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
Samantha V.
Kyle, TX
18 reviews
!  Helps so much on the face with pore. Not too expensive, purchased at target. Helped a lot with my pore and blackheads. Yes it met my expectations because I have seen it everywhere working for a lot of people and wnated to try. Highly recommend! 
Desiree T.
Antelope, CA
753 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 5
I was very intrigued when I first saw this charcoal bar soap on the shelves. I am no stranger to harnessing the skincare benefits charcoal has on my skin, but prior to this product, I had been using gel cleansers and clay masks. I just had to try this!

This soap works really well as a cleanser. Almost too well. It also has menthol so it will cause a bit on a tingling sensation. I wouldn't recommend it for dry skin types, or even for everyday use on oily skin types because it left my skin feeling tight, which is usually a sign that it is stripping your skin's moisture barrier. This would be good to use every couple of days, but any more than that would be too harsh on the skin.

That being said, this soap also runs for like $6 or $7 per bar, which is a bit pricey for a bar of soap. Because this was too harsh on my face, I decided to use it on my body, and it didn't last as long as your traditional bar of soap. I liked it better for my body but can't justify spending so much on a bar of soap that I have to replace after a week.
Breanne F.
13 reviews
This is gently on my sensitive skin and enjoy using this product on my shoulders and neck as well, exceeded my expectations. Affordable price and product lasts a long time. I would purchase this product again! 
Joana C.
8 reviews
I purchased this product aftee I saw an ad on instagram Ive got to say it did wonders to my nose. My nose is always developing little black heads after I used this product it eliminated all my blackheads I will be puchasing this product again
Hope B.
High Point, NC
54 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This is my very favorite facial cleanser. The charcoal really does get your pores soooo clean that they don't even look present on your skin anymore! My skin has never looked better than when I use this bar!
Dominique C.
19 reviews
I love love love this bar it exfoliates my skin beautifully! it is gentle enough for daily use in my opinion. there isn't really a scent to it and my sensitive cheeks love love love its gentle foaming wash!
Georgina M.
Palmdale, CA
32 reviews
I love biore products i use this and there charcol nose strips, but i can only use those once a week and the bar i use ot to wash my face everyday. I like it because most masks that have charcoal are way to ruff to uae on your skin everyday but this bar isnt.
Sav K.
9 reviews
I use this bar every night before bed , usually before I start my skin care routine. I love it ! It keeps my skin feel vibrant and smooth. Minimal blackheads appear with this bad boy in use !! I go through about 2 to 3 bars a month of this .
MazelTov C.
Scarborough , ME
27 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This is my all time favorite soap. I love the exfoliation that is INSIDE of the soap bar! I can't believe how it makes my skin glow and it's definitely good for pre and post shaving to exfoliate the area.
Abby P.
28 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
 I use this product in the shower when I'm scrubbing my face it helps with my oily skin.  It's product of your help with blemishes.  I have sensitive skin and it worked great for my sensitive skin. It also left my skin smooth and soft. This product also shrinks my pores and I use it. I would recommend this product and I will buy again. 
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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