I've used the fading cream. I like it because there is so much that I can use it for at least a year to keep off my melasma. The bad thing is that it is so slow to fade the discoloration. I used mine exactly as instructed, twice a day, about 12 hours apart, and I saw distinct results after about a month.
As a side note, do not use it with nair. It turns a yellowish color.
I'm telling you, apply at LEAST twice a day. I don't know how you'll get any results with a once a day. I'm applying it 3 times a day now. It's just so slow and I almost don't have the patience for it. I've used it for a month now and it's only a little better.
I am a long time user of Ambi skin tone fade cream, and it took 6 weeks twice a day before I saw my acne blemishes fade. It worked though. When you stop using the product they come back, however faintly. I still use the product during the colder months. Generally, I think it is a good buy for my skin tone needs..