Hi Guys! I spoke to a pharmacist & found soemthing out that I was unsure of before. Apparently, photography grade 100% pure HQ powder IS identical to the one used in cosmetics! I was unsure about this & since I know some people here are compounding their own HQ creams, I decided to check. I also learned an effective method for incorporating the powder into a basic cream or lotion! I'll post this later. As usual, I'll put my money where my mouth is, try compounding an HQ10% cream & I'll let you know what happens. Ninasky got me very curious about this compounding 'business' . This pharmacist also assured me that there really never has been a single case of a human being developping cancer due to HQ use (when it is not mixed with lead, mercury or other toxins). We'll crack the skin lightening code together yet!