I've been going through this board, reading as much as I can regarding the drying effects of accutane. I'm starting it Aug 3. I am sooo not looking forward to the drying side effects! I was diagnosed back in March with severe cystic acne. It started as one purple shiny lump on my chin. And the past couple of months, my whole face is swollen, red, and I have severe cysts traumatizing my skin. I've never had acne before. I have not responded to any other treatment my doctor prescribed. Accutane is my last hope. I've also never had to use any type of moisturizer, at all. I never wear makeup. My skin used to be perfect, flawless. So if anyone has any product they fell in love with while combating dryness, I would love to hear about it!