By Sarah Kinonen. Photos: Hannah Choi/Allure.
If your New Year's resolutions involve Marie Kondo-ing your bathroom cabinet and your pores (bye-bye, blackheads!), allow us to introduce you to the newly dropped Bioré Charcoal Acne Scrub, which will streamline your skin-care routine and your top shelf—all in one tube.
If you're a fan of the brand's previous charcoal-centric line, which featured the Charcoal Pore Minimizer, you'll love the new skin-care giant's new exfoliator. The textured scrub, which was created to target acne from the start, is formulated with all of the blemish-fighting ingredients you'd expect in an exfoliating treatment: beads and micro crystals to gently slough off dead skin cells, oil-absorbing charcoal—which you already know works to help de-gunk pores of dirt, oil, and makeup remnants—and complexion-clearing salicylic acid (a.k.a. acne's number-one enemy). And while all of these ingredients certainly sound like they could dry up your complexion after just one use, this exfoliator is far from dehydrating. Instead, it leaves skin feeling so fresh, so clean, and so taut (but not tight).
But wait, Bioré has even more up its sleeve for 2017. Joining the acne-fighting club are two additional must-have products: a baking soda-based scrub and a charcoal-heavy wash. The Bioré Baking Soda Scrub is a creamy, everyday exfoliator that's formulated with heavy-hitter salicylic acid, while the Bioré Charcoal Acne Clearing Cleanser works to penetrate pores from the start of your routine, just like the aforementioned charcoal scrub in the same line. (My personal fave? Hands down, the charcoal wash because I secretly find joy in surprising my boyfriend with a blacked-out bathroom sink that could easily double as a post-apocalyptic war zone. Kidding! But not really.) And here's the best news: You can add the Bioré Charcoal Acne Scrub (or all three) to your acne arsenal for $6.49 a tube—and you'll want to because, believe us, this shit works.
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