There are an incredible number of different vitamins that have different benefits when it comes to skin care. But what is Provitamin B5 and what does that vitamin do in the skin? We will help you answer that!
Panthenol (the alcohol form of vitamin B5) is a popular ingredient in skin care that is also known as Provitamin B5. When Panthenol comes in contact with the skin, the ingredient is converted to pantothenic acid and then becomes a real moisture boost at the same time as it has a calming and repairing effect.
What are the benefits of Provitamin B5 / Panthenol?
Panthenol / Provitamin B5 is already in our skin, but by applying the ingredient on the skin, you strengthen your skin even more. The most popular function of the ingredient is that it stabilizes the skin's barrier function, it controls the amount of water in the skin so that the skin does not lose too much water but retains what it needs.
With its moisturizing and emollient properties, Panthenol / Provitamin B5 helps repair dry and rough skin. Mature skin can be perceived as more supple and smoother. The vitamin / acid also helps the skin to defend itself against external stresses.
If you have itching, eczema, sunburned skin, redness or an ongoing inflammation, Panthenol can be a good ingredient to apply due to its soothing and repairing properties and can speed up the healing process.
You may have heard that Panthenol is good for hair, skin & nails?
Panthenol is a really good ingredient for hair, skin and nails. In hair care, Panthenol works so that it is converted to Provitamin B5 and retains moisture longer in the hair, but also provides shine, counteracts freshness and increases the resistance in the hair.
Panthenol works very well with keratin, which is the main component in skin and nails. The ingredient provides moisture and nutrition. Perfect for dry, damaged and brittle nails.
Effects of Provitamin B5 (Panthenol)
- - Moisturizing
- - Soothing
- - Repairing
- - Vitalizing
- - Improves skin structure and elasticity
- - May have an anti-inflammatory effect on acne, eczema and tanned skin.
Tip! If you like to do acid and chemical treatments, Panthenol / Provitamin B5 is something you can use to soothe the skin afterwards.