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What is D-Panthenol?
D-Panthenol (pantothenic acid) is more commonly known as Vitamin B5. It is a water soluble vitamin.
D-Panthenol works by binding itself with water at the outer layers of the skin. Once it has reached lower layers of the skin (the living skin cells) it converts to Vitamin B5.
What are the Benefits of Using D-Panthenol?
Vitamin B5 is used in skincare and provides broad spectrum moisturising, soothing, healing and regenerative properties to the skin. It is also commonly found in hand-care moisturisers.
D-Panthenol is a known humectant. A humectant is a substance which helps to bind, attract and maintain water levels within the skin. This in turn helps to balance water and hydration levels within the skin by preventing water-loss and is recommended in skincare products for dry and dehydrated skins.
Vitamin B5 is a multi-tasker and not only helps to maintain hydration levels but can also act as a natural healing agent; by providing irritant relief, anti-redness and anti-inflammatory functions.