Discovering the power of Panthenol and why it’s a must for your skincare routine

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The skincare world can be a bit overwhelming sometimes, with new ingredients bursting onto the beauty scene every day. But nestled amongst the trendy, exotic-sounding options lies a quiet champion: panthenol. This humble ingredient, often overshadowed by its flashier colleagues, packs a powerful punch when it comes to skin health. So, let's shed some well-deserved light on panthenol once and for all, exploring its benefits and understanding how to incorporate it into your skincare routine for optimal results.



So, what is Panthenol?


Panthenol isn't a new discovery. In fact, it's been used for decades in uncountable cosmetic and medical applications. But what exactly is it? Put simply, panthenol is a provitamin, meaning it converts into vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid) once absorbed by the skin. This conversion unlocks a multitude of benefits for the skin, making it a staple in many skincare formulations. 



Benefits of Panthenol for your skin:


  1. Intense hydration


One of Panthenol's superpowers lies in its humectant properties. It acts like a moisture magnet, attracting and retaining moisture in the skin's upper layers. By forming a protective barrier on the skin's surface, it helps prevent moisture loss, keeping the skin hydrated and supple. This translates to dewy, plump skin with improved elasticity and a reduction in dryness, fine lines, and flakiness.


  1. Anti-inflammatory properties:


Does your skin get easily irritated or prone to redness? Panthenol is here for the rescue! Its anti-inflammatory properties make it an excellent ingredient for soothing irritated or sensitive skin. It can help calm flare-ups, sunburns, and alleviate redness, itchiness, and inflammation associated with conditions like eczema and dermatitis.


  1. Barrier booster:


Think of your skin barrier as a shield protecting you from environmental aggressors. Panthenol helps strengthen this barrier by promoting the production of essential lipids and ceramides. This fortified barrier translates to improved resilience against irritants, pollutants, and even allergens.


  1. Wound healing:


Did you know that panthenol can also help with wound healing? Studies have shown that it can accelerate the skin's healing process, stimulating cell proliferation and collagen production. This is crucial to aiding in the repair of damaged skin and promoting faster wound healing, so those who are facing acne and acne scars are in for a treat. 


  1. It’s good for your hair too!


Panthenol's love extends beyond the skin. It's a popular ingredient in haircare products, known for its ability to add shine, improve manageability, and prevent breakage. It even helps soothe the scalp and combat dandruff.


How to Use Panthenol in Your Skincare Routine:


Incorporating panthenol into your skincare routine is easy and can provide significant benefits for your skin. Here are some tips on how to use it effectively:


  1. Choose the Right Products: Panthenol comes in various forms, including creams, lotions, serums, and even haircare products. Here are some tips for incorporating Jess Beauty panthenol products into your routine:


  • C Bomb C Moisturizer


    • Apply two pumps of C Bomb moisturizer gently to your face and neck. Remember, don’t pair it with retinoids!
    • Use in the mornings and nights, or at any moment your skin needs a hydrating boost.



  • Timeless Skin Retinol Cream and Age Rewind Retinol Serum


    • Apply retinol at night, and follow up with sunscreen the next day to ward off irritation.
    • Begin with twice-a-week usage, gradually increasing as your skin builds tolerance.

    • Prioritize gentleness: prep with eye cream and moisturizer (Post Workout) before and after retinol application.

    • Avoid use on damaged skin to prevent irritation.



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  1. Layering with Other Products: Panthenol can be easily incorporated into your existing skincare routine. It pairs well with other hydrating and soothing ingredients like hyaluronic acid, aloe vera, and niacinamide. Our C Bomb Vitamin C Moisturizer is a perfect example of this, as its combination of Vitamin C, Panthenol, and Adenosine grants many benefits such as brightening and evening your skin tone, strengthening the skin's natural barrier, leading to improved hydration and moisture retention, and boosting collagen and elastin production. 


#JessBeautyTip: When using Vitamin C, never pair it with retinol-based products.

  1. Consistency is Key: To experience the full benefits of panthenol, consistency is key. Incorporate products containing panthenol into your daily skincare routine and use them regularly for optimal results.

Remember: Always patch-test new products before applying them to your entire face or hair. While panthenol is generally well-tolerated, consult a dermatologist if you have any concerns or experience unexpected reactions.

Panthenol may not be the flashiest ingredient on the shelf, but its benefits stand out for themselves. From deep hydration and soothing relief to barrier strengthening and wound healing, this versatile provitamin packs a powerful punch for healthy, radiant skin and hair. The beauty in its versatility. It's gentle enough for even the most sensitive skin and effective for a wide range of concerns. Whether you're battling dryness, irritation, or simply seeking overall skin health, panthenol can be a valuable addition to your routine.

At Jess Beauty, we select our ingredients carefully to effectively support your unique skin needs. Learn more about our high-quality cruelty-free, vegan, non-GMO, paraben-free, and animal-test-free products at and give yourself the care you deserve!

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