Continuous Grooming Awards

The Ape to Gentleman Continuous Grooming Awards are anti-yearly, and a selection of the finest male grooming and skincare products available today. Rather than have an awards ceremony every year, our awards are updated when something better arrives.

We don’t have a yearly awards ceremony for the sake of it, a good example would be in the shower gel category where Molton Brown Black Peppercorn Body Wash has been the best since its birth many, many years ago. If something better is conjured we’ll update this list, and let you know- the same goes for every category here.

We welcome any feedback via our contact page. You might also want to view our Top 10 list, where we go into much more detail about many of these categories. Stay tuned for updates and additions to Ape’s continuous grooming awards!

Skin Care

Anti-ageing: ‘Sisleÿum’ by Sisley Paris is designed to deliver a healthier, more youthful-looking complexion. It also forms a protective shield against environmental stressors. Delivered in a nourishing gel formula with Shea Butter and Wild Pansy extracts it will intensely hydrate skin. £170.00 >

Beard Care: The Happy Bear Beard Balm– a superior, conditioning balm for beards. £14.50 >

Eye Care: Polaar Icy Magic– an ice-cold, refreshing roll-on for bright, radiant eyes. £25.00 >

Face Cleanser: Shiseido Men Cleansing Foam– leaves skin thoroughly clean and fresh while helping to soften and smooth facial hair before shaving. £24.00 >

Face Mask: Anthony Deep Pore Cleansing Clay– formulated to get rid of stubborn spots, absorb excess oil and tighten pores. £23.00 >

Face Moisturiser: Malin+Goetz Vitamin E Moisturizer– an intensely hydrating moisturiser for all skin types. £37.00 >

Face Scrub: Shiseido Men Deep Cleansing Scrub– cleansing granules remove blackheads and dead surface cells. £23.00 >

Lip Balm: retaW Lip Balm– in dry, cold or hot conditions lips are kept firm, plump, moisturised and fresh thanks to Candelilla Wax and Beeswax. £12.00 >

Bath and Body

Body Moisturiser: Malin+Goetz Vitamin B5 Body Moisturizer– oil-free and residue-free with provitamin b5 and soothing bergamot extract for noticeably instant hydration. £29.50 >

Body Scrub: Malin+Goetz Peppermint Body Scrub– with softening bamboo and pumice to gently shed dead skin, stimulate skin renewal and soothe without irritation whilst not drying or stripping skin. £24.50 >

Deodorant: Malin+Goetz Eucalyptus Deodorant– a natural and effective deodorant; alcohol and aluminium-free, ideal for all skin types including sensitive. Keeps odour at bay in a naturally healthy way. £18.00 >

Hand Wash: Jo Malone Basil & Neroli (Body &) Hand Wash– a refreshing hand wash with meadow foam seed which gently cleanses and deliciously scents your skin with lively Basil & Neroli. Smells incredible. £30.00 >

Shower Gel: Molton Brown Black Peppercorn Body Wash– a spicy, rousing bodywash, firing up the senses in an instant. £20.00 >

Classic Fragrance: Eau Sauvage By Christian Dior– the quintessential French classic with crisp citrus notes and distinctly masculine woody undertones. £47.50 >

Modern Fragrance: Noir Epices by Editions de Parfums Frederic Malle– a gloriously spicy, almost severe oriental scent, perfect with a dinner suit, suave. £115.00 >

Hair Care and Styling

Conditioner: Malin+Goetz Cilantro Conditioner– unlike traditionally greasy oils that weigh down hair and irritate scalp, Cilantro Hair Conditioner does not leave a build up or any residue. Just silky smooth hair. £16.50 >

Hair Styling: Hanz de Fuko Quicksand– a high hold, matt finish formula delivers any edgy look of your choosing with volume, and an ultra-matte “Sea-Salt” texture. £16.00 >

Shampoo: Kiehl’s Rice and Wheat Volumising Shampoo– a lightweight shampoo is infused with a blend of naturally-derived proteins and sugars and helps to revive and add body to the look of thin, lifeless hair. £19.50 >


Razor: R89 Double Edged Safety Razor– a a close and comfortable shave, with serious amounts of style and tradition. A far better shave than today’s modern day marketing-heavy razors. £32.50 >

Shaving Cream/ Gel/ Soap: Geo F. Trumper Shaving Cream– a glycerin-based shaving cream with a concentrated and nourishing formula. It delivers a close yet comfortable shave leaving skin soft, smooth, hydrated and irritation free. Our preference is the Coconut version. £16.00 >

Post-Shave Treatment: Geo F. Trumper Coral Skin Food– the light, non-oily glycerin rich formula helps to soothe and nourish freshly shaven skin. £22.00 >