Some time ago I reviewed the Known Felon Moustache Wax and good it was too but since then the beard and moustache range has undergone a change and removed the petroleum jelly and gone for all natural ingredients. The look of the products has also gone through a number of shifts too so you may note that the labelling and such as you see here or elsewhere may not be the new style. As part of the new range there has been a welcome addition of beard oil and beard balm both of which accompanied the new formula moustache wax in a lovely little package in the rather unique Root beer scent. So there are the details, let’s get on with the products and as they all smell the same it makes complete sense to wrap our noses around that scent first.
The scent of Root beer is a little bit alien to me being a British chap having only a vague recollection of it being sold in Macdonald’s in my youth. I don’t ever recall tasting it and so its impossible to tell you if it does indeed serve to be a good mimic for the seemingly popular American tipple but I can tell you I love it! It’s a strong yet pleasant and warming aroma that smells a bit medicinal with elements of liquorice and aniseed that thumps you in the face and demands your attention. It also reminds me of the muscle rub type of smell but it’s not pungent, in fact it draws you in for a second sniff. It’s a triumph and a remarkable change to the regular scents available. The smell has good longevity too with scent letting you know it’s there for a good number of hours after in all three products which you can get here – www.knownfelon.bigcartel.com/
Ingredients: White Cosmetic Grade Filtered Beeswax, Virgin Organic Coconut Oil, Organic Olive Oil, Lanolin, Essential Oils, Vitamin E
Container type/size: 1. oz Push fit metal tin
This is comparable to the previous “old” wax though it is a little firmer to remove. It yields a nice ball of wax with the thumb nail push and goes into the hair very easily indeed. With your fingertips you will note the wax softens quickly allowing it to be easily applied to the hairs without the worry of it sticking or tugging, its not far off of gliding across them actually. I did use the comb to make sure there were no lumps more out of habit than necessity and shaping and styling was relatively easy.
We have a nice moderate holding wax here, enough to keep the shape of the curls but I did find that after a full day one side though still in a good curl had drooped forwards. In the centre some of my longer hairs slipped into my lipline but it wasnt a disaster and most likely due to the length of the hairs. This would suit those that need just a tiny bit of help to tame the hairs I think.
Ingredients: Cocoa Butter, Shea Butter, Aloe Butter, Cosmetic Grade White Filtered Beeswax, Sweet Almond Oil, Jojoba Oil, Coconut Oil,- Essential Oils and Vitamin E.
I loved wearing this stuff, from the cool heat sealed tub to prevent leakage in transit to the gloriously soft hair feeling it is a joy. It contains everything we have come to expect from high quality facial hair products and the combination of them is spot on. The balm turns into a fine lubricating oil in your fingers and the hairs can be coated with absolute ease. There is a delightful shine and the softening is certainly immediate and lasts a very long time. I was pleased that the wax level is just enough to give some light control without it feeling heavy or indeed too stiff. It’s a well balanced well crafted and beautifully executed beard balm that will leave you feeling happy and your hairs feeling good and looking great too.
Ingredients: Grapeseed Oil, Jojoba Oil, Coconut Oil, Argan Oil, Hempseed Oil, Sweet Almond Oil, Apricot Kernel Oil, Essential Oils, Vitamin E.
One thing that first comes across is the thought and care that has gone into this product and I’m not referring to the excellent ingredients. The plastic bottle comes with a very handy press pump dispenser meaning that it’s so easy to get a small amount of oil exactly where you want it without the fear of splashing it about. Also the clumsy out there will be comforted in knowing that should you drop the bottle the only drama you have to deal with is how far away the floor is. You will not spill it or break it so well played Known Felon! The function of the oil is top-notch great for softening the hairs and hydrating the skin. It has an effect on you that makes you feel a bit special, there is a mild tingle which is invigorating and once that dies down you have that smell which in case you have forgotten is amazing to compliment the healthy shine an vigour your hairs will have in wearing it.
I really think that the Known Felon range is one you might need to consider when you next need some new products for your facial hair. If I am honest I thought the moustache wax needed to be a little firmer for me to pull of a confident firm style but that is my experience and yours might differ. The balm and oil are very good indeed, I love to wear them both and the oil is great to leave in over night. Visit the webstore and you will see some other great looking scents and given my experience of the products past and present those others will be amazing too.