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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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annie e.
Fremont, CA
26 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I think it's a bit gimmicky, just following the charcoal fixed everything trend. However it makes my face feel clean so it's satisfying at the time. No long term benefits, but it's very inexpensive so I don't mine.
Emily H.
8 reviews
The nice thing about this face wash is that it felt like it was actually exfoliating, although it didn't have a nice kick of feeling refreshed afterwards. I got it from Target and it was a nice price, especially since I don't usually buy Biore. 
Cassie F.
Bergton, VA
19 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Love love love this cleanser. It gives me that nice clean feeling and I love the feel of the charcoal. I usually purchase at Target because I can usually find a good deal there. This is my go to for a quick wash!
Nicole L.
Big Lake
19 reviews
I have super oily skin and this worked so well. The only problem I had, was keeping it on a little too long. My face got irritated and red. I have since not kept it on as long and haven't had the problem again. I love biore and will continue to use
Jybel Carolina E.
Washington, DC
57 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
This is a strong cleanser yet non drying , i been using it for the couple last few months and i really like it , i even use it to wash my makeup brushes ! The price is good comparing to how much product you get
Samantha M.
Los Alamitos , CA
8 reviews
This leaves your face feeling so fresh and so clean. It’s really gentle, great for sensitive skin! The piece is pretty affordable, for the results it’s GREAT. This is always one of my purchases when at the store
Rayane V.
La Puente, CA
145 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
It works well for those with bad acne. It does have a tingling sensation when you wash your face at first. I am a repeat user of this product. It is a little harsh only because of the burning sensation at first.
Jasmine L.
36 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
As I've said in previous reviews, I adore this cleanser. It's refreshing while it irritating my skin. I was excited that it worked so well! And the price wasn't bad either. I'd recommend this for all skin types.
Jianina M.
Chula Vista
3 reviews
Honestly i see no improvement to my skin. It leaves my skin feeling clean but i have to continuously use it for that clean feeling. I only use it once or twice a week because it dries my skin out! I do not recommend if you have normal to dry skin.
Malik R.
9 reviews
Whenever I use this product my skin feels so much more healthy and renewed. It really gets done in deep into my pores and gets rid of all the dirt and grim from the day before. I can always rely on this product.
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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