I have mixed opinions about their products. On the one side, the creams do give your skin a "brighter" tone very quickly. But really I think that there's something in the creams that just coats your skin to make it more reflective to light. I dont think it actually lightens the skin. I noticed that my face would look very light in photos where there was a flash used. But in the mirror and home videos, my skin color looked pretty much the same as before. When I stopped using makari, my skin returned to its normal color within 1-2 weeks and that is WITH sunblock and rarely being outdoors. Their creams are very rich and also can clog your pores. I was getting alot more breakouts that normal while using their products.