Made with REAL pine tar, it cleans the beard without drying it out and leaves it cleansed, hydrated, and moisturised.
With a pungent aroma of camp fire, melting rubber, cigarettes and petroleum - it is pure man soap, made by a bearded man especially for bearded men, and who understands beards and their needs, where top quality ingredients are an absolute requirement.
Unlike mass produced commercial soaps it contains no artificial chemical detergents or foaming agents (sulfates). It also helps relieve dandruff and beard itch.
It contains a range of oils which have been specially chosen because of their cleansing and moisturising properties and which will leave your beard and skin completely clean without stripping them of their precious natural oils.
Unlike many tar soaps on the market, Scarf Face Pine Tar beard soap is made using real pine tar. It contains no essential or scented oils.
It can be used as often as you wish and is great for removing oil, balm and other product residues from the beard.
It is the best made and highest quality man soap you will find.
Please note that as this soap is made using real tar it has a strong and pungent aroma (see "The scent" below in this listing to learn more) that isn't to everybody's taste and may take a bit of getting used to.
Scent-ometer rating: 5 - very strong scent.
Among the ingredients are:
Sweet Almond Oil - this oil moisturises and lubricates the skin and beard, conditions, retains moisture, calms the skin, removes impurities and dead skin, and helps prevent wrinkles. This is the perfect beard oil as it helps soothe dry skin, itching, inflammation of skin under the beard, eczema, dandruff and split ends.
Sweet almond oil is not a nut oil but a seed oil. Almonds are related to the cherry, peach and plum families and although commonly called nuts are actually seeds (more specifically "drupes" or stone fruits).
Avocado Oil - this oil moisturises the skin and beard, improves skin elasticity, increases collagen, and removes skin impurities. It is perfect for if you have dry skin, sensitive skin or skin conditions such as eczema or psoriasis.
Coconut Oil - this oil helps protect, moisturise and condition the skin and beard. Great for relieving dry skin, oily skin, sensitive skin, dry hair and split ends.
Evening Primrose Oil - this oil helps heal skin issues and reduce inflammation. Great for relieving sensitive skin, eczema, rashes and dry hair.
Jojoba Oil - this oil has nourishing and protective qualities for the beard and skin. Great for relieving oily skin, inflammation, acne, dermatitis, eczema and psoriasis.
Canola Oil - this oil is excellent for skin and has long been used as a remedy for skin ailments. It is rich in vitamins E and K, which both help to eradicate skin problems like wrinkles, acne and blemishes. It helps make the skin supple and glowing. Canola oil is an excellent moisturiser for dry skin. For beards it helps combat dryness, breakage, frizziness and split ends. It coats the beard from dirt, pollution and damage from the sun as well as penetrating the hair shaft to moisturise and repair damaged beard hairs. It's also excellent for treating beard dandruff.
Olive Oil - This oil is nature's natural conditioner and has been used for centuries to condition hair. It is rich in antioxidants and helps prevent skin ageing. It also nourishes, rejuvenates and guards the skin. Olive oil helps dispose of free radicals thus healing the skin. It is great for preventing beard dandruff, frizziness, split ends and acts as a natural beard conditioner leaving your beard shiny and soft.
Shea Butter - this butter is an antioxidant. It helps prevent inflammation, is an excellent moisturiser, is good for the circulation, it strengthens, protects and regenerates the skin. It is a great beard revitaliser. Shea butter relieves dry, dull, limp or damaged beard hairs. It helps relieve skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, rashes, bites, cuts and burns. It is a fantastic anti-ageing product as it stimulates the production of collagen.
Cupuacu Butter - this butter is native to the Amazon rainforest in Brazil. The butter is pressed from seeds of the tree. Cupuacu butter nourishes the hair with vitamins and minerals, keeping it healthier and reducing frizziness. It has moisture sealing properties, which keep hair softer for longer. It penetrates the hair cuticle, fortifying it, due to the high amounts of saturated and monounsaturated fats in it. It increases skin hydration and acts as an emollient to ensure a soft and conditioned feel on the skin. Its moisturising benefits help restore skin elasticity. It also combats damaging free radicals and has anti-inflammatory properties.
Beeswax - Beeswax improves the condition and texture of the skin. It also has a number of benefits in treating skin problems like acne, eczema, and dry skin. Beeswax helps to lock in skin moisture, thereby protecting the skin from environmental damage as well as helping keep the skin nice and soft. Beeswax contains powerful anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties that are all beneficial to the skin. Beeswax is excellent in helping treat dry skin. It is rich in vitamin A and its emollient properties help in the healthy development of skin cells. It is an excellent natural moisturiser. It is also really good at treating skin itchiness and dry skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis.
Castor Oil - Castor oil is great for treating skin conditions such as dry skin, acne and sunburn. Castor oil penetrates deep into the skin and stimulates the production of collagen and elastin. These help soften and hydrate the skin. It acts as a protective barrier on the skin which will protect it against harsh environmental conditions. It delays the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, making the skin smoother, softer and younger looking. Castor oil is an excellent skin moisturiser due to its high concentration of fatty acids which penetrate the skin easily. Castor oil boosts blood circulation to the follicles, leading to faster hair growth. The oil also has omega-6 essential fatty acids which are responsible for healthy hair.
