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
Kayli I.
Lima, OH
23 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I use this product daily and I love it! It exfoliates the skin while cleaning out pores. It leaves your skin feeling so clean and refreshed with a minty smell!
KC 🤘.
Austin, TX
27 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Smelled nice but personally did nothing for my pores :( it was really affordable which was great! I got mine at Walmart and it was my first time purchasing it.
Katie D.
Piedmont, CA
22 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
By face my favorite product by this brand. It leaves my skin feeling soft and hydrated. I would definitely recommend this product to anyone! I use it everyday.
Kayla P.
Concord, NH
7 reviews
Works great !!!!!! Instant notice :) I can put it on and do things and get stuff done and sometimes I can easily forgot that it's on its a fantastic product .
Rachel L.
16 reviews
Purchased at: Walmart
I love how clean it makes my skin feel and love how fresh the smell. Plus it actually does get rid of those stubborn acne areas while deep cleaning your pores.
Griselda G.
Los angeles, CA
10 reviews
Got this for my boyfriend and it didn't work at all! Not to mention the mess it makes; there was black stuff in the shower for days! Would not purchase again.
Megan C.
Dayton, VA
2 reviews
Last a long time. Like to use both in the morning and before bed. The tingling feeling makes me feel so fresh and clean and it doesn't irritate sensitive eyes
Lauren S.
4 reviews
This is the best soap I've ever used for my face. It leaves it feeling and looking clean. I would highly recommend everyone with very oily skin to try this.
Bryan D.
Miami, FL
78 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Good it is not my favorite because my cause and allergy put my face a little red but maybe for other serious skin is not perfect it's bad but I do not test.
Marisa V.
Chandler, AZ
9 reviews
Charcoal soap is great for helping clear up skin by bringing out the dirt and toxins. This bar is my go to every other night. Very good price point as well!
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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