The Best Men's Grooming Products For Dry Skin

Seven hydration heavy-hitters to invest in right now

Like Kanye West and screaming babies, dry skin demands constant attention. If left uncared for, the occasional tight feeling when you step out of the shower — caused by a lack of oils, or lipids, in the skin — can quickly turn into flaking, redness and even more serious dermatological issues. The bad news is there’s no holy grail considered the single best product for dry skin, but it is possible to build a routine that brings your eternally dry complexion under control. Ahead are seven dry skin saviours worth adding to your sink ledge. 


The Best Men's Grooming Products For Dry Skin


Best Moisturiser For Dry Skin

Proverb Hydration Pro Moisturiser 

If you're light on moisture, it makes sense to put some back in. But not all creams are created equal. If your moisturiser contains more chemicals than Woodstock '69, it can still strip away oils. Instead, look for ingredients like hyaluronic acid – a humectant that can hold 1,000 times its weight in water. Tried and tested in the BEAST. lab, Proverb's Hydration Pro Moisturiser is an excellent place to start.


Best Exfoliator For Dry Skin

Bullfrog Anti-Stress Exfoliating Gel

You can't moisturise dead, flaky cells back to life, but you can get rid of them to reveal the smoother, brighter ones underneath. Rather than shred your skin with gritty ingredients like crushed walnut shell or coffee, gentle fruit acids (such as in Bullfrog's Anti-Stress Exfoliating Gel) penetrate deep into the dermis and dissolve the glue that binds all the unwanted stuff together.


Best Face Mask For Dry Skin

Patchology Hydrate 5 Minute Sheet Mask

A K-beauty favourite, sheet masks are like an epidermal blanket that use prolonged contact with the skin to saturate it with goodness. Apply Patchology's Hydrate 5 Minute Mask once a week before bed after cleansing so that the serum can hydrate and restore the skin overnight. Then follow up with an intensive moisturiser to lock everything in. 


Best Body Lotion For Dry Skin

Apothem Sculpt Body Oil

If you've woken up with a serious case of sandpaper skin, it might be time to upgrade your body lotion. An oil is twice as effective at preventing water from evaporating from the skin as a regular body moisturiser without leaving it feeling greasy. Helpfully, Apothem's nourishing Sculpt formula also comes loaded with CBD to soothe the irritation that can occur with an impaired skin barrier.


Best Face Wash For Dry Skin

Grown Alchemist Gentle Gel Facial Cleanser

In addition to taking shorter and cooler showers, it's important to assess the products you're using to wash your skin. The wrong cleanser, such as anything containing salicylic or glycolic acid, can strip the hell out of your skin barrier, causing it to feel tight, itchy and even painful. Grown Alchemist's Gentle Gel Facial Cleanser lives up to its name, using botanical extracts to effortlessly eliminate dirt and oil.


Best Body Wash For Dry Skin

Baxter of California Invigorating Body Wash

Plenty of shower gels claim to moisturise but end up doing the opposite. When it comes to guys with dry complexions, that's a bathroom-based shortcut to feeling flaky-as-hell. For a body wash that looks good, smells amazing and actually works, turn to the guys at Baxter of California. They have created a formula that swaps sulphates and parabens for aloe vera and vitamin C.


Best Serum For Dry Skin

The Grey Recovery Serum

Good skincare shouldn't simply plaster over the cracks. While a moisturiser will soften the skin's surface, you'll also need a serum with a smaller molecular weight to work on the deeper layers. The Grey's Recovery Serum is an ultra-nourishing cocktail of antioxidants, plant extracts and peptides to brighten and heal moisture-depleted skin. Use it daily after cleansing but before moisturising.