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Moisturise, moisturise, moisturise is our mantra this month.

365 Skin Workout is an exceptional new range. This month we’re trying (and loving) Skin Repair Moisturiser, R510, and the Skin Hydrating Serum, which delivers a massive boost of moisture to the skin, R775. Both from Sorbet salons.

Elizabeth Arden Visible Difference Replenishing HydraGel Complex is a lightweight, oil-free gel cream that provides continuous hydration for a full 24 hours. It also evens skin tone and texture and minimises the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. R315 from Edgars, Foschini and Woolworths.

For moisture-loaded products for hair, we love Moroccanoil Hydrating Styling Cream (R485) and Weighless Hydrating Mask (R555), just two of the incredible products in this range. It’s one of those ranges where you just can’t go wrong. Details: moroccanoil.com/za

Great, too, is the Biosense range … this Hydrate Shampoo (R170) and Hydrate Conditioner (R180) are regular products in our shower. Details: biosense.co.za

Exuviance Deep Hydration Treatment is a water-gel formula that simply melts into your skin, refilling deep moisture reserves and neutralising daily environmental damage while you sleep. R920. Details: genop.co.za/stockists

NUXE Crème Fraiche de Beauté Cream is a moisturising cream with plant milks and algae extract and promises a whopping 48-hour hydration. It also soothes and protects the skin from pollution, leaving the skin looking fresh, soft and full all day long. R495 from Woolworths, Truworths and Foschini.

GOSH Copenhagen’s Micellar Cleansing Water (R195), which purifies the skin while reducing shine and visible pores, is one of the exceptional products in this range. Also look out for the 24 Hour Moisture Cream (R395) and 24 Hour Moisture Gel (R395). You’ll find them at Edgars.

For a moisture-loaded cream for your face, try Filorga Hydra–Filler Pro-youth Boosting Moisturiser, which helps the skin to self-regulate its moisture levels and also prevents moisture from being lost. R905 Filorga’s Anti-ageing Micellar Solution is an anti-ageing cleansing formulation that allows you to clean your skin and remove make-up in one single step, with no need to rinse. R450. Both from Edgars.

Gatineau Aquamemory Concentrate is an intensive light-weight serum designed to dramatically boost moisture levels, providing immediate and long-lasting relief for tight, dry skin. R930, from Woolworths, Truworths & Dis-Chem.

Dermatological French Laboratoire SVR’s Hydraline Riche is an intense moisturising cream, promising 24 hour hydration, comfort and radiance. R210. Laboratoire SVR Physiopure Micellar Water is perfect for women looking for make-up removal in a single step. It works on face, eyes and lips and has a non-sticky finish. R277. Available from Clicks.

Placecol Optimum Hydro Mask is a deeply hydrating mask, which is soothing and calming and perfect for dry, stressed skin. R310 •Placecol Vitamin E Silk is a light, vitamin E enriched, luxuriously rich serum that nourishes and is full of anti-oxidants, which protect against free radicals. R390 • An intense, long-lasting hydration serum, Placecol Moisture Hold Therapy not only restores moisture to dry, sensitive and dehydrated skin, but also soothes and calms. R330 •But without good collagen, we can’t hold onto moisturisers. Hello Placecol Collagen Reconstruct Therapy, a powerful, restoring serum that improves collagen synthesis, fast. R330. All from Placecol salons and Edgars.

Beauty without breaking the bank. Beaucience Botanicals Body Butter moisturises and has a lovely scent. A great everyday essential. R99.99 from Wellness Warehouse and online from beaucience.co.za or takealot.com

Clarins Santal Face Treatment Oil is made from100 per cent pure plant extracts … it’s a soothing, comforting treatment for dry and dehydrated skin. R615 from your local Clarins stockist.

From Sorbet, Salon Skin 3-in-1 Cleansing Micellar Water … an easy, effective way to remove your make-up and leave your skin fresh, clean and moisturised. R62 from Sorbet Salons.

Powder fresh and super-hydrated … try Shower to Shower Body Wash – lovely creamy texture. R39.99 from Clicks

If you’re looking for moisture and hydration, one of our shower and bath essentials is Epimax Bathe (we’re massive fans of this entire range, to be honest). Great value at R52 from your local pharmacy.

We all know the benefits of shea butter … SOiL Ugandan Shea Butter is one of the nicest on the market. R95 from skinoilfromafrica.co.za

We adore Morlage and Yorke … this Pink Grapefruit and Mandarin luxury hand soap is not only pretty, but has the most wonderful fresh, sharp scent, too. R65 from morlageandyorke.co.za

Clarins New Bright Plus Serum is a brightening serum which rebalances the dimensions of a perfect complexion – contrast, colour and luminosity, leaving you with even, glowing skin. From R835 at your local Clarins stockiest.

All ylang ylang, vanilla and cherry blossom, we adore Sothys Cherry Blossom Nourishing Elixir, an exotic aromatic body oil that moisturises the skin. R495 from select salons and spas. Details: 021-701-2900

Mavala Clean & Comfort Toning Lotion hydrates and soothes. R345 from Dis-Chem

Enjoy a blast of fresh moisture with the Makeup Mist from WOW. R75 from selected pharmacies (thelocalchoice.co.za/find-a-pharmacy)

Smother your body in Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Intensive Moisturizing Body Treatment … lovely after a day in the sun, perfect for dry winter skin … an all year favourite. R425 from Edgars, Foschini and Woolworths.

Hydrate Vitamin Moisturizer from GR8 is lightweight and non-greasy and collagen boosting to boot. R365 from Dis-Chem.

Optiphi Intense HA Serum gives you a boost of moisture, re-plumping, re-densifying and intensively hydrating the skin. R1440 from beauty salons and clinics. • We love a budget product that delivers. Clere has a range of moisture-loaded creams for your face and body.

The Softening Rosehip Oil Body Cream is fabulous. You’ll find the range at Dis-Chem, Checkers and Pick n Pay, from between R21.99 and R34.99.