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Biore Warming Anti-Blackhead Cleanser, 4.5 Ounce

Biore Warming Anti Blackhead Cleanser 4.5 ounce contains a soothing, self heating formula that cleanses away pore clogging dirt and oil as it helps control blackheads and prevent acne. Effectively wash away stubborn dirt, oil and make up with a powerful formula containing salicylic acid and pore opening warming clay.

Key features

  • Warming formula with an army of scrubbing micro-beads, zeolite and skin cleansers
  • With maximum strength salicylic acid
  • Helps stop blackheads before they start for clear skin
  • Opens pores and targets blackheads

Honest reviews


Terrible Stuff.

After about a week of using it I started getting small breakouts all over my face and especially on my forehead.Adding this cleanser was the only change in my routine, and my acne went away shortly after not using it anymore.It brought on the acne but did not do a thing for the blackheads.The only redeeming quality is the warming effect it has, and even then is lasts only 5 seconds at the max.Just don’t buy it.

Lilian Bloomingdale, MI

Great Product

Came a day early. Hard to find this stuff where I live. Warms up really nice and smells good and the little beads are great.

Melva Jenkintown, PA

This cream is hot, hot, hot . . . and then not

The cream does indeed help with blackheads and acne in general. It heats up, then cools back down. I’m not entirely clear on why it does that, and whether it’s necessary or just a marketing gimmick, but there you go. The important thing is that it does in fact cut down on acne and the appearance of black heads. Give it a try.

Lucy Acton, MT

Warm and Relaxing!

I love cleaning my face with warming cleansers. They feel so good at the end of a busy day. I get occasional acne so I prefer to use a brand that also keeps skin clear. I really enjoy using the Biore Warming cleanser. It has the perfect temperature of warmth – not too hot. It leaves my skin feeling clean and refreshed, and I have not had any breakouts since I have been using it!

Cathryn Weiner, AR


I have been using this cleanser for a few weeks and I’m pretty happy with the results. The cleanser comes in a chubby tube. The product is quite economical as you only need to use a nickel sized dollop. Basically you apply the dollop to your palm, add a little water, rub for a bit then gently apply it to your face. The cleanser has an immediate heating effect . I’m not sure if the heat does anything other than feel nice.This cleanser cleans the face well without over drying it. I have oily skin with large pores that clog with dirt easily. I have sensitive skin and this product did not irritate my face at all.I experienced a much cleaner face verses using normal soap.The scent is pleasant without being overwhelming. The consistency of the product is similar to sticky gel toothpaste. However that might have been my experience because the product I was given to test was outdated.My only minor issue is that AMAZON shipped me an outdated product. The tube has an expiration date of 06/2013, I received the product 03/2014 …. 9 months over the expiration date! I would recommend purchasing in the store rather than online so that you can check the products date code.

Beatriz Winchester, IL

Good stuff, I little viscous…

This stuff is a little viscous and the heat part of it doesn’t last, but in all, it’s a solid Biore product and less expensive on Amazon Prime than in the drug stores or in the grocer’s. Don’t forget to look for the "clip free" coupons!

Dawn Thibodaux, LA

Doesn’t “destroy” blackheads, but helps.

I like this product, the warming sensation is quite nice.However, it does not "destroy" blackheads.It more or less makes my face feel cleaner, smoother, etc. The blackheads I have (normal amount) are still there, although it does help the total look of my face.

Crystal Brandon, VT


I’ve received some nice things through the Amazon Vine review program, this isn’t one of them. This is smelly, blue (blue 1 lake), gooey stuff. If you’re looking for something with salicylic acid in it, there are better products than this one.This has an ocean breeze scent. I don’t like it, and wonder why companies need to add any scent to their facial products. Some people may find it refreshing. I find it annoying, and my cat doesn’t like it either. And leave the dye out as well. No sense adding one more thing that may cause an allergic reaction in some people.It’s gooey and difficult to spread. Water is needed to activate the warming affect, but when I add enough water to get it to spread, the warming affect is gone. If I get any in my hairline, it’s difficult to get out. If I was going to use this, I would only use it in the shower where I can rinse it out well. The tube is made to sit on the cap. When I open the cap, the product is stuck to the plug that goes in the opening. A string of it goes from the opening across the top/bottom of the tube, across the hinge, and to the plug. The more I open and close it, the messier it gets with product building up in the cap.Needless to say, I only used this twice, so I don’t know if it works, and I’m not willing to find out. Well, I think you get the picture. Not recommended.I’ve received some nice things through the Amazon review program, this is one of them,Clearasil Daily Clear Acne Treatment Face Wash, 6.5 Ounce (Pack of 4).

