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Bioré Charcoal Acne Clearing Cleanser


4.2 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars52%
  • 4 Stars28%
  • 3 Stars13%
  • 2 Stars4%
  • 1 Star3%
4.23 / 5 based on 3,555 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
Reviews (3555)
Q&A (19)
Media (87)
  • "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
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
Brooke P.
New London, WI
19 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This cleanser makes the skin feel cool and very clean. I purchased this at my local drug store and am very satisfied. It’s gentle on the skin and is very inexpensive.
Aneesa C.
Berkeley, CA
61 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Like many products, this is neither great nor terrible. It kept my skin relatively clear, but it did not improve it. It was inexpensive though so I have no regrets.
Jamie D.
3 reviews
One of my favorite facial washes. Nice clean feeling. It won't dry your skin either. I usually wash my face in the shower and my skin always feels so great after!
Julissa V.
2 reviews
I use this everyday, sometimes when I shower and sometimes twice a day. Made my skin nice after a few uses and very effective. When you use a little too much it turns your face red and dry but would recommend.
Andrea G.
6 reviews
I’m currently using this product and the results are great. I love the way the cleanser feels on the skin. It is soft and leaves your sling feeling nourished and refreshed ! I love it and recommend greatly !
Rebekah N.
1 review
I give this product one star because instead of clearing my skin, it made my skin break out in CYSTIC ACNE. I don’t have cystic acne so this is a nightmare for me. The moment I put the cleanser on my face, it made my face start burning and horrifically breaking out. After a few days, my face is still a burning red although it has gone down a little. I don’t know if it’s because I have sensitive skin, if I’m allergic to salicylic acid, or what. I wanted to try something different and this was cheaper than the normal products I use. I have gone back to using a cream benzoyl peroxide treatment which actually clears my skin without leaving it a burning red, and it seems to be helping. If you have sensitive skin, I would not recommend at all.  Bioré Charcoal Acne Clearing Cleanser
Taryn B.
Richmond, TX
19 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
The smell is a little off putting. I do love the tingle I get when I wash my face. I can use it daily and it’s very gentle. I notice if I haven’t used this in a couple days.
Alexis C.
Grand rapids, MI
28 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This product is okay.... it does tend to make your skin greasy a little faster than I would like (I have extremely oily skin) but I rather it do that than dry it out...
Allison J.
8 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I love this product! I use this when I take my shower, and I absolutely love that you could feel the difference of your clean pores when you wash away the cleanser. In addition, the fresh citric scent that is left is really relaxing, and makes you feel clean. However, I'm not really seeing a difference in clearing skin when I use the cleanser. I resort to using other products, as I feel like this one does do the job by itself. I still use the product because I just like the sensation it leaves when used. 
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.
194 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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