About Beard Czar

By HighYa Staff
Updated on: Jul 3, 2017

Whether you’ve got just a little stubble or a full on wizard thing happening, you don’t want just any beard; you want something that looks healthy, vibrant, and stylish.

To help you get there, Beard Czar claims their line of beard care and grooming products—for real, powerful men, no less!—use natural ingredients to help you grow, style, and tend to your beard. This includes dietary supplements, oils, and eBooks that can help you get the information you need.

Beards are all the rage these days, and you’re ready to get in on the action. Unless you want to look like something out of the Stone Age though, you need the know-how and tools to do things right.

Will Beard Czar’s products get you there? That’s what we’ll explore in this review:

Beard Czar’s Product Lineup

Overall, Beard Czar offers four different products:

Facial Hair Complex

This specially formulated supplement contains a blend of essential vitamins that promise to stimulate dormant hair follicles, provide nourishment and hydration, and improve growth. The company claims Facial Hair Complex will also “nourish the dermal matrix,” which may improve beard quality.

To experience these benefits, you’ll have to use the complex daily along with a regular beard care routine.

Beard Oil

Compared to their supplements, Beard Czar’s Beard Oil contains argan oil, which might hydrate and nourish your hair from the outside in. This same tonic will also make your beard more manageable for styling, and can reduce fallout and itchiness.

Phytoceramides

Another of Beard Czar’s supplements, Phytoceramides may help improve “collagen build up” (we’ll come back around to this term shortly). This can also nourish the dermal matrix and improve skin health, leading to improved growth and a softer texture.

Beard Czar Beard Comb

Beard Czar’s Beard Comb uses wooden teeth to help keep your facial hair looking its best (and perhaps even stimulate circulation and promote growth), while sporting a beautiful design and finish.

For best results, the company recommends using their Beard Comb in combination with their Beard Oil.

Beard Czar’s eBook

Titled "Beard Czar Beard Care," this e-guide claims to cover various topics that can help you choose products for the best results, read about everyday tips to improve beard health, provide a list of styles, and more.

Sure, these products sound great, but what do authoritative websites convey about the science behind these claims? Let’s take them one-by-one.

Are the Ingredients In Beard Czar’s Products Effective?

Facial Hair Complex

According to the supplement label on Beard Czar’s website, Facial Hair Complex contains:

Most of these vitamins play important roles in our body, so if we’re deficient for some reason, this can certainly cause reduced hair quality. And if a vitamin deficiency is severe enough, it can even lead to hair loss.

However, the reality is that unless you’re deficient, according to the summaries of the available clinical evidence as reported by organizations like the Natural Medicines Database and websites like WebMD and Examine.com, there’s little evidence showing that any of these ingredients can meaningfully improve hair health—whether on your head or face.

On top of this, we wondered why the Complex included forskolin, garcinia cambogia, green coffee bean, and caralluma, since the limited evidence clinical evidence reported by these same sites indicated they might have an effect on weight, but not on hair growth.

Eelated Article: Everything You Need to Know About Hair Supplements.

Finally, based on the clinical evidence, Facial Hair Complex’s ingredients probably won’t cause any side effects. In fact, other than flushing from niacin, you might not experience anything worse than mild digestive upset.

Beard Oil

The only ingredient found in Beard Czar’s Beard Oil is Argania spinosa, also known as Moroccan Argan Oil. This substance has been used for generations to help maintain soft, smooth hair, since it contains high levels of vitamin F and omega-6 fatty acids.

Recently, it’s been touted as a miracle hair product by hundreds of different companies. But other than adding manageability (about as well as any other conditioner), these sites indicated there’s little evidence showing argan oil can boost hair growth.

Also, because of its conditioning properties, remember that if you use too much or leave it in too long, argan oil can give your beard a greasy appearance.

Phytoceramides

Unlike the Facial Complex, there wasn’t a label for Phytoceramides on the Beard Czar website. However, we’re told it contains:

Like Facial Complex, we didn’t encounter a meaningful amount of clinical evidence showing these ingredients can boost hair growth or result in "collagen build up," as claimed by Beard Czar's manufacturer.

How Much Do Beard Czar Products Cost?

Beard Czar products are priced as follows:

  • Facial Hair Complex: $89.99
  • Beard Oil: $24.99
  • Phytoceramides Supplement: $89.99
  • Beard Comb: $9.99
  • eBook: $1.95

There was also a Special Offer listed on the Beard Czar website. Basically, you’ll pay $4.95 S&H to obtain a full-size bottle of Facial Complex, which will start your 14-day trial. Then, once the trial ends, you’ll be billed the full price of $89.99.

You’ll also continue receiving monthly shipments of Facial Complex and charged $89.99 each time.

Beard Czar’s products come with a 30-day refund policy, less S&H charges, although this only applies to unopened, unused merchandise (more about this next). If you don’t feel like shipping it back to the manufacturer, you can incur a $19.95 service fee and keep the product.

In order to request a refund, cancel or trial, or stop your recurring shipments, customer service can be reached at 888-302-5686 or support@beardczar.com.

