Pugilist Brand Gentlemen's Gazette

Pugilist Brand Beard Trimming Scissors. Now available for sale online September 25, 2015 19:15

Pugilist Brand Beard Trimming Scissors are specially designed to meet the contours and curvature of a bearded gentleman's face. 

Our stainless steel Beard trimming Scissors are curved like a scimitar sword, to produce exact cutting high tensile strength pressure, rather than flattening and compressing facial hairs before trimming, to accommodate specific cutting tasks with sharp surgical precision.

Pugilist Brand Beard Trimming Scissors create a very smooth action and a clean cut.  They grip beard hairs without pushing hairs down the closing aperture of the scissors, allowing for very precise trimming. 

Made of Stainless Steel,  measuring 5 1/2 " our beard trimming scissors are slightly larger than mustache scissors, but will also serve that purpose well, for the reasons outlined above.

 An ideal solution for  dispatching flyaway hairs & split ends, in addition to shaping your beard between appointments to a reputable beard barber. 

 

Illustration of a  medieval scimitar sword, used mainly in the middle east and adopted by some European countries, these type of swords with a curved blade meant it had a  had a pressure point for more precise slashing as opposed to stabbing or thrusting. A similar action is at work in our Beard & Mustache trimming scissors for precision.

The Pugilist Brand Beard trimming scissor is available for sale online here http://www.pugilistbrand.com/products/beard-trimming-scissors


NEW Pugilist Brand Budget Beard Oil September 02, 2015 13:11

Introducing Pugilist Brand Budget Beard Oil, a lower cost Beard Care alternative to our Original & Exotic Beard Oils. A blend of 5 different  natural carrier oils in a lighter weight oil for fast absorption to Facial Hair & Skin, in addition to 100% Essential Oils, in a simple masculine fragrance.

You spoke and we listened. We understand that not everyone's pocket book extends to oils costing  many dollars more, especially in today's financially challenging times. There's now no reason Beardsmen shouldn't have the best possible facial hair for their specific budget.

You can vary between Original Beard Oils, Exotic Beard scents or Budget line product ranges and scents to help save a few dollars.  Use Budget Beard Oil during the week, or at work, switching to Original or Exotic Beard Oil for nights out and weekends?  Perhaps things are just a bit tight this month or you're between paychecks.............

 Whatever your circumstances, expand your beard oil product selection and price range choices so no Beardsman is faced with the dilemma of having to go without Beard Oil treatment .

A less expensive basic Beard Care Product solution, we still pack every bottle with a variety of high quality carrier oils to take care of your masculine mane, in addition to 100% aromatherapy cold pressed Essential Oils. There's simply less labor involved as we use basic manly scents, infusing 1 or 2 select Essential Oils in our Budget Beard Oil range.

What that means is a great beard maintenance and facial hair care, without breaking the bank.

Both Oils are available for purchase on our main website page here http://www.pugilistbrand.com/collections/beard-oil

Big Bear Pine is a mixture of Pine & Eucalyptus scents, a homage to the city of Big Bear, where majestic Pine trees cover the landscape and surround the popular lake of the same name.

 Located in the San Bernadino mountains and National Forest in California, Big Bear Mountain & Lake is a summer & winter destination for outdoorsmen, skiers, hikers, campers, boaters and serves as a training camp for world famous pugilists looking for training camp retreat at higher mountain elevation, prior to World Title Las Vegas fights. 

Cafe Americano is lightly scented with 100% cold pressed, natural Essential Oil from the coffee bean itself.  Coffee strengthens facial hair at the root. Aromatherapy benefits are that coffee stimulates the mind and aids mental focus. 


Beard News July 2015 July 29, 2015 10:45

 A selection of interesting snippets from around the internet for your titillation and entertainment. Enjoy!

