CAS number: 96-26-4
"Low penalty" in all categories.
  • Origin(s): Vegetal, Synthetic
  • Other language: Dihydroxyacétone (DHA)
  • EINECS/ELINCS number: 202-494-5
  • Classification: Regulated
  • Organic-compatible (COSMOS Reference)
Namely Dihydroxyacetone or DHA is present in the form of a white crystalline powder. It is used in the formulation of self-tanning products and personal care products, good-mine type for example. DHA induces a coloration of the upper layers of the skin by reacting with the amino acids, and this happens without the sun and without risk to health.
Restriction in Europe: III/322
DHA is regulated in Europe and can be used in the following cases:
a) In non-oxidising hair dyes up to 6.25%
b) In self-tanners up to 10%.
Its functions (INCI)
  • Hair dyeing : Colors the hair
  • Tanning : Darkens skin with or without UV exposure
  • Skin conditioning - miscellaneous : Improving the appearance of dry and/or damaged skin by reducing flaking and restoring its suppleness.
This ingredient is present in 0.27% of cosmetics.
Self-tanner (79.26%)
Body milk and cream (0.61%)

Products that contains it

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