An Important Note About Arbitration

Arbitration is a way of settling disagreements without going to court. While this might sound pleasant, it means that you’re waiving most of your legal rights, including a trial by jury or joining a class action lawsuit.

Why’s this important? Because as soon as you place an order on the Beard Czar website, you’re automatically bound to an arbitration agreement.

What Can We Learn From Beard Czar Reviews?

Since writing our original review, nearly 30 HighYa readers had offered feedback about their Beard Czar experiences, giving the company an average rating of 1.3 stars. What was everyone saying?

In general, most customer complaints seemed related to difficulties with the trial, high prices, and less-than-stellar support experiences.

The only other online feedback we found for Beard Czar during our research was on an older Reddit thread, although quite a few readers had chimed in about their experience.

Almost universally, these users noted that the company’s products should be avoided. Why?

As on HighYa, most complained they were unknowingly charged $90 after signing up for a “free” trial, and then were met with unhelpful customer service reps who refused to process a refund. Multiple customers complained that it took a week just for the product to ship, leaving them with very little time before being charged full price.

If you find yourself in this situation, one reader offered some potentially helpful advice:

“Politely disagreed with the charges. Was told there was nothing they can do the charge is already through and since I opened the product there is nothing they will do. I mentioned filing in conciliation court and that I felt tricked. Suddenly I was offered a 30% refund, I expressed I was not happy with that. Suddenly it went to a 50%refund. I said I still was unhappy at a price of $45 and didn't want to pay it. I then said I would just be filing in court. Suddenly I qualified for a full refund somehow.”

Are There Other Products Competing With Beard Czar?

We mentioned in the beginning that beards are extraordinarily popular, and as a result, hundreds (perhaps even thousands) of companies have appeared to meet the demand for grooming products.

In addition to Beard Czar, we’ve even written about popular options like Beardbrand and Dollar Beard Club, while others include Kiehl’s, The Art of Shaving, Zeus Beard Products, Age of Beard, and countless other independent manufacturers.

Given all these options, how can you decide which is the best for you? Like any other personal grooming product, much of the decision rests on your needs and personal preferences.

Note: It’s not our intent to promote any of these brands, as we have no relationship with them. As consumers ourselves, we’re simply reporting what we found during our online research.

For example, if price is your number one factor, it might be difficult to outdo Beardbrand, where you could find oils for as little as $1/mo, balms for $6/mo, and vitamins for $19/mo. They also sold two wooden combs for as low as $5.

Even on the higher end of the spectrum, Kiehl’s and Art of Shaving’s oils were both $27. You could also purchase a complete maintenance set through the latter for $60 (included wash, conditioner, and oil).

Focused more on customer ratings? While all of these third-party options seemed to come with higher customer feedback, Kiehl’s seemed to have the highest rating at the time of our research.

What about product selection? Beard Czar only offered one beard oil scent (and no waxes or balms), while Zeus offered four of each.

Is Beard Czar an Emperor With No Clothes?

The long and short of it is that, while some might be more advantageous than others, authoritative websites like the Natural Medicines Database indicate that the ingredients found in Beard Czar’s supplements and oils don’t carry sufficient clinical evidence showing they can meaningfully boost hair growth or health.

Given this, along with their less-than-stellar overall feedback from customers, their (sometimes much) higher prices than other brands and formulations, along with their minimal selection, it seems like Beard Czar’s products might deliver less overall value than much of the competition.

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29 Customer Reviews for Beard Czar

Average Customer Rating: 1.3
Rating Snapshot:
5 star: 0 4 star: 2 3 star: 0 2 star: 2 1 star:  25
Bottom Line: 7% would recommend it to a friend
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  • 3 out 5 people found this review helpful

    Not a horrible product, just overpriced and has those crappy trials attached

    • California,
    • Apr 26, 2017
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    I picked it up on eBay for like $50 a bottle with none of that autoship crap, and it was actually a decent product. My beard is growing faster and fuller. I mean nothing insane, but an obvious difference.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 17 out 17 people found this review helpful

    Don't buy unless your name is Bill Gates

    • Buffalo, NY,
    • Apr 18, 2017
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    This company is full of scammers. I've seen this product on Instagram, and I decided to give it a try. The free trial is only $4.95 because of shipping/handling. But after reading reviews about Beard Czar being a scam, I immediately called my bank company to cancel my debit card and afterward, I received a new debit card. But since my e-mail is linked to my bank account, I was receiving countless e-mails saying suspicious activities was going on with my account.

    While unsuccessful from having my old debit card number, they literally tried taking out at least $600 approximately. But since I bought the product on March 6, they literally charged me $44.99 on April 6. I didn't know how they did it, and I was so furious because I had a new debit card. Subsequently, I closed out my bank account to avoid the monthly charges. Unless you have ridiculously amount of money to waste, I don't recommend this product to anybody. I hope they go out of business soon and received prison time!

