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The Best Bar Soaps For Acne-Prone Skin

Bonus: These can be used on the face and body!

When we cleanse our skin, we normally choose liquid or foam facial cleansers over bar soaps because of how ~drying~ they can be. We're here to change your mind! The bars on this list will treat acne and leave your face feeling soft and moisturized.  

But before we introduce you to the best bar soaps for acne-prone skin, here's a list of the best blemish-fighting ingredients you should look for when you shop:

  1. Salicylic acid

    Salicylic acid is a type of BHA (Beta Hydroxy Acid) that gently exfoliates dead cells and clears sebum buildup. It's a better alternative to abrasive physical scrubs that won't be able to get deep into the pores.

  2. Charcoal

    Charcoal sucks out the impurities without stripping your skin of moisture.

  3. Tea tree oil

    This ingredient is certainly a favorite of those with acne-prone skin! Its anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties help soothe and dry out pimples.

  4. Sulfur

    If salicylic acid is too strong for your skin, turn to ~sulfur~ products. Sulfur absorbs excess oil and removes dirt without leaving your face feeling taut.

  5. Clay

    Clay vacuums out all the dirt and grease stuck on your pores. A word of caution, though: Clay-infused products should be used sparingly because these may dry out even the oiliest of complexions. 

Below, we have listed down the best acne-fighting bar soaps in the market:

  1. Best Bar Soap for Acne-Prone Skin: Skinpotions Acne Pie Pimple Calming Soap

    This soap from Skinpotions gently removes dead skin cells, soothes irritation + redness, and dries up pimples. It can be used both on the face and body, so it's a sulit purchase! 

    Skinpotions Acne Pie Pimple Calming Soap, P250, Lazada


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  2. Best Bar Soap for Acne-Prone SkinDear Klairs Pore Gentle Black Charcoal Soap

    This black charcoal soap from Dear Klairs absorbs excess sebum with the help of Moroccan organic ghassoul. It deeply cleanses the pores and gets all the deep-seated dirt *without* drying out your skin—your face will feel soft and moisturized afterwards!

    Dear Klairs Pore Gentle Black Charcoal Soap, P630, BeautyMNL


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  3. Best Bar Soap for Acne-Prone Skin: Dr. Kaufmann Medicated Sulfur Soap

    You can rely on Dr. Kaufmann Medicated Sulfur Soap to heal pimples and absorb excess sebum. It can also be used on the body, so you can wave goodbye to bothersome bacne! 

    Dr. Kaufmann Medicated Sulfur Soap, P43, Watsons


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  4. Best Bar Soap for Acne-Prone Skin: Lush Coalface Facial Soap

    This soap has charcoal to sop up excess sebum and antiseptic rosewood oil to combat breakouts. It's also loaded with hydrating ingredients so you can be sure that this won't strip your skin of moisture.

    Lush Coalface Facial Soap, P625,


  5. Best Bar Soap for Acne-Prone Skin: Innisfree Jeju Volcanic Pore Soap

    If you're a huge fan of the cult-favorite Jeju Volcanic Pore Clay Mask, you'll surely love its bar soap counterpart, too! It effectively rids your face of gunk and dirt, absorbs excess oil, and exfoliates dead skin cells. 

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    Innisfree Jeju Volcanic Pore Soap, P450, SM Megamall

  6. Best Bar Soap for Acne-Prone Skin: Aztec Secret Facial and Body Soap with Bentonite and Apple Cider Vinegar

    You can now enjoy the benefits of the viral Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay Mask in a more convenient and ~compact~ form. You can count on this product to balance the pH level of your skin, absorb excess oil, and remove all the dirt and gunk out! 

    Aztec Secret Facial and Body Soap with Bentonite and Apple Cider Vinegar, P129, Lazada


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  7. Best Bar Soap for Acne-Prone Skin: Skin Genie Apple Cider Vinegar Soap

    This ACV-infused soap from Skin Genie has coconut and apple oil plus pink guava extract that will leave your skin feeling soft even after cleansing. It also has anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties to help clarify your complexion and prevent breakouts.

    Skin Genie Apple Cider Vinegar Soap, P150, Skin Genie


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