Beard Balm vs Beard Butter: This post will be a short version of the long answer. True beard butter does very little for styling/holding and delivers the perfect combo of oils and butters for beard health. It’s softer and emulsifies quickly. Balm is great for hold and provides nourishment to your beard as well. As with everything TRUNK of MAN® makes, we test it on men with actual beards. Our products are developed and tested before we release.We can’t in good conscious sell products for the hell of selling them. That’s like not having a beard and selling beard products. You can’t trust men with no whiskers.