Dihydroxyacetone, a naturally occurring compound, also used in medicine. In cosmetics, it is responsible for the rapid appearance of brown skin colour, as it reacts with the stratum corneum proteins of the epidermis. The pigment that is formed in the process of the reaction, a derivative of melanin, gives the skin a brown hue, however, it does not protect against the harmful effects of UV radiation, unlike natural melanin! Bronzing of the skin appears after about 2-4 hours following the application of DHA.
Perfectly regenerates and nourishes the skin, making it easier for it to become repaired it faster. It is a rich source of vitamins A and E, which are responsible for, among others, delaying the ageing process of the skin and protecting it from free radicals. Shea butter effectively protects the skin against harmful external factors.
An amino acid necessary for the proper development of pigmentation in the skin. Delivered in a body care product, it acts as a catalyst in melanogenesis (the melanin synthesis reaction). It is one of the most well-known, safe and effective tanning activators used in cosmetology.
One of the more well-known and widely used natural bronzing ingredients. The juglone present in the extract, reacts with the keratin of the epidermis and forms a coloured compound that lends the skin the brown tone of a natural tan. It is characterized by high stability and no streak-forming effect on the skin as well as a stronger and longer-lasting shade of brown than is rendered by DHA.
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