Well, here it is!
After one week the optimist in me has observed that the HQ is slowly working! I can compare the very edge of my neck on one side to the other side I didn't apply as carefully to and it appears to be at least a shade lighter. I also noticed a few days ago that around my mouth it looks as if I'd applied a thin layer of foundation without doing so, indicating that the marks there are fading as well. I'm clearly excited, however the skeptic in me has decided that on the 50/50 scale I must lean towards a "no clear results." I've been very diligent with the HQ, but not as diligent as with the Carotein, especially since it really does nothing for my neck. I am going to save for RA for my neck.
The rest of my body has responded very well to the Carotein, however. I've already nearly completely evened out the scars around my belly button. Happy day!
HQ- Possibly working.
Carotein- for the most part exfoliating.
When I am out of these brands I will be putting my order in with ADC. I'm very excited! But of course, that is pending results at the end of week 4.