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    There’s a standard code in grooming when it comes to facial hair and it’s a non-negotiable one. If you’re sporting a beard, it cannot stay unhealthy and whoever said facial hair doesn’t need upkeep must be living off the grid. While internet, Instagram and your peers may consistently recommend new products, there are only a handful of beard products you’d need to stay on the good side of grooming. Ready to be then stacked in your bathroom cabinet are six beard products you must consider to properly nourish and maintain your beard. Because, facial hair is a hot-date magnet if it’s maintained to perfection.

    As of 2020, the men’s grooming industry has evolved into a much more intimate space. There are ingredients that one needs to be mindful of, oils that are more effective than balms – in a sea of grooming labels that come with exclusive fortes, picking out the best is a challenging task. But for starters, we recommend the basics: argan oil for soothing and reducing acne, jojoba for moisturizing and thyme oil for packing in anti-bacterial properties. Once you get these right, you have a plethora of options to choose from. We picked out our favourites…

    Uncle Tony Beard Basics Kit – Beard Oil + Wash
    Uncle Tony Beard Basics Kit – Beard Oil + Wash

    Here’s a two-in-one solution to aid our beard care while we travel. While the oil keeps your moisture in check and maintains softness, the face wash comes with a dose of sea salt that helps clean out bacteria and dirt. While Uncle Tony may have only two years of grooming experience, it perfectly understands what the urban gent needs.

    Price: Rs 1,990.

    Buy now from Uncle Tony’s online store.

    Truefitt and Hill Gentleman’s Moustache Wax
    Truefitt and Hill Gentleman’s Moustache Wax

    When it comes to overall men’s grooming, we often forget that our staches need to be styled too. It may seem like an over-the-top grooming investment, but trust us, it keeps the strays in place, delivers a slightly glossier look, is 100% alcohol free and restyle-able.

    Price: Rs 2,100.

    Buy now from Truefitt & Hill’s online store.

    The Phy Life – Beard Growth Cult-ivator
    The Phy Life – Beard Growth Cult-ivator

    We’d handpicked this product for men who are still on the growth curve when it comes to beards and facial hair. To assist you with the best, The Phy Life’s beard oil is packed with eight natural oils and super absorbent. The oil is also non greasy, so you can forget about it ruining your clothes.

    Price: Rs 590.

    Buy now from The Phy Life’s online store.

    The Bombay Shaving Company – Beard Oil & Wash
    The Bombay Shaving Company – Beard Oil & Wash

    If you’re looking to invest in a new brand, we have a homegrown solution for you as well. Just like the other beard products on this list, it packs the necessary ingredients and essential oils to keep your facial hair nourished and healthy. This two-in-one deal is also a great budget option incase you’re hesitant about spending too much on a new product.

    Price: Rs 690.

    Buy now from The Bombay Shaving Company’s online store.

    Beardhood Folding Pocket Beard Comb
    Beardhood Folding Pocket Beard Comb

    For men who embrace long-length beards, carrying a tiny pocket comb won’t hurt. Being the first of it’s kind to be available in India, it is completely handcrafted with all-season sheesham wood and is an essential tool for beard and moustache maintenance. It measures in at at just under 12 cm and brings out a classic and unique old school charm.

    Price: Rs 650.

    Buy now from Nyka’s online store.

    The Man Company – Almond & Thyme Oil
    The Man Company – Almong & Thyme Oil

    Designed strictly for hair growth, The Man Company wants their clients to take their beard love seriously. Adding a bit of shine, it focuses on an all natural approach, with almond and thyme as the main ingredients to nourish and add hydration to the hair. As a bonus, it makes your beard feel lighter and much more manageable.

    Price: Rs 650.

    Buy now from The Man Company 

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    Mikhail Gomes
    Senior Features Writer
    A watch aficionado, Gomes also enjoys learning about fine whiskies, and one day hopes to establish his own menswear label. At Lifestyle Asia India, he writes on watches, menswear, auto and tech.