Dihydroxyacetone (DHA)

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Dihydroxyacetone (DHA)
CAS 96264.More Info This effective self tanning agent is obtained by bacterial degradation of natural phosphate sugar. It reacts with proteins in the skin thereby forming melanoidinlike brown compounds within 2 hours producing a suntanned appearance. Offwhite, fine crystalline powder, no odor. pH 46, soluble in water alcohol.

INCI Name 1,3dihydroxy2propanone synonyms dihyxal, otan, oxantin.

Use Can be added to formulations as is, usual final concentration 28, DHA may lose its tanning effect or induce discolorations when combined with AHAs, titanium dioxide, zinc oxide, iron oxide pigments, or certain perfumes. It is often found to be more effective when combined with Erythrulose see our web site

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