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Big River Silk Skincare's AmberSoy&GlycoShea: a Clear Complexion

by Board-certified Memphis Dermatologist George Woodbury Jr. M.D. 01/24/2022

Acne can have really negative effects upon a person’s mood and self-confidence. Fortunately, Dermatologists now have a growing number of promising, new options for acne and complexion issues, for people with dry skin, combination skin, or oily skin (see my blog post at Let me share with you several promising cleanser and moisturizer options, ideas which I’ve incorporated into a company of which I am President: Big River Silk Skincare Inc.

Traditional therapies for acne include antibiotics like doxycycline and minocycline, with prescription topicals: Tretinoin Cream, differin gel (Adapalene), benzoyl peroxide, azelaic acid, or topical dapsone. Sometimes Accutane pills (isotretinoin) helps – particularly for nodulocystic acne, requiring strict avoidance of pregnancy while on treatment, and monthly bloodwork. Or another option is hormonal therapies, or spironolactone pills.

After 25 years of practicing dermatology, in 2016 I decided to establish a skincare products company - Big River Silk Skincare™ Inc. – to manufacture and distribute organic skincare cleansers and moisturizers for people going onto prescription therapies. I incorporated cleansers and moisturizers that the Woodbury family of four Dermatologists has used for years for Dermatology patients in Tennessee and Arkansas : AmberSoy™ Soap Gel and GlycoShea™ Facial&Neck Cream.

AmberSoy Soap Gel is a great cleanser option for people with oily or combination skin. It can be used as a type of face mask, wherein it’s applied to the skin, then left on for 5-10 minutes. Available in 1 oz ($12.95), 2 oz ($18.95), and 8 oz ($59.95), it comes in Mint, Lemon, and No Fragrance Added, with no dyes, formaldehyde, nor propylene glycol.

GlycoShea Facial&Neck Cream is a helpful fragrance-free exfoliating moisturizer that acts as a face scrub, due to its Glycolic Acid, an AHA or Alpha-hydroxy Acid originally discovered in pineapple. It also helps to even out the appearance of fine lines in the skin, making it an anti-wrinkle cream. 1 oz ($39.95), 2 oz ($59.95), and 8 oz ($179.95).

Big River Silk Skincare’s AmberSoy Soap Gel and GlycoShea Facial&Neck Cream are available for over-the-counter purchase at our headquarters, 8143 Walnut Grove Road, Cordova TN 38018, Monday-Friday, 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM. They can also be ordered at (shipping: $5.00 for orders under $40.00; $10.00 handling and shipping for Canadian orders under $75.00). 1-901-753-0168.

If you or a family member has complexion issues or acne, consider getting an acne tune-up with a Dermatologist. My own Dermatology practice these past 30 years has been with Rheumatology and Dermatology, 8143 Walnut Grove Road, Cordova, TN ( Or you can find a Dermatologist in your own neighborhood by going to the American Academy of Dermatology web site, Just plug your zip code into the “Find a Dermatologist” tab. Because the good news is that the growing number of treatment options should make acne scarring less and less of an issue in 2022.

George Woodbury Jr. M.D. (01/24/2022)


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