My favorite serum at the moment (Beauty of Joseon Calming Serum Green Tea) contains Panthenol. And I was curious what this ingredient does to my skin.
So when I looked it up, I read several messages that you should avoid this ingredient in your cosmetics, because it’s alcohol.
Yes, it’s true that it’s (a form of) alcohol, but it doesn’t have the (dehydrating) properties of alcohol. In fact, it has a calming and restorative effect on your skin.
And now I’m starting to understand more and more why I love the Beauty of Joseon Calming Serum Green Tea so much! Read my review here.
Panthenol is suitable for all skin types, but if you have sensitive skin, pay particular attention! Because this ingredient has many benefits for sensitive skin.
What is Panthenol?
Panthenol is a form of provitamin B5. And as I said before, it’s a form of alcohol. But it doesn’t have the same properties as alcohol. Unlike alcohol, panthenol has calming and restorative effect.
Panthenol as an ingredient is mainly found in hair care and skin care.
The benefits of panthenol for sensitive skin
Panthenol has a moisturizing effect. It retains moisture and prevents dehydration. It has several benefits for sensitive skin:
It has a moisturizing power
Pathenol attracts moisture. It strengthens the skin barrier and increases the hydration of the skin.
It reduces redness
Due to the calming effect of panthenol, it reduces redness.
It restores the skin
Panthenol promotes the production of essential building blocks of the skin. This restores the moisture balance of the skin.
It’s a powerful antioxidant
Like other antioxidants, panthenol stops unwanted substances. That’s why panthenol is also very suitable as an ingredient in cleansers.
It promotes wound healing
Panthenol promotes cell renewal and thus contributes to wound healing.
Panthenol in K-beauty skin care
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