Written By Jennifer Raskin / Reviewed By Ray Spotts
If you’ve ever heard of provitamin B5, that’s what panthenol is. It’s an alcohol form of the B5 vitamin, converted in such a way to allow your skin and hair to soak it up with ease.
Panthenol occurs organically and comes from both plant and animal-based sources. You probably have panthenol in your body right now in the form of pantothenic acid because it comes from many of the foods we eat.
It’s also in a number of the products we use on a regular basis. Take a look at the cosmetic products in your bathroom and you’re bound to find it listed in the ingredients. If you see provitamin B5, butanamide, D-pantothenyl alcohol, or dexpanthenol, it indicates that panthenol is in your products.
So, what can panthenol do for your skin?
Provide intense moisturization with panthenol
We’re so conditioned to think that the mention of alcohol is something drying. That’s not always the case and panthenol is a prime example.
While it is an alcohol form of B5, it doesn’t dry skin out. Instead, it provides some super-intense moisturization deep down by attracting water from the environment to give you fresh, dewy, and youthful skin.
Improve skin barrier and aging appearance with panthenol
Panthenol is just what you want to see in an anti-aging skincare formulation. Not only does it hydrate so efficiently but it also strengthens that protective barrier on your skin.
This is what keeps your skin from losing that essential moisture. So, it brings in moisture and then protects it, locking it deep down so your skin looks youthful and hydrated morning, noon, and night.
Fade dark spots and scars with panthenol
One prime skin concern as we age is that of hyperpigmentation. When you use panthenol, it can fade dark spots away and create a harmoniously even skin tone.
The same goes for scars. Panthenol is an ideal agent for healing wounds. It helps form new tissue, speeding up the process so your skin naturally restores itself. And since it’s so good at repairing that skin protective barrier, it works to preserve the integrity of your skin for a smoothed, youthful, and cohesive complexion.
Give the axe to inflammation with panthenol
Inflammation is one of the biggest foes to our entire body, including skin. Panthenol is highly anti-inflammatory so it soothes, regenerates, and restores skin to a healthy condition.
It can even help with things like atopic dermatitis, acne, and eczema in a more natural way than using prescription treatments that further agitate skin. By taming inflammation, skin will improve and look better than ever.
Going shopping for skincare products? Be sure to seek out lotions, serums, and creams that contain panthenol to help improve your skin from head to toe!
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Jennifer Raskin is a freelance writer, wife and mom that loves cold weather despite her location in Florida, cooking, reading, watching ‘80s movies, weight-lifting, and wine tasting.
Founder Ray Spotts has a passion for all things natural and has made a life study of nature as it relates to health and well-being. Ray became a forerunner bringing products to market that are extraordinarily effective and free from potentially harmful chemicals and additives. For this reason Ray formed Trusted Health Products, a company you can trust for clean, effective, and healthy products. Ray is an organic gardener, likes fishing, hiking, and teaching and mentoring people to start new businesses. You can get his book for free, “How To Succeed In Business Based On God’s Word,” at www.rayspotts.com.