Beer: Your Beauty Regimen’s New Best Friend
Beer knurds, rejoice. Now you can bring happy hour into the bathroom.
A round of hair and skincare companies have taken craft beer from your glass to your grooming routine with soap, lotions, shave creams, shampoos, conditioners, and more. Turns out, beer has plenty more benefits than just making your bar time a little bit better.
In the brewing process, malted barley releases B vitamins and proteins that nourish and condition the skin and hair while hop flowers release their antioxidant-packed essential oils that serve as protection from the elements.
So beer really does make everyone look better. No beer goggles are required with this list of ale-infused products.
Damn Handsome Old-School Shave Cream
Leave the cans for your next craft beer selection — not your shaving cream. Damn Handsome Grooming Co.’s Old-School Shave Cream kicks the tin to the curb with a natural-based, nourishing formula in a screw-top jar. The organic hops help calm irritated skin while a fresh blend of oils leave an earthy, clean scent. American Ale delivers classic notes of sandalwood, cedar, and white musk; while Hoppy Mint features cooler notes of mint and eucalyptus. Scotch Ale is a bold choice with tobacco, all-spice, and mandarin. Oh, and there are matching beer-infused aftershave gels to top off that shave. Just don’t shave under the influence.
Craftsman Soap Company Vegan Beer Soap
Washing your mouth out with soap may actually be tempting when it comes to Craftsman Soap Company’s Vegan Beer Soap. The natural, artisan soap is handmade with beer from Los Angeles, California’s Golden Road Brewery plus shea and cocoa butters for a creamy, stable lather and olive oil for hydration and conditioning. The soap set includes a citrusy Golden Road Hefeweizen, a brown ale eucalyptus with “Get Up Offa That Brown,” an activated charcoal woods IPA in a woodsy, spice blend, and a hops and barley soap scrub made with “Wolf Among Weeds IPA.”
Bohemian Lager Body Butter
Handmade with shea butter, cocoa butter, and jojoba oil, the Bohemian Lager Body Butter is truly a creamy, hydrating potion for your skin. The formula is brewed with richly aged lager that’s been blended with nuances of creamy pumpkin, dark patchouli, oak resin and subtle spice. Smelling like beer never looked so good.
BRÖÖ Craft Beer Hair: Shampoo and Conditioner
Beer hair in all its nourished and conditioned glory can be yours with the BRÖÖ crew of shampoos and conditioners that were inspired by the DIY beer-rinse home remedy for shiny, healthy, and strong hair. In that spirit, the main ingredient in every product is all-malt, freshly-hopped craft beer, as it should be. BRÖÖ your ’do with the brand’s full collection, including moisturizing, thickening, and invigorating options, each packing a punch with craft brews, all-natural fragrances, and no sulfates, phthalates, parabens, or other harsh chemicals and preservatives. We say go for the “Hydrating” dark, rich oatmeal porter shampoo and conditioner that’s a soothing libation for your hair — plus it delivers a decadent vanilla, toffee, and caramel fragrance with a subtle chocolate and coconut finish.
Redken Clean Brew Extra Cleansing Shampoo
A premium mix of malt, brewer’s yeast, and orange zest provides hardcore cleansing in Redken’s Clean Brew Shampoo, eliminating dirt and oil while helping to purify the scalp. Since alcohol does include that vitamin B action, the product will likely add some healthy shine, too.
Duross & Langel Beer Shampoo
By now, you’ve probably gotten the point that beer does a head of hair plenty of good. Duross & Langel also has a beer shampoo that really focuses on restoring the quality of your strands. It features the natural extracts of barley and hops to thicken follicles by back-filling each strand with natural sugars along with a vitamin B5, creatine, and keratin protein complex for ultimate hair health. Unlike most formulas, the shampoo won’t dry out hair or change the pH levels.
Carlsberg Beer’d Beauty
Carlsberg beer isn’t just proud of their renowned brews; they are flaunting all the antioxidants and antibacterial acids in their premium hops, which form the basis of their Beer’d Beauty. The company recently introduced a new beer-infused shave gel, aftershave cream, and mustache cream to go with their shampoo and body lotion. Anyone who loves a Carlsberg lager will want to guzzle these grooming products that each feature 200 milliliters of freeze-dried beer for maximum results — and an impressive “beer’d,” to say the least. Cheers, indeed.