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The Grooming Awards 2012 Part 1

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Showcasing the first set of champions in our annual quest to find the most effective men’s grooming products. More winners next week…

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Best New Men’s Fragrance

WINNER Armani Code Sport eau de toilette £45 for 50ml by GIORGIO ARMANI; 0845-070 8090

“A cool note of mint dominates the fresh blend of lemon, mandarin and lavender in this fragrance, enlivened by ginger. The base of vetiver, amber and tonker bean complement its freshness,” Roja Dove

Runner-Up Bang Bang eau de toilette by MARC JACOBS

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Best New Grooming Gadget

WINNER PC Triumph 5000 electric toothbrush with Smart Guide £179.99 by ORAL-B; amazon.co.uk

“This provides the most thorough clean I’ve ever had from an electric toothbrush. The Smart Guide technology is also a nice touch,” Ahmed Zambarakji

Runner-Up Clarisonic Plus by CLARISONIC

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Best Men’s Body Wash/Scrub

WINNER Sensitive Clean Body & Face Wash £2.75 for 250ml by DOVE MEN+CARE; dovemencare.co.uk

“This dual-purpose, practical, light-textured cleanser was refreshing and left my skin feeling smooth and energised,” Tara Ferry

Runner-Up Recharge Black Pepper Body Scrub Bar by MOLTON BROWN

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Best Sun-Care Product

WINNER Broad Spectrum Facial Sunscreen SPF 50+ £119 for 50ml by SISLEY; 020-7591 6380

“I recommend this to all my celebrity clients, as it is great for anti-ageing — mattifying, non-greasy, but still very hydrating. It also doesn’t block the pores like many daily-use sunscreens,” James Read

Runner-Up In-Sun Ultra-Light Spray by PIZ BUIN

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Best Shaving Preparation Product

WINNER Skin Difference £29.50 for 30ml by CLARINSMEN; clarins.co.uk

“The packaging is excellent — masculine and premium-looking. Smells fresh and softened my beard for a more comfortable shave,” Dan Gregory

Runner-Up Shave Mud by ESPA MEN

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Best Eye-Care Product

WINNER Anti-Fatigue Cooling Eye Gel £20 for 15ml by CLINIQUE SKIN SUPPLIES FOR MEN; 0870-034 2566

“With a cooling roller-ball to help combat puffiness around the eye area, the gel formula — when it has been left to dry — promotes an instantly noticeable tightening effect,” Annalise Quest

Runner-Up Caffeine Eye Roll-On by GARNIER PARIS

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Best Men’s Body Maintenance Product

WINNER Invincible 96-Hour Non-Stop roll-on deodorant £2.54 for 50ml by L’OREAL PARIS MEN EXPERT; 0800-030 4032

“The perfect travel deodorant — easy to use, long-lasting and a very light fragrance. It also didn’t result in unsightly white marks,” James Read

Runner-Up Body Guard Body Groomer by KING OF SHAVES

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Best Men’s Moisturiser/ Serum

WINNER Sensitive Hydro Gel £8.77 for 50ml by NIVEA FOR MEN; available nationwide

“Light in texture and smooth to apply, this daily moisturiser ticked all of the boxes for me. I also liked its practical container,” Tara Ferry

Runner-Up Original Moisturiser by BULLDOG NATURAL SKINCARE

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Best New Men’s Anti-Ageing Product

WINNER Facial Fuel Transformer Age Correcting Moisture Gel £27 for 75ml by KIEHL’S; kiehls.co.uk

“It’s light, easy to use and contains good ingredients,” Marigay McKee

Runner-Up Vita-Lift 5 Daily Moisturiser by L’OREAL PARIS MEN EXPERT

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Best New Men’s Hairstyling/Grooming

WINNER Creative Texturising Glue £7.19 for 150ml by TONI & GUY; Boots nationwide

“This product is great for extra hold and control. It has amazing resistance and an adaptable purpose suited to any style or hair type,” Adam Reed

Runner-Up Hair (Un)Dressing Crème by BUMBLE & BUMBLE

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The judges:

Adrian Clark ShortList’s style director and editor of ShortList MODE magazine, Tara Ferry Model represented by Select Model Management and son of legendary musician Bryan Ferry, Dan GregoryArtistic director at Melogy men’s grooming salon at The Renaissance St Pancras, London, Ahmed Zambarakji Freelance journalist and founder of specialist men’s grooming blog The Exfoliator, Patrick Grant Savile Row-based celebrity tailor and 2011 British Menswear Designer Of The Year, Marigay Mckee Chief merchant at Harrods, James Read UK’s leading authority on self-tanning and founder of blog The Tantalist, Annalise Quest General merchandise manager for beauty and fine jewellery at Harrods, Adam Reed Celebrity hairdresser and co-founder and creative director of the Percy & Reed salon and line of products, Roja Dove Master perfumer and fragrance historian

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