Winter hydration

SoyLites has just relaunched its innovative moisturising product, now called Aroma Butter Bar. This solid, dry lotion bar, with unrefined coco butter, shea butter and soy wax, blended with aromatherapy oils for a fragrant experience, is perfect to keep in your bag. Choose from five… our fave is the coffee and vanilla Good Morning. R90 from

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This new Dermalogica Prisma Protect SPF30 does more than just protect. The multitasking moisturiser also defends your skin against UV rays, free radical damage and pollution. It provides all-day hydration for visibly smooth skin and boosts your natural luminosity. R1 099 for 50 ml. Available from Mopani.

Dr Hauschka Hydrating Cream Mask intensely moisturises, comforting and protecting your skin and preventing it from drying out. It’s excellent for dry, sensitive or tired skin, as well as skin that’s been stressed by environmental influences. R895 from

Skin Creamery’s earth-friendly Everyday Cream is light enough to use on your face and rich enough to use all over your body. It’s suitable for all skin types, absorbs easily, is hypoallergenic and is organic. Everything you want from a cream, really. R350. Shop online, or visit

Moroccanoil Hydration Shampoo and Conditioner are perfect for normal to dry hair… deeply hydrate your hair, while maintaining its natural moisture balance. They are rich in argan oil, vitamins A and E and red algae… and what’s best, they are sulfate-free. Available at selected hair salons nationwide. Details:

Chanel Hydra Beauty Camellia Water Cream is our new addiction. The ultra-hydrating fluid moisturiser is enriched with white camellia active ingredients. It evens out skin complexion, smooths out fine lines and leaves your skin looking and feeling soft and radiant. R1 000 from

La Roche-Posay’s new Effaclar H Cleanser is a derma-soothing, hydrating cleansing cream, perfect for sensitive skin. Developed for problematic skin undergoing overdrying medical treatments, it’s fragrance- and soap-free. R200 from Dis-Chem or online from

NUXE Multi-Purpose Dry Oil – which nourishes, repairs and beautifies and which can be used on your face, body and hair – is a top seller in French pharmacies, and for good reason. Made with botanical oils, it’s an effective shield against pollution, reduces the appearance of stretch marks and has a gorgeous scent.
You’ll find it online at for R330.

NeoStrata Bio-Hydrating Cream 15 PHA is a high-strength emollient cream which visibly reduces the signs of ageing, while also repairing the barrier function of the skin, providing long-lasting moisture. It helps preserve your skin’s elasticity and suppleness, exfoliates and restores youthful skin texture without irritating even the most sensitive skin, and is fragrance-free. R531 from

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