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
Lutherville Timonium, MD
3 reviews
This products is amazing! I use it about 2 times a week and it helps so much with removing black heads. I do wish that it would come with more strips but it's okay. It is very affordable and definitely recommend for black heads or ache.
Amanda R.
Kissimmee, FL
318 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
I bought this a while ago and was in my trying new things phase it find something to work on my face. This is perfect it makes my face feel so soft and even tone. Love it.
Paige G.
7 reviews
When I was younger I developed these bumps on the back of my arms. My mom tried many cleansers tonget them to go away. Dermatologists had no recommendations. This bar did it all! They slowly went away!
Dana S.
5 reviews
This bar was purchased for the purpose of clearing trouble spots on my skin. After use, my skin felt fresh and clean, not tight or drying. There were noticeable results very quickly and I loved the price! Great value and great results!
Hindra G.
Henderson, NV
3 reviews
Great deep pore cleansing.
makes pores smaller over time, skin feels smooth and acne starts to disappear from the first use. as with any cleanser I use my normal face cream
Missy D.
Lorain, OH
12 reviews
This is a game changer! My skin is oily so it's hard to find something that's not really harsh. Gentle enough for daily use. Great tingly feeling due to the Peppermint in the soap. Smells great too!
7 reviews
Love love love this! It clears up my black heads instantly and gets rid of dead skin and acne. I am a repeat user! And it is surprisingly pretty gentle on my skin. And it has fully met my expectations with no room for improvement!
Briana J.
Terre Haute, IN
36 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Its a mint smelling bar! This is amazing it have little crystal like balls that rub all the soap in and makes my skin feel clean! It doesnt come out black when wet either!
Katelyn G.
36 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
The charcoal bar helps my skin feel clean and pore free. I have struggled with acne and I heard that charcoal can help. It was a great price and has lasted me a long time with daily washes. 
Kaitlyn H.
Buffalo, NY
50 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I absolutely love this bar ! I use it daily so does my husband and we swear by it! My entire pregnancy my skin was terrible, I tried this and my skin has been clear and "glowing" ever since !!!
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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