Men's Health Grooming Awards 2012 Best Products

 
Men's Health picks out our top 28 grooming products of 2012 from a pool of more than 100 contenders. These 28 outstanding products emerged tops because they fulfill the everyday needs of the average guy – from having you looking and smelling great after your workout, to getting you prepped and groomed to impress the hot date, or even helping you fix your hangovers. Covering the categories of face, body and hair amongst others, these products were vigorously tried and tested before the deserving winners were eventually selected. And apart from these 28 winners, you have voted in another 25 hot-favourite products in our new Reader's Choice category this year. We present to you – 2012's top 28 grooming products for men and the 25 Reader’s Choice product winners.
 

MEN'S HEALTH GROOMING AWARDS 2012: BEST PRODUCTS FOR YOUR FACE

FACE | HAIR | BODY | SHAVE | FRAGRANCE | EYE

Best Anti-blemish Product
The Clinique for Men Dark Spot Corrector


This product targets blemishes and sunspots on your skin. It evens out your skin tone, making your skin appear flawless.
$104, Isetan Scotts, Level 1 Shaw House, Tel: 6735-0386.
 
Best Skin Repair Serum
La Mer Blanc De La Mer Brightening Infusion Intense


While primarily a whitening gel, this product brightens dark spots on your skin from sun damage, nourishes it and restores its natural radiance.
$133, Level 1 Takashimaya D.S, Tel: 6737-4107.
 
Best Toner
Garnier Men Acno-fight Anti-imperfections Cooling Toner


While cleaning up residue from your face wash, this product also dries out acne and blemishes.
$13.90, Garnier Men Watsons, www.watsons.com.sg.
 
Best Face Scrub
Clarins Men Exfoliating Cleanser


The deep-cleansing micro-beads in this product smooth out into a silky mousse that removes sweat and excess oil on your skin.
$48, Isetan Scotts, Level 1 Shaw House, Tel: 6735-0376.
 
Best All-skin Moisturiser
Clarins Men Super Moisture Gel


This lightweight moisturiser contains bison grass extract, which energises your skin. The gel also helps revitalize and protect it against the elements with active ingredient calcium hyaluronate.
$68, Isetan Scotts, Level 1 Shaw House, Tel: 6735-0376. 
 
Best All-skin Face Wash
SK-II Men Moisturizing Cleanser


Containing its trademark rice wine extract Pitera, this cleanser will keep your skin soft and youthful.
$89, Isetan Scotts, Level 1 Shaw House, Tel: 6734-2675.  
 
Best Oil Control Face Wash
Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Oil-free Cleanser


The cleanser lathers thickly into a foam to remove dirt thoroughly. It rinses off excess oil easily without leaving your skin too dry.
$43, #B3-54 Ion Orchard, Tel: 6509-8941. 
 
Best Face Sunblock
Banana Boat Ultra Protect Faces Sunscreen Lotion SPF 50


Waterproof and easily absorbed when applied, this sunscreen lotion is perfect for a whole day at the beach.
$13.50, Watsons, www.watsons.com.sg.  
 
Best Facial Wipes
Gatsby Facial Paper Moist Type


While on the go, this product allows you to cleanse your face thoroughly without the hassle of stopping by the washroom to rinse off a foamy facial wash.
$3.90, Watsons, www.watsons.com.sg.
 
Best Oil Control Moisturiser
Biotherm Homme T-Pur Anti Oil & Wet Mattifying Moisturizing Gel


This moisturising gel has a powdery texture, which keeps skin moist while absorbing excess oil for up to eight hours.
$52.20, Isetan Scotts, Level 1 Shaw House, Tel: 6737-1506. 
 
Best Acne Treatment
Dermalogica Concealing Spot Treatment


Zap away zits with this product, which contains active ingredients like sulphur and zinc oxide that eliminate breakout-causing bacteria while clearing excess oil in your pores.
$55, Aster Spring, #05-09/10/11 The Centrepoint, Tel: 6737-9177.
 
 
Don’t forget to check out your favourite facial products in the Men’s Health Grooming Awards 2012 Reader’s Choice category.
 

MEN'S HEALTH GROOMING AWARDS 2012: BEST PRODUCTS FOR YOUR HAIR
 
FACE | HAIR | BODY | SHAVE | FRAGRANCE | EYE
 
Best Conditioner
Aesop Classic Conditioner


The no-nonsense conditioner is lightly scented and rinses off easily. The formula will soften your hair, add shine and hydrate it with regular use.
$63, #B1-50 Ngee Ann City, Tel: 6737-6332.
 
Best Anti-hair Loss Shampoo
Clear Men Anti Hair Fall Shampoo


The ginseng extract in this shampoo strengthens weakened hair fibres from the roots to defend against hair loss from breakage.
$10.30, Fairprice, www.fairprice.com.sg.
 
Best All Hair Shampoo
The Redken for Men Mint Clean Shampoo

This shampoo leaves a tingling feel on you scalp. The minty scent keeps your hair feeling clean and fresh the whole day.
$38, Capello Loft, #03-24 The Centrepoint, Tel: 6838-0780.
 
