Bringing you 2019’s best products for the body
All approved by AUGUSTMAN
Art Direction: Jonathan Tai Styling: Chia Wei Choong Photo: Jovian Lim
As seen in the May 2019 issue
AUGUSTMAN Grooming Awards 2019: Best Men’s Products For The Body
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Best Evening Fragrancet: Terre d’Hermès Eau Intense VétiverHermès
Best Body Lotion: White Forest Body Lotion Björk & Berries
Best Body Scrub: 063 Sea Salt Scrub Sage/Rosemary/Lavender L:A Bruket
Best Day Time Fragrance: Oud Wood EDP Tom Ford
Best Body Cleanser: Almond Shower Oil L’Occitane
Best Deodorant: White Musk Deodorant The Body Shop
Best Evening Fragrance: Terre d’Hermès Eau Intense Vétiver, Hermès
Wit and humour will alway get you the attention of those who matter. But it is a great evening scent that makes you nicer to be near. Christine Nagel provided that in the form of Terre D’Hermes Eau Intense Vetiver. While it retains the crisp citrus notes of its predecessor, the updated version is infused with grassy vetiver.
There is something sensual and stirring about the scent that oddly also feels clean and comforting.
Available at Hermès for $143
Best Body Lotion: White Forest Body Lotion, Björk & Berries
Björk & Berries’ White Forest Body Lotion ticks all the right boxes for maintaining healthy skin without leaving an uncomfortable tacky film. While the fresh fragrance transports us to Sweden’s lush forests, the lotion itself locks in moisture with oils of rapeseed and olive fruit. Add antioxidant-rich birch leaf water to the mix and what you get is a lotion that also protects the skin from environmental aggressors.
Available at escentials for $51
Best Body Scrub: 063 Sea Salt Scrub Sage/Rosemary/Lavender, L:A Bruket
Maintaining healthy smooth skin is new territory for us, but one body scrub that we keep coming back to is L:a Bruket’s 135 Sage, Rosemary and Lavender Sea Salt Scrub. Besides turning bathtime into a therapeutic experience with the blend of essential oils, the sea salt acts as an exfoliant to both slough off dull dead skin and soften calluses on hands and feet collected from arduous hours in the gym.
Available at escentials for $66
Best Day Time Fragrance: Oud Wood EDP, Tom Ford
Traditionally, the scent of oud can be overbearing, especially in hot weather. But Richard Herpin made the note palatable when he introduced Oud Wood to Tom Ford’s exclusive Private Blend collection. Sandalwood and rosewood complement the star ingredient, while hints of amber, vanilla and cardamom balance the depth with sweetness. It’s possibly the perfect accessory to wear to a business meeting.
Available at Tom Ford at $350 for 50ml
Best Body Cleanser: Almond Shower Oil, L’Occitane
The reason why L’Occitane’s Shower Oil is a fixture on our bathroom shelves is because it leaves our skin feeling moisturised unlike typical (read: drying) foaming shower products. This golden elixir is concocted with almond oil to nourish the skin, alleviating dryness and even mild eczema with its moisturising properties. Simply apply on wet skin and watch as the product emulsifies and effectively lifts grime off.
Available at L’Occitane for $39
Best Deodorant: White Musk Deodorant, The Body Shop
We couldn’t avoid turning The Body Shop’s White Musk deodorant into our best friend when the temperature started reaching new levels of ridiculousness. Aside from its easy roll-on application and its ability to keep our pits dry, we also appreciate that it comes in one of the brand’s most iconic scents so we can be sure that we’re not a odious mess while running from one appointment to another.
Available at The Body Shop for $15
AUGUSTMAN Grooming Awards 2019: Best Treatment Services for Body
Best Sports Recovery Massage: ANMA Deep Tissue Massage Ikeda Spa
Best Body Toning & Sculpting Treatment: EstheCryo Treatment EstheClinic
Best Treatment for Sports Recovery
Even if you’re not physically active, IKEDA Spa’s ANMA Deep Tissue Massage is just the treatment your body needs to reduce tightness and improve flexibility. Under the skilful hands of the therapist, we felt lighter and more relaxed after.
Available at IKEDA Spa from $160
Best Body Treament for Sculpting & Toning
Despite working out and watching our diets, we still occasionally need a leg up to achieve the perfect physique. The EstheCryo cryolipolysis treatment freezes fat cells, which then get flushed out by the body. Results can be seen from two to six weeks.
Available at EstheClinic from $550