 

Beard History: Anglo Saxons and their beards

http://marcus.group.shef.ac.uk/bigger-is-better-anglo-saxons-and-their-beards/

The hipster bearded cop 

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2015/05/11/hipster-cop-beard-grooming-guide_n_7256594.html

Yet another beard and motorcycle TV ad 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQGomTk6JI4

UK police aren't happy about beard nets?!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/article/33674959/police-arent-happy-over-proposed-beard-nets

DeAndre Levy's beard features prominently in Madden 16!

http://www.prideofdetroit.com/2015/7/27/9050319/deandre-levy-beard-madden-16

 


Beards & Hats July 13, 2015 16:18

Goorin Brothers, hat makers since 1895, recently opened a store in our Santa Monica, California neighborhood and Pugilist Brand Gentlemen's Grooming Products owner Tom stopped by to try on some hats to add to his existing collection and find what hat best suits the bearded gentleman. Now Tom doesn't profess to be a model, so some tongue in cheek poses were called for to offset the often used cliche of bearded hipsters and hats.

These were some of my favorites in addition to other non-Goorin Brothers headwear already in my collection. There's something about the right hat that sets of a grand beard or magnificent handlebar mustache, in addition to keeping you cool in the summer and warm or dry in the winter.

Don't forget to keep that facial hair clean and conditioned with a full range of beard care, mustache wax, facial hair washes and soaps at our online store at www.pugilistbrand.com. Champion of Gentlemen's Grooming. Made by Beardsmen for Beardsmen.

 Goorin Brothers 'The Doctor' wool wide brim fedora hat in Stone color.

I own one of these hats and love it. It's warm, stylish and also available in black. A  nice warm winter hat.

The Fedora is making somewhat of a renaissance after being hugely popular in the early part of the 20th Century.

 Goorin Brothers 'Pierre Renoir' real straw boater hat. Named after the French impressionist painter.

A nice lightweight straw hat, perfect for summer and a little bit different in style. In the 19th century the boater was worn to mark the start of summer, when heavier winter hats would be packed away. Now mostly seen in barbershop quartets, we think it deserves a comeback. Boaters were allegedly worn by G-men (FBI agents) as an unofficial uniform in the 1930's.

 The bowler hat was designed in the UK in the mid 19th Century, when a  low-crowned hat to protect  gamekeepers heads from low-hanging branches and swooping birds while keeper's rode on horseback. The gamekeepers had previously worn tall top hats, which were easily knocked off. The Bowler hat was conceived to solve the problem.

 This is a Goorin Brothers 'Bowler' also known as a Derby in the US. This is another warm hat as

it's 100% felt wool. Personally, I didn't like this bowler as I've have seen better bowlers with upturned brims at the side.

Didn't feel like a true bowler hat.

 Goorin Bros Ruben Gonzalez, hand woven Panama hat made in Ecuador of 100% Toquilla straw.

As early as the 15th century hat weaving became a popular business along the Ecuadorian coast. Hat weaving and wearing grew steadily in Ecuador over the next two hundred years. These hand woven straw hats were shipped first to Panama, before sailing for their destinations across the globe, thus acquiring the name "Panama hats" rather than the more accurate Ecuadorean hats.

 

 Goorin Brothers 'Jack Johnson' Panama hat, made from 100% shantung, a type of paper and substitute to authentic panama straw.  Very lightweight and comfortable. I own this hat, which is perfect for summer.

Not a hat but a motorcycle helmet I use when riding my custom bobber motorcycle. Prior to 1992 helmets were optional in the state of California where Pugilist Brand is based.

The stereotypical Russian 'Ushanka' hat. Ushanka is Russian for 'ears' i.e the flaps of the hat that can be lowered and extended over the ears in extremely cold climates. Sean Connery became famous for his portrayal of a ushanka wearing Russian submarine commander in the movie 'The Hunt for Red October'. I'm certainly no Sean Connery. A very warm hat that I wear maybe twice a year in California. The ushanka is great for skiing in the mountains of California, as it also affords some protection in addition to warmth. 

