The COR Silver Soap Review

January 15, 2012

It seems soaps have become the “IT” facial cleanser at the moment. There has been a few brands of soap that have taken the beauty world by storm with raving reviews, so naturally I have to try one! I had a choice between the COR Silver Soap, the Penelopi Moon Faicla Cleansing Soap Junoa which has been voted the best facial cleanser by the Japanese @ Cosme Best Cosmetic Award 2011(the most trusted yearly beauty award in Japan), and the Gamila Secret Soap that has every Asian blogger talking. In the end I went for the COR Silver Soap as it has some anti blemish properties and so far I haven’t read a single bad review about it.

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It retails for USD$125, very pricey for just a bar of soap isn’t it?! But the ingredient list might give you a good indication that it is not just an ordinary soap! The star ingredient of this soap is that it contains the patented formula of nano-silver with silica and they are derived from natural sources.

Silver: is one of the best antibacterial agents. It blocks the bactera’s ability to transfer oxygen through its cell walls. Silver also has healing properties and has been used by doctors to speed cell repair.

Silica: prepares the skin to accept the ingredients of Cor. The sponge-like nature of Silica draws the Silver and other active ingredients into its particles so that it can richly nourish the skin.

Other ingredients include:

Glycerin: derived from natural palm oil which is a renewable source of glycerin most often used in high end soaps.

Marine Collagen from Japan: Collagen starts to disappear at the rate of 1.5% per year in adulthood! Cor’s collagen can add a more youthful apperance to one’s face.

Sericin: is a natural, soluble protein made from silk. Highly moisture-binding and film-forming.

Chitosan: is a natural fibre that acts to even out skin tone, and helps to balance out the skin’s oil levels.

Pomegranate Extract: helps to reduce the effect of aging and fight free radicals.

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How I use the soap: This soap develops into very dense, creamy and rich lather (very silimiar to the high end Japanese foam wash).  The instruction recommends to leave the foam on your face from 30 seconds to 5 minutes depending on your skin type, and below is the recommended steps to follow:

First week: If you have normal to dry skin, massage the foam onto your face for 30 seconds then leave the foam resting on your face for a further 1 – 2 minutes. For oily, troubled, acne prone skin, leave the foam on for 5 minutes.

Second week: start to reduce the length of time the foam is left on your skin

After second week: use daily as a normal facial soap.

My experience with the COR Silver Soap:

Prior to using this soap, I had always been using a very gentle, moisturizing cleansing lotion. The COR soap is on the other end of the spectrum, it deep cleans the skin and provides a squeaky feel to the skin. I tried to leave the foam on my face for 5 minutes during the first week of use, and it felt like a deep cleansing mask for me. Though my skin appeared noticeably more clear with refined pores, it also felt very dry and tight. Since then I reduced the length of time to 2 minutes as I didn’t have troubled skin, and my skin has been looking very good lately. It just looks brighter and much more clear, and best of all I only had one minor hormonal break out during the two month of use. My skin still feels a little taut after washing, but nothing can’t be fixed by my beloved moisturizer – creme de la mer which seems to work so well with this soap (and that’s going to be another review)

I have also used the COR Silver Soap on the back of my neck and shoulder (they have been suffering from little white or red bumps for years as I always wear my hair down), I left the foam on for 5 minutes and magically after three days it has totally cleared up the bumpy skin! Even my husband cannot believe for once my shoulder is as smooth as..his..haha! However as soon as I stop using this soap, the congestion problems seem to come back.

Bottom Line: Ever since I had the “break-out” attack a while ago, I always try to incorporate at least one anti-blemish product in my skincare routine. And I much prefer the COR Silver soap than the conventional AHA or BHA based products, as it is a lot less harsh to my skin. Even though it is still a little drying for my skin,  it doesn’t make my skin irritated, red or peel like some other products do. Highly recommend for people who have acne-prone, oily skin. Dry skin ladies can skip this.

I bought the COR silver SOAP on skinstore.com with a 20% off discount code.

 

 

 

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{ 17 comments… read them below or add one }

jamilla January 15, 2012 at 10:24 am

Glad this works for you! I use DHC Citrus cleansing foam.

