Mondays are fast becoming my favourite day. I love reviewing products and sharing my thoughts and opinions with you all! With that in mind I give you my Big Phat Beard Mercury Air Review.
Who are Big Phat Beard?
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Let’s get into the Big Phat Beard Mercury Air review.
Mercury Air grabs your nostril hairs and rips them out as it makes its way through the nasal passage and into your brain. The Lemongrass is so powerful it scrambles your senses, turns you upside down and punches you repeatedly on the nose. I mean that in a good way though!
This scent brings me memories of when I was a young lad at the sweet shop. I always wanted the Sherbet Lemons every time as I loved getting the fizz from the sherbet once I had cracked the sweet open. I love it when certain scents ignite a memory, It really gives it that added feel of being made just for me!
You get a hint of Black Pepper which adds a kick to keep things ticking over nicely! The Frankincense lurks under everything else and grinds the black pepper into a softer, but still spicy, scent. As usual, John has done his homework and research with these oils. They naturally compliment each other with the Black Pepper and Lemongrass blending really well. The Frankincense just finishes everything off nicely.
The Lemongrass gives you that powerful smack in the face for a good 45 minutes before it starts to slowly back away. The Black Pepper keeps it all going for another couple of hours giving you a milder, more comfortable scent. As everything dies down you get a solid 5 hours or so from the scent. It is actually quite nice to let it go after the initial explosion as it is a very sweet smelling oil.
One thing I did notice during a walk in the woods, was that the midges loved it. They were all over my beard like flies around shit. The sweet smell attracted them to my beard and it needed a few comb throughs to get rid of them.
Benefits, Originality and Value For Money
I don’t need to add anything regarding these as they have all been mentioned in the last review and you can read the whole thing by clicking here.
Wait, I will add a little something to the benefits section with regards to the Jojoba oil that John uses in his oil. Big Phat Beard actually use Golden Jojoba which is slightly different to clear Jojoba. Golden Jojoba is cold pressed and unrefined, meaning that you get more benefits from the oil itself. This makes sense when you compare it to other brands that use clear Jojoba. The Golden one is a superior carrier in all ways. More to come on carrier oils in a separate blog!
This is the new section that I have added in as I feel that the labelling of products is often overlooked. It is extremely important to make sure that all the relevant information and wording is correct. This helps customers understand what they are putting in their beard and any potential allergens that might affect them and their health.
There are certain things that must be included on the label, the packaging box or a card that comes with the product. This is part of the EU legislature for cosmetic products and is a legal requirement. I know we are no longer part of the EU but the UK will continue to use this law until they have time to rewrite them. The essential things that must be on the label are as follows…
- The name and address of the company or responsible person and the country of origin (if imported into the EU).
- The net content by weight or volume if more than 5 grams or 5 ml.
- Date of minimum durability if less than 30 months. Longer lasting products should have an indication of how long they will last once opened plus any info on storage conditions.
- Any precautionary information such as instructions for use or allergens.
- Batch Number or reference.
- The function of the product if it is unclear from its appearance.
- A list of ingredients under the word ‘ingredients’ in descending order of weight when they are added. Not necessary if less than 1%. The names of the ingredients should use the International Nomenclature of Cosmetic Ingredients. For example; Jojoba oil should be listed as Simmondsia Chinensis. The reason for this is because these names don’t change between languages whereas the common names can be different depending on where in the world you are.
Big Phat Beard Labels
So, on the bottle of Mercury Air that I have there is an issue with the labelling. It has the scientific names for the ingredients and the date of minimum durability which is 12 months. There is also the net weight/volume of 30ml but it is lacking in other areas.
Being lucky enough to own more than one product from BPB I know that John is making changes. It is a very expensive process so he is currently going through each scent profile, one at a time. all new products, such as the Lunar Solace Beard Butter, are 100% compliant with the labelling requirements.
They also have a list of the company address, allergens and all other essential information on the website. This is good as it gives people the chance to see the allergens before they buy a product. all companies should do this on their website in my opinion.
Big Phat Beard is widely regarded as one of the best brands in the UK at the moment. John, the owner, is an extremely knowledgeable person and he also helps out within the community. he offers advice to new companies and is very supportive. It is one of the reasons I love the UK Beard Community so much. There is a lot of respect for each other from most brands, reviewers and customers alike.
Back to Mercury Air! This is one of my favourite scents from BPB and that is saying something! The mix of feelings that arise from the first sniff to the lasting goodness in my beard is a wonderful experience. It isn’t an oil that I would use everyday though and would avoid if I was going anywhere that midges or flies might be lurking.
It is great for those mornings where you struggle to get out of bed and lack any sort of motivation. This gives you a wake up call that lasts through the morning and a bit longer. Another exceptional product from the master alchemist himself. If you want to buy anything from Big Phat Beard then click the banner below.
Thank you for reading my Big Phat Beard Mercury Air Review. Don’t forget to check out my last blog Losing my direction and keep checking back on the website for lots more on its way!
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