Beard Butter vs Beard Balm

When it comes to beard care products, there is an abundance of choices on the market. Sometimes it can be a little confusing picking the correct product that will give you the desired results your looking for. Hopefully this blog will help when it comes to choosing either a Beard Balm or Beard Butter.
To start off, Beard Butter and Beard Balm are both designed to help you style and shape your beard. However, there are a few differences we thought we'd share.


Beard balm is a product with a mixture of several ingredients, most of which include things such as beeswax, Shea butter, essential oils, and natural carrier oils. Its purpose is to help keep your beard conditioned, healthy and to act as a styling agent to provide control and tame flyaway hairs. The Beeswax in beard balm gives your beard that extra hold and also helps to lock in moisture. Beard balm will help make sure that your beard simply looks tamed, great and well groomed.
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Beard butter is generally made up of all natural oils and butters such as Shea and mango butter to serve as a deep conditioner to soften and moisturize both your beard and the skin beneath. Natural butters such as, Shea butter absorb into the beard hairs giving your beard a fuller appearance. Beard butters generally provide a light hold to help tame flyaway hairs and to help shape your beard. Since beard butters usually lack beeswax or contain very little, beard butter is easy to spread and has a soft butter like consistency. This soft consistency will ensure full coverage to your hair follicles, skin and facial hair which helps to hydrate, deep condition and soften your hair and the skin beneath. Beard butter is the perfect option if you're looking to manage beard itch or have dry skin or dandruff.
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Beard balm and beard butter are both great products. It comes down to what look and results you're going for . If you want more control and hold to tame flyway hairs, beard balm may be the choice for you. If you are looking for deep conditioning to soften and promote better healthy beard growth, but still want a light hold to style your beard, beard butter may be the the right choice. We recommend adding both to your beard care routine, since they each have different uses and benefits. Beard butter is excellent to use at night before bed to deeply hydrate your facial hair and skin. Beard balm is great to use during the day to tame, style and to provide hold.

We highly recommend trying our beard butter or beard balms. Our exclusive formula is created with the highest quality ingredients possible! We currently offer 13 unique and amazing fragrances and 1 fragrance free option. Plus, every product we sell comes with a Satisfaction guarantee100% Money Back Guarantee and FREE domestic shipping and returns! 









Based on 1098 reviews

My husband really likes it. He really needed it. But he said his beard feels much better. Not like brillo.

Sires rootbeer body butter and beard oil

Just when I thought they couldn't possibly put out anything better then what they have. They come along and dropped this on us.. it's a must get. Smells great. Scent lasts all day. Just like all their other great stuff.


Great scent. Grab one or 4.

Amazing scent and product

I picked the timber scent, and I have to say the smell is great. It lasts all day and my beard feels healthy and nourished. I will be buying again.

Isla de Muerta

Oil and butter smell great and give soft feel to my beard. Great products

Absolutely love it! Skully's never disappoints!

Beard oil review

And using for about a week and it seems to be a quality product nice size sample

Why didn’t I buy sooner?

Received the sample pack and it’s amazing!! Great smelling oils and great variety depending on the day. Will not be disappointed!!


Love the smell, would recommend

Great Oils!!!

I tried the 5 sample oils and the love the scent of them!!!They feel great in beard and the scent last along time!!!I would recommend these oils!!!👍🏻👍🏻


This beard oil is wonderful! It smells so fantastic, definitely have a new loyal customer.

Great Scent!

It is a great scent that lasts. Not over powering or weak. Try it !

Beard Oil & Beard Balm Combo Pack ( Your choice of scent)

Solid assortment of scents.

All unique. Well done! I enjoy all of them.

Kentucky Mash is fantastic

I'm picky and already have about 30 oils I regularly wear, so it's not easy to get my attention anymore. This is a scent profile I didn't think I would enjoy, and lucky I was wrong. It's just so pleasant and not overpowering, but it's still there. Ordered the 1oz after trying in the sampler.

Top of my rotation!

I have gone on a skully’s shopping spree the last month since I bought a whole bunch of samples. Dean Man is in my top rotation. Soft beard from the excellent quality, and a long lasting scent from all the products. Not overpowering though. I love everything about this company. Thanks for keeping things quality while providing reasonable prices, and promotions as well as reward points. 👌🏼 Solid.

Amazing products

Had ordered the backwoods oil sample and was hooked. Then turned around and ordered the balm, oil and beard wash. Great smelling stuff

Love it

I love it. Smells good and holds just right

Dead Man Beard & Body Conditioning Butter 2 oz.

Islade Muerta Beard Butter

Man the smell is awesome 😎!!!! Condition's my beard great love it.........

It’s Beard oil

Yippee. Yeah. It smells good. Feels nice and oily I do believe it helps with growth. Well at least it seems that way.

Loved the backwoods scent!

Bought for my husband. He absolutely LOVED the backwoods sent!! The smell is great and it lasts as well.

Rum Dumb oil

Best beard products on the market fast and free shipping wouldn't shop anywhere else.

Really Good Product

Happy with the sample pack. I have a pretty full beard and I am getting major use from each sample.
Will purchase the full size in the future.

Good stuff

I love this stuff and will be trying other oils and balms

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