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The Beautiful Skin Blog — face soap

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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How to use Cor soap and serums

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In this short video I explain how to use Cor's products – so very quick and simple, just a few minutes each day.     Yes that's my Kiwi accent, front and center! New Zealand's sunny beaches played a role in my early interest in skincare - see the story of Cor....  

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Healthy skin tip #10: Don't rub your eyes!

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Your facial skin is sensitive. That goes double for the skin around your eyes. Too much rubbing of this skin causes wear and tear! Stop rubbing or scratching around your eyes, look better.   Sounds so simple, right? But okay, why do we rub our eyes in the first place?! You're tired. We think you know the solution to this one – get consistent sleep! You're stressed. Different people find different solutions to stress and worry. We like yoga. Find the approach that works for you – it's important to manage your stress. You're allergic. Often we think of allergies causing...

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What is exfoliation? And how do I exfoliate my facial skin?

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Exfoliation means removing dead skin cells from the surface. This reveals the younger, healthier cells underneath.

Here's how your skin works. Your body makes new skin cells at its lower level, which is called the dermis. The new gradually push upwards toward the upper level, the epidermis. The older cells on the surface gradually die. Eventually they fall (or 'slough', pronounced like 'sluff') off, making way for the newer, fresher skin cells underneath....

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