D-Panthenol is a nutrient from the B vitamin family that helps manage the negative results that stress can have on our skin.
D-Panthenol benefits for skin
Stress – a harried work schedule that leaves little time for sleep, juggling too many family activities, chronic, long-term illness, etc. - shows up in so many different ways, but it is often most evident on our skin, revealing our life to the world through breakouts, redness, wrinkles, fine lines and dark spots.
Pantothenic acid, also known as vitamin B5, is dubbed the “anti-stress vitamin” because it helps support the skin’s ability to manage stress.
Pantothenic acid works to support skin in numerous ways, first by maintaining the strength of the skin’s outer barrier, then by infusing skin cells with nutrients that go to work to fight the environmental toxins that are also stressors to our skin.
D-Panthenol helps nourish and add vital moisture to skin, first by sealing in hydration by boosting the skin barrier, but also by helping to rejuvenate and revitalize skin cells, helping to defy the aging process.
One of the most important ways D-Panthenol is believed to be effective as a skin-friendly nutrient is its ability to manage the healthy levels of fibroblasts – the cells that are most prolific in our skin’s connective tissue – which in turn boosts collagen and elastin, the proteins that help keep skin luminous, elastic and even toned.
This form of vitamin B5 easily penetrates the skin, allowing it to promote recovery and revitalization of skin cells.
Uses of D-Panthenol
In addition to skin care, D-Panthenol is often used in hair care products because its humectant properties help increase elasticity while boosting the moisture content to keep strands looking healthy and radiant with deep shine.
Source and sustainability of D-Panthenol
Because D-Panthenol is derived from pantothenic acid – also known as vitamin B5 – which is often extracted from honey, it is a sustainable, environmentally friendly product.
Reviews and testimonials
D-Panthenol is used in the Xtend-Life products Age Defying Body Lotion (Men’s and Women’s), Age Defying Sheer Day and Night Cream, Nourishing Hand Cream, Restorative Night Cream and Age Defying Facial Fluid.
“I have been using Xtend-life products for years, love this Day and Night Cream. It keeps my skin soft and evens out the tone. I love the fact that it is unscented because I have very sensitive skin and also that I don’t need two different creams for day and night. Thank you, Xtend-life!”