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  • cosmetic product destined to artificially tan skin diminishing, thus, risks of sunburn and others
  • it appears as a 3-carbon sugar, causing a chemical reaction when in contact to skin and leading to a darkening effect resembling natural tan
  • full name is dihydroxyacetone


  • full chemical name is dimethyl-amino-ethanol
  • natural substance facilitating the synthesis of a neurotransmitter, acetylcholine, and of phosphatidylcholine, essential component of cell membranes
  • used as skin firming agent and in age-related disturbances.
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