Grooming Editor

GQ Grooming Awards 2019 Highlights

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Last week GQ announced the results of their annual grooming awards, celebrating the incredible new grooming products which have come to the fore over the last year. In this post, we run you through the highlights.

GQ Grooming Awards Highlights

The change it up texturising clay

Winner: Best New Hair Styling Product – House 99 Change it Up Styling Clay

The winner of the best new hair styling product, the House 99 Change It Up Styling Clay is an extremely useful hair product which should easily slot in to most men’s hair care routine. Reworkable, with a matte finish, it adds volume, control, and remouldable style which looks and feels natural in the hair.

HDF Heavymade

Highly Commended: Best New Hair Styling Product – Hanz De Fuko Heavymade

The Heavymade Hair Pomade from Hanz De Fuko is an extreme hold styling wax with high shine, allowing you to create flexible looks that resist humidity and don’t lose their grip throughout the day. Its high shine lends itself best to those attempting to create slick looks like pompadours, for example.

Bul;ldog age defence eye roll-on

Winner: Best New Eye Treatment – Bulldog Skincare for Men Age Defence Eye Roll-On

The Age Defence Eye Roll-On from Bulldog Skincare for Men is a calming eye gel designed with a roll-on applicator, ensuring precise, even coverage, which helps to completely avoid irritation of the eyes. Hailed as a ‘perfect antidote after a night out’ by the judges, we’re certain that you’re going to love it.

Lab Series Day Rescue Defense Lotion SPF35

Winner: Best New Suncare – Lab Series Day Rescue Defense Lotion SPF35

This ultra-hydrating sun lotion from Lab Series is lightweight, offering maximum comfort, while imparting an SPF of 35. If you’re wearing sun cream year-round (the most effective way to fight skin ageing), there are few products that compare for this purpose.

Aesop in two minds range

Highly Commended: Best New Facial Cleanser – Aesop In Two Minds Facial Cleanser

The In Two Minds Facial Cleanser is a mild, gel based face wash which works to thoroughly cleanse skin without stripping moisture and leaving it feeling dry. Characteristically of Aesop, making use of luxurious naturally derived ingredients, it’s rejuvenating, refreshing, and we’re certain you’ll be using it every day.

Highly Commended: Best New Moisturiser: Maximum Hydrator Activated Water Gel by Clinique for Men

A gentle, extremely lightweight formula which imparts long lasting moisture to the skin, its unique Liquid Sphere Technology works to break the cycle of dryness, meaning your skin feels nourished and looks great long after use.

Baxter Shave Tonic

Highly Commended: Best New Shaving Product – Baxter of California Shave Tonic

The Baxter of California Shave Tonic is designed to extract the maximum benefits out of its natural ingredients: rosemary, eucalyptus, spearmint and menthol. Calming, nourishing, and soothing, it’s the perfect thing to quell irritation after shaving.

Boss Bottled

Winner: Best Legacy Fragrance – Boss Bottled Eau de Toilette

The Winner of the Best Legacy Fragrance is a recent addition to the Mankind roster, but you can read more about the Hugo Boss range here. The Boss Bottled Eau de Toilette is a classic, instantly recognisable for its combination of warm spices and fresh floral notes.



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