Professional paraben-free tanning formula with anti-aging and super moisturizing properties.

Fans of Famous Dave's products won't want to miss out on this exclusive product. Famous Dave's Small Batch Reserve® is a creamy and smooth medium to dark tanning lotion that has been field tested and has received rave reviews from many of our most loyal customers.

Our goal was to make the silkiest, most moisturizing, golden self tanner available anywhere. Because we manufacture Famous Dave’s Small Batch Reserve® in smaller batch sizes, don’t expect to find Famous Dave’s Small Batch Reserve in your big box stores anytime soon (it’s just not that type of product)…although you may find it in luxury boutiques, gift stores, and salons.

Fortified With:

  • Organic Argan Oil - Ideal for all skin types, Argan Oil improves skin hydration 
  • CoEnzyme Q10 - Provides antioxidant protection to the lipids in cell membrane 
  • Matrixyl 3000 - Reduces the appearance of wrinkles and brings back a youthful look 
  • Organic Aloe Vera, Sesame, and Jojoba oil- softens and adds moisture. 
  • Creamy lotion which is easy to distribute evenly on your body. 
  • Can be used all year round to give the most natural-looking instant tan you will ever have from a bottle!

REVIEWS "Thank you for creating the best self-tanner to date in your Small Batch Reserve! This is the self tanner I've been waiting for you to create. This formula is perfect! It is exactly what I expect out of a self tanner; nice medium to dark color with no bronzer! Thank you! Thank you for creating the best self-tanner to date in your Small Batch Reserve! This is the self tanner I've been waiting for you to create. This formula is perfect! It is exactly what I expect out of a self tanner; nice medium to dark color with no bronzer!" Thank you! Jane Y

Famous Dave’s Small Batch Reserve was a very special project for us.

We have spent over 2 years in formulation with additional customer trial and hundreds of surveys.


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  • "FINALLY!!!!! I have been waiting for the small batch reserve to be sold! I was one of the lucky people to try the sample you sent and nothing has compared since. I will never use anything else!! Great job – fantastic real tan color – dries so quickly I can put it on before I dress in the morning - almost no smell (and that is coming from a person with a sense of smell like a hound dog!) Thank you, thank you!! Liz"

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Our Top 10 Tips For The Perfect Famous Dave’s Tan

  1. If you are new to sunless tanning, use a very light coat of Famous Dave’s at first to get the hang of applying a self-tanner. For a darker tan, you may re-apply after 4-6 hours, but we recommend that you wait overnight if you are new to self-tanning. 

  2. Take a shower, making sure to use a good body scrub like our Peppermint Scrub. Dry your skin completely. Though, slightly moist would be OK. 

  3. Most Famous Dave’s Tanners look most natural when applied every 4-5 days (not every day) with the exception of Small Batch Daily, which is intended for everyday use. 

  4. Rub our tanner in smoothly and evenly while applying it in a circular motion. You really can’t rub it in too much and over rubbing (without the use of much force) is recommended to avoid streaking. 

  5. When applying on your face cover your lips with Famous Dave’s Lip Balm as a barrier lotion. 

  6. How to avoid tanning hands: Famous Dave’s tanners are formulated to neutralize tanning when hands are washed in warm soapy water for at least 30 seconds. This will remove the tanning agent from those areas if done within 10 minutes of tanner application. To avoid any possibility of tanner on your hands we highly recommend our Famous Dave’s FAME MITT - tanning application mitt. Mitts also aid in the smoothness of the tanner application. 

  7. Allow Famous Dave’s to dry before getting dressed. Depending of the product and amount used, it may take 2-5 minutes. 

  8. Avoid direct use on elbows and knees. Famous Dave’s lotions are formulated to work with other lotions as well. You may add a very small amount of our self tanning lotion to your favorite body lotion for a more natural look on knees and elbows, as well as tops of hands and feet (use it very sparingly and wait overnight before re-applying). 

  9. Famous Dave’s Tanner works great on faces as well. Just exfoliate as you did your body and apply a very light coat of tanner. We suggest starting with your forehead and working from there. Make sure you get all exposed areas (neck, behind ears, etc.) for the most natural look. Famous Dave’s Small Batch DAILY, and Fair Skin/ Face formula are our recommendations! 

  10. After you have reached your perfect tan, we recommend that you moisturize your skin often. We recommend Famous Dave’s Small Batch Daily for this.

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