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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)

QUESTION: I tend to buy more expensive brands for my face and use the cheaper versions for my body. How is this for the face?

ANSWER: Famous Dave's Self Tanner works equally well on your face and body. What's great is that you only need a tiny amount for your face.

QUESTION: Does this product work with really pale people?

ANSWER: Famous Dave's Self Tanner works with most skin tones. Pale skin, YES. Pale skin redheads, Many (but not 100%). I have many pale customers that love Famous Dave's Self Tanner.  I also offer a product called Fair Skin and Face for those who may have lighter skin tones or want a more subtle tan.

QUESTION: Other products can leave your hands discolored and I wondered if this will do that?

ANSWER: Yes it can. ALL self-tanning products contain dihydroxyacetone. This is what tans you. It works by bonding with the protein in your skin. Provided, your hands are washed thoroughly with soap and water for at least 30 seconds - immediately following application - NO self tanner will give you tan palms.

QUESTION: How long can you expect it to last before it wears off?

ANSWER: People are different although you can expect your color to remain for 4-7 days. It will then begin to gradually lighten naturally until more is applied. Typically the bottle lasts for approximately 1 month of use.

QUESTION: Is this tanner waterproof?

ANSWER: Famous Dave's Self Tanner will not wash off even while showering with soap, providing that you wait at least one hour after each application.

QUESTION: How about the problem with streaking?

ANSWER: Famous Dave's Self Tanner is different than most other products in that, it is NOT a gel or a greasy cream. Famous Dave's Self Tanner is a creamy smooth lotion very similar in consistency to hand lotion. It applies very easily. However, remember self tanning products will tan you where you put them. If your application is haphazard and sloppy, so too will be your tan.

QUESTION: How long do I wait before clothes can be put on? Will it get on my bed linens when I sleep?

ANSWER: Famous Dave's Self Tanner dries to the touch almost immediately as it is applied to the skin and dressing can occur within 5 minutes of the application. Famous Dave's Self Tanner does not rub out on sheets or clothing.

QUESTION: Does it have color in it so you can tell where to apply it?

ANSWER: Most of the products that have added color are quite odorous. Because Famous Dave's Self Tanner goes on so smoothly without streaking, there is no need for a color additive.

QUESTION: It really has no scent?

ANSWER: Unlike ALL other tanning products,  Famous Dave's Self Tanner has virtually NO FRAGRANCE.

QUESTION: How long does the bottle last?

ANSWER: All tanners have an active ingredient that lasts for about 1 year. All of our products are made fresh.

QUESTION: How dark does this stuff get you compared to other tanners in general?

ANSWER: Famous Dave's Self Tanner will get your skin as dark as you would like. Once applied, your color will develop in about 4 hours. After that time, if you would like a darker tan, just re-apply.

QUESTION: Can you send me free samples?

ANSWER: Unfortunately not. However, if you are in any doubt about just how good our products are, please take a minute to view our Testimonials and Press section, which should hopefully convince you! Famous Dave's Moisture Tan is also available in a handy trial size.

QUESTION: Do you ship outside the U.S.

ANSWER: Yes, I have many International customers.

QUESTION: How do I remove it if it just doesn't work well on my skin?

ANSWER: http://famoustanner.com/remove

QUESTION: Does this really work?  I would like to buy it (I've tried many tanners, none of them worked) PLEASE convince me to buy this!!!

ANSWER: Convince you?  That's a pretty tall order and I'm not certain I can do that.  These are the facts about Famous Dave's Self Tanner...Either you believe me or not. But I can do this: If Famous Dave's Self Tanner isn't everything I've said and you don't totally love it and feel it's the smoothest applying, lowest odor and truest color self-tanner you've tried - I sure wouldn't expect you to say nothing and just let me keep your money. Send it back to me and I'll refund every cent of your purchase price. I can't be any fairer than that.  NO QUESTIONS ASKED. Please remember, all shipping costs are not refundable. Refunds must be returned within 10 days of receiving product.


