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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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Getting red carpet ready on a seriously tiny budget - it can be done!

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Getting red carpet ready on a seriously tiny budget - it can be done!

This time last week I was feeling like Cinderella waking up after the ball. I was so lucky to be able to attend the Primetime Emmy Awards and The Governor’s Ball following the awards ceremony. It was super fun, but the week beforehand I was worried about how to get myself red carpet ready, given how limited my budget was, and the fact that I am very much a plain Jane. One of my friends who I have known for decades is an executive at NBC and he invited me to be his date this year. I was thrilled, but...

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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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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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