The natural tanning adjunct for a new dimension of a sun kissed tan

The skincare tanning ingredient for a homogenous looking skin tone

The skincare tanning ingredient ERYTHRULOSE is the natural tanning adjunct for a new dimension of a sun kissed tan. ERYTHRULOSE gives you a beautiful natural-looking homogenous and glowing skin tone color that enriches the appearance of your skin. Thus, major customer concerns can be eliminated by combining DHA & ERYTHRULOSE which leads to a more reliable and promising self-tanning experience serving today’s people’s individual beauty aspirations.

Product Features

  • INCI name (active) : Erythrulose
  • Produced by biotransformation of erythritollear yellowish viscous fluid of acidic pH (2.0-3.5)
  • Perfect formulation adjunction thanks to ist gentle mode of action
  • Perfectly compatible with DHA in formulations
  • Increases the credibility of self-tanning products in the market
  • Does not contain intentionally added substances regulated/listed as preservative


  • Leads to a long lasting, homogeneous skin tone 
  • Helps to overcome known disadvantages such as streaking and skin drying out
  • Easy application guarantees outmost application convenience


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Conform to the ECOCERT Natural and Organic Cosmetic Standard

The combination of ERYTHRULOSE & DHA allow the creation of self-tanning cosmetic products for a natural sun kissed tan

The reaction of ERYTHRULOSE with skin is slow and gentle, which makes it possible to produce a natural, long-lasting,  even tan without stripes.

Mode of Action

The skincare tanning ingredient ERYTHRULOSE is a natural keto-sugar which reacts with free primary or second amino groups ("Maillard reaction") in the upper layers of the epidermis. Melanoidins are high molecular weight polymers that are formed by this conversion of ERYTHRULOSE with amino acids, peptides or proteins. Melanoidins are bound to proteins of the stratum corneum mainly via lysine side-chains, their color is comparable to the appearance of natural sun tan. The impressive properties of pure ERYTHRULOSE is a result of the aerobic fermentation of the bacterium Gluconobacter followed by several purification steps.

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Formulations Featured

  • Auto bronzing gel formulation Auto bronzing gel formulation

    Auto bronzing gel formulation

    This clear gel skin and body care formulation shows with the help of the cosmetic ingredient ERYTHRULOSE a deep natural long-lasting tan. Easy to formulate with a soft skin feeling.

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