Skin and Skin
Care Sunless tanning with dihydroxyacetone: Nguyen et al. have studied the factors influencing sunless tanning with dihydroxyacetone.1 Sunless tanning preparations have been used for more than 50 years and are still very popular because they provide temporary pigmentation resembling an ultraviolet-induced tan. The pigment is the product of reactions between dihy-droxy-acetone (DHA) and amino acids in the stratum corneum.
Excerpt Only This is a shortened version or summary of the article that appeared in the Feb. 1, 2004 issue of Cosmetics & Toiletries magazine. The full content is not currently available online.