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
Diana N.
7 reviews
I have been using this every day for months! And I am still on my first bar. You absolutely get your monies worth and more. It exfoliates while tightening my skin. I barely ever get any acne using this. The only time I ever do is if I skip a face wash!
Paige T.
2 reviews
This is probably the most important part of my skincare routine! The gritty texture really helps exfoliate the dry patches on my face, while the charcoal helps dry out the oily patches. It has a refreshing minty scent that has the added benefit of waking me up in the mornings. Paired with a moisturizer, this charcoal bar makes my skin soft and clear. 
Veronica R.
Escondido, CA
58 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
I am always on the lookout for new skincare products & I was so excited to try this new product. Do not let the color scare you -- this bar is amazing! The peppermint oil gives you that tingly, refreshing feeling & the charcoal combined with the jojoba beads exfoliate your face, leaving it clean and smooth.
Amber G.
Conroe, TX
751 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 5
I'm not a fan of cleansing bars, but I do make an exception for this one. It cleanses and detoxfies skin with exfoliating jojoba beads and peppermint oil ( yummy) . it gives a deep cleansing and draws impurities out.
Kathleen C.
67 reviews
I wanted to love this product because my skin felt fresh and minty. But the thing is I have sensitive skin and I'm prone to acne. I wouldn't recommend this to someone who has sensitive skin. When I started using this I started breaking out more on my face back and chest. I guess it was drying my sling too much too.
Crystal C.
Shelby Twp, MI
16 reviews
I have combination skin and all the other face washes I use leave my skin dry and tight or still feeling oily. When I first used this I was hesitant, but I knew after the first use it was the best face wash I ever used! It leaves my face feeling clean and soft. Now it's a part of my daily routine.
Kathryn L.
129 reviews
I've read a lot about charcoal. Some say it's great for detoxification inside and out. Others claim it does nothing.
I got this bar because I was curious what it felt like on the skin. I cant say that my skin looked or felt any better than it normally does, but I liked that there was no heavy scent.
Victoria S.
Stewartstown , PA
4 reviews
I love this bar! My favorite thing is it doesn't irritate my super sensitive skin. It was effective in cleansing my skin without over drying it. I bought it at Walgreens . It was fairly priced and has lasted a long time. I would definitely buy again!
Alayna T.
4 reviews
I received this product through a subscription box that I receive and I absolutely love it, I do suffer from extremely bad dry skin on my face and body and so this helps get the dry dead skin off so that I can moisturizer after I am done. I would a thousand percent recommend this to anyone! 
Allison A.
Mena, AR
24 reviews
It smells great, like peppermint, and it has a nice exfoliating texture to it. It does make my face feel a bit dry after I use it in the shower, but that's what moisturizers are for! I don't get acne or facial blemishes a lot, so I can't say how much it helps for that, but I do enjoy using it to simply clean my face. 
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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