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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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Olna A.
34 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I love this cleanser it works deep in my pores to clean everything out and leaves my skin feeling very refreshed. I also have the baking soda cleanser and that works just as fine. I love this brand especially their cleansers.
Jessica S.
Los Angeles, CA
96 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Ohh my god. I love how this cleanser makes my skin feel clean right after. I feel a minty cool tingly dream of the acne medication working wonders on my skin. And it’s only $7 at the drugstore.
Katrina S.
18 reviews
Product really clears your skin and doesn’t leave dry patches. I will continue to use this product because it leaves your skin looking beautiful Bioré Charcoal Acne Clearing Cleanser
Jillian P.
15 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This is my go-to face wash! I use this one when i'm breaking out and the deep pore face wash on the regular! Both of the biore cleaners are very effective, you actually feel your face getting a deep clean! They are about the same price as all other drugstore facial cleansers & have worked wonders for my skin! I would recommend this face wash to people of all skin types.
Shayla K.
Zionsville, IN
107 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Once again, another great exfoliator. I just keep hitting the jackpot on these face scrubs lol. I tried this because my best friend recently told me about charcoal scrubs. Not really thinking a cheaper face scrub would work as well, I decided to still give it a shot. Once again, great on your skin and takes out the blackheads and impurities, leaving your skin radiant!
Christy P.
Kearns, UT
101 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I've been using this for about a month. I usually use the other Biore face wash. But I wanted to try this one because it's specifically for acne. This one seems to be making me breakout more.
Anastasia K.
18 reviews
Have to say I love this product, charcoal washes are my favorite. They smell good and I personally think they end up cleaning your face much better. It's convenient that this is a wash off mask instead of waiting for it to try. I use it in the shower for quick and easy use. Very good price and nice sized bottle it lasts me a few months and I use it 2x a day! 
Nelly A.
Youngstown, OH
92 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
This stuff leaves my oily skin soooo clean! It has a nice tingle that makes me feel like it's really giving my face a deep clean. I haven't had any bumps or anything since I've been using this facial wash. I'd recommend it to anyone with oily/combination skin like me.
Corinne Z.
Cincinnati, OH
84 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
So I have this horrible bumps on my cheeks, that not acne, but just little bumps, and I am always looking for stuff to potentially clear it, well this is the stuff. I use this AFTER I use the OG Biore White baking soda cleaner, so I exfoliate with that and then use this, and it has pushed off the gunk out of my face that I didn't know was there. I was breaking out for the first two days after use, but now my skin is so nice and clear I love it. 
Annika H.
Oshkosh , WI
22 reviews
I’ve only just started using this but it definitely does something well. I’ve seen my skin calm down. My acne has decreased even as I continue to workout and wear make up. My skin feels clean after using this, that is something I’ve dealt struggled with, having my skin actually few clean after using this. And I can tell it’s clean, my white pillows tell the truth
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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