D-panthenol (Provitamin B5)
|Provitamin B5 is the alcohol analog of pantothenic acid (vitamin B5). Adding D-Panthenol to formulation will improve moisturizing qualities. This product penetrates easily into skin and hair while promoting shine.
|Clear viscous gel
1–5% in skin care, with the higher end of the range for more therapeutic applications.
0.75–1% for shampoos and conditioners, 0.5–0.75% for hair styling products. 1% for nail care.
|Creams, lotions, shampoos, conditioners, body washes, makeup
|Soluble in water & alcohol, not in oils
|Why do we use it in formulations?
Panthenol acts as a moisturizer by drawing water from deeper layers of the skin into the upper layers of the skin. It helps with softness and elasticity, and is anti-inflammatory. It stimulates skin re-generation and boosts healing.
In hair care it is a small enough molecule to penetrate the hair and moisturize it, helping increase elasticity/reduce breakage. It makes hair softer and shinier, and reduces static.
|Panthenol is an insanely versatile skin and hair care ingredient with a proven track record of awesomeness.
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