Healthpoint B5 Panthenol Nappy Ointment With Pro-Vitamin B5 30g
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Panthenol is a compound derived from pantothenic acid, an essential nutrient the body requires for various functions (like converting food into energy). When applied to the skin, it transforms into vitamin B5 and works as a humectant to attract and retain moisture. Just like hyaluronic acid. However, compared to its counterpart, panthenol is also an emollient, which means it works to soften the skin surface, reduce redness, and restore the skin’s barrier function.  Ercan, I., Cakir, B. O., Ozcelik, M., and Turgut, S. Efficacy of Tonimer gel spray on postoperative nasal care after endonasal surgery. ORL J.Otorhinolaryngol.Relat Spec. 2007;69(4):203-206. View abstract.
Pavlačková, J., et al.(2018).In vivo efficacy and properties of semisolid formulations containing panthenol [Abstract].Panthenol is used in skin care products to keep the skin soft, smooth and improve elasticity. It is also used in cosmetic products that focus on aiding the skin's healing processes. Zollner, C., Mousa, S., Klinger, A., Forster, M., and Schafer, M. Topical fentanyl in a randomized, double-blind study in patients with corneal damage. Clin.J.Pain 2008;24(8):690-696. View abstract.
Provitamin B5 is best known for being a humectant. Humectants are substances that retain and preserve moisture. Provitamin B5 protects the skin’s barrier and helps the skin to retain its moisture levels and shield it from irritation. By applying a product with Provitamin B5, you will maximise your skin’s hydration while improving its softness and elasticity. https://meridian.allenpress.com/international-surgery/article/100/4/656/115523/Topical-N-Acetylcysteine-Improves-Wound-HealingAnd because of its hydrating, moisturizing, and soothing benefits, panthenol is incredibly helpful in repairing the damaged skin barrier, treating irritation, and reducing sun-induced redness. 5. It prevents irritation. Its main job in skincare products is to moisturise the skin. It’s a humectant meaning that it can help the skin to attract water and then hold onto it. There is also research showing that panthenol can help our skin to produce more lovely lipids that are important for a strong and healthy skin barrier. Dietary reference intakes for thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin b6, folate, vitamin B 12, pantothenic acid, biotin, and choline (2000, June)
Research also shows that it might be useful for wound healing as it promotes fibroblast (nice type of cells in our skin that produce skin-firming collagen) proliferation.
It binds to the hair shaft readily, so, it is a common component of commercial shampoos and hair conditioners (in concentrations of 0.1–1%). It coats the hair and seals its surface, [ citation needed] lubricating the hair shaft and giving it a shiny appearance.