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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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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!
Teysha R.
8 reviews
This product is nice. It says it’s for oily skin but for first time buyers it can confuse you because there’s a conditioner like slip to it, but it does take away some of that unwanted oiliness
Samantha D.
34 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I really like the Biore Charcoal Acne Clearing Cleanser. This, combined with several other facial scrubs that I use, helped to reduce the amount of black heads that I have. It can dry out my skin from time to time, but I always put lotion on, and that seems to help. I would definitely purchase it again.
Pamela C.
Lancaster, CA
64 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I love this product. The first time I used it was at somebody’s house and I loved it so much I went and bought it immediately. It gives me that fresh clean feeling every time I use it and it’s great for opening up your pores to really clear up your face. Extremely affordable I would definitely recommend.
Ashley R.
Beecher City
5 reviews
This stuff kinda tingles.  I think that's from the charcoal in it.  It seems to be fairly gentle and leaves my skin feeling freshened but I'm not sure if it's from the charcoal or what.  The packaging is basic.  I wasn't impressed but wasn't super disappointed for the price point.
Lory A.
3 reviews
This is by far the best cleanser that I have used. you wash your face with it and afterwards your face feels so soft and cleansed. It was my first time purchasing it and I and totally buying it again. It gives a tingling feeling after you wash your face with it and reassures you that your face is clean.
Gianna R.
Tucson, AZ
12 reviews
I have really bad black heads and deep pores and I was constantly on a look out for brands that actually worked for me. Until I found this, it works so well and illuminates all my black heads and I love this so much.
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!
Tina M.
Goldsboro NC
110 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
This is my favorite cleanser at the moment! Worth the money easy to use great face feel! The scent is not unbearable and i Love the tingly feeling i get after applying!
Kehaulani B.
Anniston, AL
12 reviews
This is one of my top 5 favorite cleansers. I’ve used the scrub, and enjoyed that too. I only use the scrub every few days or so, but I use this cleanser in between. It’s a very easy cleanser. Not too harsh, but does the job. I can use it everyday, twice a day. I see a big improvement in the clarity of my skin when I use this as part of my regular routine.
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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