Vitamin B5, also known as pantothenic acid. It isn't just an amazing vitamin to take internally to help soothe and calm your nerves, it has many skincare benefits too!
1. IT IS A NATURAL MOISTURIZER, HELPING RETAIN MOISTURE:
Helps to stabilize your skin's barrier function which increases the amount of water your skin holds on to. Specially great if you suffer from dry or rough skin. This, in turn, prevents dry skin, flakiness, and itchiness and maintains softness and elasticity of your skin. This property of vitamin B5 is beneficial in healing atopic dermatitis.
2. ANTI-AGING PRODUCT, SMOOTHING FINE LINES WHILE ALSO REDUCING INFLAMMATION AND REDNESS:
Soothes and softens skin, by plumping up the top layer of your skin to look fuller with visibly less lines and wrinkles. Pantothenic acid or Provitamin B5 helps in the production of fibroblasts in the middle layer of your skin (where wrinkles form) and boosts collagen, glycan, and elastin production, which makes your skin appear youthful. Dexpanthenol has an anti-inflammatory effect on your skin. When applied topically, it protects your skin from erythema or redness caused by UV exposure or by toxic chemicals that are found on other non-clean cosmetics.
3. IT HELPS WITH CHRONIC SKIN CONDITIONS & IT HEALS WOUNDS:
The healing and anti-inflammatory properties of Vitamin B5 can help with scarring, wound healing, and skin conditions such as cystic acne, eczema, and rosacea. Studies have shown it to enhance the healing process of the skin, and reduce acne-related blemishes.
4. IT'S AN AMAZING ANTIOXIDANT:
Provitamin B5 or d-panthenol boosts the production of glutathione in your skin. This component binds the free radicals and peroxides, which, in turn, reduces the formation of melanin and minimizes the appearance of dark spots on your face. So it can actually also brighten your skin!
SO WHAT IS THE HYPE?
Vitamin B5's effectiveness in hydrating, soothing, healing and protecting skin makes it an effective ingredient in formulations to alleviate the following conditions: acne, bed sores, minor cuts, diaper rash, contact dermatitis, eczema, rosacea and redness. It also aids with insect bites, scrapes and sunburn.
WHERE CAN I FIND THIS INGREDIENT?
You can find it on Poet's Garden Alchemist DRENCH DAY TIME MOISTURIZER. This moisturizer is light and great for all skin types.