I have been sent the Creampot Tom’s Black Pepper and Grapefruit Beard Balm for review purposes from The Brighton Beard Co!

I have a small list of brands that I would love to review for and The Brighton Beard Company is one of those brands and so when they emailed asking me to review for them, it was an instant yes!

I have always loved the look of this brand that was started in 2013 and the rebrand has only made them stand out even further.

I love branding, especially on the embossed balm tins and I think that good branding is as essential as a good product and I particularly love that their branding is not beard related. I know that sounds a bit bonkers but for me it shows brand maturity, they are confident and don’t need to dress their products with pirates or vikings. (No offence intended to brands who do).

But anyway on to the contents of the tin!

The Brighton Beard Co balms have a base blend of

  • Shea Butter
  • Beeswax
  • Jojoba Oil
  • Tea Tree

And yes Tea Tree is in the base of all of the Creampot Tom’s balms and so it is being used for it’s benefits rather than its scent.

It is a creamy coloured balm and has a nice smooth consistency. Now I believe it is a medium consistency but the warm weather obviously turns all of our balms and waxes softer.

And what a cracking balm, it is quickly absorbed into my beard and my beard has felt very soft and has a nice hold meaning my scruff looks tidier for longer.

The scent is warm and citrusy fresh, the black pepper is subtle but still offers some warmth to the Grapefruit. Personally I would have liked a bit more of the black pepper scent to come through, but when blending scents the brands are restricted on how much they can use with each essential oil.

So my introduction to The Brighton Beard Company has been everything I had thought and hoped this brand would be and I have to award this balm The Golden Beard Award.

Golden Beard Award

But what I really love is that looking at this brand and their products, you would think that the products would be priced on the higher side, but the Creampot Tom’s balms are actually very well priced!

The Creampot Tom’s beard balm costs £12 for 40ml or £20 for 80ml from The Brighton Beard Co website.

The Creampot Tom’s balms are also available in;

  • Mandarin & Cedarwood
  • Lime & Basil
  • Jasmin & Lemon
  • Sandalwood, Elemi & Lavender
  • Ylang Ylang & Sandalwood

You can also keep up to date with The Brighton Beard Co on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram & Pinterest.

By Zechariah Richardson

Over 50, disabled, husband, father and gramps who reviews products and writes blog posts about his life, beekeeping, gardening and whatever pops into his brain!

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