Panthenol, the perfect active ingredient for sensitive skin

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The benefits of panthenol for sensitive skin

Panthenol, also called provitamin B5, is the most widely used vitamin in the cosmetic industry as it is an essential ingredient for beautiful skin. Here we explain what panthenol is in 3 simple steps.

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#1 Panthenol, a powerful active ingredient

Panthenol is an essential vitamin for our body because it not only helps our metabolism of carbohydrates, proteins and fats but also supports the synthesis of certain hormones. Once it’s in your body, the provitamin 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’ll find it in so many different skincare products.

#2 Panthenol, an essential beauty ally

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.

#3 Panthenol, sensitive skin’s best friend

Panthenol is an ingredient that poses absolutely no risk to the environment – which is why it is widely used in organic cosmetic products – or to your health: as the skin has no adverse reaction to it, 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.

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