INGREDIENTS IN DEPTH - SODIUM GLUCONATE

SUMMARY: GOOD | SAFE TO BE USED IN PERSONAL CARE PRODUCTS | APPROVED BY REGULATORY BODIES

A well known ingredient, used in personal care products as a chelating agent and a skin conditioning agent.

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WHAT IS SODIUM GLUCONATE:  Sodium Gluconate is a sodium salt of gluconic acid. It stabilizes the formulation of products. It retains water content in the skin, it preserves product formulations for a longer time. It is derived from glucose and is thus a more natural and safer alternative to other synthetic chelating agents. It is often used in sunscreens, lotions, conditioners, face creams and much more.

REVIEW OF SODIUM GLUCONATE

Name of Brand/ Organization

Paula's Choice

EWG

CIR

FDA

EU Cosmetics Regulation

Rating/Review

GOOD

1

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Sodium gluconate is one of the most researched and reviewed ingredients. Top regulatory bodies like FDA (Food and Drug Administration ensures the safety, efficacy and security of humans by making sure that cosmetics are safe to use), CIR (Cosmetic Ingredient Review thoroughly investigates the safety of ingredients used in cosmetics), EU Cosmetics Regulation (It ensures the safety of the consumers while using the cosmetic products) and EWG (Environmental Working Group Skin Deep is a cosmetic database for ensuring the safety of ingredients being used in personal care products) along with popular skin care brand Paula's Choice have rated it safe for use in cosmetics, personal care products. 

BENEFITS OF SODIUM GLUCONATE: The ingredient Sodium Gluconate has the following benefits:

  • Acts as a skin conditioning agent: It makes the skin softer and smoother. It moisturizes the skin and hydrates it by trapping moisture in or beneath the skin which keeps the skin healthy and vibrant.
  • Acts as a chelating agent: It binds metal ions such as iron and copper to keep the product from deteriorating. This leads to the product being used for longer period of time.

CITATIONS/FURTHER READ

 ANVEYA INGREDIENTS DIRECTORY  

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