Wednesday, June 4th, 2008

Plank’s Cor Soap ($125.00) is something that sort of makes me go, “WHAT?!” because $125 for a 120-gram bar of soap? It is a facial soap, but it is designed to basically do everything in your skincare regimen: revives, plumps, tones, balances, deep cleans, and heals surface skin. To apply, massage gently into skin for one minute, and then keep the foam on for three to four minutes. According to Plank, one bar of Cor soap will last you six months, and if it truly does it all, then it’s not such a bad concept. The product contains silver, silica, collagen, chitosan, and sericin as its main ingredients, which are micronized in such a way that they are bettle able to penetrate the layers of the skin. Cor soap’s pH is supposed to be similar to the natural pH of skin, so it should be good for all skin types.

Silver helps destroy bacteria while also speeding up growth and repair of skin cells. Silica helps get everything to the dermis layer of the skin. Four types of collagen are found in Cor soap, including marine collagen, which gets into the dermis layer of the skin. Chitosan is a natural fiber that helps to even out skin tone as well as help with cell regeneration. Sericin is a soluble protein from silk that’s moisture-binding and film-forming, it helps form a protective film to lock in moisturizer and give protection against the sun.

I used Cor for two weeks, and it didn’t cause me any additional skin problems. I also found that it helped keep my skin moisturized throughout the day, and it lathered and foamed nicely in the shower. However, like soaps in general, it gives me this squeaky clean kind of feeling on the skin. I can’t really describe it, but I’m pretty sure you know what I’m talking about… skin isn’t necessarily tight so much as that if you attempt to run your hand across it, it gets stuck or jagged. Anyway, I hate that feeling, which is why I use body washes and not soaps! So for me, this is a personal preference, and I can’t see myself opting for this. I also don’t feel right just using one product–I feel like I need more, whether or not that’s really true is an entirely different story.

Here is one great thing, though. You can give Cor a chance by picking up a sample size that should last you two weeks or so, and it’s only $12! Now, at $12, it makes it worth giving it a shot to see if it can replace all of your cleansers, toners, etc.  Learn more or purchase at www.plankdesigns.com.

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13 thoughts on “Luxury Soap or Miracle? Plank’s Cor Soap Aims to Streamline Your Skincare

  1. Christine, you had me completely convinced this wasn’t a necessary product to investigate (due to cost) and then you ruined it when you told me I could get the sample size for only $12. DAG! :)

  2. o.o
    That’s expensive, for face soap!
    I’d only pay that much if it did real wonders.

  3. cloudburst

    I bet it cleans great, but the thing is that 4 minutes isn’t enough time for active ingredients to penetrate your skin.

  4. HeavenLeiBlu

    Ummm SAY WHAT???????????

    I can’t see myself buying it, but I think I’ll try a sample and pretend like I’m rich enough to take the plunge, LOL

    • LOL!! The product is *supposed* to eliminate the need for all of your other toners, cleansers, etc., so theoretically, it doesn’t cost you more than if you had to buy a bunch of individual products!

  5. Sabrina

    Wow! that’s alot! But I think i might try the tester. Where can I get it from?

  6. I tested this out a while back and it didn’t seem to do anything more than my average cleanser does, so for me, it wasn’t worth the price.