Tuesday, December 06, 2016

The Great British Grooming Co. Beard Wash and Beard Oil

I had planned on writing lots of beard related posts for Movember but alas the day job got in the way (in a very nice way - check out 'The Meters Collection post). I had intended to talk in depth post after post about the variety of potions and lotions I’ve been using to keep my facial fuzz clean, under control and most of all, calm. Nothing is more irritating than a scratchy beard and before I shape my facial hair into something resembling an effort at growing a moustache I want my face as calm and clean as possible. First up though are two products, The Great British Grooming Co. Beard Wash and Beard Oil.
The Great British Grooming Co. Beard Wash and Beard Oil


So, who are The Great British Grooming Co.? This is what they say about themselves over at their website here:

‘The Great British Grooming Co.™ Traditional grooming made modern. Custom built to be at the very core of the modern man’s grooming kit, The Great British Grooming Co.™ is a capsule beard care collection designed to care for the manliest of faces. With exceptional formulations blended with the hydrating, nourishing and skin boosting properties of Argan Oil, The Great British Grooming Co.™ tames facial hair in four simple steps …’

Beard Wash - £4.99 - 200ml - With a rather thick tea-strainer of the moustache and the beard coming along nicely it does mean that my face seems to attract even more dirt when travelling around the polluted streets of London. Rather than wasting face scrub, using this beard wash has been something of a revelation. 

In the interests of seeing how much grime this removes I washed my face in the sink rather than in the shower as normal and I have to say, "yuck"! It was vile seeing how much grime was removed when I first used it. There had clearly been a build up after using just a normal shower gel to face my face and beard.

The fragrance is manly and actually quite subtle, it has more of a rugged and earthy aroma which doesn't seem to linger on the skin or the beard after drying off. In addition, there is no unsightly flakes of beard dandruff and to the touch it feels squeaky clean.

The best part about this is clearly the moisturising and smoothing effect that the Argan Oil provides and personally, my face feels really soft and smooth, as does my beard, and that's before any beard oil is applied! 

Beard Oil - £8.99 - 75ml - This is the third beard oil brand that I've tried on my facial fuzz and once again, I have to rate it on just a few factors - price, how quickly it is absorbed, how it looks when applied and how it leaves the beard feeling. 

Price wise, you can't grumble at the cost, it's really reasonable (I paid £20 for a 50ml can of beard oil at the weekend) when compared with other brands out there on the market. In terms of application just a little is enough to spread across my growing beard and once applied it gives the oily shine you would expect but after around five minutes it dries into the hair and has more of a matte effect. 

The best thing is that it works, it makes brushing the beard into shape (in my case just smoothing the hair down and in one direction) a breeze and after a week of using it my beard itch is barely noticeable. My beard feels more conditioned and even when first waking in the morning the horrid itch isn't bad. 

Both of these products are reasonably priced and for me are must haves now in the bathroom to keep my beard on point. Nobody likes a crusty old beard and I'm not different and thanks to these two top products my face doesn't act as wife repellent! Why don't I just shave you say?
You can find these products on the highstreet at Waitrose and Superdrug and they would make a lovely Christmas gift!

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25 comments:

  1. I was actually looking at getting my dad something like this but I didn't want to encourage him to grow the beard out that my mum hates so much lol!

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  2. I say any product that keeps your face from acting as a wife repellent is well worth the price!

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  3. I have looked at this product before for my hubby, always nice to see an honest review x

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  4. Do you think something like this will work on a thinner beard? My boyfriend's never feels quite right and he doesn't use anything in it - I think something like this would be great but not if it's only for those fuller bearded men!

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  5. These would make such wonderful gifts! I have a few friends who are planning to grow a beard in 2017, so I might just get them those!

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  6. Never heard of this brand before, but it sounds like something that my dad would really like

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  7. I think this would make an ideal gift for that man in your life, as they are so hard to buy for, it looks and sounds great

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  8. I've actually been looking for a present for my boyfriend for Christmas and these would be absolutely perfect x

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  9. This sounds like a great invention. It would most certainly be useful for people with beards.

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  10. I encountered these guys the other day! My friend ran the Gentlemen's Grooming Show in London and they were exhibiting, and gave my boyfriend a free hair cut. So I was already a fan as it was :D The products all sound fab!

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  11. Definitely going to look into the beard wash as I'm sure you're right about how much grime is attracted into beards x

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  12. Not heard of these before but they sound great, I know my other half would love them! x

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  13. You definitely suit a beard but your right I can imagine it does create a buildup of grime so this beard wash sounds great.

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  14. This can be a great gift for a man that takes good care of their beard. I didn't know that it was so much trouble to keep your beard in good shape as I don't know anyone with a big beard :)

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  15. I've not heard of a beard wash before although don't have one myself. I know a few men that do though so I shall send them a link to this post.

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  16. Thank you for the inspiration! I now know what to get my brother for Xmas. :-)

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  17. This would make a lovely present for my dad this Christmas but I just got him something similar today

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  18. This is on my husband's wishlist! I am getting him this and a proper trimmer :)

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  19. These would make fantastic gifts for Christmas, they sound like great products! xo

    http://rachelnicole.co.uk/

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  20. My hubby has used these, and was pretty complimentary about them too.

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  21. My other half has gone beard crazy at the moment. This would be perfect for him
    Thanks so much for sharing
    Charlotte :)

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  22. I have heard quite a lot about this brand, all good too! I love the idea of a man taking care of his beard and treating it. This would be ideal presents for the Beardie in anyones life too x

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  23. This would've been the perfect gift during Movember! I can think of a few guys who'd like this :)

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  24. Even though beards are very in fashion at the moment, not one of my family members that are male have one! If I knew someone who did have a beard though I think I would definitely consider this as a gift x

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  25. I've been looking at getting these for my brother for Christmas, and after reading this you've twisted my arm! Off to do a spot of online shopping ;)

    Louise

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