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
Ashley M.
7 reviews
I use the Biore charcoal bar every day. Gentle but very thorough cleansing. It is definitely worth the price and it's not expensive at all. I love the fresh, tingly feeling after I wash my face. 
Madii M.
94 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
I have been having problem with large pores for a year or so. I just stumbled upon this soap and I love it! It makes my pores look small and my face looks really clean after using it! I have also noticed that my face is less oily than before. I will definitely use it again! 
Adam F.
Williamsville, NY
87 reviews
Use this every night before I go to bed. Makes my face feel clean (but not dried out). Good fragrance and keeps my skin free from dirt and oil. Would recommend to anyone looking for a facial cleanser.
Breana B.
Kingsville, TX
10 reviews
I absolutely LOVE this bar. I use it twice daily once before and after bed and it always leaves my face feeling super soft and light. It gets deep in yours pores to give you a full clean face all day. 
Andrea T.
37 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I purchased this bar because my skin can get rough at times. I figured charcoal....why not? I’ll try something new. This little bar is MAGICAL! I haven’t had a breakout since I started using it. It’s also controlled the oil on my face. The only downside is that it’s a little rough on the face..

I’d definitely buy again.
Jessica E.
San Antonio, TX
114 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I use bar of soap in the shower. I also switch which other body acne products. But since I am a bigger woman I get acne in between my thighs and using this bar soap it works wonders for body care. 
Megan B.
Little canada, MN
149 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
I just purchased these for the first time 2 weeks ago and I was amazed at how well they worked. They are a little expensive, but feel great on your face and clear any blackheads up incredibly fast.
Shelby M.
Tucson, AZ
60 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
This scrub bar was a game changer in my routine. Not only is it invigorating but after one or two uses standing visibly tell a difference in your skin complexion and pore size. I love the brand Biore 😍😍😍
Aj C.
9 reviews
Leaves face feeling fresh, smells good and lasts forever! Price is great. Perfect for my combo skin. I got mine from Walmart. Will definitely buy again. Bioré Pore Penetrating Charcoal Bar
Alyssa Z.
Glenolden, PA
117 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
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.
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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