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Whether you’re experiencing it seasonally, a new product you used didn’t agree with your skin, or your skin just never seems to get enough hydration, dry skin can be a struggle.

Carefully selecting the products in your skincare routine and taking the correct steps in treating your skin can make a big difference in improving dry skin. Find skincare products for dry skin designed to deeply hydrate and soothe even chronically dry skin and skincare tips for dry skin from the expert team at Dr. Dennis Gross.

What Causes Dry Skin?

Properly caring for your skin is essential for all skin types, but it can actually make the difference between happy, hydrated skin and dry, irritated skin. Using harsh cleansers, exfoliators, or other skincare products not formulated with drier skin types in mind may dry out your skin and cause serious irritation.
Another common cause of dry skin is cold weather. Even if you typically find your skin to be well hydrated and supple, the cold winter months or extremely dry weather can have a serious impact on your skin’s moisture levels. The environment can play a major role in your skin’s health, so it is important to adjust your skincare routine as needed when the weather starts to take a toll on your skin.
Age can be a factor in your skin’s ability to produce and retain the key oils that help to keep your skin hydrated. As you age, your body may produce less sebum, an oily substance that is critical in moisturizing and protecting your skin. Your skincare routine should also work to address some of the ways your skin is changing, including the dissipation of key oils that keep your skin hydrated.

Build a Skincare Routine for Dry Skin

Now that you know what may be causing your skin’s dryness, it is time to build a skincare routine that will deeply hydrate your skin and enhance its appearance with specific skincare products for dry skin.

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Alpha Beta® Ultra Gentle Daily Peel
Best for dry/sensitive skin

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Alpha Beta® Daily Moisturizer
All Day Dewy, Radiant Skin

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Hyaluronic Marine™ Hydration Booster
Restore hydration in a boost

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Advanced Retinol + Ferulic Triple Correction Eye Serum
Visibly lift and smooth eyes

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Hyaluronic Marine™ Oil-Free Moisture Cushion
Oil-free lightweight hydration

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Advanced Retinol + Ferulic Intense Wrinkle Cream
Renew and replenish aging skin

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Alpha Beta® AHA/BHA Daily Cleansing Gel
For Fresh, Clear Skin Daily

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All-Physical Lightweight Wrinkle Defense Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 30
Oil-free, lightweight sun defense

What Ingredients Should You Use For Dry Skin ?

Hyaluronic Acid
A potent molecule naturally found in skin, hyaluronic acid can enhance skin's own moisture retention for lasting hydration.It holds 1,000x its weight in water to deeply hydrate and plump dry surface lines.
like its naturally produced cousin, squalene, this hydrating lipid can help to strengthen the skin's moisture barrier and deeply moisturize while preventing trans epidermal water loss.
Evening Primrose Extract
made from the seeds of the flowers of a plant with the same name, evening primrose extract/oil contains a powerful omega 6 fatty acid that helps the skin hold onto vital moisture.
a nutrient dense superfood that helps stimulate the natural production of hyaluronic acid and softens even the driest skin.

What Ingredients Should You Avoid for Dry Skin?

a nutrient dense superfood that helps stimulate the natural production of hyaluronic acid and softens even the driest skin.


the power of retinol skincare is something we at Dr. Dennis Gross are very passionate about—but some skin types may need to go easy on the retinoids in their routines.

Exfoliating Acid

dryer skin types may want to use these products in tandem with deeply hydrating and soothing products to help guard against excessive dryness.


Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare products are always free of parabens, phthalates, and sulfates. Parabens are synthetic ingredients that can irritate the skin, so it is best to avoid them.