I randomly ran across the Canmake Perfect Serum BB Cream on one of my sample hunts on eBay. How could I resist something so cute, pink, and Japanese? And a BB cream, nonetheless. Answer: I couldn’t, and so I purchased some samples.
I had never heard of Canmake, which I discovered is a popular, affordable Japanese drug store brand. I was so excited when I finally got these samples in the mail. And I opened up my package to unveil the smallest sample packets I’ve ever seen. Seriously, these were like half the size of the Korean ones I get. It turns out that the full-size product is also a bit smaller than those I’m used to: roughly 30g.
UV Protection (SPF 50 PA+++)
Contains 21 beautifying ingredients
Comes in two shades:  Light and  Natural
From the Canmake website:
The BB cream born from beauty serum ☆
You can care for your skin just by applying it. Contains 21 types of beautifying ingredients.
Natural, yet with superb coverage ♥
SPF50 & PA+++, with a formulation that’s gentle on your skin ♥
A skincare product that reduces the effect of the sun’s rays and acts as buy cialis online a foundation with sheer coverage!
Contains 21 types of beautifying and moisturizing ingredients ♥
Hyaluronic acid, collagen, ceramides, royal jelly extract, witch-hazel extract, arbutin, Job’s tears extract,
Saxifraga stolonifera extract, aloe vera extract, ascorbyl tetraisopalmitate, artichoke leaf extract, cherry leaf extract, prune resolvent, seaweed extract, soybean extract, glycosyl trehalose, gingko extract, peach leaf extract, hydrolyzed silk, European white birch bark extract, multiflora rosehip extract
First things first. I got samples in 02. The wrong-ass shade for me, most obviously. Way too yellowy-orange. It eventually oxidizes okay, providing you don’t slather it on. Hopefully I can try out the lighter shade at some point.
So, aside from the harsh jaundice this product is giving my hand, my face got slightly less yellow. But only slightly less. The first time I applied it I put too much on, and I was gross looking. The second time I applied it very lightly, and it kinda worked out.
This BB cream has medium-high coverage. It’s really medium, but it builds up easily, depending on your need. Just be careful if your skin doesn’t have yellow undertones. :(
It’s not a thick consistency, yet not too runny. It’s not the easiest BB cream to spread, but still, a little goes a long way. And like a lot of Japanese products, this is unscented.
As for oil control… eh. My t-zone started oiling up after 30 minutes. 30 minutes. Really. I’m a powder addict, so it’s nothing I can’t deal with, but come on.
Pros: Lots of great ingredients, good coverage.
Cons: Not so good oil control, not so affordable unless you’re in Asia, where it retails for ~$9 USD. You can find it on Amazon and eBay for around ~$20.
Final Verdict: I might buy this again… in the lighter shade. It’s a decent BB cream, minus the nonexistent oil control for me. Has anyone else tried this? Thoughts?
On a side note, I’m about to start dabbling in cleansing oils. I just ordered DHC Pore Cleansing Oil, DHC Deep Cleansing Oil, and Origins Clean Energy Gentle Cleansing Oil. I’m interested in trying the pink Shu Uemura oil but I figured I’d start with some cheaper options. Anyone have any other recommendations for me?