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 1615 reviews
Dave Review

Man I just love this scent, after trying so many of what Skully’s has to offer, my wife and I both love Island De Muerta

Blown Away!

The scent isn’t what I expected, but it’s won me over. Very subtle, very pleasant, yet lasts quite a while. The oil itself has a great consistency & doesn’t get too greasy.
Highly recommend

Isla De Muerta Balm

Just another scent I and my wife Enjoys……like my other 3. Flamethrower, Buckshot and Holiday Spice, they all break up my routine and provide excellent nutrition to my beard. Seriously you can’t go wrong, I’ve chosen to get the Oil, Balm and Conditioner in all of my favorites.

Great value and opportunity that sadly many other companies simply don’t offer.

One of the few vendors that actually offers a full sample of their offerings. The scents in the original lineup are fairly straightforward, by that I mean you either love it or hate it and it’s all personal preference. I find Kentucky mash to be great, it’s warm and subtle. Timber is the favorite of my spouse, it’s still warm but rich. If you want complexity and depth, Beards Never Die collection is what you want (luckily this is also offered in a sample pack). Get all the samples, totally worth it

The carrier blend of the beard oils, both in the original line and Beards Never Die collection, is fantastic, absorbs into the beard very quickly leaving a very soft beard.

Winter Spice Beard Balm

The scent is pleasant and the balm works as well as Skully’s others, if you just like to change up your fragrance, give it a go! You won’t be disappointed. It’s part of my line up as well.

Boar Hair Bristle Beard Brush

Satisfied with it, along with my order the Kent moustache comb and rum dumb beard wash. I'm quite pleased

Solid Masculine Vibe

This cologne screams established gentleman in his 40s and 50s, well done.

Holy wow!

For those of you who haven't tried scrooge, you are truly missing out! This is the most incredible seasonal I have ever tried. I can't tell u how many compliments I received from my family on this scent. One really cool thing about skullys is the shipping. Good luck finding that anywhere else! Great company, great products!!

First timer

My man decided he wanted to grow a beard and wasn't sure what to use. You were suggested we chose the scent and ordered the kit. Man first time using and you can feel the difference and the smell I can't keep my hands off.

Scrooge Super Bundle (Seasonal Limited Edition) Available Until January 15th

Good stuff.

Intend to purchase more in the near future. Haven't figured out a favorite yet because they all smell good. I would advise new buyers to purchase the samples 😎👍


I like the easy use of this balm and the scent is fantastic!

Skully's Beard Care Travel Pack

My go to beard products

I have been using Skully’s for a couple years now. Great quality product. You won’t be disappointed. Find your favorite one, and your beard will thank you!

Great stickers

Love these stickers. Love that I can get these as a combo and save a little money instead of buying them separately. Love all the designs.

Great stuff

Just started using the backwoods scent and I love it.

Flamethrower Balm

Thus far, Flamethrower is my personal favorite….having only ordered the Balm, I have since ordered the Butter and oil to complete my scent.

Dead Man

Ladies if you want your man to smell incredible, Dead Man Never Die is the one. I have bought my husband all of the products and his beard is super soft and he smell fantastic. You can't go wrong with Dead Man.

I dig Dead Man

 Light weight with decent hold. Clean scent that lasts. 

Double Tap

I was skeptical about solid colognes but I took the chance and LOVE them. This scent is one I chose and I we (myself and wife) love it. Great scent for men and a woman's approval is the cherry on top.

Beard balm

My husband absolutely loves skullys products ,they are the best

Very good purchase

I purchased the pumpkin head beard butter and solid, nemesis beard butter and solid and the barber shop solid. I'm happy with everything. The smell is amazing and the beard butter makes my beard super soft.

Double sided comb

Comb works great for both untangling and brushing this company continues to exceed my expectations and continues to help my beard reach its full potential

Zombie Brew Beard Oil (Seasonal Limited Edition) 1 oz. Only Available Until October 31st

I'm a big fan of seasonal stuff and this is the perfect scent to match with the cool breeze of a fall morning. I absolutely love it. Y'all nailed it! Keep this in the seasonal lineups.

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