I have been lucky with the beard product reviews that I have completed so far, in the fact that they have pretty much all been great products that I would happily buy again.
Bart’s Balm’s products are no different. After getting to know the owner Neil over email, this is not a surprise. He is clearly someone who is passionate about his products and has clearly put a lot of thought and care into the creation of them.
Who are Bart’s Balm?
Neil first became interested in creating his own products after struggling to find ones which combined great performance, value and an outstanding scent.
He quickly made the decision to use Argan oil in all of his products, due to its reputation as one of the best skin products available.
He decided to focus on beard oil as they gave him the best results, compared to his experiments with balms, waxes and butters.
The beard products
For the past week or so, I have been using the following products:
- Bart’s premium beard oil – Lavender oil 50ml
- Bart’s premium beard oil – Lime oil 50ml
- Bart’s premium beard oil – Amber and Moroccan Jasmine – 50ml
- Bart’s premium aftershave balm (lime oil) – 50ml
Here is my review of Bart’s Balm beard products.
Lavender beard oil
Lavender is one of my favourite scents. I love it so much, I actually went to a lavender farm in the New Forest, where I ate ice cream, shortbread and lemonade that’s made out of it!
Bart’s product doesn’t disappoint in that department. As soon as you pour some onto your hand, that unique smell hits you straight away. I mean this in a good way of course!
Most importantly, I didn’t experience any itchiness whilst using the product.
Aftershave balm (lime oil)
Now I know what you’re thinking. Why would a beard blogger be reviewing an aftershave balm?!
But think about it – you are going to shave at some point. At the very least, you will be shaving your neckline to keep things looking neat and tidy.
So that’s where aftershave balm comes in. Its texture, as you would expect, is silky smooth and is obviously designed to sooth irritations that naturally occur when shaving.
Lime beard oil
With lime being such a strong scent and an incredibly beneficial essential oil, it’s no surprise that Neil has chosen it as one of his fragrances.
The smell instantly reminds me of those chocolate lime sweets that you just don’t see anymore.
That’s the main thing you need to consider with this oil. Its scent is so strong that for some, it will no doubt be a little bit too sickly and overpowering.
But if you fancy trying something that is different to your standard beard oil, then this product is for you.
Amber and Moroccan Jasmine beard oil
I’ve left this oil until last for a good reason.
Put simply, it’s my favourite one. But more important than that, from the moment I tried it, my girlfriend also fell in love with it straight away. Always a good sign!
The real beauty of this product is in its scent. It strikes the right balance between being strong enough to be noticeable, but not so strong that it is too overpowering.
Basically, it has everything you could wish for in a beard oil. It gets the thumbs up from me!
If you’re not into strong scents, then these particular products may not be for you, (although they do stock a number of unscented products also.) But if you are, you’re going to love them!
But the big question is – do they keep your skin moisturised and healthy?
From my experience they have. One of the key reasons for this is without doubt the choice of using coconut oil as an ingredient.
As you can see in my video below I am big fan of this ingredient. Using it on its own has proved to be massively successful in keeping beard dandruff away. That’s why I always look out for it when buying beard oil.
So go check Bart’s products out – you won’t regret it!