Hello! I’m back with a little review of the new L’Oréal Men’s Expert Barber Club range (well, 3/4 of it). I used L’Oréal Men’s Experts products quite a lot and I think they’re brilliant! Especially for the price. L’Oréal are a massive company so they know a thing or two about health and beauty. And now they can look after our beards!
They’ve got four products which can be purchased from Superdrug, Amazon and probably many more retailers. I got mine from Superdrug. Price wise, they’re a lot more affordable than products from other (most) beard company’s. And there isn’t any compromise on quality.
They have 4 products in the range. A beard & face wash, a beard hair styling cream, a long beard oil and a short beard oil. Because I have a longer beard, I didn’t bother getting the short beard oil so I won’t be reviewing that!
So let’s begin!
L’Oréal Men Expert Barber Club Beard Face Wash 200ml
A beard wash is key to keep your beard nice and clean and to reduce beardruff (yes, it’s a thing). 2-3 times a week is enough to keep your beard hair in good condition without stripping the natural oils. Smell wise, it’s a classic cedar wood with essential oils. After using it, my beard ended up nice and fluffy and ready to be balmed/oiled. The nice little pump makes it a lot easier to use in the shower! No more fiddling around with bottle caps or dropping the soap.Just make sure you properly rinse your beard after using a wash because any left over wash can cause beardruff!My only criticism is the scent. Cedar wood, although a classic scent, is overused in my opinion. It would’ve been nice to have seen a different scent, maybe something a bit zesty (similar to their Hydra Energetic range).
L’Oréal Men Expert Barber Club Beard Hair Styling Cream 50ml
Now, this is the gooood shit. The smell is classic cedar wood (meh) but I’m not too fussed about the scent when the product is this good. Think of it as a mix between a balm and some hair wax, but without the greasy look to it. It gives your beard a mild hold, so it stays tame for a longer period of time. Now, there are a few beard creams on the market, and I’ve used quite a few of them, but this is the one I’ll be recommending from now on!
L’Oréal Men Expert Barber Club Long Beard Face Oil 30ml
The bread and butter. The beard oil. Admittedly, I only used this for a few days before using the beard cream so it hasn’t been used a massive amount. It comes in a nice squirty top glass bottle and a couple of pumps is enough to cover your face. I wouldn’t use this with the beard cream as mixing the cream and the oil will probably result in a beard vinaigrette.
However, this oil is very watery and left my beard feeling quite wiry. Despite having a few essential oils, there are also a lot of synthetic liquids in there which will do you beard no good. So for that, I wouldn’t recommend this product.
There’s also a bit of information about L’Oréal’s contributions to the Movember Foundation. Read more about it here.
Please come in different scents!
Until next time!
December 13, 2017 at 7:01 pm
Nice reviews; great that there is a cheap alternative. I have a few questions:
(1) How long is your beard; or, rather, how long should a beard be to warrant choosing the long over the short oil? Mine is at about ten weeks and I am wondering what product to use (have been using Benjamin Barber oil and balm, but not massively impressed, though don’t have anything to compare with…)
(2) Are these products natural? I know they are paraben free but what other (non-natural) ingredients do they contain? Also, do they contain palm oil?
(3) Is this review independent or did L’Oréal or a promotional agency etc pay you or provide these reviews or give you free product?
December 13, 2017 at 8:11 pm
1 – I’d consider mine a long beard, I haven’t actually measured it though but it’s long enough to move in strong winds. To be honest, I can’t imagine there being too much difference between the long beard oil and the short beard oil, other than it being more difficult to reach the skin with a longer beard. To be honest, there are much better beard oils out there, and it’s the first time I’ve come across a beard oil for a specific length of beard.
2 – None of the three products have palm oil listed in their ingredients. Only the beard oil states that it’s free from silicone, parabens, colourants and ingredients from animal origin. If you want something which is cruelty free and made from natural ingredients, check out the B Men beard oil at Superdrug. Great product that!
3 – I paid for the products out of my own pocket money. I’m free to see whether something is shit or not!