Ingredient Name: Pro-Vitamin B 5 (DL Panthenol or Pantothenic Acid)
What is it? The DL panthenol we use is derived from plant sources. This pro-vitamin converts into vitamin B5 when applied to the skin and is found in many food sources, including broccoli, cabbage, potatoes, mushrooms, nuts, beans, meats, poultry, dairy products, and eggs. Panthenol is a key nutrient in the body and is critical to many bodily processes. Panthenol is well known for its ability to lock in moisture and is often found in many hair products and skin creams because of its soothing effects.
Why do we use it? We use it in our Scalp Therapy line for its scalp soothing properties and to strengthen hair follicles.
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