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
emily P.
West union
9 reviews
I have used this on my face and body and it has made a huge difference in my blackheads and pores. It's a lovely product. 💕 It was very gentle 
Summer T.
58 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
Purchased at: Walmart
This product reaches deep into your pores and rips those blackheads out with ease. The peppermint smell is refreshing and cooling on the skin.
alex p.
1 review
I love the smell but the bar is to ruff on the face for sensitive skin. It would be great if it where a little smoother. It's also very drying.
Ashley m.
86 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
I love everything charcoal so of course I had to try this. Left a very squeaky clean feeling. Lasted a long time. Overall was a great product!
Renee B.
22 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Used this product in hopes to get smoother, more clear skin and I was not let down. This product works great. Definitely will be buying again.
Taylor W.
10 reviews
This bar works really great I clean my face everyday with it and the bumps in the bar help to really get my skin nice and clean and refreshing
Whenyber D.
Duluth, GA
22 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Awesome product, not a everyday thing but definitely something to try when having a girl night or just when you need to have a mini home facial 
Courtney C.
Dothan, AL
7 reviews
This is a best seller for me. Cleans deep deep down and gets all the dirt and oil that you can't see. A fabulous must buy/ have product !!!!
Say K.
113 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
This bar is life. It’s the only face wash I use. I love how it exfoliates. I struggled with clogged pores for years and this blew them away!
Monica D.
14 reviews
Great for face and body. Found more effective if you leave on face a couple minutes befor rinsing off. Leaves your skin feeling minty fresh.
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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