Sun Laboratories was established in 1983 and is family owned and operated. It is a company built on the premise of creating a line of beauty products that utilizes an easy application process as well as resulting in glowing skin, free of harmful rays from the sun. 1)Elbow, knees, and knuckles generally have dryer skin. Therefore, those areas will absorb more sunless tanner for legs and arms. To avoid this, apply a small portion of hand and body lotion to those areas. Your skin will not be able to absorb the sunless tanning product very well and thats what you want in these areas. 2)If you use before and after stickers, put them anywhere on the body before applying. 3)Put on your tanning glove that comes with this product. 4)When applying the overnight self tanner, rub in a circular motion to avoid streaking. 5)After application, wait a minimum of five hours before showering or getting in the pool. 8 hours for optimal results. 6)The self tanner has a cosmetic bronzer to give you a visual of where you have applied it. While showering, you will notice the cosmetic bronzer will wash off, leaving behind the true self tanning color. 7)Color will continue to develop even after the eight hour period after the application.