Gwendolyn De Berry, TX

Warm and refreshing

I love this product. It heats up and goes on very warm, and does a good job keeping my complexion clear. It is blue in color and thick in consistency.

Marisa Shoshone, ID

Great but a Bit Drying.

I have sensitive skin that tends to get a bit dry in the winter. Well, this works. It had little beads in i that exfoliate. The beads are not coarse so you don’t feel as if you’re ripping your face off like with some other products on the market. I also must say, the smell is great. I try to stay away from perfumed products due to the nature of my skin. But this didn’t harm it. The product is very thick. I wet my face first, put a nice sized dollop on the palm of my hand, added a bit of water to loosen it up, rubbed my hands together –- that’s a must, don’t apply directly to your face – this heats up pretty strongly and can give off a strong burning sensation.It’s an excellent product that has helped brighten my skin during these last lingering days of winter.

Jane Tonopah, AZ

Not the best cleanser I have tried

I have tried a lot of facial cleansers and scrubs over the years. In fact, I have three separate bottles in my shower right now, including this Biore Warming Anti-Blackhead Cleanser, which I have been using exclusively for the past two-to-three weeks. It certainly stands out as different. Amazingly enough, this cleanser really does heat up when I rub it in my hands. The beads are potent enough that I feel them, so if you prefer a softer wash then this is probably not for you.That said, I am disappointed overall. I have occasional issues with acne, and the products that I was using before trying this Biore cleanser had all worked fine for me. After a few days using this product, however, small patches of acne formed on both my neck and face. From what I could tell, this was not an allergic reaction. I kept using the Biore cleanser – along with other post-shower creams – and the acne slowly went away. But between the semi-roughness of the cleansing beads and the sudden acne flare-up, I’m afraid I cannot offer this a solid recommendation.

Mae Grand Rivers, KY

Love it!

This cleanser is amazing! I use it in the shower every morning. It does heat like it says it will and leaves my skin feeling fresh and clean

Arline Forest, LA

treat your face

I really love this product! It gets really warm and my face feels so clean and calm after using it. I would recommend washing your face before using this with another product because it does not lather real well but it’s simply divine!

Jodi Granite, OK

Cleans my face, but it’s nothing special.

It does the job, which is cleaning your face. I didn’t necessarily notice my blackheads going away, but that might be because they aren’t THAT bad.. I think my problem is mostly that I have large pores. This stuff does get warm though! It actually made me nervous the first time because it kept getting warmer and warmer and I didn’t know when it was going to stop haha, but no worries, it’s a comfortable warm, not a burning hot :P. It’s pretty thick, so you don’t need a lot, so it lasts a good amount of time. I don’t notice my face getting greasy throughout the day after using it, so it does do its job as a face cleanser. But like I said, I’m not sure what kind of job it does with blackheads, since I didnt really notice a difference with mine.

Nita Hoxie, AR

Interesting but not sure how effective

I have a teenager who has some acne and blackheads, and I have always had an on and off relationship with acne and blackheads, so I thought between the two of us, we could benefit from this product. At first, when you put it on your face in the shower, it does have a noticeable warm feeling. Not sure if it’s because I’m in the shower, but that feeling goes away after a few seconds. Or, it could be because the product I was shipped in 3/14 was expired as of 6/13. In any case, you don’t need a lot of product to wash your face with this. I keep it on for what I think is about a minute, so the salicylic acid gets a chance to work its magic. It rinses off fairly easily, and I don’t notice any dryness. I don’t use it everyday, but maybe a few times a week. I don’t notice a huge difference in my blackhead area; the end of my nose, but the area isn’t that bad right now. In the summer, when I sweat a lot I will be able to see how effective this cleanser really is.

