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Big River Silk Skincare™’s Dermatologists have developed a refreshing moisturizer - HypoShea Moisturizer Cream – for both your hands and your lips – a remarkable emulsion of Shea Butter with some of the purest water in the United States – from the Memphis Sands - thick enough to help dry, cracked skin – but not greasy.


Our log at Big River Silk Skincare is SCIENCE SIMPLIFYING SKINCARE™.  Today’s jar of HypoShea Moisturizer Cream starts with a natural cream used for thousands of years by the peoples of many African countries: Shea Butter. This product of the Vitellaria Tree grows naturally, so Shea Butter is both natural skincare and organic skincare.

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Many of us in this era of COVID wash our hands more frequently, so we need proven skincare. Our formula for HypoShea allows it to be thick, so it can be effective without having to be applied multiple times a day.


HypoShea Moisturizer Cream is remarkable for being an emulsion – a suspension of water in oil. This preparation of Shea Butter allows the product to moisturize without becoming greasy.


HypoShea Moisturizer Cream is also truly hypoallergenic. That means it’s low risk for causing allergic reactions. It contains absolutely no fragrances and no dyes. However, it does have to have two preservatives, to protect the users of the product from microorganisms. As a dermatologist, I am quite familiar with risk of contact dermatitis from preservatives like parabens and formaldehyde derivatives, so I selected two preservatives that are generally considered to be low risk of causing allergic contact dermatitis  – namely benzyl alcohol and phenoxyethanol. No preservative is completely without risk, but these seemed the safest choices.

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A 1 oz jar of HypoShea Moisturizing Cream is $12.95, the 2 oz size being $18.95, whereas the 8 oz size is $39.95 plus tax. We do offer free shipping via the United States Postal Service. Applicable state sales tax must be paid by the buyer. One can call us at 1-901-309-0930, or 1-888-844-3263, to place an order.


I continue to practice clinical dermatology on a daily basis, so I look forward to hearing of your feedback on this product. Please feel free to send me an Email – to


George R. Woodbury Jr. M.D.


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