Panthenol, The Perfect Active Ingredient For Sensitive Skin
Panthenol is an essential vitamin for your body because it not only helps your metabolism of carbohydrates, proteins, and fats but also supports the synthesis of certain hormones. Once it's in your body, the pro-vitamin B5 quickly transforms into vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid), which plays a key role in repairing your skin. It works as a stimulant for the proliferation of fibroblasts, the cells that make up the epidermis and dermis layers of the skin. Panthenol, therefore, is a vitamin that actively participates in both the formation and regeneration of the skin. It also does the same for hair. This is why you will find it in so many different skincare products.
Panthenol is what we would call an ‘active ingredient' meaning that, when mixed into a cosmetic product, it has a powerful effect and gives the product in question specific properties. This ingredient is also very effective in haircare, thanks to its strengthening and beautifying qualities. It fixes onto the keratin and reinforces the hair fibres for hair that is smooth, shiny, and soft. When it comes to skin, panthenol is particularly well known for its calming and restorative properties. With both healing and anti-inflammatory effects, it calms any irritations, burns, and itching. It can even help to soothe sunburn.
Panthenol is an ingredient that poses absolutely no risk to the environment, which is why it is widely used in organic cosmetic products. As the skin has no adverse reaction to Panthenol, it is particularly popular in skincare for sensitive or delicate skin. It could even be used to soothe and hydrate a baby's skin! It's these hydrating qualities which make it the perfect ally for irritated, sensitive, damaged, or acne-prone skin. By reducing water loss, panthenol improves the skin's smoothness and elasticity so that it regains softness and is more comfortable.