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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  • "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
Zephaniah G.
9 reviews
It was a unique packaging. I bought it from Walmart. This mask worked perfectly and was easy to apply.  I would definitely try this product again 
Rachel C.
Tuttle, OK
82 reviews
I love this charcoal bar, its great for drawing the oils in my skin to the surface. I usually follow up with an acne wash for my super oily skin.
Shelby S.
Tulsa, OK
23 reviews
I got this 2 years ago and I still have it! I can feel it working when it's on my face. When I used it consecutively my face is so much clearer.
Caroline E.
Otway, OH
23 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Amazing! Kept my skin so soft and helped with a lot of blemishes I am dealing with! Packaged amazing and I would definitely purchase this again!
shelby k.
5 reviews
love the mint smell and exfoliating beads in the bar really leaves my face fresh after i use it very gentle an di keep going back to this product  
Baby N.
13 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Purchased at: Walmart
I use this product on my face. It is refreshing and lightweight. I am very picky about my facial cleansers, this works well on my sensitive skin.
Kaitlin F.
Mission, KS
34 reviews
I am really getting in to all things charcoal! this bar foams up properly but not too much and leaves my face feeling clean and not dry or tight
Monica L.
1 review
Purchased at: Walmart
This charcoal bar soap will probably work for other skin types but not mine. My skin gets dry after my face then gets oily and it didnt work me.
Manal R.
Niles, IL
16 reviews
This charcoal bar works great! After I use it my skin feels fresh and clean! It definitely made a difference to my skin and I use it every night.
Reba D.
Kansas City
39 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I absolutely love this product. Left my skin feeling clean and smooth. It's very gentle while stilleaving you feel clean and is a great value. 
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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