IS FAKE BAKE TESTED ON ANIMALS?
No, Fake Bake is against cruelty and mistreatment of animals. We have never (and will never) test our products on animals.
ARE FAKE BAKE PRODUCTS VEGAN FRIENDLY?
At this time, nearly all our products are vegan friendly. There are only three products which currently contain animal derived ingredients, and we are currently in the process of removing these ingredients from those formulas. The entire line will be completely vegan friendly as soon as possible. Products currently containing animal derived Glucosamine & Chondroitin are: Original Lotion, 32 oz Original Spray Tan Solution (salon formula) and 32 oz Darker Spray Tan Solution (salon formula).
WHY IS THE TANNER SO BROWN?
One of the most technologically advanced discoveries we made was finding this color pigment eliminated streaking. This allowed our customers to be in control of the product as it shows where it goes. (DHA is colorless, while the color is for application purposes only.)
MY TANNER IS GREEN. IS THIS NORMAL?
No. The base color of some tanners is green which is used to offset the dreaded orange color. When stored improperly, or when the product reaches the end of its shelf life, the formula can oxidize and turn green. This can be avoided by using your self-tanner within 10-12 months and storing it in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight. Refrigerate to extend shelf life.
DO FAKE BAKE TANNING PRODUCTS SMELL?
Our products are pleasantly fragranced smelling of tropical, coconut scents.
CAN FAKE BAKE BE USED DURING PREGNANCY?
While we are not are not aware of any issues with use during pregnancy, we always recommend bringing your tanner to discuss with your doctor to make the best decision for you. Fake Bake self-tan products contain naturally derived, premium tanning agents with unique performance enhancers. More importantly, all products are free from parabens.
DO FAKE BAKE PRODUCTS CONTAIN SUNSCREEN OR SUN BLOCK?
No, Fake Bake products do not offer any protection from the sun. We always recommend "practicing safe sun:" use an appropriate sunscreen to protect your skin from UV rays.
SHOULD I SHAVE BEFORE I APPLY MY SELF-TANNER?
All shaving and/or waxing needs to be done at least 24 hours prior to application, or 24 hours after to prevent the tanner showing in your pores.
IS EXFOLIATION NECESSARY?
While it is not necessary, a head-to-toe exfoliation is best for an even tan. Skip the shower entirely with Fake Bake Coconut Exfoliating Wipes, which features an abrasive side that removes dead skin cells, dirt, and makeup. Pre-application exfoliation leaves the skin with a soft, smooth surface and prevents splotchiness and uneven fading.
HOW LONG WILL MY TAN LAST?
The answer varies greatly and depends on your aftercare. Keeping your skin hydrated lengthens the life of your tan. Only you can decide your maintenance and upkeep - you are in control! NOTE: DHA is not permanent, so it will fade just as any suntan does. A weekly application is recommended to maintain your color.
WHAT IS THE DRYING TIME?
It could take up to 15 minutes to dry completely depending on the moisture level in your skin. Be sure you are dry to touch before getting dressed.
WILL MY TAN TRANSFER?
Fake Bake recommends wearing dark, loose clothing for up to 8 hours while your tan develops. Until the color guide is washed off, be mindful that a color transfer may occur onto articles of clothing or bedding. For best results in stain removal, machine wash as soon as possible.
WHY IS MY TAN FADING?
The average tan can only last only 5-10 days due to the body's natural ability to shed skin cells. The saltwater in oceans and chlorine in pools will accelerate the fade of your tan. Excessive sweating from vigorous exercise can also diminish your tan. Using a daily moisturizer to hydrate the skin should slow down the skin's regeneration process.
ARE FAKE BAKE PRODUCTS SUITABLE FOR THE FACE?
A lot of our customers apply tanners to the facial area with great success. All Fake Bake products are safe to use on your face - just be sure to do a patch test. Fake Bake The Face was formulated for the facial area. It is designed with anti-aging ingredients and to not show in pores.