I would make my own products if I had the time and patience. I wouldn't know how to make sure the product was safe and didnt burn my skin off!I know I keep mentioning this sight (Skin Actives.com) but they have so much to offer. They carry a La Mur Kit you can buy to make yourself. Sell all the actives in all the name brand products. It's also fun to make yourself and cheaper. I started making my own skincare about 3 months ago, and I've seen better results already, compared to the high priced things I was buying.
They also have skin lightening products.