Allie Northfield, MN

great for a breakout

I have been having some breakouts on my face and around my hairline, and this has really helped. While it dries the skin a bit too much for use on my whole face, it worked great in targeting those trouble areas. The warming effect is really cool, though it seems more like a gimmicky way to entertain the consumer. Having said that, it is genuinely a neat effect, though it wears out very quickly, usually before it hits your face. Nice product!

Dionne Okeechobee, FL

Another salicylic acid product – the warming part is a gimmick

As with 99% of all acne and blackhead products on the market, it’s yet another formulation of 2% salicylic acid in a mixture. The warming part is interesting upon first use since the product feels very warm on your fingers for about 2 seconds but isn’t at all noticeable on your face. Since it’s not warm after application, it doesn’t seem to add anything to the cleansing action.After two weeks of usage, I wouldn’t say this product is better or worse than another other salicylic acid product on the market. The results for me have been the same as every other product I’ve ever used and there are cheaper products in the supermarket that offer the same treatment.

Ada Deer Island, OR

pretty much like other salicylic acid cleaners

The active ingredient in this stuff is 1% salicylic acid, which is pretty much the active ingredient in all blackhead cleansers. The Biore does warm up a bit initially when it gets wet, but that only lasts for about 5 seconds before it cools off. If you want to feel the warmth on your face, wet your face and apply the cleanser directly to the face without mixing it in your hands first.While my face feels cleaner and moisturized, this cleanser does not get rid of all the blackheads. It gets a good chuck off, but I think only mechanical squeezing/sucking actually gets blackheads out completely.

Tameka Monhegan, ME

Not my favorite Biore product

I am a big fan of Biore products yet this one disappointed. Touted as a warming anti-blackhead cleanser – this cream goes on with an initial burst of warming heat and then feels like ordinary cream. For me, the warming effect doesn’t last longer than a few seconds. My skin type tends to be combination – this cleans the skin without drying but it did not seem to be efefctive against existing blackheads – it is more of a preventative product. I don’t think it did a good job cleaning away pore-clogging dirt as I would have expected.Overall – I prefer the Biore strips which have visible results and I prefer foaming cleansers to this product – but that may be personal preference.

Elba Peach Glen, PA

Warms on contact with water and skin

Product gets warm as you smear it around your wet face. The heat last a few seconds. Has a consistency like honey. Nice clean smell. Has a little bit of scrub particles. Doesn’t irritate my skin. Doesn’t dry out my face. Seems to clean well. Blackheads have not seemed to appear.

Mellisa Farmdale, OH

Blackheads Out

There is no question that when it has came down to skin care products, Biore is one definite brand that not only delivers in price, but delivers very well in quality at getting the job done. Biore’s Anti-Blackhead Cleanser is absolutely no exception. It is a cleanser that works very well on the face at getting rid of blackheads, mainly on the nose and removes them very well without hassles and problems. I definitely like this not only because of the value, but keeps on delivering to what Biore has promised for the past several years on keeping your face clean. Now if only they could absolutely expand themselves, and get zits and blackheads removed from the rest of your body. Nevertheless, I absolutely recommend this cleanser from Biore not only because of price, but keeps the value warm, and the blackheads out.Price: BConvience: B 1/2+Overall: B

Elena Belfield, ND

Love the warming feeling

The warming level of this product is comparable with Boscia Detoxifying Black Cleanser that I have used in the past. This product retails for $30 for 5oz so I was thrilled to actually find a drug store product that has warming to it for so much less.I love this stuff and it smells fantastic! The warming sensation in the mornings feels amazing. There are small beads in this product so you should not use with a automatic cleaning brush like Clarisonic or the Olay Cleaning System. I find this works best if I place a nice amount in my hands and then gently message all over a wet face in the shower. I rub in a circular motion a good minute after the warming of the product has stopped making sure to get into the areas where my skin gets clogged pores (T-Zone area).My face is typically clear with a lot of clogged looking pores on my chin and a round my noise. It leaves my skin feeling nicely cleaned without over drying it. I just found my new go- to face cleanser!

