|Prospector Co Burroughs Beard Oil||USA||1 fl oz||$$$$|
|Itch Relief||Softening||Ease of Application||Value for Money|
Hints of a woodsy fragrance laced with eucalyptus.
That’s the first thing I noticed about the Burroughs Beard Oil by Prospector Co. The fragrance is looming and delightful without being overpowering.
Prospector Co. really lives up to its premium reputation with this superb beard oil that’ll have all five senses satisfied.
The Savannah, Georgia-based company has a minimalistic approach to branding and design. Every bottle is labelled like a classy perfume.
The website looks like the male grooming equivalent of an Apple store. Even the glass is completely transparent, unlike the amber tinge of many other beard oils.
It’s a premium men’s grooming brand that sells everything from leather goods to candles.
They’ve got premium shaving soaps, gift boxes, face washes , deodorants and almost everything else a beardsman would need.
However, the flagship product is the classic and simple Burroughs Beard Oil.
Sold in a small 1 oz. mini-flask bottle, this beard oil is the most popular product Prospector Co. seems to sell.
Here’s a whole list of every single ingredient they’ve put in the Burroughs bottle:
- Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Oil
- Vitis Vinifera (Grapeseed) Oil
- Argania Spinosa (Argan) Oil
- Aleurites Moluccans (Kukui Nut) Oil
- Vegetable Glycerin
- Cedarus Deodora (Cedarwood)
- Juniperus Communis (Juniper Berry)
- Santalum Album (Sandalwood) Oil
- Pinus Sylvestris (Pine) Oil
- Boswellia Serrata (Frankincense)
- Commiphora Myrrha (Myrrh)
Again, like a perfume, every single ingredient has been nicely described and put on the label. Many of these names should sound familiar.
Jojoba oil, Grapeseed oil and Argan oil are, of course, really popular ingredients in almost every top beard oil out there. They help add moisture, strength and nutrients to the hair and skin around your beard.
Then there are some ominous sounding ingredients like Phenoxyethanol, vegetable glycerin and PolySorbate-20. These are chemicals which are also surprisingly common in mainstream grooming products.
Phenoxyethanol is a sort of aromatic alcohol that helps kill germs on your skin and hair.
Finally, PolySorbate-20, which is found in face washes and toners, acts like a face and hair cleanser.
There are also unique and exotic oils added to the Burroughs mix that help the beard oil pack a tighter punch in terms of grooming.
Kukui nut oil is a rare extract that can only be sourced from Hawaii. It’s a nourishing oil for your beard and a great addition to the bottle.
Sandalwood, Cedarwood, Pine oil and Myrrh are all added as part of the fragrance.
These exotic ingredients really add to the mixture in a unique way, but they also cost more. Which is why the Burroughs Beard Oil is priced at the higher end of the men’s grooming market.
In my opinion, it’s quite a lot but when you get it, you soon realize that we’re talking about a great product.
Beyond the design and labelling, this beard oil really does have a lot to offer the sort of beardsman who cares about his beard and wants excellent care.
You just need to feel the oil against your skin to know why this is a luxury beard oil. The oil is so smooth and light, yet so pleasantly fragrant, that it’ll instantly put you in a great mood.
I noticed I needed less oil than usual to cover my whole beard.
That convinced me a 1 ounce bottle was likely to last at least three months with regular, moderate use. Even if your beard is Viking lumberjack proportions.
The oil is easy to slab on and spread through the follicles. I used a few drops and a beard brush to make sure every inch of my beard was covered with this stuff.
All the unique elements added in for fragrance really work well together. The scent is mix of eucalyptus with cedarwood, pine and sandalwood.
All these ingredients help give this beard oil a very natural and woodsy fragrance. I would describe it as what you’d expect to smell in the middle of a forest at dawn right after a night of heavy rain.
The scent stays pretty much throughout the day. It’s not very strong, yet, it’s enough to make your beard smell nice for a few hours.
The quality of this product is more than satisfactory. The beard feels light and natural throughout the day as if you don’t wear an oil at all. No greasy whatsoever. Even the scent lingered on till well into the evening.
There was, however, some oil residue left on my hands after applying the oil.
The oil wasn’t easy to get rid of, even after I had washed them thoroughly. But after an hour of subconsciously stroking my beard with both palms it was gone. I guess it got absorbed into the beard and skin.
In terms beard softness, it deliver great results as expected from a good oil.
The best thing about this oil was the way it subdued my itchy beard and sensitive skin. Even the face feels hydrated if you massage the oil on your skin.
To sum up, Burroughs Beard Oil is a excellent grooming product I think every man should have if he plans to grow a beard.
The ingredients didn’t have enough of time to work on my naturally healthy hair and skin, but I know they’ll help over the long term.
The scent is surprisingly good and is likely to leave you with a great mood throughout the day.
The exotic ingredients and memorable fragrance are what make this beard oil a clear winner.
If you’re serious about growing a beard, the premium quality and light texture of this oil make this mini-flask bottle worth the money although it’s more expensive than the majority of the competition.