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
Ashley M.
8 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I love using this bar to clean my face! Charcoal is one of my favorite cleansers, so this bar does wonders for my face! I like that it has a slight grainy feel because it helps get the dry skin from my face. I will be buying it again, if I ever run out of it!
Kim P.
Murfreesboro, TN
99 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
I was a little skeptical of this product when I bought it from Kroger, but I have been very happy with its results. I have combination skin and I feel like this does a good job. I would pair it with a good moisturizer, as it tends to dry my skin out a little.
Hannah M.
17 reviews
I love this bar as you washed with it it exfoliate doesn't have a weird smell with it but rather a fresh and clean smell which is a perk all in its own ! It doesn't make you break out too badly as it draws toxins out which makes it more convenient to use. Very gentle so even the people with super sensitive skin can use it it is definitely worth every penny !
Alexis M.
Pasco, WA
44 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Love this bar. Left my face feeling squeaky clean. Felt like it penetrated my pores and really got everything cleaned out. Was able to purchase at target for a cheap price. Met my expectations and I would definitely buy again. Recommending this to my friends. 
Sydney W.
3 reviews
This was the most amazing product for my face! Really gets the grime off the skin without stripping it too much. I had high hopes for this bar and it really came through. After two days of use (morning and night) I could see a change in my skin. Also noticed it works the best when it fully dries between uses (not sure what the science behind this is though)
Shanon K.
34 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Every use it makes my skin feel so clean, but it never showed any improvement. It's pretty cheap so it matched the quality. The exfoliant beads were very harsh and caused my skin to rash. cardboard packaging became soggy with water. Not a perfect product.
Bernadette M.
Fort Irwin
2 reviews
I used this when the birth control had ruined my face, it was so bumpy and couldn't be without makeup. After a week of use I noticed a huge difference in my face and after a month my face was finally clearing up. Will never use another product ever again.
Alyssa A.
41 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Great! Use it in the shower every day! It dries the skin out slightly but works! My pores are visibly smaller and the redness has decreased. It's great for anyone with oily skin. Can be a little pricey.
Kate S.
Ohio City, OH
8 reviews
I am so happy I decided to try this product! It has helped my post baby acne and doesn't break the bank! I love how we found it at an area WalMart with no hassles! I will most definitely being buying this product again. It worked wonders! Thank you Biore! 
Marina B.
San Diego, CA
37 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Let me tell you. This stuff cleans!! So good! Can't believed I can across this at the drugstore! Super cheap price and super good product. This works better than my CHANEL face wash!! Can't believe it! I would highly reccomended this I will keep buying it. 
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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