Scratch what I said about the cleanser. I was wrong. I'm discontinuing the dark spot corrector for now, I might try it again in the future in only a small amount to try and figure out what had that awful effect. As of now, I appear to be headed on the right track. Restarted the Spectro Jel and am still using that medicated body wash on my face, I know it sounds absurd, but it really seems to be working where many others failed.