Panthenol, also know as provitamin B-5 or dexpanthenol,
Comes from pantothenic acid, also known as vitamin B-5. Panthenol, which can be extracted from either plant or animal sources, when absorbed into our body, it becomes vitamin B-5.
It is an ingredient of topical cosmetics, used as a moisturizer or softening, soothing, and anti-irritant agent. When used as a skin product, it is helping to create a barrier against irritation and water loss.
Panthenol is also widely used in nasal sprays, where it enhances the healing and improves epithelisation process of damaged and irritated nasal mucosa.