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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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Nichole S.
La Pine
60 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Oh hot dang this stuff is my jam! I love it! It leaves my face soooo soft and feeling super clean and I love the tingle! I use this face wash after a long messy day at work or when I work outside perfect for getting all of that dirt and grime off my face! I will admit if I use this morning and at night it drys the heck out of my face so this is my go to when I feel my skin is super clogged with gunk! Perfect product!
Dominique M.
Montesano, WA
321 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Absolutely horrible for me! I have oily, to acne prone skin and this just made it sooo much worse. I gave the hole bottle a try, and it just kept making me break out over, and over. It may work great for you, but it's defaintly a product to try. As I see it works great for others here, but not for me. I'll never buy again. It also burned my face when I would apply it, but I thought that was just it "working". Nope! Never again!
mary melanie m.
Simi valley, CA
16 reviews
I first discovered Biore's Charcoal nose strips before trying Korean nose strips. Since charcoal is very good when it comes to clearing up acnes, I thought nose strips plus charcoal? VERY GOOD COMBINATION! They dug out most of your white heads, of course if you use it right. Some people don't know how to properly use it so that's why they probably don't like this product, but as for me, it works all the time :)
Kari L.
7 reviews
I love this! This isn't something that I didn't buy for myself. I was given some by a friend and I then had to go buy my own! There's some ingredients in it that make you face feel so clean and refreshed afterwards! It's amazing! There's only one thing I would change is add a exfoliating grain to it. I like to feel the dirt come off myself. But even without this is a great product I would highly recommend!
Lily L.
Valley Stream, NY
520 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
I use this product nightly after I take off my makeup and it has done wonders to my skin! I would buy high end products and would get no results so I decided to try other products. I was walking around Ulta, found this and decided to give it a try. After about a week or two I began to notice the bumps on my face fade away and I have had a lot less breakouts than usual. Overall, a great product and I would definitely use it again.
Judy B.
7 reviews
I purchased this item for my son, who was having a problem with acne. My son of course resisted, not wanting to try anything new that Mom is suggesting. It was about 2 weeks later that I noticed his face had cleared up, no more acne hanging out on his beloved beautiful face. I asked him, "what gives?"  My son stated he was using the acne cleanser that I purchased for him twice a day. This cleanser is a keeper.
Katie P.
39 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I LOVE this product. I purchased it on a whim because I had ran out of the cleanser I was using, and I was intrigued by the charcoal. For the past couple months I've been randomly having little breakouts every couple of weeks, so I was wanting to try something to maybe help get that under control, and I'm so glad I picked this! It keeps my skin from getting oily, and leaves a tingly feeling behind makes you feel like your face is super clean afterward. I will say, the first time you use it, it kind of burns and your skin probably will be really dry (at least it was for me), so be sure to moisturize well. It really is a great product.
7 reviews
This is a great product! Unfortunately, I have terribly acne-prone skin and ended up having to go on Actuane, but I really enjoyed using this cleanser. It isn't too expensive - comes in an easy to use pump. It really cleans well and leaves your skin tingling a little since it's got some menthol in it. Would highly recommend, maybe not daily, but for people who have a little acne every now and then. 
Rachel K.
9 reviews
This product has a nice refreshed feel to it. It has helped tremendously with my acne. I've started to notice a difference in my breakouts. It doesn't work overnight, but gradually over time, the more you use this product, the more you can really see the results. I would recommend this product to all my friends and anyone whose ever had a bad breakout or just prone to acne.
Kris R.
Ocala, FL
26 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I absolutely love this face wash!! I started using this about 2 weeks ago. It tingles and feels refreshing while using. I would be careful about letting the soap run down your eyes though. Apparently there was some on my lashes still when I went to open my eyes a few days ago and it burned enough that I'll make sure to not make that mistake again. Overall it's been great and hasn't made me break out at all which has been an issue for me in the past with other cleansers.
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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