Tanning (self-tanning) products

Hi all!

I would like to read further about tanning formulations. Is there ingredients other than DHA and Eryteulose?
how to make a successful formulation?


  • MicroformulationMicroformulation Member, Professional Chemist
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  • Bill_TogeBill_Toge Member, Professional Chemist
    to make successful formulations consistently, it takes years of practical experience and a solid theoretical grounding in materials science
    UK based formulation chemist. Strongest subjects: hair styling, hair bleaches, hair dyes (oxidative and non-oxidative) I know some stuff about: EU regulations, emulsions (O/W and W/O), toothpaste, mouthwash, shampoos, other toiletries
  • GuntherGunther Member
    edited June 2018
    @Olivae even if you find active ingredients that actually self tan skin,
    they are experimental = unproven, both for efficacy and for side effects.

    The chemicals may prove hard to find and expensive, too.
    Some of them are so new that they don't even have proper chemical names, like
    HG 9-91-01 SIK inhibitor

    Right now only Forskolin seems safe enough to be worth trying. 

    Some bodybuilders even inject tanning enhancers like Melanotan-2, but I don't think any of that will be safe for an OTC product.
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