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Your Best Smile With Big River Silk Skincare

by George Woodbury Jr. M.D. (12/12/2022)

A winning smile is a great introduction to the people who surround us, the product not only of taking good care of your teeth and gums, but also of taking care of your face and lips, which are subject to stress from the environment, from drying hot and cold weather, to damage from the sun and from the wind.

If you have an actual skin condition such as acne, rosacea, or eczema on your face, my own Memphis Dermatology practice – with Rheumatology and Dermatology Associates ( is in Cordova, Tennessee, a Memphis suburb. Or 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.

In 2016, after 25 years of practicing Dermatology, I decided to make available nationally three lines of organic cleansers and moisturizers that I had used in my own Dermatology practice, so I became President of Big River Silk® Skincare, manufacturer and distributor of GlycoShea™ Facial&Neck Cream, HypoShea™ Moisturizing Cream, and AmberSoy™ Soap Gel.

Our flagship exfoliating moisturizer is GlycoShea® Facial and Neck Cream, with the anti-wrinkle properties of an Alpha-Hydroxy Acid (AHA) called Glycolic Acid blended with Shea Butter, a natural product of the Shea Tree. Its key ingredient, Glycolic Acid, originally discovered in pineapple and sugarcane, works by promoting skin exfoliation, allowing the older, dead skin cells to be more easily released, resulting in a smoother, more radiant smile for you.

Big River Silk also manufactures a special moisturizer for your lips, especially helpful with the cooler weather of fall and winter: HypoShea™ Moisturizer Cream. HypoShea is free of dyes, fragrances, acids, propylene glycol, and sulfates. The result for you is more supple lips: great for talking, smiling, and kissing.

And for those of us with either combination skin or oily skin, we manufacture a facial and back/chest cleanser – Ambersoy™ Soap Gel – from refined Tennessee soybean oil. Ambersoy is an effective cleanser to reduce excess oil, leaving you with a really clean profile, and suitable for use as a face mask, 3-5 minutes before rinsing it off.

We also distribute Vanicream® Bar Soap and Vanicream® Gentle Facial Cleanser, for those with combination skin or dry skin.

Big River Silk Skincare’s products are now available for pick-up at our company headquarters at 8143 Walnut Grove Road, Cordova TN 38018, Monday-Friday, 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM (901-753-0168) , or they can be ordered from (free USPS shipping for orders over $40.00;otherwise $5.00 shipping and handling).

GlycoShea™ Facial&Neck Cream: 1 ounce ($39.95), 2 oz ($59.95), 8 oz ($179.95).

HypoShea™ Moisturizer Cream: 1 oz ($12.95), 2 oz ($18.95), 8 oz ($39.95)

AmberSoy™ Soap Gel: available in Lemon, Mint, and No Fragrance Added: 1 oz ($12.95), 2 oz ($18.95 ), 8 oz ($59.95)

So for help with your smile, check out Big River Silk Skincare Inc.

George Woodbury Jr. M.D. (12/12/2022)

President of Big River Silk skincare Inc. (

Board-certified Dermatologist at Rheumatology and Dermatology Associates PC

8143 Walnut Grove Road

Cordova TN 38018




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