Product Ingredients

Famous Dave's Self Tanner 
Sunsafe Tanning For Men & Women

Famous Dave's Self Tanner creates a golden tan without the need for age-robbing sun or tanning bed exposure. While bringing out a natural looking bronzed glow, Famous Dave's Self Tanner bathes your skin in the rich emollients of Aloe Vera, Sesame and Jojoba which soften and add healthy moisture. And since Famous Dave's Self Tanner is Fragrance-Free you won't experience the developing odor of self tanning on your skin. Those with a tan will enjoy how Famous Dave's Self Tanner compliments your existing tan by deepening and evening out skin tones. Use all year long to provide a tan without drying sun exposure and tanning beds.

Famous Dave's Small Batch Reserve Ingredients (Light/Medium) Lotion:

Water (Aqua), Propylene Glycol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetearth 20, Dihydroxyacetone, Isopropyl Myristate, Dimethicone, Tocopheryl Acetate, Simmondsia Chinesis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Aloe Barbadensis Gel, Organic, Phenethyl Alcohol, Caprlyl Glycol, Sodium PCA, Hyaluronic Acid, Matrixyl 3000, CoEnzyme Q10, Organic Argan Oil

Famous Dave's Small Batch Reserve Ingredients (Med/Dark) Lotion:

Water (Aqua), Propylene Glycol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetearth 20, Dihydroxyacetone, Isopropyl Myristate, Dimethicone, Tocopheryl Acetate, Simmondsia Chinesis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Aloe Barbadensis Gel, Organic, Phenethyl Alcohol, Caprlyl Glycol, Sodium PCA, Hyaluronic Acid, Matrixyl 3000, CoEnzyme Q10, Organic Argan Oil

Famous Dave's Small Batch Reserve Dark Mousse Ingredients:

Water(Agua), Dihydroxyacetone, Butylene Glycol, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Propylene Glycol, Bambusa Vulgaris Extract, Plumeria Acutifolia Flower Extract, Panthenol (Vit B5), Cyanocobalamin (Vit B12), Aloe Barbadensis Gel, Algae Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, Sodium PCA, Sodium Hyaluronate, Galactoarabinan, Honey Extract, Ribo avin (Vitamin B2) , Phenoxyethanol, Polysorbate 80, FD&C Yellow #5, D&C Green #5, D&C Red #33, FD&C Blue#1, FD&C, Red #40 , FD&C Yellow#6

Famous Dave's  Moisture Tan Ingredients:

WATER, PROPYLENE GLYCOL, DIHYDROXYACETONE, CETERYL ALCOHOL, CETERETH 20, SESAME OIL, JOJOBA OIL or AVOCADO OIL, ALOE VERA, NaPCA, VITAMIN E, METHYLPARABEN, PROPYLPARABEN.

Famous Dave's Dark with Bronzer:

WATER, PROPYLENE GLYCOL, DIHYDROXYACETONE, CETERYL ALCOHOL,CETERETH 20, SWEET ALMOND OIL, SESAMUM INDICUM (SESAME) OIL, SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL, ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA), NaPCA, VIAMIN E (TOCOPHEROL), PHENYLETHYL ALCOHOL AND CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, A PROPRIETARY BLEND OF FD & C RED 40, FD & C YELLOW 6, FD & C YELLOW 5, FD & C BLUE 1, CARMEL COLOR

Famous Dave's Medium with Bronzer:

WATER, PROPYLENE GLYCOL, DIHYDROXYACETONE, CETERYL ALCOHOL,CETERETH 20, SWEET ALMOND OIL, SESAMUM INDICUM (SESAME) OIL, SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL, ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA), NaPCA, VIAMIN E (TOCOPHEROL), PHENYLETHYL ALCOHOL AND CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, A PROPRIETARY BLEND OF FD & C RED 40, FD & C YELLOW 6, FD & C YELLOW 5, FD & C BLUE 1, CARMEL COLOR

Famous Dave's Mist Tan (spray) Ingredients:

WATER, DIHYDROXYACETONE (TANNING AGENT), ACETONE, ISOPROPYL ALCOHOL, A SPECIAL BLEND OF FD & C RED 40, YELLOW 6, YELLOW 5, BLUE 1, FRAGRANCE