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There's a nip in the morning air, fallen leaves carpet the ground in red and gold and sunsets come earlier every day. You don't need to be a Game of Thrones fan to know that winter is coming...

As temperatures plummet, so do your skin's moisture levels. This loss of hydration leads to dull, itchy and flaky 'winter skin'.

To keep skin hydrated and radiant throughout the cold and dry months ahead, treat yourself to products rich in hyaluronic acid - an intensely moisturising substance that naturally occurs within the human body, and has the ability to retain a thousand times its weight in water.

What does it do?

When applied topically, it enables the skin to draw in moisture from the air and hold onto it, despite harsh environmental factors.

Where can I find it?

We've rounded up the crème de la crème of hyaluronic acid products. Make sure at least one of these babies ends up on your bathroom shelf this season…

1. BioNike Defence HYDRA5 Opthydra Multi-Active Moisturising Cream (R 164.95; Dis-Chem)
Contains hyaluronic acid in five different forms, coupled with an anti free-radicals vegetal complex, to counter water loss and improve skin elasticity and tone.

2. Eucerin Volume Filler Serum Concentrate Concentrate (R 329.95; Dis-Chem)
Hyaluronic acid works alongside a peptide and magnolia bark extract to moisturise, increase collagen production and boost cell turnover.

3. Juliette Armand Hyaluronic Acid Serum (Price on request; selected salons)
Chock-full of hyaluronic acid, this serum hydrates and enhances skin texture while preventing and treating dehydrated skin.

4. Neutrogena Ageless Intensives Anti-Wrinkle Deep Wrinkle Night Moisturiser (R 145; Dis-Chem)
Shea butter and squalane form a skincare dream-team with hyaluronic acid for softer, hydrated skin and a reduction in fine lines and dark spots.

BB Beauties, what's your go-to product for banishing 'winter skin' blues? Let us know below…

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