Movember is the charity event dedicated to tackling some of the biggest causes of premature death in men, from prostate cancer to suicide prevention.
It’s also a great excuse not to shave for a month. If you’re growing a mo to save a bro, here are the five best beard oils to help to keep your new-found facial fuzz in good nick.
Laced with its original Bayolea scent, Penhaligon’s dual-purpose Beard & Shave Oil will soothe growing pains and ensure a smooth result at the end of the month.
£48 for 100ml, Penhaligons, Buy it now
D R Harris
From calming itchiness to styling and conditioning, D R Harris’s nourishing Beard Oil is a bathroom-cabinet essential.
£20 for 30ml, Mr Porter, Buy it now
Spiked with seaweed and vitamin E, Margate-based Haeckels’s Sailors Beard Oil will safeguard your whiskers from even the harshest winter conditions.
£34 for 50ml, Haeckels, Buy it now
With Mrs White’s all-natural Beerd Oil, made with fragrant Kentish hops and geranium oil, your facial fuzz is in safe hands.
£20 for 50ml, Roullier White, Buy it now
Recipe For Men
The blend of pine oil, lemongrass and sea buckthorn in Recipe For Men’s Beard Elixir won’t just make your bristles smell great; it also provides anti-fungal action to keep dandruff at bay.
£19 for 100ml, Shop – Beast, Buy it now
Triumph & Disaster Gameface Moisturiser
Just because you’re growing a beard, it doesn’t mean you can just forget about your skin. Protect and enrich your face with this non-greasy moisturiser, which is enhanced by botanical extracts and vitamins. The antioxidant in the horopito will purify, whilst the jojoba will nourish and keep your skin feeling firm.
£34, Look Fantastic, Buy it now
Perricone MD Deep Moisture Therapy
As every man knows, hair on your face can cause dryness in the skin. Avoid this by choosing a rich moisturiser such as the Perricone MD, which uses Vitamin C and tocotrienols to sooth and brighten. This one also works to smooth out imperfections, so even if you’ve had a busy week or heavy night, you’ll still look bright-eyed and bushy tailed.
£71, Perricone MD, Buy it now
Triumph & Disaster Stashbox
Including their shave cream, brush, facial scrub and moisturiser, this little kit has everything you need to stop the beard becoming too unruly.
£66, Look Fantastic, Buy it now
Musgo Real Classic Scent Shaving Cream
Although a shave cream, the lanolin and glycerin in this product work to soften the beard. So if you just have a few areas to smarten up, this is great to massage all over, as it will also condition the skin nicely.
£11.50, Trouva, Buy it now
Braun Precision Trimmer PT5010
Using a trimmer is a great way to get the exact style you want and to neaten up the edges of otherwise unruly facial hair. Coming with two different combs so you can control the length, this gadget will also help you get to those hard-to-reach places.
£15, Braun, Buy it now
Tom Ford Beard Oil
The best beards are always well groomed and conditioned. To achieve this look you’ll need a beard oil. Tom Ford’s is a lightweight blend of almond, jojoba and grapeseed oils, which will help to nourish the beard hair and stop it looking wiry.
£41, House of Fraser, Buy it now
Buly 1803 Beard Comb
For styling on the go, get yourself one of these horn-effect acetate combs by Buly 1803. The soft travel pouch makes it easily portable so you can smarten yourself up at a moment’s notice.
£24, Mr Porter, Buy it now