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
Melissa S.
Poughkeepsie, NY
452 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 5
I had read all the positive reviews in magazines on here and had to try this. I love it! It's my first bar face soap usually i use liquid so it was a little strange at first. It works amazing! I have non perfect skin and when I woke up the next morning after my first use my skin was noticably better. My skin was smooth, not red at all and apears clearer. Still using it and I just love it
Brittany D.
1,054 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 5
I got this soap to help my husband combat the breakouts on his back and arms from sweating all day in his Army uniform. He loves the smell and says it makes his skin feel clean and fresh after his shower, but it hasn't worked very well to help clear up his breakouts.
Shelly C.
Rimersburg, PA
104 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Just purchased this bar a couple of weeks ago and I love it, my skin is normally oily and acne prone, this bar leaves my skin feeling very clean and soft. I noticed my pores are smaller, and it can be used on your body too for exfoliating and i would purchase again.
Stefani D.
Bakersfield, CA
8 reviews
I like the reliable exfoliating properties, which scrubs don't always deliver. The bar is a nice addition to my cleansing routine and I've been happy with the results.
Emma C.
Southaven, MS
398 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
I bought this last week and am in love with it. my face has never felt so smooth. I wasn't expecting these amazing results.mine even name with a coupon for the next bar. I will definitely begetting another from Walmart very soon! you should defiantly try it out!
Heiddi  M.
22 reviews
I highly recommend this for acne treatment I was getting some after birth so I started using this for the acne and it was so amazing make my skin soft after uses it absolutely love it and my acne disappeared
Aerial C.
Petersburg , TN
137 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
This is by far in my opinion the best face wash! I have oily skin and I break out sometimes and this face wash has really helped with both problems .. It feels good on my skin and makes it feel smooth when done. It gets a little tingly but it does feel good!
Loulou T.
31 reviews
I used this all summer and it worked wonders. I am prone to acne break outs and this seemed to work great. however, when winter rolled around, the effect of the bar stopped working. Maybe it's just my skin type, or maybe the bar works best in warm climates.
Katie S.
620 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
This charcoal bar is awesome. I use it with my clarisonic brush and it leaves my face feeling so clean. This bar helps to clear up and prevent acne breakouts. It is affordable and easy to find.I have purchased it twice so far. It is my best purchase of 2016.
Lupe B.
Alhambra , CA
328 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 5
I am pretty pleased with this charcoal bar. It helps exfoliate and leaves my face feeling clean and smooth. The only thing I dislike it that the peppermint in the bar irritates my eyes. It's very affordable; the bar lasts a long time.
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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