The Ottoman Empire and Turkey made the 'Fez' the best known hat of Arabic origin. Worn in various guises from military costume to traditional Turkish dress. It's better known for it's comedic value in the west, from Laurel & Hardy's Sons of the Desert appreciation society to 1970's British comedian Tommy Cooper. 

 Goorin Brothers 'Good Boy' 100% wool hat with shorter 1 7/8 " brim.

My Brixton wool western style hat. A lot of brim for plenty of shaded protection.

 Goorin Brothers 'Pleasure Point' hat. This is an everyday wear hat as it's on the less expensive side, a blend of  72% cotton & 28% cotton make this a medium weight and weather hat. Not as lightweight as the straw boaters and panama hats, however not as substantial and heavy as a 100% wool felt Fedora.

 


The Essential Oil Guide to Pugilist Brand Beard Care Products June 04, 2015 12:46

Last year we wrote an article called 'The Definitive Guide to Beard Oils' a general outline of why we chose the carrier oils, glass bottles, droppers, heat shrunk hygienic sealed bands and essential oils in our products.

The previous article can be found on our website here;

 http://www.pugilistbrand.com/blogs/news/14834589-the-definitive-guide-to-beard-oil-pugilist-brand-beard-oil-you-decide

We wanted to expound on that article and make it even more informative & specific to Pugilist Brand Gentlemen's Grooming Products Beard Care & Grooming product selection.

There have been a lot of beard oil companies entering the market in the last year, many using Fragrance Oils rather than Essential Oils. While we can see the attraction of fragrance oils it should be noted they offer no benefits to the user, beyond a long lasting scent that offers a variety of completely synthetic scents that smell like chocolate, whisky, cheesecake, ice cream, breakfast and myriad other flavors.  

The Essential Oils we use in our products use a natural steam distillation extraction method from the herbs, plants, trees and flowers rather than being produced synthetically in a laboratory. Essential oils such as Rosewood are ethically sourced.

Historically most Essential Oils have been used medicinally and in aromatherapy for hundreds if not thousands of years, in such cultures as Ancient Egypt,  Ancient Rome, Iran, China & Europe

 We offer 9 Beard Oils, each one has a narrative story and is specifically tailored towards a specific bearded lifestyle, story or fantasy. Additionally aimed towards a lifestyle, health benefit or goal such as invigoration, the outdoors, relaxation, social  events  as well as hair care,  growth and skin care. Many of our beard conditioning oils crossover and have multiple uses.

We hope you'll find this information helpful with all your hirsute activities. 

 

Absinthe -   Essential Oils used Aniseed, Fennel, Coriander, Hyysop, Angelica Root.  

Scent Aroma: Black Licorice with tinges of Herbal Spice.

Hair benefit: Aniseed helps add sheen to hair. Fennel strengthens hair. Coriander may helps prevent hair loss by strengthening the hair. (not male pattern baldness)

Skin Benefit: Aniseed  is good for treating oily skin. Fennel repairs skin tissue and stimulates the skin. Coriander is a natural antiseptic. Angelica Root is an excellent skin healer ( used in tiny quantities as is the case with Absinthe)

Aromatherapy Benefit: Fennel has been used since Egyptian times to promote strength. Coriander is warm and calming.  Hyssop helps with anxiety ( do not use if epileptic). Angelica root is used in Chinese Medicine and known as Dong Quai or Female Ginseng, known as a nerve stimulant.

Side effects & Caveats: Hyssop can trigger epileptic seizures, for those with epilepsy. Caution using Aniseed on sensitive skin.

 

 

Buccaneer Blend -  Essential Oils used;  Bay Rum fragrance, Cedar Atlas 

Scent Aroma: Old school Barbershop cologne with Woody undertones. 

