Brisk was founded in 2014 when they saw a gap in the market for mid-price range products. Since then, they have expanded their range and last year revamped their look. Check out what I thought in my Brisk Beard Oil Review.
What did I get?
I did cheat a little here as I already had the Citrus Beard Oil which I received before they re branded. This was when their packaging looked a little different!
I had used it before but never thought of putting it to my 5 factor testing so I decided to give it a go.
I actually had a couple of oils but I chose to go with the Citrus as it was unopened so would represent the brand better.
I quite liked the old branding if I’m honest with the bear in a jacket. My presumption is that they were aiming for a wider market and with the introduction of more products that aren’t beard related it makes sense.
Testing the beard oil.
For those of you who have read my reviews before you know I like to at least rinse my beard before testing an oil. So that’s what I did! Rinsed, patted dry and got hold of the bottle.
The citrusy fragrance hit me straight away and was pleasant. I do like a citrus oil and this did not disappoint. So, I went about applying it to my beard. Let’s look at the 5 factors I use.
As I mentioned before the scent gave off a real citrusy vibe. Lemon was the overriding fragrance giving it a fresh, zesty smell. In the background there was a bit of tangy grapefruit which only added to the zest.
As I applied it to my beard and moustache it bizarrely reminded me of pancake day. You know when you squeeze the lemon over the pancake. I like it when an oil reminds me of something, it makes it more personal.
This is where it lets itself down. I was out for about an hour walking and pottering in the garden and the scent had all but disappeared.
I prefer a scent that lasts into the afternoon but this one barely made it past breakfast! Such a shame considering how nice the initial scent was.
Obviously you can add more during the day which will enhance the smell for longer. Ultimately though, you need that scent to hang around for a minimum of 3 hours.
My beard felt soft and smooth which almost made up for the staying power. It soaked in nicely and when spread really covered the beard well.
The soft feeling did fade away in the early afternoon but I was out in the sun for a couple of hours. This can affect the performance of some oils, especially the mid range ones.
The oil didn’t make my skin feel greasy so it did it’s job there. However, I didn’t feel that it really benefited my skin as it didn’t feel as soft in this area. I could tell it wasn’t going to irritate the skin and this is a good sign.
It wasn’t the best on the skin but it certainly wasn’t the worst and overall it did the basic job it needed to do.
Value For Money.
At £6.99* for 50ml it certainly represents good value. (*Price correct at time of writing. Price taken from amazon.co.uk.) It is situated nicely in the mid range beard oils and the price is good for what it does.
They offer a subscription through their amazon page which will save you a little of money. They do sell through Boots and Waitrose as well but the prices tend to be higher.
If you are looking for something to fit within a limited budget then you could do worse. The scent is nice and it makes your beard feel soft. The major downside is its staying power but the price does make up for this though.
Overall it’s a good mid range oil that will serve its purpose. It is ideal for those that are experimenting with growing a beard, but for those that are more dedicated there are better oils out there. You can buy the Brisk products by clicking on the amazon link below.
Check out my video below to see what I thought of this oil.
If you are looking for a more premium oil then have a read of my Bartel’s Beard Oil Review.
Take care and keep growing brothers
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