I am using pinch of saffron strand in boiled milk ( a glass) to drink everyday Since March 2006. Some of my friends said it will lighten the skin but it is going to take long term ( the funny thing is I never read from any of science page proven results ). Well my friends and I can notice one shade of colour different but I had dark knees and elbows, these colours doesn't changed a lot . Every day I am using Avon body lotions ( Since March too) but right now I am not sure which one is helping me I'd like to use any good pills with this routine instead of stupid creams which will harm our skin. Did any one of you had any luck with pills? Sorry... my english is not very good to understand.