Ok, so I've made my decision. I have decided to use Melederm (Civant Skin Lightening Cream & Skin Whitening Products for Lighter Skin ) to lighten my overall complexion. Melederm has all the ingredients I need, including alpha arbutrin and kojic acid. At $50 for two ounces, I don't think that the price is too bad either. I will post results in about 2-3 months.