Hair benefit: Cedarwood relieves beard dandruff. Stimulates hair at the root. Cedarwood was successfully studied in Alopecia Areata ( hair loss ) clinical trials to treat this condition ( not male pattern baldness)

Skin Benefit:  Cedar Atlas treats acne and oily skin and eczema. It's an excellent astringent

Aromatherapy Benefit: Cedar Atlas  has warming, uplifting, and toning properties. comforting, reviving and an aphrodisiac. acne, arthritis, bronchitis, coughing, cystitis, dandruff, dermatitis, stress

Side effects & Caveats: Follow caution using any essential oils. Test on a small area. Keep away from pregnant women & children

 

 

Cedar Atlas Shrugged -  Essential Oils used; Tea Tree, Cedar Atlas, Grapefruit, Bergamot. 

Scent Aroma: Camphorous/Medicinal with nuances of Citrus & Wood.

Hair benefit: Tea Tree can help combat Beard dandruff. Cedarwood stimulates hair at the root and has been used successfully in Alopecia areata clinical trials to treat hair loss ( not male pattern baldness)

Skin Benefit: Tea Tree can help eczema and be beneficial as an overall skin treatment. Cedarwood relieves beard dandruff, treats acne and oily skin.

Aromatherapy Benefit:  Cedar Atlas has warming, uplifting, and toning properties. comforting, reviving and an aphrodisiac. acne, arthritis, bronchitis, coughing, cystitis, dandruff, dermatitis, stress. Citrus Oils such as Grapefruit & Bergamot  are said to have uplifting anti-depressant properties.

Side effects & Caveats: Tea Tree can irritate the skin of some people. Citrus Oils can cause photosensitivity. Bergamot should be used with caution on people with sensitive skin. The bergaptene ( the oil that causes photosensitivity) in our Bergamot Oil has been removed.

 

 

Citrus Grove -  Essential Oils used;  Pink Grapefruit, Sweet Orange, Lime, Lemon, Bergamot 

Scent Aroma: Fresh zesty Citrus.

Hair benefit: Grapefruit, Lemon & Lime help oily hair as they cleanse and removes oil from the hair

Skin Benefit: Lemon treats oily skin and is a great astringent. Bergamot is good for psoriasis & eczema treatment.

Aromatherapy Benefit:   Bergamot lifts the mood, eases depression, can also relieve stress & tension.  Lemon is a positive mood & concentration enhancer to help focus as are all Citrus Essential oils. Think of the uplifting feeling you have when smelling citrus fruits on a summer day. 

Side effects & Caveats: Citrus Essential oils can be photosensitive. Avoid direct sunlight after use. The bergaptene ( the oil that causes photosensitivity) in our Bergamot Oil has been removed.

 

 

Frontiersman -  Essential Oils used; Jasmine, Rosewood, Vetiver, Coffee, Birch Tar.

Scent Aroma: Initial Smokiness subsiding to Masculine Perfume/Floral blended with fresh Coffee

Hair benefit: Jasmine & Coffee strengthens hair at the root. Rosewood naturally balances hair ph so it's not too oily or dry. Birch Tar reduces dry hair and is used in many soaps and shampoos.

Skin Benefit: Birch Tar is used in the treatment of eczema and psoriasis.  Vetiver reduces dryness and sun damage in skin. Rosewood protects skin and helps new skin grow.

Aromatherapy Benefit:  Our  go to Beard Oil for the great outdoors Birch Tar & Rosewood are natural mosquito and insect repellents. Vetiver is a natural lice repellent. Which makes this scent great for camping and the outdoors. Jasmine is an anti-depressant and aphrodisiac. Coffee stimulates the mind and aids mental focus. Vetiver has a warm, masculine, relaxing earthy smell, eases stress and calms nerves. 

Side effects & Caveats: Follow caution using any essential oils. Test on a small area. Keep away from pregnant women & children

 

 

Mojito  - Essential Oils used; Lime, Peppermint

Scent Aroma: Peppermint and Lime Citrus

Hair benefit: Peppermint's tingling and cooling sensation to the hair follicle promotes blood circulation at the root. Peppermint deters lice and dandruff while providing a slight sheen to the hair. Lime acts as a natural facial hair cleanser. 

