Panthenol is closely related to Vitamin B5, and actually exceeds its benefits as it penetrates the skin deeper. Therefore, the use of Panthenol in topical creams and moisturisers can be highly effective.
Benefits for the skin
Panthenol softens, soothes and moisturises the skin, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
It has the ability to penetrate the deeper levels of the dermis which makes it a highly effective moisturiser that is able to thoroughly hydrate the skin. Moisturisers that do not contain Panthenol may only be able to provide moisture to the surface layer of the skin and are therefore not absorbing the optimal amount of moisture that your skin may need.
Panthenol also has exfoliating properties allowing it to fight free radicals and consistently regenerate. Due to its ability to encourage cell renewal, Panthenol encourages the overall health of the skin and its tissues, to provide a more youthful look.
You may be wondering, but is it appropriate for sensitive skin? Panthenol is a great ingredient for those with sensitive skin as it works as an anti-inflammatory with the ability to relieve itchiness and a number of skin conditions.
The most noticeable benefit of Panthenol is that its makeup means it is effective in treating scars, burns and cuts with healing properties and the ability to restrict the spread of bacteria.
What skin conditions can it help with?
Panthenol can assist with a number of skin conditions including;
Acne- a previous study has shown that patients using Panthenol in their skincare routine saw a 50% reduction after use for 8 weeks.
Fine Lines and Wrinkles
Eczema (and other rashes)