Here’s a Chin Chun Su review for those times you just want to grab the cheapest skincare product at the drugstore to hopefully cure your acne. The Chin Chan Su Face Cream is a popular skincare product back then, claiming to end your cystic acne problems and even whiten your skin. This can also be used to treat dark spots like those from acne scarring or used for parts you just want to lighten like your underarms and elbows.

It took me a while to do this review since my oil glands were surprisingly cooperating and I had nothing to test the Chin Chun Su Face cream on! But oh well, I just tried to spot test it on dark spots I had on my face.

Everything About the Chin Chun Su Face Cream

The Chin Chan Su Face Cream is a Taiwan-made and exported product. It’s been in the Philippine market for a long time already, and has been a favorite whitening product for many. You can easily buy it at any Mercury Drug store in the Philippines priced at only P16.60 for 10g of product.

If you’re curious, here’s a list of Chin Chun Su ingredients: Pearl powder, Talc, Petrolatum, Vitamin A,  Vitamin E,  Titanium Dioxide, Sulfur, Salicylic acid

To be honest, I kept wondering what pearl powder was. Apparently, it’s finely crushed freshwater pearls used frequently in Chinese medicine. The more you know!

Each tiny tub comes with a sheet of paper including instructions on how to use it

The Chin Chun Su facial cream is supposed to be used 2-3 times a day, and applied to the skin in an upward motion until the white cast disappears. More pimples may appear during the first two weeks of usage, but Chin Chun Su clarifies that this is just the product seeping into the skin and bringing out all the dirt underneath the skin.

When irritations occur, instead of using the product, use egg whites instead for 2 days to clear up the skin then continue using the product. Looks like there aren’t any side effects on this thing.

Chin Chun Su Review

First impression: Why does this stuff smell like baby powder?

Unlike the Chin Chan Su product photos I see online, mine didn’t look so flawless. It’s probably the way it was displayed so most of the product was just in one side. But oh well, all’s still fine!

The actual Chin Chan Su product was a bit greasy to the touch, like Nyx’s Angel Veil Primer or uh… melted ice cream. It smells a lot like baby powder, which is a good thing because I get paranoid at makeup or skincare products that smell like chemicals.

Upon application, it leaves this white cast that doesn’t really go away. It’s really obvious especially if you have medium to dark skin tones. So if you’re planning to put this all over your face before you go to work, maybe just wait until the evening to put it on.

There’s no doubt Chin Chun Su has whitening properties, clearly. But what I really don’t like about it is that the product sinks into your fine lines. The morning after, I had white streaks on the dry parts of my skin, and the swatch I had on my wrist made that part dry and chalky like what your hands would look like after working with all-purpose flour.

Unfortunately, the dark spots on my face only faded a little almost a week after using this product. Looks like it’s back to my usual 10-step Korean skincare routine.

Chin Chun Su Review Summary

Sold by: Mercury Drug

Price: P16.60

Product Weight: 10g


  • Cheap for P16.60 and easily available at any Mercury Drug store in the Philippines
  • Can lighten dark spots if used regularly


  • Chalky especially for people with dry skin
  • Product can sink in your fine lines
  • Leaves a white cast for a long time

Will I repurchase? Nope, not for me!

Should you give it a try? Yep, if you’re looking for a really cheap whitening product. But if you have more money to spend, I suggest skipping this and just investing on products widely known to give the same effects but more long-term.


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