Skin Benefit: Lime & Peppermint are excellent skin toners and astringents.

Aromatherapy Benefit: Lime is a mood uplifter.  Peppermint opens the nasal passages and relaxes the mind while relieving stress. Both Peppermint and Lime boost concentration & mental focus with their refreshing qualities.

Side effects & Caveats: Citrus Essential oils can be photosensitive. Avoid direct  strong sunlight after use. 

 

 

Shaman - Essential Oils used; Clary Sage, Eucalyptus, Rosemary, Lemon Balm, Cinnamon, Clove   

Scent Aroma: Bouquet mixture of Herbal, Camphorous, Spice, Citrus, Pine & Floral.

Hair benefit: Clary SageRosemary possibly promote hair growth at the follicle, Rosemary was used in an Alopecia study with some success. Clove increases circulation and may stimulate hair growth at the root, it's one of nature's most potent antioxidants. Eucalyptus is a natural lice treatment and increases blood circulation at the hair root.  

Skin Benefit:  Clary Sage helps fight against Beard dandruff. Rosemary treats oily skin and hair. Eucalyptus is an incredible natural skin cleanser and anti-bacterial. Lemon Balm is used to treat cold sores. 

Aromatherapy Benefit: Clary Sage is a relaxing herbal, calming, meditative essential oil that helps relieve stress. Eucalyptus relieves sinus congestion, controls coughs and helps you breath easier when you have a cold and is a natural insect repellent. Lemon Balm helps to relax and calm nerves.

Side effects & Caveats: Cinnamon can cause possible sensitivity in mucous membranes. Follow caution using any essential oils. Test on a small area. Keep away from pregnant women & children

 

Vanilla & Sandalwood - Essential Oils used; Vanilla, Amyris 

Scent Aroma:  Fresh Vanilla & Warm Smoky Wood ( similar to a vanilla pipe tobacco)

Hair benefit: Amyris offers some hair softening properties, however it most beneficial to the skin and as an aromatherapy oil

Skin Benefit: Amyris soothes and softens dry irritated skin as it's a rich emollient.

Aromatherapy Benefit: Vanilla is mostly used for it's aphrodisiac fresh floral aroma, there are no apparent hair or skin benefits but it's a most beloved aromatic scent. Amyris is a natural stress reliever and can induce relaxation, while calming nerves and anxiety. Amyris is also a natural insect repellent, especially for ticks and flies and

Side effects & Caveats: Follow caution using any essential oils. Test on a small area. Keep away from pregnant women & children

 

 

Zen Musk -  Essential Oils used; Lavender, Frankincense, Patchouli

Scent Aroma: Lavender floral with undercurrents of Spicy Incense and traces of Musk

Hair benefit: Lavender promotes hair growth according to some studies. Lavender was also used in Alopecia study on hair loss with some positive results. Patchouli prevents hair loss according to a European Alopecia areata clinical trial to treat hair loss ( not male pattern baldness). Frankincense is an excellent treatment for ingrown hair inflammation and can help speed up hair growth and repair at the hair root.

Skin Benefit: Lavender can help treat oily skin. Frankincense has anti-inflammatory properties for the skin. Patchouli is helpful in the treatment of eczema, psoriasis and beard dandruff.

Aromatherapy Benefits:

 Lavender is a natural relaxant in aromatherapy. A great oil to use at bedtime. Relaxing, Stress releaser, Antifungal, Analgesic, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory.

Frankincense: Used since biblical times, Stimulates the mind, stress relief, elevates the mind, encourages a meditative state. Frankincense increases the potency of the other EOs it is paired with.

 Patchouli is an alleged aphrodisiac. Relieves nerves and serves as an antidepressant, stimulating and tonic agent. Helps skin irritations and acne. anti-inflammatory, anti-emetic, antiseptic, aphrodisiac, astringent, bactericidal, fungicidal. 

