Bioré® Charcoal
Acne Scrub

Deep clean, exfoliate, and absorb excess oil. With natural charcoal and the anti-acne fighting power of salicylic acid.

charcoal acne scrub


Skin acting up? Meet Charcoal. This acne scrub, with natural charcoal, scrubs out acne causing dirt and oil to eliminate breakouts for clearer skin in just 2 days.

  • Clears acne in just 2 days
  • Salicylic Acid Acne Treatment
  • Penetrates pores to control and prevent the development of new acne blemishes
  • Oil free
  • Dermatologist tested

Product Details


  • Wet face. Squeeze product into hands. Massage over entire face. Rinse thoroughly with warm water. For optimal results, use up to 2-3 times per week.


  • For external use only. Using other topical acne medications at the same time or immediately following use of this product may increase dryness or irritation of the skin. If this occurs, only one medication should be used unless directed by a doctor.
  • Avoid eye contact. If contact occurs, rinse thoroughly. Keep out of reach of children.


Active Ingredient:

Salicylic Acid


Acne Treatment

Use: For the treatment of acne


Inactive Ingredients:



4.5oz (127g)

Distributed by
Kao USA Inc.
Cincinnati, OH 45214
© 2014
Reg. U.S. Pat. & Tm. Off.
Made in U.S.A.


how it works

  • Formulated for oily skin, this scrub removes acne-causing dirt & oil to help eliminate breakouts. With natural charcoal, the anti-acne properties of Salicylic Acid, and skin purifying technology that allows for deep cleaning without irritating skin or stripping it of moisture, this product absorbs excess dirt & oil for clearer skin in just two days.


Charcoal Acne Scrub | Bioré® Skincare is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 2476.
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not great for sensitive skin The product cleans very well. I decided to use this product to clear my scars since I was nearly free from any pimples and have oily skin. Only a few left. Unfortunately, within 3 days, my skin went from pretty much clear to 38 new pimples on my cheeks and forehead when I woke up one morning. I continued to use it once every other day in hopes that my skin was purging, but my skin was very irritated and showed no signs of improvement over time. I was really hoping this would work for me, but it looks like I am back to square one. It exfoliates my skin and slowly clears the old scarring, but gives me new acne, so it almost defeats the purpose.
Date published: 2017-06-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Incredible! I've been using this product for 3 days, and I already see a huge difference! I'm trying to get off my really strong acne cream and thought that this would be a nicer alternative since it has a milder version of the chemical in my acne cream plus a natural product (charcoal). I love the cooling sensation I feel when I put this product on my face-- it really feels like it's getting deep into my pores and cleaning it thoroughly. I was a bit worried because it has microbeads in it that can pollute the water, but I have learned that the microbeads decompose, which means that it won't harm our water systems in anyway!
Date published: 2017-05-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Biore' charcoal scrub!!!! This biore' scrub is very good for cleansing your pores. The first time I used this product, I swear my pores looked drastically smaller, and I am not just saying that. I love the activated charcoal in it, and the salicylic acid in it because you can truly feel this product cleansing your pores. It is GREAT for people who have acne, I do not have much but I sometimes get a pimple or two, and in this case I did, and I woke up the next morning and the pimple was SO much smaller. I also love the scent of it, it kinda smells like oranges in a way. This product is great for oily skin as well. Great Product!! 100 percent gonna buy again!
Date published: 2017-09-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simply the best for me !!! I bought this about 2 weeks ago , this product is amazing for me. I am 67 yrs old with acne for 25 yrs . I am a 3 time cancer survivor and have tried EVERYTHING on the market including the dertermologist. This is by far the best I have ever tried. I have wasted so much money on products so I started with the charcoal soap and then went to using the acne scrub after the soap. In 2days I started seeing results. I know everyone can't always use the same products and get the same results but for me this is wonderful. At least try it especially if you are trying other products all the time.
Date published: 2017-05-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is amazing I recommend this I bought this a week ago and my face is so clear. Buy this if you have really bad acne and breaks outs and it's awesome for pores. I'll give this a 10-10 this product is amazing I really recommend it.
Date published: 2017-03-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely Love This Product! I purchased this about two weeks ago, and after using a face scrub I typically like to use a 50% alcohol on a cotton ball to clean any excess dirt out of my skin. All other face scrubs I see plenty of dirt remaining on my skin except this one. This product not only cleaned my skin and pours completely, it also leaves my skin tingling and feeling amazing after using it. I absolutely love this product and have recommended it to several family members and friend....Thanks
Date published: 2017-05-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I will never use any other product I love this!! I have always been really picky with what goes on my skin, spending hundreds of dollars on moisturizers, cleansers etc. My family has a history of having overwhelming oily skin, which would be frustrating to me whenever I applied Makeup. About 3 weeks ago I decided to try this because I had not tried any of the Biore products and everything else was a no go. I can not express how happy I am with the results in just 3 weeks!!! The oil in my face has cut down tremendously and my make up is staying matte longer. I kind of hate that I told my mom and sisters about it because now we have to buy a bottle almost every week but hey we all want great skin... I will be buying this for a long time and trying out more Biore products for sure!
Date published: 2017-05-25
Rated 3 out of 5 by from It is ok. The Biore Charcoal Acne Scrub let me down. I had heard such great things about charcoal in skincare that I was so excited to redeem this sample. Little did I know that charcoal was very far down the ingredients list and that there was menthol added. I despise menthol in Skincare as it literally has no purpose other than to make your face burn/tingle. I used it for about a week and a half and I'm not sure whether it's doing nothing acne wise or making it worse. Regarding the exfoliation, It is a decent physical exfoliant (it does work) but I prefer chemical exfoliants, they're much more gentle, especially when having active breakouts.
Date published: 2017-09-14