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Bioré Deep Pore Charcoal Cleanser

BY BIORÉ #36 in Facial Cleansers

4.3 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars57%
  • 4 Stars26%
  • 3 Stars11%
  • 2 Stars4%
  • 1 Star3%
4.31 / 5 based on 13,062 Reviews

Product Description

Skin acting up? Meet Charcoal. The secret weapon from the Bioré® Skincare Experts. Draw out and trap 2x more dirt and impurities than a basic cleanser with this innovative black cleanser that foams white and rinses clean. Infused with Japanese Skin Purifying Technology, this facial cleanser gives you results after just one use!

  • Oil-Free
  • Dermatologist Tested
  • Gentle enough for everyday use
  • Great for oily skin

How to Use:

For optimal results use daily. Wet face. Pump cleanser into hands, gently work into a foam. Massage over entire face. Rinse thoroughly.


For external use only. Avoid eye contact. If contact occurs, rinse thoroughly with water. Keep out of reach of children.

How it Works:

Draws out and traps 2x more dirt and impurities than a basic cleanser, purifying pores to leave your face deeply cleaned and your skin tingly-smooth.


Water, Glycerin, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sorbitol, Laureth-­‐4 Carboxylic Acid, Ethylhexylglycerin, Acrylates/C10-­‐30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Methylparaben, Fragrance, Sodium Hydroxide, Menthol, Polyquaternium-­‐39, Disodium Edta, Propylparaben, Charcoal Powder, Mannitol, Cellulose, Iron Oxides, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Methylisothiazolinone, Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose.

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Bioré Deep Pore Charcoal Cleanser
Bioré Deep Pore Charcoal Cleanser
Reviews (13062)
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Ashley J.
Sunrise, FL
171 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
I picked this up on a whim when I was purchasing a new package of Biore pore strips--I had never tried any of the other products in this line, but several coupons popped up and the price of this item and a couple of others seemed so good, that I just had to try them. I have very dry skin, but it is also extremely sensitive, so I have to be careful with new products. I think I finally have the dryness under control with a whole arsenal of serums and moisturizers, but I'm still trying to find the best cleanser (or combination of cleansers) for my face. I have enlarged pores on my nose and chin and I also have that slightly dimpled skin = peau d'orange on my chin which seems to be tied to blocked glands just under the surface. I have never been able to do anything about that and just figured I was stuck with it (and I've tried dozens and dozens of products from different brands and at many price points). I was concerned about the experiences some reviewers have had regarding rashes and breakouts, so I eased into using this slowly--tried it on my forearms first, and then just a small region of my face...never any problem, so I finally worked up to using this two or three times per week. It is a little too drying for me to use it every day. I've been using this cleanser for a couple of months and I like it a lot; my skin feels very clean and fresh after using it. I pretty much focus on the lower part of my face--cheeks, nose and chin and I avoid the region around my eyes. It is thick and feels a bit tingly; it foams up easily and rinses away easily. After the first few uses, I no longer bother using it on my forehead, since this area is very dry and pores are not a problem there, anyway. I use another, milder cleanser for my forehead and neck. Unexpectedly, I noticed that the appearance of the skin on my chin was slowly improving...the affected area is roughly half the size that it was before--I am hoping with continued use this problem that I have had for years and years finally resolves.Extremely pleased with this very reasonably priced product. I'm SO glad I tried this...I almost didn't--it certainly doesn't seem to work for everyone, but for me at least, it works great! I don't use very much at a time, and the bottle is pretty big--it will probably take me quite a while to use it up, but I plan to buy several bottles to have on hand as a backup just in case.
Kimberly C.
Miami, FL
67 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I can't rave enough about this cleanser. I personally STRUGGLE with blackheads and clogged pores and this product has really helped. I use this as my daily cleanser. I wash my face twice a day, wet my face with warm water (to open the pores), clean my face with the product and wash it off with cold water (to close the pores). It takes off all the dirt and oil I have built up throughout the day and nights. When your scrubbing your face the cleanser feels refreshing, it gets almost colder when you have it on, it just feels great and wakes you up. An entire bottle lasts me for a couple of months,I only take one one pump to clean my face. I strongly advice you to use a moisturizer after cleaning your face with this product because it does take off the majority of the oil on your face and your skin is going to need some hydration afterwards. I highly recommend this product!
Ashley H.
Big Stone Gap, VA
48 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I purchased this cleanser after reading a review in a magazine saying how great it is for oily skin. I found it at Walmart for less than $6. It has a gel like texture that is black in color, but fades away when rubbing together. When I first started using it, it did give my skin a tingling sensation. I actually enjoy the feeling of it. My daughter however has sensitive skin and cannot handle it. This cleanser seems to do a great job getting my makeup off and cleaning my pores. It did take several weeks before I could tell a difference, but when it did take effect my skin did look clearer and not as oily at all. I use this every night in the shower. I’ve been using the same bottle for the past three months and use every single night so it does last a long time. I will but this again and again!
Ruby V.
Anaheim , CA
88 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
I have acne prone combo skin more oily and when I bought this I was going through a rough skin time lol when I tried it the first day I felt a fresh feelings while washing which I liked and the next day I didn’t wake up with a new spot and my other spots got a little smaller. I used it again and all hell broke lose. I kept breaking out more and more and I’m like This said in a week or something g it clears skin well I used it for a couple weeks and immediately returned it. It did nothing. I fell for temptation and bought it again a couple months after cause u know skin changes I change too and I learn how to “use” these face washes well the saaaaame thing happened so ISSA NO I’m like semi sensitive skin type but i wasn’t before
Shay M.
S Ozone Park, NY
41 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Impulse buy: I purchased a two pack from BJ's for less than $10.  I have been using it for about two weeks and it's definitely been saving my skin. I do suffer from acne and for me this beauty helps to maintain a bump free skin. The packaging is cute, simple, clean, and easy to use. I double cleanse in each wash (morning and night), and it thoroughly cleanses my skin from a days wear of makeup, which is super important in a cleanser. It's refreshening on the skin,  doesn't spread the dirt around, doesn't leave a filmy consistency on the skin as some cleansers do, it foams up, and the application is not messy. Also, I have oily skin if that helps and have yet to experience any drying. I hope this helps someone.
amber f.
Beech Grove, IN
142 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
I tried this first when it came in a little sample packet in a magazine about 3 years ago and I havent stopped using it since. I credit this cleanser to my skin clearing up. I have had acne for years and nothing helped until I used this product along with a salicylic acid moisturizer. 

