One question we get all the time here at Artius Man is, what is the best product when it comes to beard balm vs beard butter? Often this question comes from someone who is trying to figure out which product is perfect for them. Today, we will dig into this a bit more, based on a good beard care routine, and then help you determine which one is best for you.
First, let's compare ingredients in our beard balm vs beard butter discussion to make this analysis more straightforward.
Our Beard Balm Ingredients: Coconut Oil, Shea Butter, Beeswax, Cocoa Butter, Jojoba Oil, Avocado Oil, Grape Seed Oil. All-Natural Essential Oils For Scenting.
Our Beard Butter Ingredients: Shea Butter, Coconut Oil, Cocoa Butter, Grapeseed Oil, Avocado Oil, Jojoba Oil, & Essential Oils for scent.
As you can see from the ingredients above, beard balm only has one different ingredient than our beard butter: beeswax.
Beeswax hardens the formula in our beard balm, and we do this to add more hold to the product. The result is that the beard balm ends up having a little bit of a hold to the beard once applied because the beeswax adds texture to the beard. This helps give you more ability to style the beard. Also, when our balm sits inside the tin, it gives it a more solid feel. Though you can still easily dig your fingers into the product, it is a firmer product than our beard butter.
Our beard butter does not contain beeswax, so the product is more like a paste than a solid. The result is that is easier to meltdown in the hand and apply to the beard. The lack of beeswax in the butter makes the product feel smoother to the application process.
So, When Should You Use Balm vs When Should You Use Beard Butter?
Now that you know the ingredients and the only difference is that balm contains beeswax and beard butter does not, which one should you be using?
Well, it simply comes down to preference and if you need the extra hold. Some guys hate the feel of beeswax, while others enjoy the hold of the beeswax. Many men just want the smooth, easy application that they get with our beard butter. So, sometimes it just takes trying both products and seeing which one is perfect for you. Luckily, we offer a Gentleman’s Handshake Agreement, which guarantees that if you try something but do not like it, we give you your money back!
Is There Anything Different About Our Manufacturing Process Between Balm and Butter?
There is a slight difference in how we make balm vs butter, but it’s not much different. Both are melted down from solid states, then the scents are mixed in, and then they are cooled down. The only difference here is that our beard balms cool out in the open air while our beard butters must be flash-cooled. The flash-cooling process helps keep a smooth consistency for the beard butter.
Some beard butters on the market are whipped; however, we do not whip our beard butters because it adds unneeded air into the product. The result of adding air means you end up with less product as the air adds excess volume. So, with Artius Man, when we give you a 4 oz. pour, you are getting a total of 4 ounces!
Well, What Does Our Audience Prefer?
If you are still struggling to make up your mind, you might be wondering what our audience thinks in the debate between beard balm vs beard butter? Well, beard butter is our second-highest seller after our beard oil. Our audience seems to prefer beard butter if you need a democratic process to help boost your opinion.
What Beard Butter and Beard Balm Both Do Well
Overall, beard butter and beard balm will help prevent flyaway hairs, add style as they manage beard itch! They both effectively add some shine to the beard as well. Since we offer both products in a scented or unscented you can always opt to smell great or just get the benefits of either product without the additional scenting. These products also both condition the skin beneath.
This article should shed light on the issue for you, and if you have any other questions about our products, just reach out and let us know!