I've been using benzaclin for several years. At first my skin got pretty dry, and I realized I was using too much. Once I just started using a very thin layer I got less dry. The only moisturizer I've used for over 10 years is neutrogena. I'm too afraid anything else will make me break out. With Benzaclin and neutrogena my skin doesn't get too dry and I can wear mineral makeup without looking flakey.