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Refresh with Alpha Hydroxy Acid Glycolic Acid GlycoShea Lotions, Creams, and Oils:

George Woodbury Jr. M.D. (09/12/2023)

Fall and Winter are especially challenging times of year for our skin, with drying air tending to bring on flares of Atopic Dermatitis, Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis) and Psoriasis. So in 2016, after over 20 years as a Memphis Dermatologist, I incorporated ideas from working with my own Dermatology patients in Tennessee, Arkansas, and Mississippi into the design of a helpful group of exfoliating moisturizers, the GlycoShea Facial&Neck products and the GlycoShea Hand&Body products.

So what’s an exfoliating moisturizer, and what do these products do in skincare?

An exfoliating moisturizer is a lubricant for your skin that also promotes renewal of the skin cells by allowing release of the older cells from the Stratum Corneum or outer layer of the skin, allowing newer cells to come in from deeper layers. They generally contain Alpha Hydroxy Acid or Glycolic Acid, an Antiwrinkle Cream ingredient making for best face cream or best under eyes cream.

Exfoliating moisturizers have two separate benefits: their lubricating qualities and their exfoliating qualities. In the case of GlycoShea Facial&Neck Lotion, its Refined Shea Butter moisturizes the skin, allowing better elasticity and reducing wrinkles, making it into antiwrinkle cream. Its Glycolic Acid, an Alpha Hydroxy acid originally discovered in sugarcane and pineapple, speeds up the cell cycle in the skin, improving skin color, texture, and tone, giving it exfoliating qualities.

At Big River Silk Skincare, you can customize your skincare exfoliating moisturizer choices because we offer both GlycoShea Facial&Neck and GlycoShea Hand&Body in three separate varieties for people with different skincare needs: Lotion, Cream, and Oil. So let’s take a look at the benefits of these three different varieties:

*The Lotion varieties are lighter to apply, nongreasy, and fragrance-free, appealing for most people with combination skin or even oily skin.

*The Cream varieties have a higher concentration of Refined Shea Butter, making them more lubricating and more useful for people with drier skin. With their more concentrated Shea Butter, the creams have an initial aroma of Shea, right after application, with more prolonged moisturizing effects, making them convenient to apply at bedtime.

*The Oil varieties are helpful for people that need to apply the GlycoShea products to large areas of the body, particularly after bathing or showering, manufactured with the lubricating benefits of aroma-free cottonseed oil.

GlycoShea Facial&Neck Lotion, Cream, and Oil, and GlycoShea Hand&Body Lotion, Cream, and Oil are also helpful for what makes them pure. Designed by Dermatologists, all of these exfoliating moisturizers are fragrance-free, dye-free, paraben-free (parabens-free) sulfate-free, and formaldehyde-free, making them into Organic moisturizer (1 oz: $39.95; 2 oz: $59.95; 8 oz: $217.95).

GlycoShea Facial&Neck Lotion, Cream, and Oil, and GlycoShea Hand&Body Lotion, Cream, and Oil are available at Big River Silk Skincare’s Headquarters, 8143 Walnut Grove Road, Cordova TN 38018 (1-901-753-0168; Or they can be ordered at ($5.00 shipping and handling for orders under $40.00/$7.50 for

Canadian orders).

If you have an actual skin condition, perhaps looking for Eczema Treatment, Atopic Dermatitis Treatment, Eczema Treatment, or Psoriasis Treatment, consider an appointment with a Board-certified Dermatologist. I have practiced as a Memphis Dermatologist, at Rheumatology and Dermatology Associates, since 1993 (8143 Walnut Grove Road, Cordova TN 38018: 1-901-753-0168; Or you can find a Dermatologist closer to you by going to the American Academy of Dermatology web site,, then plugging your zip code into the Find a “Dermatologist” tab.

George Woodbury Jr. M.D. 09/10/2023

8143 Walnut Grove Road

Cordova TN 38018



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