At CD Beard Company, we understand that the scent of a beard care product is an important aspect, but it isn’t the most important. It isn’t even the 2nd or 3rd most important.
Softening the beard is important. A softer beard is a huge advantage for several reasons. First of all, a softer beard is going to be relaxed and lay better. It will also be easier to control. Secondly, no women I know likes getting rashes on their faces (or elsewhere) because of their skin rubbing or brushing against their man's course, scratchy beard. There are multiple other reasons, but the last one I'll touch on here is the fact that a softer beard means less irritated skin on your face.
The ability of the product to fully absorb and not sit on the surface as an oily or greasy mess is important. There are a lot of beard products out there. Trust me, I get it. I used a LOT of them before I started making it, and there are probably twice as many now as there were then. It's no secret that a vast majority of them aren't great, even if they've paid publications to say they are. They leave your beard oily or greasy which ends up on your shirt, or someone else's shirt, or God knows where else. There are a few reasons for that. One reason has to do with the quality of ingredients. Instead of concerning ourselves with the cost of the carrier oils we're using, we should worry more about the quality of those oils. Where were they sourced? How? By whom? Another major reason a product may not absorb properly has to do with the recipe and the ratios of ingredients used in the blend. It's more important than a lot of companies think it is.
Eliminating beard itch and beard dandruff or any other dry skin issues are important. This is another aspect of beard care that has to do with quality and ratios of ingredients used, but this also has a lot to do with what those ingredients are and which essential oils are being used. We put a lot of focus on this aspect of our creations because these are concerns that are very common and very important among men with beards (and without) when they're choosing a beard care product.
Helping to minimize or eliminate breakouts, ingrown hairs or oily skin is important. It's a misconception that using beard oil is counterproductive to oily skin conditions. It's quite the opposite actually. When the right combination of carrier oils and essential oils are used in a beard oil recipe, it can actually combat oily skin and breakouts. Australian Sandalwood, Bay, Bergamot, Patchouli, Rosemary and Lime essential oils are all oils that we use in our blends that help improve oily or acne-prone skin.
This is probably where the importance of scent comes in. Our products smell fantastic, but our scents are subtle - not overbearing or obnoxious. Nobody wants to be the "cologne guy" that makes everyone choke when he walks into a room, and smelling like food is just not cool so we should probably try to stop making our beards smell like cookies, cake and pie.
All of the aspects discussed in this blog are some of the things that cause our new customers to throw away any products they may have been using before and come back for more of ours, which turns them into long-term, loyal CD customers. We’re pretty confident that you won’t find better beard care products anywhere, and that’s precisely why we love to make them. We’re proud of what we’ve created, and that same pride will continue to be the backbone of everything we do.
CD Beard Co.