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Cor Blimey: Does this $125 Soap Work Wonders?


When I read about Cor, a silver-infused bar of soap, I was intrigued. Not only does a $125 bar of soap seem like the ultimate screw-you to poor people, it's also the most expensive bar of soap I've ever heard of. But Cor promises amazing results, with the bar lasting about six to nine months. That's $20 or less a month, which isn't too steep.

Cor uses nano-silver to fight bacteria, collagen to hydrate, chitosan to absorb oil, and a few other ingredients to make it different from Dove. These ingredients are said to work together to even out skin tone, minimize wrinkles, replenish collagen, and deliver UV protection — all in a single bar of soap. I tried a sample size of Cor ($12) to see if it could live up to its promises. To find out whether it did, read more.

Before, during, and immediately after Fashion Week, I used Cor as my sole cleanser. It's a bit unusual in the sense that you have to lather it up, leave the lather on your face, and then rinse it. I definitely felt a tingle while the lather was on, and the soap didn't dry out my face. Buuuuut... I didn't see facial fireworks. I still fought pimples, I didn't get an amazing glow, and I didn't have a collagen-fueled epiphany. (FYI: Topical collagen can't replace the collagen your body has lost.) So, is this soap worth $125? I think you know.

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