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CC SunActiv DHA

CC SunActiv DHA

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CC SunActiv DHA is a water-soluble sugar produced by the fermentation of glycerin that is primarily used as an active ingredient in self-tanning formulations. As a self-tanning agent, CC SunActiv DHA reacts with the amino acids in the epidermis to create a tanning effect in the skin called the Maillard reaction. It may be used alone, or in combination with other tanning actives, such as erythrulose, to provide the skin with a healthy, sun-kissed glow without risking the harmful effects of UV exposure from the sun.

Vegan suitable.

Key Benefits

  • Naturally-derived and safe
  • Imparts a sun-kissed glow to the skin without sun exposure
  • May be used alone or combined with other tanning actives
  • DHA is considered the most effective sun-free tanning additive
  • DHA is approved for cosmetic use by the FDA, the Canadian Health Ministry, and most EU member nations 

Typical Usage Rate

  • Sunless tanning products: 2.0 - 10.0%
  • Professional tanning products: 5.0 - 15.0%

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