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  • n. The ketotetrose (R)-1,3,4-trihydroxybutan-2-one used in some artificial tanning preparations


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  • The product combines the skin-care ingredients of its Instant Smooth line, such as Acacia Micro-Pearls that the company says help fill in fine lines and wrinkles, with DHA and erythrulose.

    A Sunless Suntan That Takes On Wrinkles, Too

  • Some contain erythrulose, a sugar derivative that, when combined with DHA, can result in a range of tones that look more natural.

    A Sunless Suntan That Takes On Wrinkles, Too

  • But the fact is this: nearly all sunless tanners on the market today contain the same two active ingredients that they have for years, DHA (short for dihydroxyacetone) and erythrulose, which react with amino acids to turn dead skin an orange-brown color.

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  • C {1H} NMR, proton-decoupled carbon-13 nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy • E4P, erythrose 4-phosphate • Eu4P, erythrulose 4-phosphate • DHAP, [1 -

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