Collection: Panthenol

Panthenol, the biologically active alcohol analogue of pantothenic acid is a pro-vitamin of the B-complex group that is a normal constituent of skin and hair. When applied topically, panthenol is converted to pantothenic acid, a component of coenzyme A and holo-fatty acid synthase that is essential to normal epithelial function. The moisturizing effects of panthenol can be attributed mainly to the protection of skin barrier function, and thus it may be used in cosmetic products to maintain physiological skin conditions and to prevent dry skin alterations, since loss of water may adversely impact skin appearance and lead to skin disorders.