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
Reviews (1,332)
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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
Stefanny K.
4 reviews
I really like this product. As someone who has sensitive skin, feeling the peppermint actually 'doing' something (I'd describe it as a light tingling- not painful at all though) was the first sign that "Hey, perhaps this product is actually going to work with me" lol. And I was right, it's gentle, but strong enough to cleanse my skin and leave it feeling clean but not tight or dry like some cleansers. I would totally recommend this bar. It also lasts super long. What's not to love?  
Jessica W.
Windsor, ON
143 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
I used to love this bar... but I feel like it does nothing for me. Instead of opting for this chemical-laden bar, I've switched over to LUSH's coalface cleanser.

This is an okay bar if you want something cheap that will last you a long time. Otherwise, pass on this and pick up something chemical-free and all natural (your skin will thank you!).
Alisha D.
Delta, BC
39 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
I'm not a bar cleanser kind of gal, but I wanted to give this one a go. At first I found it difficult to lather, but after a couple of days I could get a nice lather. The exfolitants within the bar can be abrasive if used right on the skin, but I really like the gentleness of the cleanser when lathers in the hands. I have used a full bar and will be buying again. 
Roudha A.
121 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
I used to get breakouts on my back but after a week of using this i started to notice less breakouts. You can find it in any drug store and the entire Biore collection in my opinion is highly affordable.
It works like a charm and I'm not sure if it works for face too. Its very drying which is good for getting rid of unwanted acne.
Soleil A.
14 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
It was so good! This cleared my skin almost instantly in a matter of a month! It was great and inexpensive too! It was quite effective in doing its job which was to clear the skin. I have used this soap countless times. One thing they can improve on is definitely the fact that it's pretty messy but it's totally worth it 😌❤️ 
Sarah M.
Abbotsford , BC
26 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Love this product. This bar will last me months!! Also you can use the bar itself to exfoliate your skin at the same time as washing and cleansing your face!! Since using this I haven't had any break outs or anything if concern!! It's worth a shot to try this. And it will last you months too. Great money saver!
Meriana I.
Edmonton, AB
164 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
I love this bar! It is honestly amazing! It leaves my face feeling clean and refreshed! I love the lather that you can get with it. I also like how it's so easy to use! I've used it on my face, neck and my body and I'm always left feeling super soft for! after Using this bar my skin feels like it can breathe again!
Pilar P.
33 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I love this product. My skin feels so good and fresh. I recommend this soap to everyone who wants a different experience with his face. This soap is so good that you can get rid of all the black points of your nose.
Briana D.
21 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This product last an incredibly long time making it great bang for your buck! It leaves your skin feeling tingly, clean and fresh with out over drying. simply and easy to use making it convenient and easy to travel with. I would recommend this product to friends and family who have normal to oily skin. 
Robyn K.
20 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Love love love this product! It's only my first time buying but has lasted me so long. I will definitely repurchase this. It works amazingly and doesn't have a really strong smell at all. It is gentle on the face which is perfect for my sensitive skin but has crazy results without the harshness. 
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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