Website: The excellent website is here
Price when purchased: £10
Delivery feedback: As always a top-notch service, the package arrived quickly with a little note and some very nice stickers too.
Container type/size: 20 ml in a rather cool slip cover dog tag tin. I really like this tin, ideal for your pocket and nicely different to others of the sort with a brushed metal and a subtle etched logo.
Ingredients: Apricot kernel oil, coconut oil, argan oil, jojoba oil, beeswax, shea butter and soy wax plus the scent oils
The scents are lifted directly from the oil range of scents and I am fortunate enough to have two of them, the “Fresh” which contains grapefruit, spearmint and rosewood, and the “Spicy” which consists of the delightful amber, frankincense, neroli, sandalwood and ho wood. I went into detail about the scents in my Bearface beard oil review, so rather than repeat myself you can pop over and read my thoughts there. What I will say is that the scents transfer perfectly into the moustache wax and are both really good under your nose having just the right amount of strength. Its intense in the tin but once on your face it dies down and throughout the day does enough to give you a reminder that you are wearing it.
The wax is actually quite firm in the tin and reminded me a little of candlewax that has heated and is just setting, or maybe cake icing or as I believe my American chums call it “frosting.” It has an element of resistance as you extract it but it comes out none the less without too much drama in fine ribbons of wax as you push your thumb across the surface. Once in contact with your skin you will note that the wax begins to soften and though not necessary you can speed things along with a warm hairdryer if you wish and this might help a little in spreading the wax over the hairs which is a pleasantly simple affair. Over the course of a week I tried a number of different approaches with the wax as you can see in the pictures below. Light in the centre and heavier on the curls fared well as did the English style with the wax responding favourably to quite a heavy application, easy to shape and style using the warm blast from the dryer then cool to set it. I also tried the wax very lightly in an attempt to see how it functioned in a more natural styling and using the comb to fan the hairs out which was easy and the results were pleasing. In all a confident and simple application that needed a bit of extra care and attention in my trouble spot at the corner of my mouth, but I faced the day in confident style.
The Bearface Moustache Wax has a decent medium hold, I mean good reliable and sound hold with the capability of managing some strong styling. It’s not rock solid which I don’t believe is essential unless you want competition grade show stopping quality, this is a product aimed at those in need of a quick, practical and reliable wax. It delivers this rather well and in my trial days I was impressed how well in behaved holding the overall shape of either the curls or the straight out English. You can see in some of the pictures that there was a small element of unravelling with a few hairs breaking away from the given shape but these were minor. There is a flexible rigidity which I realise is a weird thing to say but use it and you might get what I mean.
I’ve been a fan of the brand for a while and the Bearface guys and gal have always been supportive of me and the waffle I emit here, so much so that I have to let you in on a secret. Some time back I got sent some trial samples to offer feedback on how best to develop the moustache wax Bearface were trying to create, I offered my views on those prototypes and along with the input of others we have this wax here. I gave honest feedback on the originals and I have done the same here with the final product, it’s an easy to use wax that styles well and has a decent hold for day-to-day use. It was very easy to remove using oil and the hairs seems to suffer no ill effects or trauma. If you fancy trying it out head on over the Bearface Website and tell them I sent you.