The Hero of Skincare: Panthenol
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The Hero of Skincare: Panthenol

Mar 11, 2024

When it comes to skincare ingredients, there are the glamorous ones that get all the attention - retinol, vitamin C, hyaluronic acid. But there are also hardworking, underrated ingredients that don't get the buzz they deserve. One such ingredient is panthenol.

What is Panthenol?

Panthenol is a provitamin of B5 (pantothenic acid) that is found naturally in plants. It has been used in skincare and haircare products for decades due to its incredible moisturizing abilities. When applied to the skin, panthenol is converted into pantothenic acid which has humectant properties, meaning it pulls moisture from the air into the skin.


Benefits of Panthenol

Intense Hydration
As a humectant, panthenol is able to deeply hydrate and moisturize the skin. It sinks into the uppermost layers of skin and binds water molecules, preventing moisture loss and leaving skin soft and supple.

Wound Healing
In addition to moisturizing, panthenol has been shown to promote wound healing. It creates a protective barrier over minor cuts and burns that shields the wound from dirt and bacteria. Plus, its anti-inflammatory properties help reduce redness and swelling.

Reduces Irritation
Panthenol is incredibly gentle, making it a great option for those with sensitive skin. It has soothing properties that can help reduce redness, itchiness, and irritation from conditions like eczema and dermatitis.

Improves Skin Barrier
A strong skin barrier is key for healthy, resilient skin. Panthenol fortifies the skin's barrier function by increasing levels of natural moisturizing factors and lipids in the skin. This makes skin better able to protect itself from environmental stressors like pollution and dryness.

Anti-Aging Benefits
While not as powerful as retinol or vitamin C, panthenol does have some anti-aging properties. It promotes skin cell regeneration while also smoothing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles thanks to its deeply hydrating effects.


Round Lab's New Soybean Panthenol Line:

Check out our new Round Lab skincare line featuring soybean and panthenol as the key ingredient. This innovative formula combines hydrating panthenol with nourishing soybean extracts to deeply moisturize while providing anti-aging benefits and strengthening the skin barrier. Check it out here.