Provitamin B5

Provitamin B5, also known as dexpanthenol, is a substance derived from vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid). It is often used in cosmetics for its moisturizing, soothing, and regenerative properties.

What are the benefits of provitamin B5?

Cosmetic Skin Benefits:

  1. Hydration: Provitamin B5 has moisturizing properties that help retain water in the skin, promoting hydration and skin suppleness.
  2. Repairing the Skin Barrier: It helps strengthen the skin barrier, thus protecting the skin from external aggressors and moisture loss.
  3. Skin Soothing: Provitamin B5 has soothing properties, reducing irritation and redness. It is particularly beneficial for sensitive or irritated skin.
  4. Wound Healing: It promotes cell regeneration, thereby accelerating the healing process of minor wounds and skin irritations.

Hair Benefits:

  1. Scalp Hydration: When applied to the scalp, provitamin B5 can moisturize and soothe, helping to prevent dryness and itching.
  2. Improvement of Hair Texture: It can make hair softer, smoother, and easier to style.
  3. Reduction of Split Ends: Provitamin B5 can contribute to strengthening the hair, thus reducing the formation of split ends.