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Men’s Folio Grooming Awards 2021 Part III: Best Sunblocks, Eye Creams and Masks

 
Men’s Folio Grooming Awards 2021 Part III: Best Sunblocks, Eye Creams and Masks


Despite all odds last year, we received 191 nominations, tested 140 of them and crowned 33 “Best Of” products for our inaugral Grooming Awards. This year, the nominations have almost doubled to a whopping 368 that could be taken as a sign of doing one thing right: staying committed to looking past the hype to deliver the cream (or serums and lotions) of the crop of grooming products. While such reviews are common on the internet now, we, alongside industry veterans (makeup artist Eric Yeo, Larry Yeo and Sha Shamsi & Mediacorp actor Thavanessan) pride ourselves in how stringent and sincere we are in our reviews. They have to be as innovative as they are ingenious and of course, a pleasure to the senses when used.

One might notice too that we have opened up a makeup category: a response to the new era in its unbridled liberation of gender norms. Here, the “Best Of” products for our Grooming Awards 2021 (Part one and two just a quick click away). We hope one will enjoy them as much as we did.

Men’s Folio Grooming Awards 2021 Part III: Best Sunblocks, Eye Creams and Masks
8. Best Sunscreen for Acne-Prone Skin — Ceramique Aesthetics Ultra Bright Sun Block Gel (SPF 60+++): Besides protecting against UVA, UVB rays and pollutants, this lightweight sunscreen also comes with soothing calendula extract for irritated skin. “It immediately soothed redness after application,” reveals Deputy Editor Bryan Goh.



9. Best Sunscreen for Dry Skin — Shiseido The Perfect Protector SPF50+ PA+++“Watery and lightweight, it even provides an illuminating finish that doesn’t look fake,” shares makeup artist Sha Shamsi in a reference to SynchroShield Technology that strengthens the UV protective veil when exposed to heat or water.


Men’s Folio Grooming Awards 2021 Part III: Best Sunblocks, Eye Creams and Masks
10. Best Sunscreen for Mature Skin — Dior The UV Protector Youth And Light Sheer Glow SPF 50+ PA+++: Not only does this sunscreen provide “long lasting comfort” according to makeup artiste Eric Tan, it also leaves the skin “smoothened and protected” all day owing to antioxidant filters and youth enhancing rose essence.


Men’s Folio Grooming Awards 2021 Part III: Best Sunblocks, Eye Creams and Masks
11. Best Dark Eye Circle Treatment — La Mer The Eye Concentrate: With triple the Concentrated Miracle Broth, Eric enjoys that this fast-acting treatment “quickly reduces dryness and dark circles. “I can even see visible improvement in lines and wrinkles in just days.”



12. Best Anti-Ageing Eye Treatment — Clarins Total Eye Lift: “Pleasingly thick but fast absorbing, it immediately firms and plumps,” reveals Editor-in-Chief Wilson Lim about this cream that imparts under-eye radiance in under 60 seconds. “My lashes even grew thicker and longer,” he adds.


Men’s Folio Grooming Awards 2021 Part III: Best Sunblocks, Eye Creams and Masks

13. Best Clarifying Clay Mask — Kiehl’s Rare Earth Deep Pore Cleansing Masque: Fair trade kaolin clay and bentonite clay sop up oil while unclogging pores and blackheads, Bryan likes it especially because it does not leave his skin feeling tight post-wash. “I even noticed a glow,” he shares.



14. Best Overnight Hydrating Mask — Fresh Rose Deep Hydration Sleeping Mask: Wilson enjoys the double properties of this mask — “Hydrate with a rose-smelling and cooling gel essence and then apply the water-cream mask. Next, wake up to smoother, brighter skin.”

This is just part three of our Men’s Folio Grooming Awards 2021 that will appear in the months of June and July. For the full story, click here to catch up with the issue itself.