Hi guys, as you know i've been lightening for just over a day! After some uncomfortable HQ side effects, my skin became accustomed to it by this evening (the 4th application). Already my skin seems very smooth and supple and I can tell that it's looking lighter or maybe just brighter, but definitely no where as dull as it was before. This is good as at least I know its working and everything seems worth it. Hope i'm not missing results because I don't have retin-a, but using the glycerin soap in conjunction with Dove Exfoliating Foaming Facial seems to work as far as exfoliation is concerned. Thanks for all the help guys - will keep you posted.