Every man is due his personal preference, but when a product gets a nod from the team at DETAILS magazine, it demands a closer look. From the nattiest scents to the slickest shave creams, here’s our selection of winners from the DETAILS Best Products of 2014—long may they reign.
The Award: Editor’s Pick, Specialty Product—Skin
The Hook: An all-natural formula that exfoliates, cleanses, tones, and hydrates skin with an outdoor-inspired scent.
The Award: Reader’s Pick, Sunscreen
The Hook: Oil-free, broad-spectrum UV protection that won’t irritate skin—or rinse off after a dip in the pool.
The Award: Reader’s Choice, Hair Paste
The Hook: Firm hold with a soft, natural finish that won’t advertise its presence. Perfect for pompadours and bedhead alike.
The Award: Editor’s Pick, Specialty Product—Hair
The Hook: Atlantic seaweed extract that infuses hair with nutrients to soften, strengthen, and detangle tired strands.
The Award: Reader’s Choice, Specialty Product—Hair
The Hook: A pliable, medium-hold formula that uses volumizing lanolin wax to produce a thicker, fuller hairdo.
The Award: Reader’s Choice, Everyday Scent
The Hook: A crisp-and-complex blend of citrus, spice, and wood, producing a scent reminiscent of a vintner’s workshop.
The Award: Editor’s Pick, Small-Label Scent
The Hook: A rich, soulful scent that blends cloves, myrrh, and sweet tobacco leaf to form something utterly unique.
The Award: Editor’s Pick, Manual Razor
The Hook: Five German blades, a flexing head, and a polished aluminum handle that join forces for shaving perfection.
The Award: Reader’s Choice, Body Wash
The Hook: A duo of gentle acids—glycolic and salicylic—that exfoliate skin and unclog pores without stripping away moisture.
The Award: Reader’s Choice, Hair Wax
The Hook: A versatile, matte-finish formula that doubles as a leave-in conditioner. Perfect for beginners, or men-of-many-styles.
The Award: Editor’s Pick, Aftershave
The Hook: Shea butter, jojoba oil, and a host of botanical extracts that heal and hydrate skin for a pain-free postshave.
The Award: Editor’s Pick and Reader’s Choice, Hair Spray
The Hook: A volumizing formula that heightens hair and soaks up extra oil, allowing this multitasker to double as a dry shampoo.
The Award: Editor’s Pick, Hair Paste
The Hook: A nourishing, light-hold formula that keeps hair in place with a matte, barely-there finish.
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