@Mazikeen Do you think Vitamin C and Niacinamide can achieve comparable results ? I fear they're not only slower, but considerably weaker.
@Cute guy No I did not exfoliate. I heard it's not necessarily a good idea to do it during summer, because it can darken you when you spend time in the sun, but yes maybe if I exfoliate right, there will be less dead skin coming off after HQ application. I will try