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Red and sour tart sugar found in ripe, red raspberries and also in other red berries. Activity: erythrulose reacts with amino groups of keratin in the skin leading to brownish polymers (melanoids) especially with dihydroxyacetone (DHA). Chemical name: L-1,3,4-trihydroxy-2-butanone.
- Synergistic self-tanning effect when used together with DHA
- Provides a natural, deep and even tan whereas DHA alone may create an orange tone and stripes
- Erythrulose may prolong the tan and leaves the skin less dry
Can be added to formulas as is. Typical use level 2-8%. For external use only.
creams & lotions (with DHA), cream foundations and bronzing creams.
No purity grade applicable
Clear, yellowish viscous liquid
Store refrigerated (4-8oC / 39-46oF)
Country of Origin
Raw Material Source
Erythrulose is produced biotechnologically from plant cells by aerobic fermentation by the bacterium Gluconobacter.
Not animal tested
Does not contain animal-derived components
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