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Panthenol: What is It?

By January 27th, 20216 Comments

Panthenol: What is It?

Panthenol is a form of Vitamin B5. It is small enough to penetrate through the cuticle of hair and is a highly hygroscopic (water-attracting) chemical, acting as a humectant, attracting water to itself. It soothes irritated skin and helps hair retain moisture in the cortex and on the surface, leaving it more pliable, shinier and slightly thicker.


  • Anonymous says:

    @Anon 6.40, also try Garden of Wisdom (big fave!)

  • BreukelensFinest says:

    hmm ive seen this ingredient before. thanks for letting me know what it is!

  • Anonymous says:

    Dang, my conditioner has panthenol in it. I'm trying to avoid humectants because I live in Las Vegas and the air here is so dry that humectants seem to do more harm than good. Ah well, live and learn… thanks for the info! I like the scientific explanations.

  • Unknown says:

    I just saw this ingredient in SM Deep Treatment Masque as I was using it today. They describe it as a "Silk Protein".hmmmm….

  • Anonymous says:

    Hi Anon 6:40: Try I believe most of their clients are from the beauty industry as well as DIYers and so they have a lot of items I've never before seen on other sites. Beware, their shipping costs can be pricey because many items cannot be sent via USPS only UPS, FedEx

  • Anonymous says:

    Where can u purchase this?

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