Best Beard Butter Reviews

Best Beard Butter Reviews

So you've just finished our article on beard butter and now you've got this weird compulsion to slather your face in beard benefitting butters so your beard is soft and sexy as all hell.

Beard butter is relatively new on the market, so there isn't that much choice, compared to beard oils and balms. That's great though, because the guys getting into the market on beard butters are all established names, leaving less bad products out there. Plus when you grab yourself a tub of beard butter, you can have a warm feeling knowing that you're ahead of the curve and treating your beard the best it can be treated.

The Best Overall Beard Butters

I want the best. You want the best. Below are the single best beard butters on the market. At least in our opinion. So look down the list and grab what catches your eye, because we personally vouch for every single one of these.

Maestro's Classic Spirited Beard Butter Review

Maestro's Classic Spirited Beard Butter Review

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Maestro's beard butter is a little different from other butters. For a start, it's not oil based, meaning it's not a beard oil in a butter formula. Instead it's individually formulated to be the best beard product possible.

Because of this, it's a lot lighter on the face, sinks in quickly, and it's completely water soluble meaning if you need to get it off your skin fast, you just need to wash your beard and it's gone.

With rosemary and eucalyptus for skin health and hair growth, and shea and cocoa seed butter to moisturize and lock out dryness and beard dandruff, this butter will annihilate any skin issues you might have and leave your beard looking thick, lustrous and better than ever. It also smells strong, but nice. It's very menthol, like cough drops, and I love that freshness. I even thought I could feel it on my face as soon as I applied it, making my skin tight, almost astringent.

You also get a huge amount for your money. About twice as much as you'd get with other brands, so when you pick this up it's going to last forever.

Pros

Cons

  • Great moisturizing effect
  • Get a lot for your money
  • Smell is distinctive

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Wild Willie's Beard Butter Review

Wild Willie's Beard Butter Review

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We love Wild Willie (easy there!) because all of their products are quality. Made from a great selection of home grown ingredients in the USA, all organic and all great for your beard, it's nice knowing you can pick up any product out of their range and not have to worry about whether you're getting something good or not.

As for this beard butter, it's just as good as we expected. It's really thick, but rubs into your beard well and just melts into the skin. Bear in mind too much butter will oversaturate your skin, causing excess to sit on top of your beard and make your face look oily, but you can wash it straight off and you'll get used to how much to use in a couple of goes anyway.

It smells sexy, too. A pretty faint but distinctive hint of pine and tea tree that leaves you feeling fresh and clean. The best thing about it though is how quickly it deals with skin complaints and softens up your beard. If you like beard butters and want a thicker one that gives you great control and moisturizing, almost like a balm, you're gonna want to grab a Willie.

Pros

Cons

  • Fully organic
  • Made in America
  • 100% guarantee
  • Using too much makes your beard look oily

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Softening

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Fresh Beards Freak Beard Butter Review

Fresh Beards Freak Beard Butter Review

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Self-proclaimed most trusted beard brand in America, Fresh Beards' butter certainly doesn't disappoint. The first thing I noticed when I'd covered my face with it was the smell. Citrus fresh. Now I'm a man who loves a lemon, so this is perfect for me. My girlfriend commented on it too, which was a change, especially considering she has a really sensitive nose.

It's light and easy to apply, with shea butter, coconut, jojoba and avocado oils as the main ingredients. It left my face feeling fresh, but I've used a lot of products, and I think this butter isn't quite as good at moisturizing as the top two. Don't let that put you off though as it's still a great butter that any man will get along with.

Pros

Cons

  • Smells gloriously citrusy
  • America's most trusted brand
  • Good value for money
  • Contains nut products

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Softening

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Bearded Soldier Beard Butter Review

Bearded Soldier Beard Butter Review

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A brand we're not familiar with here at Major Beard. That doesn't happen often, but I have to say that this beard butter impressed me. Despite the simplicity of the packaging and formula, it left my face feeling incredibly smooth and silky, and my beard more moist, manageable and manly feeling.

The smell is light, with a vague moisturizer feeling rather than the usual essential oil smells, which can be a bonus if that's not what you're into, but even if you'd prefer unscented the scent faded fast, leaving my beard itch free and conditioned.

I have to mention the price, too. It's so much cheaper than the other brands in our top list, so if you're just getting into butters or go through it like anything and need to budget, this is a solid, respectable choice.

Pros

Cons

  • Really good value for money
  • Easy to spread and sinks in well
  • Smells like hand cream

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The Best Scented Beard Butters

We all want to smell good, so grabbing a beard butter with a distinctive, manly smell makes that job much easier. After all, you're going to be applying it every single day, so you can walk through the day with your head held high, knowing your beard smells fresh and masculine.

