I am so happy I am not the only one saying this really. I feel you on the money part because I wasted a lot of money on products that contained HQ thinking each time that my skin was not just working with them.Girl, Are you me???? because this is exactly what happens to me. I can't explain it.
A few years ago I used a lotion with HQ, arbutin etc, HQ being the main lightener, but I got darker and darker. i stopped, and as soon as I went back to KA lotion, I got lighter.
Right now, I decided to try fair and white lotion, because I love fair and white so white soap, but I am getting darker. I have no choice but to ditch it and it hurts me so much because I got the exclusive lotion and serum, that is money down the drain, in this economy 😢
Oh dear!! Sorry about that but almost all Fair & White products contain HQ. I'm tempted to say all because I am yet to find any of their products that don't have HQ in them. I avoid all their products.