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 9 out 10 people found this review helpful

    Biggest sham

    • Southington, CT,
    • Apr 14, 2017
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    My son fell prey to the lure of a free trial offer for $4.95. Of course being 22, he didn't read the small print about recurring charges. Charges on his card weren't even from Beard Czar, but from other names they go under. We canceled and tried returning the unopened product for a refund, but all they did was say sorry and hang up. Emailing isn't any better. I finally got the Arizona Attorney General's office involved, and I got all my son's money back. If this company owes you money, contact the office.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 10 out 10 people found this review helpful

    Don't do it.

    • South Carolina,
    • Apr 10, 2017
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    Sure, they only charge $4.95 at first, but that's not it. It will then charge you $89 a month after your 14-day trial. You have to cancel by calling them within 14 days of buying it to avoid the monthly charge. Then you have to pay $40 for each bottle you bought to cancel it. I suggest locking your card right before you cancel.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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    • Jul 13, 2017

      Blake

      How do I cancel it?

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  • 3 out 3 people found this review helpful

    Misleading! Do not buy.

    Terrible and misleading service all in all.

    I checked my bank info and found a $45 pending charge on my account. I called Beard Czar, and the first thing the automated service said was "would you like to cancel your account?" I did so, and it then said that my account was canceled. I was transferred to a customer service representative who sounded like he had no idea what he was talking about. He told me since the charge was pending that it would not follow through since I canceled my account.

    Come to find out two days later it went through. I called, and they told me I received misleading info FROM THEIR WORKERS. Do NOT buy.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 15 out 16 people found this review helpful

    Terrible customer service

    • Georgia,
    • Mar 15, 2017
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    Do not do any type of business with this company. Terrible customer service. They get you by paying the $4.95 fee but don't mention anything about a $90 a month subscription. I haven't even gotten the product yet and canceled my membership.

    When I called support I was first surprised and happy to get someone from the States, however, when I asked why I had to pay $38 for a free trial he stated, "because you canceled your subscription." Then I followed with, "can I get a refund because this is obviously a scam." And his response was, "I'm sorry you feel that way," and didn't say anything else after that.

    I would like to figure out how to put a business like this out of business!

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 31 out 32 people found this review helpful

    Crooks

    • Maryland,
    • Feb 8, 2017
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    After they added products that I didn't order, I went to cancel the e-book and was charged $38.71 for using some automated canceling system when I talked to an operator.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 35 out 35 people found this review helpful

    Scam

    These people are nothing but scam artists and shouldn't be dealt with. I canceled my account and was told there wouldn't be any charges to my account, yet they charged me $88 and refused to give me a refund or connect me to a supervisor. If you're smart, you'll stay clear of these snake-oil salesmen.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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    • Feb 21, 2017

      Dani Smith

      We had a similar experience.

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  • 46 out 46 people found this review helpful

    My bad experience

    • California,
    • Jan 26, 2017
    • Verified Reviewer

    I have not received any product yet, not even the trial size. They hung up on me twice, but they agreed to refund me almost $90. I thought that was great, although I had to fight for it.

    I went back and noticed two other payments (of almost $90 each) that they took from my account in December. I have not looked for more yet. Again, I have not received one thing from them!

    I am going to the District Attorney on Monday, and if no satisfaction there, I will file a small claims case. I will fight them to the end because there is nothing fair about what they have done to me. I write this only so that others be careful.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 27 out 27 people found this review helpful

    When you cancel, they still charge you!

    • Burleson, TX,
    • Jan 24, 2017
    • Verified Reviewer

    So after speaking with someone from a company about canceling my service with them yesterday, that company STILL charged me. And this after I was PROMISED that I would not be getting any more charges.

    So I called the company, the person that I got was extremely rude. He said, "Sir, I don't see anything on my side and no records of the charged amount you're talking about." I told him I was looking and the amount that was taken out of my account. He then tried to tell me that if HE didn't see it, it didn't happen! I said I wanted to speak with a manager, and he said none were available. I told him I would wait, so then this gentleman then tells me "I am sorry I could not resolve your issue today, have a nice day" and then HUNG UP on me.

    I will NEVER do business with them again and would NEVER suggest anyone do business with them either!

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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    • Mar 22, 2017

      Aj

      So I got the product in the mail, and I'm wondering if I will get charged still. I emailed them saying that I wanted my account canceled. I got an email response that the account was canceled, and I will not have any further charges, besides shipping and no billing charges. Will they still charge me?

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  • 22 out 23 people found this review helpful

    Don't get

    • Grand Rapids, Michigan,
    • Jan 24, 2017
    • Verified Reviewer

    I had ordered this product thinking, "hey what they heck, $4 is nothing, why not?" But then, I learned that they had charged me $89.99 without me knowing.

    I called the customer service, and at first, there was nothing I could do. But as I pushed and pushed, informing the person of their 100% money back guarantee, I was able to climb to a 45% refund. More pushing and threatening legal action bumped it up to 50%. I still pushed and yelled, and them miraculously I got a special one-time offer of 100% money back. Fancy that.

    If you want your money back, you have ever to be firm. They will try and tell you there is nothing you can do, but there is. Don't stop until you get the full refund.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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    • Mar 22, 2017

      Aj

      Will I still get charged for it? When I asked for a refund, they told me that my account was canceled, and nothing but shipping would be charged. Is this true that no further billing charges will be made?

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