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 (1,332)
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Media (49)
  • "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
Julia G.
Los Angeles, CA
173 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
Leaves pores and skin fresh your skin feels lifted and stretched back love this bar use it twice a day. My skin feels so clean than I don't even want to wear makeup. Btw I have oily and sensative skin and this works wonders
Stephanie S.
9 reviews
 Totally recommend! I have a combination of really oily and dry skin so it’s really hard to find something that doesn’t either make my skin dryer or make my skin super oily and I think this is perfect combination  and plus it really goes into pores!
Mackenzie Elise B.
16 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
This soap bar was incredible for my skin. It was like an exfoliator and a cleanser put in one! The only thing I didn't like was how rough the exfoliating part was, only because my skin is a bit sensitive. Besides that, the soap helped my skin clear up so quickly and smells really nice!
Johnna R.
31 reviews
So far this has cleared the skin on my face so well, and my pores are smaller. This works better for skin, than the cleanser in the bottle did. It's not drying, and I love the smell of peppermint. I would definitely recommend this to anyone who wants to try it.
Cara D.
Manville, RI
14 reviews
I love the charcoal products, and I use all the 3-in-1, the bar, and the face mask to keep maintaining clear skin. It balances out the redness and raised parts of my skin. The bar itself I expected to have a terrible smell but it actually isn't offputting at all. Definitely recommend!
Chelsea C.
2 reviews
This product does feel really good on your skin and it feels amazing when you use it but I think it's all for show. Yeah sure it feels good, but I bought it for the purpose of clearing up my face. Did an awesome job making my skin soft buy it did nothin what so ever for my acne.
brenda a.
569 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 5
Gotta love this product. its a black facial bar soap that works into a rich, foamy lather. But it's the charcoal in the formula—which quite literally pulls dirt from my pores
Renay S.
Edgewater, CO
178 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
I'm so in love with this product. I have super oily skin and the charcoal bar cleanses my face so well every night. If you are a lover of the charcoal scrub from Melt, you will love this bar. more cost effective and conveniently purchased at Target.
Kris S.
Lancaster, SC
1 review
Love this product. Deffinatly can tell a difference after first use. Was better than the mask will be using again. Came with coupons inside, very nice was not disappointed at all. Would recommend to others test skin before use and only use on face kind of tingly sensation.
Brittany Raeann K.
Austin, TX
66 reviews
This was my first charcoal soap to try. It was non drying and slowly helped clear up my skin. I would recommend this bar after my first time trying it 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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