Side effects & Caveats: Follow caution using any essential oils. Test on a small area. Keep away from pregnant women & children

 

You should not use this information as self-diagnosis or for treating a health problem or as a medicine. Test on a small area first before using, discontinue if allergies appear. Keep away from women who may be pregnant and children. Do not drink or take internally. 

Ribs & Rods Beard & Mustache Competition prize sponsor May 16, 2015 17:56

If you're in or around Temple Texas 76502 in late May 2015, get down to the Ribs and Rods Car Show's Beard and Mustache Competition. It's going to be a four category comp. Mustache, full beard, partial beard, groomed and crowd favorite. The event will be in Temple, Texas on May 30th 2015 at 1PM. Pugilist Brand Gentlemen's Grooming Products is proud to be one of the prize sponsors. The official Facepook page is herehttps://www.facebook.com/events/716810748441033/


New Mojito Peppermint & Lime Beard Oil May 04, 2015 18:04

Today Pugilist Brand Gentlemen's Grooming Products launches full 1 oz. bottles of Mojito Peppermint & Lime Beard Oil.

Beard care oil with refreshing Peppermint and uplifting Lime in our Premium Beard Conditioning Base Oil blend of Sweet Almond, Argan, Jojoba & Castor.

Cuba, an island of Classic 50's cars, cigars, baseball, Fidel Castro. Well... we found it really hard to reproduce those fragrances, and who wants to smell like a revolutionary octogenarian island leader anyway?! Instead we decided to craft our latest Beard Oil fragrance on one of Cuba's favorite drinks, made with refreshing Lime & Peppermint essential oils.

A wonderfully toning, cleansing, uplifting leave-in Beard conditioner with Pugilist Brand quality, made by Beardsmen for Beardsmen. Buy it online here at http://www.pugilistbrand.com/products/beard-oil-mojito


Pugilist Brand Gentlemen's Grooming Products review by The Beard Academy April 13, 2015 15:46

The fine Gentlemen at The Beard Academy reviewed our 9 Beard Oils. Here is the review in full and a link to their original article on Facebook.  Thank you Gents!!

https://www.facebook.com/groups/697251603702272/permalink/858293557598075/

Los Angeles, CA. Home of the Dodgers, the Lakers, and Pugilist Brand mens grooming products. Tom Davidson is the man behind the brand, and he sure has something special. Pugilist offers everything the bearded man could ask for. Beard oils and balms, moustache wax, beard wash, soaps, beard and moustache combs, lip poultice, and even pre shave and shaving accessories. To say the bases are covered is a huge understatement. The quality of the products Pugilist offers is extraordinary. I was fortunate enough to receive a very large sampling of the Pugilist line up. I will be covering all 9 (yes, that's right, Pugilist has NINE different beard oil scents) beard oils in this review. I was also given 2 beard balms, 4 soaps, a beard wash, and a moustache wax. I will be covering those in a 2 different future reviews, so make sure you keep an eye out for them in the very near future.

Because this review will be covering 9 different oils, I'll be switching it up a little bit. I won't be doing 10 categories with the point scores. It just isn't practical for a 9 oil review. So because all of the oils use the same carrier base and use different essential oil blends, we'll go over the scent profile and essential oil make up of each oil, then go over the carrier oil make up, then go over the rest of the review. So here we go!!!

Zen Musk - Lavender, Frankincense, and Patchouli. Lavender - promotes hair growth according to some studies, treats oily skin. Also used in Alopecia study on hair loss with some positive results. A natural relaxant in aromatherapy. Frankincense – Has anti-inflammatory properties for the skin, increases the potency of the other EOs it is paired with. Patchouli - an alleged aphrodisiac, prevents hair loss. Helpful in eczema, psoriasis and beardruff. Balances hair oil

Citrus Grove - Lemon, Grapefruit, and Lime. Lemon - for oily skin, astringent, mood uplifter. Grapefruit & Lime - cleanses and removes oil from the hair. Citrus Essential oils are all mood lifters and help focus. Think of smelling a freshly squeezed lemon or lime, they invogorate, whereas lavender relaxes!

