What is Erythrulose

D-Erythrulose is a tetrose carbohydrate. It has one ketone group and so is part of the ketose family. It is used in some self-tanning cosmetics, in general, combined with dihydroxyacetone. Erythrulose/DHA reacts with the amino acids in the proteins of the first layers of skin.

  • INCI: Erythrulose
  • Chemical Formula: C₄H₈O₄
  • CAS Number: 40031-31-0 

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Chemical Formula C₄H₈O₄
CAS Number 40031-31-0 

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