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Bioré Charcoal Acne Clearing Cleanser

BY BIORÉ #74 in Facial Cleansers

4.2 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars51%
  • 4 Stars28%
  • 3 Stars14%
  • 2 Stars4%
  • 1 Star3%
4.21 / 5 based on 3,190 Reviews

Product Description

Daily acne cleanser with natural charcoal to absorb excess oil and clear breakouts.

Skin acting up? Meet Charcoal. This daily charcoal acne cleanser with Salicylic Acid deep cleans and penetrates pores to absorb oil and help stop breakouts for clearer skin in just 2 days.

  • Clears acne in just 2 days
  • Salicylic Acid Treatment
  • Penetrates pores to control and prevent the development of new acne blemishes
  • Skin Purifying Technology
  • Oil free
  • Dermatologist tested

How to Use: Wet face. Pump product into hands. Massage over entire face and neck. Rinse thoroughly. For optimal results, use daily.


  • For external use only. Using other topical acne medications at the same time or immediately following use of this product may increase dryness or irritation of the skin. If this occurs, only one medication should be used unless directed by a doctor
  • Avoid eye contact. If contact occurs, rinse thoroughly. Keep out of reach of children

How it Works: With natural charcoal and Salicylic Acid, this daily cleanser penetrates pores and absorbs excess oil to help clear acne and prevent future breakouts.

Purpose: Acne Treatment.

Use: For the treatment of acne.

Store At Room Temperature

Active Ingredient: Salicylic Acid.

Inactive Ingredients:

Water, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sorbitol, Glycerin, Laureth-4 Carboxylic Acid, Ethylhexylglycerin, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Sodium Benzoate, Fragrance, Menthol, Sodium Hydroxide, Polyquaternium-39, Disodium Edta, Charcoal Powder.

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  • I recently but this product and I am absolutely in love with it! ...1 Answers
  • Favorite drugstore face wash?? Mine is Bioré Charcoal Acne Cleari...3 Answers
  • I love this face wash. It helps with my oily dry skin. Does anyon...2 Answers
Bioré Charcoal Acne Clearing Cleanser
Bioré Charcoal Acne Clearing Cleanser
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Kirsten F.
Lackawanna, NY
88 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I have normal to dry skin. My skin is never sensitive. However when using this product, I was super sensitive to it. I’m thinking it’s because of the Charcoal. I liked the product and would use it again, liked the warm tingly feeling— just not the redness it left afterwards.
Genna B.
Highland Bch, FL
104 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Obsessed with this product. My skin is so sensitive and was consistently breaking out and this product is so gentle. Through consistent use I was able to notice an improvement. It's tingly as you're washing your face so you can almost feel how amazingly clean it's getting.
Sabrina S.
13 reviews
Gives your face a nice clean feeling, but almost a little too clean. My face felt a little tight after using but my skincare routine absorbed nicely and it didn’t irritate my sensitive skin. I wouldn’t use this every day, but it’s nice for that squeaky clean feeling after a long day. Price is fair and it lasts a good while.
Sarah H.
New Albany, MS
18 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
The charcoal cleanser makes my skin feel super clean and soft after just one pump of it! It lathers up and it takes off most of my makeup. I would say that my acne got better as I used it. It's a decent price for the amount of product that you get! I would repurchase. 
Ruthie N.
168 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
I bought this because there is a boom of charcoal products so I want it to try it. It felt very refreshing my face was clean and I think it really helps to clean the pores specially on the nose of course it is not like the peeling mask but I was satisfied with this cleanser.
Yocelyn F.
Dalton, GA
19 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
This product is a little pricey for my range, but I decided to try it out. It works exactly like it says it would. It did make my skin feel smoother and more clean. I would recommend this to other people, however, if you have dry skin then be careful not to use it too much!
Kimmy S.
18 reviews
Works very well. A bit strong for my sensitive skin. My face tends to be a little red and stingy after using in the shower with warm water. Even with this, I feel my face is very clean after using and smells very good. Would use again with gentle moisturizer afterwords.
Rhona D.
13 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I bought this from CVS and I love this product because it is effective in clearing my facial impurities. I also noticed that pimple scar and redness became lighter after using this product would definitely buy this again although I have to make sure I moisturize afterwards because it tend to dry my skin
Hunter L.
Stone Mtn, GA
41 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
HOLY HECKIN GRAIL RIGHT HERE. I was originally wary of this, but my best friend was like "no hunter you need to try this" and I was like, eh. I GUESS. So I tried it and my horrible acne cleared up in a week! I was like, thank god, because a college senior should NOT have acne anymore. Definitely use this all the time. 
Jeni S.
1 review
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I think this Biore Charcoal Product is pretty darn good. It helps keep my blemishes down and I love the cold feeling it ha ps on my skin. I think the bottle it comes in is quite nice(couldn't be reused for something else later). Overall I would reccommend this to anyone.
I just started using this product and it started to burn a little bit and my face looks like a tomato; is it suppose to do that? Or is it because my skin isn’t use to it yet? 
courtney p.
21 reviews
does this make your face feel fresh after washing and does it dry your skin? i have oily acne prone and dry skin.
Lacy W.
Miller, MO
12 reviews
Favorite drugstore face wash?? Mine is Bioré Charcoal Acne Clearing Cleanser
courtney p.
21 reviews
i've been using this for two days and it dries my skin out SO horribly, is it supposed to do that?
Sabrina S.
Canyon Cntry, CA
20 reviews
Is it normal after the first few days to break out which I usually never do? And I woke up today and my face feels like there's little bumps all over, you can't see it but you can feel it. Is this normal and my skin getting used to it? Or a bad reaction and I should stop?

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