It is not just the concentration that matters, but the quality as well. First, it matters how the oil-producing plants are grown. The lower quality raw material will be cheaper than the higher quality. Next, how the oil is extracted is important. There are two primary ways of extracting oils from plant material. The first is called cold pressing.
As the name implies, cold pressing is simply pressing the material under extreme pressure to extract the oil. This method is very effective at preserving the integrity and potency of the oil. That being said, it is a more expensive form of extraction.
Using solvents is the other, cheaper method of extracting oil from raw materials. While cheaper, using solvents can reduce the effectiveness of the beard oil ingredients – solvents can damage/break down the oil’s molecules – and can leave impurities behind.
Shady cheap beard oil trick: using high concentrations of poor quality ingredients.
There are hundreds of potential natural beard oil ingredients making for unlimited combinations. Of these hundreds, several leads the pack.
Jojoba Seed Oil – Jojoba is actually a vegetable wax. It is loaded with Omega-9 fatty acids which help protect and reinforce your skin. It also hydrates and improves the beard’s texture.
Argan Seed Oil – This is like the Swiss Army knife of oils. Packed with vitamins and antioxidants, it hydrates both your skin and beard, fights irritation and encourages healthy beard growth. On top of that, it can help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.