Bioré Deep Cleansing Charcoal Pore Strips

Bioré Deep Cleansing Charcoal Pore Strips

Hello beautiful!

Today I will talk about the Bioré Deep Cleansing Charcoal Pore Strips. I’ve been a big fan of Bioré since I saw them during my trip to New York and Asia. It’s been a few years ago since I visited those country’s but Bioré was such a big hit out there. It is about time that they finally came to The Netherlands and I tried all the products they offer here. Of course it would be impossible to talk about all of those items, so I picked my favorite for today. The Charcoal Pore Strips are an amazing invention and they work so great. I tried several nose strips from Asian to Western brands but I think the Bioré ones belong to my top 3! Let’s get started!


Remove weeks (yes- weeks!) worth of pore gunk with just one strip. With natural charcoal, pore strips suck out deep-down dirt, oil and blackheads, leaving skin feeling fresh, clean and 3x less oily. To use: Slap it on. Wait 10 minutes. Strip it off.

  • With Natural Charcoal, known for its ability to draw out and trap deep-down impurities




  1. Remove strip from pouch. Twist strip to loosen and separate slits prior to use (see illustration).
  2. After washing your face, thoroughly wet your nose. The strip won’t stick on a dry nose.
  3. Dry hands. Peel strip off plastic liner. Apply to nose area, smooth side down, pressing down to ensure good contact with skin.
  4. Let dry for about 10-15 minutes until stiff to the touch — like papier-mâché.
  5. Slowly and carefully peel off starting at edges, pulling toward center. Any residue left on skin is easily removed with rinsing.

I have a super oily skin and my face is full with large pores, especially around the nose. A girl like me need these nose strips to look pretty every other time, because sometimes I end up with patches on my nose because I squeezed my nose too hard. It is so hard to hold myself in not to use my nails to squeeze out my black and white heads, even when I’m super bored.

I’ve been to Seoul a few years ago and went home with tons of nose strips! My favorite one was from Innisfree which was also based on charcoal. It was quite expensive so it is not something I need, but it works great for my nose!

Now I’m super excited to hear that Bioré finally hits the Dutch stores, they are available at our drugstores Etos and Kruidvat. I hope in the future that they will launch more collection from them because now only the Charcoal, Baking Soda and Nose Strips are available here. I’ve seen big makeup artists talking about a pink line from Bioré. In October I will leave this cold country for Japan so I hope I can find some Bioré beauty’s over there!

The nose strip looks like this when you remove it from the sachet. The size and fit look perfect to me because I’ve seen a lot of different nose strips in this life. Alongside the edges you see some gaps which can be used during application, so the strip will follow the curves of the nose. There is still a plastic foil attached to the sticky side.

Remove the plastic foil before you apply it on the nose. I’m that type of girl who is too lazy to walk to the sink to wet my nose for the strip. You can use a setting spray to damp you nose. Make sure to make it really wet but not like dripping wet, otherwise the strip won’t stick onto the nose.

When applying the strip on the nose try to push the strip as hard as you can on the nose and press is very well. Caution: because your nose is wet at this moment, make sure that your fingers are not wet! When they are, the strip might get wet on top which will cause that the strip won’t stick anymore.

Oh hello! Didn’t expect you here. Well this is me as you can see, being flawless. The nose strip just fit perfectly around my flat big nose so I can guarantee you that it will also fit yours. Sometimes I do have some struggles with the edges near my nose holes even tho they have those special gaps on the edges to stick better on the curves. The tip of my nose is also difficult to stick on. You really have to press there otherwise it won’t grab the blackheads.

Leave it on for at least 10-15 (when the strip feels hard) so the fun part can start!


I have super oily skin but as you can see here my nose looks super matte after the strip! I can really tell that it removes all the excess oil from the skin.

My precious..

Okay, I have to be honest that I did my nose like 1,5 week ago so unfortunately there isn’t much left for this picture. You do spot some whiteheads and a lot of excess oil on the stick strip. The white dots are the whiteheads and luckily I don’t have any blackheads on my nose recently!

I’m happy to have Bioré here in The Netherlands! With their Charcoal Nose Strips they will definitely concur this cold little country. I tried several Western en Asian nose strips but the Bioré has the be one of my favorites. It is affordable (6 strips for €6,99), you can find it at your nearby drugstore Etos and Kruidvat and it really works. With many other Western brands I experience that they don’t pull anything except for some oil are little whiteheads. Compared to the Asian nose strips the Bioré works equally as the Innisfree that I loved! It takes away my witeheads, excess oil and the surface of my skin feels super smooth.

Everyone struggles with black or whiteheads on the nose or around this area, don’t lie to me! Stop using your finger nails to squeeze out those impurities because it will only damage your skin (I walked for days with a red nose full with dry patches). Try these patches because I can promise you that you will find something on your strip after you pull it from your nose. The best thing is to put your strip into the light so you can see every little impurities that has been pulled out! My boyfriend had a nose strip after years and his strip was disgusting to see! Yes, he also approves the Bioré Charcoal Nose Strip (:

How do you remove your white/blackheads?

The Bioré Deep Cleansing Charcoal Pore Strips is available at the Etos and Kruidvat for €6,99.

*PR gift, only my honest opinion*

Cult Beauty Ltd.


  1. September 11, 2017 / 08:55

    Fijne review! Ik ben echt dol op dit soort strips.

  2. September 11, 2017 / 15:18

    hmm fijne strips! wat een goede review heb je geschreven

  3. September 11, 2017 / 16:24

    Nog helemaal geen ervaring met deze strips. Eigenlijk wel benieuwd 🙂

  4. September 12, 2017 / 03:16

    I’m glad Biore finally came to your country! They have some great stuff. I use their nose strips either! They are so great!

  5. Miriam
    September 12, 2017 / 10:28

    Leuke review – als ik een klein kritiekpunt mag geven – als je in het Engels blogt is het misschien wel handig om dit beter te leren beheersen. Er zitten veel fouten in dit artikel en in oudere artikelen. Dat doet zo’n afbreuk aan de inhoud en dat is zonde!

  6. September 14, 2017 / 17:32

    Great review An! I love how satisfying it is to remove the pore strips and see all the gunk it’s pulled out from my nose, haha. However I’ve stopped using the strips as frequently when I heard that they damage your skin? 🙁 I still use them occasionally though because they work so well, but otherwise I rely on the CosRX BHA liquid + clay masks to keep my pores clean.

    Jenny | Geeky Posh

  7. September 17, 2017 / 18:26

    These strips look great ! Lovely review An as always ! xx

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