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
Amber H.
Brentwood , CA
20 reviews
Love the deep clean feel but can be very drying on the face. I recommend limited use.

I do sometimes get acne other then my face and this works great at combatting those areas.
Melissa C.
Tacoma, WA
73 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
After using this product I realized most of my pores diminished I love it! I would recommend to use at least once or twice a week because it can cause your face to get really dry.
Melissa S.
Broomall , PA
106 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
I received a sample of this from cvs and I have to say I really liked it. I was surprised by the peppermint scent, it was very fresh and natural
Smelling. It exfoliated great!
Miranda M.
Tampa, FL
34 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This is my favorite face wash to use. I have oily skin and this product gets all the oil off my face but doesn't leave my face dry and itchy. I also like that the product is black it makes the process more fun lol
Kayleigh O.
22 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Very great for cleansing skin ! for sure recommend this it is effective it didn't meet all my expectations but it was this was my first time trying this i bought it at target
Karen L.
Dallas, TX
50 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Great product. Been using it for about a year now and I have never felt my skin better. You can feel how it starts to clean as you massage your face. Use it twice a day for great results leaves your skin feeling clean and super smooth.
Amanda K.
Madison, WI
79 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
Use on face or body, this stuff is amazing! Careful near your eyes bough, it has a peppermint or eucalyptus oil in it that can sting a little. Blemishes don't stand a chance!
Alexa K.
Charlotte, NC
65 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
I really loved this at first. The results were pretty immediate and my skin felt so clean and then eventually it stopped worked. Was good at taking my makeup off but that's it
Amber R.
20 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
I heard good things about this..but i wasn't that impressed...i mean i guess i could really feel my pores open up and it was good for traveling..but i just wasn't impressed
Megan S.
Refugio , TX
7 reviews
I first tried this product because of my girl Shay Mitchell, it didn’t disappoint. One of favorite biore products. I love the refreshing feeling it leaves my face. It really helped clear my face up.
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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