A method for decreasing the level of skin ashiness in an individual with
xerosis and having a Fitzpatrick type 4 or higher score comprising
topically applying to the skin of said individual a composition (a)
having a cleansing surfactant or mixture of cleansing surfactants in
quantity sufficient to cleanse the skin and (b) a moisturizing component
or mixture of components in quantities sufficient to decrease the level
of said skin ashiness.