100% RSPO/Certified Sustainable Palm Oil - Palm oil is an excellent natural conditioner. It strengthens beard hairs and makes them shiny, silky soft and moisturised. Palm oil is excellent for hair growth. It provides thorough conditioning, thickens hair and makes hair stronger. It is very high in vitamins A and E, the later being a strong antioxidant which helps the skin to fight free radicals that damage the skin, causing fine lines and wrinkles. It gives the skin a healthy glossy look without looking and feeling greasy. It provides much relief to itchy skin. The moisture content in palm oil is very beneficial for hair and skin. The Palm oil used is 100% RSPO/Certified Sustainable palm oil from Malaysia.
Aloe Butter - Aloe butter aids in rapid hydration of dry skin caused by eczema, psoriasis, rosacea, sun burn, wind burn, and general chapping. Aloe butter is very soothing for the skin and rapidly hydrates and moisturises the skin especially when it is dry. It has natural anti-inflammatory properties and is excellent for those with skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, rosacea as well as soothing sunburn and windburn.
Apricot Kernel Oil - Apricot oil is high in vitamins A, C, E and lycopene which makes it hugely beneficial for the skin. The vitamin C helps soften the skin and treats a variety of skin conditions without causing the skin to feel greasy. It reduces wrinkles and promotes skin elasticity. It helps unblock pores. Apricot Oil is especially good for sensitive skin. The vitamin A and essential fatty acids in Apricot oil help with keeping the skin really moisturised. Apricot oil is contains oleic and linoleic acids which are great for hair. Its high content of vitamins A and E makes it great for hydrating and conditioning hair. It is really good for treating dandruff and relieving skin conditions such as psoriasis, eczema, dermatitis and dry skin. The vitamin E in apricot oil supports healthy beard growth.
Pine Tar - this tar is extracted from pine tree trunks. Pine tar is excellent for soothing skin issues such as dermatitis, eczema psoriasis and rosacea, as well as skin flakiness such as beard dandruff, beard itching and dry skin beneath the beard. As it is an anti-inflammatory, it helps heal sunburn and is a natural insect repellant and antiseptic as well as soothing the skin.
Distilled water (i.e. de-ionised, de-mineralised water with all impurities removed) is used in the production of this soap to give an even smoother soap.
Phenoxyethanol is a very mild non-sulfate, paraben free preservative. Because soap is primarily water based and this soap contains no detergents, it is much more susceptible to bacteria, mold and yeast forming over time in it. Only a very small amount of phenoxyethanol is needed to prevent this from happening. Phenoxyethanol is considered a very safe and effective preservative when used in amounts approved (up to a 1% concentration) in leave-on and rinse-off water-based cosmetic products. Although phenoxyethanol looks and sounds like an alcohol (has "ethanol" in the title), it has completely different properties to alcohol/ethanol.
Unlike many other soaps claiming to be pine tar soap, this soap is made with real pine tar, not just scented with pine tar oil!
The scent is often described as being like a mixture of smoky bonfire, cigarettes, melting rubber and leather! It can be a bit of an acquired scent and is quite pungent, but it is worth taking a bit of time to get used to the scent and then to love it. The scent is very masculine and doesn't linger in the beard. The scent of this soap will not be to everyone's taste but it is amazing for beards.
The texture of the soap is a slightly softer than mass produced detergent based soaps. This is due to it being packed full of moisturising oils as well as the pine tar, and so it isn't as hard as mass produced commercial soaps. It gives a pretty good lather too (the lather is light brown from the pine tar).
This soap can be used as often as you wish and is great for removing oil, balm and other product residues from the beard.
After getting a little lather going, rub the soap simply rub it into your beard and then rinse out thoroughly with warm water. Pat (don't rub) the beard gently with a dry, soft, warm towel and while it is still slightly damp apply a little beard oil.
Scarf Face Pine Tar Beard Soaps weigh approximately:
- 25g each for the mini soap,
- 50g each for the standard sized soap,
- 100g (2 x 50g) each for the large soaps,
- 200g (4 x 50g) each for the extra large soaps.
No two bars are the same so they may vary very slightly in weight and size.
Like all BaldyBeardy products, upon first use just use a very small amount on a section of the skin to ensure that you do not have any allergies to any of the ingredients.
This soap is unsuitable for vegans (as it contains some beeswax). It comes wrapped in wax paper.
BaldyBeardy products do NOT contain:
- Fragrance oils/perfumes (synthetically produced oils, very cheap and not good for the skin),
- Alcohol (e.g. benzyl alcohol),
- Fractionated oils (e.g. liquified coconut oil with its most beneficial fatty acid, lauric acid, removed to increase shelf life),
- Petroleum/mineral oil based ingredients (e.g. petroleum jelly),
- Nut oils (e.g. hazelnut oil, peanut oil).
All batches of soap are tested using both Phenolphthalein (this is not in the soap itself, a small sample is removed, tested with the Phenolphthalein and then discarded) and litmus paper to ensure they have a neutral pH balance.