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
Tori B.
Hickory , Nc
76 reviews
Pretty good for a facial cleanser. Definitely cleans out my pores but it can be pretty trying so it's not my favorite thing to use in the winter time. But for the price it's not bad. I probably would purchase again
Chantelle F.
Murfreesboro , TN
34 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I am so glad I found this product. It’s amazing the anti aging perfection charcoal has. Plus of you have oily skin like I do then it’s a miracle worker. It most definitely does what it boasts and it smells like peppermint. I love love love this product. Not to mention it last for months and I wash my face twice a day with it. Amazing product.
Jessica Nicole T.
Fountain, CO
281 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
I cannot explain how much I LOVE THIS !!!!!!! I originally started with the scrub which is amazing by the way! I saw this on the shelf and deciding to give it a try! After the first use I was hooked! It makes my skin soft, smells amazing, and has really helped my pores and acne! This is in my daily routine 2x day! I will never let go!
tanya m.
100 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
This bar really works! it leaves my skin squeaky clean. there is a slight peppermint smell but i wish it was stronger. every time you use this you should moisturize because I feel like it gets rid of all the natural oils in your skin an it leaves it a little dry.
Cheyenne C.
Marysville, CA
38 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
I love the way this soap makes my skin feel. when you are lathering your face you can feel it working to clean your pores from the tingling. The first time I used it I had a little bit of a break out but continued on, I think the break out was just from the soap drawing the impurities out.

I recommend this! such a great facial cleanser.
Juliet A.
Bronx, NY
5 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Omg. I love, love, looove this bar. I enjoy the fresh scent and invigorating feeling while using this bar. For me this not to harsh and gives me the right amount of clean feeling after use. I am never disappointed and will continue to use.
alyssa t.
141 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
Leaves your skin literally squeaky clean, in a refreshing way! I love cleaning my face with this bar. It gently exfoliates and the peppermint slightly tingles and smells refreshing. I definitely believe this will help prevent break outs.
Emily C.
Oklahoma City, OK
612 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 5
I didn't really find anything special about this soap. It worked well, and the exfoliation felt nice, but I didn't see any drastic results. It didn't leave my skin feeling over dried though, so that's a really good positive about this soap.
Kassandra C.
Tempe, AZ
71 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
I've been try this soap for the past 3 weeks and there is nothing bad I cam say about it. I wash my face 2 a day with this bar and it exfoliates nicely. It removes all of the dirt, makeup, oil, and leaves my skin very clean. Next day, I will wake up with very smooth skin.
April R.
52 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
I love this stuff . i didn't think it would work because ive tried so many things so clwan out my pores but this charcoal bar works wonders & it leaves the skin feeling so fresh & smells just like peppermint which is my favorite .
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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