I was sent the bottle of Viking Original beard oil for review by Hakiki Canada.
I have to say that I love the branding on this bottle, the simplistic viking label on the front looks against the clear glass bottle showing the golden oil inside.
It is an unscented beard oil and I have talked to many guys who either don’t like a scented oil or they like to oil their beard and then finish off with a scented balm.
The Viking Original oil is a blend of;
- Argan Oil – Argan oil is probably the best oil for your beard but isn’t used as much as the other oils, beard oils that contain Argan oil are in my opinion very good. Its a slightly heavier oil that is golden to dark in colour and has a sweet smell, Argan oil should be kept out of direct sunlight and has a shelf life of 12 to 18 months. it contains Vitamin A, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Vitamin E and it costs £12.00 per 100ml *.
- Grapeseed Oil – Grapeseed oil is absorbed very quickly and does not leave a greasy feeling, it is anti-inflammatory and helps reduce acne. it has a yellow to green colour and is light in odour. It contains Vitamin A, Vitamin B, Vitamin C, Vitamin E and mixes very well with Jojoba oil, it costs £2.00 per 100ml *.
- Jojoba oil – Jojoba oil is one of the most useful oils as it is chemically very similar to the oil secreted by our sebaceous glands. It helps to moisturise, nourish and protect and Jojoba also has a natural SPF of 5. it is clear slightly yellow oil and contains Vitamin A, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B6 , Vitamin E, it costs £5.00 per 100ml *.
*Prices are rough estimate and vary on extraction method used to get the oil and quality
The Viking Original has a medium consistency and works in well without leaving the beard feeling greasy.
Unfortunately I didn’t get great results from this oil, but that is not saying it isn’t a good oil. You have to remember that I have now reviewed 557 beard care products of which 289 have been beard oils and so this is obviously based on what I have used before.
For someone who hasn’t used a beard oil before or has been using the mass produced crap filled with chemicals, they would likely be happy with the results when using this beard oil.
As it is a clear bottle it will be important to store the bottle in a dark place like a drawer or cupboard, light can and will shorten the life of the oils contained in the beard oil and especially direct sunlight!
The 30ml bottle of Viking Original from Hakiki Canada is available via amazon for a price of $14.99 (Canadian Dollars) which is £8.60 at todays exchange rate (14.5.19)