We use gluconolactone primarily as a preservative, which it functions effectively as when combined with sodium benzoate. This preservative system is ECOCERT-compliant.
Gluconolactone belongs to a group of acids known as poly-hydroxy acids (PHAs), which have exfoliating and humectant properties.
It is a substance that is naturally produced by mammals for carbohydrate metabolism. Commercially, it is derived from corn.