Bioré Pore Penetrating Charcoal Bar


4.3 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars61%
  • 4 Stars23%
  • 3 Stars11%
  • 2 Stars3%
  • 1 Star2%


Bar soap that exfoliates and washes away grime and pore-clogging gunk. 

Charcoal? For my face? You bet. Natural charcoal is known to degunk pores. Infused with refreshing peppermint oil and exfoliating jojoba beads, this unique formula works to make skin smooth and 2.5x cleaner than a basic cleanser.

  • With Natural Charcoal, known for its ability to draw out and trap deep-down impurities

How to Use:

Wet hands with warm water and work bar into a white lather. Massage lather gently across face. Rinse thoroughly. Use up to twice daily. If dryness occurs, reduce usage.


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

How it Works:

  • The natural charcoal powder draws out impurities
  • Scrubbing jojoba beads gently exfoliate for smooth skin
  • Natural peppermint oil leaves skin feeling tingly fresh


Sodium Palmate, Water, Sodium Palm Kernelate, Glycerin, Sorbitol, Palm Kernel Acid, Menthone Glycerin Acetal, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil, Carbon, Coco-glucoside, Sodium Chloride, Jojoba Esters, Galactoarabinan, Tetrasodium Edta, Tetrasodium Etidronate, Charcoal Powder.

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Bioré Pore Penetrating Charcoal Bar
Bioré Pore Penetrating Charcoal Bar
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  • "Love love love this stuff!!! I recommend this to anyone who suffers acne. It will definitely help to clear the blemishes asap!! It's about 8 bucks which I don't think is too overly priced for this." in 178 reviews
  • "I was searching for a new gentle cleanser to try and there was a coupon on this bar for 2 dollars off making it 4 dollars and some change at walmart. I figured it wouldn't hurt to try it.. but i fell in love. i have pretty big pores and i have combination skin. This soap really does get down in my pores and clear out all of the dirt in my skin. It has a peppermint like feel to it, and it definitely doesn't feel good if it gets in your eyes. I love it though. I use it while I am in the shower because I feel like the heat opens my pores and really allows this to get in there and get all the dirt out, then I follow my normal routine. witch hazel and moisturizer. " in 100 reviews
  • "So before trying this cleansing bar, I had tried soooo many facial cleansers. My skin had started breaking out horrible when I started using the clarisonic. I couldn't get anything to calm the breakouts. I found this by accident while in Walmart. So I thought well I'll try a bar, thinking that maybe some chemical in the liquid cleansers was contributing to my breakouts. OMG my face is like a night and day difference! I hope Biore never discontinues this bar! Smells great too! Minty fresh. Doesn't over dry and removes make up great. Just be careful around eyes. " in 48 reviews
Nicole R.
Colorado Springs
3 reviews
Refreshing and works amazing without drying my skin out. The bar lasts forever, and I use it daily. Makes my blackheads disappear and that's what I love about it. Not expensive and well worth the buy. Totally recommend getting this product.
natalyaa M.
18 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Purchased at: Walmart
This will lift your face after using immediately, I have acne growing on my chin, due to weather and this has been an amazing guide.
Christina W.
Champaign, IL
80 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Pros: Your skin will feel very cleansed and fresh following the use of this bar. I feel like it get the job done without too much abrasion.
Cons: The formula is very dry, so make sure to moisturize following. The bar also doesn't last very long and can be messy compared to the liquid cleanser.
Kristen B.
304 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Purchased at: CVS
I have very sensitve and I have both acne this helped to clear some of that up while leaving my skin soft and smooth. I really love this and would reccommend to anyone.
Brooke W.
9 reviews
This cleansing bar is one of my favorites! It lasts for a longgg time, is very affordable, and keeps my skin clean and clear. It even has a surprisingly minty smell to it, which is nice. It is one of my favorite face washes or face bars that I have used and I will continue to repurchase.
Vanessa S.
20 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Purchased at: Walmart
I really like this charcoal bar. After you wash your face with it, it makes it feel amazing ! It worked well :)
Carolyn P.
Nesmith, SC
171 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 5
I brought this on clearance and my daughter and i uses it. I use it 2 times a week. Really dont have any cons. would i buy it again yes. 
Ruthy G.
Doral, FL
68 reviews
This one is an excellent soap and leaves the skin you as very fresh air I like much you as very fresh air I like much you leave it yourself to dry and withdraw of it it does not leave the dry skin you is very economic and I like much
Deepmala S.
3 reviews
Purchased at: Walmart
Bioré Pore Penetrating Charcoal Bar

I first used this product at a friends house and it felt amazing. It helped clean out my pores and it reduced redness and size of existing acne on my face.

I went ahead and bought myself one however I noticed with continued use it can really dry out your skin and cause flakiness. Although my acne was clearing up, the dryness wasnt a good effect.

I limited my use to once a week and paired it with some amazing home made face masks and moisturizers and so far that solution has worked! So if anyone is looking at using the Biore Charcoal Bar make sure to not overuse and pair up with a effective moisturizer. ❤
Dakota T.
68 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
I lovee love this product its my favourite for black heads it scrubs just enough to get everything out of my face but doesnt hurt my skin and isnt rough at all, it is powerful so i use a really great moisturizer afterwards i suggest it to everyone
Kelsey M.
35 reviews
I have the Biore charcoal gel style cleanser. I was wondering if this bar works better, worse, or the same as the gel style cleanser? Is the bar too harsh for sensitive skin?
Jordyn G.
Harrisburg, PA
63 reviews
Does this exfoliate? And do you think this could take the place of a daily cleanser?
Georgeanna J.
11 reviews
How well does this soap work? Does it leave the face feeling clean?
Alison H.
Ashland, PA
Is this good for combination skin?
Kelsey W.
Wheelersburg, OH
98 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
Does this product work to reduce blackheads?

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