Panthenol is the provitamin—a precursor—to the active form pantothenic acid. That means, when panthenol is applied topically, the body will convert it into bio compatible vitamin B5, also known as pantothenic acid.
Panthenol is a humectant that binds to and holds water in the skin to preserve moisture in the skin which in turn improves skin elasticity and suppleness.
Panthenol also has anti-inflammatory properties and is involved in activating the proliferation of cells that are important for wound healing and restoring the function of the skin barrier.
- Supple skin
- Enhances skin elasticity