Bioré Charcoal Acne Clearing Cleanser


4.2 out of 5 stars
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  • 4 Stars28%
  • 3 Stars13%
  • 2 Stars4%
  • 1 Star3%
4.23 / 5 based on 3,606 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
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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
Genesis P.
Piscataway, NJ
43 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
To be honest I really don't know if the product worked or if it didn't. The product is supposed to primarily remove blackheads, but it really didn't remove any of my blackheads. What the product did do though is make my face feel as though it was refreshed and made my skin breathe. Weirdest but greatest feeling ever.
Sarah T.
24 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I really loved this when I started using. It cleared up my acne like magic. Unfortunately, it ended up being too harsh for me and after using it for a couple of weeks I developed a sensitivity to it, so now it breaks me out any time I use it. I would be careful buying this if you only have mild acne or sensitive skin. 
Medina P.
Ellicott City
5 reviews
This was sort of disappointing.. My first bottle worked OK. It cleared up my skin SLIGHTLY so I kept using it, hoping it'll get better and stay this way. I'm at my 3rd bottle right now and I can honestly say that it doesn't help me at all anymore.. not with acne, oiliness or just overall cleanliness.  
Selena V.
20 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I love this cleanser! I have oily combination skin and acne prone skin and this has helped a lot. I've been using this cleanser for a couple months now and I'm really happy with it. It doesn't irritate or dry out my skin (which is the problem I've had with other cleansers.), its affordable ,and I love the minty feeling it gives my face when I'm washing it ( literally feels like your chewing mint gum with your face!)
Would definitely Recommend this cleanser!
Savannah N.
Clemson, SC
103 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Okay this product is AMAZING. I was skeptical at first and actually bought it on accident....but boy was I surprised. First of all, the smell is SO nice. It's a fresh smell, but doesn't smell like harsh chemicals. I love the way it smooths my skin out and makes it feel really clean afterwards. I totally recommend it!
Taylor A.
106 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
I had perfect skin up until a year ago, a friend recommended this product and my skin has seriously never been so clear before. I use it daily in the shower with an exfoliating hand mit and it has done wonders for my skin. If you are troubled with acne, I suggest you try this before any high dollar serums or cleansers!!
Jessica W.
Rochester, NY
98 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
A friend recommended this cleanser to me and said it worked really well for her. For me personally though, it irritated my skin so much. It was red and had bumps on it that luckily went away by the next day. My skin usually isn't very sensitive so this surprised me but definitely be careful if you have sensitive skin!
Jasmin F.
29 reviews
I love this facial cleanser. I actually got it from Walmart. It feels so smooth going on and smells so good. It kind of reminds me of men’s cologne so I know it may be a problem for some but I happen to like it. It made my skin feel so smooth and soft. Within a few days I felt a difference and my acne cleared up.
Elizabeth Lea R.
Owensboro, KY
14 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
This was given to me as a gift and I absolutely fell in love with it. It has kept my skin clear and feels really clean and soft every time I use it. Each time I run out, I go to the store and get a new one. 10/10 recommend.
chloe M.
21 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I love charcoal products, they always feel so exfoliating. This product was great for making my skin feel extremely soft, but I didn't notice any of my blackheads diminishing or my blemishes going away, so I wouldn't buy this specific product again, but Biore is a great company so I would try their products again.
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.
202 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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