The Bioré® Skincare Story

Bioré®, pronounced “Bee-or-aye”, is a Japanese skincare brand owned by the Kao Corporation, a multinational company specialising in premium beauty brands.

The Bioré® name means – ‘Bio’ meaning life - and ‘Ore’ - conveying the sense of gold, the most precious of ores. The letters of the Bioré® name also has meaning - B (for beauty), I (intelligence), O (originality), R (reliability) and E (enrichment).

The initial launch product was a non-soap facial cleanser. Today Bioré® is the number one facial cleansing brand in Japan. It is also a household name in Asia, where it holds the number two facial cleansing position.

In Australia, Bioré® was launched in 1997, when the first-to-market Pore Perfect Deep Cleansing Strips were introduced - a white strip that is applied to the nose to clear out clogged pores. Media attention and consumer curiosity grew, and with this new and exciting innovation a new skincare category was born.

Having conquered ‘the pore’, Bioré® relaunched and re-focused in 2004/5 – seven years after the debut of the much-copied Pore Strip. Soon after, the brand also took aim at another widespread problem for women aged 18 to 40 - unwanted shine – and developed a full range of cleansers, toners and moisturisers to meet their needs.

Bioré® understands the real challenges of skincare – that everyone’s skin is not one type, and one person’s skin also isn’t the same all over their face. Bioré® Pore Strips over the years have claimed a spot in generations of women’s bathroom cabinets for their effective cleansing where it’s needed most. And since, Bioré® continues to develop technology and create super-efficient skincare products to help meet the core needs of their consumers.

Today, Bioré® is sold in over 40 countries, and now has a consistent look with fresh new blue and white packaging. The new look is also now colour-coded to help you find the perfect targeted regimen for your complexion. Orange is ideal for Complexion Clearing, Blue is for Deep Cleansing, Pink is for Makeup Removing and Teal is for Nourishing Care to moisturise and protect. In a return to Bioré’s heritage, the overall packaging is now a fresh, modern blue and white, with a signature “burst of joy” icon denoting the happy feeling that comes with having flawless clean bare skin.

The Bioré® skincare renowned pore experts have the know-how to bring you the solutions for taking care of your pores, so you can get the beautiful skin you’ve always wanted, and deserve. There’s no way you will ever have awe-inspiring skin without clear, clean, purified pores, and the bottom line is, you can’t have good skin without clean pores. The new revamped Bioré® skincare collection was designed exclusively to care for your pores with a full range of cleansers, pore-cleansing strips and specialty products to help you get an envy-inspiring, drop-dead gorgeous complexion.

With an array of extraordinary pore-cleansing products, you can pick and choose how you'd like to put your fresh face forward, and your skin will thank you. Bioré® skincare products are available at Priceline, Priceline Pharmacy, Woolworths, Coles, Big W, Target, Chemist Warehouse, and leading Pharmacies and Independent Grocers. For more info on where to buy, click here.