your skin pronto. WARNING: Never get beard oil in your eyes as certain essential oils don’t mix well with eyeballs.
Use Alpinist beard oil for point treatment of pimples. The melaleuca oil will unblock the sebaceous glands and disinfect pores all-naturally.
True story: my good friend’s wife used Alchemist beard balm for her deodorant until he ran out and tried a different scent.
Obviously, beard balm is not gel but the beeswax in our beard balm does apply a bit of hold. In a pinch, I’ve used it in place of pomade with great success.
Severely dry and pealing skin
If your skin has dried out to the point of cracking, deep redness, and/or intense flakiness, apply beard balm. The butters in beard balm will do two things: First, it will act as a cap halting the flux of moisture out of your skin (halting the drying). Second, it will reverse the flow of moisturizers into your skin, helping to heal it. For a sunburn, beard balm is great when you’ve reached the peeling stage, stick with Aloe Vera for the burn itself.
Sure, you could use hairspray, but why not spend a bit longer, get to know your blow dryer, and give yourself an all-natural mohawk? WARNING: I’ve never tried this
This one is a no-brainer. If you like the smell, to hell with convention! Who cares if it’s a man’s product? Smell how you want and #LiveBeautiful.