Sodium Gluconate

A chelating ingredient that ensures that the harmful metal ions in a formula are unreactive. It also protects other ingredients from degrading.
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Sodium Gluconate

Overview

Sodium gluconate serves as a chelating agent, which is type of ingredient that binds to metal ions found in water-based systems.

The chelating agent makes the metal ions unreactive and water-soluble, so they are no longer harmful to the stability of the skincare product. Without a chelating agent, the natural oils, preservatives, and claims actives can degrade as a result of the reactive metal ions present in the product.

Sodium gluconate is a natural alternative to the synthetic chelator known as EDTA, and it is supplied as a off-white crystalline powder.