Bioré Charcoal Acne Clearing Cleanser


4.2 out of 5 stars
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  • 3 Stars13%
  • 2 Stars4%
  • 1 Star3%
4.23 / 5 based on 3,598 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
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Media (88)
  • "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
MeKirra G.
North Adams
18 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I've been using this for about a month now and it definitely is clearing up my skin. I still have scarring and blemishes but my skin is looking a lot better than it usual. When it applying it, it gives a minty feeling to your face and I think that's what helps with the deep cleaning of the pores! Absolutely love it!!
Kimberly S.
Springfield, GA
212 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
I got a sample of this in my PinchMe box and absolutely loved it enough to buy the full size. It's a great value and size. It's not pricey and so worth it. It really does the job!!! My skin cleared up in like 3 days and has felt amazing and looks healthier. It does everything or says it does. I highly recommend it!!!
Connie L.
United States
11 reviews
Works really well for me. When I first tried this I did not think it would do anything. As I kept using it though I saw results. My skin began to clear, old scars became less visible and future breakouts were under control. I still use this product today and I do not think I will go back to my previous facial cleanser!
Rebecca C.
San Antonio, TX
101 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
I am Obsessed with this cleaner ! It is the best face wash I have ever used! I bought my first bottle at Target but you can find this anywhere. I recently bought it at Ulta when they were running a special for Biore products. My face never dries out from the wash and clears up significantly when I use it frequently.
Kylie C.
Lake Worth
7 reviews
I didn’t really notice a difference in my skin except for the fact that after a couple uses it made my skin more dry than usual. It’s just a basic cleanser but it didn’t seem to do the job. But there products are cheap so if you want something to just wash your face it’s good. But didn’t reallt help the acne part.
Emily W.
Alachua, FL
172 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
By far the best face wash I have found! It actually exceeded my expectations. My skin had been acting up and after just a few days of using this, it began to clear up. It gently cleans but you can actually feel it working, leaving my face feeling super cool and tingly! Love this product and would highly recommend.
Hannah S.
Huntington, WV
147 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Bioré products always leave my face feeling fresh and like I can breath out of my pores!

I had a coupon for $3 off and it was on sale at Walmart for about $5, so I got this bottle for a little over $2!

I recommend this product and all other Bioré products! Just be sure to not leave it on your face for too long and it will burn.
Hannah S.
5 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
This cleanser keeps my face acne free and feeling fresh. It has a sleek design and is easy to use due to the pump feature. I am now a repeat user of this product and won't use any other cleanser. It costs a bit but it is for sure worth it. If your looking for a good face cleanser I would 100% recommend  this product. 
Holley S.
5 reviews
This stuff really gets inside your pores and the charcoal draws dirt and oils out. I could tell a difference immediately after using. I plan on keeping this as part of my routine. I highly recommend it! Bioré Deep Pore Charcoal Cleanser
Hannah S.
Longton, KS
5 reviews
I go through these like crazy. Keeps my skin feeling soft and refreshed and helps keep acne to a minimum. It is incredible my cooling, to the point that some may not like it. However, I find it refreshing. The packaging is nice, I appreciate the pump, it keeps it from getting messy. I highly recommend 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
i've been using this for two days and it dries my skin out SO horribly, is it supposed to do that?
Ashley J.
202 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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