Vitamin B5, otherwise known as Pantothenic Acid or the “anti-stress vitamin,” plays a vital role within the body. It helps quickly metabolize food, regulate the nervous system, fatigue and stress and maintain clear, healthy skin.
It is such an effective hydrator of the skin that Vitamin B5, in the form of Panthenol, is employed in many skincare, anti-aging and beauty products.
How Vitamin B5 works:
Hydration: Panthenol is a natural humectant, making it a good hydrating ingredient. It provides the skin a soft and smooth appearance by penetrating into the lower skin layers for absorption by skin cells.
Anti-Aging: Panthenol soothes, softens and moisturizes the skin, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Its exfoliating properties fight free radicals and promote new skin cells, revealing the youthful skin underneath. Panthenol also offers plumping and moisturizing effects that penetrate the upper layer of the skin’s surface. When combined with the moisture-retaining strength of Hyaluronic Acid, this has the effect of “filling out” the area to which it is topically applied, naturally plumping the skin, erasing fine lines around the eyes and mouth and reducing severity of wrinkles.
Chronic Conditions: Panthenol is used to heal various skin irritation and skin disorders. Medicines that contain Panthenol have been used to treat everything from minor skin irritations to acne and major scar damage. The deep hydration Panthenol provides, as well as its anti-inflammatory benefits, makes it effective in relieving the persistent discomfort of eczema and other skin conditions.
Vitamin B5 (Panthenol) has been shown to have many uses and benefits, with no known side effects. And because Vitamin B5 is water soluble, any excess amount that the body doesn’t use is released as waste.
When used as part of a daily skincare maintenance routine, it can make a dramatic difference in the overall look and feel of your skin.