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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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Kristie p.
Liberty, KY
431 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 5
I have been using this product every other day alternating with another biore cleanser. I find that it really helps clear up acne and cleans pores amazingly. It also smells refreshing. It doesn't dry my skin out at all but I have combo/oily skin so maybe thats why. The only thing I dont like about it is that it makes my face burn sooo bad after rinsing it off. All in all great product.
Lily F.
Clearwater, FL
27 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This face wash is very good if you have combination to dry skin, I feel like it makes me oilier, I have combination to oily skin and my T zone gets very oily when I use this cleanser, I wouldn’t recommend it if you have skin like mine but if you have combination to dry I do recommend it ! Of course don’t forget your moisturizer and sunscreen ladies ! Acne products tend to dry the skin and make it more sensible .
Ariel B.
Old Westbury, NY
3 reviews
Loved. Loved. Loved. LOVED!
I typically have very oily skin and hardly any facial cleansers do the job of making my pores feel fresh and OPEN. I picked this up at a local target and used it immediately after I got home. The sensation of a clean and refreshed face was amazing! Very rejuvenating! Would definitely recommend and have recommended this to people who deal with clogged pores.
Carolina D.
7 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This product does wonders to acne skin. When you apply it to your face you feel that it's actually fighting those acnes on your face. I remember that a spot was coming out on my right side of my cheek and I just washed my face with the Biore Charcoal Acne Clearing Cleanser and the next day the spot was gone. If you really want to fight those spots before they grow more use this product.
Brianna R.
Hastings, MN
56 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I have been using biore for a few years now. I started with their baking soda cleansers but then I heard charcoal worked better. I started using the charcoal cleanser because I get a lot of blackheads, and I heard this was good for helping with that. It did help with my blackheads and pores, but still left my skin feeling a bit dry. I personally like the nose strips better for blackheads but I still do recommend this product! Plus it’s affordable!!
Brianna S.
Antioch, TN
18 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This stuff is AMAZING. I've been using biore for a while now. But this cleanser... I had a huge zit coming through on my forehead that hurt to touch, and I washed my face that night and the next day it was noticeably smaller. My skin has become brighter, and I find myself popping less pimples (bad habit I know, but those suckers are asking for it). I absolutely adore this product!
Casey T.
Los Angeles, CA
35 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
I love this stuff. It really gives me a fresh clean feeling, and I don't like starting my morning without it! It's pretty effective, but could be better. I follow up with a toner when I get out of the shower and still get a few blemishes. I have super oily skin, so I've never found anything that works perfectly, but I'm very happy with this product and would recommend to others.
Taylor O.
['Tucson', ''], AZ
10 reviews
I picked this up at the store wanting to try a new face wash. This cleanser is nicely latherable, smells nice, and does the job of getting makeup and oil off the skin. I am a fan of charcoal and was pleased with this product overall. The one thing I am not a fan of is it will leave a black residue in your sink- so make sure to thoroughly rinse away all suds after cleaning. 
krystal V.
Perris, CA
94 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
This momma is an oily one but ever since I've started using this face wash, my skin has drastically changed. I've been using it for 2 years now and have not stopped. My skin is oily, but it's also sensitive, so I like that the charcoal fights the oils my large pores secrete (and the charcoal has actually MINIMIZED my pores) and that the wash gives my skin such a clean, purifying cleanse.
Karina F.
1 review
I picked this up as a last resort because nothing was clearing up my acne. I've been using it for about three weeks now and it's reduced the frequency of breakouts, and the ones I do have are small whiteheads instead of big, inflamed, under the skin acne. It has improved the overall texture of my skin. I have combination/oily skin, so it does dry out my skin on the drier days, but it works just fine when my skin is on the oiler side.
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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