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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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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.
Elizabeth S.
11 reviews
I had to buy this after leaving my regular face wash on a trip, and I was slightly disappointed with this product. I had been using an exfoliating charcoal scrub for my acne, but when I switched to this for a week, I noticed my skin got more textured, the breakouts were more noticeable and bumpy, and overall it didn't seem to fully remove makeup or fully cleanse my face. Also it tingles a bit after use?
Madisyn W.
Metuchen, NJ
51 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This is my favorite cleanser from this brand and I continue to buy it again and again. The reason that I rate it 4/5 stars is because it burns my skin quite a bit. But I don’t mind it because I expected that from this product before I bought it. It was very effective in keeping my skin clear but I don’t recommend skipping a day of washing your face while using this product or else you with BREAK OUT!
Emily H.
Los Angeles, CA
58 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I cannot live without this cleanser. I use it in the morning to make sure I get all the dirty stuff I didn't take off from the night before. This product makes your skin have that fresh, tingly, and cooling feeling because of the charcoal. The feeling makes me think that my face is getting cleaner by the second. I can totally tell a difference in my skin. My blackheads on my nose disappear whenever I use it too.
Amber C.
Fremont, Ca
37 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I don't have bad acne, however I do get a couple pimples everyone's in a while. Once I see a pimple I am mediately use this cleanser on my face and by the next day that pimple will be dried up and smaller and by the day after that usually it's gone. I highly recommend for anyone who suffers from Acne. I truly feel like this is an amazing product and I can't imagine not having it in my routine.
Kaylin K.
Graham, WA
64 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
I just received this product in my pinch me box and oh my goodness im in love! it smells great and its closer to a gel consistency rather than a lotion consistency which i was expecting. im not big on scrubs because they feel harsh on my skin but i could hardly feel this one. after i dried my face it felt amazing!! so smooth. its too soon to tell if it improves my skin but my overall view is 10/10 so far.
Niki S.
208 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
So I just got this from Target the other day. Ive heard great reviews about this and boy am I a believer. This face wash is so good. You can feel it getting all the oils and toxins out of your face&neck. It leaves your face feeling so fresh. It has a distinctive scent....has a ting of orange in there along w/charcoal. This is my new favorite face wash. Idk how I was sleeping on this for so long.
Lillian H.
Columbus Indiana
2 reviews
Amazing Product! I could really feel it getting deep into my pores and getting all the dirt out! The price is very reasonable and the packaging makes it easy to use! I would 100% recommend to anyone battling acne! Just bought another bottle!
Hannah T.
Midwest City, OK
10 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This is a great product if you have oily or possibly even combination skin. I like to use this on days when I've been outside or if I've sweat a lot throughout the day. It's also a really great price. The only problem I have with this face wash is if I use it as a daily cleanser it dries out my skin. So if you tend to have dry skin I would definitely not recommend it as an everyday facewash.
Karly W.
11 reviews
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)
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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