Sophorolipids outperform synthetic surfactants due to a variety of additional characteristics. This would include temperature, pH, and salinity stability, easy biodegradability; capacity to be active in hard water, and sufficient surface activity. Lactonic and acidic sophorolipids are the most common types. Lactonic versions have superior cytotoxic, biocidal, and pro-inflammatory properties, as well as being effective anti-cancer drugs. Acidic forms, on the other hand, have a higher water solubility and are used in the cosmetics, food, and bioremediation sectors.