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 (1,334)
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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
Alexandra L.
12 reviews
I was hesitant at first, but this bar really helps to keep a clean face. It also helps with the exfoliation, without being too harsh on the skin. However, it is a little bit hard to thoroughly rinse out if you are not in the shower because of the foam it creates.
Skye D.
Toronto, ON
146 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
This product is pretty good. I'm not a huge fan of bared soap because of the feeling the glycerine leaves on my sin. However, this soap makes my skin feel so clean and soft it is definitely worth it. I like the other Charcoal products from this line as well.
Erika D.
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
25 reviews
I just started using this product and it's absolutely fabulous! It really scrubs out all the dirt in your pores and leaves you skin feeling clean and refreshed. Plus it has a great peppermint smell. By far my favorite face cleanser.
Shawna R.
32 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
Left my face clean and soft. After using for two weeks I've noticed a significant reduction in my cystic acne. I'll be buying this again for sure! I do agree the directions are off, the beads don't come off the bar, so I use it right on my face vs using my hands.
Jennifer W.
Ajax, Ontario
23 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
I don't often use to much on my face but I tried this bar and LOVED what it did for my skin.
My face felt much softer and looked more fresh. The look of my pores was greatly diminished and overall my skin looked younger
Rosie S.
176 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
I got a sample from biore. The first time I used this, I smelt mint. My skin felt soft, clean & smelling good. There were little grains or something, like sugar, for exfoliating I guess, I don't like that, a bit sharp.
Amber M.
1 review
I really love this! It makes my skin feel extremely refreshed and tight. Although i do not believe it has dramatic results - it definitely help those annoying little bumps...
It is also very good value, cheap for what you get. Packing is great, fresh and modern!
Would recommend :) 
liz c.
34 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Súper refrescante. Se siente como menta en la cara, tu piel luce bien, me encantaría saber cómo son los resultados con sus complementos, ya que a pesar de dejarte bien la piel y linda, me gustaría ver si te mejora los poros con la gama completa
Vathani I.
Scarborough , ON
21 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
I use this bar soap every day and night directly on my face. The microbeads assist the charcoal in removing all of the impurities in my face. Helps clear my breakouts naturally. Would definitely recommend!
Nicole C.
Mount Pearl, NL
242 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
I love the charcoal bar to help with my stubborn blackheads on my nose. I really feel like this does a great job of cleansing my face and also pulling out the extra oils without making my face overly dry.
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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