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Bioré Charcoal Acne Clearing Cleanser


4.2 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars52%
  • 4 Stars28%
  • 3 Stars13%
  • 2 Stars4%
  • 1 Star3%
4.23 / 5 based on 3,561 Reviews


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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Bioré Charcoal Acne Clearing Cleanser
Bioré Charcoal Acne Clearing Cleanser
Reviews (3561)
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  • "I loveeeee this face wash!❤ I use this on a daily basis. It really scrubs any leftover makeup or dirty you might have in your pores. It leaves your face with a cool minty feeling. If you have sensitive skin you might want to try a tamer product, but if you are looking for a deep clean then this will do the job! You can find it at any local drugstore ( Walmart, target, dollar store, cvs, etc)" in 137 reviews
ana c.
13 reviews
I use this every night, if you stay at a constant routine for cleaning your face, it is great, it you use it every now and then it doesnt do anything. I would deffiantly buy this cleanser again because I stick to the same routine of waking up, taking a shower, cleaning my face and getting ready for the day.
sarah p.
Montrose, AR
49 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This leaves my face feeling clean, without over drying. I do feel like it helps clear my acne up quicker than other cleansers. The only reason I didn’t give it 5 Stars is because it has a scent, almost menthol, that burns my eyes terribly so I have to be very careful when I use it. Other than that I love it!
Tara R.
Mount Hope, WV
34 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I love this product! My boyfriend and I use this everyday and it helps eliminate acne so well! Before Biore, he had really bad acne and blackheads but when he uses this daily, he doesn’t have any. We purchase it at Walmart but it is available at most grocery/ drug stores. Good price too! Highly recommend!
Kathy P.
1 review
I love this product.  Your face feels clean and revived after using it.  I use it daily and now my teenage son is using as well.  It has helped his acne immensely.  What I like is you can find it at most stores and recently I have found it at Dollar General.  Thank you  Biore.
MaryLib W.
11 reviews
This is actual magic, when I feel like I’m going to break out, I wash my face with this and BAM it pulls out all the dirt and oil. Great packaging, especially for traveling with the open close top. It can be a little harsh in the winter since the air is dryer but other than that I would 10/10 recommend!
Vidhi J.
47 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Great cleanser! I have been using this for years now and it clears up my acne and doesn’t leave my face feeling drying at all. Its very refreshing especially when your using it in the morning!
Hannah H.
7 reviews
I picked this up at Target on a particularly rough skin day a few months ago, and I've sworn by it ever sense. It's become a part of my daily skincare routine. It's perfect for cleaning out the pores and really hydrating the skin and making it possible to wear makeup without being absolutely miserable!
Kayla M.
south san francisco, CA
40 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I just used this product a few minutes ago and I bought it from target. The packaging was kind of cute and colorful. I used it many times but it doesn’t clear my acne as well as my other products. I would recommend to others though because you get a little more than what you pay for which is awesome.
Brooklyn T.
6 reviews
Despite the fact that charcoal products are supposed to be good for oily skin, I've found that after using this it feels like there's a film coating my face. After a few hours, whether I have makeup on or not, my face becomes a greaseball even in areas it normally isn't, and I had to give up on it.
Patti R.
11 reviews
I used it to help prevent breakouts and unclogged my pores. It worked at first to help with my breakouts, but unlike the strips it didn’t really leave my face feeling clean, I would Have to use a mask right behind it to help with making my face feel clean, or another cleanser it doesn’t do the job.
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
i've been using this for two days and it dries my skin out SO horribly, is it supposed to do that?
Ashley J.
194 reviews
Bioré Charcoal Acne Clearing Cleanser I have very clogged pores, does this help clear them out fast?
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

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