We Tried It: Cor Silver Soap

We see some interesting products come through our mailbox here at The Chalkboard, and every so often a product really catches our eye.  This round little ball of soap by Cor is one of them.  Cor’s straightforward modern packaging is appealing, but that’s not what had us so fascinated.  This translucent little ball of soap is much more than meets the eye!  In a new twist on sudsing up, Cor soap actually provides UV protection of SPF 15!

Cor is a New Zealand brand founded by skin cancer survivor Jennifer McKinley.  Knowing the importance of sun protection, Jennifer created a soap with not only sunscreen, but a bevy of powerful skin-protecting ingredients!  Sericin is the light-scattering protein derived from silk that gives this bar its UV protection.  Silver nano-particles provide cutting edge micro-protection and an antibacterial effect, protecting skin from acne breakouts and collagen breakdown.  The silk-derived sericin is combined with marine collagen and skin-evening fiber chitosan to form Cor’s unique CSC Compound.  All of these elements work together with hyaluronic acid, avocado and jojoba to make up one powerful little bar of soap!

Just in time for summer, Cor just might be the first bar of soap to make it into our bathtubs since bath gel and body wash were invented!  Pack a travel-friendly bar on one of your next vacations, knowing you’ve packed an extra layer of protection. Remember, whenever truly laying out in the sun, layering on sun protection is key.  Let Cor provide layer number one and add that heavy duty lotion on top!

Cor Giveaway!

Tell us how you stay cool and protected in the sun and win our Cor Silver Soap giveaway.  Leave your comments below and we’ll send the reader with the best tip their own silver soap to try themselves!

For more information or to purchase Cor products, check out their website at corsilver.com

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  1. This is so smart! I’ve been waiting for someone to invent a sunscreen vitamin, but this is a close second 🙂 I used to be pretty lax about sun exposure. When I started running more I had to be safer. Routinely I:
    1. put sunscreen (natural) on my shoulders and arms if they are exposed
    2. wear a visor while exercising so I don’t get too hot but stay protected
    3. put coconut oil on my forehead, nose and cheeks to protect from the glare or those rays that sneak under my visor.
    *I love that this actually moisturizes too, is completely natural, and has been used by Island natives for generations 🙂

    Bonne | 04.27.2012 | Reply
  2. What a clever idea!

    I use sunscreen daily … all year long. I also stay out of the sun either by covering up or staying in the shade. I do not sun bathe … ever! If I’m going to be in a place where it’s almost impossible to stay away from the “rays”, I use light colored clothing and cover up … white, lightweight natural fibers work best. And, of course, I also moisturize before bed to help keep my skin healthy! Thanks for this opportunity!
    reducefootprints at gmail dot com

    Small Footprints | 04.27.2012 | Reply
  3. to stay cool I mist Rose Water on my face and drink lots of water (harmless harvest raw coconut) is like the real thing. to protect I layer “two blocks” for body, face, lips (can’t forget LIPS), scalp and re-applying is so important — Body : La Roche-Posay Anthelios SPF 60 Ultra light, Blue Lizard Australian UVA/UVB SPF 30. Face/Ears: Shiseido SPF 55. Lips: 365 Whole Foods SPF 30. Scalp: HUGE floppy chic sun hat Eyes: sexy old school aviator Raybans. Ps. I think it’s important to put block on the bottom of your feet and between toes if you’ll be walking barefoot outside.

    Jodi Merenda | 04.27.2012 | Reply
  4. I never leave the house without sunblock; I drink tons of water; I shower twice a day at least; I drink chilled buttermilk, it really brings me relief from the heat and humidity; eat lots of salads and vegetarian food; I wear only cottons, linens. I only venture outdoors (if I’m walking) before 10 a.m. and after 5 p.m. if I can help it!

  5. Congratulations BONNE! You’ve won our Cor giveaway!
    Thanks to all for the great comments and wonderful ideas.

    The Chalkboard | 04.30.2012 | Reply
  6. I stay cool by staying inside. Drinking plenty of water and getting plenty of rest.

    Amy Orvin | 05.05.2012 | Reply

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