Frequently Asked Questions
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- What makes SVELTA Tan different?
SVELTA Tan is not your average self-tanner. From the color to the benefits and ingredients, this is a tanning product unlike any other currently on the market.The heart of our formula is botanically-derived, Ecocert certified DHA, which yields a natural-looking, even tan within a few hours. SVELTA Tan also delivers a unique, sun-kissed glow with mineral bronzers to make application easier and provide instant color. Our formula also features a warm vanilla scent.But, SVELTA Tan does much more than give great color; it is also packed with skin-perfecting botanicals. We included slimming and toning ingredients like guarana, poppy, bladderwrack and sacred lotus as well as natural healing, anti-aging and blemish-fighting ingredients to help your skin look as perfect as possible.
- Will my tan look orange or streaky?
No! Our naturally-derived DHA provides a golden, natural-looking tan on most skin types. SVELTA Tan spreads smoothly and evenly, and the bronzing guide color makes application fool-proof. See our Application Tips for more details on getting the best self-tan with SVELTA.
- What's the best way to apply SVELTA Tan self tanner?
We recommend exfoliating and removing hair in your normal method a few hours before you are ready to tan. This ensures your tan goes on smooth and lasts as long as possible.Start with with clean, dry skin. Apply a light lotion to drier areas like feet, ankles, knees, elbows and hands. Using a SVELTA Perfect Tan mitt or latex gloves, gently smooth the self-tanner on in long vertical strokes, working on one area at a time until you’re fully tanned. Allow your skin to fully dry before getting dressed, and avoid water or sweating for 4-8 hours. Learn more on our Self-Tanning Tips page!
- What's the advantage of using self-tanner?
Compared to UV tanning, there are several benefits of choosing sunless tanners like SVELTA Tan. First and foremost, self-tanners do not damage your skin like UV rays. UV rays are responsible for premature aging and increased risk of cancer. With self-tanners, there’s no risk of burning or peeling.Self-tanners are also convenient - you can tan whenever you have time, even when there’s no beach or sun in sight. Self-tanners are also more cost-effective than spray tans, and you can do it yourself in the comfort of your home.Self-tanning also offers advantages in it’s own right as well! When you have a tan, perfections are minimized which helps boost confidence and a summer glow gives you a healthier, more toned appearance. SVELTA Tan also packs skin-perfecting and slimming botanicals to maximize benefits.
- Do SVELTA products contain parabens, phthalates or other toxic ingredients?
In our formulas, we included only the best ingredients and strive to make sure all of our products are safe and healthy for skin. We leave out the “nasties” like parabens, sulfates, sodium lauryl/laureth sulfates, mineral oils, propylene glycol and other undesirable additives.
- Do you do animal testing?
None of our products or ingredients are tested on animals. All of our ingredients are vegan and not derived from animal sources.
- How long can I expect my tan to last?
SVELTA Tan will last 4-7 days with a single application, depending on your skin type, preparation and maintenance. To get the most out of your tan, exfoliate before applying, apply to clean dry skin, and moisturize daily. Avoid vigorous rubbing your skin, especially after a shower.
- Is SVELTA Tan safe?
SVELTA Tan uses dihydroxyacetone (DHA), which is considered safe by major cosmetic regulating boards and is FDA-approved for sunless tanning. Our DHA is also Ecocert certified. The bronzers come from mica and iron oxides, which are mineral colors used safely in a variety of makeup and cosmetics. All of our other ingredients are also considered safe and non-toxic. Always read the ingredient lists if you have any known allergies. If you are using our products for the first time, we recommend testing on small patch of skin to ensure the product works with you.
- Where can I learn about SVELTA ingredients?
You can read detailed information about SVELTA Tan on our ingredients page, and you can also find ingredient information under the “Ingredients” tab on each product page. If you have any questions, please contact us for more information.
- Are SVELTA Products made in the USA?
All of our products are designed, manufactured and quality-tested in the United States, in our home state of Arizona. Though we do try to source American ingredients when possible, many of our extracts and raw materials come from places around the world including Brazil, Switzerland and Germany. Packaging materials are mostly imported. We strive to ensure every ingredient is of the highest quality, regardless of origin.
- Does a self-tanner provide sun protection?
Self-tanners and sunless tans do not provide protection from sun damage or sunburns. You should always wear sunscreen outside, even when you have a tan.
- Will swimming and working out affect my tan?
In the first eight hours after your apply SVELTA Tan, you should avoid water and sweating to allow your tan to develop fully. After your tan has developed and you’ve showered, it’s fine to workout and sweat. Swimming in a chlorinated pool or soaking in a hot tub can lighten your tan earlier than usual.
- How long does the tanning mitt last?
The SVELTA Perfect Tan Mitt is washable and reusable. One mitt can last for several months and through many applications with proper care. We recommend washing the mitt every few uses with mild soap, rinsing, gentle squeezing the water out, and allowing the mitt to fully air dry before storing.
- Where do you deliver to?
We ship to any of the 50 United States. We currently do not ship internationally, but if you live outside the U.S. and are interested in SVELTA, please drop us a line.
- How long does shipping take?
Orders are typically processed and shipped within 2-3 business days, and standard shipping typically takes 3-7 business days.
- How can I track my order?
Once your order has shipped, we will notify the email address on your order with tracking details. You can also login into your account if you set one up and track status from your order dashboard.
- What is your return policy?
If you are unsatisfied with a Svelta product, please contact us first about the issue to see if we can help resolve it. We accept returns on skincare products within 30 days (mitts and accessory items are non-returnable) for a refund, less shipping costs.Find more about cancellations and returns on our Orders & Returns page.