Vitamin B5 is an all rounder when it comes to taking care of your body. It’s a rejuvenator and moisturizer for your skin, it helps to promote healthy, strong hair and nail growth and works with your adrenal gland to lower stress levels. Vitamin B5’s core purpose in SkinB5 formulations is sebum (skin oil) control.
Vitamin B5, also known as Pantothenic Acid, has so many natural beauty benefits, who needs artificial products when you can go eau naturale?!
Vitamin B5 as a Moisturiser
Vitamin B5 is most noted for its ability to function as a humectant, that is, a water-binding substance that attracts and retains water, helping to moisturise the skin.
As a humectant, Vitamin B5 stabilizes the skin’s barrier function, reducing the amount of water lost through the skin’s surface. By applying a Vitamin B5 formulation to the skin, you will not only increase its hydration, but also help to improve its natural softness and elasticity.
Vitamin B5 as a Healer & Protector
Vitamin B5 goes beyond its role as a moisturiser, also acting as a natural skin healer and protectant.
When applied to the skin, it offers relief from itchiness and pain and reduces redness. To protect the skin, Vitamin B5 acts as a barrier, shielding the skin from irritation. Vitamin B5’s effectiveness in hydrating, soothing, healing and protecting skin makes it an effective ingredient in formulations to alleviate many skin conditions, including acne, minor cuts, contact dermatitis (occurs when the skin comes in contact with irritants or allergens), eczema, insect bites, scrapes and even sunburn.
Vitamin B5 as an Anti-Ageing Substance
As mentioned, Pantothenic Acid soothes, softens and moisturises the skin, helping to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Its natural exfoliating properties also fight free radicals and promote skin cells to consistently regenerate, resulting in a more youthful, fresh
Vitamin B5 helps the skin and other body tissues to maintain optimal health and promotes healing of tissues as well as playing a part in the metabolism of fats, proteins and carbohydrates. This helps the body to create healthier tissues, cells and organs overall.
Vitamin B5 as an Anti-Stress Agent
Vitamin B5 is related to the functioning of the adrenal gland, which produces stress hormones in our body. Pantothenic acid supports the adrenal gland, helping to keep the gland in optimal health and functioning well.
Daily dosages of Vitamin B5 may also be helpful for lowering blood cholesterol and triglyceride levels. It can help the body use fat more efficiently and puts the brakes on cholesterol synthesis.