I am still using Makari and no complaints at all... In the long run its cheaper for me -- Pls note that I use physical exfoliation and chemical (rarely)with makari. and I moisturize a lot with Cerave Products. I probably use Cerave more than Makari on a weekly basis. I am about 2-3 shades lighter and have been able to maintain it.
The toning milk is nice but you have to be careful, dont use it around areas where your skin is already thin for example my neck or cleavage so I started getting little white heads, therefore I only use it on the areas I know my skin is thick and sturbborn. Further, unless your body is already accustom to these strong skin lightner dont use the toning milk directly but start with their original range, it helps your body to get use to it and to reduce reactions