I have received the Nathan & Son Beard Essentials Airport Coffee Beard Balm in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.
And I am always happy to be testing a beard balm, it is after all my favourite of the beard care products!
The Nathan & Son Beard Essentials Airport Coffee Beard Balm has a scent that is described by the brand as “Dark roasted coffee beans fragranced with a gentle touch of cocoa“.
Compared to the beard butter that I previously used, the cocoa scent seems to be slightly more noticeable in the balm and as I said in the butter review “it is a decent coffee scent, the coffee scent can be very hit or miss and go from a stunning scent to feeling like you have stale coffee in your beard and the Airport Coffee scent from Nathan & Son is a nice scent“.
The base for the balm is a blend of;
- Vitamin E Blended in Sunflower Oil
- Food Grade Cocoa Butter
- White Beeswax Pellets
- Grapeseed Oil
- Jojoba Oil
And so the blend is the same as the Butter minus the Shea Butter.
The result is an initial medium consistency but the balm very quickly becomes a little too oily but not to an extent where it is a problem.
My beard balm preference is the creamy consistency balms.
However I am not saying that this is a bad product, because it isn’t and again like I said for their butter, it is a nice product that you won’t be disappointed with but it also won’t ‘WOW’ you.
The branding is tidy but it is also very telling, it says start up brand and that is okay because I have seen the same from many brands in the past.
Start up is not cheap and especially if like Nathan & Son, you do it properly and get the CPSR assessments for the products that can cost up to £100 per product (each scent as well).
So if and when this brand becomes established and starts turning a decent profit, the branding and labels will then be swapped out and become sleeker and more professional looking.