Best Hair Treatment
Lab Series Root Power Restorative Hair Tonic


This hair tonic contains ginseng and vitamin B, which have been touted to help reduce hair loss from breakage and naturally moisturise the scalp.
$75, #B3-44 Ion Orchard, Tel: 6238-8293.
 
Best Hair Wax
Gatzmen Hard Styling Wax


While there were many close contenders, this styling wax stood out from the rest, as it left very little residue on the fingers after application. The product still does a good job of holding your styled hair in place.
$29.90, What He Wants, www.whathewants.com.sg.
 
 
Don’t forget to check out your favourite hair products in the Men’s Health Grooming Awards 2012 Reader’s Choice category.
 

MEN'S HEALTH GROOMING AWARDS 2012: BEST PRODUCTS FOR YOUR BODY
 
FACE | HAIR | BODY | SHAVE | FRAGRANCE | EYE
 
Best Body Sunblock
Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Wet Skin Sunblock Body Mist SPF 50+


This sunblock sticks evenly on your skin with its easy-tospray applicator. The non-sticky formula also prevents your skin from dehydrating under solar exposure.
$26.50, Watsons, www.watsons.com.sg.
 
Best Body Moisturiser
Belif Manology 101 Energizing Body Emulsion


The hyssop extract in this emulsion helps condition your skin to retain moisture, keeping it supple for longer.
$34, #B1-64 Wisma Atria, Tel: 6836-6409.
 
Best Body Wash
Billy Jealousy Triple Crown Three-in-one Body Wash


Not just thoroughly cleansing, this body wash also lathers up into silky foam, which preps your skin for a smooth shave.
$33, What He Wants, www.whathewants.com.sg.
 
Best Body Wipes
Gatsby Ice Type Deodorant Body Paper


If you’re out on a camping trip and not sure if you can find a place to shower, this body paper is a perfect substitute, eliminating odours and refreshing your skin with a cool finish.
$3.50, Watsons, www.watsons.com.sg.
 
 
Don’t forget to check out the favourite products for your body in the Men’s Health Grooming Awards 2012 Reader’s Choice category.
 

MEN'S HEALTH GROOMING AWARDS 2012: BEST SHAVING PRODUCTS
 
FACE | HAIR | BODY | SHAVE | FRAGRANCE | EYE
 
Best Shaving Foam
Aesop Moroccan Neroli Shaving Serum


The low-foaming serum conditions your facial hairs for a smooth shave. The serum contains aloe vera extracts, which minimises irritation
from shaving.
$49, #B1-50 Ngee Ann City, Tel: 6737-6332.
 
Best Razor
Gilette Fusion Proglide


The five blades on this razor offer a much closer shave. The precision blade on the reverse side is also a nifty tool, helping you clean up those hard-to-reach spots.
$15.90, Watsons, www.watsons.com.sg. 
 
Best After-shave Treatment
Aesop Moroccan Neroli Post-shave Lotion


Sandalwood extracts in this post-shave lotion soothes and moisturises your skin. The light scent also leaves it relaxed, and gets rid of any irritations.
$69, #B1-50 Ngee Ann City, Tel: 6737-6332.
 
 
Don’t forget to check out your favourite shaving products in the Men’s Health Grooming Awards 2012 Reader’s Choice category.
 

MEN'S HEALTH GROOMING AWARDS 2012: BEST FRAGRANCES
 
FACE | HAIR | BODY | SHAVE | FRAGRANCE | EYE
 
Best Invigorating Fragrance
L’Eau Kenzo 2


This zesty Kenzo is perfect for a weekend picnic or for freshening up after a session at the gym.
$111, Metro Paragon, Tel: 6835-3322.
 
Best Musk Fragrance
CK One Shock


The Shock delivers a punch to your olfactory senses with strong notes of chocolate and black pepper.
$117, Metro Paragon, Tel: 6835-3322. 
 
Best Sports Fragrance
Davidoff Cool Water Pure Pacific


The zesty notes of this Cool Water will remind you of lounging by the beach with a cocktail in hand.
$91, Metro Paragon, Tel: 6835-3322.
 
 
Don’t forget to check out your favourite fragrances in the Men’s Health Grooming Awards 2012 Reader’s Choice category.
 

MEN'S HEALTH GROOMING AWARDS 2012: BEST EYE SERUMS
 
FACE | HAIR | BODY | SHAVE | FRAGRANCE | EYE
 
Best Anti-fatigue Serum
Biotherm Homme High Recharge Eye Shot


The gel-like product cools your skin on contact, refreshing your eyes immediately. The applicator uses three metal beads that also act as massagers as you apply the serum on the contours of your eyes.
$48, Isetan Scotts, Level 1 Shaw House, Tel: 6737-1506.
 
Best Anti-ageing Eye Serum
Dermalogica Age Reversal Eye Complex


This serum contains active ingredients like retinol, peptides and vitamin C to strengthen your skin against fine lines and crow’s feet, which tend to appear around eyes.
$150, Aster Spring, #05-09/10/11 The Centrepoint, Tel: 6737-9177.
 

Don’t forget to check out your favourite eye serums in the Men’s Health Grooming Awards 2012 Reader’s Choice category.

 

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