In the 1950s, Eva Wittgenstein did research with dihydroxyacetone at the University of Cincinnati . This involved using DHA as an oral drug for assisting children with a  known as glycogen storage. The children received large doses of DHA orally, which sometimes resulted in the substance being spat or spilled onto their skin. It was noticed that the skin turned brown after a few hours of DHA exposure.

Eva continued to experiment with DHA, painting liquid solutions of it onto her own skin. She was able to consistently reproduce the pigmentation effect, and noted that DHA did not penetrate any deeper than the stratum corneum, or dead skin surface layer. DHA research continued and these effects were studied as a  treatment for patients suffering from vitiligo.


We offer dihydroxyacetone in a variety of quantities. Our product is the purest available. Please note that there are substantial price breaks for larger quantities.



DHA 5 LBS. $175     
DHA 10 LBS. $275     
DHA 20 LBS. $490     
DHA 55 LBS. $1026