I have never been able to get dark. After reading the reviews I was confident I could at least get rid of my fake tan with this stuff. After three days my skin started to absorb the serum and my skin became a real dark color. I am the tannest I have ever been in my life. My skin feels better, smoother, and healthier. This serum is adorable! I just need 20 minutes for three days and it is better than going to the tanning salon. I can see how my tan has a healthy look and my skin feels great.