Panthenol o rprovitamin B5 is an anti-inflammatory active ingredient with a recognized soothing, structure-improving and moisturizing effect, and is often used in applications designed to strengthen and beautify the hair. A member of the group of AB vitamins, pantothenic acid – vitamin B5 – is an essential element for all forms of life.
Panthenol is a precursor of vitamin B, which, as soon as it enters the skin, is quickly transformed into pantothenic acid, which plays an important role in the activity of cells and tissues.Its name comes from the Greek word "panthoten", which means "everywhere".Panthenol exists in two isomer forms: D and L, but only the D form - Dexpanthenol or D-Panthenol - is biologically active.
The topical application of preparations containing panthenol stimulates the synthesis of keratinocytes and the proliferation of fibroblasts (the cells that make up the epidermis), promoting the healing of wounds, accelerating skin regeneration, and also improving skin hydration and reducing inflammation.
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