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The Beautiful Skin Blog — healthy skin

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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9 awesome skincare tips in one easy place

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Hello! We've had such a blast sharing great tips for taking care of your skin. So much fun, in fact, we decided to round them all up in one place. Easy to find, easy to read, great for making your skin healthier and happier. So here it is: Facial care made simple: 9 great skincare tips Healthy skin isn't magic! A little common sense (eat right, sleep well), a little information (hot showers dry you out), and maybe a few ideas that you didn't think of before (your cell phone is dirty! Clean it!) - mix it up and take...

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Father's Day - special offer

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Help Dad look his smoothest and sharpest. Enter the Special Offer code DAD20 at checkout and you'll receive 20% off your entire order of Cor! You might be surprised at how many of Cor's customers are men... They know our combination of natural ingredients and patented silver-silica delivery formula works beautifully on their skin. This offer is good through May 30th so get it while you can!

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Healthy skin tip #9: Clean your cell phone (and your glasses)

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Remember our "obvious-but-surprising" tip about using a clean pillowcase? Same thought applies to other things that touch your face. Your phone being probably the #1 overlooked contender. How many times each day do you use your phone? Well, a dirty phone leaves behind dirt (and oil, and germs) on your skin. So clean your phone, and you'll have a positive effect on your skin as well! Use distilled water for the screen and camera; use rubbing alcohol for hard plastic – such as the body of the phone and possibly the case. Here's a simple how-to on cleaning your phone. Take a moment...

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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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