Presenting BAZAAR Man’s very first Grooming Awards featuring the lotions, potions, serums, and scents that make a lasting impression. Our judging panel of cool gents tested products and treatments to bring you the “cream” of the crop.
BEST FACIAL ESSENCE
SK-II Men Facial Treatment Essence
SK-II Men Facial Treatment Essence contains over 90 percent Pitera and is specially formulated for men. It helps to firm up skin and reduce the appearance of oil for a smooth and clear complexion.
FRAGRANCE OF THE YEAR
Almost undefinable, the scent’s interpretation differs with every user. “When we began to work on Gucci Mémoire d’une Odeur, I tried to imagine the recollection of a scent that couldn’t easily be identified; a hybrid scent that resembles memory as much as possible,” says Alessandro Michele. With the tenderness of Indian coral jasmine petals, warm sandalwood, and subtle cedarwood, it makes for a classic fragrance that’s unassigned with a gender or a time.
BEST MAKE-UP BASE
Dior Backstage Face & Body Primer
The innovative hybrid formula for this face and body primer is a true skin enhancer. It can be worn alone for a natural finish, or as a base under foundation, with its buildable coverage and 24-hour hydration.
BEST ALL-IN-ONE MOISTURISER
Dior Sauvage All Purpose Moisturiser
Containing 100 percent natural cactus, it improves skin’s texture while combating signs of ageing. It has a matt effect which leaves the user looking refreshed. “This all-purpose moisturiser offers fantastic hydration. Its light, velvety texture is soaked up by the skin naturally and does not leave behind an oily residue,” says Benjamin Price.
MOST LUXURIOUS MOISTURISER
Chanel Bleu De Chanel 2-In-1 Moisturizer For Face And Beard
It hydrates the entire face in a single step, leaving the skin moisturised,even under the beard, for up to eight hours. Facial hair is soft and smooth. Its texture penetrates quickly into skin without a sticky sensation or residues on the beard. Scented with the aromatic woody accord of Bleu De Chanel, it can be used by all men, whether they sport a beard, a moustache, or are clean-shaven.