Shaman - Rosemary, Clary Sage, Clove, and Eucalyptus. Rosemary - promotes hair growth, treats oily skin and hair. Used in Alopecia study with some success. Clary Sage - also seems to promote hair growth. Clove - increases circulation and may stimulate hair growth at the root, one of nature's most potent antioxidants. Eucalyptus - a natural lice treatment and increases blood circulation at the root.

Cedar Atlas Shrugged - Tea Tree and Cedarwood. Tea Tree - for eczema and overall skin treatment. Cedarwood - relieves beard dandruff, treats acne and oily skin. Stimulates hair at the root.

Frontiersman - Birch Tar, Jasmine, Vetiver, Rosewood, and Coffee. Birch Tar - smoky smell a natural mosquito repellent. Jasmine - strengthens hair at the root and is a mood lifter. Vetiver - a grounding relaxing earthy smell, eases stress and calms nerves. Rosewood - balances hair ph between dry & oil. Coffee - stimulates the mind and adds focus, strengthens hair roots.

Mojito - Peppermint and Lime. Peppermint - promotes blood circulation at the root, Excellent skin toner and astringent. Lime - cleanses the hair, excellent astringent, also a mood uplifter as mentioned previously.

Absinthe - Aniseed, Fennel, Hyssop, Coriander, and Angelica Root. Aniseed - good for oily skin. Fennel repairs skin tissue and stimulate the skin. Hyssop - helps with anxiety ( do not use if epileptic), Coriander - helps prevent hair loss. Angelica Root - an excellent skin healer ( used in tiny quantities)

Vanilla & Sandalwood - Vanilla - mostly used for it's aphrodesiac fresh floral aroma, no apparent hair or skin benefits but a most beloved aroma scent. Amyris - sooths and softens dry irritated skin, also known as West Indian Sandalwood as the aroma is similar to Sandalwood.

Whew! Are ya still with me? That's a damn impressive line up. So now let's talk carrier oils. Almond oil, jojoba oil, argan oil, castor oil, and vitamin e round out the carrier blend.
Almond Oil: Has the ability to nourish and soften hair,while moisturizing, which reduces the risk of "dandruff". Conditions your beard makes your beard less wiry and much more manageable
Jojoba Oil: Penetrates, hydrates and strengthens hair follicles from the inside, reducing the swelling and shrinking of hair as it it gets wet and dries, which can weaken the hair fibre over time. Conditions, adds shine, elasticity and softness to hair. Adds volume and body to hair strands.
Argan Oil: Traditionally Argan oil is reputed to have aphrodisiac and tonic properties. Contains high levels of natural vitamin E (anti-oxidants) to help neutralize sun damage, important for hair exposed to polluted, dry, urban environments and contains skin-softening agents.
Castor Oil: Castor Oil is widely used in medicines and cosmetics for decades. Filled with essential nutrients, helps stop split ends and breakage. Deeply penetrating, to help it to deliver its nourishment deeply into the pores and the follicles that produce hair. High sheen properties, to lend a lush shine to the hair. The oil also has omega-6 essential fatty acids, responsible for healthy hair
Vitamin E: T50 Tocophorol all natural, tastless, odorless Grade vitamin E works both as a skin moisturizer to treat the skin beneath beards for eczema and psoriasis, itching or beard dandruff and as an antioxidant.
(The list of carrier oils and their benefits was taken directly from the Pugilist Brand website)

My first impression of the products I was given WOW!!! The packaging is top notch, the branding (logos, fonts, overall look and feel) was some of the best I've seen. I love the look of everything, and I couldn't help but think if so much attention was paid to the details for the packaging and the visual end of things, I can't wait to use this stuff. I went down the line of all nine oils in about 30 minutes, taking a break between each scent to let my nose clear out. My early favorites for scent were the Zen Musk, Mojito, and Vanilla & Sandalwood.

