Glycolic Acid and the War on Wrinkles
Dermatologists like myself have long known he best way to keep your skin youthful is to avoid rays from the sun and from tanning salon bulbs. But what if you’ve already been in the sun, and you need help against wrinkles, against skin splotchiness of color, and against skin roughness?
Some years ago, Dermatologists found that both Retinoic Acid and what are called Alpha-Hydroxy Acid-containing creams (AHAs) tended to help reduce the appearance of fine lines in the skin, making them part of your anti-wrinkle strategy. There is also much research into other prescription agents, to complement the use of lasers, of Botox, or even use of fillers or surgical procedures such as face lifts.
The Woodbury family of four Dermatologist has recommended use of certain AHA-containing creams – the GlycoShea® Creams– since the 1980s. These contain an anti-wrinkle chemical, Glycolic Acid,originally discovered in fruits, such as pineapple, and in sugarcane. Glycolic Acid promotes exfoliation, helping older, dead skin cells to be released from the skin surface, allowing newer cells to develop. The result is more even color in the skin, with an improvement in skin texture and tone. The GlycoShea Creams are now available not only in Tennessee but also nationally, through Big River Silk Skincare Inc.. of which I became President in 2016
The GlycoShea Creams are “organic” because they incorporate carbon atoms, particularly through their Shea Butter, from an African tree – the Shea Tree. Shea nuts have been used by the peoples of the Sahel region of Africa as both a moisturizer and a foodstuff for hundreds of years, so they have a long safety track record. We blend the Glycolic Acid with Shea Butter, avoiding sulfates, parabens, formaldehyde, propylene glycol, and fragrances, making these products “hypoallergenic.” The results is pure GlycoSheaFacial&Neck Cream, GlycoSheaHand&Body Cream/Standard Strength, and GlycoSheaHand&Body Cream/High Strength.
Check out Big River Silk Skincare’s offerings: www.Bigriversilkskincare.com. $5.00 USPS shipping and handling; free shipping and handling for orders over $40.00 (over $70.00 in Canada). And we’re offering a store-wide 20% promotion discount through December 31st.
George Woodbury Jr. M.D. (12/26/20200
Board-certified Dermatologist, at Rheumatology and Dermatology Associates PC
8143 Walnut Grove Road
Cordova TN 38018