Gluconolactone is a natural substance that can often be found in creams and serums. Gluconolactone, a polyhydroxy acid (PHA), offers all the benefits of AHAs but it is gentle to the skin and is suitable for sensitive skin.
In skin care products, gluconolactone can serve either as an active ingredient (an ingredient that is included in a formula to provide benefits for the skin) or as an additive (an ingredient that is included to help improve the overall quality of the product). As an active ingredient, gluconolactone is often added to formulas because of its skin-conditioning properties.
This ingredient is an acid, but slightly gentler on the skin than acids you might have heard of, for example lactic or glycolic acid. Those with sensitive or very mature skin might prefer gluconolocatone as it is milder and kinder.
Murad’s Daily Cleansing Foam for example, will help remove excess oil while normalizing the skin’s pH levels. For anti-ageing properties I also recommend the Exuviance SkinRise Bionic Tonic, which is designed to de-stress congested skin. Please follow up with a moisturizer, like NeoStrat’s Bio-Hydrating Cream. It’s a highly effective professional strength emollient that will deliver long-lasting moisturizing benefits.