Glossary — Panthenol

Panthenol

Panthenol

Panthenol (pro-vitamin B5) — (See Vitamin B) acts as a penetrating moisturizer. Studies indicate that when topically applied, panthenol penetrates the skin and gets converted into pantothenic acid, a B complex vitamin. It imparts a non-irritating, non-sensitizing, moisturizing, and conditioning feel and promotes normal keratinization and wound-healing. Panthenol protects the skin against sunburn, provides relief for existing sunburn, and enhances the natural tanning process. Panthenol’s humectant character enables it to hold water in the product or attract water from the environment, resulting in a moisturizing effect. It enhances skin suppleness, and claims are that it also acts as an anti-inflammatory...

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Vitamin B

Niacinamide Panthenol Vitamin B

Vitamin B — an antioxidant that with consistent use can help decrease redness and help with skin texture. The most common ones found in topical skincare are vitamin B3 (niacinamide), vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid), vitamin B7 (biotin), and vitamin B12 (cobalamin).   Niacinamide (B3) is an ingredient I recommend to people with rosacea, acne, and increased redness in their the skin as well as people interested in anti-aging. B3 has emerged as a very important player in protecting skin from premature aging due to its anti-inflammatory properties. Panthenol (B5) or pantothenic acid, works as a humectant to retain moisture and hydration...

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