Maestro's Classic Spirited Beard Butter Review

Maestro's Classic Spirited Beard Butter Review

Major Beards's Overall Rating

Our best overall beard butter is also our best scented beard butter. With an unmistakable menthol smell, Maestro's butter is something you're going to love covering your beard with. And once you see the effects it has on how your beard looks and feels, you're going to want to use it even more.

It's stuffed with skin healing and beard growing ingredients, using only the best available including shea and cocoa seed butter, which are amazing at moisturising dry skin and dealing with itch and dandruff, plus half a dozen essential oils that nourish your beard and encourage it to grow thicker and stronger every day you use this.

It's also great value for money, especially compared to other brands. It's really a no brainer. After all, there's a reason we've put it top of the list twice.

Pros

Cons

  • Great moisturizing effect
  • Get a lot for your money
  • Smell is distinctive

Price

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Softening

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Fresh Beards Beach Blend Beard Butter Review

Fresh Beards Beach Blend Beard Butter Review

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We've just reviewed Fresh Beards' Freak Butter in our top four, so we know how good this beard butter really is, but when you're choosing for scent, you've got to go with the beach blend. The moment she smelled this on me, my missus literally said 'It smells like holidays,' and she was right.

It's got a coconutty scent with a hint of lemon and vanilla. It really does smell like a bespoke sun cream and left me with images of sitting on a lounger sunning myself with a cool beer in my hand. Whilst this butter might not be able to get you to the beach, smelling like you're there is the next best thing, right?

As a butter, it's really light and absorbent, and leaves faces feeling refreshed and cool for the whole day. For a butter that smells this good, it's a great choice.

Pros

Cons

  • Smell reminds me of the best times
  • America's most trusted brand
  • Good value for money
  • Contains nut products

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Softening

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Cremo Beard & Scruff Cream Review

Cremo Beard & Scruff Cream Review

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Fresh and natural, Cremo Beard and Scruff Cream is a butter that's light and easily absorbed, and leaves you with a clean, peppermint smell around your face for the whole day.

As a scent, it's an unusual choice, but one I appreciate as it really does smell good. That hint of minty burn you get is fresh and clear, but it's not strong enough to be a problem, especially since it's a light enough scent to go with every aftershave I tried it with.

The cream itself sinks in well, rubbing into thick beards and absorbing easily into any type of hair, but it's not the best beard conditioner I've found. My face still felt soft, and it killed any beard itch, but I have a particularly coarse beard and I felt it could have left my hairs smoother.

Pros

Cons

  • 100% natural and USA made
  • Smells manly without overpowering
  • Not the best beard conditioner

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Wild Willie's Beard Butter Review

Wild Willie's Beard Butter Review

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Yep, we chose another product from Wild Willie. Not only are these butters good enough for our top choices, but they also smell great.

Yes, they. One of the huge advantages of this butter is the options for scent. It comes in two varieties, an original scent, which smells of the forest, with pine and tea tree, and a cool mint smell, which unsurprisingly smells of mint.

Both scents are great. Strong without being over the top and light enough that people won't even know you smell amazing until they get within a few feet of you.

It's still a Wild Willie's beard product, too, so you know that you're going to get a quality butter when you grab one of these, not just one that makes you smell pretty.

Pros

Cons

  • Fully organic
  • Made in America
  • 100% guarantee
  • Using too much makes your beard look oily

Price

Scent

Softening

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Abraham's Beard Tamer Tobacco Review

Abraham's Beard Tamer Tobacco Review

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For men who want to smell like men. Abraham's beard butter will have your beard smelling like you strode into a 1920's speak easy and stole it off a gangster. Bear in mind it doesn't actually smell like tobacco. That'd be weird. Instead there's a range of scents including orange and frankincense and bay rum (my personal choice.)

All natural ingredients look after your beard, making sure it keeps you conditioned and soft. As butters go this is another thicker mix, with a touch of beeswax, so for a stiffer beard and better hold for styling, this is a great choice.

Pros

Cons

  • Thicker butter makes for a solid hold
  • Smells good
  • Get less than some butters

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Softening

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The Best Unscented Beard Butters

Because of the base ingredients, most beard butters have at least a light scent, but if you want a beard butter that's completely unscented, there are options available. If you've got sensitive skin or want to rock your own scent the two butters below won't interfere with anything you've got going on, so you can buy them in complete confidence.

Fresh Beards Beach Blend Beard Butter Review

Fresh Beards Beach Blend Beard Butter Review

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Another Fresh Beards butter, the Classic is the same great beard taming, skin healing formula, but without any of the funky, awesome scents that their other varieties have.

