Biore Charcoal Skincare range review

Biore were one of my favourite skincare brands as a teenager; I spent many a night watching Friend's with one of their infamous pore strips stuck to my nose. It's been a long time since those days and they'd sort of slipped off my radar for a bit, but the launch of their new Charcoal range has put them firmly back in my bathroom.

Charcoal might not seem to be the first ingredient you think of when it comes to cleansing your face - it looks dark and dirty, but actually has amazing cleansing properties. It helps to draw out impurities in the skin, and is the key ingredient inside the new range. 

Biore charcoal cleanser, pore strips and self heating face masks

Pore strips are probably what Biore is most well-known for, and the Ultra Deep Cleansing Pore Strips are like a super-charged version of their originals - working to get even more dirt and oil out from your pores. These are really simple to use - you simply apply the sticky side to a wet nose and wait for the strip to dry. After about 15 minutes, gently peel the strip off and you should be left with super clean pores around your nose. If you're a bit disgusting like me, take a look at the nose strip and be horrified with how much dirt it manages to remove. I like to think I'm pretty thorough with my cleansing regime, but these seem to suck out dirt you didn't even know was there!

The Deep Pore Charcoal Cleanser is a foaming style cleanser which is infused with charcoal to help purify and give a deep cleanse. If you have very oily skin, then this might be a good option, but I found it to be quite drying (perhaps slightly too cleansing!) for my dehydrated skin so isn't really for me.

The Self-Heating One Minute Masks are probably my favourites from this range. They're the same sort of colour as a mud mask and come individual sachets that have the perfect amount for a single use. Simply apply the mask to damp skin, massage in for a few seconds and leave it to work its magic. The mask naturally heats itself up, drawing out impurities in the skin. You can either wash this off with a flannel after a minute, or leave it on for a little longer for a more intense effect.

The charcoal range is great value - £4.99 for the cleanser, £7.99 for the mask (4 sachets) and £7.99 for a pack of 6 nose strips. You can find them all in Boots stores and Boots online now.

Do you like the sound of this charcoal range from Biore?

*PR samples


  1. I love those little pore nose strip thingys! I am definitely getting some of these. There is something so satisfying about peeling them and face masks off haha

  2. I recently bought the face wash for my man - it's great for guys! x

  3. I had a few charcoal masks and cleansers, they're amazing! But not available in the UK so will definitely check these :)

    India / Touchscreens & Beautyqueens

  4. I love the sound of the mask! The cleanser sounds good in theory but I think it has SLS in so it's a no-go for me as it triggers my eczema really badly :(

    Jess xo

  5. The strips are always a firm favourite of mine. xx


  6. I love the sound of this, I have super oily skin so anything with the word charcoal in is like a beacon for me! x

    lillies and lipbalm


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