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
El jabón tarda un poco en hacer espuma, se sienten granulitos cuando se frota en las manos, la piel se siente fresca cuando se aplica, se ve limpia, deja cierta tirantez. El aroma no es muy agradable
Katherine E.
Doral, FL
620 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 5
I used the stone or pore cleansing soap once a day and although the instructions say it can be used up to twice a day, my mixed skin did not hold up much.Of all the Bioré cleaners, bar soap with natural charcoal was the one that worked the least, since it left my cheeks much more dry than normal. Although it cleans extremely well, perhaps even better than liquid soaps, if they have dry skin I do not recommend them, but if they have oily skin it can be their best ally to combat it and clean pores.
Brooke A.
36 reviews
I have been on the lookout for products to help my boyfriend with pimples on his back. After trialing a range of options (most of which did nothing but made him smell pretty) i came across this soap and WOW.

It took around 1 to 2 weeks to see a difference but the charcoal has definitely worked wonders.

It has a gritty texture for exfoliating and a really nice smell leaving skin squeaky clean without drying out.

I now use it on my face too :)
Rebecca C.
27 reviews
Has really helped the look of my acne actually
I have quite bad cane and this when used regularly has helped alot
Although it can dry out your-skin it is very good and leaves your skin feel tingling good and so fresh
Samantha P.
Prince Albert
24 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Helps with body acne. If your prone to that issue this helps get rid of it. I have multiple bars, I always keep one with me when I go to the gym so I can shower and help prevent body acne
Dakota M.
51 reviews
I LOVE THIS BAR. I was talking to a girl I work with about the pore strips and she told me to try the charcoal ones, well I saw this and decided to give it a shot. its been about a month now and i use it EVERY day, it makes my skin and face feel amazing and refreshed, i can actually feel my pores tighten after use
Samantha K.
Moncton , NB
1,239 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 5
Great product! I lucked out and got this for 6$ on sale, and a 2$ off coupon, so I only paid 4$ for it. I was skeptical at first, because I've tried sooo many products before that just don't work well. But since I was already a fan of Biore, I figured I'd give it a try. It works wonders! It's so nice on your skin. The charcoal is great and peppermint leaves you all tingly and cool. It cleared up my chin in 2 days. I love it! I'd for sure recommend!
jess b.
Paris, ON
10 reviews
Picked this up on my last trip to the States. 

Really happy with my results - skin is left feeling, soft, clean and clear. 

One of my favourite activities to do right now is hot yoga - I absolutely love how great my skin feels after cleaning it after a class. I have not been able to get my skin to feel like this other than when I took a class, until I tried this bar. 

I've now been using it 1-2 times a day everyday and have experience clearer skin, dry patches are no longer there and a brighter completion in general.
Carla S.
48 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Me encantan todos los productos de biore es los urilizo para mi rutina de limpiesa, esta barra la he utilizado todos los dias durante 1 med imedio e notado que ya no esta tan grasosa mi cara y que ya no tan seguido me aalen inperfecciones me encanta como deja mi piel.
ougyiv h.
34 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This worked on my face, over night, it was the best. The biore charcoal soap bar works so good I do highly suggest tomorrow you go out and buy it straight away. All you have to do is wet your face massage the bar into your area of break outs and it will vanish.
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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