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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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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
30 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.
Noelle💋 B.
Pt Charlotte, FL
14 reviews
this product left quite the burning sensation on my skin, and while it might feel refreshing at first, it left my skin red and irritated for a few hours. Would not recommend to use in the morning. Price was pretty cheap at about 4-5 dollars but I don’t know that I would be trying this product again.
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.
Savannah💞 S.
Cape Coral
6 reviews
Very good at absorbing oils and dirt it also does not make my skin feel dry. It also is in a bottle that has a pump so it dosent get bacteria in or on the product which is a plus. 
Lexi L.
Gainesville, FL
19 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I made this purchase at my local target and feel as if this cleanser dry's out your skin while doing very little to actually deep clean your skin. I actually got more acne after using it. This may be good for those with oily skin but it completely dried out my skin to the point of breakouts.
Savannah S.
Rochester, MN
37 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
This is my go to face wash. I've used multiple bottles of this and keep going back. It isn't harsh on my sensitive skin and does a good job of keeping my skin clear.
jiuan M.
San Marcos
13 reviews
I use this cleanser every night and every morning. It has a nice cool feeling on your skin that makes it feel nice and tight when it has been rinsed off. This is the longest that i have stuck with a facial cleanser. My only complaint is that I have to use it twice a day or my face will be oily.
Brianna E.
Maryville, TN
55 reviews
My FAVORITE charcoal cleanser. The charcoal is ground up completely so this isn’t an exfoliating scrub, just a nice wash. If you leave it on for a while it will make your face red for around 30 minutes, but this is the best cleanser I’ve ever used and makes the blackheads completely disappear.
Shannon A.
10 reviews
I love this product i saw a different with the surface of my skin almost instantly. When the charcoal fad broke out, I was desperate for a try and this is the product I chose because it's efficient, and easy on the wallet compared to all those intensive beauty brands and it works just as well/
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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