WHAT IS B5 VITAMIN?
There are 8 types of B vitamins....
So what makes B5 so special?
Vitamin B5 is what you call a pantothenic acid. It is one of the most essential nutrients to humans as it helps us to convert the food we eat into energy. You will typically find vitamin B5 present in some foods and in the form of a supplement. Foods high in vitamin B5 include fish, avacados, mushrooms, eggs and sweet potatoes. In pill form, it can be used to hlp regulate stress hormones, as well as promote healthy skin, hair, eyes and liver.
And why use it on skin?
H2o for the skin
B5 on the skin acts as a humectant and emollient. While humectants bind and hold water to the skin, emollients seal in the cracks. This together allows for moisture to get locked into the skin. In other words, B5 is the ultimate hydrator!
Thanks to its anti-inflammatory properties, B5 helps to stimulate the skin’s healing process and repair and strengthen the skin barrier. It is often used topically for minor skin injuries, tattoo healing, skin redness and can help relieve itchy skin due to skin conditions such as dermatitis. It is often found as an ingredient in sunburn ointments.
Overall, B5 serum is a must go-to for keeping skin hydrated, soft, smooth and healthy!