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Provitamin B5 for Soft Smooth Skin

The skin is a delicate organ and looking after it can take a lot of work. That’s why it’s important to use skincare products that not only restore but also maintain the skin’s lustre. Provitamin B5 does all of that and more. Let's find out why should use Provitamin B5 for soft smooth skin.

What is Provitamin B5?

A member of the powerful Vitamin B Complex, Provitamin B5 (also known as Panthenol) has soothing and regenerating properties that hydrate and soften skin. Provitamin B5 is the alcohol form of Vitamin B5. When absorbed into the skin, this provitamin is then converted into Vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid). Pantothenic acid helps keep the skin supple and healthy. Moreover, Provitamin B5 is a humectant. Humectants are moisturising agents that allow the skin to retain hydration by pulling moisture from the air into the epidermis (the upper layer of skin). This makes humectants perfect for skincare products as they stabilise the skin’s barrier function, leaving skin nourished and plump. The benefits of Provitamin B5 for skin are endless. Let’s take a look at what pantothenic acid does for skin.

Benefits of Provitamin B5 for skin

1. Deeply moisturises skin

Provitamin B5 is perfect for those with dry skin as its humectant properties provide the skin with long-lasting moisture.

2. Reduces TEWL

Transepidermal water loss (TEWL) refers to the loss of moisture from the body through the skin. TEWL can cause unwanted dullness and can lead to deeply dehydrated or even rough skin. Topical application of B5 panthenol helps prevent TEWL and regulate moisture, improving the tone and quality of the skin.

3. Helps fight acne

Topical use can help reduce acne spots and blemishes. And if that wasn’t enough, B5 panthenol also helps to clear skin by reducing the size and appearance of acne for radiant and refreshed skin.

4. Improves skin elasticity

Provitamin B5 has healing properties that builds skin resilience. As we mentioned earlier, pantothenic acid’s humectant properties strengthen the skin’s barrier function. In fact, it also increases the regeneration of skin tissue, providing the skin with protection further from free radicals. Increased cell turnover and regeneration help to improve the elasticity of skin, making it firm and youthful.

5. Anti-ageing effects

Provitamin B5 formulations are also useful for reducing signs of ageing and skin related menopause symptoms. Sun damage is one of the primary causes of ageing. B5 panthenol works to increase cell turnover, reviving sun-damaged skin and hyperpigmented areas. While Provitamin B5 can help the skin recover from damage, revitalised skin cells are still vulnerable to harmful free radicals. We recommend that you use a fortified SPF when using formulations containing Provitamin B5.

How to incorporate Provitamin B5 into your skincare routine

Provitamin B5 is a staple in many skin-loving beauty products, including our Reviving Toner. Invigorating Lactic Acid works to stimulate cell renewal for youthful and refreshed skin while Amino Acid Complex boosts hydration by pushing moisture through and into the skin. This miracle toner also contains Glycerine which, like Provitamin B5, acts as a humectant. This toner contains all the powerhouse ingredients you need for soft smooth skin.