About Beard Czar

By HighYa Research Team
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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Average Customer Rating: 1.3
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Bottom Line: 7% would recommend it to a friend
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  • 54 out 61 people found this review helpful

    These guys screwed me out of $180

    Don't buy this product! It may work but they tricked me on the free trial. After 14 days they charged me for a 30 day subscription I didn't want. They took my money I needed to pay bills with and plus I had to order a new card. Stay away from this product.

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

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  • 50 out 50 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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  • 39 out 39 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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  • 36 out 37 people found this review helpful

    Crooks

    • Maryland,
    • Feb 8, 2017
    • Verified Reviewer

    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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  • 29 out 31 people found this review helpful

    Beware

    • California,
    • Sep 30, 2016
    • Verified Reviewer

    Unless you plan 100% on using this product monthly and not just doing the "free" trial, DO NOT BOTHER.

    I planned on trying the free trial (which isn't stated very clearly that you WILL pay for the first bottle if you use it). I ordered it last night and canceled this morning. The website states that after 14 days you will begin being charged monthly, presumably for subsequent bottles; however, they do mean the "free" one as well.

    Anyways, I read more and more last night and got more and more skeptical; concluding with someone from "USPS shipping department" calling to confirm details with me, including my credit card number. Too fishy for me.

    So I called to cancel at which point I was given a ridiculous line of bs. Starting with “We'd like you to keep the first bottle and we'll only charge $45” to which I said “NO PERIOD” I got the “hold please” and then they informed they will cancel and there will just be a cancellation fee of $19.99 and I can keep the bottle.

    I said, “There is no cancellation fee because I agreed to a free 14-day trial, this is day one. You'll cancel it and if I receive any charges whatsoever, I will take legal action”.

    After a long hold again while they conferred, And then just said, “Thank you, sir, everything is canceled and there will be no further charges.”

    Bottom line is, I don't think it's a scam per se, in that I'm sure the product is legitimate and may help some people accomplish what they intend to. However, their top priority is to get whatever amount of money they can out of you, even if it's hoping you'll give up and agree to a bogus cancellation fee. Just be careful and like I said, don't bother unless you're committed to keeping it.

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

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  • 29 out 29 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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  • 25 out 27 people found this review helpful

    Scam? Nah. Just read the fine print, and stand your ground!

    • Easton, PA,
    • Dec 24, 2016
    • Verified Reviewer

    Okay, I have a real hard time calling Beard Czar a scam in any way. I don't work for them, I don't like them, and I think the product sucks.

    But when I signed up for the free 14-day trial, it was made abundantly clear to me that I had 14 days from the time I clicked send to cancel that 2nd shipment. If I did not, I would be charged $89.99 per bottle until I did cancel (or until Beard Czar goes out of business, it won't be long).

    I waited until I knew the shipment had arrived, then called to cancel. I was first told that they could offer me my monthly shipment at half the price ($44.95), I declined, saying I wanted to try the product before committing any further funds.

    When I pushed to cancel, the gentleman on the phone told me I needed to send the bottle back (keep note of this for later) otherwise, it costs 50 dollars to cancel because I have received a bottle of Beard Czar already. I told him that was not the case.

    I said I read the fine print, and the first bottle costs me $4.95 and that was it. He then offered to cancel me for 30 dollars. I said no. He then offered to cancel me for 10 dollars (see a pattern here, they want money, no matter how much) and I explained to him it's not about the ten dollars, it's about the fact that nowhere in the fine print does it say that I have to pay for the first bottle.

    I read everything twice before giving my info. I am aware of all types of scams, I never even pay attention to things like this, but my beard is of particular importance.

    I read everything twice and the only fee I would have to pay after the initial $4.95 was the $89.99/month if I did not cancel within 14 days. I simply told him again, “It's not about the money, it's that you have no legal authorization to charge my card”. He then said, “I've processed your cancellation, your card will not be charged again.”

    Sidenote: I received a 60 pill bottle, with only 45 capsules inside. My biggest concern with Beard Czar at the moment is not that they are scamming people, but rather that they are making people send the bottles back who try to cancel and then re-sending them to new customers. How any company could put 60 capsules in the bottle and send a customer 45 is beyond me.

    I contacted the company, they are sending me bottle 2, free of charge, no subscription re-activation necessary. But the 45 capsule thing really has me bothered.

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

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  • 24 out 25 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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  • 24 out 24 people found this review helpful

    Don't buy unless your name is Bill Gates

    • Buffalo, NY,
    • Apr 18, 2017
    • Verified Reviewer

    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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  • 23 out 27 people found this review helpful

    Scam!

    If I could give 0 stars I would. This is a total scam. 2 different companies charged me 2 times for the same product. When I called the first number, they said they had no affiliation with the other. The second number I called confirmed they were associated with the previous company. When I expressed, I did not want this product they advised me they would not issue a refund. Same story with the other number I called. I only received one bottle of supplements, yet they claimed they had a confirmation for the second shipment, but that was a lie. I never received anything else.

    When I called the first company back and after asking to speak to a manager, Deja informed me she could issue a 30% refund. I declined and still asked to talk to a manager. After further arguing, I asked again to speak to a manager and after a brief hold, she was able to "authorize" a 50% refund. I still declined and requested to talk to a manager. After another brief hold, I was told she was actually able to authorize a 100% refund. Before I could even ask for how much exactly that would be (because I was charged twice, $88.99 and $89.99), I received an email stating, I would be granted a refund of $88.99.

    I threatened to take them to court if a refund was not issued. They said, “I should receive it within 5-30 business days”. We'll see if that actually happens. In the meantime, I will be calling my bank to let them know those charges were NOT authorized because they were not in fact authorized.

    If your "terms and agreements" page is longer than car insurance documents, you're doing it wrong. Become a legitimate seller of a product and you MIGHT, just MAYBE would get a halfway decent review.

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

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  • 22 out 24 people found this review helpful

    Scam, "0" stars

    I would NEVER in my life deal with them again.

    I purchased the item two months ago and then canceled my membership in a couple of weeks because the item does not work!

    So today I look at my account and see that $67.65 was taken out. So I called them to let them know that I canceled my membership and was wanting a refund because I wasn't satisfied. Long story short, I was hung up on four times and was told there was no supervisor or manager, or that they are busy right now.

    This company is a scam, DON'T buy.

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

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