Grooming Awards: The Winners

David Gandy

Grooming Awards: The Winners

We doff our sizable cap to the champs of 2011

This morning the creme (or pomade) de la creme of the male grooming world gathered for breakfast, and more to the point, to receive their ShortList Grooming awards 2011. Not many sausages were eaten, to be honest. If you want to purchase any of the products you can do so at the special ShortList pop-up store in Harrods' Gentlemen's lounge. David Gandy, however, isn't for sale...

FACE OF TODAY: D&G model David Gandy (above)

BEST NEW MEN’S FRAGRANCE: Chanel Bleu de Chanel eau de toilette pour homme; £58 for 100ml; chanel.com “The leap into contemporary masculine fragrance for a brand steeped in iconic deco heritage is a brave one. With Bleu, Chanel has made such a transition look effortless” Adrian Clark - Award winning style director of ShortList and editor of ShortList Mode

BEST MEN’S MOISTURISER/SERUM: Nubo Cell Dynamic; The Essence £200 for 30ml; harrods.com “Instant brightening and tightening of the skin with amazing anti-ageing results seen in a very short period of time” Annalise Quest - General merchandise manager of beauty at Harrods

BEST SHAVING PREPARATION PRODUCT: Clarins Men Skin Difference; £28 for 2x15ml; 0800-036 3558 “Non-oily in texture, feels good to shave with plus features attractive and innovative packaging” Fadi El Rachdi - Master Barber at The Refinery grooming emporium, he has an impressive list of celebrity clients

BEST MEN’S BODY WASH/SCRUB: Molton Brown Re-Charge Black Pepper Body Wash £17 for 300ml; moltonbrown.co.uk “This really did recharge my skin, leaving it feeling amazing. The fragrance is very refreshing” James Read - Tanning expert with a bespoke salon at the Sanderson Hotel

BEST SUNCARE PRODUCT Lancaster Sun Sport Multi-Protection Water + Sweat Resist Express Mist (SPF15) £20 for 125ml; 0800-376 0688 “This is a spray that has a clever 360-degree nozzle and it absorbs quickly into the skin. It is also great for outdoor sports” James Read

BEST MEN’S FACIAL CLEANSER/EXFOLIATOR Lab Series Skincare For Men Multi-Action Face Wash £16 for 100ml; 0870-034 2566 “This formed a lather on the skin that gave a feeling of a thorough wash. The fragrance is refreshing and a great wake-up call first thing in the morning” Annalise Quest

BEST RAZOR/SHAVER Gillette Fusion Power Gamer £9.99; gillette.com “Fierce competition in the shaving sector, not to mention competitive pricing, should have distracted us from the Gillette juggernaut. This revolutionary razor is head and shoulders above the rest” Ahmed Zambarakji - Award winning journalist and founder of revered male grooming blog The Exfoliator

BEST NEW MEN’S HAIR-STYLING/GROOMING PRODUCT: VO5 Extreme Style Matt Wax £3.29 for 75ml; vo5.co.uk “Hair looks and smells good — clean and smooth without making it look greasy” Johnnie Sapong - Celebrity hairdresser, described by The Sunday Times as ‘probably the best hairdresser in the world’

BEST NICHE FRAGRANCE Creed Aventus eau de parfum £123 for 75ml; 0800-123 400 “An alluring mix of citrus and fruity notes with soft floral undertones, from an iconic fragrance house” Adrian Clark

BEST NEW MEN’S HAIR CARE Kérastase Homme Capital Force Daily Treatment Shampoo (Anti-Dandruff Effect) £14.30 for 250ml; kerastase.co.uk “A fresh and purifying smell, this shampoo also works well as a treatment for dandruff, keeping hair and scalp clean” Johnnie Sapong

BEST NEW GROOMING GADGET (ELECTRIC OR BATTERY-OPERATED) Philips SensoTouch 3D (RQ1280) Rotary Shaver £270; boots.com “A fantastic hybrid electric shaver that has all the convenience of a dry shaver with all of the closeness of a wet shave. One day, all electric shavers will be like this” Ahmed Zambarakji

BEST NEW MEN’S ANTI-AGEING PRODUCT Clinique Repairwear Laser Focus Wrinkle & UV Damage Corrector £35 for 30ml; clinique.co.uk “Another excellent product from Clinique, achieving the results it claims in a relatively short period” Catherine Bossom

BEST MEN’S BODY MAINTENANCE PRODUCT Right Guard Xtreme Silver Antibacterial Anti-Perspirant Deodorant £1.79 for 150ml; boots.com “Harnessing the antibacterial properties of the precious metal that it contains within its formula, this maximum-strength deodorant offers round-the-clock protection” Adrian Clark

BEST NEW SHAVING PRODUCT Nivea For Men Arctic Freeze 2-in-1 Wash & Shave Gel £4.25 for 100ml; boots.com “This innovative product has a great smell, working into a nice lather. Also has very alluring packaging” Fadi El Rachdi

BEST EYE-CARE PRODUCT L’Oréal Paris Men Expert Hydra Energetic Ice Cool Eye Roll-On £10.99 for 10ml; 0800-030 4032 “A really cooling, pleasant texture and easy to use. A staple eye-care product” Catherine Bossom

BEST CLASSIC MEN’S FRAGRANCE Hermès Terre D’Hermès eau de toilette £49.50 for 50ml; 0844-800 3752 “Elegant and refined, this creation captures freshness, spice and warmth with fantastic diffusion” Roja Dove

BEST NEW MEN’S GROOMING RANGE Kings; various prices; kings1965.com “This range successfully taps into the modern ideal of fusing heritage and traditional grooming values with a contemporary and unexpected twist” Adrian Clark, ShortList style director

‘EVERY MAN SHOULD HAVE ONE’ AWARD Acqua di Parma Colonia eau de cologne £45 for 50ml; 01932-233861 “A sweet, powdery base underscores the aromatic freshness of this classic creation” Roja Dove, former Guerlain perfumer

GROOMING INNOVATION AWARD Wilkinson Sword Hydro 5 Razor £8.19; shavehydro.co.uk “Six years in the making and Wilkinson came up with a razor that features a solid lubricant to re-hydrate your skin as you shave and a cunning guard that smooths out the landscape of your cheek to prevent any unwanted nicks and cuts” Ahmed Zambarakji, founder of male grooming blog The Exfoliator

(Main image: David Gandy)

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