I used it and was actually about to go back on it but decided on the F&F 5xF instead. I am fair caucasian, and although I still had a long way to go when I used it for three months, looking back my face was the lightest I ever remember it being. Probably at most two, maybe three shades. Maybe longer and it would have gotten better, I don't know. It was lovely to use, but definitely not for all over body use at the price.