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
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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
Samantha S.
Clearwater, FL
3 reviews
Love it! Smells minty fresh and leaves my skin super soft. Great value as well, it lasts a long time. I would definitely recommend.
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀2|26|✨ S.
Calumet City, IL
14 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This was tooo harsh for my face. The price was good, but this just isn't for me. I was disappointed. I love their products though.
Skyy A.
Gloucester, VA
144 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
I use this on my nose which is very oily and it really makes my nose feels squeaky clean and it leaves a cool peppermint sensation
Elyssa Z.
11 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Good at first but can be too abrasive. I use it with my clairisonic brush and it is fine. My face feels very clean after using it.
kaj s.
5 reviews
It didn't really work on my skin, but it did helped with balancing out my oil on my face. However it's not something I buy again.
Azurae N.
4 reviews
Love! Perfect for my oily skin. Doesn't dry out my face or make my skin feel itchy. Bioré Pore Penetrating Charcoal Bar
21 reviews
This product helped to rid my skin of the impurities of the day.  Within 1 week of use, I noticed clearer skin and tighter pores.
Christa C.
Salt Lake Cty, UT
17 reviews
You can defiantly feel the fire fixing your skin and making it smooth and getting rid of all the unwanted gunk! Would recommend!
Jasmine B.
Dumfries, VA
13 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I received a free sample in seventeen mag. The product left a refreshing feel on my face and saw skin glow and blemishes removed. 
Madison J.
Decatur, GA
26 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Very good though I'd rather use black soap ,but its still a good product ,bioré has never let me down with any of their products
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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