10 Soap Bars That Can Deep Clean Your Pores

Say goodbye to deep-seated oil and dirt!

The reputation of soaps being overly drying usually overlooks one of its best traits—they're incredibly effective at deep cleansing. A gentle soap can remove oil, dirt, and other irritants. 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, here are 10 face-friendly soaps to pick up for those desperate times:

Sebamed Baby Cleansing Bar

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


Sebamed Baby Cleansing Bar, P358, Zalora

Klairs Face Rich Moist Facial Soap

This soap 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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Klairs Face Rich Moist Facial Soap, P464, Beautymnl

Zenutrients Cooling Cucumber Glycerin Soap

After a full day out in the sun, refresh your skin with this cooling glycerin soap.

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Zenutrients Cooling Cucumber Glycerin Soap, P138, TriNoma

Hello Gorgeous Purifying Facial Soap

The tea tree extract and niacinamide in this soap will help you breeze through a bad breakout on your face and body.

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Hello Gorgeous Purifying Facial Soap, P160, Hello Gorgeous

Cetaphil Gentle Cleansing Bar

Those with dry and sensitive skin need a thorough washing, too, and this cult-fave bar can give you exactly that.

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Cetaphil Gentle Cleansing Bar, P504, Watsons

Some By Mi AHA BHA PHA 30 Days Miracle Bar Soap

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

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Some By Mi AHA BHA PHA 30 Days Miracle Bar Soap, P900, Beautymnl

Erno Laszlo Sea Mud Deep Cleansing Bar

Unlike most detoxifying soaps, this bar 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 complexion's oil production.

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Erno Laszlo Sea Mud Deep Cleansing Bar, P2,050, Sephora.ph

Sisley Soapless Facial Cleansing Bar

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 over time.

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Sisley Soapless Facial Cleansing Bar, P3,800, Rustan's

Lush Fresh Farmacy Facial Soap

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


Lush Fresh Farmacy Facial Soap, price unavailable, Greenbelt 3

Wild Ferns Manuka Honey Pure and Gentle Soap

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

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Wild Ferns Manuka Honey Pure and Gentle Soap, P429, Beauty Bar

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