A while back I was sent a very nice package from Risu who are based in Helsinki, it was a Pine box containing a bottle of ‘Viridian Green’ Beard Oil and a bottle of ‘Bistre Brown’ Beard oil.
I have been using the ‘Viridian Green’ beard oil over the past few days and the best way to describe it is literally “Green”. The oil is a base of Argan Kernel, Grapeseed, Apricot kernel, Sea Buckthorn Seed Oil, Rosemary Leaf Extract and Sunflower Seed Oils, with a blend of Basil, Rosemary, Vetiver and Frankincense essential oils.
This gives a rich warm and herb like smell to the oil with a slight woodiness, the oil is not a heavy oil but it’s also not a thin oil and sits nicely between the two consistencies that oils normally have. The oil gives your beard a nice hold and also gives it a nice healthy shine and it’s quite unlike any other beard oil that I have tested before, I have tested woody oils but this is the first really herb smelling oil and I like it, it reminds me of summer and trimming the herb containers outside our back door, that burst of scent that you get as crush the Rosemary and Basil leaves between your fingers.
‘Viridian Green’ comes in a rectangular glass bottle with a glass dropper and is available on the website for €39.90 in protective bubble wrap or you can have it delivered in that pine wood box for €45.90 and this includes free shipping for all orders inside Europe.
This is taken from the ‘About Us’ page
We want you to look and smell good wherever you go.
Now, this work that we do is very much a family enterprise. As siblings we share the same values and the drive to pursue the best possible product with fine craftsmanship and the love for quality ingredients. Risu was born to meet the needs for proper beard care, that protects and conditions your beard as well as your skin. Risu was inspired from the need to be in the wilderness while living the Nordic noir lifestyle. Utilizing carefully selected ingredients and mixing them into a wonderful blend, Risu gives a well-deserved moment to yourself.
Are you not prepared?
The climate of the Nordic countries is not the easiest for your skin and beard. The Winters are dark, freezing, snowy and rainy. And our summers are cold but short. Not that we complain, it’s just the matter of clothing and right beard product. To beat all the challenges your beard and face might face, we have carefully selected the ingredients not only to help your beard overcome them but doing so with healthy amount of Nordic manliness that is perfect for these demanding conditions.