This specimen comes all the way from the rainy wastelands of Scotland, courtesy of the merry band at White Rabbit Skin Care.
I was able to make contact with Melanie, the founder of this company and subject her to a Bobert Brush interview to delve into her inspiration to create this beard oil blend. Turns out these artisans are well into their their veganism, animal welfare and environmental concerns.
But what’s even better is these guys work closely with a number of registered charities and donate a percentage of their profits to these groups!
Mel is a lovely lady who sounds to me like she is genuinely passionate about her products. You can feel the care that has been put into blending this recipe.
A massive thumbs up to White Rabbit Skin Care!
This specimen itself sounded more like something I would use to marinate my lamb chops, than smother on my face (sorry Mel), but cracking open the bottle proved how wrong I was.
This beard oil does a stellar job of lingering in the facial hair. It is my believe that a top beard oil should always have a decent lingerability rating. Who wants an aroma that is going to fade after 5 minutes?
I purposefully sniffed every minute after applying this oil and found that the lingering lasted for 63 minutes!
This indicates a generous proportion of essential oils in the recipe.
Sign of a quality product.
When testing the emanation according to the standard beard oil review methodology, I found the aroma emanated just a little past the 1 foot benchmark range, at 1 foot and 2 inches. That’s one of the best ratings to date. It’s a subtle aroma too, so I don’t have any concerns about being overpowered.
Powerful enough to let your close company know that something’s going on, yet subtle enough not to dominate the entire room with your overly fragrant facial hair.
70% Above Average
I’ve come to realise that smelling a top quality beard oil is like tasting a fine wine. Only better!
Don’t go overboard with this stuff. It is top quality, meaning high potency – with lots of essential oils – so you only need a few drops to do the job. Melanie recommends 4-5 drops and I agree with her. Don’t apply too much, or you will end up smelling like a bowl of your grandma’s pot puri!
Sweet lemon tones and rustic rosemary gently vie for your attention and transport you away to ancient moors, sparsely stubbled with gorse and heather. Bees happily float through the air as ancient castles made of stone loom in the background. Warming and wholesome notes of tea tree made me feel safe and protected.
The soft subtleness of this scent also complements and brings out the natural manly smell of your facial hair itself.
This is a warming protective recipe that will no doubt safeguard your beard against any chilly winds.
White Rabbit Skin Care make the claim that this blend of sweet almond, jojoba and grape seed base oils is specially formulated to achieve maximum absorption of the oil into the hair.
I can’t argue with them!
My beard is left manageable after applying this sauce and not greasy at all. Without doubt one of the least greasy specimens that has come into my hands. If you have any lingering fears about greasiness, you can rest safely with this product.
This was backed up by the formal velocity test, where this specimen raced along the glass substrate to the finish line in an impressive 55 seconds!
First up, my beard feels ridiculously soft after just a couple of applications of this oil. I am sitting here stroking my chin feeling like Merlin the wizard!
I don’t know how these wily artisans have done it, but I can put my hand on my heart and say that my beard is softer with this reipe than any of the other specimens I have graded so far in my collection.
To back this up with scientific data, I really smashed my chin into the blu-tac, during the formal test – and it was a challenge to make any visible indentations!
Combing my beard was markedly easier after 2 applications of this oil. The comb just glode through my hair.
I am awarding this oil the highest grading yet for hair impact (as of 14/4/16).
Great work White Rabbit Skin Care!
I applied this oil to the skin around my beard.
And as I had a few spots of dry skin on my face and a couple of drops of spare oil in my hand – I thought I’d try a new experiment. I applied a tiny amount of the oil to my entire face!
It definately makes a difference. I can say without a shadow of a doubt that this oil does impact the skin in a positive way.
Most noteworthy of all, was how quickly the oil sank into the skin. Of all the specimens I have graded thus far, the average sink time has been around 5 minutes. This sauce however scored a sink time of less than 30 seconds.
A 50ml bottle of this beard oil will cost you a mere 10 UKP.
For those new to the world of beard oil, this is a nice meaty sized bottle that won’t run out quickly.
Postage and packaging is FREE within the UK, and calculated accordingly for overseas delivery.
Based on my analysis of 57 specimens, the average market cost per ml of beard oil produced in the UK is £0.41 per ml.
Therefore, this beard oil represents incredible value at only £0.2 per ml!
So, overall, based on the weighted factoring of all criteria, the White Rabbit Beard Oil by White Rabbit Skin Care scores an incredible:
A pleasant, warming aroma that leaves your facial hair remarkably soft. Strongly recommended.