Best Beard Products for Sensitive Skin

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If you have sensitive skin, you know that choosing skincare products is no picnic. So we’ve compiled a list of our favorite beard products for sensitive skin.

Our Overall Favorite: Wild Willies True Cleanse Daily Face Wash

Other products to consider:

  • Beard Brand Beard Softener

  • Beard Guyz Daily Wash

  • Wild Willies Tough Scrub Daily Exfoliator

  • V76 by Vaughn Beard Oil

What Products Are Best For Sensitive Skin?

If you have sensitive skin, the wrong product can leave your face red, itchy, and flakey. Certain products can even cause a rash. Not too attractive, especially if leaves you with dandruff and eczema peeking out from under your beard hair. So what's a man to do, especially if he has coarse beard hair but wants to work on hair growth and creating a stellar beard??

Build an arsenal of the best grooming products out there for guys with sensitive skin types, that's what!

Finding the right beard products for sensitive skin is just as much about avoiding certain ingredients as it is finding products with the right ingredients.

Things to look for when searching for beard products:

  • Hydrating ingredients like aloe, shea butter, cocoa butter, or jojoba oil

  • Gentle exfoliants like activated charcoal

  • A light moisturizer that nourishes the skin but isn’t too oily

  • Fragrance-free products or products that are scented only with natural ingredients

Things to avoid when searching for beard products:

  • Artificial fragrances

  • Certain essential oils that can irritate the skin, like bergamot, mint, and citrus

  • Harsh chemicals that can absorb UV light and irritate skin

  • Harsh or abrasive exfoliants that contain acids

Now that you know what to look for, here are some of our favorite products for beard care if you have sensitive skin.

Wild Willies True Cleanse Daily Face Wash

Overall Winner

Wild Willies True Cleanse Daily Face wash is made specifically for men who need to wash away the dirt and grime of the day without irritating their skin. It’s the best face cleanser for those with sensitive skin and those with dry skin because it is a natural product that uses only organic compounds to gently hydrate and moisturize skin. 

Wild Willies True Cleanse uses botanically rich ingredients formulated to help reclaim a healthy and youthful complexion. Chemical-free products like activated charcoal leave skin feeling hydrated, restored, and energized.

Consumer Review:

"This cleanser is great for those with dry facial skin. It does not have those lathering ingredients which most products have that dry out your skin. It also leaves your skin hydrated and supple."


  • Only natural ingredients

  • Made specifically for sensitive skin

  • No artificial ingredients

  • No girly smells!

Things to Consider

  • Some reviewers note that the liquid isn’t very thick.

Best Feature

It’s specifically designed to be used daily for those with sensitive or dry skin.

Price & Rating

  • Price: $12.94 for a 5 oz. bottle ($2.59 per oz)

  • Rating: 4.5 ⭐️ (74 reviews)


Best used as a daily face wash for men with sensitive or dry skin.

Beard Brand Beard Softener

Best Scent Options


Beard Brand Beard Softener is a beard conditioner that hydrates, nourishes, and strengthens beard hair. It has 6 different scent options, so you can choose which scent works best for you and skip the cologne.

Consumer Review:

"This stuff smells awesome. Use it to soften beard and hair."


  • Multiple scent options available

  • Strengthens hair to prevent damage and breakage

  • Option to bundle multiple products for a discount

Things to Consider

  • BeardBrand is retiring 3 of the 6 scents that are currently avaliable

Best Feature

This beard softener conditions and softens beard hair for a touchable feel.

Price & Rating

  • Price: $17.00 for 3.4 oz. ($5 per oz.)

  • Rating: 3.6 ⭐️ (19 reviews)


Best used as a leave-in conditioning product after washing your face.


Beard Guyz Daily Wash

Most Affordable

Beard Guyz Daily Beard Wash uses hydrating ingredients like argon oil and pea spout extract to produce a rich lather that removes dirt and build-up on your facial hair without overdrying skin. 

Consumer Review:

"The product is great. It lathers well, a little bit goes a long way, and it has a very refreshing and invigorating citrusy scent that I really like."


  • Affordable price-point

  • Leaves your beard feeling soft and tangle free

Things to Consider

  • Multiple reviewers complain that the packaging leaks.