Application was a breeze. Truth be told, as soon as I saw castor oil on the list of ingredients I became a little apprehensive. I've only used one other oil with castor oil in it, and it was very thick and turned into almost like a glue or paste type of texture if I tried applying it to a slightly damp beard. That is absolutely not the case here. I used the 9 Pugilist oils exclusively for about a month, and each time I used it I had the same experience - a great oil that spreads wonderfully through my beard when applied with my hands, and then coats very evenly when hit with my favorite boar bristle brush. It doesn't absorb real fast, which I like, but it doesn't leave a greasy feeling behind either.

My wife was a big fan of MOST of the scents of the Pugilist Brand oils. Absinthe was the only one she didn't like. It has an extremely unique aniseed and fennel scent, which is very much like that of black licorice. Just as with black licorice, some will love it while others will, well, not. Beyond the scents, my wife mentioned more than a few times that my skin felt softer more of the time, not just after I applied some oil. She also says that the hairs in my beard look healthier, and by that she means she notices fewer split ends. So it's a win in the wife's book.

So after using Pugilist Brand for basically a month I can safely say this - I will be a Pugilist customer for a long time to come. Tom has put a lot of time, thought, blood , sweat, and tears (figuratively people, it's not literally in the bottle. Well, at least for my sake I hope it's not) into his Pugilist Brand and it shows. The passion he has for this really comes through in all the products he makes.

So do yourself a big favor and check Pugilist Brand out TODAY!!!! The full line of Pugilist Brand products can be found at www.pugilistbrand.com Please go give them a look, you will definitely not regret it.

As I said earlier, there will be 2 more Pugilist reviews coming up soon. 1 will cover the balms and the moustache wax, and the other will cover the beard wash and the soaps. Until then, let that shit grow and beard on!!!!!!!

 


The Bearded Pioneer Sargeant Army Rank January 28, 2015 16:15

 Interesting story and some great historical pics of the only rank in the British Army allowed to wear a beard. The axe bearing Pioneer sargeant which has existed since the 1700's.

Must give her majesty a call and see if they can grant Pugilist Brand Gentlemen's Grooming products a royal warrant for our Beard Oil & Mustache Wax?

See the full story here;

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The Bucardo Mustache Mug December 29, 2014 11:30

Pugilist Brand Gentlemen's Grooming Products come across items for the bearded and mustachioed gentleman that we think are worthy of highlighting, due to their artistic or utilitarian nature. Our friends at Bucardo have an item that we feel is noteworthy for both of these descriptions. As a mustachioed man who likes his morning coffee, or afternoon tea, we get constant drips from our magnificent mustache to our t-shirt, especially annoying if the t-shirt is white. The Bucardo mug is a solution to this mustachioed problem as it offers a built-in ceramic mustache guard specially designed to alleviate this annoyance.

Pugilist Brand Gentleman's Grooming Products will be adding The Bucardo Mustache Mug to our online store very shortly for only $22.  Now think about how many shirts you've ruined with coffee drips, and you'll soon realize the mug will pay for itself within a week.

 

Back in the day, a gentleman knew how to protect his moustache. Now, a 19th century staple is revived for the modern man. The Bucardo Mug features original artwork and a classic moustache guard, a specialized semi-circular ledge with an opening that allows for safe passage of beverages while protecting your ‘stache. This is the first in a series of Bucardo Mugs celebrating moustachioed gentlemen of the world.

* 13 oz ceramic mug with moustache guard 

* Original artwork by Southern California artist Jeff McMillan

* Dishwasher and microwave safe

 


Do Pugilist Brand Beard Care Products calm the savage beast? December 26, 2014 14:32

Photos from the study on aggression and beards

In a recent article from New Republic on beards and if wearing one makes the owner look older, more aggressive, and the all important question of if they help with attracting women? Read all about it in the article here;

 http://www.newrepublic.com/article/116472/psychologists-bearded-men-look-older-more-aggressive-higher-status