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How Panthenol Benefits Your Skin


If there is
one skin care ingredient that everyone has heard of this would be Panthenol (also
known as Provitamin B5). It’s in every beauty related TV ad, on every billboard
and in every magazine. Panthenol is one of the most famous beautifying
ingredients and it finds its place in the formulation of face creams, lotions,
serums, hair care products, etc. – basically, anything you can think of. What
all the fuss is about and why beauty companies love it so much? Let’s find out!

Deeply Moisturizes

Though panthenol
is an alcohol form of vitamin B5 don’t be misled – this doesn’t mean it’s
drying like regular alcohol (that you know you have to avoid, right? I mean in
your skin care products – not in general). Alcohol in chemical terms means it
has a specific functional group in its molecule that gives it certain qualities
(here is where I want to end the chemistry class, because the least thing I
want is to bore you). Not only panthenol doesn’t dry out your skin, it actually
moisturizes it. And it does it really well. By acting as a humectant, panthenol
attracts water from the environment to your skin, keeping it looking dewy and
fresh. Well hydrated skin has better elasticity, is more firm and is 
less likely to form wrinkles. We don’t want wrinkles, do we?


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Reduces Scars

Panthenol penetrated
the skin really well and once absorbed its being converted to pantothenic acid (vitamin
B5). Panthenol promotes wound healing and formation of new tissue by
stimulating a process called “fibroblast proliferation”. By speeding up the
restorative processes, it reduces the chances of scar formation and preserves skin’s
integrity.

Anti-Inflammatory & Irritation
Reducing Properties

Because of
its strong anti-inflammatory, soothing and regenerative properties, panthenol
is widely used in treatments for conditions like eczema, atopic dermatitis and 
acne vulgaris. For example, when it comes to treating atopic dermatitis,
compared to hydrocortisone (common prescription medicine use to treat atopic
dermatitis) panthenol has virtually no side effects and zero toxicity (while
hydrocortisone has tons of unpleasant side effects + after prolonged use it
causes irreversible skin changes). Sounds like a better options, doesn’t it?

Panthenol’s anti-inflammatory effect makes
it a good choice for people struggling with 
acne. As a bonus it reduces sebum
production, which means less clogged pores and less breakouts. Hooray for that!

Anti-Aging Benefits

Thanks to
its wonderful moisturizing properties, panthenol is definitely ingredient-to-look-for
when you are choosing daily moisturizer or nightly cream. Not only panthenol
draws water to the skin, but it also improves skin’s barrier function, thus
reduces water loss – double action to ensure your skin got all the water it
needs. Once your skin has quenched its thirst, you can be sure the chances of
you getting fine lines and wrinkles are reduced immediately.

Another
annoying problem associated with age that panthenol can help with is 
hyperpigmentation – several studies have shown that topical application of
panthenol containing products for several weeks evens the skin tone, lightens
the dark spots and improves the overall skin condition. What not to love about panthenol!?

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