Vitamin B5 and your skin

February 12, 2017

Vitamin B5 and your skin

What is Vitamin B5?

Vitamin B5 is also known as pantothenate, or pantothenic acid. Pantothenic acid is required by your body to synthesize and metabolize proteins, carbohydrates, and fats. It is an essential nutrient, and is found in almost all foods. However, when a vitamin is ingested it may function elsewhere in the body, and not specifically the skin—and if mistreated, the skin may suffer. A precursor of vitamin B5 ("pro-vitamin B5") is sometimes found in commercial skincare products, known as panthenol or dexpanthenol. It is rapidly converted by the skin into pantothenic acid.

Why put Vitamin B5 on your skin?

As with other vitamins, vitamin B5 has been shown to have beneficial actions when applied directly to the skin. There have been many studies on topical Vitamin B5 , and the following effects on the skin have been reported:
  • Improved wound healing
  • Scar reduction on both old and new scars
  • Increased skin elasticity
  • Reduced skin dryness and itching
  • Anti-inflammatory properties against UV damage to skin
  • Decreased wrinkles and age spots
  • Protection against irritation.

Our Vitamin B5 skin-care products

Interested in trying Vitamin B5 for your skin? consider our very popular BCP Custom Moisturiser: an easy 4-step approach to personalised skincare. 

You can order online today, or If you would like help selecting which vitamins and oils you need in your skincare you can book a FREE UV skin analysis (Albury only) with our skin consultant Melanie. or contact us  to discuss your skin type and skin concerns.

BCP products are unique, because they are formulated by pharmacists.

More information

Contact us To learn more about the benefits of Vitamin B5, or to purchase a Vitamin B5-containing product.


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