Best Feature

It’s an affordable option for a daily facial cleanser that works well on sensitive skin.

Price & Rating

Price: $9.99 for an 8 oz. bottle ($1.25 per oz)

Rating: 4.7 ⭐️ (1,208 reviews)


Use daily as a facial cleanser, and lather the product throughout your beard for best results.

Wild Willies Tough Scrub Daily Exfoliator

Best Exfoliant

Wild Willies Tough Scrub is fortified with the highest quality, botanical ingredients and specifically formulated for men. It works hard to eliminate dead skin, dirt, and oil from pores and unclogs hair follicles that can cause ingrown hairs. Activated charcoal is a gentle exfoliant that is suitable even for those with the most sensitive skin. 

This face scrub is perfect for men with oily skin, but it is gentle enough to be used on dry skin as well. It will leave your face looking cleaner and younger, with a natural glow. 

Consumer Review:

“Feels great, smells great, and I have way less acne using this product and my face stays clean of dirt and nastiness. Great product!”


  • Great for oily, dry, and sensitive skin types

  • Uses all-natural ingredients

  • Option to subscribe and save 10%


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Best Feature

The activated charcoal in this tough scrub is a gentle exfoliant that cleanses pores and helps prevent acne breakouts.

Price & Rating

  • Price: $12.94 for a 5 oz. bottle ($2.59 per oz.)

  • Rating: 5 ⭐️ (14 reviews)


If your face and beard get full of dirt and grime, use daily as a facial cleanser and exfoliator.

V76 by Vaughn Beard Oil

Best for Hydration

This conditioning beard oil softens coarse beards and mustaches. It is easily absorbed and soothes facial hair and skin, leaving them hydrated and protected.

Consumer Review:

"Overall, this beard oil noticeably softened my beard and moisturized the skin beneath while also adding a good scent. It didn't completely eliminate beard roughness or dry skin but mostly did so as long as I applied it twice a day."


  • Vegan, cruelty free formula

  • Free from Parabens, Sulfates, Mineral Oil, Petroleum, Gluten

Things to Consider

  • Expensive, at $9.50 per oz.

Best Feature

The product contains Safflower Oil that prevents dryness, smoothes roughness, and soothes skin.

Price & Rating

  • Price: $19.00 for a 2 oz. container ($9.50 per oz.)

  • Rating: 4.3 ⭐️ (705 reviews)


Use daily by distributing this oil evenly throughout your beard.

How to Choose the Best Beard Balm for Short Beards

When you have sensitive skin and you’re on the hunt for products to meet your skincare needs, the ingredient list should be the first place you look. Avoid products with synthetic ingredients, alcohol, retinol, artificial fragrances, and harsh exfoliators.

Instead, opt for all-natural products that use natural oils like argon oil, jojoba oil, and shea butter to gently moisturize and hydrate your skin. If you need an exfoliator to avoid acne and ingrown hairs, choose a gentle exfoliating agent like activated charcoal.

Wild Willies True Cleanse Daily Face Wash is a great product to start with if you’re building up your skincare and beard care toolkit. As your beard grows and your skincare needs change, consider adding in an exfoliant or a beard oil for extra moisture.

Our Take

  • Overall Winner: Wild Willies True Cleanse Daily Face Wash

  • Best Scent Options: Beard Brand Beard Softener

  • Most Affordable: Beard Guyz Daily Wash

  • Best Exfoliant: Wild Willies Tough Scrub

  • Best for Hydration: V76 by Vaughn Beard Oil

True Cleanse Face Wash

True Cleanse Face Wash

$ 9.99

High Quality Face Wash For Sensitive Skin True Cleanse is specifically created for men who want to scrub away the grease and grime of the day, but don't want to smell like their woman's skin care line. After a long… Read More

Tough Scrub Face Wash Exfoliator

Tough Scrub Face Wash Exfoliator

$ 10.00

The Best Face Scrub For Oily Skin Is Wild Willies Tough Scrub Premium Face Exfoliation Tough Scrub is the more aggressive brother of True Cleanse. Tough Scrub is for those times when one needs to call in the artillery.  Fortified… Read More


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