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your ultimate guide to beard care


Maintaining a soft, healthy beard requires two things: care and grooming. Beard care is all about nourishing the facial hair and skin underneath to keep it clean and hydrated. Our guide to beard grooming includes tips and product recommendations for keeping your beard soft, smooth and well-suited to your style.


Kiehl’s has a heritage of serving male customers with products specifically formulated to meet their skin’s needs. We continue the tradition with Grooming Solutions™ Nourishing Beard Grooming Oil – one of our most highly-requested formulas. Our nourishing beard oil can be used for quick and easy beard maintenance. Lightweight and readily absorbed, it quickly softens facial hair and hydrates skin for no-fuss beard conditioning.

  • As you consider beard styles, keep in mind your facial shape, your hair texture and how much time you have to dedicate to beard grooming.
  • While the skin has natural oils that lubricate the beard, weather and a daily routine typically strip these making a product like Nourishing Beard Grooming Oil an important part of how to groom a beard.
  • Beard oil should do three things: absorb quickly, condition, and add shine.
  • Every beard grooming toolkit needs the basics:
    • Comb for detangling and overall grooming
    • Adjustable clipper for maintenance
    • Scissors for detail work
    • Razor for shaving
    • Beard oil for conditioning and grooming



STEP 1 CLEANSE SKIN: To start – cleanse your face with an energizing facial cleanser such as our gel face wash for men to remove dirt and dead skin cells.

STEP 2 HANDS-ON GROOMING: Dispense a few drops our beard oil in palms and smooth over hands and fingers. Gently brush your fingers down the sides of your beard along the cheeks, chin and neck. If you have a mustache, use your fingertips to coat the hair.

STEP 3 DON'T FORGET YOUR HAIR: Smooth any remaining beard oil product on your hands through your hair and scalp. This oil adds shine and control for a heathy-looking hairstyle.

STEP 4 FINISHING TOUCH: After applying beard oil, finish with a comb to smooth and style your facial hair.

Beard Grooming Techniques

Sleek & Short Beard Care

Kiehl’s Creme with Silk Groom is a great companion to care for a stubble beard or five o’clock shadow. With Silk Powders and readily-absorbed oils to nourish skin — including Jojoba Oil — this lightweight, non-greasy styling cream is a customer favorite for grooming short beard styles.


Dry Beard Care

If you experience a flaky or itchy beard, we’d recommend adding a beard oil that combats dryness to your routine. There are steps that you can take with our beard care formulas to maintain your facial hair while caring for skin dryness underneath. Our beard oil with an earthy, aromatic blend of Cedarwood and Sandalwood Oils, exfoliates and nourishes. It also smoothes and tames for a hydrated, healthy-looking beard.

Soft & Full Beard Grooming

Are you growing a long beard? If so, proper care and upkeep with nourishing beard products is essential. Kiehl’s Nourishing Beard Grooming Oil is here to help. This hydrating beard oil is infused with Amazonian Pracaxi Oil to simultaneously smooth and soften unruly facial hair while hydrating your skin. Plus, an essential blend of Sandalwood Oil and Eucalyptus provides a woodsy, aromatic finish.

Creative Beard Styles

For facial hair mavericks, our beard oil is a versatile tool for smoothing and taming beard styles. Our lightweight formula, with Pracaxi Oil, nourishes hair while soothing dry, rough skin after shaving with one of our top shaving products like our precision shave gel.

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