Doreen Pleasantville, NY

love it

This immediately heats up which feels great (though the heat doesn’t last long) and it smells so good. I’d probably use it just for those two things, but the cleanser really works too. It contains 2% Salicylic Acid and definitely works the "gunk" out of clogged pores. I noticed a difference even after the first use. It’s also not overly drying like some products.

Lesley Avoca, MI

Great cleanser, and I love the warming feeling!

I have used this cleanser for many years now, and I love the warming sensation it gives you. Make sure you apply it with dry hands to a dry face, because the magic happens when you add water =) It’s not the best at taking off makeup (because it’ doesn’t really foam or anything), but I like to use it in the morning when I don’t have makeup on. I’ll use a foaming cleanser at night, but this face wash is really nice. It’s thick and really makes me feel like it’s getting deep into my pores~!

Blanche Eight Mile, AL

Daughter Likes it!

Before using this product my teenage daughter was all fussy when it comes to using cleanser to take care of her numerous breakouts she has on monthly basis. We had settled withClearasil Ultra Acne Treatment Daily Face Washto achieve the needs of daily face wash and general hygiene of face. Clearasil did help in controlling the pimples on my daughters face, but could not completely eradicate it. Having said, It did not create any other problems either. She also usedNeutrogena Complete Acne Therapy Systemto combat the breakouts but with minimal effect.Then came thisBiore Warming Anti-Blackhead Cleanser, 4.5 Ounce. Right off the bat Biore not only is whole lot cheaper than most brands due to Amazon’s Add-on program it also performs adequately well. Daughter loves the smell & the warming action. The oil-free formula does keep the skin clean and helps combat the blackheads. She has been using it for past couple of weeks but the truth is you CANNOT completely eradicate the stubborn blackheads. This product does not cause any unwanted side-effects and the skin does not get tarnished or crack nor make your face skin feel dried out.Each individual skin is different, Acne treatment product might work like miracle for one while might completely fail for another with same symptoms. ThisBiore Warming Anti-Blackhead Cleanser, 4.5 Ouncedid give her a ‘confidence’ boost and I do see positive effect on her skin.Bottom-line: This is an ‘OK’ product but the price makes it worthy of four respectable Amazon stars!

Vicki Rising Sun, MD

great face wash

What I really like about this face soap is that is smells good and the scent isn’t overwhelming. This cleanser is thick like glue and works great. The cleanser is packed with sand-like beads which are small and fine. This soap really cleans your skin well and makes your skin feel smooth. The beads really feel like it cleans your skin deeply, but very delicately. However, I wish warming sensation lasted longer. It isn’t hot at all, but rather a pleasant warm sensation that lasts a couple of seconds.I didn’t experience any problems or irritations in any way when using this product. In my opinion, this cleanser is for people with oily or combination skin. It doesn’t leave my skin feeling tight. It leaves your skin feeling smooth afterwards.

Bobbie Hummelstown, PA

Really warms!

Great cleanser for helping you with those blackheads. I love the fact that it warms when you are spreading it on your face. This is a staple in my cleaning routine and I will be using this for years and years!

Kerri Mackinaw City, MI

Warm and Dries Out Problem Areas

My first impression was that the cleanser is very thick and not easy to apply. I have to use a bit more than other facial cleansers as it doesn’t smooth across my face well. It really was "warming" though. Not sure what that accomplishes, but it is warmer on the face than other cleansers. After rinsing off, it definitely dries out my skin – which is good for breakout/oily areas. But not good for my skin in this harsh winter weather I’m experiencing right now. I had to use extra moisturizer afterwards. I’m sure this works well, but I’ll just be using it on spot areas until my skin isn’t so dry already.

Alma Troy, ME

Bad consistency

It has a weird texture and consistency to it. It does warm up which is nice, but it doesn’t really help to get rid of blackheads or improve your facial complexion. It didn’t do much for me other than cleanse my face. It might work for some people, but it didn’t work for me.

Jennifer Columbia, MO