The cleanser itself doesnt have too weird of a scent, it has a slight charcoal scent which is slightly minty, so its refreshing and a little invigorating. It is a normal consistency and lathers up well. There are tiny exfoliators that gently exfoliate but it is not harsh at all. It doesnt irritate my skin i the slightest and leaves my face feeling so clean and refreshed.
Melinda M.
14 reviews
Being a girl whose skin is prone to extreme hormonal acne, I tried anything and everything out there to try and keep my skin clean and less oily.  There are a lot of products out there that do the same, but I think that this product is different. It leaves my skin smooth and cleans up all the oil without drying my skin. After washing, it also helps reduce the redness of my acne. It helped prevent future breakouts as well. It is inexpensive for all the benefits, and I would recommend it to others; however, everyone's skin is different, so just because it may have worked for me, it may or may not work for others. 
Melissa G.
Maurice, LA
307 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
I bought this because I've heard great things about charcoal and wanted to get it. I regret this purchase. It was buy 1 get free, about $4 for one, it was not worth it. It is a thick gel that doesn't foam up and really just sits on your face while you try to wash it. I use a Sonic facial cleaning brush with it and it removes my makeup but it's only because the brush is doing all of the work. If I try to use it alone, it doesn't work at all. It has not done anything to clean out my pores or prevent blackheads. I used this twice daily for an entire month with no results until I got my sonic brush. It also doesn't leave my face feeling clean at all. It has menthol so my face is left with a slight tingle but it's never felt clean after using this alone, the clean feeling I get is from my brush. I dont recommend this at all. Also, it barely has any charcoal at all. If you want a facial cleanser with charcoal, maybe get something with more in it and you'll get better results.
Subira J.
Athens, GA
184 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
This cleanser saved my skin! I am someone who has been experiencing problems skin for years now. I had a very harsh regimen for about four years and decided to get off of it for health reasons and this be your skin product was what I stumbled upon by chance. I am so thoroughly surprised at how fast my face feels every single time that I use it, and overall I would not want to use anything else only for the simple fact that when I know something works for me I stick with it. It makes my face feel clean and refreshed just a little bit tingly but not too crazy, and this 6.77 fl ounce bottle will last a very long time so I would recommend this for anyone! And it’s less than seven dollars at Walmart.
Alexis E.
Rock Hill, SC
33 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I have always loved products with charcoal, so when I needed a new cleanser, I was super excited to try this. I loved that it makes my face feel extremely clean without making it feel overly dry. I have very dry skin naturally, so face washes that dry it out badly is an issue I run into a lot. This, however, does not. My husband uses this also and didn’t like it at first. He has very oily skin, and he tends to breakout a lot. He said it didn’t dry out his skin enough. He’s been using it for a couple months now, and we can both see a huge difference in his face. It just looks healthier overall.
Lyn Z.
Cleveland, OH
111 reviews
I'm interested in trying this product where should I go to purchase??
Ashley W.
17 reviews
Has anyone else's face broke out really bad? I feel like I had more blackheads than I began with!
Samantha G.
Toronto, ON
159 reviews
Does this actually work or do strips work better?
Maria M.
Latham, NY
356 reviews
So is it actually black?
Suhani M.
New York, NY
11 reviews
Does this cleanser dry out your skin?

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