Panthenol, also called pro-vitamin B5, is a naturally presented in skin and hair. It is part of the coenzima A, necessary for the structure and regeneration of epitelial lipids and of the mucous.
Topical Dexpanthenol acts like a moisturizer, improving stratum corneum hydration, reducing transepidermal water loss and maintaining skin softness and elasticity. Moreover, it activates the fibroblast proliferation and accelerates re-epithelization in wound healing. This substance has been also shown to have an anti- inflammatory effect on experimental ultraviolet-induced erythema. Beneficial effects of Dexpanthenol have been particularly observed in patients who have undergone scar treatment, or therapy for burn injuries and different dermatoses. It is a calming agent.
Panthenol is essential for the normal function of epithelial tissues. Dexpanthenol, applied to the skin and hair, quickly is converted into its bioatcive form vitamin B5 accelerating cell regeneration. It helps repairing demaged tissue and promotes normal keratinization of the skin and hair. Deficiency results in loss and discoloration of hair.