Infamous Gentleman

Handmade, Naturally

What is in our beard oil and why?

ProductGregory Lally

The team behind Infamous Gentleman became interested in haircare, grooming and growth in the early days of the market. What we were noticing was that high-quality, competitively-priced products were few and far between.

We developed the brand upon a core commitment to developing the best products we could, from the highest quality ingredients at fair prices.  The latest evolution of our product range continues to reflect this promise.

Relationships are at the heart of our operations and we welcome all contact regarding our products and customer needs. We work hard to cultivate cooperative relationships with key suppliers of the highest quality materials we can find and have reached out to our customer base to guide the development of our products. This process has enabled us to craft a selection of products that respond directly to consumer demand. Our products are all blended with regard to six balanced core ingredients, sourced from suppliers who share our commitment to sustainability and ethics.

In offering our products for sale directly to our customers we ensure complete transparency in the supply and value chain from origin of materials through to production and sale of our finished products. The outcome is a product that you can rely upon, without the added costs and risks associated with purchasing from retail intermediaries.

In this article, we will reveal to you each of the ingredients at the heart of our beard balm and beard oil and why they are so important.

 

Argan
The benefits of Argan oil are well known. A natural oil extracted from the argan nut, it moisturises, hydrates and softens skin and hair. It is enriched with naturally occurring Vitamin E and fatty acids which give skin a natural boost whilst nourishing and rejuvenating dry and damaged hair. It acts as a perfect pick me up for hair – treating split ends, reducing frizzy hair and cultivating new shine.

Due to the high levels of Vitamin E, a natural anti-oxidant, argan oil is also widely used for its anti-aging properties – yet another aspect that makes it a fundamental component of optimum hair care.

√ Natural moisturiser and skin toner
√ Treats, repairs and eliminates dry skin and hair to improve overall appearance
√ Leave-in conditioner that tames frizz and repairs split ends
√ A natural anti-aging nutrient, soothing fine lines, wrinkles and general ageing
√ Heals skim ailments
√ Anti-inflammatory properties

 

Jojoba
Known as the “golden liquid wax”, jojoba is extracted from the jojoba bean which produces a wax ester that has a distinctive capacity to penetrate hair and skin. This particular ester replicates the affects of the protective wax produced by human skin which acts to keep it hydrated and moisturized.

A third of the substance layering our skin is a natural wax ester which aids in destroying bacteria and creating a protective layer locking down moisture. When this layer reduces with age, illness and nutrition, so does the ability to destroy bacteria and maintain hydration, the consequence of which leaves the skin looking and feeling dry, fatigued and lifeless. Since the skin recognizes jojoba wax similar to its own natural ester, jojoba penetrates into the deep layers of skin where regeneration and synthesis occurs to ensure the important nutrients in jojoba and more broadly our blend penetrate these deep layers. Jojoba contains vitamins A, D and E, essential fatty acids, anti-oxidants and a natural anti-viral, collectively supporting the moisturizing of skin, promotion of skin and hair health as well as maintaining important anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial functions.

√ Substitutes as serum (substance layering our skin) and moisturizes skin and hair when our body stops doing this naturally
√ Removes build up and excess oil whilst maintain levels are a balanced
√ Does not clog pores
√ Protects and cleanses skins
√ A natural anti-aging nutrient, soothing fine lines, wrinkles and general ageing
√ Accelerates wound-healing process
√ Replenishes the moisture and improves hair texture
√ Treats dry skin and eliminates dandruff
√ Gives shine and softens hair
√ Antifungal, antibacterial, antiviral and anti-inflammatory properties

 

Wheat Germ
Wheat germ is extracted from the kernel of wheat grains, the core where the wheat plant is fed with nutrients to aid in germination and growth. A universal ingredient for providing moisture to skin and hair, it is contains rich sources of vitamins A, B, D and E, fatty acids and is high in anti-oxidants and therefore fantastic in anti-ageing. Its capacity to regenerate the skin tissue makes it a necessary inclusion in our blends in order to ensure wholesome, glowing skin.

√ Natural moisturiser and skin toner
√ Leave-in conditioner that tames frizz and repairs split ends
√ A natural anti-aging nutrient, soothing fine lines, wrinkles and general ageing
√ Hydrates and rejuvenates dry skin
√ Heals skim ailments
√ Anti-inflammatory properties

 

Coconut
Derived from the matured fruits of the coconut tree, coconut oil contains rich sources of carbohydrates, vitamins and mineral all which aid in keeping hair robust, hydrated and shielded from ageing as well as assisting in the prevention of hair loss. Since rich in lauric acid and low in molecular weight, coconut oil has a strong bond with hair protein which penetrates the hair strand to reduce protein loss which subsequently strengthens hair and conditions the skin. Its high content in fatty acids also proves coconut oil to be an effective disinfectant and antimicrobial agent in reducing and defeating dandruff.

√ Natural moisturiser and skin toner
√ Stimulates hair growth and protects from fatigue
√ Gives shine and softens hair
√ A natural anti-aging nutrient, soothing fine lines, wrinkles and general ageing
√ Promotes skin health
√ Treats, repairs and eliminates dry skin and hair to improve overall appearance
√ Antifungal, antibacterial and antiviral properties

 

Sweet Almond
An age-old ingredient derived from the sweet almond kernel, this nutty oil is high in vitamins A, B1, B6 and E, which maintain healthy cells, promote hair growth and promote the circulation of nutrients in the skin due to its highly potent antioxidant content. Since a mild hypoallergenic, it is particularly accommodating to those with sensitive skin. Equally liberal in its content of fatty acids, potassium, proteins, zinc and minerals, sweet almond is a prime candidate for inclusion in our blend given its wide benefits the hair, skin and more broadly, overall health.

√ Sealant and hair protector
√ Promotes skin health
√ Gives shine and softens hair
√ A natural anti-aging nutrient, soothing fine lines, wrinkles and general ageing
√ Heals skim ailments
√ Stimulates hair growth and protects from fatigue
√ Protectant against UV damage

 

Avocado Oil
The benefits of avocado oil specific to skin and hair are well documented in literature. Pressed from avocado fruit, the oil is a rich source of vitamins, amino acids and fats, which provide moisture and nourishment to hair follicles and the skin. Possessing vitamins B and E, they respectively assist in hair growth and the rejuvenation of skin cells. Since containing high quality monounsaturated fats, the oil possesses outstanding lubricating properties which lacquer the hand strand in turn making it gleaming and durable. Moreover, its equally high content in fatty acids and antioxidants complement and aid in the absorption process whilst also promoting new growth.

√ Natural moisturiser and skin toner
√ Gives shine and softens hair
√ Replenishes the moisture and improves hair texture
√ Hydrates and rejuvenates dry skin
√ Treats dry skin and eliminates dandruff
√ Stimulates hair growth and protects from fatigue
√ Leave-in conditioner that tames frizz and repairs split ends