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Ingredient #2: Why did we choose our particular mix of ingredients in The Silver Soap®?

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Ingredient #2: Why did we choose our particular mix of ingredients in The Silver Soap®?

Over summer, we shared more detailed information on one of our key ingredients Chitosan. With the mugginess of summer giving way to the bone dry air of fall and winter, we thought we would tackle Sericin today. It is truly one of the ingredients we were most excited about while formulating our Silver Soap. Why? Let’s get into it. #2 Sericin – the natural skin toner Growing up in New Zealand in an age when it was common to spend all day in the sun at the beach slathered in baby oil, I had horrible sun damage. I’m very fair-skinned and...

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Ingredient #1: What is the chitosan in The Silver Soap®?

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When we launched Cor six years ago, we knew we had something special and were blown away when we won Best Normal Skin Cleanser from the readers of Self magazine that same year. As we were just starting out, we didn’t even know that we had been entered. Apparently, an early adopter recommended it to one of the beauty editors at Self, so imagine our surprise when we were invited to New York to attend the awards luncheon.  While much has been written about our patented compound of silver-silica, there are so many other ingredients that are noteworthy as well....

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Bad skincare advice: 4 ridiculous ideas that DON'T work

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Taking care of your skin is so important.

The products you choose matter, of course, but so do your diet, your sleep habits, and so on. We've passed along some great, simple skincare tips and we keep adding to our list.

BUT … scouring the web, we've stumbled across a few recommendations that struck us as … let's say 'strange'. At best.

So we collected a few and ran them by Dr. Louise Hidinger.

Dr. Hidinger (check out her twitter and blog) has a PhD in biological chemistry and a certification in cosmetic science. She previously told us about why old makeup becomes risky makeup – and now, in this article we pass along her reactions to weird bits of skincare advice you might find on the web.

 

#1  My face isn't a BLT sandwich, thanks

The ridiculous idea: If you get sunburned, put a fresh tomato slice on your face.

What's going on here? Tomatoes have antioxidants, okay, but a fresh slice curing sunburn?

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What causes acne?

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Very short answer: Acne is caused by clogged pores, which can get infected. Some more details: The sebaceous glands just under the surface of your skin produce oily stuff called sebum. Sebum is in fact supposed to help keep your skin clean. It carries dead skin cells up through small canals – called follicles – to 'eject' that unwanted material on the skin's surface. Your sebaceous glands grow and become active during adolescence. (That's one reason you had such awesome skin as a baby, and then it suddenly turned into your worst enemy when you hit the early teen years.)...

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All your skincare questions in one place!

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How does my diet affect my skin? How often should I wash my face? What *really* causes acne? What cosmetic ingredients are good or bad? So many questions. You'll be happy to know we've answered these and many more in our awesome (if we do say so ourselves) Frequently-Asked-Questions article: The clean and healthy face: Your ultimate skincare FAQ. It's fun and easy to read – plus we've organized it so you can quickly find the answers to your most pressing skincare issues!

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