Big River Silk Skincare's Keratosis pilaris&Eczema Ideas
by George Woodbury Jr. M.D., Board-certified Dermatologist 08/31/2022
Keratosis pilaris is a type of genetically sensitive skin condition with bumps on the face, arms and legs, due to buildup of a protein – keratin – in hair follicles. It runs in families along with Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema), an itchy or dry skin condition of the arms and legs. What can be done about it?
If you suffer from Keratosis pilaris or Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis), consider setting up an appointment with a Board-certified Dermatologist. My own Dermatology practice is with Rheumatology and Dermatology Associates, www.Rheumderm.com, in Cordova, TN, a suburb of Memphis (901-753-0168). Or you can find a Dermatologist closer to you by going to the “Find a Dermatologist” tab on the American Academy of Dermatology web site, AAD.org.
Dermatologists often consider prescription topical creams and lotions for Keratosis pilaris and Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis), (meaning “on top of the skin”), with urea, Alpha-Hydroxy Acids (AHAs) like Glycolic Acid and Pyruvic Acid, and Lactic Acid. For the itching and rash of Eczema, the traditional topical steroid creams and ointment have now been supplemented by promising newer therapies, including JAK-inhibitors (topical Opzelura® (ruxolitinib), and oral Rinvoq or Upadacitnib, and oral Cinbinqo or Abrocitnib), and injectable Dupixent® (dupilumab).
b In my own capacity of Board-certified Dermatologist, in Cordova, TN , in 2016 I decided to make available nationally special exfoliating moisturizers – the GlycoShea™ Creams – and a special cleanser – AmberSoy™ Soap Gel – products I had used for years in my own Memphis Dermatology practice, becoming President of Big River Silk™ Skincare Inc., nationwide manufacturer and distributor.
So what’s so special about the GlycoShea Creams? Their AHAs or “Alpha-hydroxy Acids,” which promote skin exfoliation, helping to even out skin color and to reduce wrinkles, making them into anti-wrinkle creams. AHAs are also helpful as exfoliating night cream moisturizers for people with both Keratosis pilaris and Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis), for persistent bumps and redness.
The GlycoShea Creams blend the skin-moisturizing properties of Refined Shea Butter, a natural product from an African tree, with the skin-smoothing effects of Glycolic Acid, an organic chemical originally discovered in sugarcane and pineapple. At Big River Silk Skincare, we blend these components into emulsions, with the purest natural water in the United States, from the Memphis Sands.
GlycoShea Facial&Neck Cream: 1 oz: $39.95/2 oz; $59.95;8 oz; $179.95
GlycoShea Hand&Body Cream/Standard Strength: 1 oz: $19.95/2 oz: $29.95/8 oz: $89.95.
GlycoShea Hand&Body Cream/High Strength: $29.95/2 oz: $44.95/8 oz; $144.95.
The GlycoShea Creams work best when used with Ambersoy™ Soap Gel, also available through Big River Silk Skincare. Ambersoy is a particularly effective cleanser because being a gel, it can be used as a face or body mask, perhaps 5-10 minutes before rinsing it off. It’s most suitable for people with oily skin or combination skin, for a particularly deep clean. Big River manufactures AmberSoy in Tennessee, under careful quality control, with no propylene glycol, no sulfates, no dyes, and no parabens.
AmberSoy is available in Mint, Lemon, and No Fragrance Added. 1 oz: $12.95/2 oz: $18.95/8 oz: $59.95.
People with dry skin generally benefit from Vanicream Gentle Facial Cleanser (8 oz: $11.95) or Vanicream Bar Soap ($3.95). Both are fragrance-free and propylene glycol-free (www.Bigriversilkskincare.com).
All of Big River Silk Skincare’s products are available for pick-up on site at our company headquarters, at 8143 Walnut Grove Road, Cordova TN 38018, Monday-Friday, 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM, or they can ordered by calling 1-901-753-0168, or through www.Bigriversilkskincare.com (free USPS shipping for orders above $40.00, or $75.00 for Canadian; otherwise shipping and handling: $5.00).
George Woodbury Jr. M.D.
8143 Walnut Grove Road
Cordova TN 38018