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.
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.
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When a moisturiser stings your skin there’s possibly a number of things at play, but generally it’s caused by one ingredient that’s common to all moisturisers: water. It is true that alcohols, fragrances and other ingredients can irritate your skin, but generally they are in a very low concentration and shouldn’t cause any stinging.
Most people will have experienced the slight burning when pool water or tap water gets up their nose. This is caused by a difference in salt concentrations between the pool or tap water and the water or fluid that exists in the cells of the nose. The cells of the nose rapidly swell causing the nerves to send signals to the brain that something is not right!
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