dihydroxyacetone


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di·hy·drox·y·ac·e·tone

(dī'hī-drok'sē-as'e-tōn),
HOCH2-CO-CH2OH; 1,3-dihydroxy-2-propanone; glycerone; the simplest ketose.
Synonym(s): glycerulose

dihydroxyacetone

/di·hy·droxy·ac·e·tone/ (di″hi-drok″se-as´ĕ-tōn) the simplest ketose, a triose; it is an isomer of glyceraldehyde. D. phosphate is an intermediate in glycolysis, the glycerol phosphate shuttle, and the biosynthesis of carbohydrates and lipids.

di·hy·drox·y·ac·e·tone

(dī'hī-drok'sē-as'ĕ-tōn)
The simplest ketose.
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Non-carcinogenicity of dihydroxyacetone by skin painting.
Hexokinase has been proposed as the site of inhibition by L-GA (17), through condensation with dihydroxyacetone phosphate to form sorbose-l-phosphate, which is an inhibitor of hexokinase (18).
Possible side effects: Allergies, infertility, may affect development of unborn baby, linked to cancer in some studies, dihydroxyacetone not yet approved safe for inhalation as can happen with spray tans
They found that some particularly smelly ones, including sulphur dioxide, were specific to the reaction between collagen and the chemical dihydroxyacetone (DHA)- an active ingredient in fake tan.
The substance, known as dihydroxyacetone, or DHA, enters the lungs and is then absorbed into the bloodstream where it could damage DNA and cause tumours.
INCI: Water (and) dihydroxyacetone (and) alcohol (and) lecithin (and) potassium phosphate
In just minutes, each of these dihydroxyacetone (DHA)-free formulas leave skin with a natural-looking finish that is easily removed with soap and water.
In the 1960s, Schering-Plough introduced QT, a product formulated with dihydroxyacetone (DHA).
One surprising exception, he maintained, are self-tanning products, which utilize good delivery technology for water-soluble dihydroxyacetone.
According to the American Academy of Dermatology, most spray tanning formulations typically rely on dihydroxyacetone (DHA) to provide a five to seven day skin color boost, or tyrosine to stimulate the skin's melanin formation.
Ronastar Copper is suitable for use not only in lipsticks, nail polishes, eyeliners, eyeshadows and personal care products, but also in self-tanning formulations in combination with dihydroxyacetone (DHA), without diminishing the activity of the latter.
Comments: DHA Rapid is a synergistic mixture of dihydroxyacetone and troxerutin which provides an accelerated, even tan.

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