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
Keeley D.
20 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I get really bad pores on my nose and with consistent use of this it really cleared everything up for me! It took a while and I needed to match it with the right products but it's effective if you're patient
Chandra S.
121 Simpson street menzies
9 reviews
I really like this product..
I was actually sad when it finally run out.
It lasts sooooo long which is good and i feel as though it does really get in and removes alot of the build up on your face.
Kaitlyn H.
mission, BC
65 reviews
I've used this soap for the past several months and I can't say anything bad about it. It has helped cleared up my skin, and leaves it feeling cool and refreshed
Angele G.
Renfrew, CA
5 reviews
It worked great and cleaning my pores and leaving my skin feeling soft and nourished, the only problem I had was that it was so rough that it would hurt my skin and sometimes burn.
Janice W.
8 reviews
Ive never tried anything to do with charcoal until now. Ive been using this product for about 1 week and ive already seen a huge difference. I know this product seems disgusting but trust me, if you have acne skin and large pores like i do, it reduces everything rapidly. Ive been trying to find a miracle product for ages and here it is. It is also soooooo affordable and it lasts a long time. Would recommend this over and over again!
Lucy S.
Sydney, NSW
30 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
While I tend to prefer using liquid cleansers in the shower (just because I feel like my face is cleaner afterwards), this certainly does the job well, even though I'm somewhat doubtful about about its pore minimising qualities. It foams up really well and my face always feels smoother after using it. I like the shape as well, which is easy to hold even when your hands are slippery, and I've had the soap for years but I haven't had to repurchase it yet. All around a good buy.
Sharnee S.
Gold Coast
18 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Great product!

Helps clear and rejuvenate my skin. Cheap price and good quality.
Very effective, makes my face feel smooth after every use.

Great product overall.
Sabrina O.
Windsor, ON
39 reviews
I got this because I love charcoal based products, and I was intrigued by the connivence of a face wash in a bar form. The first 3-5 times, I loved it. But it slowly got kind go gunky, and as it shrank it become more abrasive that it HURT when using it on my skin. I found it a bit overdoing, but using a moisturizer after using it did the trick. I love charcoal face cleansers, but I feel like this one was just a dud.
Brittany S.
48 reviews
I absolutely fell in love with this product after one use! I picked this up at a Walmart without reading any reviews about it first and thought I would give it a try. I have now been using it almost daily for a month and I don't think I could ever live without it again. This bar deep cleans and left my skin feeling more refreshed than any other product I have ever tried (And there's a lot!). Also, I can tell that this bar will last me a long time, and the product is quite inexpensive. I have already recommended this product to others and will repurchase in the future.
Isabelle T.
Whistler, BC
73 reviews
I got a sample of this bar while buying another Biore product and I have been using it for several weeks now. while the sample was quite small it does not seem to shrink no matter how much I use!

it get the makeup right off and foes not aggravate my skin. I have combo skin and it strips all the oil from my nose area but does not leave the rest of my face feeling dry.

I love this product and would recommend it to those with greasy/combo skin. I can imagine buying a full size though as it would take so much time to go through it all
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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