It's light and easy to apply, with shea butter, coconut, jojoba and avocado oils as the main ingredients. It left my face feeling fresh, with no stickiness or oiliness over the day, just leaving me cool and itch free.

This is the third time we've featured a Fresh Beards butter in our list. Guys, you gotta take the hint. They rock.

Pros

Cons

  • Completely scentless, so you can do what you want
  • America's most trusted brand
  • Good value for money
  • Contains nut products

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Beard Alchemy Beard Butter Review

Beard Alchemy Beard Butter Review

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Simplicity and ease of use, that's what I got from this beard butter. The tin it comes in is basic, stamped aluminum with a straightforward brand marking, and that continued once I got it open.

It felt more like a balm, pretty thick and solid, but soon warmed up and sunk into my beard with ease. Because it's unscented, all I ended up smelling was the tea tree in my beard wash and my aftershave, which was nice.

It kept my beard feeling soft for the majority of the day, and staved off beard itch. However, as a beard butter I feel like it would take a little longer to deal with dry skin and beardruff, probably because its a lot thicker than others I've used.

Pros

Cons

  • Great moisturizing effect
  • Great value for money
  • Good hold
  • Tins are small. Go through it fast

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The Best Fully Organic Beard Butters

It's proven that the best things for our beard are all natural and organic. Organic oils tend to match the oils produced naturally by our skin and are better for us in general, so all organic and natural is considered the way forward when it comes to looking after ourselves. Why would beard care be any different?

Below are our top choices when it comes to all organic, all natural beard butters.

Fresh Beards Recon Beard Butter Review

Fresh Beards Recon Beard Butter Review

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Four for four. Fresh Beards are featured in every single list of top beard butters we have.

The 'recon' scent smells like carpentry and glory, with a fresh pine and split wood scent that I kept wanting to inhale. Just like the rest of the range, this butter is fully organic and all natural, as well as made in the USA, so you know it's safe for use no matter what you need for your beard.

Fresh Beards butters tend to be light and easy to apply, sinking straight into your beard and absorbing into the skin underneath, leaving your face feeling fresh without any oil or heaviness to your hair. This means you don't get a thick, stiff hold. Just a simple condition. But if you're buying a beard butter, you're buying it to condition and soften your beard, right?

No matter what Fresh Beard option you choose, they're all solid choices, and they're all going to leave your beard fresh and soft, all naturally and organically.

Pros

Cons

  • Smells like fresh cut wood
  • America's most trusted brand
  • Good value for money
  • Contains nut products

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Softening

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Wild Willie's Beard Butter Review

Wild Willie's Beard Butter Review

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Our other fave brand, Wild Willie are another homegrown maker of beard products that you know you can rely on.

13 fully organic, all natural ingredients keep your beard soft and manageable, with two varieties when it comes to smell giving you the control you need over how you look and how you smell. There's absolutely no preservatives, colorants, fragrances or chemicals added, and it's all made here in the USA.

It's pretty thick as a butter, which feels satisfying when you apply it, just make sure that you don't overuse it, or you'll end up with a face that feels a little oily. Because it's thick you'll get a good hold, and it's great at smashing the symptoms of dry skin and beardruff.

Pros

Cons

  • Fully organic
  • Made in America
  • 100% guarantee
  • Using too much makes your beard look oily

Price

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Softening

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Our Top Picks

Our Top Pick

Maestro's Classic Spirited Beard Butter Review

THE BEST BEARD BUTTER

Maestro's Classic Spirited Beard Butter

Maestro's beard butter is out top pick for the beard butter, we loved it during our tests and we highly recommend it to anyone.  

You get twice as much per tub than any other beard butter, and the fantastic ingredients left our beards and skin well moisturized. Better than any other we tested.​

You can see our full review here

Our Second Pick

Wild Willie's Beard Butter Review

THE SECOND BEST BEARD BUTTER

Wild Willie's Beard Butter

Wild Willies Beard Butter is a favorite of ours, all of Wild Willies products  as absolute top quality. We love that they are made with top quality ingredients that are entirely organic. 

A feature that your beard will love. 

This beard butter also smells amazing, you can see our full review here.

Our Third Pick

Fresh Beards Freak Beard Butter Review

THE THIRD BEST BEARD BUTTER

Fresh Beards Freak Beard Butter

Fresh Beards have created an amazing beard butter that doesn't disappoint. The first thing that stood out to us was it's amazing lemon scent.

We were worried at first because of how light this beard butter is, but we were wrong to worry, the effects to our beard and skin where amazing and you can see why here.​

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Best Beard Butter Reviews
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