Panthenol or provitamin B5 is known for its wound-healing effect, among other things. How panthenol works, which areas of application there are and how it is obtained, you can find out here.
Many people know panthenol as a support for wound healing, but the ingredient can convince with many other functions. Find out in this article why the active ingredient panthenol moisturizes the skin and offers optimal care.
Panthenol is also known under the terms provitamin B5 or dexpanthenol. Panthenol is the alcohol of pantothenic acid. Pantothenic acid is found in both animal and plant sources. When the active ingredient is absorbed through the skin, the panthenol is converted into pantothenic acid (vitamin B5). Pantothenic acid is a component of coenzyme A, which is involved in many enzymatic reactions in the skin. The active ingredient has overall moisture-binding, soothing, strengthening and regenerating properties and is therefore an important ingredient in many respects.
Due to the properties of panthenol, the active ingredient is suitable for skin and hair and is therefore used in face, hair and body care products. The moisture-binding properties strengthen the skin’s protective barrier and improve its elasticity and resistance. Since the active ingredient promotes the production of skin cells and thus supports skin regeneration, it is also frequently used in products for wound healing. The soothing effect helps relieve irritated, itchy and irritated skin. Stressed hair and scalp are cared for and protected by the moisturizing property. In the process, the panthenol penetrates either through the hair shaft or through the scalp into the skin roots.
Panthenol is very well tolerated and therefore suitable for all skin types. The active ingredient is particularly recommended for sensitive skin, as the skin is protected, soothed and regenerated. Especially for dry skin, panthenol can increase skin moisture enormously and balance the pantothenic acid requirement by binding moisture in the skin. Panthenol should be spared for very oily or blemished skin, as the production of fat is promoted and pores could thus become clogged.