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Radiant Eyes: Big River Silk Skincare

Did you know that the area of your face around your eyes, what Dermatologists like myself called the “periocular area,”can be a great gateway to the world around you? Use of skincare measures for this area of your face can reduce risk of wrinkles, most of which is due to “photodamage,” or the result of exposure to UV (ultraviolet) light.

One of the most rewarding aspects of my job as a Dermatologist is helping people to find their best smile. My dad – George Woodbury Sr. M.D. – is an eye doctor or ophthalmologist – and my mom – Linda Woodbury M.D. – is a Dermatologist. Our Woodbury family of four Dermatologists has accordingly had a special focus on the eye area of the face. We’ve used several moisturizers and cleansers for people in Tennessee for many years, to help them to keep the eye area of their faces healthy.

So in 2016, after 25 years of practicing Dermatology, at Rheumatology and Dermatology (, I become President of Big River Silk™ Skincare, to manufacture and distribute across the country some of our best skincare ideas and products, to help people to have their most radiant eye area and their best smiles.

The woman in the photo above has an actual skin condition –seborrheic dermatitis – a type of eczema - now felt by many Dermatologists to be due to a type of yeast infection. But many skin diseases can occur around the eyes, including psoriasis, skin cancer, and even fungal infections. If you have a rash or lesion around your eyes, get help from a Dermatologist right away. My own Dermatology practice is in Cordova, Tennessee. You can also find a Dermatologist close to you by going to the American Academy of Dermatology web site,, then plugging your zip code into the “Find a Dermatologist” tab.

Here are some of my best skincare concepts to help you to put some sparkle back into your complexion. All of these products are available through

  • First, protect your lips from the sun. Many lip balms are effective, but a personal favorite is Vanicream® Sunscreen Sport SPF 35, mainly because it’s fragrance-free and propylene glycol-free, and unlikely to get into your eyes. 4 oz: $17.95.

And don’t forget to wear your sunglasses, as the eye area burns quickly in the Summer!

  • Second, protect your eye area from dryness. For them to remain supple, they need moisturizer! One appealing option is HypoShea™ Moisturizer Cream, which is a blend of Refined Shea Butter, which comes from an African tree, and some of the purest natural water in the United States, from the Memphis Sands. HypoShea is also fragrance-free, minimizing risk of allergic reactions. 1 oz: $12.95/2 oz: $18.95/8 oz: $39.95.

  • Thirdly, Big River Silk Skincare distributes a really effective cleanser for people with oily skin and combination skin: AmberSoy™ Soap Gel. AmberSoy is one of the few commercially available soap gels in the United States. It can be used as a simple soap cleanser, or as a face mask, whereby it’s left on for 3-10 minutes, for a really deep clean. It comes in Mint, Lemon, and No Fragrance Added. 1 oz: $12.95/2 oz: $18.95/8 oz: $59.95. However, if you have dry skin, a better option is Vanicream Bar Soap ($3.95) or Vanicream Gentle Facial Cleanser (4 oz: $11.20), likewise available at

  • Fourthly, our flagship product for people’s complexions is a moisturizer cream - GlycoShea™ Facial&Neck Cream - that can be used on the skin around the lips as an anti-wrinkle cream, smoothing out the skin, due to its special AHA (Alpha-Hydroxy Acid) ingredient: Glycolic Acid (GA). GA is a natural component because it was originally discovered in sugarcane and pineapple. Our staff at Big River Silk Skincare blends this Glycolic Acid with Refined Shea Butter and some of the purest natural water in the United States, from the Memphis Sands, and voila, you have GlycoShea Facial&Neck Cream. What’s special about this product? It has Glycolic Acid in it, making it an anti-wrinkle cream, and it’s free of perfumes, dyes, sulfates, propylene glycol, and parabens. 1 oz: $39.95/2 oz: $59.95/8 oz: $175.95.

We also offer a Face and Neck Kit for Dry Skin , and a Face and Neck Kit for Oily Skin, combining in each kit the suitable cleanser, the HypoShea Moisturizer, and GlycoShea Facial&Neck Cream, for people who wish to use several of our products in combination (small size for each: $78.89/large size for each: $97.69).

All of Big River Silk Skincare’s products are available for pick-up on-site, at 8143 Walnut Grove Road, Cordova TN 38018, Monday-Friday, 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM, or you can call us at 1-901-753-0168. We ship throughout the Unites States and Canada, and handling and shipping is $5.00 for orders under $40.00, but free for orders over $40.00 (orders over $75.00 in Canada). Check out our offerings out at

George Woodbury Jr. M.D.

Board-certified Dermatologist at Rheumatology&Dermatology and President of Big River Silk Skincare

8143 Walnut Grove Road

Cordova TN 38018



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