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The Girlie Blogger January 15, 2012 at 10:29 am

Good review. I have breakouts too.
http://www.thegirlieblog.com

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Quynh January 15, 2012 at 10:30 am

I live in UK, is there any website I can purchase this soap? I’m really interested

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Reika January 17, 2012 at 11:06 am

Hi Quynh, I bought it from skinstore (link is attached is my post), and they ship internationally!

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Quynh January 17, 2012 at 12:21 pm

Thank you. Your recommendations never disappoint me :) . I love all the products you recommended

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Reika January 17, 2012 at 12:29 pm

Thank you darl! You are so sweet!

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Maria January 15, 2012 at 3:07 pm

very interesting! but do you use it in the morning only?
i don’t know how to deal with those minutes one has to wait with the foam on his face….

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Reika January 17, 2012 at 11:08 am

Yep I use it day and night. I just use it as a normal cleanser in the morning (rinse it off straight away), but I leave the foam on for 2 minutes at night.

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M.Fay January 15, 2012 at 3:50 pm

I really like the Arcona Berry Fruit Bar (they have three kinds suited for skin type). Anyways, I started using it over 7 years ago, it was the first face soap I bought that was only made in bar form.

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Reika January 17, 2012 at 11:09 am

Thanks for letting me know Fay. I have heard great things about Arcona, and I really want to try them out one day!

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chaimaa January 24, 2012 at 1:54 am

hey there :) , this is my first comment here , i love your blog by the way , so i just wanted to ask you about those little white or red bumps that you mentioned as i have these too i was just wondering did this works for you ? have you ever tried a product that actually did ? thanks

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Reika January 29, 2012 at 12:01 pm

Yes cor silver helps to get rid of the small bumps on my back. I left the foam on for 5 minutes, and after a few days all my bumps were gone. To maintain the result it is best to use it everyday for 5 minutes which can be a bit of a hassle.

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Jennifer McKinley March 6, 2012 at 5:41 pm

Hello Reika. Thanks for your lovely review of Cor. I wanted to jump in and let those with dry skin know that Cor will help hydrate over time. The sericin and the chitosan work together to balance out the tone and pH levels of the skin. Sericin and Hyaluronic Acid plumps and moisturises and locks in moisture. Chitosan removes excess oils. So while it does feel tight to begin with, over time you will go back to having normal skin. Also, for those in the UK you can order at http://www.cor-europe.com and in the next month we will be launching our http://www.corpacific.com site so that you can purchase in Australia and New Zealand.

Cheers
Jennifer (Cor’s founder and CEO who also happens to be a New Zealander)

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AZ April 27, 2012 at 1:21 am

Hey guys!

Was wondering if you can share the promo code you used?

or if you know of another promo code for any other side, regarding Cor.
Thanks!
Adrienne

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Tory July 13, 2012 at 5:30 pm

big thanks for your reviws!
I’ve oil skin and I just know about COR from my mom’s boss, she really love it and she recommened it to me. Firstime i don’t know how to used and not sure for used it but now i’m really want to use it :) sorry about my english., I will try it and will tell you about my result next time! I staying in Thailand too hard to find COR. xx

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Tina October 16, 2012 at 12:17 pm

OMG, that is expensive soap to literally wash down the drain :) Hey, you only live once, right? I came across this much more frugal soap called lifebuoy. It’s totally old school but smells great and apparently Marilyn Monroe loved it: http://www.ourwonderlust.com/ourwonderlust/lifebuoy-soap.html

XOXO
Tina

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Oan. November 7, 2012 at 5:29 pm

Hey, Tory , I stay in Thailand too, and I ‘m using this silver soap !!! but in thailand you could buy it “”"
but its’ name isn’t ” cor silver soap ” in thailand it’s trade name is ” Regina queen nano silver soap ” and you could it
at Terminal 21 on 3rd floor , The shop’s name is ” Regina ” , Gateway akamai on 2nd floor . Your could buy it by yourself!!! the price is so expensive for me too!!!! it’s size 15 grams – price 855 bath , 60 grams – price about 2,600 bath . I hope that u could buy it and use it …

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