I've never been a huge fan of soap, finding it to be inefficient and just generally fussy. I've always preferred using proper cleansers and facial washes to remove makeup and cleanse my face.
I recently won a sample of the Cor Silver Soap Trial Size Pack from the lovely Roz of Dutchess Roz and I did a quick review of the Moisturiser, Serum and Eye Cream here as part of my samples series.
As part of the sample pack, 10g of Cor soap was included. The soap in my pack comes in this little drawstring bag which I've been using to keep it separate from everything else in my bathroom and stop it dissolving into mush.
Cor's philosophy is that you use this soap twice a day in place of your usual cleansing routine. It is said to cleanse, tone and exfoliate in one, whilst nourishing the skin and reducing the signs of ageing.
The soap does, I have to admit, look tiny, and you start to wonder how on earth anyone can justify charging £15 for a tiny circle of soap!
I've been using this mostly in the evening as a treatment. I wet my hands and rub the soap between them for a few seconds to make a lather, before applying the lather to my face. I then experience a slight tingling as I leave it on my skin for a few minutes. The leaflet enclosed with the soap explains that leaving the soap on the skin for several minutes daily can help to treat acne and blemishes, whilst cleansing and exfoliating your skin. After a week of using it you can use it for a shorter amount of time - for around a minute or only use it as a treatment in areas where you are prone to blemishes. If you just want to use it as a cleanser, you can just use it as a regular cleansing soap too.
I have to admit, I was super sceptical of this soap at first as it claimed to be a multi-tasking wonder product. But over the past few weeks of using it, I haven't been able to really find much wrong with it! It has cleansed my face perfectly, removing my tinted moisturiser and other face products, and leaving my skin feeling clean but not stripped. Cor do suggest this can be used to remove eye makeup but I personally haven't tried this as I prefer using a dedicated make up remover around the sensitive eye area.
I have been pleasantly surprised by this humble soap which delivers on its promises. I would say that this is firmly targeted at those who purchase premium skincare and therefore would not baulk at paying £35 upwards for a larger sized product. I think this would especially suit those with oily or blemish-prone skin as it seems to balance it out and is quite gentle. I can't say I have experienced any noticeable reduction in oiliness but I haven't had any blemishes since I started using this, which is a miracle for my sensitive skin!
In short, the trial-sized product is worth a go if you are a fan of high-end skincare. I would also imagine it will last you some time as I've been using this daily for almost three weeks and mine looks almost new with hardly a dent in it.
Price - from £15 for a trial size
Where to Buy - Cor