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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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Davesha S.
Fort Worth, TX
5 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
This product is TO DIE FOR. It’s pretty expensive but it’s really good! This product also has its pros and cons with the expectations being met. The pro is that it actually clears your skin & makes it feel fresh, but the con is that you have to actually buy the rest of their products to see an effective difference, and like i said, they’re pretty expensive.
Ashlyn D.
5 reviews
I love the smell of this face wash. It did burn a lot when I used it. Would not ever buy again!! I never felt like it completely helped with my acne, I think it broke me out more.
Jessica S.
Collins, IA
29 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I bought this thinking it was just another face wash. However if broke me out and made my skin so dry I had to stop using it. I gave it to my sister and the same happened to her. This product is definitely not for people with sensitive skin.
Cheyenne G.
7 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
I use this cleanser every night. It works so well. I have hormonal acne due to starting the birth control implant and this is the only OTC product I have found that can keep it under control. Love love love
Kyra H.
Lochgelly, WV
7 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This really helped my skin it deep cleaned the dirt and oil and helped my breakouts go away. It was a gentle product I would reccomend to anyone with medium type acne prone skin.
Lupita R.
Santa Rosa
20 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Yes it is great and yes it does what it promises it keeps your skin clear and I even use it to clear acne all over my body like on my back and chest. I definitely recommend it .
Karina G.
Anaheim , CA
29 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Love the tingly feeling it leaves after I use it. More of an exfoliating scrub than an acne scrub though so it didn't do anything for my acne. But my skin did feel clean after!
Deedee G.
18 reviews
It didn't enlarge or minimize my pores. It didn't make me feel any more clean from what I already was. I've only tried it a few times but I don't think I would buy it again.
Syvanna C.
Lake Linden
15 reviews
Don't really like this product that much it makes my face break out even more and that's not what I am looking for in a product I want something that is gonna help me with my break out not make it worse
New York City
30 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
In my case this really helped me minimize my forehead acne as well as Brighton’s my face. The container itself helps control the amount you actually use making this gentle cleanser last longer. I will with no doubt buy this again.
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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