INGREDIENTS IN DEPTH - D PANTHENOL

SUMMARY: BEST |  EXTREMELY SAFE TO BE USED IN PERSONAL CARE PRODUCTS | APPROVED BY REGULATORY BODIES

A popular humectant that provides required hydration to skin and hair in order to get healthier skin and hair.

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WHAT IS D PANTHENOL: Panthenol also known as Pantothenic Acid is derived from Vitamin B5. It is used predominantly to hydrate the skin and make it soft and smooth. TIt also slows down the formation of wrinkles and fine lines. It is used in moisturizers, hair conditioners, hairsprays, mascaras, etc. It occurs naturally in the body but in the cosmetics industry it is extracted from plants and animal sources.  It is known to penetrate deeper into the layers of skin owing to its chemical structure, as opposed to pure Vitamin B5. 

REVIEW OF D PANTHENOL

Name of the Brand/ Organization

Paula's Choice

EWG

CIR

FDA

EU Cosmetics Regulation

Rating/Review

BEST

1

 

D-Panthenol is one of the most researched and reviewed ingredients. Top regulatory bodies like FDA (Food and Drug Administration ensures the safety, efficacy and security of humans by making sure that cosmetics are safe to use), CIR (Cosmetic Ingredient Review thoroughly investigates the safety of ingredients used in cosmetics), EU Cosmetics Regulation (It ensures the safety of the consumers while using the cosmetic products) and EWG (Environmental Working Group Skin Deep is a cosmetic database for ensuring the safety of ingredients being used in personal care products) along with popular skin care brand Paula's Choice have rated it safe for use in cosmetics, personal care products. 

BENEFITS OF D-PANTHENOL: The versatile D-Panthenol has the following benefits:

  • Hydrates skin: It is hydrophilic in nature and attracts the water which enhances the water retaining capacity of the skin. It forms a protective layer on the skin preventing the water loss.
  • Protects skin & repairs damaged skin: It protects the skin from environmental aggressors and soothes itchy skin. It heals wounds, minor cuts and damaged skin cells.
  • Possesses anti-inflammatory property: It soothes inflamed skin, treats sunburns and hydrates dry skin.
  • Reduces wrinkles and fine lines: It moisturizes the skin and provides optimum hydration to slow down the process of ageing.
  • Safeguards hair: It protects the hair from external factors like pollution, harmful rays of sun, dust, dirt.
  • Improves hair health:  It provides sufficient hydration to the strands which makes the hair stronger, healthier, softer, smoother and shinier. 

Thus, this ingredient is widely used in personal care products.

CITATIONS/FURTHER READ

ANVEYA INGREDIENTS DIRECTORY

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