• CAS #: 90-80-2 | EC #: 202-016-5
  • EINECS/ELINCS number: 202-016-5

Quick Facts

  • Is a member of the polyhydroxy acid (PHA) family, the new generations of AHAs
  • Remains gentle on the skin and provides intense hydration
  • Can be used by those with hyper-sensitive skin and those prone to rosacea
  • Provides long term anti-ageing benefits and antioxidant properties

Who can use it?

Everyone due to the fact it is so gentle on the skin, those with an oily skin type may find they get quicker results by using AHAs such as glycolic acid.

What is Gluconolactone?

Due to the fact it is part of the PHA collection of acids, Gluconolactone is gentle on the skin whilst providing skin exfoliation. This is due to the fact that the molecule size is too large to be able to penetrate too far into the skin and cause any irritation or allergic reactions. Another trait of polyhydroxy acids are they are hydrating to the skin and are able to keep the outer surface and protective barrier fully functioning, nourished and able to protect itself from damage caused by free radicals such as exposure to pollution and sun damage. With the gentle exfoliation and added hydration your complexion will be left vibrant, glowing and at its healthiest state. 

Side effects of Gluconolactone

No known side effects when using gluconolactone as it is safe enough for all skin type to introduce into their skincare routine.

Scientific evidence of Gluconolactone

  • Cutis., 2004 Feb;73(2 Suppl):14-7., A polyhydroxy acid skin care regimen provides antiaging effects comparable to an alpha-hydroxyacid regimen.
  • Cutis.,2004 Feb;73(2 Suppl):3-13., The use of polyhydroxy acids (PHAs) in photoaged skin.
  • Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology, , Volume 5 (1) – Mar 1, 2006, An evaluation of a polyhydroxy acid skin care regimen in combination with azelaic acid 15% gel in rosacea patients
  • Dermatologic Surgery, , Volume 30 (2) – Feb 1, 2004, The Polyhydroxy Acid Gluconolactone Protects Against Ultraviolet Radiation in an In Vitro Model of Cutaneous Photoaging
  • Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology, , Volume 4 (1) – Jan 1, 2005, After 30 years … the future of hydroxyacids
  • Hunt, Michelle J., and Ross StC Barnetson. "A comparative study of gluconolactone versus benzoyl peroxide in the treatment of acne." Australasian journal of dermatology 33.3 (1992): 131-134.

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