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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 3,191 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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Valerie R.
Chickasha, OK
18 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Very affordable and definitely does the job however for winter it did dry my skin out. I have oily/combo skin. I love this brand in general and have tried alot of the products and stand by them especially ones with charcoal!!!
Heather B.
3 reviews
I love this stuff! It makes my face feel super soft and clean! I could tell a difference in just a couple of washes! It worked better than I thought it would. I always make sure I buy more when I run out! My best friend recommended this to me and I'm so glad she did!
Emily C.
6 reviews
The charcoal scrub in this face wash invigorates your pores and leaves your face feeling smooth and fresh. The pump bottle makes for easy use, and it's easily washed away and doesn't damage your wash cloth, etc. with removal.
Jaden H.
2 reviews
This product... I just don’t know wher to begin...after washing my face with this I felt... well I don’t kno any other way to say it than restored. I wouldn’t say it was to pricey because it all depends on where you get it from. And if you couldn’t tell already YES I would definitely buy this product again 
Nayeli r.
Nampa, ID
26 reviews
Smells pretty funky because of the charcoal . Didn't really work on me .my opinion wouldn't really recommend it .did feel like my skin was soft and clean .But didn't help my acne go away . I don't think I would buy it again .
Juli Z.
7 reviews
I like this face wash because it leaves a fresh feeling on your skin. I noticed it did help my acne and oily skin. It is a little drying so a moisturizer should be used. I would recommend to others with oily acne prone skin!
Amethyst T.
Morgantown, WV
125 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
Okay, let me start off by saying I have tried virtually EVERY acne treatment. Online 3-step ones, Instagram all-natural ones, drugstore cheap ones, you name it. Some worked okay, but dried my face out like a fish out of water, some made me way too oily, some "got worse before they got better" but never got any better. Lol, you know the drill. However, I stumbled across this product at Walmart because I was just so embarrassed and sick of my stress breakout so I literally just grabbed something that looked nice. It was around $6-$7. Thank goodness I grabbed this Bioré charcoal acne cleanser! 🙌🙌 I have been using this just TWO DAYS and my face is already clear! I didn't really think it would help but so I didn't take a before and after picture, but man, I wish I would have. I can finally have the confidence to go to the lake with my friends concealer-free this weekend and show off my smooth, acne-free skin! I can even tell that it's working on my acne scars, this stuff is a miracle in a bottle! I apply water on my face and a pump of product and it gently foams up and a cooling sensation sweeps over me, then I rinse it off. Done and done. Clean, clear skin! Like I said, I haven't been using this product for long, so I will come back and update my review later but I'm pretty sure it's gonna be good. Highly recommend!
Kalee W.
10 reviews
Packaging was good, I love colorful, I bought from Walmart. This product cleaned and exfoliated my face well but didn’t help much with blackhead as much as I hoped. I recommend this product if you don’t have deep blackheads.
Emma K.
22 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
Overall this product sometimes leaves my face feeling like it was stripped of all the oils. I havent noticed that much change with the blackheads on my nose. The bottle of it does last awhile and it did a nice job of getting off excess makeup. I always have to apply a cream right after using so my face doesnt get too dry.
Maureen  M.
60 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Works great but will bring everything to the surface before clearing it up so make sure not to use it before a big event. I have very sensitive skin so I would only use this once or twice a week so as to not dry out my face.
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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