10 Face-Friendly Bars and Soaps That Can Deep-Clean Your Pores

Bye, oil!

The reputation of soaps and bars for being overly drying usually overlooks one of its best traits—they're incredibly effective at deep cleansing. A gentle soap or bar can remove oil, dirt, and other irritants that your average gentle cleanser can't. Say you went hiking or found yourself stuck outside for too long trying to hail a cab, your skin will need the extra lather to feel squeaky clean again. That said, we list 10 face-friendly soaps and bars to pick up for those desperate times.

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Baby Cleansing Bar (P358) from SebaMed

Originally formulated for babies, this mild bar from SebaMed is moisturizing and pH-balanced so it won't damage your skin's protective barrier.

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Face Rich Moist Facial Soap (P464) from Dear Klairs

This soap from Dear Klairs contains a mixture of argan, almond, and jojoba oil for a non-drying cleanse. It also has calamine, a soothing ingredient perfect for sensitive and irritated skin.

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Cooling Cucumber Glycerin Soap (P138) from Zenutrients

After a full day out in the sun, cleanse your skin with this cooling glycerin soap from Zenutrients. It's formulated with vitamin C and cucumber extract to give you that refreshing feeling after each wash.

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Purifying Facial Soap (P160) from Hello Gorgeous

The tea tree extract and niacinamide in this soap from Hello Gorgeous will help you breeze through a bad breakout, be it on your face or body.

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Gentle Cleansing Bar (P504) from Cetaphil

Those with dry and sensitive skin need thorough washing, too, and this cult-fave bar from Cetaphil can give you exactly that. It's non-comedogenic too, so you don't have to worry about this product clogging your pores.

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AHA BHA PHA 30 Days Miracle Bar Soap (P900) from Some By Mi

It's rare to see exfoliating acids, niacinamide, and tea tree in one product, but this soap frrom Some By Mi has all three. This soap claims to cleanse, exfoliate, and treat blemishes in one step—a perfect match for acne-prone skin.

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Sea Mud Deep Cleansing Bar (P2,050) from Erno Laszlo

Unlike most detoxifying soaps, this bar from Erno Laszlo is free of sulfates that can dry out your skin. It has mineral-rich deep sea mud that exfoliates, glycerin that holds moisture, and palm oil that balances your oil levels.

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Soapless Facial Cleansing Bar (P3,800) from Sisley

Sisley formulated this soap-free cleanser so you can reap all the cleansing benefits of soap sans the uncomfortable, tight feeling. Recommended for combination to oily skin, it promises to eliminate excess sebum and tighten pores overtime.

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Fresh Farmacy Facial Soap (P395) from Lush

The pale pink hue of this soap from Lush is due to the high concentration of calamine powder, which can calm down even the most troubled and sensitive skin.

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Manuka Honey Pure and Gentle Soap (P429) from Wild Ferns

The rich lather and calming fragrance of this antibacterial soap from Wild Ferns is the best way to cap off your nightly routine.

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This story originally appeared on Preview.ph. Minor edits have been made by the Spot.ph editors.

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