This review was originally written by our mate Zec Richardson for his blog, Sat on My Butt. He has generously allowed us to repost it here for our audience.
I’m not going to lie, I was really unsure about how this beard oil would smell, its Cedarwood, Vanilla and Tobacco and its the tobacco that had me concerned, I’m a non smoker and I really couldn’t understand why you would want a tobacco smell on your beard?
I’m pleased to say that my concerns weren’t valid, ‘Corktown’ smells amazing, its weird because you definitely get that tobacco smell and yet as a non smoker I like it. I love the Vanilla in this oil and I think it’s that marriage of vanilla oil with the tobacco that makes it work!
This oil is based on a blend of Sweet Almond, Vitamin E, Sunflower Seed, Safflower Seed, Rice Bran, Apricot Kernel, Avocado and Wheat Germ carrier oils.
The Detroit Grooming oils will keep giving off that amazing scent all day long, they leave your beard feeling soft and with a slight hold to keep it looking good all day with a nice shine without being too greasy.
This is what Detroit Grooming have to say about this oil on their website
Named after the oldest neighborhood in Detroit, we’ve been told that our Corktown Beard Oil scent is reminiscent of the old world. Perhaps of a simpler time, when a man never let a day go by without putting in hard work, and knew how to kick his feet up when he got home to relax with the smell of sweet tobacco in his pipe. Corktown is an easy scent that is sweet and yet mild enough to let you know that you can relax all day as our pleasingly scented oil goes to work in your hard earned beard. Expertly blended, the cedarwood, vanilla, and tobacco, will draw you back in your chair with that rare kind of satisfaction.
Our foundation of Sweet Almond Oil is loaded with many skin and hair benefits. Rich in vitamins A, B and E, Sweet Almond Oil helps in maintaining moisture levels of the skin and gets absorbed quickly without blocking pores like so many other oils. Whether you’re looking to improve your complexion, moisturize better, soothe skin irritation by relieving dryness, nourish your skin, or even cure the chapped lips hiding in your beard, this is exactly what you need. That’s just your skin! In the hair? Well, almond oil is rich in magnesium, gets rid of split ends, and leaves your beard shiny and soft. It is a reparative solution that can be used daily to saturate deeper than most oils and reverse damage. It contains a higher content of mono-saturated fatty acids than any other oil, making it the most intensely moisturizing oil available. It’s chock-full of antioxidants and proteins to repair your skin and hair!
I now need to make myself look really stupid, I normally only allow family to notice but when I review an oil I do so whilst laid on the settee, this is why I use ‘satonmybutt’ for the reviews, disability means I am normally just sat on my butt all day. Any how, I used the information that was available on Detroit Grooming’s website and they only list Sweet Almond Oil as the base and I criticised the simple base for their oils. In actual fact they have a very nice base but have chosen to not list those carrier oils. My apologies Detroit Grooming, a valuable lesson learnt!