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Provitamin B5
Provitamin B5 Provitamin B5

Ingredient name:

Provitamin B5, D-Panthenol, Dexpanthenol, pantothenic acid

INCI name:

D-PANTHENOL

Provitamin B5

D-Panthenol or Provitamin B5 is an organic compound and becomes a biochemical precursor of Vitamin B5 once it passes the skin’s lipid barrier. It is considered «emergency relief» for burns, sores, skin lesions, and dermatitis, but is most commonly used in cosmetics as a soothing, softening and calming product.

It is commonly used as a product for skin rejuvenation. It is quickly absorbed by the stratum corneum, allowing the rejuvenation of skin cells and tissue regeneration and stabilising cell metabolism.

Provitamin B5 is a vitamin, which is best absorbed by the hair.

Why it’s good for your face

  • Increases production of lipids, enhancing the skin’s protective functions
  • Stops inflammation, irritation and itching
  • Revives the skin and increases the strength of collagen fibres
  • Smooths fine wrinkles
  • Moisturises and evens skin tone

Why it’s good for your hair

  • Protects the hair from moisture and wind
  • Rejuvenates damaged hair
  • Strengthens the hair’s roots
  • Increases the hair’s bounce and elasticity and improves its appearance
  • Makes hair fuller by 10%

Why it’s good for your body

  • Promotes healing of sores, cracks and burns (sun burn and household burns)
  • Has anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antimicrobial, anti-viral and anti-allergy properties
  • Reduces the appearance of stretch marks and scars

Contraindications

Individual intolerance.

Scientific evidence

[1] D-Panthenol positively affects cell proliferation, enabling the renewal of the skin’s natural barrier and healing wounds.

http://iscd.it/files/THE-ROLE-OF-VITAMINS-IN-AGED-SKIN.pdf

[2] Provitamin B5 has an anti-inflammatory effect on erythema (redness) caused by UV rays.

[3] D-Panthenol acts as a moisturiser, improving hydration of the keratin skin layer, reducing trans-epidermal loss of moisture and supporting suppleness and elasticity of the skin.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12113650

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